• Editorial
    Agua de Valencia (Valencian Cocktail)

    AGUA DE VALENCIA: FROM AVANT-GARDE TIPPLE TO BOTTLED SUPERMARKET TRAVESTY Agua de Valencia was first concocted by erstwhile artist and barman Constante Gil, who started serving it in his bar, the now sadly defunct Cerveceria Madrid in C/ Abadia San Martin, in 1959. The bar, with its live piano music and its alcoves and poky […]

  • 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
    ABOUT BREXIT

    BREXIT » Independence Day It’s curious that the biggest patriots are often their countries’ biggest embarrassment and that they tend to divide their countries more than unite them. Even more curious and ironic is how the patriotic Brexit campaign used the “Independence Day” rallying call to such great effect and applause, since it echoes one […]

  • 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 […]

  • Editorial
    WHAT IS FALLAS?

    This is what the city’s residents say; condensed for you by David Rhead and Jose Marín… The smell of cordite and the sizzle and crack of rockets. The smell of Buñuelos frying in the middle of the night. The smell of the Plaza de la Virgen carpeted with Spring flowers at four o’clock in the […]

  • Editorial
    24/7 Valencia guide to Fallas

    Are you interested in folklore? Tradition? Big dresses? If you are, stick around. Valencia has all that and more, during the celebration known as Fallas . Read this and consider yourself armed for the festivities. LAS FALLAS During the second week of March, you’ll see these large sculptures being set up at practically every street […]

  • Editorial
    HORCHATA & AGUA DE VALENCIA

     VALENCIA DRINK: HORCHATA & AGUA DE VALENCIA The warm days are upon us so it’s still time for a long, cool drink. Valencia has two of its very own. Well, horchata was invented in the Sudan and Agua de Valencia, is really just Buck’s Fizz with a twist. However, let’s not get caught up with details, […]

  • Editorial
    FALLAS… BUSINESS AS USUAL

    Fallas is back. Foc i fum, ducks and teapots The way things are at the moment, many might question the sanity of anyone who is willing to spend millions of Euros on erecting huge papier-mâché ‘‘monuments’’ only to gleefully burn them to cinders just a week later. You also might be forgiven for thinking (especially […]

  • Art
    INTERVIEW WITH FALLAS ARTISTS

      INTERVIEW WITH FALLAS ARTISTS: FALLA WORKS Artista fallero Paco Pellicer tells ‘24/7 Valencia’ how fallas are made, what he thinks of ‘corporate’ fallas and what he likes best about the fiesta. Paco Pellicer and Marisa Falcó are fallas artists who run their own small workshop in the barrio del Carmen. The husband-and-wife team have been […]

  • Editorial
    John Lydon Interview (JOHNNY ROTTEN)

    Exclusive interview with John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) of Pil and The Sex Pistols John Lydon needs little introduction. He is one of the most important figures in popular culture of the last 40 years. As Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, with his ready sneer & dyed hair and searing wit and dangerous songs close […]

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