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December in Deia: on with the lights!

As we tap dance closer to Christmas, I always think that Deia takes on some…

Mountain Radio: on air in Deia very soon

  Mountain Radio, which goes live very soon, will offer listeners a mix of music,…

Creativity thrives in the Clot with Sunna Wathen

On Monday and Tuesday, after her kids have gone to school and the remnants of…

Deia’s Soul Shepherdess

When Deia resident and dream worker Monika Evans discovered that Robert Graves had written a…

10 reasons why Mallorca’s better in the autumn

  The joys of autumn in Deia are encapsulated for me by the smell of…

David Holzer

The Deia Olive Press is written and edited by David Holzer. David, who lives in…

A very Deia ghost story

The Dia de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, happens on October 31st. If…

Battling (nicely) for compassion in Deia

The Battle for Compassion, a film by Jonathan Leighton, was enthusiastically received when it was…

Remembering Sue Lloyd-Roberts

Pioneering British television journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts who died this week was one of those remarkable…

Remembering Patti Smith in Deia

One hot night in July 2010 Patti Smith and her band gave a concert at…

5Rhythms dancing with Jessica Howie in Mallorca

Try 5Rhythms just once and, like me, you could become hooked on this uniquely liberating…

Wake up Dance in Deia!

It’s been a great summer for music in Deia and it’s not over yet.  Mind…

Mason Hoffenberg and Candy: the Deia connection

When I discovered that the writer Mason Hoffenberg lived in Deia for a time I…

Part IV: The Book of AM today

Part of the pleasure of listening to the Book of AM was trying to identify…

Walking time in Deia: converted to mountains

I never thought I’d love mountains the way I do now. I was raised in…

The Book of AM Part III: An astonishing afterlife

When I first pulled Dave Templeton’s copy of the Book of AM out of his…

The Deia Playlist: September

Over the years, many musicians – some famous, others rather more obscure – have visited…

A place in the community – talking to Patrick of Charles Marlow

Charles Marlow is determined to become Deia’s most trusted and highly regarded real estate agency.…

The extraordinary story of Deia-born cult album Book of AM Part II: Making timeless music

  The Book of AM musicians March 1978 The Book of AM was recorded on…

Sunna Wathen: Deia artist inspired by life

Sunna Wathen’s show at the La Ruina Exhibition Space at the old bakery in Deia’s…

Mallorca’s ten best hidden beaches and calas

Mallorca, quite rightly, has earned the reputation of being one of Europe’s favourite destinations when…

Magical, mythical, impossible – writer Helen Walsh and Deia

  Deia is the setting for The Lemon Grove, Helen Walsh’s fourth novel. Her first,…

Summer Cala Reads

Deia Cala may be one of the most literary spots on earth in which to…

The extraordinary story of Deia-born cult album Book of AM

Part I: A Strange Discovery I first heard about the Book of AM from Lali,…

Open mic night at S’Hortet Saturday 8th August

Deia tea room, S’Hortet is fast becoming one of the most pleasant places in which…

The Deia Playlist: August

Over the years, many musicians – some famous, others rather more obscure – have visited…

Jackie Waldren – the outsider who became an insider

When I want to know something about Deia, I ask Jackie Waldren. She first arrived…

Jay Ansill, Deia, Laura Riding and Cheese

Ever since he came to Deia for the first time in 2002, American musician Jay…

The Resi hosts Conversations with Lynne Franks

This summer, Lynne Franks will be having Conversations With Inspiring Women at the Resi in…

Deia artist David Templeton at The Resi

Deia artist David Templeton has an exhibition at The Resi opening Saturday 25 July. The…

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