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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Valencia province

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...

Vice President at Fallas 2009
Culture Fri, Mar 20, 2009

Vice President at Fallas 2009

Government Vice-President, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, visited the Fallas in Valencia today, St. Joseph's Day, on the last day of the fiestas that come to an end tonight when all the monuments are burned....

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