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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Alicante province

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach invasion
Culture Sat, Sep 22, 2018

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach...

TIDES and the moon's phases could have been what really won World War II – any miscalculation in either could have meant the death toll of nearly 20,000 men skyrocketing on June 6, 1944 and may have led to France...

Forged Picassos seized in Benidorm and Granada
Culture Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Forged Picassos seized in Benidorm and Granada

FAKE Picasso paintings to the value of €160 million have been seized in two police raids in Benidorm and Granada. The five pictures were destined for sale to foreign investors, say officers involved. Two people were...

No reprieve for dead poet
Culture Thu, Oct 18, 2012

No reprieve for dead poet

AN appeal against the death sentence of Elche poet Miguel Hernández has been thrown out by the Constitutional Court. The family of the late literary legend, who was condemned to execution on January 18, 1940 for...

Elche sends palms Pope and Royal Family
Culture Wed, Apr 13, 2011

Elche sends palms Pope and Royal Family

The city of Elche today sent the traditional handcrafted white palms to Pope Benedict XVI, the Royal Family and the Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, in readiness for the celebration of Palm Sunday. The...

'Canonical' poet receives posthumous award
Culture Sat, Mar 27, 2010

'Canonical' poet receives posthumous award

SPAIN'S vice-president, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, has given a lifetime award to the descendants of canonical writer Miguel Hernández, who died in jail in the aftermath of the Civil War. Hernández was...

Alicante's St John's Bonfires (Las Hogueras de San Juan)
Culture Tue, May 12, 2009

Alicante's St John's Bonfires (Las Hogueras de San...

They say midsummer brings out the madness in all of us, so don't be surprised if in Alicante in June you see apparently normal people leaping over bonfires on the beach at the dead of night and running into the sea....

Alicante Cruces de Mayo / May Crosses Fiesta
Culture Tue, May 12, 2009

Alicante Cruces de Mayo / May Crosses Fiesta

THE enchanting Santa Cruz district of Alicante is the setting for this colourful annual celebration. Located in the highest part of Alicante, nestling on Mount Benacantil, Santa Cruz is already famous for its year-round...

Treasures from the British Museum on show in Alicante
Culture Wed, Apr 1, 2009

Treasures from the British Museum on show in Alicante

Queen Sofia will open a major new exhibition in Alicante tomorrow - 'The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece'- which features treasures from the British Museum's rich Greek collection. The exhibition, which...

Culture Tue, Jul 22, 2008

Roman bath discovered at Villena dig

According to initial analyses, a large Roman bath house found on an archaeological dig in Villena, dates back to between the first century BC and the fifth century AD. It was found on the 'Casas del Campo' site...

Culture Wed, Aug 1, 2007

Open-air sculpture exhibition near Montgó

A local sculptor has set up an open-air exhibition at the foot of the Montgó for passers-by to enjoy free of charge. Salvador Mollá is displaying his work on the Gata-Jávea road, creating a unique and inviting...

Cristóbal Gabarrón exhibition in Torrevieja
Culture Thu, Jul 26, 2007

Cristóbal Gabarrón exhibition in Torrevieja

The Vistalegre exhibition centre in Torrevieja has the honour of hosting an exhibition of the work of one of Murcia's greatest current artists, Cristóbal Gabarrón. The exhibition started on the 14th July and ends...

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