Category Archives: Cultural events

London: The Argentine Film Festival 2014

Weary of the same old multiplex blockbusters? Stuck for weekend ideas yet cannot quite face the tumultuous task of Christmas shopping? London residents take note – the Argentine Film Festival is back for its third outing from 27th to 30th … Continue reading

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Friendly Spanish event: Argentine slang

As Friendly Spanish students, we are lucky enough to be able to take part in the language school’s own events where we meet other learners, relax with a drink and expand our Spanish in an informal and refreshing context. This … Continue reading

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Gabriel García Márquez: Five lesser known facts

Gabriel García Márquez sadly passed away last week, at home in Mexico City. The death of this renowned author and literary icon has prompted reflections on his talent and legacy all across the globe, with commentators worldwide participating in a chorus of … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza Chile: The City of Santiago Goes Festival Mad

The last few decades since the fall of Pinochet have seen calm and relative prosperity in Chile, allowing its capital Santiago to transform itself into a cosmopolitan, liberal and exciting metropolis. Many visitors remark that along with Buenos Aires, Santiago … Continue reading

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Seville: La Feria De Abril

Seville is Spain’s fourth largest city and represents the country at its most sizzlingly seductive. Whilst it has swelled to a sprawling metropolis in modern times, it retains at its core a vast yet homely and atmospheric tangle of narrow … Continue reading

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Santander – Spain-on-sea

Seaside Spain means the Mediterranean for most British holidaymakers, who instantly disregard the beautifully verdant and rugged northern Atlantic coast that stretches from the French border in the east, and Galicia in the west. This area, thanks to its moist … Continue reading

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Spanish Cultural Walk at the Museum of London

The Museum of London is one of the city’s top-rated tourist attractions. Tracing the progress of London and its Londoners from prehistory to modern times, it draws visitors from all corners of the globe (and plenty a Londoner too!). Following … Continue reading

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La Tomatina

More of an HP than a ketchup type of person? The idea of a Bloody Mary make you feel slightly sick? If this is the case, then perhaps it would be prudent to stay away from the small town of … Continue reading

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La Empanada

The ‘empanada’ is a large pie or turnover commonly filled with a combination of meat or fish, and vegetables – although variations abound, both in terms of the ingredients used and the style of the indicative pastry casing from which … Continue reading

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Museo a Cielo Abierto – Chilean Street Art

El Museo a Cielo Abierto in San Miguel is a set of thirty-seven murals located in the south of the city of Santiago de Chile. There is a colourful mixture of murals and graffiti that fills about 3,700 m2 of the … Continue reading

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