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Andrew Ede
Andrew Ede

Background in business publishing. Started an online blog about Mallorca in 2005, which went daily in 2007, covering culture, environment, history, politics, tourism and more. Became a regular contributor to the Bulletin in 2010 before joining the staff a few years later.

What to do

What's on in the Summer

Summer parties and concerts, the film festival, tennis and the King's Cup regatta just to mention a few are the main highlights.

Andrew Ede 04/11/2019 01:00

What to do

What's On in the Autumn

Themed fairs, musical concerts, tennis and marathon events, Film Festival and a food and drink route are the main events.

Andrew Ede 04/11/2019 01:00

Celebrities

Someone’s getting married

Wedding fever is bound to be growing next week as the great day comes ever closer. Are they putting bunting out in Puerto Pollensa? Are there street parties?

Andrew Ede 13/10/2019 12:58

Environment

Noisy Alcudia

The town hall had in fact sent a letter to operators of attractions to keep the noise down.

Andrew Ede 13/10/2019 04:01

What's On

Spotlight on the North - What's on

What's on guide this week for the North of the Island.

Andrew Ede 05/10/2019 10:07

Enjoying Majorca

Visions Of An Orchestra

In 1935, the Conservatory in Palma, which had come into being as the Conservatori de Música Balears in 1879, was officially declared the regional conservatory, and a superior one at that, by the national ministry for public instruction.

Andrew Ede 01/10/2019 11:09

Comment

Murder in Alcudia: Twenty Years Later

People I’ve spoken to this week remember her fondly. She was known to many.

Andrew Ede 31/08/2019 09:49

Lifestyle

Majorca’s Culture Club

La Movida was freedom of expression, and the freedoms spread to society in general.

Andrew Ede 27/08/2019 12:14

Lifestyle

The Demon And Wheels On Fire

The tradition of the rodelles had a single demon who would fall down dead when the thunderclaps had finished.

Andrew Ede 20/08/2019 09:52

Lifestyle

Piano In Nineteenth-Century Majorca

Chopin has created a piano link with the past that today manifests itself in not one but two festivals in his honour at the Charterhouse in Valldemossa.

Andrew Ede 13/08/2019 15:38

Fiestas

Tomatoes And Straw: The Neo-Fiesta

The neo-fiestas have developed their rituals, some of which appear to parody traditions of fiesta organisation.

Andrew Ede 06/08/2019 11:36

Majorca

What's On for the Week

Village People at Port Adriano, Piano week, Moors and Christians in Pollensa, Demons in Can Picafort and Inca.

Andrew Ede 30/07/2019 10:06

Fiestas

Two days in July

The triumphal carriage and the Triennial. The dates don’t seem to make a lot of sense, but for very specific Majorcan reasons they make complete sense.

Andrew Ede 23/07/2019 14:48

Majorca

What's On Tips

Sant Crist Triennial; fiesta fireworks and demons; La Beata; Cossier folk dancers; Mary Lee's Corvette; jazz dates.

Andrew Ede 23/07/2019 04:01

Lifestyle

What's On for the Week

Fiestas galore this week across the island. Bellver concerts, jazz in Port Adriano and Michael Jackson show.

Andrew Ede 17/07/2019 14:57

Politics

British resident standing for election in Pollensa

"Absolutely astonished." Susan Mackay's reaction to being invited to represent Junts Avançam at the municipal election.

Andrew Ede 26/04/2019 17:45

Majorca

Tourist money and Christmas lights: the week in Majorca

Podemos were demanding an audit of the tourism ministry; there was a less than convincing explanation about how the tourist tax is spent; matters were heading towards the courts and Brussels; and the lights went on in Palma.

Andrew Ede 25/11/2017 00:00

Majorca

Indoctrination and the missing million: the week in Majorca

Majorca's hoteliers were asked not to be alarmist; the attempt at communicating the benefits of the tourist tax was "dismal"; schoolchildren were at risk of being indoctrinated; and Madrid was making an appeal about bulls.

Andrew Ede 11/11/2017 00:00

Majorca

Bookings tumble and no rentals appeal: the week in Majorca

Catalonia wasn't alone in experiencing a drop in reservations; a modest increase in low-season flights was being promised; Madrid missed a deadline; and someone was in trouble because of ham.

Andrew Ede 04/11/2017 00:00

Majorca

Communications and chicken farming: the week in Majorca

There were fears of a Catalonia "domino effect"; the Balearic government admitted that communications about tourist tax spending weren't very good; holiday rentals were on the Madrid government's agenda; and there was a reason to be cheerful for a chicken farmer.

Andrew Ede 28/10/2017 00:00