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Amazing Theatre Festivals and Open Air Theatres in Spain

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Inspired by the brand new open-air community theatre in Laroles (in the Alpujarras) developed by Anna Kemp and her team, we’ve decided to compile a list of Spain’s best open air theatres which, for obvious reasons, come into their own in the Summer months. Not only are they places for enjoying outdoor dramatics and music festivals, but many of these theatres are wonderful architectural spaces in their own right. Which one is your favourite?

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International Sephardi Music Festival in Cordoba in June 2014

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Held in the wonderful Botanic Gardens of Cordoba, the 13th International Sephardi music festival in Spain showcases the different traditions of Sephardic culture. This year’s programme of events includes concerts by Spanish and international artists, seminars, wine-tasting, cooking demonstrations, dance workshops, a children’s storytime and a documentary screening.

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Totally Spain Guide to San Fermin Pamplona Bull Running Festival – Enjoy The Party Whether You Run With The Bulls Or Not

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We think everybody should see the passion and drama of the Pamplona bullrunning festival at least once in their lives – from the safety of the sidelines or up in a balcony with views of the action. The world-famous San Fermin festival held from 6-14 July is a busy one and it’s never too early to book your place.

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The Unmissable Cordoba Patios Festival

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There’s still time to organise a visit to Cordoba Patios Festival. Don’t miss this chance to view these incredibly beautiful displays undertaken by the residents of these spectacular shared outdoor living spaces. Last December, UNESCO added the Cordoba patios to its heritage of humanity list which protects the life and lifestyle of the patios and what they mean for the local community. This competition dates back to 1918 and always attracts huge interest both nationally and internationally AND we expect this year to be bigger and better because of the UNESCO listing. Continue reading