Tuesday, September 22, 2020

How Andalucia’s ‘de la frontera’ towns got their names… and what they mean

Lenox Napier pores over medieval maps to discover how Andalucia’s ‘border towns’ got their names

SMOOTH OPERATORS: Smooth Jazz festival a highlight for summer concerts

SMOOTH Jazz will take over the east coast from April 25 through 30 in Sa Coma, with the only Smooth Jazz Festival in the...

Magaluf gets a shopping mall – adding another attraction to their year-round trade

A BRAND new shopping mall has finally opened in Magaluf. The Melia-owned Momentum Plaza adjoins the newly-opened Plaza Hotel. Both the hotel and mall are open...

Antequera dolmenes to be showcased on TV during La Vuelta cycling race

Organisers of the world famous cycling race already have a plan on how to best showcase to the world the megalithic dolmens of Antequera, which will sit on the finish line of stage 12

Sotogrande expat reveals touching life journey in new golf love novel

Sotogrande-based Calum McGregor, who said the sport helped him battle his ‘demons’, has released Touching Distance From Africa

Barack Obama and family meet King Felipe on trip to Spain

IT was the very epitome of a cultural Spanish tour. A day in the Prado, a day in the Reina Sofia looking at Picasso’s famous...

Female gypsy Vox candidate wants to undo Spain’s gender violence laws as fight for women’s rights turns ugly in...

AS thousands of Spaniards prepare to take the streets, joining the global sisterhood in a show of solidarity on March 8 for the second...

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...

Roger Eno, The Orb, Mixmaster Morris and The Egg to play ambient arts festival in Sierra Nevada foothills

Legendary producer Youth to curate boutique festival at Space Mountain studio

ESPETOS: Everything you need to know about the Costa del Sol’s most emblematic summer dish

THEY are the aroma and flavour of summer on the Costas and a spectacle to see

Huge pop-up library takes over Sevilla’s Plaza Espana

The bookshelves stretched over 20 metres

Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and Claptone head to Almeria’s Dreambeach

Four-day electronic music festival to bring star DJs to Spain

LONG READ: Hanging with Andalucia’s most notorious hippie commune to see if they spread more than peace and love

Following last month’s police raid on a long-time hippy colony near Granada, the Olive Press sent Jed Neill to discover whether these New Age...

Salvador Dali’s body exhumed for DNA tests in Spanish paternity test case

Tests to take several weeks as woman claims surrealist painter was her father

All you need to know about Malaga’s iconic Christmas lights this year… including a little help from Mariah Carey

THIS year's theme for the iconic Malaga Christmas lights is a winter wonderland forest, it has been revealed.  Calle Larios will be adorned with suns,...

Floating lanterns banned from Manilva’s Luna Llena festival

The municipality banned their use due to fire risk

Liam Gallagher to meet Take That in Gibraltar among ongoing feud as Oasis rocker announced for MTV Gibraltar Calling...

Gallagher's feud with band member Robbie Williams - who luckily won't be playing on the Rock - stretches back to the early 2000s

Reading murder

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

Whistle Down the Wind to have Spanish debut in Fuengirola

Andrew Lloyd Webber classic will run for a week at Salon Varieties Theatre

NEW YEAR SPARKLE: Making New Year plans writes Lesley Heath

Here we are at the end of the year, frankly, I haven’t got used to putting the date as 2017 yet so how I’m...

The Prodigy rocks the stage at Alrumbo Festival in Cadiz

The English band played classics mixed with new tunes

€1 million further upgrades announced for Caminito del Rey

Bosses of the cliff-hugging walkway have pushed forward improvement works in time for this summer’s rush

Picasso goes on tour in Mexico

Malaga'a Picasso museum has contributed to an exhibition in Mexico

What a year 2017 has been full to the brim of ups and downs

On this day last year, all of my worldly possessions were floating under a metre and a half of water in my mother's basement when the floods hit the coast and I penned my first column for the Olive Press.

How British expat miners and a dozen chickens lead to Spain’s great love affair with football

Jack Gaioni uncovers the more absurd origins of the beautiful game
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