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Mario Vargas Llosa hospitalised after fall
Culture Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Mario Vargas Llosa hospitalised after fall

NOBEL Prize-winning author and former presidential candidate Mario Vargas Llosa has been admitted to hospital after a fall at his home in Madrid. The 82-year-old Peruvian had not long returned home from the island of La...

UK's Norman Foster to extend El Prado museum
Culture Thu, Jun 21, 2018

UK's Norman Foster to extend El Prado museum

BRITISH architect Norman Foster is behind plans to extend Madrid's iconic El Prado art museum, one of the capital's 'big three' along with the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemizsa. Foster &...

'Titanic' doll up for auction
Culture Mon, Jun 4, 2018

'Titanic' doll up for auction

A DOLL which 'survived' the and was recovered from the sea bed 65 years later is up for auction again, her current owner has revealed. Only the head remains of passenger Eva Hart's favourite doll, whom she...

Curtain-up on Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' opera in Arizona
Culture Mon, May 21, 2018

Curtain-up on Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' opera in Arizona

AN OPERA based upon the bizarre tale of an elderly lady's botched restoration of a 19th-century has been aired in Arizona ahead of its world première. Cecilia Giménez was 81 when, in 2012, she decided to restore...

Picasso painting bought in 25,000 'chunks'
Culture Mon, May 14, 2018

Picasso painting bought in 25,000 'chunks'

A LATE-ERA Picasso painting was bought online by 25,000 individuals before being put on display in a Swiss museum. The 1968 (pictured) has just been set up at Geneva's MAMCO museum, six months after its sale in what...

UK-born Spanish Film Academy chair Yvonne Blake to be replaced
Culture Tue, May 8, 2018

UK-born Spanish Film Academy chair Yvonne Blake to be...

BRITISH-BORN Spanish Film Academy chairwoman Yvonne Blake will not return to her role following her stroke in January, and the job is likely to go to her current second-in-command. Celebrated costume designer Ms Blake,...

UK bans export of Dalí's 'lobster telephone'
Culture Sat, Mar 24, 2018

UK bans export of Dalí's 'lobster telephone'

BRITAIN'S ministry of culture has blocked the export of one of Salvador Dalí's 'lobster telephones', insisting the piece remains in the country due to its 'close historical ties'. The artistic...

Storms expose Roman and Baroque remains on Cádiz beach
Culture Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Storms expose Roman and Baroque remains on Cádiz beach

STORMS on the Andalucía coast have uncovered a Roman aqueduct and the remains of a road thought to have been built up to 500 years ago. Crowds were seen gathered on La Cortadura beach in Cádiz, which attracted the...

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