Are you ready for a weekend of culture and gastronomy in Valencia? In the blog of our Spanish school, El Rincón del Tándem, you will find some suggestions of plans for the next few days 😊
For this first weekend of April, we have selected some events related to culture and gastronomy in Valencia.
After a week of Spanish classes, it’s time for our students to enjoy the rest and the Valencian cultural life.
Take a look below and let us inspire you in your weekend plans…
XXXV Dansa València
From Saturday 2 to Sunday 10
Various venues and theatres in the city
We begin our little tour with a really interesting cultural event.
Dansa València is one of the most eagerly awaited annual events for lovers and fans of contemporary dance.
The festival, which this year celebrates its XXXV edition, aims to promote contemporary dance in all its expressions, bringing this art to the general public and providing a space for dialogue between professionals.
This year Dansa València counts with the participation of 25 companies (more than in previous editions), both local, national and international.
The rich programme includes:
- Dance performances in unconventional spaces, which take place in museums such as the CCCC and the Museum of Fine Arts.
- Free dance performances in open-air public spaces, such as the Plaza de la Virgen, the Turia Gardens or the Plaza del Patriarca.
- Dance performances in theatres such as the Teatro Rialto, La Nau, La Mutant, etc.
Finally, in addition to the performances, there will be a series of educational activities, talks and master classes.
Don’t miss this annual encounter with dance! Here you can consult the full festival programme 😊
Tres Mujeres Magnum
Till April 30
MuVIM, Calle Quevedo 10
This exhibition pays tribute to three female photographers, members of the Magnum Agency: Eve Arnold, Inge Morath and Cristina García Rodero.
Eve Arnold was the first of the three to join Magnum (in 1951) and focused her work mainly on film reportage, fashion and portraits, standing out for photojournalistic and political view.
Inge Morath, who started at the agency as an assistant to Cartier-Bresson, also developed her profession as a film, fashion, society and travel photographer. Her images from her numerous trips to China and Spain are very popular.
García Rodero is the only Spanish photographer to be part of Magnum. One of her best-known works is “La España oculta” (Hidden Spain), on the festivals and religious and pagan rituals of the villages of Spain.
Photo portrait is the theme of the 60 large-format photographs that make up the exhibition. Portraits of famous people, intellectuals and politicians as well as unknown men and women.
A journey in images that highlights the great wok of women in the field of photography 😊
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3, from 11am to 4pm
Plaza del Ayuntamiento
Valencia celebrates the arrival of spring with gastronomic initiatives that pay tribute to local products.
TastArròs, the gastronomic festival of Valencian rice, is celebrating its 5th edition this year.
The initiative involves 25 Valencian restaurants that will delight the palate of the attendees with rice dishes at the popular price of 4 euros.
During these days, there will be activities that highlight the historical tradition of rice cultivation and Valencian gastronomic culture.
Among them, the Sequera Urbà; a demonstration of the traditional way of drying rice, and the exhibition “Peixca a l’Albufera”, a display of the boats and fishing gear typical of this area.
Finally, the Town Hall Square will host a concert, several competitions and a forum to learn how to cook rice.
V festa de la carxofa d’Alaquàs
Sunday 3, from 10am to 2pm
Plaza de la Constitución (Alaquàs)
We continue our tour with a tasty plan that will introduce us to another star product of the Valencian Community.
Alaquàs celebrates its artichoke festival this Sunday, with a wide range of tapas, outdoor activities and a guided tour of the castle.
During this day it will be possible to taste tapas made with artichokes in 6 bars and restaurants and take part in a rice tasting at the gastronomic society El Cullerot (at 1pm).
A pleasant and tasty plan, very close to Valencia…
Finally, we hope that our selection of weekend events will encourage you to spend beautiful days of culture and gastronomy in Valencia.
As always, our Spanish school, El Rincón del Tándem in Valencia, invites you to continue practising Spanish outside the classroom and in everyday situations.
Have a nice weekend!