Jorge Beda exhibition

The current art exhibition in the Calle Real is “Comida de Ballena” (Whale Food) by the painter and sculptor Jorge Beda who produced many of the public statues around the island. The exhibition features large expensive paintings, small ones for just 50€ and everything in between. It will be up until the end of the month.

November 19, 2014

Mariana Arranz Exhibition

I rather like the current exhibition in the Calle Real, by Mariana Arranz. For one thing, the paintings are very varied, but I liked nearly all of them. For another, they’re rather cheap. The exhibition will be there until Friday. Do pop in if you’re in town.

October 28, 2014

Lujan Crafts Shop

Traditional embroidery, Casa Lujan, Puntallana, La Palma There’s a shop of crafts from La Palma beside the museum at Casa Lujan in Puntallana. It sells things like traditional embroidery and ceramics. In the centre of the room, there’s a traditional loom, although they didn’t have any rugs for sale when I was there. (Palmeran rugs are made with a linen warp, and rag weft. If you order one, you generally…

October 25, 2014

La Palma’s Craft Fair, 2014

Every year La Palma holds a craft fair, and usually there’s an amazing variety of crafts on display and sale: embroideries, cigars, ceramics, woodcarving, paining on glass, bags made out of goatskins, leatherwork, hand-made paper, etc. Last year’s fair was held in Los Cancajos. This year it will be in Tijarafe football ground from today (Wednesday 13th) until Sunday 17th. It’s open from 11 am until 9 pm.   It’s…

August 13, 2014


The Canarian Tourist Board have some good ideas. One was to invite 7 artists from all around Europe to visit an island each with a local artist, and La Palma got Steve Simpson. who was hosted by Victor Jaubert. You can see the work of the artists at the Twitter hashtag #onthedraw

July 21, 2014

RGO Photographer of the Year Shortlist

The Royal Greenwich Observatory has announced the shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the year. They got 2,500 entries! As you can see fromt eh photo above, the standard is amazing. Go and see them at El Observatorio Real de Greenwich ha anunciado la lista para el Fotógrafo Astronomico del Año. ¡Tienen 2.500 entradas! Como se puede ver fromt eh foto de arriba, la norma es increíble. Ve a…

July 16, 2014