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Arctic Melted…..by Valencian Jazz

Arctic Melted…..by Valencian Jazz

The most northerly jazz festival on the planet is called Live sound and it is held at Norilsk, Siberia. Valencian saxophonist Kiko Berenguer, from Javea, brought a touch of Valencian…

Sorolla Triumphs in London (again).

Sorolla Triumphs in London (again).

Valencia’s emblematic painter, Joaquin Sorolla goes on sale at Sotheby’s in London on 13th December 2017, when four of his paintings go under the auctioneer’s hammmer. The works are  ‘Tarde Tormentosa’,…

Pomegranate Autumn

Pomegranate Autumn

In 711 AD North African Arabs occupied Valencia and most of the Iberian Peninsular, and brought with them many things that would become an essential part of the Valencian identity,…

The Wayne in Spain

The Wayne in Spain

Which Spanish village has seen John Wayne on horseback shooting pesky Indians and David Niven arriving in a hot air balloon? The answer is Chinchón, a monumental village with a…

Valencia’s Architects Open Up

Valencia’s Architects Open Up

The Valencian Architects’ Professional Association has opened a small gallery and exhibition centre at street level at its HQ in Calle Hernán Cortés, 6. Currently a selection of fascinating old photographs…

Titillation in Albaida

Titillation in Albaida

The 33rd edition of the  Mostra Internacional de Titelles de la Vall d’Albaida, (The Albaida Puppetry Festival) took place between 9th and 12th November 2017. 30 different puppetry companies participated…

24th International Clown Festival

24th International Clown Festival

Just as the town of Sueca is synonymous with mime and Albaida with puppetry, so the town of Chirivella, on the outskirts of the city of Valencia is where you…

They Shoot Dragons, Don’t They?

They Shoot Dragons, Don’t They?

The Marques de Campo was an industrious chap, according to his statue which dominates the Plaza Canovas. He was Mayor of Valencia and the owner of the city’s gasworks, and…

Saint Vincent’s Jail: Valencia’s Oldest Chill-out?

Saint Vincent’s Jail: Valencia’s Oldest Chill-out?

From the outside it looks like a faceless, modern building, even though it’s located in an attractive square in the historic centre of Valencia, just behind the cathedral. However, when…

Claudia Montero; Double Grammy Winner in Valencia

Claudia Montero; Double Grammy Winner in Valencia

Valencia attracts all sorts of talent, including Claudia Montero, who was born in Buenos Aires, and started her musical education at the Alberto Ginastera Conservatory in Buenos Aires, graduating in…

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