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7.12.2019Doubting Thomas And The Pigs Of Sineu
The Sineu fair (Fira de Sant Tomàs) is the Mostra de Matances, the show of products made from slaughtered pigs, with charcuterie - sobrassada especially - the star of the show.
28.11.2019Advent, Christmas Lights And Fairs
The switching-on of the lights in Palma this week is in keeping with how authorisation for illumination for Advent was once given.
24.11.2019Patterns With Tongues And Bonfires
"Roba de llengües" (cloth of tongues) in Majorca is the only example in Europe of the "ikat" dyeing technique still being used.
13.11.2019The Other Capital Of Majorca
The capital of the Part Forana. A capital created from rivalry, from industry, from a market, and from a fair.
8.11.2019Santa Maria la Major: The coronation and the fiestas
Over 20,000 people were packed into a football ground for the coronation of an image of the Virgin Mary.
30.10.2019The Founding Of The Seventh Art
Away from Palma, the Teatre-Cine Recreatiu in Llucmajor led the way on the island for what was being called the seventh art.
19.10.2019Majorca's Greatest Celebrity
Errol Flynn had an association with the island during the 1950s that surpassed pretty much any other celebrity link that had preceded him or was to come after him.
11.10.2019Deià And Art Tourism
Deià had its "school" of artists in the same way that Pollensa did, yet it is Pollensa which enjoys far greater prominence for having been at the centre of artistic promotion.
5.10.2019Visions Of An Orchestra
The Balearic Symphony Orchestra, of which Majorca is rightfully proud, owes much to the vision of three contemporaries - Antoni Noguera, Josep Tous and Josep Balaguer.
28.9.2019A Majorcan World Viewed Through Wine
The Majorcan "Weltanschauung" (world view), Josep Maria Llompart said, can be observed "through the transparencies of a glass of red wine".
21.9.2019How To Create A Tradition
The dances of the Archangels in Calonge for the Sant Miquel fiestas were created ten years ago.
13.9.2019The School Built Like A Palace
The architect responsible for the school in Sa Pobla also designed what became the royal residence in Palma.