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Retail therapy on the Island

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Letz Zep

Possibly the greatest tribute band in the world

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EDITOR’S LETTER Well after the funny and unpredictable weather we had in May and June, it looks like the switch has finally been flicked and with the temperatures hotting up by the day everyone is heading off to the beach. If the beach is not your thing and you’d prefer to indulge in another pleasure then we’ve got some good news for you. Apparently a good spot of retail therapy helps you live longer, improves mental health and keeps you fit. We think that this is the best bit of news we’ve had in ages. So this month we have compiled the low down on shopping in Palma and across the island, with our tips on where to go and what to buy. Obviously we can’t include everything in our little magazine so make sure you check out shopping for more information on Indulge in some where to pick up the best buys.

retail therapy with our new shopping guide

July is also full of some amazing gigs, the legendary singer Seal will be performing in Santa Ponsa and tickets can be purchased through our website, as well as Monica Naranjo (Madam Noir) and Dani Martin to name but a few. Take a look at the listing page of visit the website at for more info. We also mustn’t forget the amazing Digame Deals that we have this month. Again we teamed up with some fantastic businesses across the island to bring you some fabulous offers. We want you to be able to explore and enjoy the island as much as possible, So check out for more info. Make sure that you keep up to date with everything that is happening by checking into, or sign up to our Digame Mallorca Facebook page to get all the latest goings on. Stuck for ideas of what to do each week? The Weekly Dig newsletter is for you; giving you 7 selected ideas that you might want to try out over a week. Just go to the website to register and make sure that you’re down with the dig! Enjoy July and all the events that are happening across the island

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Seal Known for his one-of-a-kind soaring, husky baritone voice and classic songwriting, Seal has seen success across numerous genres of music. In a remarkable career that spans more than two decades, Seal has garnered countless accolades along with three Grammy Awards and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. His emotional, romantic love songs, such as “Kiss From A Rose,” and “Don’t Cry” delighted fans and earned him critical acclaim. The London-born artist has now released his sixth studio album, which many consider the tour-de-force of his career. The songs each evoke an era when soul music vividly captured emotion, drama and romance.

We’ve got tickets! visit to buy your tickets online. the likes of Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Wretch 32 and NICOLETA AUCASSI Example. Professor Green @ Teatre PrincipThis headlines and Mallorca Rocks have managed to secure this as an exclusive live set. Expect top 5 hits ‘Just to good to Green’ and his massive ‘Need You Tonight’. With a new album ‘At Your is a story of two lovers Inconvenience’ out in the - Aucassí, who is the Summer this is going to son of the Count of be something special. Beaucaire, and Nicolette, Plus Professor Green is a Saracen slave who must joined by rising star Devlin live a thousand and one - who’s ‘Bud, Sweat & adventures to be able to Beers’ debut has gone enjoy their love. Stage gold in the UK. directed by Carlos Pujols Friday 8th July and music direction and composition by Victor LA APOTHEOSIS NECIA Peter Rado. This should 21:30 @ Teatre Trui be a performance which is full of emotion.

Friday 1st July

Tuesday 5th July PROFESSOR GREEN & DEVLIN 19:00 @ Mallorca Rocks 2 of the brightest stars from the amazing UK scene that has given us

The Apotheosis Necia is the third theatrical show starring Berto Romero and his company. This

Saturday 16th July 20:30 @ Recinto Ferial El Molino Calvia

is a comedy show that displays the unmistakable and personal humor of Berto where he performs monologues and songs. The story shows us the individual and allows us to see the personal misfortunes which occur in both their private and personal lives. You get to see the surreal and cynical view from which we should all consider our experiences, and its told in such a way that humor is an integral part of the show. Will be in Spanish.

be showcasing the new album Shamanik Motion, as well as DJ’s Benbassa Shrinivas, Shan-K who will be hitting the decks

9th - 11th July SOLO Y AMARGO 19:00 @ Teatre Principal

The musicians began to play and fantasy becomes reality. With dance, passion, and Saturday 9th July flamenco rhythms, the MALLORCA stage becomes a vibrant PSYTRANCE mix of pure and intimate FREQUENCY performances. Rafael 22:00 @ Factoria de So Amargo, who directs this Mallorca will hold the show with Juan Parilla, second edition of the has been inspired by the successful Psy Frequency purest flamenco teachers. Trance event that will His choreographies are full be held on July 9th at of traditional conception Factoria de So. There but he includes modern will be a live performance Flamenco dance. by Imox Maya who will

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listings | music

Monica Naranjo Mónica Naranjo is a singer songwriter who began singing from a very young age and was signed to Sony Music, where she recorded her debut album, Mónica Naranjo (released in 1994) which resulted in the hits songs; “Sola, Solo Se Vive Una Vez”, “El Amor Coloca” and “Oyeme” Monica is incredibly experimental and has always pushed the envelope when it comes to her music and pop concerts. She is truly one of a kind and you’ll never see the same show twice. When Monica reinvents herself, it is an absolute and utter reinvention not solely of her music but also of her profile. She has a fire in her voice that can rise to a feverish inferno belting out notes with fragility and strength and yet she manages to convey the softer moments with a tenderness that can astound you.

Saturday 9th July 22:00 @ Trui Teatre

Check for more information Saturday 16th July BBC RADIO 1XTRA SUMMER PARTY @ Mallorca Rocks Hotel BBC Radio 1Xtra will be getting into the summer party spirit when it broadcasts for the very first time from the sunshine isle of Mallorca. Kicking off with a live simulcast on Radio 1Xtra and Radio 1 from 7pm – 11pm (8pm-12am local time), BBC Radio 1Xtra Live heads to Mallorca Rocks Hotel for a huge outdoor party in front of thousands of revellers, hosted by Trevor Nelson, Tim Westwood, MistaJam and DJ Target. The DJ’s will be serving up classic anthems and the hottest tunes DANI MARTIN @ Son Fustret Dani Martín is the vocalist of award-winning Spanish pop rock band El Canto del Loco (ECDL) and has

also acted, prominently in the Spanish film ‘Yo soy la Juan’i, as well as in the TV series ‘Cuenta atrás’ and “Los hombre de Paco”. Dani now devotes himself completely to the group El Canto del Loco and he will be performing on the island showcasing some of their greatest songs.

every step of the way and hot newcomers Morning Parade will be in full support. Bring it on!

Saturday 30th July LETZ ZEP 19:00 @ Trui Teatre

Friday 22nd July CHINA CRISIS 21:00 @ Zhan After the superb

Letz Zep are rated as one of the most popular and top rated Led Zeppelin BIFFY CLYRO tribute acts in the UK @ Mallorca Rocks performance by The today. China’s in July 2010, RS Promotions are putting on Letz Zep have embarked another concert this year on their biggest and most ambitious tour to date and at Zhan, Golf Pollenca. they rock up on the 30th The band were originally July. Their 2011 World formed in 1979 in Kirby Tour takes in TWELVE A special night at Mallorca near Liverpool by Gary countries, where they will Rocks awaits when Biffy Daly and Eddie Lundon. be starting in Mallorca, Clyro, Zane Lowe and Their style of music was Morning Parade rock up new wave, post punk that before heading back to the mainland and then to move the crowd! This was around in the early traveling to new territories is the night of two ‘must eighties. They´ve had including Russia, Brazil, see’ back to back shows. success in both the UK Mexico, Romania and New Music Don and newly and the USA with ten hit appointed Ibiza Rocks singles between 1982 and Slovenia. Music Director, Zane 1987. Lowe will be with them

Tuesday 19th July

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BANG BANG Group Show curated by Andrea Holzherr 14th July – 1st September CCA Andratx Bad guys, gangsters, intrigue, easy money, dead bodies, murder weapons…Bang! Bang! Throughout history crime has inspired both fear and fascination. The attraction to crime is a characteristic which contemporary society shares with the past: from Cane and Abel through Shakespeare to yesterday’s sizzling tabloid headlines, crime has always attracted us. The exhibition features some artists whose works allude to crime or scenes of crime, real or potential, with both fictional and documentary propositions.

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI GIRLS PEE PERFUME 1st July - 25th Sept Until 27th July @ Es Baluard, Palma @ CCA Andratx Son of a Christian mother Within the framework of and Jewish father, “New Presence” which is Christian Boltanski born sponsored by the Consell in Paris in 1944 has de Mallorca. focused much of his work The CCA-Espai will in those pieces which present the exhibition of are inseparable from his the art collective “The origins. tared” composed by The Holocaust, memory Marta Soler and Mariaema and death are some of Fuertes. the issues which his work This exhibition “Girls pee focuses on. Through perfume” finds us in the photography, sculpture, bathroom. film and installations he highlights these issues and reviews how they have impacted him and the world. Boltanski features his current work Signatures in Es Baluard, based on the history and memory of the museum’s building.

Once we’ve closed the door, it becomes a place of our own, private, inaccessible for others: privacy.

WATCHING IN SILENCE WHAT’S BEHIND THE CURTAIN Until 14th July 7th July @ Casall Solleric @ Sa Nostra You are in an space which has been almost entirely covered by a curtain. It is not obvious what the curtain is covering or Highlighting the have-nots, whether the curtain can be those who are the most opened to reveal what it is exploited. covering. This exhibition showcases Explore the space of the 50 pictures representing room, the space between a selection of various the curtain and the wall. exhibits that Pep Bonet Does the curtain even has exhibited around the have an opening, is there world. anything behind this? It denounces inhumane Maybe this is a joke? conditions and acts in defense of Human Rights, Curiosity and the sensations that causes environment, and other the denial as spectator of topics such as AIDS. not being able to see what you want to see. Watching in Silence is the result of a continuous journey through the world which we live in.

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CAMBOYA, TIERRA DE ESPERANZA (CAMBODIA, LAND OF HOPE) 15th June - 28th August This exhibition aims to bring visitors to the reality of Cambodia, a country which after years of war and suffering is now looking ahead. It focuses on anonymous people whose lives exemplify the spirit of struggle and overcoming issues in today’s Cambodia. Featuring documentary photographs by Oriol Gispert and Gervasio Sanchez, whom won Journalism Award and the King of Spain 2009 National Photography Prize 2009 for social commitment to their work. Gervasio Sánchez’s photographs are presented for the first time in this exhibition which reflect the daily lives of the people of Cambodia.



Amazing motorcyle acrobats will perform impossible leaps, pirouettes and acrobatics that push their ability and skills to the limit.

This traditional music event is held in a stunning location and this year will feature the beautiful voices of Diapaswing group.

Guaranteed to delight fans and enthrall those who have turned up to see them perform.

Diapaswing is an a cappella music group where the components of songs are interpreted by various singers and different singing styles are used, always without any accompaniment.

Accompanying all the amazing Freestyle ramp action will be music and fire which will be provided by the Dimonis and which will provide the ideal backdrop to this amazing and daring spectacle. This is a show which never disappoints!

IDEAL DEIA 2011 14th - 16th July

POLLENSA FESTIVAL 2nd July - 27th August

This is the 2nd Ideal Deia A new edition of this Festival which focuses on popular and renowned festival is here again music, art and ecology. with some exciting Running from the 14th performances planned. to 16th July, this festival The Pollensa festival has brings together music, been going for over 50 sculpture, painting, years and it attracts high photography, lectures, documentaries, children’s quality performers and activities and much more. entertainers. With live musical performances, artisan market stalls and great activities all staged in a splendid location.

In previous shows the It should be a great group have performed couple of days out for all a number of original the family. arrangements including: Video killed the radio star, Walking On Sunshine and Rivers of Babylon.

This year the line up is second to none and with more acts to still be confirmed make sure that you check out our website. The festival will kick off on the 2nd of July, with an host of performances which will include the The Balearic Symphony Orchestra and the The University Choir of the Balearic Islands.

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SHOPPING IN ! ou y r fo d Because retail therapy is goo Ladies (& Gents), apparently a good spot of retail therapy helps you live longer, staves off loneliness, improves psychological health and keeps you fit – this is the best bit of news we’ve had in ages. So here’s our lowdown on the best shopping available in Mallorca...


alma has long been seen as a little abundance of charming and unique sister in the shopping stakes and independent stores which have everything has been from Artesan food and chocolates snapping at to Makeup and Home living Treating yourself to the heels of accessories. heavyweight something new, meeting For Digame’s recommended shopping up with friends, people shopping route check out destinations watching, eating out, like Madrid and Barcelona for a interacting with others, while now. getting out and about – it’s But over the last not just about spending 12 months or so money it’s really upped the ante with the opening of some amazing boutique and unique shops, which has brought a serious dose of all things fashion to the city. As well as the International High Street chains which grace the streets of the city you will also find some of the most exclusive designer brands such as Hugo Boss, Cartier, and Carolina Herrera to name but a few. The clothes boutiques in and around Palma are packed full of stylish and elegant clothes, worth checking out are the following: Rosemarie, Rialto Living, Corner, and Hope to name but a few. Venture off the main streets into the many hidden alleyways and you’ll be amazed at the selection of abstract and cultural shops, mixed with an

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IN MALLORCA Dígame’s lowdown on... Value Festival Park, just outside of Palma Prestige Jaume III and Passeig Borne


“The health benefits of shopping include better fitness, and because you’re interacting with people, it helps to ward off loneliness and improve psychological health.”

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Rainy Days Porto Pi Vintage and Antiques Consell Flea Market on Thursdays Small Independents Ajoining streets & lanes off Passo Del Borne and Carrer Sant Miquel International Chains Mango, Massimo dutti, Zara, H&M Designer Brands Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera A café to rest weary legs Cappuccino, El Borne, Rialto Living, Nicholas What should I buy? Leather goods, Mallorcan pearls. Glass is another good favourite as is local produce. Get more information on these and much more in Dígame’s new online shopping guide

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Andratx to Esporles This circuit of the Western parts of Mallorca begins at the coast before turning inland where you’ll drive through countryside, vineyards and olive groves before passing into the mountains to some amazing Mallorcan villages. From Andratx take the C710 and follow the signs for Estellencs and Soller. The road will begin to climb and you’ll be following a road that twists and turns through pine woods. After approximatley 5km you catch the first glimpse of the beautiful Mediterranean where the road hugs the cliffs as you pass through 2 tunnels on the way to Estellencs. If you fancy it, shortly before the second tunnel you can pull into the Mirador de Ricardo Roca and climb the steps to the look out point which will give you spectacular views. Estellencs is a pretty village with stone houses and cobbled streets and is a typical Mallorcan village. There is a great path that leads you through orange groves down to a small cove with a shingle beach. Once back in the car you need to continue on the C710 for about another 7 km until you see the circular watch tower of Torres de Ses Animes on your left. A short way past the watch

tower there is a scenic parking area where you can take some amazing pictures of the terraces and stone walls of the fields out side Banyalbufar. There are some lovely restaurants on this route where you can stop off for lunch and enjoy typical Mallorcan cuisine. Leave the village of Banyalbufar behind and continue on the C710 turning left to Soller, don’t turn off head towards Palma, and follow the signs to Esporles. Once again you’ll drive through beautiful countryside dotted with olive, almond, orange and lemon groves. This pretty little village is quite small and has a few bars and restaurants, as well as an excellent local market on a Saturday where the whole village turns out to see what`s on offer.

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20 hours of Spanish Lessons You pay €90 Discount 40% You save €60 Whether you can’t speak a word or are struggling to get by, jump into a 20 hour intensive course and take your Spanish to the next level. All teachers are Native speaking and highly qualified. 20 hour Intensive Basic Spanish Course: From the 11th to the 16th of July, mornings, afternoons or evenings, 4 hours per day.


Classic Sushi & Champagne Menu You pay €38 Discount 24% You save €12 Discover this classic Menu Degustación with all of the chef’s top recommendations accompanied by Champagne. Menu includes sushi, sashimi, niguri, maki, sushi club rolls, gyosas, wraps, and rice.


Unique and inventive cocktails You pay €8 Discount 50% You save €8 With some original recipes from the inventive and knowledgeable team at Hemmingways you’re sure to be blown away by these cocktails. Enjoy this deal and have a great night out with friends. 2 cocktails for the price of 1. Choose from a range of 9 unique and intriguing cocktails such as ‘Strawberry Vodka Zen’, ‘Flame of Love’ and ‘Non Stress’ amongst others.


Introductory 30 minute Tandem Paragliding Flight You pay €70 Discount 30% You save €30 If you can run a few steps and follow a few simple instructions, you can fly as a passenger with a pilot at the controls. Relax and enjoy a birds eye view over Mallorca. A Tandem paragliding flight with a professional paraglider pilot holding an International license and fully insured.


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Make sure you spread the word to your friends. The deal is only valid if enough people sign up!


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“ Nana and Alonso have breakfast every Saturday morning in Cappuccino Puerto Pollença. They are “fans” of Cappuccino Nana y Alonso desayunan en Cappuccino Puerto Pollença cada sábado por la mañana. Son “fans” de Cappuccino


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Useful Spanish phrases while...


Each month we bring you a selection of useful phrases that will help you to experience and enjoy some of the best things that Mallorca has to offer and help you to learn some Spanish whilst you’re at it. This month it is shopping and you can check out our brand new shopping directory online at

Can I try this on please, and where are the changing rooms? ¿Puedo probarme esto por favor? ¿Y dónde están los probadores? Do you have this in a bigger/smaller size please ¿Tenéis esto en una talla más grande/pequeña por favor? Are these pearls real or cultivated? They are beautiful and I love the colour of them. ¿Estas perlas son de verdad o de cultivo? Son preciosas y me encanta su color. How much for the straw donkey, sombrero and flamenco dress? ¿Cuánto para este burro de paja, el sombrero y el vestido de flamenquera? Does this shop have a café? My wife’s been here ages already and I can’t see her stopping any time soon! ¿Tiene cafeteria esta tienda? ¡Mi mujer lleva siglos dando vueltas y no tiene pinta de terminar pronto!


Can you tell me where the nearest bank is and I feel that I need to either get some more money out or up my credit card limit. ¿Podrías decirme dónde está el banco más cercano? Creo que o necesito sacar más dinero o subir mi límite de crédito.

Spanish lessons avaliable for all levels. Native speaking teachers and a positive, friendly atmostphere.



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RESTAURANTS OF THE MONTH Series sponsored by Every month we bring you new and refreshing ideas on where to eat out on Mallorca. Therefore we have teamed up with Mallorca Restaurants 121 to bring you a selection of interesting and delicious restaurants all over the island. ÂĄBuen aproveche!

La Gran Tortuga Paguera


a Gran Tortuga restaurant is situated in Paguera overlooking the bay of Cala Fornells, a classic venue.

This fashionable restaurant has for 30 years maintained a high level of service complemented by its delectable cuisine and exquisite views from your table over the bay. Managed all this time with great care and dedication by AgustĂ­n Duran, Chef Antonio Soriano Antonio continues to prepare classic dishes of lobster casserole and fresh fish oven-baked in salt, as well as delicacies with a more modern touch. The result is an extensive and surprising menu! You can, lunch or dine on the terrace in front of the ocean, in a relaxed and tranquil setting while enjoying the impressive scenery.

La Gran Tortuga Carretera Cala Fornells 37 07160 Paguera Calvia Tel. (+34) 971 686 023

Restaurante El Patio Andratx


estaurante El Patio situated in Port Andratx provides a friendly, homely atmosphere and a modern, gourmet cuisine of a consistently high standard along with personalised, professional service. Owners Jens, Manuela and Emmerich provide a warm welcome, whilst chef Jens has been delighting clients with his delicious creations, beautifully presented for the past 10 years. Jens is a meticulous chef who adores colour and successfully turns each exquisitely prepared dish into a work of art. The open terrace with its many strategically placed plants offers a sense of space and privacy complimented by first-class service with personalised attention provided by Manuela.

Restaurante El Patio Ctra des Port de Andratx, 26. 07157 Andratx Tel: (+34) 971 671 703


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Digame Mallorca July 2011 issue  
Digame Mallorca July 2011 issue  

Digame is your essential, most up-to-date guide to music, cinema, culture and anything and everything there is to see and do in Mallorca. Th...