Monday, March 27, 2017

Culture

“Made in Nirvana” at Atzaro tomorrow

This week we invite you to the launch of the English version of the novel “Made in Nirvana”, which was almost entirely written on Ibiza. Sunday 3rd May from 12 till 6 pm sees the launch of the new book at the beautiful Atzarò Hotel, in Ibiza.  The author(ess), Emanuela (Manu), will have a few copies of the book for …

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The Origins of Easter – the reason for the ever-changing dates…

Easter is the principal festival in the Christian church calendar celebrating, as it does, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion and thus the banishment of the finality of death forever, by proving the existence of an afterlife in heaven… This being the case one wonders why Easter falls on a different day every year? It is …

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“Google me” Art gallery opening

This is the unlikely name of an exhibition that celebrates the opening of a new art gallery in Santa Eulalia on Monday April 6th between 4 and 8 pm. The gallery is being opened by a certain Kevin Sharkey, who can indeed be easily found on Google (rubbing shoulders with the Senior Vice President of Martha Stewart’s interior design empire, …

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Vintage – Icons & Echoes

A new shop has sprung up in Santa Eulalia that will take you aback – a 20th Century Old Curiosity Shop that reflects most of the goings-on of the last century, but in extraordinary detail. The shop stocks a huge range of vintage clothing that has never been worn before. Some items still have their original labels dating back to …

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Scientists slam government’s religion course for high school students

Spanish high school students who take religion will be tested according to the following guideline: “The student recognises the divine origin of the cosmos with amazement, makes efforts to understand it, and is aware that it does not originate from chaos and chance.” This statement is part of the latest religion curriculum, which the centre-right Popular Party (PP) government recently approved …

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New art exhibition at the Coves Blanques lighthouse

Councillor for Education and Culture of the town of Sant Antoni, Sara Ramon, and Raimond Jaume, responsible for Foreign Affairs at the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) this morning presented an exhibition of the works of the Fifth painting and Photography Contest ‘Ports and Fog’ featuring over 40 pieces of work. The exhibition will open on Wednesday January 21st at …

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Santa Cruz Choir celebrates its tenth anniversary

The Choir of the Church of Santa Cruz in Vila was born ten years ago thanks to an initiative by the then priest of Santa Cruz, and now Sant Jordi, Pedro López. It has since become one of the most important choral formations on the island and currently consists of 25 members, mostly women. Its director is the Russian Elena …

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Sant Joan PSOE propose acquisition of Balàfia tower

The Sant Joan Socialist Group has proposed the acquisition by public institutions of one of the houses and towers near the hamlet of Balàfia, which they say is currently for sale. The secretary general and Socialist candidate for mayor of Sant Joan, Pep Torres ‘Peret’, said that they “were interested in the possibilities of public acquisition of this property,” he …

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Sant Joan PSOE propose acquisition of Balàfia tower

The Sant Joan Socialist Group has proposed the acquisition by public institutions of one of the houses and towers near the hamlet of Balàfia, which they say is currently for sale. The secretary general and Socialist candidate for mayor of Sant Joan, Pep Torres ‘Peret’, said that they “were interested in the possibilities of public acquisition of this property.” He …

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A final farewell to Tejidos Can Casetas

Tejidos Can Casetas carried out possibly the most traditional trade in the Marina neighbourhood. Located at number 5 on the calle Mestre Joan Mayians, just opposite the church of Sant Elm, it was a treasure. Upon crossing the threshold you will now find a large sign declaring “Closed for retirement” whereupon time stops. Before arriving at the small counter “almost …

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