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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Asturias region/province

Psychedelic Nativity scene restoration sparks outrage
Culture Sun, Sep 9, 2018

Psychedelic Nativity scene restoration sparks outrage

ANOTHER amateur art restoration in a Spanish church has hit global headlines for all the wrong reasons – six years on from Cecilia Giménez's famous 'repair' in Borja, Zaragoza province, parishioner María...

Scotland and Asturias team up for Easter art hunt
Culture Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Scotland and Asturias team up for Easter art hunt

SCOTLAND and Asturias have joined forces for an Easter 'art exchange' this weekend – today (Saturday), if you're in the north of Spain, you can enjoy a cultural treasure hunt around the streets of Oviedo,...

Emotional tribute to Leonard Cohen in Gijón
Culture Thu, Oct 20, 2011

Emotional tribute to Leonard Cohen in Gijón

A packed Jovellanos Theatre in Gijón tonight paid homage to Leonard Cohen's music and poetry in an emotional tribute concert featuring a host of national and international stars. Two days before the Canadian singer...

Medieval fountain unearthed during museum extension
Culture Fri, Jul 18, 2008

Medieval fountain unearthed during museum extension

Remains of a 9th or 10th century fountain similar to, though slightly smaller than, La Foncalada have been discovered during work to extend the Asturias Fine Arts Museum in Oviedo. Carbon dating analysis will be...

Atwood wins Asturias literary award
Culture Thu, Jun 26, 2008

Atwood wins Asturias literary award

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood has been named as the winner of this year's Prince of Asturias Literary Prize. Atwood, who won the Booker Prize for 'The Blind Assassin' in 2000, is not only a prolific...

Felipe calls for unity at Prince of Asturias awards
Culture Sun, Oct 28, 2007

Felipe calls for unity at Prince of Asturias awards

Prince Felipe made a plea for national unity at the Prince of Asturias award ceremony last Friday afternoon. Calling on the people of Spain to "continue working together in this great endeavour that is Spain to...

Bob Dylan wins Prince of Asturias Arts prize
Culture Wed, Jun 13, 2007

Bob Dylan wins Prince of Asturias Arts prize

American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan, has been chosen as the winner of this year's Prince of Asturias Arts prize. The decision was made by a panel of judges this morning in Oviedo. The four other finalists were:...

Architect's plea for Palau closure falls on deaf ears
Culture Wed, Oct 25, 2006

Architect's plea for Palau closure falls on deaf ears

Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava yesterday appealed for the Palau de les Arts (below left) in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia to be closed for "eight or ten months more" in order for the...

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