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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Canary Islands

British sculptor creates Europe's first underwater museum in Canary Islands
Culture Tue, Feb 2, 2016

British sculptor creates Europe's first underwater...

EUROPE'S first-ever underwater museum has opened off the coast of Lanzarote, featuring a British artist's works. Sculptures occupying 15% of a total diving area of 2,500 square metres in the Las Coloradas bay...

Gran Canaria sand Nativity scene open to public
Culture Sat, Dec 5, 2015

Gran Canaria sand Nativity scene open to public

A CANARY Island beach has unveiled its annual 'sand Nativity scene', which can be viewed free of charge until January 6, 2016. Now a firm tradition and in its 10 year, the sand-sculpture Nativity on Las Canteras...

Hidden Pharaoh's tomb dug up in Luxor by Spanish Egyptologists
Culture Fri, Mar 7, 2014

Hidden Pharaoh's tomb dug up in Luxor by Spanish...

SPANISH archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Egyptian tomb in the Valley of the Nobles in Luxor, thought to be around 3,500 years old. Dating back to the 18 dynasty, paintings inside the necropolis show the Pharaoh...

Nobel-winning author José Saramago dies aged 87
Culture Sat, Jun 19, 2010

Nobel-winning author José Saramago dies aged 87

NOBEL-PRIZEWINNING author José Saramago has died at the age of 87 in his house in Lanzarote as a result of chronic leukaemia. The writer, originally Portuguese, is one of the most-read in Spain and in his native...

Culture Wed, Apr 11, 2007

'Franco's secret son'

In a new book entitled 'Franco's secret son', Fernando Gracia claims that Spain's former dictator had a bastard son during his time as an army captain in the Canary Islands. The book alleges that the...

Culture Wed, Feb 21, 2007

Spanish star mistaken for terrorist in airport drama

According to a report in today's El Correo Gallego, actor Javier Bardem, who is best known for his starring role in Alejandro Amenábar's Oscar-winning 'Mar Adentro', was involved in a scary case of...

The forgotton language
Culture Fri, Jun 25, 2004

The forgotton language

We British are no strangers to the tasteless tomato, the bland banana and the lacklustre lettuce. For decades we have been fed a diet of shiny, regular-shaped objects that look like fruit and vegetables, but taste like...

Las Palmas present royal couple with Martín Chirino sculpture
Culture Wed, May 5, 2004

Las Palmas present royal couple with Martín Chirino...

Las Palmas will be presenting Prince Felipe and his fiancée Letizia Ortiz with a sculpture to celebrate their wedding on the 22nd May. The scuplture, which is called "La Lady," is an abstract representation of...

Culture Sat, Mar 27, 2004

Millares´ work to be given permanent home

The nine paintings by the artist from Gran Canaria, Manolo Millares, acquired by the Town Hall during the last two years, will form part of a permanent exhibition in the Town Hall basement. The news was announced...

Faust´s Damnation opens Las Palmas music festival
Culture Thu, Jan 8, 2004

Faust´s Damnation opens Las Palmas music festival

The "Damnation of Faust," by Héctor Berlioz, inaugurated the XXth Canary Islands Music festival yesterday in Las Palmas, capital of Gran Canaria. The opera concert, held in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, was...

Danza Macabra this weekend in Las Palmas
Culture Fri, Dec 12, 2003

Danza Macabra this weekend in Las Palmas

The veteran film actor, José Sacristán, and Mercedes Sampietro will star in August Strindberg´s "Danza Macabra" this weekend in the Cuyás Theatre in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In a press conference held...

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