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Hermano Lobo is a multicultural music group with both British and “Navarro” members who  have two things in common:  their love for music and their residence in Navarre.

The members of the group, Paul Bentham, Mikel Rodríguez ,  Al Macaulay,  Bob Adamson,  Inés Rubio and Jon Herbert, have come together to write a new chapter in the history of the Pamplona music scene.  All have belonged to different groups in the past and are now sharing their previous musical experience to create a new style that blends folk, pop, country and swing together, as well as performing rock and “western” movie soundtracks.

Hermano Lobo returns to pure sounds to create a musical style that can be understood and loved by all.  The band works towards a global style, forgetting individualisms and achieving a harmonic atmosphere full of musical nuances.

Don´t miss their next concerts!

Date: Thursday, November 15, 22.00h

Venue: El Bistrot Catedral, Calle Navarrería, 20, 31001 Pamplona

Date: Friday, December 14,  22.00h

Venue: Sala Bafle y Donegal, Monasterio de Usun, 1, Pamplona

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TITANIC: A CENTURY-OLD LEGEND

Although it happened many years before our time, everybody knows the story of the Titanic – the famous transatlantic liner that struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic en route to New York and sank with the loss of around 1,500 lives. This year is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and nowhere is the celebration on a stronger keel than in Belfast, the city where she was built.

As Ireland is one of the most popular destinations for the Spanish during the summer, then Belfast should be high up on the list of tourist attractions to visit. The ‘Titanic Belfast’ museum opened its doors before Easter this year and provides a wealth of history, information and experiences based on the Titanic and the legend that has been created around it. The building comprises 6 floors and 14,000 square metres of exhibition space, and the façade has been constructed in the form of 4 bows at a similar height to that of the liner. The different areas of the exhibition include the launching of Titanic, details of life on board and the last hours before the tragedy. One of the highlights of the visit occurs in the final stages where you can ‘dive’ virtually between the wreckage on the sea bed at a depth of 4,000 metres.

Add to this some news items of the time and films or literature that have kept the legend alive throughout the last 100 years and you will agree that a more complete ‘voyage’ into the history of the Titanic is nearly impossible.

So, apart from practising your ‘hard-earned’ English this summer, why not pay a visit, and maybe even your respects, to 1,500 people who won’t be able to enjoy the experience.

For more info:  www.titanicbelfast.com

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Can you think of a more pleasant way to spend a Friday evening,  enjoying a glass of Navarre´s finest wines in a place like the citadel?

Summer is almost here and to celebrate it we recommend a night of wine, pinchos and excellent music.

The stars of the night -white, rosé and red- are going to be out on the Fifth Annual Wine Night organised by the Wine Origin Guarantee Control Board on Friday, 22 June, 21:00 at the “Cuidadela”,  in Pamplona.  But the wines will not be alone.  Pinchos, music and gifts will make this evening complete.  An excellent plan for the shortest night of the year!

w-noche-vino vinos-navarra

Music will include the live performance of Marlango´s latest album, the first project in Spanish recorded by the band which is led by the actress Leonor Watling.  As well as DJ Funk Fatale´s show, you´ll be able to see live creations by four avant-garde artists who propose to combine wine with contemporary art in a cultural context.

Doors open at 20.30 and for just 20 euros you will be able to taste four different wines and four pinchos as well as enjoy the shows and participate in the raffles.

Is there a better way to start the summer?

For more information visit:

http://www.tupropioestilodevino.com/2012/06/la-noche-del-vino-en-pamplona/

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The Business Association of Zizur Mayor has organised a tasty activity for this weekend!

On 16 and 17 June, 9 bars in the town will be offering their “pintxo” with a beer or glass of wine for just 3€!  You will be able to participate in the contest by voting for your favourite pintxo through the following website between 16 and 21 June:  http://www.zizurardoi.com/votazizurpintxo/

Participants:
- Bar Olmo Parque los olmos,  33
- Café Bar Goxua Plaza de la mujer, 6
- Café Bar Kalhua Parque Erreniega, 72
- Cafetería Tentissimo Parque Erreniega ,73
- Cervecería Cugar C/ Santa Cruz de Ardoi, 7
- Restaurante Boca Pizza Parque Erreniega, 14-16
- Restaurante Coliseo Parque Erreniega, 11
- Restaurante Florencia Parque de los Olmos, 27
- Vinoteca Garnatxa Parque Erreniega, 23

Come round to Zizur and enjoy!

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Whoever thought that Navarre needed a beach to be able to compete in beauty with our neighbours in Gipuzkoa is going to be happy!

Spend a splendid day at the beach with “traineras” (traditionally, sardine fishing boats) included.

For the first time in Navarre, you´ll have the opportunity to attend a real “trainera” regatta. This sport, which was invented by those men who fished for sardines in the Bay of Biscay (Cantabrian Sea) , starts its season in the Alloz Reservoir, next to the Aritzaleku camping site.

Cartel de las regatas

The exhibition race will count with the participation of male teams from Orio, Trintxerpe, Hondarribia, Sanpedro, Zarautz, La Donostiarra, Pasai Donibane and Zumaia.  We should also note that there will be a female race in which four boats will participate, though they are still to be confirmed.  The regatta will be held in two rounds with a racing area of 1,500m.

Now that it is almost summer and the heat is starting to be felt, it´s a great opportunity to spend a different type of day.  Don´t miss this chance to enjoy a unique show in Navarre.  Also, a great atmosphere will be assured.  We expect the arrival of numerous fans of the crews participating, as well as other visitors and people who have never seen this type of event before.  Don´t forget to bring your sunscreen, your towel and a sun lounger and spend a day at the beach.  Just like being at the “Concha”, oye!!

When: Sunday, June 17, at 11.30
Where: Dock and bay in Lerate, Alloz Reservoir

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There´s an English nursery rhyme that goes like this:

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey;

Along came a spider,Who sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away!

Well, if Little Miss Muffet had been born in the valley of Ultzama, then she would certainly have been eating a “cuajada”, which is a typical dessert made from sheep´s milk curd.

If you´ve never tried it, you can´t miss the third annual “Day of the Cuajada” which will take place in the village of Auza, Ultzama. On Sunday, 10 June and during the whole morning, you will be able to see how the dessert is made;  from the milking of the sheep to the traditional cooking method used to made the final product.  On Saturday, various companies which produce this dessert will open their doors to the public and show their installations and the way the product is produced on a wider scale.

There will also be exhibitions of regional dances and old-fashioned farm work.  And if that isn´t enough to make your day enjoyable, visit the beautiful surrounding areas of Ultzama like Aralar and Leizaran!

For more info:  www.valledeultzama.com


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Our annual bike invasion!

On Sunday, June 3rd,  the streets of Pamplona will make room for thousands of bike-riders on a 15K route in and around the city.  The annual cycling event, in its seventeenth edition, expects to have over three thousand participants sign up.

To be able to participate, cyclists must sign up from May 29th until June 2nd.  This can be done at “El Corte Inglés” or at the stands that will be installed in “Plaza del Castillo” and the entrance of the University of Navarre Clinic, in Pio XII Ave.  The inscription will have a cost of two euros and part of the proceeds will be donated to the NGO Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

Participantes en el XVI Día de la Bicicleta celebrado en Pamplona... CHALMETA/ARCHIVO

It´s a great opportunity for you and your family to take to the streets of Pamplona without worrying about the traffic.  You´ll be helping a good cause, getting some exercise and most importantly,  having a great Sunday bike ride!