Monday, January 20, 2020

Costa Blanca kicks off 2020 with month-long carnival in coastal city

TORREVIEJA starts it's annual carnival next week on January 31 with a programme packed with fun for all the family.

Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival returns this summer with HUGE names including Billie Eilish, Khalid and Pixies

TAYLOR Swift and Kings of Leon are among a long line-up of artists taking to the Mad Cool Festival stage in Madrid this summer.

Costa Blanca town celebrates citizens’ ‘titanic’ struggle against marching sands

GUARDAMAR will pay tribute to the people that prevented a movement of sand that could have engulfed the town, over a century...

TOTAL BANKER: Billionaire handed €52.4 million fine after botched attempt at smuggling priceless Picasso painting out of Spain...

Picasso completed Head of a Young Woman in his pre-Cubist phase, with the painting snapped up by Botin in London in 1977

REVEALED: Spain’s three best-selling Christmas caganers, and no it’s not Boris Johnson or Greta Thunberg!

A typical caganer figurine these days features a celebrity hunched over to do their business

BREAKING: Spain’s Pedro Almodovar and Antonio Banderas BOTH nominated for Oscar for film Dolor y Gloria

PEDRO Almodovar and Antonio Banderas have both been nominated for an Oscar for the iconic director's film Dolor y Gloria. The film is nominated in...

Gibraltar International Chess Festival returns to Rock

GIBRALTAR will be welcoming some of the top chess players in the world to an open tournament in January.

‘Titanic’ prize in special raffle for exhibition visitors to Spain’s Murcia

A FASCINATING exhibition on the world’s most famous sunken ship has opened in Murcia. REPLICA: A huge model...

Dia de los Reyes Magos may be over, but there are so many cool events still to come in...

WHILE the Reyes revelries are only just over, TWO of Mallorca’s biggest fiestas are set to keep the festive feeling going through the gloomy month of January.

Bullring in Spain’s Andalucia offers bullfighting workshops to children THIS WEEKEND

Only 29% of the population support bullfighting, and three quarters of the population have not attended a fight in the past five years

British man arrested after ‘ripping’ €23.5 million Picasso painting depicting Spanish artist’s lover Dora Maar

Malaga-born Pablo Picasso created the piece, which portrays his lover Dora Maar in Nazi-occupied Paris

Oscar-winning British actor Jeremy Irons in Spain to present his new documentary about Madrid’s Prado Museum

He is presenting the documentary, Painters and Kings of the Prado

FOREIGNER: The Spanish film about a British tourist, an expat and a boat full of illegal migrants, is up...

The shocking series of events slowly unravel as Mark (played by Josh Taylor) goes out with an old friend on his speedboat into the shimmering Med

The joys of Christmas in Spain include a twist on carols and likely clear skies… but beware of the...

Every Christmas when I was young, my mother would bring out her scratched Bing Crosby record and we knew the festive season had arrived

Festive fun and free food at Costa Blanca feria, hundreds involved

FORMENTERA del Segura celebrated its local food and culture at the town’s 11th annual Christmas market, earlier this month.

The best holiday exhibitions in Spain and around the world

Holidays are the perfect time for all things festive. In the last couple of years, the holiday exhibitions have become a staple in every...

Rebel Spanish priest shocks Catholic traditionalists by opening his Madrid church to the homeless this Christmas, writes Heather Galloway

He has been criticised for mingling with celebrities and giving homosexual couples his blessing

Having trouble with your Christmas decorations? Just take a look in the nearby hills, writes Gabriella Chidgey

My British roots mean that I am firmly established in the tree tradition, and the boxes we ritually unpack are full of lights, baubles, stars and angels

Lionel Richie to perform on Spain’s Costa del Sol in 2020

The US singer-songwriter is one of the first big names to be announced for Marbella's annual summer Starlite festival

Spanish bishop wins court case against Catalan bishop who ‘nicked his art’

The ruling comes after a decade spanning legal battle between the two dioceses, which began in 1998

Mariah Carey thanks Malaga for Christmas lights homage as mayor invites singer to visit Spain’s Costa del Sol

MARIAH Carey has voiced her appreciation for being included in Malaga's Christmas lights show.  The American songstress tweeted a thank you message after being alerted...

In a new monthly column on the trials of learning Spanish, Charlie Smith makes a lasting impression on his...

By the time Spanish hit the school, I had already scraped a C in GCSE French and vowed never to learn a language again

Spain’s Costa del Sol treated to new exhibition by genius American photographer Lee Miller

A nude body bent over in silhouette becoming unidentifiable, a man wearing a bowler hat and a pyramid’s shadow on the sand...