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Leisure/Entertainment news & information for Asturias region/province

Australian 'The Voice' contestant sings Asturias' regional anthem
Entertainment Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Australian 'The Voice' contestant sings...

A CONTESTANT on in Australia sang the regional anthem of Asturias, northern Spain, in the programme's 'blind audition'. Oskar Proy, 18, is a descendent of Asturian migrants and sang ('Asturias, beloved...

Disused church becomes rainbow-coloured indoor skatepark
Entertainment Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Disused church becomes rainbow-coloured indoor skatepark

A CHURCH in Asturias has been painted in rainbow colours and turned into a skateboarding park. The 103-year-old Santa Bárbara church in Llanera, near Oviedo has been disused since the end of the civil war when the...

Radio DJ drops down dead mid-show
Entertainment Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Radio DJ drops down dead mid-show

A POPULAR radio DJ dropped down dead on air during his evening show, his son reports. José Manuel Fernández Camblor, 58, known as DJ Cori, started his usual slot on Onda Gijón at 16.00hrs and was thought to be in...

Brad Pitt visits new theatre in Avilés
Entertainment Sat, Sep 5, 2009

Brad Pitt visits new theatre in Avilés

BRAD Pitt was in Avilés (Asturias) on Monday this week visiting renovation works on the city. The Hollywood star, 45, wanted to glean ideas from the town’s revamp and offer his support. Pitt is helping out with...

Collector of publicity pens has over 25,000
Entertainment Mon, Jun 1, 2009

Collector of publicity pens has over 25,000

A MAN who has been collecting promotional pens since 1988 is said to have the largest collection in Spain. Santiago García, from La Caridad (Asturias) has over 25,000 pens given away by companies to advertise...

Autograph-hunter has 9,000 signatures
Entertainment Sun, Mar 1, 2009

Autograph-hunter has 9,000 signatures

AN autograph-hunter from Asturias has amassed over 9,000 photographs and signatures of celebrities. Ander Azcárate, 35, started his collection in 1986 and now has the autographs of Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan,...

Entertainment Fri, Jul 9, 2004

Mountain rescue find rambler lost in Picos de Europa

A 38 year old rambler from Alicante, José Luis Galiana Puchades, was found about 1km from Beceña (FCabrales) yesterday morning after going missing on Wednesday. Mr Puchades is one of a party of 49 ramblers from...

Entertainment Tue, Jun 29, 2004

Spain´s 4th IMAX cinema to open in Oviedo

The only IMAX cinema in northern Spain opened today in Oviedo´s Yelpo Cineplex. There are now 4 such cinemas in Spain with others in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia with more expected to open soon thanks to new...

Entertainment Wed, Jun 16, 2004

Tickets on sale for Gijón pre-summer festival

Tickets have gone on sale at Gijón´s Botanical Gardens for next Sunday´s pre-summer all-day film, music, and theatre festival. The festival, which starts at midday and goes on until 10.30pm, includes folk music and...

Entertainment Thu, May 27, 2004

PP demands McCartney concert ticket explanations

Gijón´s branch of the Partido Popular demanded explanations yesterday about exactly how many tickets for Paul McCartney´s concert on Wednesday were given away by companies to their customers. PP councillor Pablo...

Macca rocks Gijón with Beatles hits
Entertainment Wed, May 26, 2004

Macca rocks Gijón with Beatles hits

A third of a century since the Beatles split up, Sir Paul McCartney kicked off his "04Summertour" in front of 25,000 fans at Gijón´s El Molinón stadium last night with a set featuring a generous number of the...

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