STAFF REPORTER

DEYA
EXHIBITIONS, concerts, photography, painting, music and poetry readings will be hallmarking the resurrection of the Heydays Festival at the sa Tanca cultural centre in Deya over the next two weeks .

A revival of Deya's literary golden era running from the 1960s through to the 1980s, the event had a somewhat bohemian air about it when the official opening was held on Friday. Renowned actors such as Del Negro who has lived in Deya for many years and who starred in the film “The Anger of the Gods” graced the occasion. Remembering the decades when the west Majorcan village burst on to Europe's cultural landscape, people at the opening commented on how Deya had been far ahead of its time in being able to welcome literary contributors of all nationalities. Thomas Graves, son of the late British author and poet Robert Graves, said at the inauguration: “It wasn't the influence of my father that drew people here. It is the place of Deya itself.” Meanwhile, guitarist Pepe Milan smiled as he looked up at a photographic portrait of himself taken those many decades ago. “I was performing at the house of Robert Graves,” he reminisced.

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