Spanish Street Theatre: Of Culture and Community

For the last three weeks the sleepy village of Santolaya de Cabranes (pop. 174) has been home to 26 university students drawn from the four corners of Spain, participants in a summer theatre workshop camp which culminated in a hugely successful performance of ‘teatro en la calle’ on Friday night. The picturesque village served perfectly […]

Odd Socks and Semiotics*

We were in the car on the way to nursery when I noticed that Jack was wearing odd socks. Oops. The Spanish authorities probably take children into care for less. Already, he is the only child in nursery who doesn’t wear a ‘mandilón’  – a sort of old-fashioned, long-sleeved, collared pinafore worn to protect the […]