Friday, March 23, 2018

Is there anybody out there?

With recent claims of a UFO sighting over the Costa del Sol, the Olive Press asked Eloise Horsfield to investigate the phenomena

Paradise at the Carmen Thyssen – Gauguin, Renoir and Pissarro

The Malaga gallery has launched a new exhibition celebrating idyllic landscapes

Under the covers – A Spanish Easter parade

As another rain-threatened Semana Santa gets under way across Andalucia, James Bryce goes behind the scenes with one local brotherhood

What shall I do this Easter?

Wendy Andersen looks at your Semana Santa options

One eye on Mecca – Almonastar la Real mezquita

It is one of the few surviving Spanish mosques to have stood the test of time

Me, myself…and my seven lovers

As the Picasso Museum unveils a new photo exhibition into the life of the artist, Eloise Horsfield takes a look at the colourful man behind the masterpieces and the many tragic, unfortunate women in his life

An arty party in Granada

A weekend of art and crafts will be held in a quirky village setting

Mad for mosaics in the Aracena

The ‘empedrados’ are a defining feature of the region

The art of war

Picasso’s Spanish Civil War masterpiece Guernica once hung in a car showroom in Manchester

Viva la Pepa!

It’s exactly 200 years since the Spanish Constitution was born in Cadiz. Wendy Williams looks at its significance today

Happy Birthday for drama fans

The International Theatre Studio (ITS) will treat San Pedro audiences to two one-act plays from March 23

My flamenco faux pas

Eloise Horsfield has a blast at Cadiz Carnival, despite a mix up over attire

Reading murder

Pam Newman reviews new book Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Varigo Vol.1 by Sulim H. Villa…

Franco in the fridge in Spain

Franco is 'alive' according to a new exhibit in Madrid

Cadiz Carnival 2012 in pictures

The Olive Press editorial team headed to Cadiz to check out the carnival

Three free Scottish concerts on the Costa

The gigs will take place in Mijas, Arroyo de la Miel and Torremolinos next week

Picasso – the world’s most stolen painter

An estimated 1,147 of his paintings are registered as stolen, missing or disputed

Mona Lisa’s Spanish twin

Experts believe they have uncovered a version that was painted at the very same time

Torrox artist opens exhibition

Self-taught artist Margaret Riordan will be showcasing her work at Taberna del Choto in Torrox

Still passionate about Flamenco

The book by English author Tony Bryant takes us on a journey into the world of authentic flamenco

Andalucia triumphs at Bollywood Oscars

An Indian movie filmed in Andalucia has scooped a massive seven prizes at the Bollywood 'Oscars'

Made in Spain

A new website lists over 570 movies that were filmed within Spain

BAFTA hope for Pedro Almodovar

Spain’s most famous director could be in with a shot for a BAFTA

Wacky Andalucía!

After the Olive Press reported how one local town created the world’s longest chocolate bar and another prepares to vote to become ‘gay’, James Bryce takes a look at the region’s quirkier side of life

From Andalucía to the Antarctic

Expat Tiki Kyte joins a BBC crew retracing the steps of explorer Frank Wild who a century ago conquered the Frozen Planet

I’ve got myself a timeshare in Almeria, Jon!

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke interviewed the Clash frontman a year before his untimely death


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