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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for A Coruña province

Recovering mansion 'stolen' by Franco could cost State 43 years' upkeep
Culture Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Recovering mansion 'stolen' by Franco could cost...

GALICIA'S fight to reclaim the Meirás country estate from the family of dictator General Franco has taken a new twist: for the mansion to be restored to public hands, the State would have to pay its current...

Santiago cathedral's La Gloria portico restored
Culture Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Santiago cathedral's La Gloria portico restored

A PAINSTAKING 50,000 hours of restoration work on the La Gloria portico at Santiago de Compostela cathedral has been unveiled and visitors will finally get to see the intricate archway without its scaffolding for the...

Oldest Roman lighthouse becomes UNESCO site
Culture Sun, Jun 28, 2009

Oldest Roman lighthouse becomes UNESCO site

THE world’s oldest Roman lighthouse has been declared a UNESCO heritage site following a meeting of the international organisation in Sevilla yesterday. This means that Spain’s UNESCO heritage sites have now reached...

Fascist symbol removed from Franco's home town library
Culture Tue, Sep 4, 2007

Fascist symbol removed from Franco's home town library

Ferrol's left-wing PSOE-IU coalition council has ordered that all remaining fascist symbols be removed from the town where former dictator, Francisco Franco, was born. To this end, a pre-constitutional shield made...

Culture Sat, Jan 31, 2004

El Ferrol mayor honours local poet

The mayor of El Ferrol, Juan Juncal, unveiled a plaque outside the home of local poet, José Luis Prado Nogueira, at nº161 calle María, to commemorate the life of the winner of the National Poetry Prize in 1960, for...

Culture Wed, Jan 21, 2004

Birmingham author awarded Santiago student prize

Jonathon Coe, educated at the same school as J.R.R. Tolkein in Birmingham, was awarded the "Arzobispo Juan de San Clemente" prize this week by secondary school students from five institutes in Santiago de...

Cela remembered two years after death
Culture Mon, Jan 19, 2004

Cela remembered two years after death

The Camilo José Cela Foundation paid homage to the Nobel prize winning author from Galicia with a simple mass in his home town of Iria Flavia, on the second anniversary of his death. The mass started at 1pm and was...

Galicia Xunta aim to broaden appeal of Xacobeo 2004
Culture Wed, Dec 24, 2003

Galicia Xunta aim to broaden appeal of Xacobeo 2004

According to Xunta Cultural Councillor, Xesús Pérez Varela, Xacobeo 2004 Holy Year starts next week with a broad cultural programme which will make it "the most European and universal Xacobeo ever celebrated."...

Vik Muniz chocolate art exhibition
Culture Wed, Dec 10, 2003

Vik Muniz chocolate art exhibition

The Galicia Centre for Contemporary Art (CGAC) will inaugurate an exhibition of the work of Brasilian artist, Vik Muniz, who is best known for his interpretation of well known works of art using original materials, like...

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