Thursday, June 25, 2009

Palau de les Arts tonight and Sunday

If you missed the Placido Domingo Performance in Plaza de la Virgen last night or you saw it and want more of it all, head on down to the Palau de les Arts tonight or Sunday 28 jun for Anell de LLum, a stunning spectacular outside and ON the Palau. It all starts at 22:00 but get there early to reserve a good spot

Monday, June 22, 2009

Placido Domingo live across Europe

Citizens of Brussels, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Swansea, Ímola, Rávenna and Sofía will be able to see a live performance of Die Walkure starring Placido Domingo wednesday at 19h local tIme. The performance is being beamed live from the Palau de les Arts as part of the 2009 European Year of Creativity and Innovation under the Patronage of Ján Figel, European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Things to do This Weekend

Hogueras de San Juan Alicante
Olive Oil Fair in Viver
Summer Magic in Peñiscola
Alicante's version of Las Fallas, Hogueras de San Juan, starts Today 20 June through to the 24th. Partying in the street, Papier maché Sculptures (to be burned on the final night) and bullfights. Lots of fun for all the family.
Meanwhile, to the north, Peñíscola has its own bit of Summer Magic with a festival of witchcraft and Magic fro the 19th to 23 June- street theatre, street magicians, star gazing and concerts are the order of the day (and, more importantly, the nights). The festival culminates on noche de San Juan with what sounds like a wondeful show of Fire (what else?) on the beach below Papa Luna's Castle.
you are a lover of a good olive oil then this weekend, 20-21 Jun you should head on up to Viver for the Tenth annual Olive oil festival, not just for the oil but for the foods on offer, and it is a pretty village. it is on the N234 towards Teruel about an hour's drive from Valencia

Friday, June 19, 2009

thisisfib - on twitter and tumblr

Anita Darling and Lolita Devine will be your eyes and ears and FIB Benicassim this year, they'll be tweeting from now on here and tumblring photos here and writing here - gonna be fun! We also have coming, over the weekend a guide to visitors to FIB and a forum here
FIB management say that tickets are now sold out and that they have now finalised the line up with the heroes of Spanish indie rock, Los Planetas, as the crown jewel of what is without doubt the most important programme of Spanish bands in FIB's history, and with Tom Tom Club, the perfect ending for this summer party.

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Monday, June 01, 2009

Frontiers at the IVAM in Valencia

Wednesday I had an email inviting me to a press conference for the major new IVAM exhibition CONFINES/FRONTIERS. I had heard about it several weeks ago when a lady from New York emailed me to tell me she was visiting Valencia with her family to witness the opening of which her son son was one of the artists in the Robert Wilson section. They all wanted to know what else they should see whilst visiting. I emailed the lady back with architectural and monumental information and asked her to expand a little on this exhibition. I got a very polite thanks and very little additional information on the show. It turns out that the exhibition is to celebrate 20 years of IVAM. It is a major undertaking as it fills four of the main galleries, in Consuelo Ciscar's words 'a risky undertaking'
What did we make of it all? click the headline to find out more.