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No celebration in Spain is as weather-dependent as Semana Santa. At the Feria de Abril, you can duck inside a nearby caseta to avoid a rain shower, nibbling some tasty queso and jamon, and sipping some manzanilla sherry until it's clear to go outside again. At a food festival, you're generally…
GUEST BLOG By Chris Chaplow I was interested to attend the launch of a new bank last week - HolaBank by La Caixa. The event, held at the Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella, was attended by around 400 customers, as well as lawyers and estate agents. First to speak was Victorino Lluch, director of Eastern…
If you live in Spain, you'll have noticed banners and posters around towns and cities advertising various political parties. The reason is because this Sunday, 22 March, regional elections will take place across Andalucia. The results - which are impossible to predict, with no clear frontrunners…
In two weeks' time, on 28 March, Malaga province will have two exciting new attractions for visitors. On the Saturday before Semana Santa, one of Andalucia's most intriguing and death-defying attractions reopens to the public after a major refurbishment, the same week as a fourth major art gallery…
During the month of February, one dynamic young Andalucian fashion company has been running a laudable charity initiative. For every article of clothing sold in one of Silbon's eight stores, which are mostly located in this region, and on its online store, the menswear label which makes classic…
This month, after a chilly January, two events - one cultural and one gastronomic - are trying to tempt us out into the orange-scented streets of Seville. The first is the Cultural Festival of Asia, which is on until 22 February encompassing the Chinese New Year. Events include a guide to the…
The Goyas 2015 saw Andalucian cinema triumphant. As I mentioned in my last blog post, several films shot in Andalucian were nominated for a total of 29 Goyas this year. In the glamorous ceremony, on Saturday 7 February, they won a total of 17:El Niño: Best Special Effects, Best Sound, Best…
We read a lot about budget cuts to cultural events and activities as part of the government's austerity measures these days, so it's good to see that celluloid culture in Andalucia continues to hold its own, despite these challenging times. Cinema is already having a good year - three movies shot…
Earlier this week a news story took Social Media in Seville by storm. But it wasn’t about anything that had actually happened. Instead, it was the perfect example of Social Media picking up on a frighteningly misjudged, quote-worthy comment which was destined to become a bete noir for the speaker…
As you will have read on our previous blog post by Chris Chaplow, New Year's Eve here in Andalucia was unexpectedly eventful. On the Canal Sur TV countdown to 2015, which is an important tradition for many Andalucian families, the 12 campanadas (chimes of midnight) were interrupted by…