The Scoop – 6 Events in Spain, February 2011

By Regina Winikle-Bryan

Exploring Spain, One Festival at a Time.......

Exploring Spain, One Festival at a Time.......

Here’s the scoop on what’s hot this month in Spain! Every month The Spain Scoop brings you our top picks of events, parties, openings and festivals around the Iberian Peninsula! Enjoy!

1. Jan 24th to Feb 6th

Madrid: Gastrofestival –

Gastrofestival celebrates fine food with a programme of public events. City restaurants (some Michelin-starred) offer special set-menus.

2. Feb to June

Barcelona: Guitar Festival

The 2010 festival features concerts by Quimi Portet, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension and Paco de Lucía. Venues are : Palau de la Música Catalana, L’Auditori and the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

3. Now until the 5th of Feb 2011

Noir Barcelona Festival

Noir literature, film, bars, more…..if you love Noir, don’t miss this!

4. Until the 6th of Feb 2011

Canary Islands Festival for classical music.

In 2011, concerts include the Russian National Philharmonic with conductor Vladimir Spivakiv, the Wiener Symphoniker I with Fabio Luisi and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Charles Dutoit.

5. Feb – April 2011

Eat Calcots in Catalonia!

Not a festival so much as a culinary tradition you will not want to miss! Now is the season for sweet grilled onions!

6. Feb 17th -26th

Vermillion Wine – a play in English

A thriller for the theatre in the tradition of The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep

Private eye Ian Sinclair was in love with Rebecca Eckhardt, a schizophrenic who ended up sticking a knife in his ribs. She escapes the asylum and Sinclair must confront madness, betrayal and murder in a world where nothing and no one are what they seem.

Set in 1948 New York, Vermilion Wine is a loving tribute to film noir – with a twist.

Twice produced in New York, it is packed with femme fatales & villains, love & bullets.


17, 18, 19 February (Thu, Fri, Sat) at 9pm

25, 26 February (Fri, Sat) at 9pm

Matinees: 19 & 26 (Sat) at 3pm

The Scoopettes when searching for a place to lay your head in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and all other major Spanish cities.

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