• Music
    Festival Season in July and August

    Summer’s here. It’s hot inside and there’s nothing new on Netflix. So it’d be better to get outside, there’s plenty to do, especially given that it is festival season! If you’re already keen as mustard to get into it but you’re still going to be stuck in the city for a while, don’t worry! You […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Feria de Julio 2017

    All the Fun of the Fair Valencia’s Fería de Julio will be 146 years old this year. When UB40, Salif Keita and Ara Malikian play concerts in the Viveros Gardens it will be  light years away from how the Feria’s stuffed shirt originators would have envisioned things back in the late 19th century. To survive […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina: Soaked to the Skin

    Buñol… Soaked to the skin La Tomatina (Probably the worlds biggest and certainly the messiest food fight). So when I heard that they were organizing a coach trip, I jumped at the chance to go. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, up to 40,000 people crammed into tiny streets. Mental! I mean I’ve […]

  • Popular Festivals
    SAN JUAN IN VALENCIA

    The start of something new. More than 400 years ago Lope de Vega wrote “Salen de Valencia, Noche de San Juan, Cien coches de damas, Al fresco de la mar”. On the night of the 23rd June Valencians all over the region will be celebrating San Juan. The biggest parties are a day later down […]

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    CINEMA JOVE 2017

    VALENCIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Cinema Jove celebrates its 33rd edition in Valencia from June 23 to July 1 with cycles dedicated to Pablo Trapero and Urban Art • The Argentine director will receive the ‘Luna de Valencia’ award in recognition of his career. • The official section will give an overview of the burgeoning number […]

  • Popular Festivals
    SAN VICENTE AND EASTER IN VALENCIA

    SAN VICENTE With the city all partied out and out of puff after Fallas, Valencia has never been big on Holy Week. Easter is a quiet affair around these parts. Some opt for a tentative pre-Summer trip to the beach in the patchy April weather. Others decide to get away to the mountains for fresh […]

  • 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 […]

  • Popular Festivals
    FALLAS…THE INSIDE DEAL BY FALLAS VETERANS

    MASCLETA Daytime fireworks are a very Valencian contribution to the world of pyrotechnics. Forget about pretty pictures in the sky, this is all about noise, rhythm, the smell of gunpowder and having your bones thoroughly shaken by the ferocious aural assault of the finale. All this under blue spring skies, amongst a huge and expectant […]

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