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Creativity Festival in Ibiza

September 30th, 2008

III. Muestra de Creativitat d’ Eivissa

Thursday, October 2nd
8:30 pm: Opening Party at the Town Hall in Dalt Vila. Fiesta welcoming speech by the Mayoress of Eivissa, Lourdes Costa

Friday, October 3rd
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Cloth Painting” Workshop at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Graffiti” Workshop at the Parc Reina Sofia
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Theatre” Workshop at the Baluard de Sant Pere
5:00 to 7:30 pm: “Wall Painting and Eco Design” Workshop at the Placa de Sa Font
5:00 to 7:30 pm: “Creative Make up” Workshop at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
5:00 to 7:30 pm: “Plastic Art” Workshop at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
5:00 to 7:30 pm: “Pottery” Workshop at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
5:00 to 7:30 pm: “Graffiti” Workshop at the Parc Reina Sofia
5:00 to 7:30 pm: “Circus” Workshop at the Parc Reina Sofia
10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm: Shooting of the documentary “El Port de la Creativitat” in La Marina
10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm: Short film contest at the Portal de Ses Taules
6:00 to 8:00 pm: “Dramatic Art” Workshop at the “Polvori” next to the Baluard Santa Llucia
6:00 to 8:00 pm: “Performance Art” at the gallery Artemisa (C/. Santa Faz 8 in Dalt Vila). With the artist Romani Maria Sanchez.
7:00 to 8:30 pm: “Oficina de l elasticisme” – Art event at the old fish market in La Marina
7:00 to 9:00 pm: “Ibiza Sonica” – Live radio programme at Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm: in the courtyard of the Town Hall in Dalt Vila with Art, sculpture, design, photography, handicrafts…
10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm: An exhibition by the artist Lula Martins: “Polvori” at the Baluard Santa Llucia
10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm: Collective art exhibition at the “AAVIB” hall next to the Placa Drassaneta in Sa Penya
9:00 pm: Poetry reading in the “AAVIB” hall at the Placa Drassaneta in Sa Penya
9:30 pm: Video show with pictures by the photographer Guillermo Ferrer at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
10:00 pm: Live music and dance at the Baluard de Sant Pere

Saturday, October 4th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Plastic Art” Workshop at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Experimental Painting and Eco Design” Workshop at the Placa de Sa Font
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Theatre” Workshop at the Baluard de Sant Pere
5:00 to 7:30 pm: Art workshop at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
5:00 to 7:30 pm: “Cloth Painting” Workshop at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
5:00 to 7:30 pm: “Experimental Painting and Eco Design” Workshop at the Placa de Sa Font
Noon to 9:00 pm: Artists to create a huge grafitti at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
6:00 to 8:00 pm: “Dynamic Art” Workshop at the “Polvori” next to the Baluard Santa Llucia
7:00 pm to 1:00 am: Art event at the old fish market in La Marina
7:30 pm: Performance by acrobats at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
8:00 pm: Live street music with the “Marxing Band” in La Marina
8:30 pm: Rock concert at the Baluard de Sant Pere
9:00 pm: Classical concert with “Ma Non Toppo” and “Sa Talaia Trio” in the Old Town hall in Dalt Vila
9:00 pm: “Cultura Sonica” – Live radio at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina
9:30 pm: Rock concert with the “Malasanya” band at the Baluard de Sant Pere
10:30 pm: Cabaret at the Cafe Vertmell in Eivissa
9:30 pm: Paco Fernandez guitar concert at the Baluard de Sant Pere

Sunday, October 5th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Painting and Mosaic” Workshop at the Baluard de Sant Pere
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Creative Make up” Workshop at the Baluard de Sant Pere
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Pottery” Workshop at the Baluard de Sant Pere
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: “Circus” Workshop at the Parc Reina Sofia
8:00 pm: Live street music with the “Marxing Band”
9:00 pm: Spectacular light and sound show at the Old Market (Mercat Vell) in La Marina

In addition to all of this a variety of workshops are offered every day in La Marina and Dalt Vila.

Times and events are subject to changes

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Siamese cat missing!

September 29th, 2008

We got this today:

Female, 7 years old, neutered, microchipped, in possible need of medical attention. Lost 28 Sept 2008 near Can Tomas, San Antonio. Please check cellars, stables, etc. and contact us if you think you might know where she is. She is dearly loved – 500 Euro reward offered for her return.

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International Music Summit, Ibiza – club panel audio

September 28th, 2008

Today (28/09/08) is 4 months after the historic public meeting at the International Music Summit in Ibiza of the main clubs and the government.

We’ve been once again assured that the IMS will put up the panels so that everyone who wasn’t there can hear what happened.

all of our blogs about the ims are here

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3rd Butterfly Ball for APNEEF at Es Vive

September 28th, 2008

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We’re not big fans of simply repeating press releases but in this instance we’re more than happy to

Chas Smash live at

‘The 3rd Butterfly Ball’
Weds 8th October, 19h
In aid of APNEEF
Hotel Es Vive
Calle Roman Ferrer, Figuertas, Ibiza

PRESS CALL

With just over one week to go before Ibiza’s annual Charity Fundraiser ‘The Butterfly Ball’ takes place for third time and in it’s second consecutive year at Hotel Es Vive, momentum is gaining pace with support, volunteers and donations for the event and it’s infamous auction are still coming in thick and fast.

Pure Madness!

Whilst behind the scenes he goes by the name of Carl Smyth, to the rest of us he’s better known as Chas Smash, kingpin of legendary ska band, Madness. Since the late 70’s and to the present day, and with international hits including ‘Our House’ and ‘Nightboat to Cairo’ and ‘It must be Love’, Madness remain a vital modern musical reference with international sell out tours packing venues as recently as 2007.

Therefore, it’s with great pleasure that the organisers of Ibiza’s annual charity event, The Butterfly Ball, to be held in Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza on 8th October , can confirm that the very same Chas Smash is set to perform an exclusive acoustic set at the event itself. A first not only for the Butterfly Ball, but for the island.

Fresh from a whirlwind of touring stadium venues including London’s 02 , and the summer festivals (BBK Bilbao, Sonar Barcelona), Chas is back once again on the island that, as of one year ago, he has called home. Luck shone down on us, with the confirmation of his solo performance at The Butterfly Ball.

APNEEF (Ibiza & Formentera Disabled Children Foundation)
The Butterfly Ball and it’s organisers Jill Canney and Elena Sanchez have chosen local children’s charity, APNEEF, as the cause for 2008. APNEEF is Ibiza & Formentera’s Association for Children with special needs.. Nearly 100 kids from babies to teenagers form the group, whose needs are an extreme variation of mental and physical disabilities. Our aim is to donate them a very healthy amount of euros. We hope we can count on your support.

We shall be holding a press call at Hotel Es Vive on Sat 4th October at 1pm at which Mr. Smash will be present, and when we will confirm the final details of the event. Representatives of APNEEF and a number of collaborators and sponsors will also be at the press call for The Butterfly Ball, organised by local PR & Events company; FIX Ibiza.

THE GRASSHOPPER’S FEAST
After the success of last year’s Thai Buffet Mr. Grasshopper aims to please the palette again at this year’s Ball with a Cava& Cocktail to wash down a sumptuous sushi selection prepared by our Japanese chef. After that, its time for a multiple choice Thai menu from Es Vive’s in-house chefs before sweets and desserts.

A selection of locally and organically produced wines and a hefty quantity of Hierbas ibicencas, provided by Ibicenc vineyard Can Rich should help wash down the feast.

THE AUCTION
As the final countdown begins, the auction catalogue is bursting with goodies already. Donations from household names from the worlds of art, sport, cinema, fashion and music have flooded in .all of them being primed to go under our auctioneer’s hammer this coming Wednesday 8th October. In fact, support has been so great that, due to the sheer quantity of contributions, this year guests will find a few other ways to take home a special something, with raffles, pinatas and random giveaways throughout the evening.

Whilst we are holding back the full catalogue til the day of the event itself, we can confirm that contributors of the items up for grabs include international models Kate Moss and Martina Klein, sports heroes Zidane, Ronaldo and Stephen Gerrard , musicians, artists and producers like Lil Louie Vega, , Dizzee Rascal, Maxi Jazz, artists Luis Gaspar, Marcos Torres, Jesu de Miguel, Sergio Ferrero, Rachel Brown (Hello UK Young Photographer 2007)

Bespoke jewellery from Cyd, botox and hypnotherapy sessions, weekends at Atzaro, VIP holidays to London and Ibiza, light shows from Aladdin and game consoles from X-box, concert tickets and tattoos, drinks, dinners and shopping vouchers, smellies and sillies; it really is a something for everyone choice at this year’s fundraiser, ‘The Butterfly Ball’.

THE BUTTERFLY BEAT
Whilst we plan to gather in the exterior of Hotel es Vive for drinks, dinner and auction, as the clock strikes 12, or thereabouts; it will be time to make our way inside to the Smirnoff Experience bar in the hotel for a wiggle to the butterfly-ball-beats of Jo Mills, Colin Peters, Ben deMiedo, Javi Box, B’fly & Toga, Polly Fey, Ian C and more lovely surprises on the point of confirmation.

TICKETS
In a bid to keep it simple(and real, in the current climate!) this year tickets can also be bought on the door.
At 60euro per person, price includes cava & cocktail reception, three course meal, registration to the auction, and much fun, games and dancing as the night wears on.
Reservations and Confirmations can also be made by calling
Jill Canney 671 400 473
fixibiza.is.jill@gmail.com
Elena Sanchez 627 861 566
fixibiza.is.elena@gmail.com
www.myspace.com/thebutterflyball

PRESS CALL
SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER, 1PM @ HOTEL ES VIVE, IBIZA
Attendance should be on or before Friday 3rd.
Wanna Help?
All donations gratefully received! If you have something lurking round your house/office/garage that you think might raise a bob or two, let us know.

We are also looking for collaborators, sponsors and investors to help take this fundraiser to the next level. If you or your company would like to make a cash donation directly to APNEEF, that would also be very welcomed.
Volunteers wanted.. we couldn’t do this without the help of the many generous individuals involved. Many hands make light work, both pre event and on the night itself.

Bums on Seats…on the night of the event. Not only an excuse to dress up and dine out, The Butterfly Ball is shaping up to be another great night’s merriment and of course, to hammer it home, ‘all for a good cause’.

You wanna help? Help us spread the word; give us a mention in your magazine/newspaper…tell your friends…buy a ticket…ask your famous friend to donate something for auction…be there on the night…overall, support us, the Butterfly Ball and APNEEF..
With a million thanks in advance especially to the huge number of you who are already involvedin your countless ways in the manifestation of The 3rd Butterfly Ball.

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DJ Awards at Pacha, Ibiza last night

September 26th, 2008

Pictures from last nights DJ Awards at Pacha
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Sonica broadcasting from the pre-party at Ocean Drive Hotel
Lenny – Co-founder of the DJ Awards
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Lenny and his girlfriend
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dj awards pre party at ocean drive

September 25th, 2008

we could be sarcastic but the co-organiser Lenny is our mate

As i’m typing this a very gorgeous lady has just ponced a fag off me

cheapskates….

lenny said the beers were free (which they weren’t) but ive just been told by one of the pr people that the drinks in pacha will be…we’ll see

(update: there was free red and white wine at one of the bars)

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dj awards pre party

September 25th, 2008

photo posted from my iPhone

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October’s Ibiza NOW Magazine cover

September 25th, 2008

We’re off to the cocktail reception for the DJ Awards at Ocean Drive Hotel later to do a bit of schmoozing and then on to Pacha for the ceremony. Should be fun…

October’s cover and contents pages, which will be out on October 1st. If you’d like a copy delievered to your door every month you can subscribe online at our ibiza online shop

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All change in Ibiza

September 25th, 2008

September 24th was the day when the rain finally fell after the long hot Ibiza summer. It wasn’t as dramatic as the usual’Gota Fria’, (we’ve still got that to come!), but it cooled everything down at last to a comfortable 24 degrees. As I write it’s 20 degrees at midnight and I’m wearing jeans…

The locals are happy, buying each other drinks and celebrating the arrival of the showers that bring the island nature back to life. The next three months are our Spring time after the desertification of Summer.

cala gracioThe fresh arrivals are cursing themselves for bringing the northern European weather with them, but were all sat enjoying the sunset under clear evening skies before diving into the local pubs to watch the English footy, whilst their wives moaned about a day on the beach lost to the weather.

The local bars owners are loving it…

One thing you can be sure about here is that the rain will stop soon, at which point a still hot sun will break out and dry the sand in just a few minutes – meantime the sea remains the temperature of a lukewarm bath…

If only everybody out there knew about the beauty of Ibiza in the winter… but, then again maybe not, we’re a very lucky and possessive lot trying to keep it secret by telling everyone the island’s shut – when it’s not…

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British Consulate

September 23rd, 2008

The great and good of the British community were out in force at the inauguration of the newly renovated British Consulate in mid-September, accompanied by a selection of island dignitaries including the President of the Island Council, Xico Tarrés.

The Consul still occupies the first floor of Avenida Isidoro Macabich 45 in Eivissa town, but has been dramatically upgraded to “a modern office that sets a standard for Consular offices throughout the world.”

The inauguration was hosted by our long-serving Consul, Helen Watson, who was accompanied by Denise Holt, the British Ambassador to Spain. Denise made Ibiza her first port of call upon her appointment as Britain’s Ambassador last year.

However, the political celebrity afforded the privilege of unveiling the commemorative plaque was the Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Mrs Meg Munn.
Mrs Munn is the Minister in charge of all of the British Consular offices around the world, and was quick to point out that Ibiza is one of her busiest Consular offices as 750,000 Brits visit Ibiza each year (26% of all Spanish visitors).

This was her first visit and proved to be a typical tourist experience. Her flight was delayed for four hours, finally arriving at 1:30 am. However, displaying true British grit she went from the airport to the West End and from there to Amnesia. Whilst pointing out that this was not the normal work of a British parliamentary Minister, she confessed that she was very pleased to have been the one to be given the brief, which she described as being “a first hand verification of the Consular service being provided to British citizens”.

Despite the unseemly hour, she still found the time to discuss with the Mayor and the police ways to make the island safer for young British tourists to ensure that the island remains a premier tourist option for the Brits.

At the inauguration the next morning, clutching a glass of champagne in front of a largely Spanish press presence, she fielded a variety of leading questions by pointing out that in the UK young people are given a number of important messages before they set off on their holidays through a scheme called “Know before you go”. This advises youngsters to stay within their limits, look out for their friends and to watch what they’re drinking.

She also pointed out that the over 55 age group also get into difficulties when, after a few drinks, they try and do things that are more adventurous than they would attempt at home. She also pointed out that in the course of the previous evening the police had advised her that the young British visitors were not as badly behaved as some other nationalities…

In summary, it’s not just young people and not just Ibiza!

Xico Tarrés was magnanimous in his response, first pointing out how much it means to both visitors and residents to see the British government making such an investment in Ibiza. It’s also an important message to the people of Ibiza, as witnessed by their impressive press presence.

He went on to remind us all that UK tourism has been the most important over the last fifty years – in fact from the beginning of tourism here – and long may it continue…

We all left feeling suitably impressed, both by our bulldog minister and our bull of an island President.

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