Scribbler in Seville

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Ai WeiWei in Seville: Resistance and Tradition in a 14th-century monastery

Seville is a city which basks in its past glories. Mudejar architectural gems, endless churches built with the riches from the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries, religious paintings and portraits by the likes of Murillo, Zurbaran, Valdes…

29M in Sevilla

Today there was a general strike here in Spain, called by the two main trade unions, the CCOO and CGT, to protest against the new PP government’s labour reforms. I wanted to go on the march here in Seville, which…

A monument to fascism

Yesterday an announcement was made about the recommendations proposed by a special committee of “experts” (whose credibility is a cause for much discussion), set up to look into the Valle de los Caidos (the Valley of the Fallen), the massive, sinister mausoleum…

The Day After

See that little red spot at the bottom? That’s us! It’s now just over 24 hours since we knew for sure that our next Prime Minister would be Mariano Rajoy, leader of the PP – the Conservative Popular Party. With…

20N: some handy statistics

Here are some (very) quick facts and figures about the Spanish Election: which takes place today. Main parties Percentage of vote PP (Partido Popular, Conservatives) are expected to win: 45% Seats expected to win: 190-195 Percentage of vote PSOE (Partido…

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