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Fair is fair. Eleven years ago, 24/7 Valencia started with nothing and we have worked our way up to become the definitive English Speaking guide to Valencia in 2011. Readers respect the fact that ‘24/7 Valencia’ has paid its dues and has got to where it is today by giving them what they want: informed articles, colourful photography, an attractive lay out, up-to-date listings, a packed agenda and so much more. 24/7 Valencia is the only guide to Valencia recommended by the local, national and international media. This includes The Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, CNN.com, Footprints, Business Traveller magazine, Time Out, Let’s Go, Thomas Cook, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, El País, Levante-EMV, Super Deporte and many more. World traveller and ‘Lonely Planet’ writer Miles Roddis has lived in Valencia since 1985 and has been involved with over 50 titles for the renowned Lonely Planet series! In the very latest ‘Lonely Planet Valencia Encounter’ book he informs the readers of: “long-established...24/7... available in tourist offices and major tourist outlets...the best of the freebie guides in English.” With a quiet determination and a steely resolve, ‘24/7 Valencia’ is going from

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Plaza del Cedro: Rough Diamonds in Concrete City I once took a Barrio del Carmen-dwelling English friend out in the Plaza del Cedro. Sitting on plastic chairs on a car park outside Chiscón, he wasn’t too impressed with the surroundings. “This is concrete city” he told me, “it doesn’t feel like Spain”. Set around a drab municipal park, the area certainly doesn’t look much, but away from the bright lights and tourists of the city centre, there’s been a healthily diverse and inventive nightlife scene here for over twenty years and there are plenty of little gems to be found amongst the ‘70s housing blocks and the skinny, council issue trees. Plaza del Cedro or Ciudad Jardín, as it is also known, is the area of the city between C/ Dr. Manuel Candela and C/ Músico Ginés, west to east, and Avenida Blasco Ibáñez and C/ Santos Justo y Pastor, north to south. Construction in the area started in 1965 to house the large number of ‘immigrant’ workers coming into the city from Albacete and Cuenca, which meant the area has always been predominantly Spanish-speaking whereas just a few streets down, from C/ Ramiro de Maeztu to

Avenida del Puerto, it’s much more common to hear Valenciano. The descendants of the manchegos and conquenses now share the area with students from the University and the Polytechnic who have played a big part in making the barrio what it is. Before all this, of course, it was all fields and ‘huerta’ crossed only by the Camino de Algirós following the channel from the Mestalla river to the sea, which was built by the Moors to irrigate the surrounding fields. The French, under Marshal Suchet, set up camp here during the Napoleonic siege of the city. A row of whitewashed country houses in C/ José de Orga, which dips down below modern street level, are the only remnants of the old camino now, home to pre-school nurseries and the headquarters of an equally infantile far-right political party. Back in the ‘80s, Plaza del Cedro was the little brother overspill for the then-raucous student haunts of Plazas Xúquer and Honduras –a few idiosyncratic bars paying cheaper rent on the edge of the scene. Now, with its potpourri of styles and atmospheres, it has outgrown Xúquer and outlived Honduras.

In the Cedro, more than anywhere else in the city, it’s all about the music. At the last count there were 13 different venues in this small area which offer regular live music (mostly small local bands but some bigger international acts in places like Wah-Wah) and most of the other bars host occasional concerts. The bars here are old school; many of them are largely defined by the music they play. There are few background music players set on random and, in most cases, someone actually makes the effort to put music on that the punters have especially come to hear. While the Carmen has lost old stalwarts like Lip, Revolver and Capsa and Cánovas no longer hosts Tranquilo Niebla, there are similar bars in Cedro which have remained pretty much unchanged for nearly twenty years, sticking with a defined personality and attracting a loyal clientele who can’t find what they’re looking for elsewhere. Some of them won’t be to everyone’s taste but that, of course, is not the point, they are not showing any signs of changing and you might find just what you are looking for. Special mention in this category must be given to two bars with


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very different musical styles; the small but always lively Tornillo, one of the last of a dying breed of great indie pop bars with its guest DJs keeping things constantly up to date, and the famous rock bar El Asesino with its friendly grittiness and regular live concerts. Both of which are packed to the rafters every weekend night with people from all over the city who know what they like and like what they know. Two other old favourites, Tendur and Colores, offer something completely different and are quieter and more geared towards a chat over Agua de Valencia, coffees, cubatas and dice games. The Plaza del Cedro is not especially known for its culinary delights but there are three more-than-decent, no-nonsense menú del día / tapas bars in Justo, Trébol and perhaps the best of the bunch, La Xarxa. There are also a couple of Italian restaurants down C/ Ramón de Campoamor, one of which, Il Genovino, has Italian satellite TV and shows calcio (Italian football) matches, making it popular with Italian Erasmus students. One of the classics of the area is unlike any of the other neighbouring bars. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s been a student in Valencia in the last thirty years and hasn’t at some time shared a litre bottle of beer and a plate of ham or cheese in Bodega Fila ‘El Labrador’, which backs onto Plaza Cedro and whose entrance is in Manuel Candela. Photos Kaiko / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

A rowdy and shouty, family-run, spit-andsawdust sort of a place with cheap prices and no music, it’s a wine, beer and pickles shop as well as a bar. Its only decoration are the rows and rows of spirits stacked high along one wall and the ancient-looking metallic fridges and huge wooden barrels full of dodgy fortified wine behind the bar. Along the end of C/ Ramón de Campoamor there’s a row of larger, late night clubs. WahWah is the area’s live venue par excellence, run by music fans who used to run Revolver in the Carmen, it is one of the busiest concert venues in the city, specialising in up-andcoming and established guitar bands from Spain and abroad. Post-gig it is a popular alternative music dance club. Down the road is the more mainstream Matisse, which attracts a wide range of age groups (a euphemism for ‘mostly over 30’) and plays danceable pop of varying styles and periods and has regular live concerts, mostly Spanish but sometimes international, including the late Elliott Smith. Although it’s slightly more upmarket than most of the other bars in the area, there’s no entry fee for discos and drinks are not too pricey so it ends up getting pretty packed. This creates a free and easy atmosphere, which means it’s always a fun way to end the night. Next door is Velvet where you can sit and drink and look cool at the long bar or dance to garage and ‘60s pop

with the indie kids and students at the back. On the other side of the street is the roomy Cruz del Sur, a nice place for a quiet pint of honey rum from the Canary Islands. If that lot is not enough for you, new bars are springing up all the time and in keeping with the feel of the area, they have their own way of doing things. Café Infinito on C/ Poeta Más y Ros must be one of the most welcoming bars in the city, either for a coffee, a few beers, cocktails or Italian-influenced food. Infinito has exhibitions, theme nights and music quizzes and they have set up a mini-circuit with other places in the area such as Paranoid Tees, where you can design and print your own T-shirt, and the pop artstyled night club Deluxe Pop Club. Also on Poeta Más y Ros is La Kasbah Tetería, where you can try Arabian teas and food, listen to Middle Eastern music and even learn how to belly dance. While Plaza del Cedro isn’t the prettiest or even the hippest part of town, it remains defiantly itself. Concrete city it may be, but it’s also friendly, creative and down-to-earth and it sure as hell feels like Spain.

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JASON WEBSTER against it, and as such it has cathartic power. Where would all that bloodlust go if you got rid of it? I think it probably channels something in human nature that would otherwise run loose, looking for some other means of expressing itself. Like football hooliganism, for example. It hardly exists in Spain. Now why is that? The research you did for the book on police procedures in Spain and Valencia was obviously quite deep; did the relevant departments offer their help willingly?

Regular readers of mine will know I am quite a fan of Jason Webster. I have read all four of his previous books and thoroughly enjoyed them all. I particularly enjoyed the last one, Sacred Sierra, so I looked forward to receiving his latest work and first novel, Or the Bull Kills You, featuring Max Cámara, a flamenco-and-brandy-loving detective working in Homicidios in Valencia. The book begins in Fallas, with Max having to stand in as judge for his superior at a corrida, a sport he loathes, and the murder of a famous matador following the bullfight. The ensuing investigation over the five days of the fiesta and, coincidentally, the final days of an election campaign that has, at its core, the proposed banning of the sport, takes place in the streets and bars of Valencia, inland to the mountains and south to L’Albufera. It’s a fast-paced and well-plotted read and on the way we learn a lot about bullfighting, the city and Las Fallas and Cámara’s own demons. Can you tell us a little about your life since we last chatted on the publication of the excellent Sacred Sierra, and a little about the progress of the farm. Things have been quiet at the farm for a while. My wife and I have our hands tied up with two very small boys (two-and-a-half years and three weeks old, respectively), so we’re spending more time in Valencia, specifically in the huerta, where we have a little place in the middle of the orange groves. What made you decide on a detective novel for this, your fifth book, when all the others have been factual? I’ve been wanting to move into fiction for some time. I think fiction equates more with our experience of the world around us –

sensations and feelings that are subsequently crafted into a kind of narrative by our imaginations. But I’ve always regarded myself as a storyteller first and foremost, so this isn’t too big a leap for me. How has the experience of writing a piece of fiction differed from writing your other books? It’s not as different as you might imagine. Essentially I think writers write, and then other people come along and start labelling it ‘fiction’ or ‘non-fiction’. The funny thing is that when you write a book of fiction everyone wants to know how much of yourself is in it. And when you write non-fiction people ask how much of it is ‘made up’. All my writing involves a strong element of storytelling, so character, plot, atmosphere – these are all key elements regardless of whether it’s a novel or travel literature. I am guessing you are more of an aficionado of bullfighting than your book’s hero Max Cámara. Am I right, or do you think, like your fictional Mayoress, that it should be banned? I have ambiguous feelings about bullfighting. But I feel even stronger that this modern mania of banning things we don’t like is quite out of control. The moral dilemma at the heart of bullfighting is obvious, but I’m more prepared to hear the argument against it from a vegetarian than from a meat-eater. Abattoirs are not fun places, so I don’t quite understand how you can eat steak and wear leather jackets and at the same time be against los toros. Also, I wonder what the effect of banning bullfighting would be. It’s an ancient ritual, a blood rite, and I sometimes wonder if there isn’t some collective benefit from its existence here. There is art in bullfighting, whether you’re for or

I’ve learnt to avoid doing anything in Spain ‘by the book’. You reach out; you spread the word, and wait for solutions to come to you. I have a friend who is a high court judge, and he was able to fill me in on a lot of things. Then a couple of contacts I made in the Spanish National Police helped me with the everyday details in the life of a chief inspector working in Homicidios. Carajillo – reading about the one Max drinks in Albacete reminds me of a job I once undertook for a friend here. I would arrive early each morning to find him making us a huge and very strong carajillo with sugar, brandy, the coffee bean and a twist of lemon peel, delicious! How do you like yours? Sweet, hot and with as much brandy in it as it can take. Preferably when it’s cold and wet outside. Fallas, are you a get-out-of-towner or does it still fascinate you and you stay for it? I loved it at first, but have avoided it for perhaps the last eight or more years. I don’t like the way it’s imposed on you, whether you want to take part or not. What comes next – more of Max, or another work of non-fiction? The second novel in the Max Cámara series, Some Other Body, is already complete. It deals with a murder in the Cabanyal area of Valencia and will come out in February 2012. I’m currently working on the third. Finally, what book or books are you reading at the moment? I’ve finally got round to reading Catcher in the Rye, and am loving it. I’ve also finished the latest Arnaldur Indridason crime novel and am looking forward to picking up a copy of Giles Tremlett’s biography of Catherine of Aragon.

(See our sister website www.thisisvalencia.com for previous 24/7 Valencia reviews of Jason Webster books) Interview by Gooru Article © 2011 24/7Valencia


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Can Immigrants Integrate in Valencia? Last summer I found myself in Phuket, Thailand, drinking the Japanese beer Sapporo, in an Irish bar complete with wood panelling and framed rugby jerseys, listening to a Filipino rock band belt out ‘American Woman’, a song originally sung by Canadian band The Guess Who. The times, they are a-changing… Over the last fifty years global migration has increased significantly. In 1965 there were approximately 75 million migrants worldwide and by 2002 that number had grown to 175 million. Over the last ten years the International Organization for Migration estimates that the total number of migrants has risen from 150 million in 2000 to 214 million persons. In other words, one out of every 33 persons in the world today is a migrant. Cue Spain’s political crossroad. Fifty years ago, only a small number of countries including Canada, the United States, and Australia, were considered countries of destination. Today, almost every country receives some type of immigrant. In some countries this has been seen as appropriate and even desirable, while in others it is the subject of much debate. Spanish immigration policies have opened up significantly in the last ten years, with surprisingly little debate compared to the political firestorm raging over immigration in other EU countries – yet not without anti-immigrant backlash.

Immigration is a relatively new phenomenon in Spain as emigration exceeded immigration during the 20th century thanks to a harsh economy. Between 1850 and 1950, 3.5 million Spanish people left for the Americas, and from 1950 onwards Spain’s workforce drifted to more lucrative areas in northern Europe. Spain’s dictatorship likely did nothing to increase its appeal – during this period Spain’s immigration levels were non-existent. However, Spain joined the EU in 1986 and the economic situation improved, so Spain went from being an emigration country to an immigration country by the mid-’90s. In a surprising development, 2004 saw Spain receive the largest number of immigrants in all of the EU. Currently 15.13% of Valencia residents are immigrants. Almost half of these (44.82%) come from South America (primarily Ecuador, Colombia, and Bolivia), and the second largest group (at 25.89%) hails from the EU (primarily Romania, Bulgaria and the Ukraine). The third largest group (12.73%) is made up of African immigrants (primarily Moroccans). So, how difficult is it for immigrants to integrate in Valencia? Language, culture, history and policy all play a part in determining the immigration integration experience. It is often easier for western Europeans and North Americans who emigrate as, rather than being perceived as beneficiaries, they are generally considered contributors – a perception charged with racist connotations. In Valencia the majority of immigrants come from many different developing regions. However, the diversity among Valencia immigrants is somewhat deceptive, as despite coming from a number of countries, almost half of new immigrants speak the local language prior to arriving. Immigration experts agree that language is the single most important factor with regards to successfully integrating in a new culture, data that would suggest that integrating in Valencia is simplified for many immigrants. Another notable trend is that almost 70% of immigrants to Valencia are not visible ethnic minorities, signifying that they do not immediately

distinguish themselves from Valencianos – another integration advantage. Yet in Valencia it is not uncommon to hear about “Chinos” that are taking over the economy running local variety shops, an accusation likely rooted in anti-immigrant sentiment. Likewise, it is not uncommon for minority groups to become scapegoats in a difficult economic situation. The Spanish are reputed to be warm, welcoming people, and more often than not this reputation is well deserved. In many countries, anti-immigrant sentiment is indicative of a lack of work on the part of all levels of government to develop integration strategies that promote diversity, acceptance and inclusiveness. History demonstrates that integration is not an organic manifestation; rather that it takes deliberate and thoughtful planning. The challenges of integrating into Spanish culture can perhaps be credited to a strong national and relatively homogenous identity over the last 150 years. The mentality in Spain is that you cannot ‘become Spanish’ simply by obtaining citizenship. Rather, if you were born in another country, you will remain a foreigner no matter how long you live in Spain. This is a distinct contrast from countries with more established immigration histories – in Canada, the U.S. and Australia, immigrants are more able to successfully take on a local identity. There is no doubt that Valencia has its fair share of (wonderful) Irish pubs, Colombian bakeries, and Döner Kebabs shops. However, these experiences are not necessarily reflective of any true acceptance of newcomers. While there is no magic bullet to guard against the ideology that informs racially motivated discrimination, violence or simple exclusion, there are concrete strategies and approaches to integrating immigrants that can create more welcoming and inclusive communities for everyone. Integration is a long process that requires work from both newcomers and long-term residents alike, and Valencia has just begun. Mónica Navarro Email: monicafotografia@gmail.com www.flickr.com/photos/moni navarro Dara Parker Tel: 652 731 976 Article © 2011 24/7Valencia


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Smouldering Chocolate Oh, how delightful that here at ‘24/7 Valencia’ we welcome in the New Year with our first issue in February, the month for lurvers! I used to dismiss Valentine’s Day with the customary nonchalance of a single gal, now I’m a mum, well, who cares? It’s a great excuse for a life now sadly lacking in chocolate and wine to dive in with reckless abandon.

Molten Chocolate Pudding (makes 4) • 125 gm good quality dark chocolate (i.e., at least 52% and preferably 70%) • 125 gm unsalted butter • 2 medium eggs • 3 medium yolks • 65 gm caster sugar (scant 1/3 cup) • 65 gm plain flour (sifted is a slightly heaped 1/3 cup) • 1 tiny pinch fleur de sal – excellent sea salt • 1 sprinkle of cinnamon or cayenne pepper (completely optional)

What embodies Valentine’s Day so tantalisingly well as wine, chocolate and perhaps flowers, cliché I know, again, who cares? And, if one chooses chocolate, what better than a smouldering, molten chocolate pudding? A petite and sweet little chocolate cake, innocent to the untrained eye, but cleverly concealing a melting moment of burning desire, oh la la! It’s perfect in fact, small enough to still want more, luscious enough to satiate the die-hard chocoholic, and easy enough for anyone to make – one wonders whether, at a push, one could hide a little diamond ring inside? Although if you are going for the surprise ‘pop’ gents, one covered in hot chocolate is probably a bit punchy, she’d have to rinse it in champagne anyway and boy, it’d just get more and more messy...... up to you I guess!

for. Something easy to run a knife around the edge after cooking to ease the little beauty out onto a plate – the pudding, that is.

Many of the restaurants in Valencia, by the way, go nuts for Valentine’s Day, featuring special menus strewn with chocolate, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, all the usual suspects – they will advertise them on a chalkboard out front, so keep an eye peeled and your shell-like to the ground. Dining out in Valencia on Valentine’s Day is really, well, lovely – pardon the pun.

Preheat your oven to quite hot, about 180 – 190ºC. Place a large glass bowl over a small saucepan half full of water and bring to a boil, put the chocolate, salt and butter into this and stir as it melts to combine it. Be careful not to give yourself a steam burn! If you’re über careful, you can do away with the double boiler; begin melting the butter over very low heat in a small saucepan and then add the chocolate, stir continuously and remove from the heat post-haste so as not to burn the chocolate on the bottom of the pan. If you keep the heat low, you are not in danger of this, unless of course you forget about it and leave it there without stirring it, I digress.

If you’re choosing to stay in and woo the apple of your eye with your culinary creativity, you will need some pudding moulds for this one, also called a dariole mould, a small teacup with straightish sides will do if nothing else. Some kind of small – about half a cup-sized – ovenproof dish is what you’re looking

I’m not telling you that as a cheats method, it is always better to do it in a double boiler, but if you ever find yourself wanting to make this in a backpackers kitchen with limited equipment or on a boat with the same, it is handy to know, if you’re careful, you can do it.

Anyway, so you’ve melted the chocolate and butter, set it aside and whisk together the eggs, yolks and sugar in a big bowl. Add the chocolate mix to this and stir well. Sift the flour onto the top and this mixture and whisk it in thoroughly. Whisk well here, it may seem like it will become lumpy (sieve it if it does), but if you do use a whisk, you’ll be fine. Now, take your dariole moulds and lightly grease them with butter, then sprinkle in a bit of extra caster sugar to dust the inside with. Spoon the mixture into each mould to about 3/4 full. It will be easier for you to put all the pudding bowls onto an oven tray, rather than individually putting each one into the oven and out again, time is of the essence. So, put them all on a tray and into the hot oven. Set the timer for 8 – 10 minutes. At 8 minutes have a look, and if the tops looks set and almost starting to crack, you can get them out, you mustn’t overcook these babies. If you like, you can almost watch them as they cook, it will look like a pool of mud drying and once the top of them has set and slightly risen, you can fetch them out. Once out, carefully hold each mould in a towel so as not to burn your wee fingers and run a knife around the edge of each, upend them onto a plate and dust with icing sugar. Serve some fresh raspberries and a dollop of cream or crème fraiche on the side and you’re in like Flynn. Sit down, bury your spoon in and watch as the molten chocolate begins to ooze out. A crisp, chilled red here will do the trick. Un beso grande! Professional Chef Erica Choate © 2011 24/7Valencia

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LA RENTAORA In 1986, horrified at seeing a branch of hamburger chain MacDonald’s opening on Rome’s glorious Piazza di Spagna, Carlo Petrini founded what has become a worldwide movement, Slow Food and, more recently, Slow Cities. The aim of these two organisations, whose members now number over 100,000 in 132 countries worldwide, is to promote homecooked regional food, an alternative to fast food. Though the spread of fast food chains is unstoppable, it is nice to know that, for the moment at least, the city of Valencia and its surrounding areas still has a wealth of restaurants, cervecerías and bars, which, although they are not card-carrying Slow Food members, at least offer the kind of food that the movement promotes – good, clean and fair. Which brings me to this month’s charming little restaurant/bar, Bodega La Rentaora. Which for those of you not familiar with Valenciano, la rentaora means washerwoman. It is a great find in the Barrio del Carmen, down a little passage that hugs the Mercado de Mossén Sorrel, just off C/ Alta. Javi, the very charming owner has run Bodega La Rentaora for the past seven and a half years and it is unbelievably open every day of the year from 20.00h until 00.30h. The restaurant seats 30 and from April spreads itself out onto the nice terrace. There’s a nice ambience and atmosphere in La Rentaora, casual and, on the freezing cold night we visited, a very mixed clientele. It’s a great place to

pop in for a glass of wine or a beer, and a little tasty tapa or a full delicious meal. We had a brief chat with Javi and asked him to choose our meal. We enjoy our red wine and so Javi selected a Penya Cadiella, Crianza which at 10.50€ is a great wine at a competitive price. This was almost immediately followed by very large salad, lamb’s lettuce (canónigos), cherry tomatoes, a good French goat’s cheese, walnuts and some delicious black olives from Aragón, dressed with a honey, salt and oil dressing. Like all the salads on the menu, amazing value at 5.80€! The four women at the table next to ours each had a different salad and they all looked great! Next came some warm, melted brie with a violet marmalade and tiny crispy toasts, a lovely combination, followed by a bowl of tortilla crackers with a whisked avocado dip. Next, served on a traditional wooden board, some delicate slivers of tender carved lacón (boiled ham), lightly dusted with Spanish paprika. By now we were pretty full but Javi served us two of his montaditos, large slices of toasted bread, one with black olive tapinade topped with esgarraet (dried cod garlic and roasted red peppers), quite a strong combination of flavours but very good all the same. The second was a much lighter combination of creamy herby cheese topped with dried tomatoes and capers. Although we really felt we had more than is elegantly sufficient, Javi insisted we

must finish with a tiny capricho, an offer put in a way we just couldn’t refuse! It was actually Micuit de chocolate guanaja. A perfectly formed round mould of chocolate decorated with a dribble of chocolate sauce, with just the tiniest pressure from our small spoons it gently oozed with a rich hot and soft chocolate sauce! Javi was right of course, and we ate it all! Interestingly, although a smoker himself, he has welcomed the latest smoking ban and hasn’t found any decrease in his business! We will definitely return, Javi highly recommends the lomo and the white wine Casa Benasal (a Gewürztraminer and Moscatel blend), but I think one would be very happy with anything on the inventive menu, not a paella or bravas in sight but lovely food at great prices.

Tim Birch Bodega La Rentaora Plaza Mossén Sorrell, 11 Tel: 670 396 302 Zona Carmen Open every day 20.00h – 00.30h Salads 5.80€ Montaditos (lovely combinations on toasted sliced bread) 2.20€ – 3€ Embutidos (Meat selection) 4€ – 8€ Dips and Pâtés 1€ – 4€ Cheeses 3.50€ – 4€ Postres 2€ – 4.30€ Wine selection 6€ – 14€ Photos D. Birch / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia


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CAFÉ INFINITO Whoever said that there’s an economic crisis in Valencia will get ulcers on their tongue. Having been out and about all weekend, eating and drinking, I have come to the conclusion that Valencia is buzzing! Whether it’s the cold weather or the smoking ban, I don’t know, but everywhere you go is packed with people eating, drink and laughing. And it’s a good vibe. The idea for “the Infinito project” arose from a long held ambition of 3 friends to one day open a multifunctional recreational, artistic and tasteful space which would concentrate on professional yet friendly and informal service and offer its customers a varied range of activities and cuisine. The owners are Frankie, the Irish interest, Silvia and David, the Italian element and the most recent business partner being Mila, the Valencian addition (a special mention to Mila who was away on the day that the photos were being taken by Kaiko). So, nowadays each one of the 4 business partners concentrates on different aspects of the Infinito project, ensuring that each month their packed agenda caters for all interests. They offer reiki training courses, cookery or cocktail workshops, music quizzes, book launches, language exchanges, Photos Kaiko / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

cinema nights, themed food nights, group menus or whatever may arise from the constantly evolving way of thinking that is the café infinito collective. Popping into to say hello to Frankie from Cafe Infinito this cold evening, just as the Sunday buffet / aperitivo from 20.30 - 21.30 and then the 21.30 h musical quiz was about to start, we pushed through the crowds to get a friendly ‘HEY THERE!’ in. Full to the brim, warm and inviting, people standing at the bar to munch their food, people on the doorstep waiting for tables, Café Infinito is obviously the place to be. Cosy yet airy, with a massive bar and a big kitchen, this little rustic and homey gem is near Av. Blasco Ibáñez, in the famous Plaza Cedro zone. Due to Frankie being Irish, this cafe/bistro/deli/ takeaway/restaurant/bar is popular with the Spanish and the foreign crowds of Valencia. Due to being in the student and Erasmus area, it attracts an eclectic crowd from all walks of life. They have something different on every night they open. The food seems to be a little bit from everywhere – that being anything from humus, Italian antipastis, to handmade fresh pasta (yum!), that you can eat in or take away. They also have an extensive list of cocktails on offer that are well worth a try!

Local wines are sold by the glass or bottle and the staff will be more than happy to help you choose. Not into alcohol, or food, and just want a warm coffee with nice company? Feel free to sit there and enjoy the ambience and the cool music, over a good caffeine intake. Cafe Infinito is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 19.00h until late. If you’re planning on eating or if there’s a few of you, I recommend you try to book if you can as they are always busy, but you can try your luck at dropping in. Exactly to the day, on Sunday 13th of March, the second Sunday of the month, Café Infinito will be celebrating their fourth year anniversary. Be there! Eat well for around 18 euros with drink. Well worth a visit. Lolita Devine

Cafe Infinito C/ Poeta Mas y Ros, 35 Zona Plaza Cedro (near Blasco Ibáñez) Tel: 617 272 042 www.cafeinfinito.net Tues - Thurs 19:00 h - 00:30 h Fri - Sat 19:00 h - 01:30 h Sun 19:00 h - 01:00 h


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ARTS & theatre Museums / galleries CENTRO CULTURAL BANCAJA Por Laberintos Hasta 29 mayo CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS (L’Hemisferic, Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, L’Oceanografic) www.cac.es COL.LEGI MAJOR RECTOR PESET Territoris Fotografía Febrero FUNDACION CHIRIVELLA SORIANO A Pulso Juan Barbera Hasta 2 mayo GALERÍA BENLLIURE Pintura Moderna y Contemporánea de los Siglos XIX y XX Permanente GALERÍA D’ART ESPAI VISOR El Cuerpo de Leppe / Chile Carlos Leppe Hasta 31 marzo GALERIA KESSLER BATTAGLIA Ecografia Plástica de una Embarazada Carmen Sarrión Blasco Hasta 19 Febrero GALERÍA LUIS ADELANTADO Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Miguel Rael Hasta 18 marzo Burning Colors Trying to Turn my Blood Black Davide Zucco Hasta 18 marzo Paper’s Ship Ismael Lagares Hasta 18 marzo GALERÍA ROSALIA SENDER Arte Contra Crisis Hasta 19 marzo GALERÍA ROSA SANTOS Acuaados Alex Francés Hasta 12 febrero INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE VALENCE L’âme de Fond Marie-Pierre Guiennot Hasta 28 febrero Fotomontajes Juan Carlos Giménez Hasta 28 febrero Llums sols Llum Josep Ginestar Hasta 28 febrero IVAM INSTITUT VALENCIÀ D’ART MODERN EXPOSICIONES IVAM 20 Años – 20 Imágenes Hasta 20 febrero Brasil and Beyond Fotografías de Bernie De Chant Hasta 20 marzo Las Huellas de la Memoria Jasper Johns Hasta 24 abril Un Diálogo Sobre la Escultura Julio González y David Smith Hasta 1 mayo Un Mundo de Arquitecturas Paolo Riani

Hasta 13 febrero Sueños Inclinados Victoria Civera Hasta 17 abril JARDÍN BOTÁNICO Atalantar Hasta 13 febrero Mostra SOS Hasta 6 marzo LA BENEFICENCIA CENTRE VALENCIA DE CULTURA MEDITERRÁNEA Recorrido por la Prehistoria Valenciana, desde el Paleolítico hasta la Época Visigoda Exposición permanente L’ IBER DE LOS SOLDADITOS DE PLOMO Exposición Permanente: Guardias Españolas, Coleciones Valencianas, Almansa, Vida Cotidiana, Tirant y Serie Histórica. MUVIM L’Aventura de la Pensament Exposición permanente Kipling Ilustrado Desde 17 febrero hasta 25 abril Promesas de Futuro Blaise Cendrars y el Libro para Niños en la URSS (1926-1929) Desde 17 febrero hasta 25 abril Ilustraciones 1970-2010 Miguel Calatayud Desde 17 febrero hasta 25 abril Héroes, Mitos y Leyendas Desde 17 febrero hasta 25 abril MUSEU DE BELLES ARTES SAN PIO V Renacimiento Barroco Pintura Gótica La Pintura Académica La Pintura de los Siglos XIX y XX Colección Permanente Un Pintor Valenciano del Renacimiento Nicolás Borrás Febrero MUSEO DE PREHISTORIA DE VALENCIA Historia del Dinero Exposición permanente Artifex. Ingeniería Romana en España. Hasta 6 marzo MUSEO VALENCIA D’ETNOLOGÍA Huerta i Marjal Exposición Permanente Gitanos de Hungría. Del Hombre Exótico al Ciudadano” Desde 9 febrero hasta 26 June OCTUBRE CENTRE CULTURAL CONTEMPORANIA Belchite i una Llarga Postguerra Hasta 20 marzo SALA PARPALLÓ Joan Cardells Desde 23 febrero hasta 1 mayo UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA, LA NAU Nusos. Gent del Casal de la Pau. Fotografias de Juan Molpeceres Hasta 20 febrero Fontilles. 100 Años Luchando por un Mundo sin Lepra Hasta 27 febrero Fragmentos de un Año. Fotoperiodistas de Valencia 2010 Desde 17 febrero hasta 24 abril Coleccion Díaz Pròsper: Patrimonio y Memoria. Fotografias 1839 -1900 Desde 24 febrero hasta junio

opera PALAU DE LES ARTS Sala Principal Yevgueni Oneguin (Eugene Onegin) Piotr Chaikovski (Pyotr Tchaikovsky) 8, 11 febrero 20.00h Sala Principal 1984 Lorin Maazel 23, 26 febrero 1, 4 marzo 20.00h 6 marzo 19.00h Sala Principal theatre CARME TEATRE La Imposible 3 – 6 y 10 – 13 febrero Hasta 13 febrero Retaule de L’abandó 17 – 20 febrero Mañana Te Veo 24 – 27 febrero ESPACIO INESTABLE Infames 3 – 6 febrero Ártico 10 –14 febrero Persona-I 17 – 20 y 24 – 27 febrero TEATRE EL MUSICAL Art Hasta 13 febrero TEATRE MICALET Un Jardí Francés Hasta 13 febrero Totes Mortes Desde 16 febrero hasta 6 marzo TEATRE OLYMPIA La Ratonera Desde 3 hasta 20 febrero Non Solum 23 – 27 febrero TEATRE PRINCIPAL Los Intereses Creados Hasta 20 febrero Joglars Omena-G 22 – 27 febrero TEATRE RIALTO Estos Fantasmes Desde 10 febrero hasta 13 marzo TEATRE TALIA Una Jornada Particular Hasta 13 febrero Un Matrimonio y Médium Desde 16 febrero hasta 6 marzo cinema BABEL *versión original www.cinesalbatrosbabel.com UGC CINE CITE www.ugc.es FILMOTECA CINEMA INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE CINEMATOGRAFÍA CICLOS IVAC – LA FILMOTECA www.ivac-lafilmoteca.es

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FEB 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS FILMOTECA DEL IVAC CICLOS FEBRERO Woody Allen Hasta 28 febrero 2011 François Truffaut. El Deseo del Cine Hasta 3 junio 2011 Básicos Filmoteca Hasta 10 marzo Maestros del Polar Hasta 2 marzo Maurice Pialat Hasta 16 febrero addresses MUSEUMS / GALLERIES ALMUDÍN Pl. San Luis Bertrán, 1 Tel: 96 352 54 78 - ext. 4521 BACKSERIES GALLERY & SHOP Breton de los Herreros, 4 www.backseries.com CENTRE CULTURAL BANCAIXA Pl. Tetuán, 23 Tel: 96 387 58 64 CENTRO COREOGRÁFICO DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA Parque de la Granja, s/n, Burjassot Tel: 96 390 47 74 CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS (L’Hemisferic, Museu de les Ciencies Princípe Felipe, L’Oceanografic) Av. Instituto Obrero de Valencia Tel: 902 100 031 COLLEGI MAJOR RECTOR PESET Universitat de Valencia Plaça del Forn de Sant Nicolau,4 Tel: 96 316 60 00 GALERÍA AKKA C/ Almirante Cadarso, 6 Tel: 96 316 27 27 GALERÍA DUOMO C/ Luis Santangel, 18 FNAC SAN AUGUSTÍN C/ Guillem de Castro, 9 - 11 Tel: 96 353 90 15 FUNDACION CHIRIVELLA SORIANO C/ Valeriola, 13 Tel: 96 338 12 15 GALERÍA LUIS ADELANTADO C/ Bonaire, 6 Tel: 96 351 01 79 GALERÍA MURO Correjeria, 5 Tel: 96 391 19 03 GALERIA PAZ Y COMEDIAS C/ Comedias, 7-2 Tel: 96 391 89 06 GALERÍA ROSALIA SENDER Mar, 19 (Ciutat Vella) Tel: 96 391 89 67 GALERIA SEGRELLES C/ Ciscar, 4 Tel: 96 333 21 97 GALERÍA TOSSAL Pl Tossal, s/n Tel: 96 398 18 03 GALERÍA VISOR C/ Corretgeria, 26 Tel: 96 392 23 99 INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE VALENCE C/ Moro Zeit, 6 Tel: 96 315 30 95 INSTITUT VALENCIÀ DE LA MÚSICA C/ Barcas, 2 Tel: 96 318 44 53

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IVAM C/ Guillem de Castro, 118 Tel: 96 386 30 00 JARDÍN BOTÁNICO C/ Quart, 80 Tel: 96 315 68 00 JOVE ORQUESTRA DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA Tel: 96 318 44 90 / 93 KITSCH INTERNACIONAL ARTEDIVERSO C/ Covarrubias, 5 Tel: 607 636 012 LA BENEFICIENCIA CENTRE VALENCIA DE CULTURA MEDITERANEA C/ Corona 36 Tel: 96 388 35 79 LA GALLERA C/ Aluders, 7 Tel: 96 352 14 37 LA NAVE GALERÍA Nave, 25 Tel: 96 351 19 33 LA LLOTGETA, AULA DE CULTURA CAM-ESPAI D’ART Pl. Mercado, 4 Tel: 96 391 33 96 L’IBER MUSEO DE LOS SOLDADITOS DE PLOMO C/ Caballeros, 22 Tel: 96 391 86 75 www.museoliber.org LLIG LLIBRERIES DE LA GENERALITAT Pl. Manises, 3 Tel: 96 386 61 70 MONASTERIO DE SAN MIGUEL DE LOS REYES Av Constitución, 284 Tel: 96 387 40 13 MUSEO DEL ARROZ C/Rosario, 3 Tel: 609 877 956 MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES DE VALENCIA C/ San Pío V, 9 Tel. 96 369 30 88 / 369 21 11 MUSEO DE LA CIUDAD Pl. Arzobispo, 1 Tel: 96 352 54 78 - ext. 4126 MUSEO DEL CARMEN C/ Museo, 2 Tel: 96 369 30 88 MUSEO FALLERO Pl. Monteolivete, 4 Tel: 96 352 54 78 MUSEO NACIONAL DE CERÁMICA GONZÁLEZ MARTÍ C/ Poeta Querol, 2 Tel: 96 351 63 92 MUSEO TAURINO Pasaje Doctor Serra, 16 Tel: 96 351 18 50 MUVIM C/ Guillem de Castro, 8 Tel: 96 388 37 47 MY NAME’S LOLITA ART C/ Avellanas, 7 (Ciutat Vella) Tel: 96 391 13 72 MUSEOS DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA Av. Campanar, 32 Tel: 96 386 58 56 / 386 53 53 PAZ TEJÓN GALERÍA ESTUDIO C/ Salas Quiroga, 1, bajo (Zona Jesús) Tel.: 654 363 829 www.paztejon.com POPOL VUH C/ Burriana, 13

Tel: 96 336 08 25 REALES ATARAZANAS Pl. Juan Antonio Benlliure, s/n Tel: 96 352 54 78 TAMAR C/ Almudín, 16 Tel: 96 392 50 66 UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA C/ Universidad, 2 opera PALAU DE LES ARTS Autopista del Saler, 1 Tel: +34 96 197 58 00 Fax: +34 96 395 22 01 www.lesarts.com theatre CARME TEATRE C/ Gutenberg, 12 Tel: 96 392 42 71 www.carmeteatre.com ESPAI ATHENEIA C/ Guillem de Castro, 65 Tel: 615 578 344 - 657 857 792 www.xikanda.com ESPACIO INESTABLE C/ Dr. Sanchis Bergón, 5 Tel: 96 392 16 30 www.espacioinestable.com L’ALTRE ESPAI C/ Platero Suárez, 11 Tel: 96 353 92 00 OFF TEATRE C/ Turia, 47 Tel: 96 384 11 85 TEATRE EL MUSICAL Pl. Rosario, 3 Tel: 96 367 31 95 TEATRE MICALET C/ Mestre Palau, 3 Tel: 96 392 14 82 TEATRO DE MARIONETAS LA ESTRELLA (LA PETXINA). C/ Dr Sanchis Bergón, 29 Tel: 96 371 73 84 TEATRO OLYMPIA C/ San Vicente Mártir, 44 Tel: 96 351 73 15 TEATRO PRINCIPAL C/ Barcas, 15 Tel: 96 353 92 00 TEATRO RIALTO Pl. Ayuntamiento, 17 Tel: 96 353 93 00 TEATRE ROMÀ DE SAGUNT Pujada al Castell, s/n Sagunto THEATRE SALA MORATÍN Pl. Ayuntamiento, 17 Tel: 96 353 93 0 TEATRO TALÍA C/ Caballeros, 31 Tel: 96 398 64 22 cinema BABEL C/ Vicente Sancho Tello, 10 Tel: 96 362 67 95 FILMOTECA (CINEMA INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE CINEMATOGRAFÍA) RIALTO Pl. Ayuntamiento, 17 UGC CINE CITE Espai Campanar Av. Tirso de Molina, 16 Tel: 902 100 842

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FEB 11 www.247valencia.com live music Black Note (Zona Aragón) C/ Polo y Peyrolón, 15 Tel. 96 393 36 63 Top choice for music lovers who love it live - jazz, blues, R’n’B, soul, funk, flamenco and rock. See listings. Café del Duende (Zona Carmen) C/ Túria, 62 Tel. 630 455 289 www.cafedelduende.com Great club specialising in authentic flamenco music and culture. See listings. Café Mercedes Jazz (Zona Ruzafa) C/ Sueca, 27 Reservations: 96 341 83 78 www.cafemercedes.es In the cosmopolitan Ruzafa district, an excellent addition to the live music scene with a packed programme of live jazz, flamenco and weekly live chamber music too. Run by real music lovers, with a concert stage and café-bar to chill with a great choice of cafés, beers and cocktails. Durango Club (Meliana) C/Llanterners, 35 Poligon Industrial La Closa, Meliana See Facebook. Rock club on the outskirts of Valencia with great live bands and a loyal crowd. Electropura (Zona Ruzafa) C/ Pinto Salvador Abril, 20 See Facebook for more details Acoustic gigs at 19.30h with indie often being the flavour. El Loco (Zona Juan Llorens) C/ Erudito Orellena, 12 Tel. 96 326 05 26, www.lococlub.org El Loco is a dynamic live venue with an eclectic choice of indie, funk, rock, fusion, blues and more. Check some music and dance later. Finnegans (Zona Carmen) Pza. de la Reina, 19 Tel. 96 392 28 62 www.finnegansofdublin.es Live music every Friday- blues, rock, trad, Irish, covers, pop/ rock. See listings on website

1 Febrero 21:30 André Sumelius Quartet 8 Febrero 22:15 Piano duo session 15 Febrero 21:30 Javier Vercher Trío 22 Febrero 21:30 Simon Jermyn/ Mikkel Ploug Quartet Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar (Zona Carmen) C/ Baja, 28 www.jimmyglassjazz.net This darkly lit bar plays the finest jazz with

cool photos and a wide range of coffees and spirits. It has weekly live music and is a very relaxing place to unwind and relate. The owner is a real jazz lover and it shows. Concerts every Tuesday at 21.30h Kaf Cafe (Zona Benimaclet) C/Arquitecto Arnau 16, bajo. 961131706 - 663 702 960 kafcafe.blogspot.com Atmospheric, literary café-bar with regular live gigs and jams. La Caverna (Zona San Vicente) C/ Cuenca, 70 lacavernaclub.blogspot.com Live music. Mod, soul, rock & roll, reggae and more. La Claca (Zona Carmen) C/ San Vicente, 3 www.laclaca.com Live flamenco on Sundays. La Edad de Oro (Zona Juan Llorens) C/ San Jacinto, 3 Tel. 649 255 048 Live music every Thursday & Friday. Mirror C/ San Vicente, 200 Tel.670 659 705 www.discomirror.es New name, improved sound and a hipper interior. Check international bands from around the globe. Octubre Centre (Zona Carmen) C/ Sant Ferran, 12 Tel. 96 315 77 99, www.octubre.cat Features the best local and national indie bands on the scene. Opium Jazz Café (Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento) C/ La Linterna, 11 (Just off C / San Vicente) Tel: 96 352 01 61 Live jazz, blues and more. Palau de la Musica (Zona Río Túria) Paseo de la Alameda, 30 Tel. (+34) 96 337 50 20 E-mail: info@palauvalencia.com www.palaudevalencia.com Excellent classical music concerts in the Rio Turia gardens with musicians from around the world. See website for current programme. Play Producciones Tel. 679 412 012 www.playproducciones.com Visit their website where you will always find updated information about what’s on in Valencia: venues, music events, the best gigs in town etc. www.playproducciones.com Wah-Wah (Zona Blasco Ibáñez) C/ Campoamor, 52 Tel. 96 356 39 42, 645 792 674 www.wahwahclub.com National and international indierock & pop in a student zone…

clubs Zona Plaza Ayuntaiento Piccadilly Downtown club C/ Embajador Vich 7 (junto a Hotel Astoria). www.groovelives.com Electro, funk, indie, rock & roll.Open until 7a.m! Open all night, every night!

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Dub Club C/ Jesús, 91 www.dubclubvalencia.com Nice one!!! From the owners of reggae lovers Juanita. Very spacious, ethnic vibe, DJ sessions and cafe-theatre. Reggae, ragga, funk, soul, jazz and more. Cosmopolitan crowd, and check out the groovy washroom!!! Live music every Sunday & Tuesday 20:00h! Follow us on Facebook : “dubclubjuanitaclub” Zona Ruzafa Excuse Me! C/ dels Tomasos, 14 (next to Mercado de Ruzafa) This place has been getting a buzz around town with clubbers. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in Valencia from midnight until 7.00 am! Two rooms: one is more organic with pop/rock ’n’ roll/garage/soul and the other more electronic with groove electro/space disco/new wave/cosmic boogie. Check it! Les Portes Matias Perelló, 15 Ruzafa Fantastic! Check this one out. A friendly crowd, an ample selection of infusions, natural juices, home-made cakes. Zona San Vicente La Indiana C/ San Vicente, 95 www.laindiana.com Newly opened and with a fantastic new interior. Thursdays has Fiesta Elephunk. Friday is Fiesta Cosmopolitan. 3 Ambients. In the zona VIP, check out R&B, Funky, Soul. With DJ Chicho, in la sala principal enjoy the best House with DJ Jose Mª Aboga and Javi Zaragoza and the upper floor has commercial and Latin sounds with DJ Nando y Edu. Zona Juan Lloréns Café Carioca Juan Llorens 52 www.cafe-carioca.com Superb House music and more and a fantastic mosaic interior and groovy beats. Cool club for the beautiful people. La Edad de Oro C/ San Jacinto, 3 Tel. 649 255 048 Live music and its classic mix of pumping sounds…from rock & roll to house! Open

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FEB 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 22.00h until 4.00h, Thursday to Saturday. Magazine Club C/ de Perez Escrich, 19 Rock’n’ roll disco. Zona El Carmen &Ártico C/ Arolas, 11 Tel. 96 391 08 57 Dinners - cocktails - chill out - art space - electro funky beats. Bigornia C/ Museu, 10 Arty crowd of the Carmen scene with electro, hip-hop, funk, techno and more. Good vibes. Blau C/ Alta, 11 House and funk with a crowd to match. Bolseria Café C/Bolseria, 41 Tel: 96 391 89 03 Hot tropical vibe with swinging crowd at weekends. House, Latin, funk and pop. Calcatta C/ Reloj Viejo, 6 Just one minute’s walk from Calle Caballeros. One of the few discos in the Carmen to stay open all night, until around 8 am. Club 47 C/ Quart, 47 Music Box C/ Pintor Zariñena, 16 Tel. 96 391 41 51 An all-night disco in the Barrio del Carmen! The Music Box is an infinite collage of styles and ages: Drum’n’Bass, Electronic, Pop, Soul, Rock’n’Roll. Frankenstein Rock & Roll Club Marques de Caro, 5 Near to the Carmen swimming pool, a hang out for lovers of rock’n’roll! Immortal C/ San Dionisio, 3 Feel ‘heavy metal’ and like hard rock? Plenty of like-minded souls in a loud bar. Rock on! Juanita Club C/ Lepanto, 8 Rasta Vibrations. La Claca C/ San Vicente, 3 Open every day off Plaza de la Reina. Live flamenco Sunday in a legendary meeting point. La Flama C/ San Roteros, 14 Near the Torres de Serrano, this is a musiclovers meeting point with a rock & roll crowd. Pinball C/ Concordia, 3 www.pinballvalencia.com For lovers of psychedelia, northern Soul, funk. Groovy atmosphere, buzzing at weekends. Cats and chicks shakin’ it until the early hours, digging various scenes like something out of Blow Up. Radio City C/ Santa Teresa, 19 Tel: 96 391 41 51 Free disco Fri - Sat nights, live flamenco every Tuesday. Funky and friendly club. Turmix C/ Dr. Chiarri, 8 Close to C/ Alta, open Thurs – Sat from 23.30 to 03.30h. Rock, garage, indie guitar disco.

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Zona Plaza Cedro Tornillo C/ Campoamor, 42 Tel. 96 392 55 27 www.eltornillo.com INDIE scene. Electronica beats collide with guitar, loads of students partying, dancing. Look out for the distinctive huge nail outside! Velvet C/ Campoamor, 58 Psychedelic, alternative student vibe. Very spacious and loud and buzzing at weekends. Zona Canova Number One Plaza Canovas, 6 www.gruposlasanimas.com Upmarket nightclub. Zona Blasco Ibañez Miniclub Blasco Ibañez, 111 Used to be Zenith. Funky new club open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until well past dawn.www.myspace.com/miniclubvlc Zona Benimaclet Swan C/ Juan Giner, 15 Groovy!!! A spacious, hip, popular spot for lovers of retro ‘60s, psych pop, mod y más. Zona Malvarrosa Soul Gandhara C/ Eugeñia Vines, 225 Every Saturday night with Hip-hop and R&B with legendary DJ Cosy O. Vivir Sin Dormir Pl. Neptuno, 42 Tel: 96 372 77 77 Legendary nightspot by the beach with a name said to sum up Valencia’s attitude to life! Zona Alameda Singles Prolongacion Paseo de la Alameda, 43 Tel: 96 1210 85 27 Part of the prestigious Las Animas group. Zona Puerto La3 c/ Padre Porta, 2 www.groovelives.com Indie & electrónica sounds on 3 floors Estrella Damn Lounge America’s Cup port (Marina Real Juan Carlos I) Open again! Funky, open-air club by the port with a great mix of DJ’s.

chill out Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento Cafetería Rialto Pl. Ayuntamiento, 17 Open all day and every day. Check out the Art Deco ceiling!

Mancini C/ Moratin, 1 Tel: 96 394 42 89 Open Mon-Wed 9.00h - 21.00h. Thurs-Sat 9am-1.30am. Mellow atmosphere, mixed crowd, good service. Moon Bar C/ Músico Peydro, 39 Reservations: 676 333 465 Run by a Valencian family, homemade breakfasts, lunch and dinners. Starbucks C/ San Vicente, 44 Your favourite coffees, teas, hot chocolate… The Bodegueta Pl. Mariano Benlliure, 4 Tel: 96 351 97 38 Cool! Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Spanish tapas, wines and beers… The Ginger Loft café C/ Victoria, 4 (just off Plaza Mariano Benlliure) www.thegingerloft.com Classy café bar with superb cocktails. Zona Canovas DB drinking & fooding C/ Conde Altea, 20 Tel: 963 163 144 Luxury chill out. Ecléctico Bar Plaza Canovas Del Castillo, 8 Tel: 655 478 021 Cool. Run by a welcoming couple, wines, tapas, cocktails, bocadillos, menu del dia, Wonderful selection of magazines & newspapers. Zona Rio del Turia Quiosco Rio Turia Paseo Alameda s/n (junto estación Metro) By the famous Calatrava bridge, a great chill out café-bar for the family. Wicky Parque de Cabecera Tel. 656 856 899 and 679 40 45 24 Nice one! Fantastic combination of chill out bar, restaurant and cafeteria. Zona El Carmen Afterwork C/ Murillo, 9 izq Open from 9am - 1.30am. Young, friendly crowd with good selection of beers and wines. Afterwork has 2 unique rooms with different vibes. ‘The Tasca’ specializes in traditional Spanish tapas, cooked on the spot. Check their patatas bravas! After work’s ‘Pulpo club’ is a music lounge and a hang out for mod, indie and rock fans. Every wednesday 20:00h - 22:00h guacamole / mojito / burrito 5€. Good, cheap and fun! Just 1 minutes walk from the Torres de Quart. Al Pans Queso C/ Serranos, 19 Tel: 615 979 484 Highly popular with a very open crowd. &Articio C/ Arolas, 11 Tel: 96 391 08 57 Dinners - cocktails - chill out - art space - electro funky beats.

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FEB 11 www.247valencia.com Bar Negrita Pl. Negrito Sister bar of Negrito with breakfasts and montaditos from 08.00 – 15.00h. Booktique C/ del mesón de Morella, 3 Café Bahiano C/ Calatrava, 12 Very popular Brazilian bar. Café de las Horas C/ Conde Almodóvar Tel: 96 3917 336 Marrying baroque with kitsch, classic with camp, this is ‘chill out’ in grand style. Café Infanta Pl. Tossal, 3 Tel: 96 392 16 23 In the heart of the Carmen, Café Infanta is spacious yet cosy inside. Great terrace.

Café Lisboa Pl. Dr. Collado, 9 Tel. 96 391 94 84 An excellent café bar in one of Valencia’s most atmospheric plazas. Good mixed crowd of students, locals, visitors and a very popular terraza. Open 09.00h and all day until late. Lots of bocadillos, coffees and beers. Barça and Levante football on TV at the weekend. Café Madrid C/ Abadia San Martin, 10 Elegant chill out bar with nooks and crannies, famed as one originator of ‘Agua de Valenca.’ Café Museu C/ Museu, 7 Tel: 96 393 31 08 Bohemia at its finest, with a mellow terraza in a tranquil part of the Barrio del Carmen. Café del Negrito Pl. Negrito Tel. 96 391 42 33 Classic Carmen hangout. Liberal 30-somethings, arty crowd, lots of people wearing glasses! Café Tertulia 1900 C/ Alta 4 Open every day, with 3 floors for part-time daydreamers and nightlife schemers. Cafetín Pl. San Jaime, 3 Watch Valencia nightlife morphing at night from the terraza of Cafetín. What a view!

Horchatería El Siglo Pl. Santa Cantalina, 11 Tel: 96 391 84 66 Great terrace and a real Valencia experience for the local delicacy of horchata. Founded in 1836, they claim to be the oldest in Valencia. Joe’s Garage C/ de Zurradores, 9 Tel: 96 3152245 www.joesgarage.es Great! Friendly, Italian-owned bar with many Spritz choices, making it a great pre and post dinner and clubbing meeting point. John Silver C/ Alta, 8 Guitar rock soundtrack filling three floors. El Café Del Mar Plaza Lope de Vega, 4 Tel: 96 3 922 558 Great! Fantastic and ample terrace café-bar restaurant with friendly service and tasty food and drinks served all day. Take your time in a top chill out spot in the atmospheric old centre. One of the finest terrazas in the city.

El Laboratorio (junto Pl. de la Virgen) Pl. Cors de la Mare de Deu, 3 Tel: 96 392 61 93 18.00H - 01.30H Young international staff & clientele. The coolest-and cheapest-place to chill off the Plaza de la Virgen. Free tapas with drinks. Tues = Language Exchange Night; Wed = cocktails 2x1, mojito 3.50€ Exhibitions, Theme Nights, Parties, Clothes X change, Ethnic Fiestas, Art & Photography... Mixed drinks start at 3.50€!!!!! Gilda C/ Ensendra, 9 (corner Plaza Viriato) Tel: 96 3260393 Funky authentic Italian chill out bar in the old centre. Near to Radio City so easy to find. Open from breakfast including croissants, cappuccino and Italian sandwiches for almuerzo. For lunch you can enjoy very good value Italian and Mediterranean cuisine including homemade pasta, risottos and many superb salads including walnut and mozzarella choices. Dinner for 18€ with drinks. Wonderful cocktails. Girasol C/ Turia, 52 Movil: 650 245 563 Spacious, darkly lit chill out bar, mellow and friendly. Choice sounds, intimate corners.

Juanita Club C/ Lepanto, 8 Rasta Vibrations just two minutes walk from the Torres de Quart, open every day from 20.00h. Fantastic cozy interior, a real Reggae lover’s paradise, relaxed atmosphere. Very popular DJ sessions at night with Roots, Dub and more. Authentic vibe… Follow us on Facebook : “dubclubjuanitaclub” La Bodegueta C/ Caballeros, 10 Intimate bar, with ‘tapas caseras’ and music reflecting the flamenco-loving owner Isabel. La Cava del Negret C/ Calatrava, 15 Tel: 96 392 33 01 Open every day from 12.00h, great bar on Pl. Negrito with terraza and some of the finest agua de Valencia around. Friendly staff, superb terraza, next to fountain and a great selection of cavas and champagnes. Good music and reasonable prices. Recommended. La Magarota C/ murillo, 11 Tel: 665 04 15 08 Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 20.00h to 01.00am. Friendly and bohemian tapas bar with a fine selection of Spanish and international choices, including hams, salads, carpaccios, cold meats and more. Less than a minute’s walk from the Torres de Quart. Fine selection of beer and wines too! Mata Hari (La Casa del Té) C/ Portal de Valldigna, 9 Open from 18.00h, closed Monday and Tuesday. Delightful tea hang-out in quiet side street of the Barrio Carmen. Teas from Morocco and Libya. Pepita Pulgarcita C/ Cavallers, 19

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FEB 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Superb chill out bar with choice soundtrack as you watch the world go by. Impressive white interior, tasty tapas, tintos and cavas too! Picapiedra C/ Caballeros, 25 Definitive of the alternative Carmen scene. Highly popular with students, punks, hippies and adventurous tourists. QArt! Calle de Guillem de Castro, 78 46001 Valencia, España Tel: 963 916 115 Gay friendly, spacious café bar Sol i Lluna C/ del Mar, 29 96 392 22 16, www.solilluna.net Cafe-bar with ample terrace, good crowd of locals and foreigners. Varied tapas and meals to be savoured on balmy evenings. Buzzing atmosphere at night and great music soundtrack too.

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C/ Valencians, 4 (Zona Carmen) Tel. 96 114 40 99 Zume C/ Valencians, 4 (just off Plaza Negrito) Tel: 96 114 40 99 Great! Natural fruit juices, crepes, cocktails, teas and infusions. Friendly atomsphere and spacious interior with cool music soundtrack.Big choice of juices from South America, try the Açai Amazonian berry for an energy boost! Run by a friendly Brazilian Team. Open every day Zona Juan lloréns Tango y Truco C/ Calixto III, 10 Tel: 96 385 18 37 www.tangoytruco.net Great bar with truly cosmopolitan atmosphere and staff that speak English, Spanish and Italian. Tango, old and new, is the soundtrack as well as Manu Chao, U2 and Bob Marley.

St. Jaime C/ Caballeros, 51 Tel. 96 391 24 01 Valencia Café society par excellence. Set in what may be the best corner of the centro histórico, this long established café bar has a cosmopolitan crowd, lots of room upstairs and one of the best terrazas in the city. Watch the characters stroll down C/Caballeros. Stone Budha Lounge C/Túria 28 Reservas: 622 500 048 Wonderful chill out bar near to the Torres de Quart. Mellow ambience, lovely cocktails. Taberna Cavallers C/ Caballeros, 23 Tel: 96 391 25 16 The wood interior gives a feeling of warmth and modernity. Over 50 tapas to savour.

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Rocafull Cafe Pl. Xuquer, 14 www.rocafull.tk Every day from 15.30h til late, Rocafull chills during the day and rocks as evening turns to night. A key meeting point of the ‘indie’ community, with DJ sessions all week including Valencia face DJ Jordi. A great beer selection makes it popular with the Erasmus crowd. Groups: Franz Ferdinand, Jet, Teenage Fanclub, Interpol, White Stripes. Zona Plaza Cedro

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Zona Ruzafa Sinpy Jo’s C/ Cadiz, 43 Tel: 670 904 294 In the heart of Ruzafa, Valencia’s Bohemian quarter, Sinpy Jo’s is a meeting point for young people of all nationalities and locals. A perfect place to have your evening coffee or try one of their many imported beers. Good music in a great atmosphere. Happy Hour from 18.00h to 21.00h, Mondays to Thursdays. Pub quiz Weds 22:30h. Ubik Café C/ Literato Azorín, 13 Tel: 96 374 12 55 Emblematic of the buzzing barrio of Ruzafa. Wonderful, spacious and welcoming cafebar/ second-hand bookshop. Spanish & Italian tapas, beer, wine, bohemian crowd, friendly atmosphere. Closed Monday.

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Cafe Infinito C/ Poeta Mas y Ros, no 35 Tel: 617 27 20 42 www.cafeinfinito.net Superb! International multilingual staff with a friendly atmosphere and packed agenda including theme nights, language exchange and live music quiz.Tuesday - Thursday draught beer is 2 for 1. Wednesdays is cinema nights or language exchange. Fridays / Saturdays have delicious dinners and delightful cocktails. Booking advised. Sunday evenings has aperitif and then music quiz at 21.30h. Closed Monday. Tornillo C/ Campoamor, 42 Tel. 96 392 55 27 A meeting point for faces from the indie and electronica scenes. Definitely worth checking.

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Nueve Reinas C/ Vicente Sancho Tello, 24 Tel: 96 361 59 41 The real bohemian spirit lives on. Just a stone’s throw from Cine Babel and run by the legendary Robi, a real ‘Valencia face’ on the scene. Nueve Reinas pub is a cosmopolitan pub, a café, a bar, and a space for clients looking for new sensations. It’s a meeting point for like-minded people of all ages, interested in film, music, culture and offers an opportunity for creative people to share their work. Live music every week. The interior has a film theme and there are plenty of cocktails, beer, spirits and cafes to enjoy too, more information: http://nuevereinaspub.wordpress.com

Oh! La La… C/ Dr Monserrat, 28 Tel: 96 315 64 16 18.00h – 03.00h, spacious restaurant-pub. Pekado Pl. Vicente Iborra, 9 Tel. 96 392 41 39 The seven deadly sins are served after you enter the gates of hell of this restaurant. Qart Café C/ Guillem de Castro, 80 Sant Miquel Pl. Sant Miquel, 13 Tel. 96 392 31 29 Spartacus C/ Flassanders, 8 Gay sex shop Trapezzio Café Pl. Músico Lopez Chavarri, 2 Turangalila C/ del Mar, 34 Tel. 96 391 02 55 Well prepared Mediterranean dishes. Drag queens sing for customers in this original restaurant. Venial C/ Quart, 34 Tel: 96 391 73 56 The first choice gay venue after hours.

with a friendly staff. Screens for football matches and all your favourite beers including Guinness! Relax on the mellow terraza or lounge on the classy Chesterfield sofas in the VIPs-style area at the back! Zona El Carmen Finnegan’s Pl. de la Reina Tel: 96 392 28 62 www.finnegansofdublin.es The legendary meeting point in the heart of Valencia for those who like a good pint. Excellent terrace with fine view of the Cathedral. A genuine Irish pub with big screen for sports-lovers who like it live. Spacious and warm interior, good selection of beers and tasty traditional lunches. It is internationally famous for all the right reasons. Great for the craic in the evenings. Live music every week.A classic. O’Hara’s C/ Cajeros, 1 / C/ Danzas, 5 A short stroll from La Lonja and within spitting distance of Home hostel. Celtic tavern with a mellow vibe, and all your favourite beers.

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Zona Plaza Benimaclet Tam Tam C/ Emilio Baro, 20 Very special, one of the finest chill out bars in the city. A bohemian hangout with a spacious, soulful interior. Eclectic sounds for an eclectic clientele. One of Valencia’s best kept secrets…

GAY / LESBIAN Adn Pub C/ Angel Custodio, 10 (Barrio del Carmen) Café de La Seu C/ Santo Caliz, 7 Spacious, arty chill out bar, near the cathedral. Codigo G. Av. Constitucion, 29 (Calle Dr Montoro) Tel: 963920570 / 617109956 www.groovelives.com New disco. ”For gay people”. Open from 01.30h. Free entry with flyer until 02.30h. Funk, house, soul. disco, pop and more. Dark room and VIP room Colectivo Lambda of Lesbians, Gays and Transexuals C/ Vivons, 26 Baix - 1 Tel: 96 334 21 91 www.lambdavalencia.org Magnus Termas (Sauna) Av. Puerto, 27 Tel: 96 337 48 92 Nuncadigono C/ Turia, 22 The latest gay sex-club.

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BEER C/ Salamanca, 4 Tel. 96 374 14 31 One for the lads and lasses who like a pint and more... Beers from around the world: Czech, German, British, U.S.A., Irish, Danish, Belgian. Every day a free montadito with each beer. Every Tuesday from 19.00h to 24.00h, Beer 2 x1! Wednesday has paella. Thursday has popular beer prices, if it is your horoscope month, your second ‘copa’ is free. Monólogos every Thursday at midnight.

TRADITIONAL PUBS Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento Dublin House Pl. Patriarca, 6 Excellent! Open from 8.00h – 24.00h and later on Friday/ Saturdays. Dublin House serves breakfasts, snacks and coffees. Set in a tranquil square, a good mix of ages and nationalities in this upmarket pub

Sherlock Holmes Plaza Manises, 3 Tel: 96 391 83 42 www.sherlockvalencia.com Excellent English pub in the heart of the old town, so you won’t need to be a detective to find it. Plenty of your favourite beers including Guinness, Grimbergen, Becks and more. Live football matches on big screen: Champions league, Primera liga and Premier League. Tuesday night is the highly popular singles night from 20.00h to 22.00h! Live music every Friday. Zona Canovas Portland Ale House C/ Salamanca 10 Yes! Valencia’s first true American pub, run by a friendly American team with draft beers available, sports and an increasingly mixed crowd of locals, visitors and English and Spanish speakers. They now brew & serve their own beer ! Tuesdays and Wednesdays are international language exchange nights with Orange Academy, Thursdays is couch surfers meeting point and Sundays is the legendary pub quiz! St Patrick’s Gran Vía Marqués del Túria, 69

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FEB 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Tel: 96 351 36 42 www.stpatricksvalencia.com “A true Irish pub” that knows the craic!! Friendly helpful staff and cosy traditional interior. Healthy mixture of well-dressed Spanish, soccer and rugby lovers… All sports (cricket, golf, rugby, football…) on 4 big screens. WiFi for all our customers, pool and terrace. Great selection of beer, whiskies and very good music (rock-pop, 60´s, 70 ´s…) Open daily from 16.00p.m till late.Till very late weekends (in case of earlier starting sporting events, please enquire at the bar. We might help.). Get your fidelity card (card for every 5 pints… 1 free!) We never close. First Monday of every month from 18.00h -20.00h, live Celtic music with the band “Trib”. Tasty Spanish food available everyday for 3.50€ including ham, tortilla, cheese and more! Open Saturday and Sunday from 13h for Premier League football matches. Every Thursday now has the highly popular language exchange nights from 20.30 - 23.00h!

Open daily from 17.00h - 02.00h, 03.30h at the weekends. Top one! New ownership, good vibes, great service and plenty of activity! Sally O’Brien has gone up another level with an attractive exterior and two floors with nooks and crannies, separate room for private parties and live football on TV. Erasmus are welcome and the Sunday quiz (19.00h - 21.00h) is a fantastic excuse for Spanish and English speakers to mingle. Cash and prizes for the winners! Sally’s great again! Zona Plaza Xuquer

Zona Avenida Aragón Manolo el del Bombo Pl. Valencia Club de Fútbol, 5 Tel: 96 930 460 A traditional Spanish bar with a different interior - a football museum with photos of the legendary Manolo del Bombo, the chap with the massive beret and drum. Just across from Mestalla stadium, a Mecca for football fans from all over the world. Friendly atmosphere.

Max Max C/ Vinalopó, 11 (Pl. Xúquer) Tel: 96 362 68 67 http://maxmaxvalencia.blogspot.com Renowned pub for heady nights of live Celtic music (pipes, fiddles, guitars). A local student and Erasmus favourite, well-located in a buzzing night-time zone. Very spacious, wide screen for all sports, pool, friendly staff and good music soundtrack. Good vibes! The Dragon (Bar Internacional) C/ Virgen de Pilar, 12 (L’Eliana) British-run bar with good reputation for food. Popular with the expat crowd from the area.

Restaurants Afro-Cuban Babalú C/ Manyans 17 (next to Plaza Redondo) Tel: 96 315 50 40 ¡Fiesta! An excellent restaurant-bar-club for those who love authentic Cuban food. American

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Brautigan Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 110 Tel: 96 339 06 42 Hey dude! You want Budweiser, Tex-Mex burgers, nachos and more? Valencia rocks, man! Burger King Pl. Ayuntamiento, 19 Tel: 96 352 58 00 Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 108 Tel: 96 362 363 Foster’s Hollywood Pl. Ayuntamiento Tel: 96 352 02 64 Big portions. Burgers, fries and milkshakes.

McDonalds Pl. de la Reina, 15 Tel: 96 392 35 91 Easy to find, with the city’s cathedral as the backdrop. Snooker Burger Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 151 Tel: 96 356 18 25 Tony Roma’s Pl. Canovas de Castillo, 2 Tel: 96 351 34 33 Arabic Dukala C/ Dr Sanchis Bergon, 27 Tel: 96 3926253 Classy Arabic cuisine. Kuídate C/ Hospital, 19 Tel: 663 75 60 95 Authentic Arabic cuisine Sahara C/ del Mar, 52 Tel: 96 352 66 89 Set in a tranquil part of the old centre. Tetería La Kasbah C/ Poeta Mas y Ros Tel: 96 320 93 67 Intimate Arabic restaurant. Kasbah has a funky interior with typical low seats and tables. Asian Fusion Banyan Lounge Bar & Grill C/ Comedias, 5 Tel: 96 315 48 90 Located just off the Calle de la Paz. With culinary pick ups from around the world. Nelson Luu Asiatic Cuisine C/ Bordadores, 3 Tel: 96 391 42 26 From London to Valencia, near the Cathedral. Expert cuisine from Asian chef, Cantonese... Sushi & Tapas C/ Salamanca, 10 Tel: 96 011 58 85 www.sushitapas.com 13:30 - 16:00h / 20:30 - 23:30h. Authentic suhi. Open everyday. Perfectly located in the cosmopolitan Canovas area. From the owners of Tastem. Classy sushi and tapas with friendly and experienced Japanese chefs and Spanish staff. Wonderful selection of sushi, including vegetarian, prawn, tuna & salmon choices. Check out the maki & sashimi menus as well as tempura & temaki dishes. Good value lunch - time menus for 12€. Take away service too. Wok it Your Way C/ Salamanca, 7 Tel: 96 3280844 www.wokityourway.com Great name! Eat in or takaway. Asian salads, rice, noodles, meat or fish. Healthy and popular. Brazilian O Rei Da Caipirinha C/ Vicente Sancho Tello Tel: 96 362 59 36 Open daily, Brazilian football memorabilia lines the walls. Cool Brazilian sounds and native staff. Barbecues every Sun at 13.30h.

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FEB 11 www.247valencia.com Chinese Festin C/ Polo y Peyrolón, 25 Tel: 96 362 98 38 All your favourites: Wan Tun soup, fried rice, beef, shrimps, 15 Duck dishes to choose from. Gran Muralla Pl. Porta del Mar, 6 (next to Juzgados) Open daily from 11.30h to 16.30h and 19.30h to 0.30h. Menu under 6€. Excellent Terrazas Django Pl. Don Juan de Villarrasa, 1 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 327 03 72 Absolutely fantastic sunny terrace to enjoy tasty breakfasts, classic tapas and traditional Mediterranean dishes.

Shish-Mahal Calle Poeta Artola, 13 (Zona Plaza Xúquer) See restaurant of the month report. Italian Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento La Vita é Bella Pl. Mariano Benillure, 2 Tel: 96 351 07 37 La Nicoletta Pizza ristorante C/ La Paz 33. Oficina: 963253960 - Móvil 608003463 www.lanicoletta.es Zona Botánico

French Atmosphére (Institut Français) C/ Moro Zeit, 6 www.restauranteatmosphere.com Open 08.00h to 20.00h, delicious homemade food from expert chefs. Crêperie Bretonne Annaik C/ Bordadores, 4 Tel: 96 153524 Excellently located by the Cathedral. El Bicho Raro C/ Conde Montornes, 9 Tel: 96 392 49 20 La Francesa del Carmen C/ Sogueros, 5 Tel: 96 3 23 51 63 Superb homemade, authentic French cuisine with North African touches like cous cous. German Bierwinkel C/ Guardia Civil, 4 Tel: 96 393 42 88 Hearty German cervecería in Benimaclet student zone. Imported beers, German cuisine. Greek Rincon Griego C/ Conde Montornes Tel: 96 394 44 43 Legendary amongst Greek restaurants in the community. Take away as well. Indian / Pakistani Taj-Mahal C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 20 Tel: 96 330 62 64. One of the best Indian restaurants along the coast. Authentic Indian cuisine, chefs with 12 years Brit experience. Classic menu with all the favourites: Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Tikka, King Prawn Tandoori, Lamb. Variety of rices, attentive bilingual staff on hand to serve ‘English’ or ‘Spanish’ version of spicy. About 18€ per head. Taj Mahal now has home delivery until midnight for minimum price of 20€. Check out the British and Indian products at their shop next door! Curry powders, cornflakes, ketchup, tinned beans, and loads more. An expat’s dream!

Mimmo Cantina C/Dr Sanchis Bergon, 24 Tel: 96 315 4968 Movil: 645074435 www.mimmo-cantina.com Italian owned and run, with a lovely setting overlooking the Rio Turia. Mimmo Cantina is a new restaurant which focuses on Italian cuisine with wonderful recipes and home-made products, traditional and of fine quality. All pasta and bread is made on the premises and the seasonal menu is delicious. Mimmo boasts an Italian bar where you can unwind Italian-style with your aperitif before your meal or savour a snack or light-lunch at the bar.The restaurant has a wide & welcoming terrace, where you can enjoy lunch, dinner or just drink a coffee in the Valencian sunshine. For lunch you can enjoy a menu (12 euros all inclusive) and for dinner enjoy their Carte menu.

tagliatelle, penne and bucatini, ravioli. Homemade tiramisu is a decadent treat. Especially popular with a trendy arts crowd, women out in groups and romantic couples. La Pappardella C/ Bordadores, 5 (next to Cathedral) Tel: 96 391 89 15 www.viciositalianos.com. Popular Italian restaurant without pizza and emphasis on Piadinas and pastas. La Strada C/ Quart 17 Tel: 96 392 41 77 Excellent! Hip pizzeria and pasta restaurant just a brief stroll from Torres de Quart. 10€ daytime menus, around 15€ at night.Friendly service and tasty meals, popular with couples and groups and bound to be popular over the festive season! English Speaking Waiter. Maramao C/ Corretgeria, 37 Tel: 96 392 31 74 Open 14.00h to 16.00h and 20.30h to 24.00h. Arty, independent Italian in the heart of the atmospheric centro historico.

Paparazzi C/ Baja, 42 Tel. 96 315 45 88 New! Set in a quiet corner of the atmospheric old town. Run by a friendly and experienced owner, enjoy wonderful homemade Italian cooking including; Lasagna, Parmigiana, Canellones, Pasta and a lot more !!!!! Business groups and romantic couples are all welcome. Tasty Menu for 10€ every day and evening. Wednesday night has live Jazz with menu for 10€, Thursday night has live flamenco. Closed Sunday night and all day Monday.

Zona El Carmen Al Pomodoro C/ del Mar, 22 Tel: 96 391 48 00, www.viciositalianos.com. Very popular, good value, great pizza. Bacco d.o.c. C/ Derechos 29, bajo (1 min from La Lonja) Tel: 96 391 19 65 Everyone welcome at this distinctive and very original Italian restaurant in an excellent location. The setting is fun and a little decadent, with stalactites hanging from the cave-like setting and one of the most unique washrooms in Valencia Huge selection of pasta dishes, including lasagne, gnocchi,

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This is an absolute jewel of an Italian restaurant! Italian-owned and with Italian chefs, it is highly popular with both locals and visitors. It combines traditional Italian cuisine - a wonderful choice of freshly served salads, cheeses, pastas, meat and fish dishes, with reasonable prices so it is great value for money. Italian Pizzeria Il Bocconcino C/ Quart, 1 Tel: 96 323 03 98 Authentic Italian pizzeria / bocatería run by an Italian family. Japanese

Accapella C/ Conde Altea, 60 Tel: 96 3748424 A warm welcome from a family run restaurant. Well presented pasta and pizza dishes in relaxing and spacious surroundings. The music is mellow and the interior is gentle on the eye. A qualified wine connoisseur can recommend what goes best with your dish. Wonderful terraza. A good night out… Alter Ego C/ Conde Altea, 40 Tel: 96 374 97 23 www.ristorantealterego.com Great! Funky and cosmopolitan crowds enjoy this very cool and authentic (yet different) Italian restaurant in the heart of the cosmopolitan Canovas area. Delicious Italian tapas, risotto and Spanish rice dishes and Argentinean beef to savour in a hip and welcoming interior. Legendary Italian chef Massimo Sbrozzi produces some beautiful dishes with original & innovative recipes including tasty stuffed pastas, ravioli, risottos and carpaccios. Also enjoy Italian cheese and hams. Don Salvatore Italiano C/ Conde de Altea, 41 Tel: 96 334 13 04 www.donsalvatore.com A real treat of an Italian restaurant. Wonderful terrace and bilingual owner, a great Canovas success story. Spot the Valencia footballer!

Lambrusquería

Restaurante Italiano

Calle Conde Altea 31/36 - Calle Ciscar 3 Valencia, Spain, 46005

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Miss Sushi Plaza Canovas, 9 Tel: 96 061 46 14 www.misssushi.es

now a menú de degustación which consists of nine dishes and a dessert. Organic La Morhada Mercado Cental, Paradas 225 y 227 Tel: 96 382 91 34 lamorhada@yahoo.es Completely organic vegetable & fruit produce at Mercado Central. Home delivery service! Portuguese Café Pessoa C/ Literato Azorin, 2 Tel: 96 341 75 14 Great! An authentic Portuguese café bar/ restaurant with traditional dishes plus modern touches including cod platos at the weekends. Enjoy their tasty salads and quiches during the week. Spanish / Valencian Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento

Kokura Pere i borrego 10 (C/ Alta – Na Jordana) Excellent! The most exotic Maki collection in Valencia. Check out their fusion cuisine with modern ingredients via their web www.kokura.es for delivery or come visit their intimate lounge setting. Experienced staff and a friendly welcome. Sushi Cru C/ Pintor Zarinena, 3 Tel: 96 392 54 92 Great Sushi bar with cosmopolitan staff and hip clientele. Loyal following, Recommended. Macrobiotic Kimpira C/ Juristas, 12 Tel: 96 392 34 22 Macrobiotic food, comfortable setting, now in the old centre. Mexican

Carpe Diem C/ Martínez Cubells, 4 (off Passeig Ruzafa) Tel: 96 342 77 80, www.carpediem-vlc.com A genuine Spanish restaurant right in the centre of Valencia, on a mellow side street, dead easy to find! Friendly service, trendy interior, expert chefs and authentic Valencia cuisine! Enjoy fish dishes, Spanish tapas and rice dishes including paella on their mellow terraza as you watch the world go by. Savour their delicious salads, chilled white wines, and desserts. An international staff are on hand to help you with your choice. Enjoy their Tapas menu. Zona El Carmen 33 Lounge Restaurant C/ San Dionisio, 8 Tel: 96 392 41 61 www.33loungerestaurant.com Mediterranean tapas, expertly made fresh paella, homemade desserts and bossa nova soundtrack. Bajando al Sur C/ Dr. Monserrat, 32 Tel: 96 392 50 86 Bar Almudín C/ Almudín, 14 Tel: 96 392 57 13 Bar Kiosco C/ Derechos, 38 Tel: 96 391 01 59 Great terrace and economic menu del días, a brief stroll from La Lonja or Mercat Central.

El Mexico de María (6th Anniversary!) C/ Denia, 20 Tel: 96 332 80 78 Friendly Mexican restaurant, superb homemade dishes in the funky, bohemian Ruzafa barrio. El Mexico de Maria has Mexican cuisine with 5 years of culinary experience in Valencia with a fine combination of traditional and fusion Mexian cuisine for their loyal clientele. To make your choice easier there is

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EL PEIX DAURAT Authentic Paella

c/ Dr. Monserrat, 14 (near to Torres de Quart) Mediterranean cuisine and more...

Chic & welcoming... Bar Pilar C/ Moro Zeit Tel: 96 391 04 97 Every major Spanish city has a tapas bar regarded as ‘quintessential’. Established in the early 1900s, this one is high up on the list in many guides. Veteran waiters serve excellent tapas: habas, ensaladilla rusa and the famous mussels. Open daily midday to midnight just off Plaza Tossal, not hard to find. Now that’s what we call atmosphere... Boatella Tapas Pl. Mercado, 34 Tel: 96 391 13 14 Great tapas bar with all your favourites. Fine terrace and top view. Bocatame C/ Turia, 61 Tel: 96 391 08 70 Bohemian sandwich bar with plenty of choice and space. Bocateria La Vaca Verde Plaza Mercado Mossén Sorell, 11 Tel: 96 3154 061 Check out the international milk carton collection on the wall! Bodeguilla de Gato C/ Catalans, 10 Tel: 96 391 82 35 Try it! Firm favourite amongst locals in the know. Tapas, vino and copas. Real atmosphere… Burdeos in Love C/ del Mar, 4 Tel: 96 391 43 50 Classy wine bar with stylish cuisine. Capdepera C/ Roteros, 9 Tel: 96 315 55 84 Fresh choice of Mediterranean dishes, including Mallorcan specialities. Tasty!

Carosel Taula de Canvis, 6 Tel: 96 1132 873 Cool restaurant near to the Mercado central. Authentic Mediterranean dishes with delicious and beautifully presented salads, wonderful paella, informed clientele, spacious and relaxing interior. Valencian chef and English speaking host. Dos Aguas C/ Marqués de Dos Aguas, 6 Tel: 96 251 64 26 Good value Spanish menu del días, great view.

9:00 - 01:30 todos los días

El Botijo C/ San Miguel s/n www.tascaelbotijo.com Spanish tasca in the Barrio Carmen! Great terraza, delicious tapas, a top ensaladilla rusa and great tabla de quesos too. Cool flamenco, rock and pop sounds, welcoming vibe and friendly Andalucian/Valencia owners. Perfect size portions and informed service. Be sure to try Valencian tinto no. 12! El Generalife C/ Caballeros, 5 Tel: 96 391 78 99 Wonderful terrace, view of the Plaza del Virgen. El Carmen Miranda (food & cocktails) C/ En Plom, 9 Tel: 96 336 62 83 Near Torres de Quart. Great! Run by friendly Spanish owners with a wonderful evening meals & good service. We enjoyed their paella! Great group meals.

El Peix Daurat C/Doctor Monserrat 14. Tel:.635 413 476. www.elpeixdaurat.com Open Tuesday to Saturday (14.00h - 16.00) – (20.00h - 24.00h) Wonderful lunch-time paella every Friday afternoon.Superb! By sheer word of mouth, this hidden gem of a restaurant has become a favourite of discerning customers. Chic & tasty Mediterranean cuisine and from around the world. Situated in a quiet street in the old centre, just 2 minute’s walk from Torres de Quart so easy to find. They use different techniques and cooking traditions to create Mediterranean dishes with their unique flavour. El Rall Pl. Tundidores, 2 Tel: 96 392 20 90 Legendary paella restaurant, prime location by La Lonja and Plaza Negrito. El Somelier Pl. Mossen Sorell, 11 Tel: 96 315 40 61 Hip little tapas bar with excellent cheeses, hams. ‘Jornadas’ of wine tasting during the year. Erba Cipollina C/ Viriato, 7 Tel: 96 392 04 96 Clean presentation, calm atmosphere. Escalones de La Lonja C/ Pere Compte, 3 What a great setting! A terrace by La Lonja. Espaivisor C/ Corretgería, 40 Tel: 96 392 23 99 www.espaivisor.com/restaurante.php Superb, imaginative and tasty Mediterranean dishes. L’Antigua Bodegueta 1833 C/ Purisima, 6 Mobile: 677 405 931 Authentic, friendly, warm and intimate Spanish tapas bar with a great selection of tapas including ham, cheese, meat and fish choices + prawns, snails, pâté, ribs, chicken & Valencian speciality ‘esgarraet’. Enjoy the covered terraza at the back and watch the world go by at the front… La Caragola Pl. Mossen Sorell, 9 Tel: 615 992 803 La Cava C/ San Fernando, 20 Tel: 96 392 08 34

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FEB 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS La Greta C/ Pere Bonfill, 7 Tel. 96 332 24 47 Alternative vibe, cool music, tapas and open, liberal crowd. Vegetarians are catered for.

La Huerta y La Botella Obispo Don Geronimo, 8 Tel: 963 923 705 A chic yet friendly new Spanish restaurant with traditional rice and Mediterranean dishes prepared in a modern way as well as delicious and trendy desserts and succulent salads. In a quiet street, just off Calle Caballeros. Valencian cocina includes Michelin trained chefs. Choice wine list too. Menu del dia is 10€. Average price for evening meal is 20€. La Llantia Dorada C/ Hierba, 4 Tel. 96 391 27 16 Creative cooking with a mixture of Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Asian influences. La Lola C/ Subida de Toledano, 8 Tel: 96 391 80 45, www.lalolarestaurante.com reservas@lalolarestaurante.com. Very cool, popular and excellently located by the cathedral tower. A distinctive interior combines minimalism with ‘60s Spanish retro and space for 50 customers. This is ‘nueva cocina española’! La Mari y sus tacones C/ Alta, 28 Tel: 96 3156377 Chic yet friendly Spanish tapas and vino bar/restaurant. La Nave C/ Nave, 15 Tel: 96 351 95 06 Down-to-earth, menu del días for under 8€. La Salvaora C/ Calatrava, 19 Tel: 96 392 14 84 New! Cool ‘Taberna Española’ in the heart of the Barrio Carmen. Flamenco legend photos, excellent ham, cheese and wine aplenty! Las Damas C/ Damas, 3 Tel: 96 352 12 97 Unpretentious restaurant in a quiet corner of town. Good value menu del días for under 8€. La Surcusal C/ Guillem de Castro, 118 (at IVAM) Tel: 96 374 66 65 This modern, creative restaurant has become a talking point in and outside Valencia.

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Not for those on a budget- 50€ a head. La Tarara C/ de la Cruz 4, 646 178 092, 646 524 877 Homemade dishes near the Torres de Serranos. La Xirgu C/ dels Borja, 4 Tel: 96 392 27 35 Very spacious, arty, and buzzing at the weekends with an alternative vibe… Los Arcos C/ Blanquerías, 10 Tel: 96 391 71 31 Quality cuisine by the Torres de Serranos. Lolitas & Sibaritas (Paella, Tapas y Copas) C/ Caballeros, 10 Tel: 96 3924495 www.lolitaysibaritas.com Original! Perfectly located in the heart of the old centre. Miniature tapas and ample dishes with fusion influences from around the world. Mediterannean, Asian, Arabic, French and more. Cool crowd in the evening and more mellow in the daytime. Menú del día 12€ - 16€. Paella every day. Maria Mandiles C/ Padre Huerfanos, 2 Tel: 96 336 62 13 www.groovelives.com A warm welcome with tasty food and lovely terraza. Mattilda C/ Roteros, 21 Tel. 96 392 31 68 Creative cuisine.

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Mediterraniart C/ del Mar, 29 Tel: 96 0 715 790 mediterraniart@gmail.com Great! Open very day of the week, Mediterraniart is an authentic and elegant Valencia chill out bar/restaurant run by a friendly, young and experienced team. Paella everyday, typical Spanish tapas including bravas, calamares, ham and cheese and mediterranean salads and dishes. Menú del día 9,50€ & 14€. Dinners betwen 20-25 €. Mellow & cool music soundtrack with soul, funk, jazz, house and more. Mesclat Doctor Beltrán Bigorra, 10 Teléfono: 96 306 5852 Authentic and wide choice of natural hamburgers.

Messana C/ Catalans, 8 Tel: 96 315 59 75 www.resturantemessana.com Neboa Pl. Vicente Iborra, 4 Tel: 96 391 37 21 Atlantic cooking from Galicia. Nou Carxofa C/ Baja, 42 Tel: 96 391 02 98 Restaurant area at the back serves homemade dishes. Good value, tasty and good music. Ocho y Medio Plaza Lope de Vega, 5 Tel: 96 392 20 22 www.elochoymedio.com Creative cooking with Mediterranean influences. Fish and meat dishes with fresh ingredients. Very special. This is a very classy combination of Spanish arrocería with exquisite rice plates and a wonderful ‘carta de diseño’. A beautiful and relaxing interior and wonderful view of the square. There is a menú del día for 15€ and expect to pay between 25€ - 30€ in the evening. Great wine list, too. Refugio Restaurante del Carmen C/ Alta, 42 Tel: 96 391 77 54 A warm and authentic Mediterranean fusion restaurant with touches of Asia and a new carta, too. See ‘Something Different’ for more details. Restaurant L’hamadriada Pl. Vicente Iborra, 3 Tel: 96 326 08 91 New! Tasty dishes in a quiet corner of the Barrio del Carmen. Restaurante Tahine C/ Corona, 8 Tel: 96 315 60 42 Fusion cuisine. Serranos C/ Blanquerías, 5 Tel: 96 391 70 61 Another great Valencia landmark close by the Torres de Serrano. Sesame C/ En Bou, 10 Tel: 96 391 30 62 International cuisine in a quiet corner of the Carmen. Great service. Seu-Xerea C/ Conde Almodóvar, 4 Tel: 96 392 40 00 British-born owner/chef for one of the best regarded fusion restaurants, a minute from Plaza de la Virgen. Creative and affordable. Sidrería El Molinón C/ Bolseria, 40 Tel: 96 391 15 38 Specialities are Cocina Asturiana. Sol i Lluna C/ del Mar, 29 Tel: 96 392 22 16, www.solilluna.net Breakfast from 09.00h to 13.30h, imaginative meals with delicious salads and international dishes. Recommended. Tapa2 Gastronomik C/ Carda, 6 Tel: 96 392 14 70 Fusion cuisine.

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FEB 11 www.247valencia.com Tasca Angel C/ Purísima, 1 Tel: 96 391 78 35 Excellent tapas- sardines, prawns, cuttlefish and much more, all grilled. Indie music fans: This is Robyn Hitchcock’s favourite! Tintofino Ultramarino C/ Corretgeria, 38 Tel: 96 315 39 64 Like a fine wine? Oh, that’s superb! Tapas, cheese, and meat too! Trafico de Bocatas C/ Roteros, 16 Tel: 96 391 91 74 Over 20 years of great sandwiches. Vintara Plaza de la Reina, 19 Tel: 96 392 41 85 Great paella is available from Monday to Friday and there are other rice dishes to be enjoyed as well as fresh Spanish tapas, tasty meat and fish dishes. Winery (Envinarte) C/ Serranos, 6 Tel: 96 391 39 30 A classy winery by the Torres de Serrano. Yuso C / de la Cruz, 4 izquierda Tel: 96 315 39 67 The real deal. Valencian chefs and Valencian staff. Superb paella, arroz en fesols i naps, arroz a banda, patatas bravas, salads and more. Zona Ruzafa Basilico C/ Cadiz, 42 Brunch every Sunday from 11.00h onwards with eggs, fresh bread, delicious juices, salmon and bacon. Big hit with students at only 8€. Cadiz 70 C/ Cadiz, 70 Tel: 96 334 15 74 Excellent wine bar in the heart of Ruzafa district. Cool jazz, quality tapas to savour. Ganxo C/ Literario Azorin, 4 Tel: 96 328 55 48 Run by a Spanish/Irish couple, homemade food in friendly surroundings. Zona Canovas Las Lunas C/ Ciscar, 35 Tel: 662 047 091 / 695 192 336 E-mail: laslunasvlc@yahoo.es Great! Brand new restaurant in the cosmopolitan Canovas zone run by an experienced staff. At the bar or in the dining room, you may enjoy an informal lunch or dinner consisting of tasty tapas, as well as the finest homemade meals for their menus, in classic Mediterranean style. Savour their delicious grilled meat, especially prepared by their chef Gustavo Casella. Las Lunas stands out for its combination of Spanish, Italian and French cuisine in a rustic and friendly atmosphere.

paté, eggs, hams, cheeses, bacalao, vegetarian menus. Zona Manuel Candela Bodega “El Labrador” C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 58 Tel: 96 372 75 30 One of Valencia’s very best bodegas, downto-earth interior. Busy at weekends! Essential. Zona Plaza Xuquer

C/ Conde Altea, 39 Tel: 96 3819 444 La Taska Sidreria C/ Conde Altea, 39 Tel: 96 3819 444 www.lataskasidreria.es Every Thursday is cider day, with free cider with your meal. Enjoy the finest cuisine from Northern Spain including well-prepared octopus, cod, sausage and tortilla dishes. Their natural Asturian cider is served in the classic way by the waiters in this friendly and warm restaurant, combining fine service with fresh produce. A wonderful selection of red, white and rosé wines to choose from too. Successfully run by 2 brothers of Asturian descent. If you bring this copy of ‘24/7 Valencia’ with you, you get a free bottle of cider with your lunch or dinner! Zona Rio del Turia La Masia de los Jardineros In Río Túria (Parallel with bus station) Tel: 627 209 992 Peaceful spot away from the crowds. Menu del día for 9.50€, paella, salads, and fideua. Wicky Parque de cabecera - Tel. 656 856 899. Enjoy an ample carta of Mediterranean and meat dishes in pleasant surroundings. Zona Juan Lloréns Amics Meus Cafe C/ Calixto III, 6 Tel: 96 384 55 28. One of the best café-bocaterías in the Juan Lloréns area. Bodega Bar Valero C/ Palleter, 51 Tel: 96 385 50 78 Alternative crowd ambience and music (blues, rock, flamenco) add to a bohemian interior. Casa Nuria Asador C/ Tarazona, 8 Tel: 96 382 39 60 Hidden treasure off the beaten track combines Spanish/French Mediterranean dishes. L’ Albergina C/ Calixto III, 17 Tel: 96 323 03 64 A restaurant always busy at the weekend means customers keep going back. Recommended. Taberna del Bou C/ Pintor Vila Prades, 17 Tel: 96 384 45 17 Rabo de toro, embutido, homemade

Tabernas Jos

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Taberna Jos Plaza Xuquer, 13 Reservations: 622 233 101 or 629 255 040 www.tabernasjos.com Authentic local restaurant in a great area. Enjoy some of the best value traditional Spanish cooking in Valencia. 8€ lunchtime menu and 12.95€ dinner with open bar included. All your favourites, including paella, Spanish tapas, homemade stews and more. Great for couples and groups. Check their website for more information. Exclusive offer for 24/7 Valencia readers; take this coupon with you and you get 10% discount (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 5%). Zona Cabañal Casa Montaña C/ Jose Benlliure, 69 Tel: 96 367 23 14 Established in 1836, this is an historic bodega and tapas bar, one of the best in all Spain. Over 1000 wines and crunchy patatas bravas, croquetas de bacalao, mussels. Framed posters and photos of Spanish ‘figuras’ and large barrels of wine line the walls. Excellent choice for locals and visitors. Zona Playa y Puerto La Pepica At the Beach - Av. Neptuno, 6 Tel: 96 371 03 66 Legendary paella restaurant with room for 400 guests. Rice and seafood, with paella Valenciana a speciality. Hemingway did eat here!

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679806028 Situated in the heart of the Barrio del Carmen, just 20 metres from PlazNegrito, this lovely little homemade takeaway has become very popular with locals for the real quality of the dishes, some for just 3 €. Fresh homemade pasta, vegetarian choices, desserts, hamburgers, rolls, pizzas,wines and beers. Open Monday to Saturday, mornings and evenings. Follow then on Facebook. Tapas Bars The Bodegueta C/ Mariano Benlluire, 4 Tel: 96 3 519 738 Great! Valencian owned, international staff at this Spanish Tapas Bar. Thai

Refugio Restaurante del Carmen C/ Alta, 42 Tel: 96 391 7754 New! The ‘Cooking Revolution’! Previously La Cañameria. Refugio is truly a restaurant of the Carmen. Run by a warm, bohemian Valencian couple with years of culinary experience this is now a Mediterranean fusion restaurant with touches of Asian cuisine. Warm, wooden interior with intimate corners. From Monday-Friday they have a 10€ menu and a plato del dia for 6.50€. They do a great paella and special wine nights too. Good music soundtrack and mixed clientele. They also do food to order. 13:30h - 16:00h / 20:30h - 24.00h. Open everyday. Takeaway

Prêt-à-porter C/ Murillo 10 ([barrio del carmen) Tel. 963 128 768 www.elpretaporter.blogspot.com Superb! “Quality cuisine from around the world for everbody”. Friendly, experienced and well-travelled chef has fresh & quality international dishes to takeaway including paella, couscous, curry, pasta and more. They also do dishes to order for groups, catering, parties, cakes. Just a stone’s throw from Radio City and the Torres de Quart. Open Mon - Sat / 12:00h - 16:00h Tentempié C/ Calatrava 23 – Bº del Carmen www.tentempie-vlc.com www.tentempiealdia.wordpress.com

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Thai Gardens C/ Joaquin Costa,26 Zona Canovas Tel:96 333 66 13 valencia@thaigardensgroup.com Superb! Check out this impressive Thai restaurant in the cosmopolitan Canovas zone. Authentic Thai cuisine by expert Thai chefs with all ingredients imported weekly from Bangok. There is an afternoon lunch menu for 14.60€, from Monday to Friday, including dessert and drink. The carta offers the best of real Thai cooking that truly reflects Thai culture. The setting is truly wonderful, with all the impressive furnishings imported from Thailand. It also very spacious so perfect for groups and couples looking for something authentic, tasty and memorable. A great night out and an affordable day-time lunch menu too. Vegeterian La Tastaolletes C/ Salvador Giner, 6 Tel: 96 392 18 62 Highly recommended. Emphasis is on tastiness and nutrition. Spinach, musaka, hummus…

shopping On the whole, the Carmen clothes shops are more alternative. The Colón stores tend to be high street names.

Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento La Violeta (Flower shop, express delivery) Pl. Ayuntamiento, puesto 2 Tel: 96 352 13 99, 667 326 340 Zona El Carmen Bugalu (retro) C/ Derechos, 22 Tel 96 391 84 49 Confettis C/ Quart, 69 Mobile: 687 100 608 www.confettis.es A shop for all the family with party ‘piñatas’. Emeeme 1964 C/ Numancia, 1 Tel: 96 315 40 53 Welcoming artisans have opened a genuine Valencian ceramic print shop. La Room (Unisex T-shirt shop) C/ Cordellats, 6 Tel: 96 392 03 69, www.boomlapop.com La Tenda de Roba C/ Trench, 2 Tel: 96 392 56 48 Quality jeans and cords. Great prices & service! Madame Bugalu C/Danzas, 3 Tel: 96 315 44 76 Chic! Monki C/ Calatrava 11, bajo Tel: 96 392 45 16, www.monki.shop Namo Bhudda C/ Purisima, 5 Tel: 96 391 65 09 Superb quality and friendly owner. Urban Klan (Skate wear / Hip-Hop) C/ Museo, 5 Zona Colon Ann Summers Paseo Ruzafa, 16 www.annsummers.com Valencia’s erotic shop for women. Benetton C/ Don Juan de Austria, 28 Tel: 96 351 44 04 El Corte Inglés C/ Colón 1 / Colón, 27 Tel: 96 315 95 00 Emporio Armani C/ Colón, 66 - 68 Tel: 96 394 29 52 Foot Locker C/ Colón, 7 Tel: 96 394 47 02 Mango C/ Colón, 31 Tel: 963 528 858 Zara C/ Colón, 11 / Colón, 18 C/ Don Juan de Austria, 22 Zona Campanar Mercado de Campanar Avenida Tirso de Molina, 16 www.mdf.es

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FEB 11 www.247valencia.com LATE NIGHT SHOPPING Vips Marqués del Turia, 49 Tel: 96 352 96 01 Open all week and all year, from 09.00h till 03.00h. Restaurant stays open till closing-time. Good selection of magazines, DVDs, CDs and confectionery.

CLASSIFIEDS AIRLINES Valencia is now well and truly ‘on the map’. Find some very good deals via the Internet. Airberlin.com ba.com Easyjet.com Iberia.com Jet2.com Ryanair.com Thomsonfly.com Transavia.com Virgin.com vueling.com

guides, novels past and present, art books… Kanda Books C/ Tapineria, 18 (near Plaza Reina) Tel; 639 740 746 www.kandabooks.com Please support your local second-hand bookshop. Plenty of titles in English and more. Leolo Libreria infantile y juvenile internacional C/ Turia, 50 Tel: 96 3 15 40 24 ww.librerialeolo.com Great international bookshop for children, teenagers and parents. Staff speaks French, German, Spanish and English. Just 3 minute’s walk from Torres de Quart. Slaughterhouse Librería y cafetería. C/ Denia 22 - 46006 Valencia 963287755 www.slaughterhouse.es One of Valencia’s hippest hang-outs in the bohemian Ruzafa barrio. Great art books and good choice of exotic teas. BIKE HIRE

DENTAL CLINIC Dental Clinic IVID C/ Quart 66 Tel. 96 391 00 80 is in the centre of Valencia, next to the Torres de Quart. Our highly qualified and friendly team do complete teeth restoration, crowns, bridges, implants, aesthetic fillings, dental hygiene, covering all your dental needs. DVD HIRE Nostromo C/ Carcineros, 22 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 3 924 081 Independent cinema, classics, rarities, underground. Friendly and knowledgeable owner. Just off Guillem de Castro and a stone’s throw from Torres de Quart. A wonderful catalogue of over 3500 titles with the best cinema of each decade, of all genres and nationalities. Version Original (Zona Carmen) C/ Turia, 26 Tel: 96 338 08 55 ECORGANIC

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BEAUTY & HEALTH CARE Oblivium C/ Hospital, 6 Tel: 96 392 61 59, www.centrooblivium.com Oblivium is a relaxation centre specialized in flotation therapy and situated a 4-minute walk from Plaza del Ayuntamiento. BIOPARC BIOPARC Av. Pio Baroja, 3 Tel: 902 106 980, www.bioparcvalencia.es Metro: Nou d’Octubre Bus: 95, 17, 7 The largest zoo in Europe and it is in Valencia! Open every day of the year from 10.00h until 18.00h and 10.00h until 21.00h in summer. 41€ all year pass, 20€ adult day pass, 15€ children, 16.50€ retired, 17€ each for groups of 20 or more. Children under three free. BOOK SHOPS Casa del Llibre Passeig Ruzafa, 11 Tel: 96 353 00 20 Spanish bookshop is a very welcome addition for English speakers / readers everywhere. Over 20,000 books in English, including art, music, literature, science, education. Fnac C/ Guillem de Castro 9-11 Tel. 96 353 90 00 Upstairs you will find a good collection of English books including language aids, travel

VIU ecològic CONSUM Respons a ble Orange Bikes C/ Editor Manuel Aguilar, 1 Tel: 96 391 75 51, www.orangebikes.net Valencia, with its flat landscape, excellent climate, bike lanes and compact size, is a cyclist’s dream. Orange Bikes is a modern, reliable and friendly shop with bikes to hire from 12€ a day. Electric bikes and repairs also available and easy to find! English, Spanish spoken. Recommended. Monday to Friday 09:30 h - 14:30 h / 16:30 h - 19:30 h. Saturday 10:00 h - 14:00 h. Closed Sunday. COMIC SHOPS Futurama C/ Guillem de Castro, 53 Tel: 96 351 9188 www.libreriafuturama.com Thousands of comics from around the world, over 200 titles in English. COMPUTER SHOPS Informatica y telefonia C/ Turia, 11 Tel. 96 39 247 25 Computers, laptops and mobile phone repairs and visits.

Ecorganic Avda. Blasco Ibañez 66 bajo / corner of Poly y Peyrolon Tel: 96 3 892 003 Saturday 10.00 – 14.00h Sunday Closed www.ecorganicweb.com Great! Spacious ecorganic shop with a wonderful selection of quality goods for all of your needs. Good variety of healthy breads and cereals, pastas, organic vegetables & fruits, herbs, natural cosmetics, vitamin supplements, macrobiotic, gluten and sugar –free foods, childrens’ food, fair trade products, books and magazines. Friendly, helpful and experienced staff, this is a wonderful shop and highly popular with locals and visitors. Discounts for cyclists! EROTIC BOUTIQUE La Mecedora C/ Mantas, 3 Tel: 96 315 48 61, www.la-mecedora.es New and near to Mercado Central. For men and women. DVDs, lingerie, toys, clothes,

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FEB 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS music, literature, jewellery, cosmetics, oils, private parties, joke items, sweets, vibrators, books, furniture, many type of condoms and more. Special attention from a warm and friendly and experienced owner. All welcome. ESCORT SERVICES La Divina Comedia C/ Mantas, 16 (next to La Lonja) Tel: 96 3 154 324 www.ladivina-comedia.es FOOTBALL CALENDAR sábado 5 feb 20.00h Villarreal – Levante domingo 6 feb 21.00h Valencia – Hércules sábado 12 feb Atlético Madrid – Valencia 12/13 feb Levante – Almería martes 15 feb 20.45h Champions League Valencia – Schalke 04 19/20 feb Valencia – Sporting Real Madrid – Levante 26/27 feb Athletic Bilbao – Valencia Levante - Osasuna 1/2 marzo Valencia – Barcelona Real Sociedad – Levante 5/6 marzo Mallorca – Valencia Levante – Espanyol miércoles 9 marzo 20.45h Champions League Schalke 04 – Valencia VALENCIA CF Mestalla stadium, Aragón/ Facultats metro, lots of buses incl. 9, 10, 12, 29, 30, 31, 32, 41, 79, 80. Tickets available from the ticket office at Mestalla, club souvenir shops, La Caixa and selected tobacconists. League games from €25 (FCB more expensive). Schalke game from €25, tickets on sale from 8 Feb. LEVANTE UD Ciudad de Valencia stadium, 11/70 bus, Machado metro, Estadi del Llevant tram. Tickets usually from €25. Plenty available at ground on matchday. GIFT SHOPS Akelarre Calle de los Derechos, 34 Tel: 96 391 31 70 Casa Monet C/ Serranos, 36 Tel: 96 392 48 28 www.yessy.com/vksieski Lovely gift shop run by a friendly and entertaining English owner, Vlad. Just by the Torres de Serranos. Hairdressers Emilio Pl. Mercado, 12 Tel: 96 392 45 67 Welcoming atmosphere, mosaic interior and reasonable prices just a stone’s throw from Mercado Central. Open MonSat 09.30h – 13.30h, 16.00h– 20.00h. Closed Tues and Sat afternoons.

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Kibbutz (Zona Carmen) C/ Bolsería, 31 Tel: 96 391 24 06 Highly colourful and trendy hairdressers. HEALTH / LEARNING & TEACHING Alternative Anti - Pain Centre C/ Denia 38 p9 (Zona Ruzafa) Tel: 633231220 Specialised in pain treatment. Money back guarantee. Providing exceptional value. Centro Flow Pilates, Yoga, Siestas with meditation. Fluent English Speaker. Fullyqualified. Based in the centre. Tel: 626 118 641 flowcentervlc@gmail.com Pilates Classes Tel: 637242227 Forming groups now. Good value classes with experienced teachers. Notice the difference! Call Marta. The Grinberg Method C/Bolsería 17 -1 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 626 542 097 www.grinbergmethod.com email: novella@MetodoGrinberg-esp.com

www.hotelneptunovalencia.com Petit Palace Bristol *** C/ L’Abadia de San Martín, 3 Tel: 96 394 51 00, www.hotelpetitpalacebristol.com Petit Palace Germanías *** C/ Sueca, 14 Tel: 96 351 36 38 www.petitpalacehotelgermanias.com LANGUAGE SCHOOLS English Classes Experienced teacher and teacher trainer. Business, general and conversational English. Recommended. All levels. Tel: 67 21 62 2 32. English Tower C/ Ciudad de Bolonia, 6 (Nuevo Centro) Tel: 96 347 89 27 English Tower Business Centre C/ Terrateig, 1 Bajo 16 (Nou Campanar) Tel: 96 193 50 68 Opening hours: 10.00h – 14.00h, 17.00h – 20.00h. Established language schools with more than 16 years experience.

HOSTELS Home (Zona Carmen) Pl. Vicente Iborra Tel: 96 391 37 97 C/ La Lonja, 4 Tel: 96 391 62 29 www.likeathome.net One of the funkiest hostels in town set in the heart of the centro histórico. Run by people who are well-travelled and it shows. Cool, comfy furnishing and bright interiors really do make you feel at home. All your backpacker needs are catered for: Television, DVD, books and Internet can all be enjoyed. Hostal Antigua Morellana (Zona Carmen) C/ En Bou, 2 Tel: 96 391 57 73 www.hostalam.com Single: 45-55€, Double: 55-65€. Eighteen rooms in an 18th century building with 21st century comfort. Air conditioning and TV in all rooms. Unfussy, comfortable and excellently located. Hospederia Del Pilar (Zona Carmen) Plaza de Mercado, 19 Tel: 96 391 66 00 Single: 11-16€, Double: 22-30€. Hostal El Rincón (Zona Carmen) C/ Carda 11 Tel: 96 391 79 98 / 96 391 60 83 Single: 10-13€, Double: 18-24€ Indigo Youth Hostel (Zona Carmen) C/ Guillem de Castro, 64 Tel: 96 315 39 88 www.indigohostel.com. From 13€. Nest Youth Hostel (Zona Plaza Reina) C/ de la Paz, 36 Tel: 96 342 71 68, www.nestyh.com

C/ Doctor Modesto Cogollos 6 y 8, Valencia 46021.

Glenburn School of English C/ Doctor Modesto Cogollos 6 y 8 Tel: 96 393 35 88 www.glenburnschool.com English school with welcoming atmosphere and experienced native staff offers courses at all levels for adults and children and prepares students for FCE, proficiency and E.O.I. exams. Offers Spanish for foreigners, French and German. Excellent translation.

HOTELS Neptuno **** C/ Paseo de Neptuno, 2 Tel: 96 356 77 77

Lenguas Vivas (near Ángel Guimerá) C/ Palleter 43 - 45 - Tel: 963821058.

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FEB 11 www.247valencia.com An increasingly popular academy which offers Spanish, English, French, Italian and Chinese courses/translations. Groups or private classes for all ages and from all backgrounds welcome. Preparation for DELE, Trinity, TOEFL and TOEIC exams. Highly-qualified and native teachers in a professional and friendly atmosphere. LANGUAGE EXCHANGE Weekly French & Spanish language exchange! Come to ‘Face à face’ every Thursday at 8pm C/Cadiz 70 - ‘Bar el Soho terrace’ to practice and improve your speaking level. Various organised activities to make sure everybody (beginners and intermediate/ advanced) learns and has a good time. Entry 3 Euros. Find more information on: http://www. meetup.com/Face-a-Face-Valencia/ and on Facebook search for: ‘FFVLC face a face’ LAUNDRETTE

We have a relocation and property service. Flats, houses and chalets for sale and to rent within a 30km radius of the city. Let us know what you are looking for, chances are we will already have something to suit on our books - but if we don’t we’ll find it for you. Valencia Property Tel: 96 166 28 92 www.valencia-property.com www.houses-for-sale-in-spain.net information@valencia-property.com Finding you more than just a home in Valencia. Get the lifestyle information too. PSYCHOTHERAPY

Estudio Gestalt Valencia Individual psychotherapy consultation in English

I.L.S. Translations Translation and Interpretation Tel: (34) 96 361 91 89. www.bilingualservice.com NoComprendo Language Services Tel: 96 326 98 17 www.nocomprendo.es VALENCIA WEBSITES www.247valencia.com Valencia’s latest website! We now have each month’s entire edition of 24/7 Valencia magazine available on the world wide web. ‘24/7 Valencia’ is now in its tenth year, making it the oldest monthly guide to Valencia in any language. It is the leading and longestestablished English speaking magazine about Valencia. In terms of authenticity, it is telling that it is the only guide whose editor and team actually live in the city of Valencia as long-term residents. It is also the only guide recommended by the local, national and international media. This includes The Times, Guardian Unlimited, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Let’s Go, El País, Levante, CNN.com, Footprints, Business Traveller Magazine and many more.

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The L@undry Stop C/ Baja, 17 Tel: 96 391 35 28, 687 255 275 Open daily 09.30h ‘till 22.00h! (Sat&Sun: 14.30h ‘till 22.00h). Valencia’s first cyber Laundromat/ Laundrette! The L@undry Stop is a different place where you can surf the web, chill with a drink or read a book while your clothes get washed. Washing 5€, Drying 3€, Soap .50€, Internet .50€/20 min.

Estudio Gestalt Valencia C/ Juan Llorens, 44, 1A Tel: 657 012 800 Site: http://terapiados.net E-mail: david@terapiados.net. Psychology and Gestalt therapy consultation. Individual and group sessions in English. If you are interested, we can have a first meeting with no charge. TATTOO SHOPS X TATTOO C/ Quart, 48 Tel: 96 391 40 65 TRANSLATION SERVICES

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www.valenciawebtv.com Tel: 672 238 015 info@valenciawebtv.com Valencia Web TV is a travel and cooking channel webpage.

Fully-qualified, Valencia city based plumber, heating, gas, air conditioning installation and house reforms. Fair rates. Speaks a little English. Contact Juan Pico movil: 645600231. C/ Cuba 8 - 10, Ruzafa, Valencia PRivate guide

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Discover Valencia with your private guide! Find the best SECRETS of Valencia by bike or on foot. Information and prices:(+34)655510851 Marilûz Vergaz. I speak English, Spanish and Dutch. From 5 €/person. To make your stay INTERESTING and FUN!!! PRoperty This is Valencia Tel: 622 230 597 www.thisisvalencia.com info@thisisvalencia.com

www.thisisvalencia.com thisisvalencia.com is the finest independent guide to the city and beyond with a wealth of information about the city and countryside of Valencia, exclusive interviews, updates, blog, forum and more! Recommended by ‘The Times’ and ‘Lonely Planet’.

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Dama Juana C/ Turia, 54 46008 Valencia, Spain www.damajuana54.es Tel: 665 768 480 Open Weekdays 10:30am14:30h /17.00h pm-21:30h; Sat 11:30am-15.00h / 18:30h-21:30h Wonderful selection of wines with an informed owner

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The Rights and Wrongs of Valencian Bars Wandering around Valencia lately you may be mistaken for thinking that suddenly a lot of people have vowed to start smoking in the New Year instead of giving it up. But stroll into a bar and you’ll see that the reason this seems to be the case is that smoking is now banned in Spanish bars and restaurants, so the die-hard smokers (what an apt expression) now have to hang outside the bars to heave on cigarettes before returning inside. One unfortunate side effect of this is that there has been a noticeable rise in ‘sinpas’ (‘sin pagar’ – without paying) – said smokers taking advantage of the situation and the trusting bar staff to do a runner without paying for their meal/drinks. So far, people seem to be smoking less in general (especially when they go out in the evening). I, for one, am very pleased at this; even though I like to smoke myself from time to time, I appreciate the fact my clothes don’t end up stinking like an ashtray whenever I go for a drink or meal. I have also always been bemused at the sight of lovely jamones (cured ham legs) hanging from the ceilings of bars filled with tobacco smoke. Just a few days before the law came into effect, I was in a bar where the waiter was nonchalantly

puffing smoke onto the assortment of tapas behind the bar as he plonked helpings of this fare onto a plate for my consumption. He was evidently miffed when I refused to eat it. You were also able to find restaurants and bars with ‘smoking zones’, which in the Valencia region often simply meant sticking smoking or non-smoking signs on the wall that the cigarette smoke was supposed to pay heed to. Many were the times I saw heaped ashtrays on tables below the no-smoking signs. Some conscientious restaurant owners partitioned their premises in keeping with the law, and now that a total ban has been introduced they have to foot the bill for this while less scrupulous owners have got away with ignoring it. The reason I say this happened particularly in the Valencia region and others governed by the national opposition party is that the regional government largely turned a blind eye to the law imposed by the national government, claiming that restrictions on smoking was bad for business in bars and restaurants. The national government retaliated by not giving them their allotted money for spending on antitobacco campaigns. The argument that bars would lose customers has

proven to be false in other countries in the long run, but it is nonetheless very revealing as to how civil rights seem to be viewed in this region. I often get the impression when people talk about civil rights that they usually do so in the first person (“I’ve got a right to…”), but hardly ever do you hear people talk about other people’s rights. The same goes for the smoking ban. Smokers are up in arms about this supposed abuse of their right to slowly kill themselves, but the fact they have been doing so to innocent bystanders for many years does not seem to occur to them. It has always seemed to me that smokers are people that don’t give too much of a fig about themselves (myself included); but it’s quite another thing to not give a fig about everybody else. Another recent example of this attitude has been given by the owners of bars and restaurants next to the beaches in Valencia, commonly known as chiringuitos, though technically this term only applies to bars on the beach itself. On the Malvarrosa beaches the restaurants campaigned for months against the reduction in size of their terraces by asking customers to sign petitions. Again, people began the “I’ve got a right Article © 2011 24/7Valencia


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to…” routine, this time referring to the right to eat paella on the beach and restaurant owners’ apparent right to invade the public right of way or, in the case of El Saler, ignore significant environmental considerations. In fact, in recent months the restaurants in question have quietly done away with the unnecessarily large ‘terraces’ (i.e., public promenade) and renovated their buildings with large French windows that can be opened in summer. Before the law obliged them to do this, their indoor restaurant space was largely empty in summer anyhow, as everyone obviously wanted to sit outside. I have to say that again I like the result of an unpopular law – I can freely walk around areas of the Malvarrosa beach promenade which before were invaded with privately owned tables and chairs. I should say that I seem to be very much alone in having such opinions (anti-smoking in bars, antichiringuitos). One glance at Facebook or surveys is enough to see that people generally think they should have the freedom to smoke over people’s food, go to a restaurant on a fragile sand dune system, or for that matter let their dogs run freely around crapping on it and scaring the local fauna while they have a good soapy public shower after a dip in the brine amid the floating plastic bags from their picnic. Not to mention the ‘right to party’ people

I mentioned in last issue’s article, regardless of everybody else’s right to rest. These also appear on the beach with their beat boxes for everybody to enjoy Metallica. When I first came to Spain I was pleasantly surprised with the apparent social freedom in a country that not so long before had been under the iron rule of a dictatorship. However, over the years I’ve come to realise that this outbreak of desire for freedom and fear of social restrictions has led many to mistake democratic freedom with the freedom to piss everybody else off and not give a monkey’s about other people’s rights or the laws passed by a democratically elected government. This in itself is a form of self-imposed anarchy that leaves one dreaming of a utopian society ruled by a benevolent philosopher king or queen who cares for such matters as the environment and people’s health, because the extremely popular government in this region apparently doesn’t. And the people love it. Personally, I think it’s about time people started thinking less about whether or not they have a right and more about whether they are right.

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O N A RO LL Who would have thought two weeks before Christmas, after the Osasuna game, that Valencia would have had a run of five straight victories and a possibility of equalling the club record of six wins on the bounce if they could overcome Racing Santander? Osasuna came to Mestalla with a woeful away record and Valencia were odds-on favourites to win. After 30 minutes the Chés were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Soldado and Stankevicius. Osasuna pulled one back but then Aduriz scored to make it 3-1 at half time and the game was in the bag, or was it? Osasuna fought heroically and miraculously managed to draw and many a hankie was waved and many a whistle was to be heard directed against the team and more specifically at the manager, Emery. The next game meant a trip to Anoeta against a Real Sociedad team who went ahead after twenty minutes from the penalty spot. Tino Costa scored to level the game and a 1-1 draw seemed a likely result until Aduriz

scored in the 91st minute to take all three points. The relief was palpable, none more so for the under fire técnico Emery. This season’s surprise package, Espanyol, came to Mestalla and also left empty-handed after some rather dodgy refereeing. With the match poised at 1-1, the man in black decided to send Aduriz off for an innocuous challenge, and to compensate for this oversight, in the 93rd minute he allowed Mata to score another late winner even though he was a mile offside. Meanwhile, in the King’s Cup, Valencia had to travel to Villarreal for the return leg of the tie. VCF were 2-0 up at half-time and the match was all but decided. The Yellow Submarine came out with all torpedo hatches opened in the second half and blew their opponents out of the water and, after a titanic struggle, anchored their spot in the next round (Is that enough of the nautical analogies?). Emery yet again failed to change tactics in the second half when his team were overrun and many again questioned his tactical decisions.

A few days later in the league, local rivals Levante fought hard and resisted the Chés until Mata yet again resolved matters. It must also be said that once more Valencia were favoured by some terrible refereeing but that meant that the blanc i negres now had won three consecutive league matches and things were beginning to look up. Valencia’s next opponents, Deportivo La Coruña, had a long journey by coach to get to Mestalla, which they parked right in front of their goal as the match started. Valencia lacked the know-how to break down the barrier until Mathieu scored a good goal and Pablo Hernández wrapped up matters with a late second, meaning that was now four on the roll. Another home game this time against the nouveau riche Malaga, who have recently been bought by a rich Arab sheik, (well, there are no poor Arab sheiks, are there?) saw an incredible 4-3 scoreline, the home team eventually somehow sneaking the three points after some diabolical defending and even worse refereeing. If VCF could beat Racing they would


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equal the record of six consecutive wins set in the 2006-2007 season. But alas, it was not to be, even though the Chés kept up their unbeaten streak after managing a 1-1 draw and, in all honesty, probably edged the game.

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The club have brought in the top scorer in the Brazilian league, Jonas Gonçalves, for just over a million euros. We will soon find out if he’s the bargain of the season when he trips the light fantastic in Mestalla. He’ll probably not score with his first touch, which will mean that half of the fans will say he’s a paquete, and when he fails to score with his second touch, then the other half will probably agree. The Brazilian’s signature could mean the end is nigh for Chori Domínguez, who has failed to live up to his undoubted talent when he was the Russian league’s player of the season when he played for Rubin Kazan. Hopefully, the Argentinian will stay free from injury and be able to get into the eleven but with Emery you never know. If Ranieri was the ‘Tinkerman’, what can we call the Valencia manager, Unai ‘El Tinkero’ Emery? The new stadium is still to be finished, money is woefully scarce and it doesn’t look as if an oil-rich businessman will rescue the club from its restrictive debts. Meanwhile, on the pitch, the team must continue this great run of form and maintain their Champions League spot for next season. If they can go a step further in this year’s competition against Schalke 04, the extra financial income will be most welcome.

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February’s fixture list does not seem to present too many problems on paper if the team are to carry on this fine run. But as we have seen so often through the years, many a time Valencia Club de Fútbol is its own worst enemy. Let’s hope they make it seven or even eight on the roll and give the fans something to smile about. Amunt! Mark Hulton S e e l i s t i n g s p 3 2 fo r fo ot b a l l calendar

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RAÚL CASTANYER Tell us a bit about your background (education, hobbies, interests) Ok, I’m 31 years old and I was born in Malilla, a working-class barrio on the outskirts of Valencia. For the last six years I’ve been living in Ruzafa. That was the barrio of my grandparents and my father, too. I studied the History of Art and I am currently working part-time as I’m studying entrance exams to work in the Hospital General. Regarding my hobbies, I’d say they are similar to most people’s interests but most recently my favourite pastime is cooking. Well, at least I’m giving it a go anyway. Apart from that, I’m also a member of Esquerra Republicana del País Valencià since the year 2000 and editor of the magazine València Sí, which is the only free magazine written entirely in the Valenciano language of our city. In the magazine, we try to show not just what is going on in Valencia but also try to reflect what our point of view is as well. We try to see Valencia from another angle. It was started over a year and a half ago and has a circulation of 3,000 copies which is distributed in universities, associations,

fallas, casals and more. We have 600 subscribers to the magazine, 200 of which are meeting points like bars and cafes as well as hairdressers and local shops. What are the aims of your party Esquerra? Esquerra is a left-wing party, social democrat and ecologist. Its objective is that our citizens have the best quality of life possible, and equality in terms of conditions and opportunities. We understand that in today’s society this can only be achieved by Valencians having their own state, separate from Spain and within the European Union. We also believe that the rights of the individual are not complete without the right to self-determination. In the European Parliament we are within the ALE (Alianza Libre Europea) along with European Greens and other nationalist parties like the Scottish SNP, the N-VA of Flanders, Plaid Cymru of Wales and the Liga Veneta, too. You have travelled quite a lot. Where have you been and what did you learn from it? Even thought I have travelled quite a lot, I believe it’s never enough. Seven

years ago I was an Erasmus student in Rome, which was an incredible experience. When I returned to Valencia I had a Scottish girlfriend who was also an Erasmus student. For the next three years I worked in Ibiza during the summer in various hotels, mostly with British clients and work colleagues from Poland, Slovakia, Argentina and other countries. During this time I learnt two things. Firstly, to know people from other cultures and countries make us understand ourselves better and secondly that the Erasmus grant is the most important element in developing European relations, much more than the euro or the common market. It’s the only tool capable of creating links that are almost indestructible across the continent…personal relationships. How do you find Valencia and what do you predict for the future? In Valencia the standard of living is good…but it could be much better. The same party has been in power for 20 years, which is not healthy for the city or democracy. We need to support economic development and research, make the city more democratic and pleasant for our citizens. Valencia needs new people with new ideas now, the kind of people that I sincerely believe you will find amongst the men and women of Esquerra. Interview by Owl / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia


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WOMAN

Well, I was highly optimistic about the year 2011 before it began, but we’re off to a pretty rocky start so far. Even the January sales, when a bit of retail therapy is always sure to cheer me up, didn’t do me well. I went and blew a considerable chunk of my pay check on lots of tops, skirts, dresses and shoes and ended up taking the whole lot back. I actually think I might be growing up, finally! I got home from shopping, emptied the whole lot on my bed, and thought to myself, “A.D., whatcha doing? Do you really need any of these clothes? What are you going to do with these admittedly beautiful but incredibly high-heeled sandals when you can barely stay upright in a wedge ankle boot? Will you ever wear this long-sleeved 100% polyester blouse and where?” Then I thought, “Oh, dear God, I believe I just turned into my mother”, and ran to a mirror to check. I did, however, keep, an H&M kids’ khaki green parka that I cannot wait to wear as soon as it warms up a little, and that I snagged for a completely bargainous 10 euros, with thick black tights, little dresses and ankle boots, or even high heels and sequins! My year did not begin the way I envisaged. None of my single girlfriends nor I happened to meet a Tall Dark Stranger on New Year’s Eve to keep us company during the freezing month of January, and thanks to the terrible ventilation in my office, I managed to catch a virus from a colleague which forced me to spend the ten days following Reyes in my bed with the most hideous flu I have ever experienced in my life. Even if I had met a Tall Dark Stranger I would have surely scared him off with my ghostly pallor, unkempt hair and stripy onesie pyjamas,

complete with hood. I have never slept so solidly before for so many days in a row, only getting up to eat so that I could take my five different medicines the doctors so wisely prescribed without adding a stomach ulcer into the mix. I hardly noticed the days go by, and suddenly it was over a week later when I next ventured out of the house. The sickly colleague in question was only off for three days initially but has now relapsed twice, silly girl, and snuffles and sneezes her way through the day, which is quite unpleasant. I hated missing work, for the few minutes a day I was awake I felt terribly guilty, especially with the enormous workload January seems to drag in behind itself, but I am pleased to announce that something quite wonderful did actually come of my being poorly, so it’s not all doom and gloom. Brief warning: I am not getting up on my high horse nor am I going to unleash a little lecture on you all, my dear readers, but I can’t but mask a little pride when I say I have given up smoking, and so far it looks like it’s for good. I am not going to be smug about it at all, though, my quitting did not come from sheer willpower and strength of character, in which case I would be all “Look what I did!” to everyone I met – I know full well that if I hadn’t been bedridden with no desire to smoke whatsoever, nor had the ‘Anti-tabaco’ law been brought in, my packet of skinny Pall Malls would be sitting by my keyboard right now, and the ashtray overflowing. The good news is that the main times I actually feel like having a fag, I can’t,

because it’s against the law. I challenge you to give me a better reason not to light one up! It’s with a café con leche, or a glass of wine, or a long vodka tonic with a slice of cucumber when I’m out and about. It’s at a meal out with friends when the plates have been cleared and talk at the table is relaxed and easy and we would have, a month ago, sat around for hours with espressos, glasses of Baileys and shots of amaretto. But now half the table’s outside freezing and smoking on the doorstep, and the non-smokers are tut-tutting because the door’s ajar, there’s a Siberian breeze coming in, and conversations have been disrupted. It’s just not the same. If it were Summer, I would probably be out there with them all, but as I said, I am growing up, so I am going to be sensible and try ever so hard to not fall off my smoke-free wagon. Running for the bus in the mornings is when I most notice it because I don’t get out of breath like I used to, which made me realise how blooming unfit I am, so I am forcing Lolita down into the river in the evenings to run with me. Or at least walk briskly. We may just meet our Tall Dark Strangers down there, as there are plenty of (possibly) eligible men jogging and sprinting and stretching and cycling at all hours, though I’m not sure my bright pink cheeks and glistening forehead are quite the thing they would be looking for, especially with the abundance of sprightly women joggers with their bouncy pony tails and professional kit with neon stripes. Lolita and I must look like complete amateurs, with our Decathlon trainers and Oysho sales tracksuit bottoms, but it’s fresh air, healthy living, and a chance to catch up with the day’s events. Regular readers will know that a) I never keep my New Year’s resolutions, b) ‘exercise’ was always much of a dirty word to me, and c) I am a compulsive shopper, so they must be imagining all kinds of alien abductions, lobotomies, and knocks to the head, but I beg you a little faith to continue the year as I intend – fighting fit, not smelling like an ashtray, and with fewer monthly maxings out of the credit card. And while we’re at it, make a little wish that my Tall Dark Stranger will walk into my life any day now (and I don’t mean the man who rides my bus every day who picks his nose while he stares at my chest, he may remain a stranger for ever, please!). Anita Darling Photo Mateo Sanchis. Article © 2011 24/7 Valencia


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ROLLING STONE KEITH RICHARDS REMEMBERS VALENCIA

Brian Jones & Anita Pallenberg (1966) as Count and Countess Zigenpuss, and that was the first time that I made love to Anita.” at Brian and Anita’s London flat in the months leading up to the trip…

SEX,DRUGS& ROCK’N’ROLL Rolling Stone Keith Richards has certainly led a full life when it comes to sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. It is to his credit that he has defied the critics and remembered many of his adventures, in all their colourful glory, via his recent best-selling autobiography, Life. Back in 1967, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones were busted by the police for drug possession in England. With all the tension and stress and uncertainty of court cases pending and potential prison sentences, the key members of the Rolling Stones decided that a holiday break in Morocco would do them good. Mick Jagger flew out to Tangier by plane with girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, the singer and actress. With a chauffeur at the wheel, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and actress girlfriend Anita Pallenberg opted for a drive to North Africa via France and Spain in Richards’ spacious Bentley. Brian and Anita had been together since 1965. At this moment in time Keith and Brian were the best of friends, with Keith spending many nights in the spare room

By the time the car reached the Pyrenees, Brian fell ill (his asthma, the hash & the brandy didnʼt help) and was transferred to a Toulouse hospital with pneumonia, where he was eventually sent back to London for further tests. The rest of the entourage continued the road trip through Spain. Keith Richards continues the story: “ …with no one to watch over us, we drove on to Valencia. And between Barcelona and Valencia, Anita and I found out that we were really interested in each other…I had never put the make on a woman in my life…so Anita made the first move… We got closer and closer and then suddenly, without her old man, she had the balls to break the ice and say fuck it…Anita and I looked at each other, and the tension was so high in the backseat, the next thing I know she’s giving me a blowjob. The tension broke then. Phew. And suddenly we’re together. You don’t talk a lot when that shit hits you. Without even saying things, you have the feeling, the great sense of something being resolved. It was February. And in Spain it was early spring. Going through England and France it was pretty chill, it was winter. We got over the Pyrenees and within half an hour already it was spring and by the time we got to Valencia, it was summer. I still remember the smell of orange trees in Valencia. When you get laid with Anita Pallenberg for the first time, you remember things. We stopped in Valencia overnight and checked in

Brian Jones rejoined the band in Marrakech but was suspicious that something had happened between Keith and Anita while he was away. “ Brian must have sensed something about Anita and me. ‘Yeah, we had a great trip, Brian. Everything was cool…Valencia was lovely.’ The almost unbearable tension of the situation…His reaction to whatever he sensed between Anita and me was more violence. Brian was about to sign his own exit card and help Anita and me on our way. There’s no point to this non-interference anymore. We’re stuck in Marrakech, this is the woman I’m in love with, and I’ve got to relinquish her out of some formality? All of my plans of re-building my relationship with Brian are obviously going straight down the drain. I thought Anita wanted out of there,

Morocco via Valencia (1967)

Photo © Cecil Beaton © 24/7 Valencia 2011


twentyfoursevenvalencia 45 BRIAN JONES, ANITA PALLENBERG & KEITH RICHARDS IN MOROCCO (1967) Regarding the accompanying photo, which appears in his autobiography, Keith Richards comments:

“ …the almost unbearable tension of the situation. That was recorded by Michael Cooper in one of his most revealing photographs…and a chilling image in retrospect, the last picture of Anita and Brian and me together. It has a tension about it that still

radiates – Anita staring straight at the camera, me

and Brian looking grimly away in different directions, a joint in Brian’s hand.”

Photo © Michael Cooper

Anita Pallenberg in a Daily Mail interview: “ By the time me and Keith got to Valencia we couldnʼt keep our hands off each other and we spent the night together.”

and if I could make up a plan, she would take it. Sir Galahad again. I said: ‘I can’t take this shit anymore. I can’t listen to you getting beaten up and fighting and all this crap. This is pointless. Let’s just leave him. We’re having much more fun without him.’ Anita was in tears. She didn’t want to leave, but she realized that I was right when I said that Brian would probably try and kill her.” A plot was hatched, and Brian Jones was sent off to record some local musicians while Keith and Anita escaped by driving to Tangier, got to Madrid and then flew back to London. It was the end of Brian’s relationship with Anita and the end of his friendship with Keith Richards. Increasingly resorting to drink and drugs, Brian Jones died in mysterious circumstances just two years later. Keith and Anita became a couple and had a number of children together. A happy ending? In Keith Richards’ unofficial biography by Victor Bockris, Marianne Faithfull states that she believes that Keith Richards’ chronic drug addiction was partly to blot out guilt over his treatment of Brian Jones, who never recovered from the blow of losing the love of his life to a fellow band member and good friend. Indeed at the height of Keith’s heroin addiction in the early ‘70s, Richard wrote and sang on the Rolling Stones’ album Goats Head Soup the autobiographical song ‘Coming Down Again’, which many attribute to his betrayal of Brian Jones, his love for Anita Pallenberg and his subsequent drug addiction, a ‘misadventure’ which all started in Valencia:

COMING DOWN AGAIN (M. Jagger / K. Richards)

Coming down again, coming down again Coming down again, coming down again Share your thoughts, there’s nothing you can hide

Keith Richards’ autobiography Life is now out, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Owl Extracts from ʻLife’ by Keith Richards © Weidenfeld & Nicolson

1969

She was dying to survive I was caught, oh, taken for a ride She was showing no surprise Coming down again, coming down again Where are all my friends, coming down again

On tour

Coming down again, coming down again On the ground again, coming down again Slipped my tongue in someone else’s pie Tasting better ev’ry time He turned green and tried to make me cry Being hungry it ain’t no crime Coming down again, coming down again All my time’s been spent, coming down again From the album ʻGoats Head Soupʼ 1973

12 years together

All photos © anitapallenberg.multiply.com / Extracts from ʼLifeʼ © published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Article Owl © 24/7Valencia 2011


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24/7 VALENCIA LIVE MUSIC & CLUBS AGENDA

FEBRUARY 2011 FEBRERO 2011 TUESDAY / MARTES 1 BLACK NOTE: Dos Animales (acoustic rock) 23.30h Gratis. JIMMY GLASS: André Sumelius Quartet (jazz) 21.30h 12€ Aforo Limitado. MUSIC BOX: DJs 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Tomás González de Cariño, Juan de Pilar, Kike Sevilla y María Linzana + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 2 BLACK NOTE: Corinna Braun (funk desde Alemania) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Jam session (instrumental y vocal) 20.30h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: DJs 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bass City (dubstep / drum & bass) 24.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 3 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Los Rumbetos (flamenco) 23.30h. DUB CLUB: Jazz Jam con Pere Munera & Friends 22.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Jahsanti Selektor & Bad Foundation 23.00h Gratis. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Alozeau (pop) 20.00h 5€. FRIDAY / VIERNES 4 BLACK NOTE: Queers (rock) 23.30h 10€. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Manuel Fernández Reyes, Manuel Reyes, Manuel Quintero y Cristina Simó (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Grace Kelly 21.00h / 23.30h 15€. DUB CLUB: DJ Furry 23.30h Gratis. EL LOCO: Pony Bravo (rock) 21.30h 10€ (anticipada) / 13€ (taquilla). JUANITA: Mandievus 23.30h Gratis. LA EDAD DE ORO: Tramperos 23.00h 5€. LA3: La1: Undercover Kostrok con Lurbe Video Show + Mustache Me + Kaspar & Hauser + Hosen / La2: Karaoke Freak / Pi: Fabian Lee + Ximo Noguera + Juanita Ramirez 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: DJs 24.00h. PICCADILLY: Paco Plaza + Slash PD 1.00h. WAH-WAH: De Acero (Tributo a Extremoduro) 22.00h 12€. SATURDAY / SÁBADO 5 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: María Lizana, Tomás de los Cariño, Kike Naval, Enrique Sevilla

y Rober Molina (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: MontalTrio (jazz) 23.00h / 00.30h 9€. DUB CLUB: Shariff en concierto 22.00h 8 / 10€. EL LOCO: Ki Sap + Mafada (ska ) 22.30h 8. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Rebel Killer 23.30h Gratis. LA3: Fono + Obtuso / Garage Music / C) Brain + Joseph Sax Live 1.00h. PICCADILLY: Midnight + Slash PD 1.00h. WAH-WAH: Los Coronas + Arizona Baby (surf) 22.00h 16€ / 18€. SUNDAY / DOMINGO 6 BLACK NOTE: Fado Blues (fusion) 20.00h 10€. DUB CLUB: Kuami Mensah & AfroLatinReggae band en concierto 20.00h 10€ + consumición. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Quazamba (jazz, quartet) 19.00h 7€. PALAU DE LA MÚSICA (Sala Rodrigo): Juan de Pilar (flamenco) 19.00h 16€. MONDAY / LUNES 7 BLACK NOTE: Tonky Jam (Open Jam Session) 23.30h 5€. WAH-WAH: Madee (indie) 21.00h 10€ /13€. TUESDAY / MARTES 8 JIMMY GLASS: Piano Solo/Dúo Sessions con Alberto Palau y Ramón Cardo (jazz) 22.15h – 24.00h 4€ consumición Aforo Limitado. MUSIC BOX: DJs 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Juan Carlos Mendoza, José Antonio, Chicho, Aron Barbero y Jonathan Amador + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 9 BLACK NOTE: Metralleta Kelly (funk) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Jam session (instrumental y vocal) 20.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Cabina Abierta 21.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bass City (dubstep / drum & bass) 24.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 10 BLACK NOTE: Sex & Rock & Roll + DJ Quique Lledó (rock) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Juanma Maya, José Antonio de Torres y Daniel de Francisco (flamenco) 23.30h. EL LOCO: Guadalupe Plata (rock) 22.30h 8€. JUANITA: Jahsanti Selektor & Bad Foundation 23.00h Gratis. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Cohen (pop) 20.00h 5€. PICCADILLY: Campus Party Fiesta Toga

1.00h. WAH-WAH: Los Marañones + Joaquin Talismán y Los Chamanes + Fernando Rubio (rock - blues) 21.30h 10€. FRIDAY / VIERNES 11 BLACK NOTE: Railes Blues Band (blues) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Manuel Serena, Amaro Carmona, Manuel Reyes y Manuel Quintero (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Graham Foster Trio (blues) 23.00h / 00.30h 9€. DUB CLUB: RocksteadyBeatz + DJ Soak + 2d2 23.30h 5€. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Sputnik DJ 23.30h Gratis. LA EDAD DE ORO: Old Rockers 23.00h 5€. LA3: DJ de Mierda / Hot Shots Party con Mr. West / Pandemonium Live 1.00h. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Javier Piñango (experimental) 20.00h 5€. PICCADILLY: Populent con Twin Girls + Turmix 1.00h. WAH-WAH: Festival Surforama con A-Phonics + Los Pataconas (surf) 22.30h 10€. SATURDAY / SÁBADO 12 BLACK NOTE: 3 Beans & Rice (funk) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Celia Romero, El Chino, Aroa Maya, Juan de Pilar y El Chicho (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Eugenia Sancho (música latina) 23.00h / 00.30h 9€. DUB CLUB: 2 Animales en concierto + Fiesta Funk You 22.00h Gratis. EL LOCO: Sujeto K + Ekthomb (rock) 22.30h 10€. JUANITA: Stereotone 23.30h Gratis. LA3: El y Ella DJs + Dani Less / Cinnamon DJ / Kule Runner (desde EEUU) + C) Brain 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: DJs 24.00h. PICCADILLY: Populent con El Aaaaaansia DJs + Slash PD 1.00h. WAH-WAH: Los Punsetes + Las Rodilleras (indie) 22.30h 12€ / 15€. SUNDAY / DOMINGO 13 BLACK NOTE: Profussion Black Note (fusion) 20.00h 10€. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Eugenia Sancho (música Latina) 19.30h 9€ / Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 21.00h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Baron Dandy y sus Rumberos en concierto 21.00h. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Edward Perez Trio (jazz) 19.00h 7€. MONDAY / LUNES 14 MUSIC BOX: DJs 1.00h Gratis.


twentyfoursevenvalencia 47 TUESDAY / MARTES 15 BLACK NOTE: Dos Animales (acoustic rock) 23.30h Gratis. JIMMY GLASS: Javier Vercher Trio (jazz) 21.30h 10€ Aforo Limitado. RADIO CITY: Rafael Vargas ‘El Chino’, Miguel Pérez y Leo Molina + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 16 BLACK NOTE: Metralleta Kelly (funk) 23.30h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: DJs 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bass City (dubstep / drum & bass) 24.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 17 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Daniel Navarro y Su Gente (flamenco desde Córdoba) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Manouche Machine Jazz Quartet (jazz gitano) 22.30h / 24.00h 8€. DUB CLUB: Jazz Jam con Pere Munera & Friends 22.30h Gratis. EL LOCO: Pablo Alborán 22.30h 8€. JUANITA: Jahsanti Selektor & Bad Foundation 23.00h Gratis. NUEVE REINAS: Folk-Jazz-Arabe 21:30h Gratis. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Heezen (pop) 20.00h 5€. WAH-WAH: Bagatelle + Blues Mestizo (blues – rock) 21.30h 5€. FRIDAY / VIERNES 18 BLACK NOTE: Black Andreu (African desde Benin) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Rosa Sanz, Emilio de Villar y José El Minero (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Fabián Barraza Django’s Trio (jazz gitano) 23.00h / 00.30h 8€. DUB CLUB: Beatgordis 23.00h Gratis. JUANITA: Dr. Jau 23.30h Gratis. LA EDAD DE ORO: Sombras de Color23.00h 5€. LA3: Canteca de Macao en concierto (mestizaje) 23.00h 12€ / 15€ 1.00h / Chimo Bayo Live + Fono + Obtuso / Miss-tra. MUSIC BOX: DJs 24.00h. PICCADILLY: Populent inauguración Magazine Disco 1.00h. WAH-WAH: José Ignacio Lápido (pop – rock) 22.00h 15€ / 18€. SATURDAY / SÁBADO 19 BLACK NOTE: Red-Haired & Rockin’ Bats (‘50s rock ‘n’ roll) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Isabel Julve, Manuel Reyes y Manuel Quintero (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Fabián Barraza Django’s Trio (jazz gitano) 23.00h / 00.30h 8€. DUB CLUB: Naturals en concierto + Pon Top Sound 22.00h Gratis. EL LOCO: Doctor Divago + Los Molestones (pop) 22.30h 10€. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: DJ

Furry 23.30h Gratis. LA3: Tango y Cash / Piccadilly Crew DJs / Espinosa + Javi Marco + Jorge Gregori 1.00h. LA EDAD DE ORO: Rafa Pons 23.00h 8€. NUEVE REINAS: Folk-Jazz-Arabe (fusion) 22.00h Gratis. PALAU DE LA MÚSICA (Sala Iturbi): Kiko Veneno (pop - flamenco) 21.00h 28€ y 21€ (Festival Flamenco de Valencia). WAH-WAH: El Guincho (indie) 22.30h 15€ / 18€. SUNDAY / DOMINGO 20 CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 20.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Nanai (mestizaje) en concierto 21.00h. MUSIC BOX: Paco Plaza 1.00h. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Santi Navalón Trio (jazz) 19.00h 7€. PALAU DE LA MÚSICA (Sala Iturbi): Martirio, Raúl Rodríguez y Jesús Lavilla (flamenco) 19.00h 28€ y 21€ (Festival Flamenco de Valencia). MONDAY / LUNES 21 BLACK NOTE: Tonky Jam (Open Jam Session) 23.30h 5€. TUESDAY / MARTES 22 BLACK NOTE: Sir Joe Quarterman with Jezebel Sextet (‘70s funk / soul desde EEUU) 23.30h 15€. JIMMY GLASS: Simon Jermyn / Mikkel Ploug Quartet (jazz) 21.30h 12€ Aforo Limitado. MUSIC BOX: DJs 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Tomás González de Cariño, Juan de Pilar y El Japonés + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WAH-WAH: Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 (indie) 21.30h 15€ / 18€. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 23 CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Jam session (instrumental y vocal) 20.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Cabina Abierta 21.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bass City (dubstep / drum & bass) 24.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 24 BLACK NOTE: Sex & Rock & Roll + DJ Quique Lledó (rock) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Leo Molina, El Chino y Miguel Pérez (flamenco) 23.30h. EL LOCO: Emergenza Festival 20.30h. JUANITA: Jahsanti Selektor & Bad Foundation 23.00h Gratis. LA EDAD DE ORO: Chivo Chivato 23.00h 5€. MIRROR: Christina Rosenvinge (indie) 21.00h 15€ / 20€. MUSIC BOX: DJs 1.00h Gratis. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Cuneta (pop) 20.00h 5€. PALAU DE LA MÚSICA

(Sala Iturbi): Pasadena Roof Orchestra 20.15h 42€, 32€ y 21€. FRIDAY / VIERNES 25 BLACK NOTE: 11º Aniversario 24/7 Valencia con 7a Brazil + Folk-Jazz-Arabe + DJ Albert D’Jazz (Brazilian) 22.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Yolanda López, Tonetti, José Antonio de Torres y Manuel Quintero (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Lad.Da Project (jazz plus electronics) 23.00h / 00.30h 9€. DUB CLUB: DJ Elko 23.30h Gratis. EL LOCO: Emergenza Festival 20.30h. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Mandievus 23.30h Gratis. LA EDAD DE ORO: Danny Boy 23.00h 5€. LA3: La Rana Mariana (mestizaje) 23.00h 10€ / 12€ / Zombie Kids + Xharles Boina / Alberto Sola ‘n’ Mate U + C) Brain 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: DJs 24.00h. PICCADILLY: Populent con Slash 1.00h. WAH-WAH: Mishima (pop) 22.30h 12€. SATURDAY / SÁBADO 26 BLACK NOTE: Los Fabulosos Blueshakers (blues) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Homenaje a Enrique Morente (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Lad.Da Project (jazz plus electronics) 23.00h / 00.30h 9€. DUB CLUB: Mr T Bone en concierto + Radio Timbo Party 22.00h Gratis. EL LOCO: Emergenza Festival 20.30h. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: RocksteadyBeatz 23.30h Gratis. LA3: Bilbadino + Obtuso / Les Fatales / Baldo + C) Brain 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: DJs 24.00h. PALAU DE LA MÚSICA (Sala Iturbi): Diana Navarro (flamenco) 21.00h 29€ y 22€ (Festival Flamenco de Valencia). WAH-WAH: Second (indie) 22.30h 12€ / 15€. SUNDAY / DOMINGO 27 CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 19.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Josh Rouse en concierto 19.00h. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Andreu Martínez Trio (jazz) 19.00h 7€. PALAU DE LA MÚSICA (Sala Iturbi): Homenaje a Manzanita con José Ortega, Diego Amador, David de María, Monste Cortés, Guadiana y músicos de Chambao 19.00h 28€ y 21€ (Festival Flamenco de Valencia). MONDAY / LUNES 28 BLACK NOTE: Tonky Jam (Open Jam Session) 23.30h 5€. MUSIC BOX: Miss Yuls 1.00h Gratis. © 2011 24/7Valencia


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