We are organising a Spanish summer school in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. There are lots of links between Ireland and Spain, not least several ships from the illfated Armada sinking off the North Antrim Coast, an “Armada” tree at Ballygally and a stained glass window commemorating the Spanish Civil War in the Belfast town hall. If you have a cultural link with Ireland, North or South, contact us.
The Instituto de Cervantes are running a series of lectures about links with England (2018). See here.
If you would like your area listed here, you will need six local businesses to collaborate (each paying into the project) and fulfill one the criteria of the following:
- have an historical link with the UK..we are focussing on Scotland at the moment
- have a cultural link with the UK…
- identify a parallel such as with the Senda Litoral and the North Highland Way.
- be on the Senda Litoral which is a 180 kilometre route along the south coast of Spain. This is twinned with the North Highland Way in Scotland which is 180 miles.
The three white villages of Competa, Canillas de Albaida and Archez are exceptions. Competa is the epi centre of the project as the promoter has had connections with the village for over 30 years. She owns a property in Canillas de Albaida, and one cannot exclude the village of Archez from the fray with its history!