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ENDED OCTOBER THEATRE

ENDED OCTOBER THEATRE

Curtain’s up for some mighty impressive theatre,  opera, ballet and concert productions in Cadiz and Jerez. At Teatro Villamarta in Jerez there’s the musical Mary Poppins performed by Teatro Dioniso (October 10, 8.30pm); Phantom of the Opera (October 23rd, 8.30pm); and, for the bilingual…

ENDED: BLOOD, LOVE, GRAZALEMA

ENDED: BLOOD, LOVE, GRAZALEMA

OCTOBER 2-4. Few places show such an enthusiastic and vigorous passion for historical re-enactments as the Sierra de Cadiz. Certain selected events have lodged themselves firmly in the region’s psyche and now, with the full involvement of the local population, are replayed year after year in…

ENDED: CELTIC MUSIC, JEREZ

ENDED: CELTIC MUSIC, JEREZ

October 9. Celtic Music from Soylant Green. Mentioned because a) Soylant Green is the name of a pretty good sci-fi movie set in New York 2022 starring Charlton Heston as a battling cop, and b) because this sort of thing is unusual in Jerez. Or indeed Cadiz. Restaurante Tendido…

ENDED: FLAMENCO, CADIZ

ENDED: FLAMENCO, CADIZ

Until October 30. A series of performances celebrating Cadiz women in flamenco. This, the 9th cycle, is dedicated to the gaditana singer, Carmen de la Jara. Regarded by the experts as the great leader of the Cadiz cantes, she has also had enormous success  interpreting other forms, such as saetas…

DANCING ON THE BEACH

DANCING ON THE BEACH

Fridays through September. We love this funky Tarifa beach bar. Not only does the Bienestar have a great atmosphere, but it’s super-convenient, just a short stroll from the historic centre, and right on the best and broadest stretch of fine sand beach, Los Lances. It’s…

BOLONIA JAM SESSION

BOLONIA JAM SESSION

September 15. Farewell to the (official) summer season in musical style, with the Jammis del Estrecho, annual live music jam session put on by Puertas Abiertas cultural association. It’s become an annual institution. Starts 11pm. Details here and info on where to stay while you’re in…

PRANCING HORSES, JEREZ

PRANCING HORSES, JEREZ

SEPTEMBER 5 This is a gala performance of the very popular spectacular, ‘How the Andalucian Horses Dance’ by the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art, Jerez.  The celebrated horse ballet involves horses performing extraordinary moves to Spanish music. Riders look good too, dressed in traditional riding dress. And…

TABANCO TIME

TABANCO TIME

  JEREZ. Here’s your VERANO FLAMENCO daily schedule for the very fine Tabanco El Pasaje. There’s always something on at El Pasaje (obviously we’re not talking mornings here!), but through the summer they go the extra mile…

FLAMENCO THURSDAYS,

FLAMENCO THURSDAYS,

CADIZ Until August 20.One of the annual highlights of the summer: catch flamenco in the delightful setting of Baluarte de la Candelaria, Bay of Cadiz, one (late) Thursday night – or make a habit of it. For aficionados, here’s what to expect and when: Thursday, July 30…