• Editorial
    LAMAR HERRIN

    VALENCIA BOOKS: LAMAR HERRIN 1.Could you tell us something about your background and experiences? I first wanted to be a professional baseball player, then an actor. But I was never much of an actor. While working on a film called ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ for eight weeks (I was the sonar operator […]

  • Editorial
    THE EU REFERENDUM

    THE EU REFERENDUM I feel obliged to write quite an unusual article because, frankly, we’re living in unusual times. As the dust settles on the EU referendum, many people are now asking what exactly is going to happen when, in two years time, Britain completes its departure from the European Union. What will happen to […]

  • Food
    VIVA LA VALENCIA VEGANA!

    VEGAN VALENCIA: VIVA LA VALENCIA VEGANA! Being a vegan in Valencia has not always been easy. Despite being blessed with the climate and the huerta which gifts a year round supply of delicious fruit and vegetables, veganism as a movement has seemed slower to take off here than in some other parts of Europe. A […]

  • Food
    EL OLIVO

    TAPAS BAR OF THE MONTH Friends of ours live very close to where we were to dine for this month’s article, so we arranged to call in on them for a pre-dinner drink. We left a glass or two of a very nice red wine later and walked through the Barrio del Carmen’s flooded streets […]

  • Music
    Efrén López Interview

    The wolf is coming Efrén Lopez really is a musical phenomenon. Born in a working-class barrio of Valencia in 1972, he left school with no qualifications due “to a less than perfect relationship with authority”.  He got involved in music as a sound technician in studios and as a session musician, which involved a tour […]

  • Editorial
    Tanks For The Memory

    23F: Tanks For The Memory For those of us living in Spain today, democracy is a given and pretty much unmoveable. The dark, dull days of dictatorship seem a long way off. However, if some dangerously deluded bright sparks had got their way on 23 February 1981, things might have been a whole lot different and […]

  • Nightlife
    CLUBLAND

    SHORT AND SWEET IN FEBRUARY The first month of the year has already flown by and you haven’t had a decent night out yet? No big deal. Even if the last time you went out you had pesetas in your wallet! On the other hand you’re might still be recovering from last weekend’s fun. I’m […]

  • Editorial
    LA OLA FRESCA

    CHINESE DUMPLINGS ‘JIAOZI‘ By Helen Westwater: LA OLA FRESCA The 28th of January saw the start of the Chinese New Year, heralding the year of the Rooster, a sign associated with wealth. Last year’s naughty Monkey seems to have left us with a certain wealthy mad rooster creating havoc (!) so let’s hope that by […]

  • Editorial
    Paella in Valencia

    RICE TO THE OCCASION Whether it’s your birthday, your saint’s day, some friends are visiting, it’s Fallas, you’ve come into a bit of money, or it’s just a weekend family lunch; at the heart of any celebration in Valencia is the regional dish. Paella: Rabbit, chicken, rice and vegetables, fried and boiled, together in a […]

  • Editorial
    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN HALL

    VALENCIA FILM: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN HALL 1. Tell us something about your background… I seem to have changed streams quite a few times in my life. The early years involved a bit of doing up property in London (it was the early eighties, after all!), then lots of travel, then ten years or so […]

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