Friday, March 24, 2017

Culture

Why the clocks go back one hour this weekend

Clocks in Spain will go back one hour this Sunday October 30th, marking the end of daylight saving time. At 3am, the time will jump back to 2am, in line with the European Union directive that ensures that all 28 member states change their clocks simultaneously. According to estimates by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), the time …

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Specialist Supermarkets in Ibiza

Most people agree that one of the most magical things about Ibiza is it’s mix of visitors and residents from around the world. There are a wide range of restaurants to choose from the offer global cuisine, however if you prefer cooking at home, there’s no need to order the food that you can’t find in the ‘bog standard’ super-markets …

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5 Free Events in Ibiza this October

Now Ibiza is getting quieter and closing parties are almost at an end, it’s time for the island to breathe a big sigh of relief and put on some freebies for the residents and workers as a thanks for all their hard work this summer – so here’s a breakdown of 5 ‘no entrance fee’ events for this October… 5. …

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Recycle, Re-use, Re-love, We love: Ibiza Art Car

When Christian, the founder of We Love Ibiza Art Car, arrived in Ibiza from Italy in 2003, his car was his best friend. They went everywhere together, and sometimes he even slept in the car by the seaside! Christian loved that his old trusty Citroen Saxo never gave him any problems, in comparison to some of his friends (that all …

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Cervantes celebrations take over the Spanish Congress

The bell ring announcing the start of Thursday’s session in Congress was followed by another very different sound. It was the sound of violins, violas, cellos, a harpsichord and a double bass belonging to the La Spagna orchestra, which played fragments from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Suite Burlesque de Quixotte. Actors and musicians filled the Spanish Congress to observe the 400th …

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Paella?

You would be amazed how many people have eaten this most famous of Spanish dishes, yet do not know where the name originated. And this being a Saturday night, it seems the perfect time to fill them in… The name is an abbreviation of the phrase ‘para ella’ meaning ‘for her’ and refers to the Sunday tradition whereby the men …

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Court in Catalonia strikes down protocols requiring public workers to speak Catalan

The Catalan government has said it will ignore a Catalonia regional High Court (TSJC) ruling that overturns protocols establishing that civil servants employed by the northeastern region should begin conversations with the public in Catalan, only switching to Spanish if asked. “There will be no change in our linguistic policy,” said Ester Franquesa, the head of the Catalan regional government’s …

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British daily ‘The Independent’ to terminate print edition after 29 years

The British newspaper The Independent will close down its print editions in the coming month of March. News of the closure was announced today by the publication’s owner, Evgeny Lebedev. The last edition of the daily – which is the youngest of the major British titles, having been founded in 1986 – is likely to roll off the presses on March 26th. …

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Spain’s Eurovision entry will be in English – some aren’t happy…

For the first time ever a song written entirely in English is to represent Spain at the Eurovision song contest after viewers of state broadcaster RTVE and a celebrity jury picked 33-year-old Madrileña Barei’s Say Yay! as this year’s Spanish entry. But the choice is already stirring up controversy at the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language (RAE), the institution …

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Ibiza’s auction house enters summer mode

This is the time of year to remind readers that it’s all change at the Casi Todo auction house in Santa Gertrudis on Ibiza. The reason for the change is the increase in temperature, as attending an auction can involve a lot of standing and moving from the location of one lot to another. Consequently, their summer auctions will take …

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