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02 - 15 July XIX Jazz Festival, Palau de la Música de Valencia

02 July
KUAMI MENSAH en JAZZNAVOUR Tribute to Charles Aznavour with VALENCIA JAZZ GANG 22:00 h. Free Entry JARDINES DEL PALAU DE LA MÚSICA.
05 July THE COOKERS (Giants of Jazz) Billy Harper, Cecil Mc Bee, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, David Weiss y Donald Harrison
07 July STEFANO BOLLANI
07 July DAVID PASTOR & MASSIMILIANO ROLFF QUARTET
08 July RAMON CARDO BIG BAND
WYCLIFFE GORDON, Robinson Khoury, Toni Belenguer & Carlos Martín, trombones Uptake
08 July SOLE GIMÉNEZ
10 July SEDAJAZZ BIG BAND & ALBERT SANZ
“Suite de l’Emigrant”
12 July JOSÉ JAMES (La música de Billie Holiday)
14 July NETTWORK con CHARNETT MOFFETT, STANLEY JORDAN, CASIMIR LIBERSKI & JEFF "TAIN" WATTS
15 July BRAD MEHLDAU

17 - 19 July Festival Jazz Panorama 2015 In jardines Hort de Trènor, Torrent
17 July GEORGE LACSON PROJECT, a collective of world musicians from Berklee School of Music in Valencia
18 July RICHARD BONA, Bassist, composer and singer
19 July RUTHIE FOSTER, one of the most representative voices in Blues and Soul
 

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item5Here's a great way to enjoy high quality restaurants at low prices...
Well over sixty restaurants are throwing open their doors for lunch or dinner with taster menus priced at €20 euros for lunch and €30 for dinner. It represents incredible value - it's easy to book too, just go to the website and reserve and pay in advance, http://www.valenciacuinaoberta.com, drinks extra. 5€lunch and 15€dinner supplement for Michelin-starred restaurants.
Hurry, last day is 28 June

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We're very pleased to announce that we are offering a limited number of places on our famous La Tomatina tourtour...
If you want to join our smaller, more exclusive than ever tour on August 26, contact us now by email telling how many in your party and we'll get back to you by return with details of what the day holds for you, prices and times. Hurry places are very limited email now -
info@thisisvalencia.com,

Can't wait to hear from you!

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SUMMER
FESTIVALS
IN VALENCIA 2015
We'll bring you the line-ups as we get them

FIB BENICASSIM
International festival of Benicassim -16-19 JULY
LOW COST FESTIVAL - BENIDORM - 24-26 JULY

ARENAL SOUND - BURRIANA - 28 JUL-02 AUGUST
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ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH - BENICASSIM - 15-22 AUGUST

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Cuina Oberta 'Tasty!'

It's on!  Our 2015  Tomatina tour

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In the mid-80s, animated film took the greatest technological leap in its history . ...
.. with the appearance of the first films completely produced by computer. The company was Pixar.
Now, you can discover what is behind each of the legendary films in the exhibition "Pixar. 25 years of animation" at the Museum of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.
The exhibition presents a fascinating journey that will take you beyond the technological advances of Pixar to discover the work of dozens of artists using traditional techniques like drawing, painting, sculpture or pastels and which are really essential in the process of design and construction of the stories, worlds and characters that make each of Pixar's films unforgettable.

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It's a well-known fact that Valencia likes nothing more than to party . ...
O1 july sees the start of a month long party in Valencia, Music. folklore, performance, a white night, fabuous fireworks, and even a battle of flowers fireworks, traditional costumes, parties in the street, street performance and art and so much more. There are open-air concerts in the Jardines Real throuighout the month. The line-up is as follows:-
07 July Roger Hodgson - lead singer of Supertramp
09 July Rosendo
10 July La Pegatina + Vadebo
11 July Melendu
16 July Luz
17 July Los Enemegos + Peranoia
18 July La Noche Movida Valenciana **
19 July Auryn
22 July Imelda May + Cat Club
23 July Lila Downs + Reina Roja - Lila Is from Mexico and Reina Roja from Spain
24 July Yann Tiersen
25 July Pablo Milanes

*18 July is Gran Nit de Juliol, a special 'white night' in the city- performance everywhere and late night opening of Museums

18 - 26 July Bullfights in the Plaza de Toros
25 July Battle of the Flowers in the Paseo Alameda - If you thought Marigolds were to war washing up, think again!

Feria de Julio fun around the city

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Arguably Europe's biggest and craziest party is on now, and continues through to Thursday 19 March . ...
Colour, fire, fireworks (both day and night - no, really!) fabulous traditional costumes, parties in the street, huge and colourful papier maché monuments (600 of them, all to be buned the night of the 18th of March when the whole city is ablaze with flames from the burnings and the fireworks that accompany them. Don't forget to watch the ofrenda 50,000 men an women in traditional costume carrying flowers to adorn a huge wooden Madonna and child, watch the Cavalcade of fire down Valencia's main shopping street, marval at the lights in Calles Sueca and Cuba and eat Buñuelos and chocolate.

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