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Three poetic lives touched by Robert Graves

Robert Graves touched the lives of many of us and his influence as a poet…

Kevin Ayers and Deia – all that crazy gift of time

  Legendary British singer-songwriter Kevin Ayers lived in Deia off and on from the 1960s…

Romantic Deia and the worship of love

Like you perhaps I have many intensely romantic Deia memories. But is the village inherently…

Interview with Andrew Maclear on living in Fornalutx & Mallorca

Mallorca is full of interesting people and Andrew Maclear is certainly one of them. A…

Interview with ceramicist Maria De Haan on relocating to Deiá

Deiá resident and ceramicist Maria De Haan, grew up in the Kent English countryside in…

Why American author Luke Rhinehart is necessary now more than ever

American author Luke Rhinehart was inspired to finish his great cult novel ‘The Dice Man’…

Luke Rhinehart on being Naked Before the World in Deià

In which The Dice Man author Luke Rhinehart  talks about Naked Before the World, his…

Luke Rhinehart’s Invasion: keeping you warm in these chilly times

Invasion by Luke Rhinehart is the latest book by the cult American author who lived…

Want to book a holiday in Mallorca? Enjoy Nikol’s top tips

Want to book a holiday in Mallorca? With five years experience of living on the…

Recharging in the Mallorca January calms

The warm, sunny and still days of the Mallorca January calms offer the perfect opportunity…

Charlie’s Corner and the importance of transparency in the property business

It is the start of a New Year and an opportunity to set new intentions.…

A portmanteau post to usher in 2017

Los Reis arrived last night to hand out gifts but the fiesta celebrating the first time…

Happy New Year Deià

This is the time of year when writers everywhere look back on what they’ve written…

A Christmas Fairytale of Deià

I close my eyes behind my sunglasses and hear their voices drifting across the years. Luke…

An Angry Young Man in Deià: simply look sideways

By the time he arrived in Deià in September 1968* the writer Colin Wilson was…

Watch ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Palma this season, 15-18 December

Feeling festive or dare I say Scrooge-esque!? We all have our feelings and emotions about Christmas…

Disorderly facts: celebrating Robert Graves again

Robert Graves was born on 7 December 1895. This is the second year in which…

Artist Carrie Jean Goldsmith’s love letter to Deià

  One of my favourite things about Deià is the way I’m constantly discovering new…

Mallorca’s first jazz club: The Indigo Jazz Club

Today the area known as El Terreno in Palma is a ghost town. It’s hard…

Voyaging in musical time and Spain with Ramón Farrán

Speaking to Ramón about the making of the El Olivo album I realised I had…

The making of Ramón Farrán’s El Olivo

Listening to El Olivo, music by Ramón Farrán for poems by Robert Graves, is one of…

The mystery of El Olivo

It began in the treasure trove front room of Deià artist and musician David Templeton.…

Latin American writers in Deià

In Tuning up at Dawn, Tomás Graves’s splendid book about his life in music in…

Of pilgrims and podcasts: Deià conversation

One of the great pleasures of a day spent drifting through Deià is the way each…

Is Bob Dylan laying low in Deià?

Earlier this week, a couple strolling up to Belmond La Residencia heard what sounded very…

Mariana Alzamora: A journey of hope in art

The exhibition by Mariana Alzamora which opens at the wonderful Sa Tafona gallery space in…

On being thankful for Deià

I’ve been away for a while and just arrived back on the island. While I…

Ruthven Todd: rescuing a reputation and a set of dentures

Ruthven Todd is a fascinating British writer who first visited Robert Graves in Deià in…

Experience a Mystical Mountain Retreat on our north-west coast

On her first visit to England, a Spanish friend of mine said ‘England is a…

Miró, Miró on the café wall

Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893. His mother was Mallorquin, as was his…

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