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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Costa Blanca

'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...

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 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...

Culture Tue, Jul 17, 2007

Controversial painting offends residents

An artist has been forced to repaint his work displayed on the streets of Jávea due to the controversy it has caused. Renate Müller’s entry in the town’s open-air art competition, Camins Oberts (‘open roads’)...

Culture Fri, Mar 2, 2007

Agatha Christie play opens in Alicante

The Agatha Christie play 'The Unexpected Visitor' opens today at Alicante's Teatro Principal, starring Jaime Blanch, Cristina de Inza, Charo Soriano and Tomas Saez amongst a very strong cast. Performances of...

Culture Wed, Feb 28, 2007

Calpe hosts international antique mosaic seminar

Calpe was the setting yesterday for the start of an international seminar on antique mosaics and their conservation that is to be attended by over eighty delegates including representations from France and Italy. In the...

Culture Fri, Jan 26, 2007

British Museum exhibits to go on show in Alicante

The MARQ Museum in Alicante will undertake a special exhibition from next April entitled: “Art and Empire: The Assyrian Treasures of the British Museum”. According to provincial council president, Jose Joaquin...