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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Costa Valencia

Valencia picked as World Design Capital 2022
Culture Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Valencia picked as World Design Capital 2022

VALENCIA has been chosen as World Design Capital 2022, taking over from Lille, France and joining former capitals Helsinki, México DF, Taipei and Seoul. It has beaten the Indian metropolis of Bangalore which, by the...

Tribute to José Lladró, co-founder of world's most famous figurines
Culture Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Tribute to José Lladró, co-founder of world's most...

CO-FOUNDER of one of the world's largest names in porcelain figurine collectibles, José Lladró, passed away on Monday aged 91, meaning his two daughters now own his 15% share of the company. It was set up by the...

Lladró's biggest-ever sculpture displayed at Paris' Maison & Objet fair
Culture Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Lladró's biggest-ever sculpture displayed at...

THE largest-ever Lladró ornament has been unveiled in Paris, and measures 1.5 metres (4'11”) in length. A total of 35 artists spent 22,000 hours working on the piece from the prestigious porcelain brand based in...

CAC architect got over 94 million euros in fees
Culture Thu, May 3, 2012

CAC architect got over 94 million euros in fees

Ignacio Blanco, spokesperson for the left wing Esquerra Unida (EA) in the Valencian parliament (Les Corts) revealed today that the total cost of building the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (CAC) was over 1.1 billion...

"Mascletà" rained off in Valencia
Culture Fri, Mar 4, 2011

"Mascletà" rained off in Valencia

Heavy rain forced officials at Valencia City Hall to cancel today's traditional "mascletà". The firework and banger display, part of the city's festival, should have happened at 2pm and was due to be...

Oliva-born poet wins Queen Sofia Poetry Prize
Culture Wed, Apr 28, 2010

Oliva-born poet wins Queen Sofia Poetry Prize

Valencian writer and academic, Francisco Brines, has today been awarded the coveted Queen Sofia Poetry Prize and was hailed by the jury as being "a great metaphysical poet" whose work "shows us how to...

Oliva's Moors and Christians festival
Culture Mon, Jul 6, 2009

Oliva's Moors and Christians festival

Guns blazing, music playing, the streets sizzling with colour and energy, Oliva's residents know summer has truly begun when its famous Moors and Christians festival kicks off. Next to Alcoi, Oliva's vibrant re...

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