• Editorial
    VALENCIA BOOKS TIMOTHY O’GRADY

    VALENCIA BOOKS TIMOTHY O’GRADY 1. Tell us something your background and travels…    I’m from Chicago. When I was twenty-one someone offered me the use of a house on a deserted island off the coast of Donegal in Ireland. I expected to return from there to America but never did. I lived in Dublin, London, Valencia […]

  • Editorial
    Naima Interview

    Valencia Music Naima 1. How did ‘Naima’ begin ? Naima began in 2004 with the intention of making music, influenced by jazz but not in any way bound to its rules and regulations. With the risk of being in no man’s land, where no-one can box us into a category, we prefer to develop our creativity […]

  • Food
    RESTAURANT CONTRAPUNTO ( BELOW THE OPERA HOUSE)

    Having previously eaten at this restaurant some months before our dinner date for ’24/7 Valencia’, we were very excited about a repeat visit. Our first dinner had been soon after it’s re-opening…more about that later. The restaurant, to be found on the terrace below, and part of the ‘Reina Sofia Palau de Les Arts’, is […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA BOOKS : MOVIES MADE IN SPAIN

      MOVIES MADE IN SPAIN In which small village in Guadalajara did Katherine Hepburn spend a summer making a film about Troy? Where did Steven Spielberg build his prisoner of war camp in Spain for ‘Empire of the Sun’? Which famous British actor tried to steal some jewels from the Spanish royal family’s summer palace […]

  • Music
    Sergent Garcia Interview

    Valencia Music Sergent Garcia 1. Tell us about your recent experience of travelling from the port of Valencia to the Caribbean in a sailing boat. Was it for musical reasons? I have been travelling for more than 15 years to Latin America and the Caribbean to work and investigate Afro-Caribbean music. I have worked in […]

  • Editorial
    MINDFULNESS IN VALENCIA

    MINDFULNESS IN VALENCIA  1. Tell us something about your background and experiences. Originally from London, I moved to Spain in 2012 to live in a Mindfulness Retreat Centre in the Marina Alta to be their cook for a year. I left a 10 year career in the NHS as a Speech Therapist for an adventure […]

  • Editorial
    BLOOD, SAND, BLUSTER, BRAVADO AND BRILLIANCE VICENTE BLASCO IBAÑEZ

    BLOOD, SAND, BLUSTER, BRAVADO AND BRILLIANCE VICENTE BLASCO IBAÑEZ Novelist, journalist, politician, war correspondent, founder of Utopian communes, publisher of books and newspapers, voluntary exile, tireless traveller, political prisoner, anti-cleric, duellist and womaniser; Vicente Blasco Ibañez was born in Valencia in 1867. His novels have made him one of Valencia’s most celebrated literary sons but […]

  • Art
    VALENCIA BAROQUE

    BAROQUE TREASURES IN THE HEART OF THE CARMEN Hidden at the end of a little passage way marked “Parroquia de San Nicolas”, about halfway down the Calle Caballeros amongst the tourist trap bars and “authentic “ bodegas, is one of the city’s greatest art treasures. The dazzling Baroque frescoes at the Church of San Nicolas […]

  • Editorial
    Monterey Bar y Discos

    Monterey As its name suggests… ‘Monterey Bar y Discos’ is a Bar & Record shop all in one. It started out 8 years ago as a vinyl store and it has been re-converted into a bar since 2011. They sell re-releases, second hand records as well as records from the present day. Regarding styles, you […]

  • Editorial
    ARTICLE ON CABANYAL

    Long live Cabanyal! You know when you hear about someone who bought a place for peanuts in some unfortunate area of London or New York, then the area became hip and their modest bolthole became a smart investment? That’s what seems to be happening in Cabanyal. It’s February already – the days are slipping by […]

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