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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Gran Canaria

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...

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...

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...

Borges should be more widely read by Europeans
Culture Thu, Dec 11, 2003

Borges should be more widely read by Europeans

The German actress, Hanna Schygulla, who played Maria von Braun and Lily Marlen in films directed by the mythical Fassbinder, called for South American author, Jorge Luis Borges, to be more widely recognised in Europe...

Sculpture unveiled on bypass
Culture Thu, Nov 13, 2003

Sculpture unveiled on bypass

The Development Minister, Francisco Alvarez Cascos, unveiled local sculptor, Martín Chrirno´s "Wind Spiral" this morning on the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bypass. The Canaries Delegate, Antonio López, and the...

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