Posts Tagged ‘Cave Hospital’

  1. The cave hospital, at last.

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    September 27, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    Cave hospital, La Bisbal

    ‘This hospital is in a cave.   When Felix heard, she imagined a storybook kind of cave, where dragons lurk on piles of gold at the end of winding tunnels.  Theirs is a great horizontal gash in the rock face of a hillside, an unhappy open mouth.  But its roof is solid stone.  And it won’t be far from the fighting. keep reading


  2. In praise of cross-fertilisation

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    September 10, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    From Paula Rego, 'The Guardian', from Jane Eyre. Lithographs. Copyright the artist. All images courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art. 'Loving Bewick' (2001)_web

    In the past week my work as a writer has taken me to Edinburgh to participate in a conference on transgressive sexualities in the eighteenth century, to the opening of a new exhibition at London’s Guildhall (Victoriana: The Art of Revival) and on Friday, to my first ever football match – England at Wembley, no less.  Before the game, a lively Moldovan folk band swapped tunes and dance styles with English brassplayers and bodypoppers.  There is a theme here, I promise you. keep reading


  3. 20th-25th September 2013: Battle of Ebro 75th anniversary commemorations in Spain

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    September 5, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    The Cave Hospital at La Bisbal de la Falset

    The last section of A World Between Us is set during the opening stages of the Battle of the Ebro, the longest and bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War, towards the end of which the International Brigade volunteers were sent home. On Saturday 21st September I’m honoured to be speaking about the Cave Hospital at La Bisbal de Falset keep reading


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