Palma de Mallorca, 16th Aug 06
PALMA’S THRIVING ART & MUSIC SCENE
Palma's cultural scene is buzzing and here's why...
Mallorca, one of the favourite holiday destinations for the British holidaymaker, has undergone a cultural revolution in the past 10 years. In that time its’ capital city of Palma has had a complete “facelift” with millions of euros being spent on the restoration of the capital’s fine historic buildings and monuments. Alongside this ongoing restoration programme, a vibrant art and music scene has started to emerge.
Today, art enthusiasts can visit approximately over 30 independent art galleries in Palma alone. The capital is said to have more galleries per capita than any other European city. Shows and expositions are being organised for up and coming artists almost on a weekly basis.
This great energy and activity coupled with the fact that Palma is only two hours flying time from most major European cities is attracting international art investors to the city, which is further fuelled by its growing international residential population.
On September 21st all the art galleries in Palma open their doors to the public for an “Art Open Night” when the city’s art institutions, galleries and artists gather. In addition, visitors have another opportunity to meet artists during the second annual Artevisita event which runs from 5-8th October all over the island. Local artists open their workshops to the public providing them with an opportunity to buy directly from the artist. For more information: www.laartevisita.com.
Palma’s music scene is also buzzing and in the past couple of months several new music cafes and jazz clubs have opened:
Jazz Voyeur Club, Calle Apuntadores 5, La Lonja. Tel: + 34 971 720 780
Located in the heart of the old town, this club has been opened by the organisers of the Jazz Voyeur Festival, this club is intended to be a meeting place and a great venue for live local and international jazz. Open all year round from 19.00 to 01.00 am Sunday – Thursday and until 03.00 am on Friday and Saturday. Daily Happy Hour (s) from 20.00 – 22.00 – 50% discount on all drinks. Entrance is free and when live music is playing a small cover charge of 5 euros is charged. For a full programme of music and more information go to: www.jazzvoyeur.com
Jazz Voyeur is also organising a photographic exhibition called “Round Jazz” featuring a variety of jazz artists by José Manuel Horna. The “Round Jazz” exhibition will be open from 14 – 16 September at the Bellas Artes, Casal Balagueur in C/de la Union, Palma (close to the C & A department store). Opening times: Mon-Fri 11.00 – 13.30 & 17.30 – 20.30 Sat 11.00 – 13.30. Entrance free. More information: www.jazzvoyeur.com
Hotel Saratoga Jazz Club, Paseo Mallorca 6. Tel:+ 34 971 72 72 40
Located on the 7th floor of this city hotel with views over the Bay of Palma and the old town. Open all year round featuring mainly local jazz bands on Thursday and Friday evenings. Open from 21.30 pm for dinner with music from 23.00 to 01.00 am. Entrance is free. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Contemporary Music Bars/Cafes, herewith a selection of the latest:
Lontano, Calle San Magin,70. Tel: 971 280 128
Located in the trendy Santa Catalina area features a range of music from underground classics to electronica. Open Mon-Sat 22.30 – 04.00. More information: email@example.com
Blonde Café, Plaza Salvador Coll, 10. Tel: +34 971 213 646
A stone’s throw away from Palma’s Plaza Major featuring international dj’s from 19.00 – 01.00, Thurs – Sat. Serving healthy foods and Mojitos. Internet connection.
Club 113, Paseo Maritimo, Darsena Can Barbara.
Located next to the small harbour opposite the Club de Mar. Featuring resident and guest dj’s throughout the week. Fri – Sat 22.00 until late.
For where to go and What’s on in Palma consult the new “Vamos” guide: www.vamos-mallorca.com
For further general art/cultural information go to: www.palmademallorca.es or www.palmavirtual.es
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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