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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...

'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...

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...

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...

No reprieve for dead poet
Culture Thu, Oct 18, 2012

No reprieve for dead poet

AN appeal against the death sentence of Elche poet Miguel Hernández has been thrown out by the Constitutional Court. The family of the late literary legend, who was condemned to execution on January 18, 1940 for...

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...

Elche sends palms Pope and Royal Family
Culture Wed, Apr 13, 2011

Elche sends palms Pope and Royal Family

The city of Elche today sent the traditional handcrafted white palms to Pope Benedict XVI, the Royal Family and the Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, in readiness for the celebration of Palm Sunday. The...

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