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Counting down to Deia 19 Festival De Las ArtesOctober 4, 2019

Deia 19 Arts Festival, happening between 11 and 13 October celebrates a new generation of Deia artists as well as those who have contributed to the unique cultural history of the village. Deia 19 features poetry and prose readings, musical events, food tastings, a recycled and sustainable fashion show and film, ceramic and art exhibitions. English, Spanish and Catalan will be the languages of the festival.

We’re only a week away from Deia 19 and now seems like the right time to take a closer look at what’s on offer over the festival weekend.

Deia 19 Festival highlights

  • Tertulia/Roundtable featuring poets Làia Martinez Lopez, Angel Terron, Nicole D’Amonville and Patsy Fllakoll-Alegria on contemporary Mallorquin literature and Balearic identity
  • Readings of new work from poets including Brian Patten, Roger McGough
  • Nueva Fotografia Deia exhibition of a new generation of Deia photographers – open daily
  • Painting exhibition – open daily
  • Upcycled and sustainable fashion show
  • Poets’ Walk featuring recordings of Robert Graves and Claribel Alegria among others on benches all over the village along with a brief biography of the poet and explanation of their Deia connection – open every day
  • Silent auction of art, ceramics, vintage fashion

Friday, 11 October

Restaurante Can Quet, Hotel Es Moli:

  • Tertulia on Balearic literature and poetry
  • Roundtable: descriptions of life in Deia past and present
  • Live music – acoustic Balearic style guitar

Hotel Es Moli:

  • Desi Friel – Irish music
  • Artisans’ market from 10-17hrs on the Deia Terrace

Visitors can also view the hotel’s collection of work by local artists. Es Moli’s Buganvilia Restaurant will offer a special lunch menu from 13-15hrs for €27 per person. To book a table, call +34 971 639 000 or email

We loved the project from the very beginning and, apart from hosting events and making a financial contribution, have offered rooms to artists travelling to Deia.

Jeannine Müller, Marketing and PR Manager, Hotel Es Moli

Sa Tanca, Deia:

  • Inauguration
  • Music
  • Nueva Fotografia Deia photographic and film exhibition
Pere Colom, Hamish, Ollie Halsall 1981

Sa Fonda:

With this festival we celebrate Deia’s artistic past and help build a foundation for its creative future.’

Oona and Jackie, organizers

Saturday 12 October 

Can Fussimany, a beautiful 17th century finca in the centre of Deia:

  • Exhibition of paintings, sculpture and ceramics
  • Food stalls
  • Poetry and prose readings with Irish comedian and actress Amanda Hurwitz as Master of Ceremonies
  • Unsealing of Time Capsule by Serafine Klarwein
  • Live chill music
  • Contemporary Film Festival curated by Balthazar Klarwein
‘Picture a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt musically, and toss in the most side-splitting stage patter imaginable, and you have Ms. Tudury.’
LA Weekly

Sa Fonda:

Sunday 13 October

Can Fussimany:

  • Ensaimada demonstration and tasting by local baker, Vicenç Reynes
  • Rare screening of the film Fire at the Ensaimada Factory by Deia legend Martin Tallents
  • Performance by Deia theatre company, ‘Es Seregall’
  • Artisan craft stalls
  • Live music
  • Food trucks

La Residencia:

  • Silent auction of local art, fashion, ceramics and prizes that include weekends at hotel Es Moli, in an agritourism destination, an apartment in Deia and in finca Son Rullan
  • Upcycled and sustainable fashion show by local children and models

We’ve always supported the Deia art scene in various different ways since the hotel was first opened in 1984. This festival is very much part of the artistic spirit of Deià and we’re delighted to play our part in making it a success.

Hanna Bornebusch, PR Manager, Belmond La Residencia

Deia 19 closing ceremony

The closing ceremony will also be held at Can Fussimany. A delicious, authentic paella will be prepared with love and skill by Jordi Ramone, AKA the Pa Amb Oli Band drummer. This is sure to be highly popular so please reserve your place at the information desks at any of the venues or email

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Can’t make it? You can still buy a highly collectible t-shirt and contribute to Deia 19’s success and pretend you were there.

Don’t forget, you can always call into the Charles Marlow offices opposite Belmond La Residencia and view a curated collection of local art. We’re also proud to have donated to support the festival.

David Holzer

A freelance writer for many years, David is the author of a number of books and magazine articles, mainly on the subjects of the Beat writers and yoga. He is fascinated by the remarkably rich cultural history of Deia, from Robert Graves to the present day.

David also teaches yoga for writers.

    Whilst a lot of weeks are getting booked up for this season, we still have availability across our collection. Please get in touch to secure your booking for this year's holiday. For more information, leave your details, or call us directly: 0034 971 636 427. If you wish to see an agent, we are happy to set up a video call.