Ignacio Vleming

BIO:
Despite his Dutch surname, Ignacio Vleming considers himself to be a Madrileño through and through. A journalist and poet, on his blog he shares with his readers some of the capital city’s hidden corners, curiosities and anecdotes.

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Inclusive Love at the Thyssen

Categoría: Art & Culture LGBT May 30, 2017
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In a month’s time the city centre will probably be bursting at the seams… the seams of the rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBT community. Roughly three million visitors are expected to arrive in Madrid to celebrate WorldPride, a huge party that draws massive crowds demanding the right to love without labels. Further …

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Chris Garneau

Categoría: Art & Culture LGBT April 28, 2017
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Singer-songwriter Chris Garneau, one of the most distinctive and intimate voices on the international scene, will be giving a couple of concerts on 5 and 6 May at Naves de Matadero.…

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The Fauves at Recoletos

Categoría: Art & Culture November 4, 2016
The Fauves at Recoletos

The show presented at the MAPFRE Foundation’s Recoletos Exhibition Hall displays paintings, drawings and ceramics to illustrate the creative revolution brought in by Fauvism, the movement that between 1904 and 1908 opened up the way for the historic avant-garde and included artists like Matisse, Derain and Dufy.…

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Architecture Month

Categoría: Art & Culture September 16, 2016
Architecture Month

Exhibitions, conferences, guided tours and, in particular, the opening of some of the city’s most interesting buildings are activities that form part of Architecture WeekOpen House and MOM, three initiatives that throughout October give people the opportunity to discover part of Madrid’s secret heritage.…

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In search of the sound of Madrid

Categoría: Art & Culture Entertainment July 15, 2015
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Choosing a genre of music to define Madrid is an almost impossible task. For many, the pop-rock of the Movida is still the style that best represents the local Madrid character. Others emphatically claim that flamenco, added to UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, is the definitive music of the …

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Faro de Moncloa

Categoría: Art & Culture Entertainment With the kids June 3, 2015
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Only 20 minutes away by metro from Puerta del Sol stands the Faro de Moncloa, a 110-metre tower with 360 degree views across the urban landscape of Madrid and the Guadarrama mountain range.…

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Abelló Collection

Categoría: Art & Culture October 8, 2014
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Juan Abelló and his wife Ana Gamazo paint an exceptionally revealing picture of themselves through the works that comprise this collection, which can be viewed at CentroCentro Cibeles until 1 March.…

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