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'Saint George's Day' book and flower fair moved to July
Culture Wed, Apr 15, 2020

'Saint George's Day' book and flower fair moved...

SAINT George is not just the patron of England – among the other regions and countries where the mythical dragon-slayer is celebrated on April 23 is Catalunya, where he is known as Sant Jordi and his 'day'...

Curl up and indulge: Top reads by Spanish authors translated into English
Culture Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Curl up and indulge: Top reads by Spanish authors...

HAVING to stay at home – except for supermarket and pharmacy trips and anything else that's of extreme necessity – need not be so bad; if you have a terrace or balcony you can still enjoy the sunshine, and if...

Picasso & Paper: Málaga lights up Piccadilly Circus
Culture Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Picasso & Paper: Málaga lights up Piccadilly Circus

MÁLAGA'S name is emblazoned on giant screens across London's Piccadilly Circus as the city tourism board hopes to capitalise on the rare and fascinating exhibition. Held at the Royal Academy of Arts'...

Banksy comes to Barcelona
Culture Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Banksy comes to Barcelona

ANONYMOUS British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has landed in Barcelona – at the , or 'Trafalgar Hall', with over 100 life-sized reproductions of his or her works. Believed to be a well-known...

'Polar' marine fossils of 465 million years found in central Spain
Culture Fri, Feb 14, 2020

'Polar' marine fossils of 465 million years found...

RARE marine fossils dating back around 465 million years have been found in a central Spain national park. According to the ministry of environment and energy transition – led by one of the four deputy presidents,...

Pottery in 'Gwyneth Paltrow's town' becomes UNESCO heritage
Culture Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Pottery in 'Gwyneth Paltrow's town' becomes...

HANDMADE ceramic pottery from two Toledo province villages have been declared UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, along with those from the Mexican utowns of Puebla and Txalaca. The decorative blue-patterned plates,...

World's most expensive Christmas tree on display in Estepona hotel
Culture Mon, Dec 9, 2019

World's most expensive Christmas tree on display in...

The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona has put up what's alleged to be the world's most expensive Christmas tree. The tree, decorated with 11.9 million euros worth of pink, red, white and black diamonds and other...

Málaga's Picasso Museum open over whole bank holiday weekend
Culture Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Málaga's Picasso Museum open over whole bank holiday...

The Picasso Museum in Málaga (MPM) will be open every day from 10am to 6pm (last ticket at 5:30pm) over the coming bank holiday weekend (puente de la Constitución) for those who wish to take advantage of an extra...

Lovers of Teruel, Cervantes and other planets
Culture Sat, Nov 9, 2019

Lovers of Teruel, Cervantes and other planets

ASTRONOMERS need a name for a giant star similar to our sun and the huge gaseous planet which orbits it – so they have asked the public to help out. Voters from each of the countries involved with the International...

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