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Tales of Deia

Spotlight #6: High Deià – an abundance of sunshine and magic

Every month we bring to your attention a tiny part of the wonderful West Coast…

Reliving those golden Deia Heydays with Oona Lind Napier and Jackie Waldren

Deia Heydays 1960-2000 is a recently published book that celebrates what its authors Oona Lind…

Deià holiday reading: some humble suggestions

You may be reclining in the hollow of a boulder lined with a towel down…

Brendan McCann painting in Charles Marlow's office in Deia

Have a Look at the Local Art in the Charles Marlow Office in Deia

Deià is an artists’ village. Therefore, since we opened Charles Marlow’s Deià office it’s been…

The George and Cecilie Sheridan Art Collection at La Residencia Hotel book launches on Friday

The book launch of The George and Cecilie Sheridan Art Collection at La Residencia Hotel…

Villa Rullan, Deià’s ‘pretty house’, opens as home for new bistro and wellness centre

Two new ventures are set to open Saturday 12 May 2018 at the wonderful Villa…

The Oracular Tachyon Deck crowdfunding campaign: collectable oracle cards inspired by Deià’s great art magician

The Oracular Tachyon Deck is a set of 70 oracle cards that uses images and…

Stephen Hawking in Deia: a very brief history

I don’t think I’ll ever stop being surprised at the number of remarkable people who…

Reading ‘The Accidental Feminist’ and encountering Chico the Deia monkey

The poet paused in his reading, gazed out to sea. His audience, gathered in the…

The Mediterranean Review and memories of Deias gone by

Towards the end of last summer, an American lady called into the offices of Charles…

The Big Green Book by Robert Graves and Maurice Sendak: not quite what it seems?

The Big Green Book, a 1962 collaboration between Robert Graves and writer and illustrator Maurice…

Secret surrealist Desmond Morris and Deia

Ever since I first saw it, I’ve been intrigued by a dreamlike surrealist painting by Desmond…

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and its connection to Deia

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam has long been one of the most popular poems in…

Len Lye and Robert Graves: two ‘old myth men’ in Deia

Artist and filmmaker Len Lye and writer Robert Graves were both maverick visionaries. Despite their…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Santana, Miles Davis, Earth Wind and Fire & Deià

In late April almost twenty years ago I took my first ever swim down at…

Erotic Deià and Anais Nin

A few weeks ago when I was talking to Tille del Negro about her amazing…

The Rebirth of Robert Graves Part Three: Enter the White Goddess followed by Muses

If only Robert Graves’s The White Goddess had appeared in July. It would have fit…

The Rebirth of Robert Graves Part Two: O Life! O Sun! O Deià!

In July 1926, ninety years ago this month, Robert Graves and Laura Riding consummated a…

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