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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Ciudad Real province

World's biggest jigsaw puzzle finished in 82 hours
Culture Wed, Oct 13, 2010

World's biggest jigsaw puzzle finished in 82 hours

THE largest-ever jigsaw puzzle to be completed is now on display in Daimiel (Ciudad Real). It measures 5.5 by 1.92 metres, and is made up of 32,256 pieces. Over 100 people from all over the world – as far away as...

Giant shoe installed on Almodóvar Route
Culture Tue, Jul 29, 2008

Giant shoe installed on Almodóvar Route

A giant shoe with a 3m heel has been installed in Granátula de Calatrava, one of four towns in the Campo de Calatrava area included on the new Pedro Almodóvar Cinematic Tourism Route. Created by Enric Pla i Montferrer...

Almodovar film fails to make final Oscar shortlist
Culture Wed, Jan 24, 2007

Almodovar film fails to make final Oscar shortlist

AMPAS president, Sid Ganis, and Oscar nominated actress, Selma Hayek, jointly revealed the nominations for the Gold Statuettes at a brief ceremony in Hollywood yesterday. The musical 'Dreamgirls' a Supremes-like...

'Volver' makes Oscar shortlist
Culture Wed, Jan 17, 2007

'Volver' makes Oscar shortlist

Pedro Almodóvar's 'Volver' is on a shortlist of nine films competing for this year's Best Foreign Film Oscar, according to a report in today's 'Variety' magazine. This is the first time that...

Culture Tue, Sep 20, 2005

Dalai Lama set to receive copy of Don Quijote

Four mountaineers from Ciudad Real will hand over a copy of Cervantes's Don Quijote de La Mancha -signed by the provincial president of Ciudad Real- to the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, which is located on India's...

Francisco Nieva, La Mancha, human rights, and marijuana
Culture Fri, Jun 4, 2004

Francisco Nieva, La Mancha, human rights, and marijuana

He smokes joints and they inspire him. Francisco Nieva (photo), academic and writer, admitted publicly yesterday that he always smokes joints when he is writing, but made it plain that he never "takes anything else...

Calatrava castle excavations reveal XIIth century baths
Culture Wed, Dec 17, 2003

Calatrava castle excavations reveal XIIth century baths

Baths dating from the XIIth century, and therefore older than the tombs of knights discovered in 2001, have been uncovered in the Calatrava excavation programme which began on the 2st July, and which ended today....

Culture Thu, Nov 20, 2003

National folklore competition

It was announced today that the final of the XIVth Annual National Folklore Contest, organised by the Regional Culture Confederation, will be held at the Almagro Principal Theatre (Ciudad Real), on the 30th November....

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