The Spanish capital will host a MARKETING FOR ARTISTS workshop on Thursday 23 May, addressed to all those artists who want to improve the ability to promote their work and to boost its commercial aspect
OXTAIL, TAPAS & WINES ON MAY 15th, FEAST DAY OF ST. ISIDORE, MADRID'S PATRON SAINT: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE
SAN ISIDRO: 10-15 May. See the complete programming!
EU High Representative Mogherini at the unveiling of the mural art during the celebration of the EU – Western Balkans Cultural Week: "“This mix of colours gives the sense of the diversity of the Balkans coming together and bringing light, a very powerful reminder for the citizens of all of Europe, and the institutions of the European Union, to complete the work of reunifying our continent"
As part of his project "Connect People Thru Art Beyond Borders," the Japanese artist Masaaki Hasegawa who is resident in Madrid has devised the largest calligraphy work in Europe. It consists of a 1,926 square meter area and represents a transition process of our world from chaos to coexistence through language. Art Beyond Borders is a social project that aims to connect cultures by crossing the barriers of nationality, language, religion, gender and generation.
Georgia formed part of the defunct USSR. Like many of the post-Soviet nominal republics, it went through a period of sharp economic decline in the 1990s. Georgia wasn’t one to wallow in post-Soviet syndrome, though. It created an environment for liberal investment which proved irresistible to Western financial institutions. Today, Georgia has much to be proud of and wants the world to know about it. And Spain wholeheartedly supports Georgia's pro-West aspirations.
Winsome, energetic, candid, idealist, an “activist patriot” with both feet firmly planted on the ground: "My fondest dream, toward whose realization I want to dedicate my best efforts, is for my country to regain its territorial integrity and be counted among the world’s most modern democracies where the rights of all citizens are ensured and the standard of living is adequate for everyone"
On a sunny day in Madrid, I pick up a Lime electric scooter near the Tirso de Molina Metro stop in the vibrant La Latina neighborhood. The thrill of riding through the streets, jetting past pedestrians and cars alike, is exhilarating. In cities like Madrid where pollution is one of the worst in Europe (a 3% annual mortality rate), electric scooters should be welcomed whole-heartedly as a green solution.
The Indalo was discovered in the Cueva de los Letreros in 1868. The almerienses firmly believe that it brings good luck and protects against the “evil eye”. The Indalo aside, now ubiquitous in Ameria, the city offers so much to see, do and enjoy. Moreover, as it has been named the Gastronomic Capital of Spain, the list of activities is enhanced by the special culinary events scheduled for 2019.
It would be no surprise to anyone who has already visited Almería to learn that it has been chosen as the Gastronomic Capital of Spain 2019. This Mediterranean city is well-known for its highly varied and extraordinary cuisine
I couldn’t possibly let the golden week go untapped. And so I found myself in the lovely city of San Sebastian,, a good 500 km north of Madrid, on Dos de Mayo, imbibing txikitos of txakoli which pairs off perfectly with the divine pintxos. The experience is as close to the taste of earthly paradise as one could get.
In just a decade, the predictable two-party environment in Spain fractured into a wide breadth of parties and ideologies and may never revert to the what-had-once-been. This will certainly make for a more chaotic system, but a more interesting one as well.
News Briefs. Madrid: May Polls. Madrid: Dalí exhibition; Zaragoza: Ecologists save el Galacho
This Part IV of the excerpts from Adventures in Spain by Catherine Petit brings the five-part series to an end. We hope you enjoyed the read as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you!
Palacio de Liria: the official residence of the Duke/Duchess of Alba, the biggest private residence in the capital, next only in importance to the Royal Palace a stone’s throw away. It houses the Fundacion Casa de Alba’s art and historical collection, one of the biggest and most important privately owned collections in Spain. It used to be that you had to wait years for the (paid) privilege of visiting the Liria. But now the House of Alba Foundation has decided to convert the Liria into a regular museum, open to the public everyday
Every single one of you can help. Your participation matters!
800 voice choral performance - “Se mira, pero sí se toca” interactive exhibition - Piano performance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bertstein’s birth - A concert of contemporary music by the Garaiz Ensemble. . .
A titillating exhibition. A unique chance to get to know da Vinci just a little bit more!
There will be an opportunity to ask questions so bring your friends and your doubts. There is no cost to attend, but please register at Eventbrite.
Happy Hour - Seminar: Investing as an American Abroad - Seminar: Fiscal Obligations for US Citizens residents in Spain
Here is your chance to join the staff of the Lighthouse American School in Madrid!
Madrid is one of the most important theater capitals of Europe. Here are some of the best musicals onstage right now: El Rey Leon (The Lion King), Anastasia, El Medico, El Jovencito Frankenstein, Punto de Partida-Por ti Rocío, West Side Story, Billy Eliott . . .