Monday, May 25, 2015

Citizen Welles

Special display of books and films dedicated to Orson Welles at the Public Library, commemorating the centenary of his birth.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The tyranny of the reigning champion

Just like in 2013, VRAC (blue shirt) won El Salvador in the semifinal match played yesterday at Campos de Pepe Rojo. El Chami took the lead by 0-10, but the defending champion reacted until the final result, 27-10. The final match will take place next weekend in Valladolid against the winner of other semifinal, Santboiana or Cisneros.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Paddle Surf Festival

The stand up paddle surfing is a sport originated in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. Paddlers race on lakes, large rivers and canals, ride breaking waves, and glide over long distances along sea coasts, often using tail winds to aid the trip.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

At the spinning class

Next Sunday will take place the municipal and regional elections in Spain. As you can imagine, every corner in the city is flooded with cartels and posters of the different political parties and even there are some people who don´t hesitate to openly campaign for their favourite candidate.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Museums for a sustainable society

Under this motto was held last Monday the International Museum Day. Among the side events organized for this day, I was lucky to attend the screening of three Buster Keaton´s medium-length silent films, with live musical improvisation (by pianist Ricardo Casas, a very talented musician, by the way) at the Museum of Sculpture´s Chapel. The films were The Electric House, The haunted house and The Play House. Sorry for the picture´s lack of quality. I took it with my cellphone´s camera.

Our World Tuesday

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mallakhamba exhibition...

...at Casa de la India, one of the side events of the 2015 Long Night of Museums. For those of you who, like myself, haven´t heard of Mallakhamba before, this is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses in concert with a vertical wooden pole or rope. The word also refers to the pole used in the sport. Quite spectacular, actually.

Skywatch Friday
Our World Tuesday

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Long Night of Museums!

The first edition of this international event took place in Berlin in 1997. The concept has been very well received, and since then the number of participating institutions and exhibitions has risen dramatically, spreading to over 120 other cities throughout Europe. Tonight, my personal recommendation is Vinyl days, at the MPH.

Friday, May 15, 2015

15-M

This anti-austerity movement had its origin in social networks such as Real Democracy NOW (Spanish: Democracia Real YA) or Youth Without a Future (Spanish: Juventud Sin Futuro), among other civilian digital platforms and 200 other small associations. Demonstrations began on May 15th 2011, with an initial call in 58 Spanish cities. In Valladolid, they took place at Plaza de Fuente Dorada, where an improvised camp was established.

Signs, Signs

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Castilian market: Starting the performance

Today is San Pedro Regalado, a local bank holiday in Valladolid. Lots of fun and events all along the day. One of the most colorful is the staging of La Ruta del Hereje by Azar Teatro, which has become a must see among San Pedro Regalado´s celebrations. Today will be two performances, at 12 and 18 p.m. Let´s enjoy as much as we could!

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