For the eighth straight year, Lavapies has been the home to the loudest and tastiest Tapas festival in Madrid: Tapapies. With live music performances and flavors from around the world, there’s no better place to get your tapas fix. Of course, with that vast array of offerings there’s no easy way to try them all during the six-day festival. Here are some of the places we liked the most.
Sitting in the audience at one of her shows is a divine experience. At the Sala Clamores in Madrid, teamed with the great Portuguese percussionist Pedro Segundo, the duo is like magic on stage. Segundo’s powerful percussion accentuates the passion in Owen’s voice, making the small jazz hall seem like the opera house Owen frequented as a young girl
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Bloody Choker - Hassleback Potatoes - Eggless Lemon Curd - Nutella Soufflé
This article was first published when the Franco regime was still on. Hence the strictures on the Halloween celebrations you'll be reading about. ("The Spanish police may be expected to take exceedingly dim view of Halloween hi-jinks in public. And remember that masks or costume disguises in public are against Spanish law. . .") Other than those, the article is as timeless and fun to read today as it was 47 years ago. It would be; this is the third time it is being reprinted!
The lion who’s missing a joystick at the Congress of the Deputies, known popularly as Daoiz, is Atalanta really and she has no business sporting a manly member!
Would Pablo Isla of the global fashion giant Inditex be Best Performing CEO in the world if his company weren’t eco-friendly? Surely not! Performance on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues makes up 20% of a CEO's overall score per Harvard Business Review. It's about "CEO activism", crucial in Isla's achievement of the title of the world's Best CEO in 2017 and 2018
If this is the first you are hearing of the Festival de Cine de Madrid, then you have already missed it. But for cinephiles and casual movie-goers alike, last week (23 October 2018) marked the end of a two-week-long indulgence into the colorful world of emerging independent cinema in Spain and from around the world. In a culmination of international and Spanish films, the Festival allows the adventurous moviegoer to explore titles beyond the realm of the oversaturated slate of Hollywood produced films and discover cinema that would otherwise fly below the radar.
It would have been the biggest synthetic drug laboratory in Spain!
Spain is gearing up for the festivity that is somewhat confusing. It’s a feast that’s celebrated in a very personal way. A special day for communing with the deceased relatives, telling them they haven't been forgotten. But wait a minute, what they're actually celebrating is All Souls Day which in Spanish is Dia de los Muertos, i.e., Day of the Dead, and, strictly speaking, it falls on 2 November! People celebrate ALL SOULS DAY on 1 November which is ALL SAINTS DAY. So there's a bit of confusion here. . .
Sure, Spain is known for all that sun. Summer weather persists all year round in places like the Canary Islands. But Spain is actually a land of contrasts and a country blessed with almost every imaginable natural and cultural treasures. Never mind the Spaniards' alegría de vivir!
Raul Berdones: "We are delighted that Netflix has chosen Ciudad de la Tele as the location of its first European production hub. Netflix sets a world-class standard in its production process and the decision to create a production hub in Madrid is proof of Spain's leadership in the audiovisual industry, as well as the depth of its talent pool"
"Not all is so rosy. To some Spain is the pagan, murky land of cowled monks and Inquisitional torture racks, of lugubrious piles, of hunger and despair, the España Negra of Emile Verhaeren. Yet in this flood of impressions by foreign travellers, it is striking to note the complete absence of certain themes. Has any traveller ever written a book on Spanish humor? How many are capable of seizing and understanding the Spaniard’s gracia, which, like his casticismo is impossible to translate"
Indeed, which is the 'true' Spain? And as to the Spaniards, "who" and "what" are they? On this you might want to check out THE SPANIARD AND THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, probably the most succinct symposium of Spaniards’ shortcomings and virtues ever published. It says much for Spaniards that the book quickly became a best-seller in Spain, despite the hard line and painful truths that the author brings to the fore.
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You might want to imbibe (MODERATELY) refreshing drops of natural wines from eleven Spanish provinces: Albacete, Ávila, Barcelona, Burgos, Cuenca, León, Murcia, Segovia, Toledo, Valladolid, Zamora -- Saturday, 27 October, La Canibal, Lavapies, Madrid
It's a film festival about sustainable growth in Madrid. Worth joining!
Afternoon sun dapples trees in front of the Royal Palace in early Fall
By Chris Collins
ACM is back from the summer holidays. See what's lined up for everyone this September!!
Shy, single, unemployed and rapidly approaching her thirtieth birthday, Evie Fuller heads to Madrid for sun-soaked adventures and a crash course in Spanish culture. She blossoms under the Spanish sun and discovers the hardest thing about moving abroad is deciding when to come home
By the time it reopens, the eight-month makeover of the centenary Gran Via subway station will have made it worthy of celebrating its 100th anniversary with – as the old song goes – rockets, bells and poetry! For one thing, it will be friendly to those whose mobility has been impaired. New lifts and escalators will have been installed and old ones modernized with the needs of the disabled very much in mind. Moreover, the station will have an easy access to the Cercanias at Sol station, that is, the commuter trains that service the Autonomous Region of Madrid.