The concept of culture has evolved over time. While it has many different meanings, the word ‘culture’ is most commonly used in three basic senses:
- Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture
- An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behaviour that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought
- Social learning the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group (wikipedia.org).
Of all aspects of culture, language is the greatest force that exists to unite and characterise a social group. The cosmopolitan nature of Mallorca is what attracts many, including me, to call this beautiful place ‘home’. The richness and variety of life which results from this cocktail of cultures is quite unique.
Our goal for this issue is to give you a taste of culture from its many aspects – art, literature, music, entertainment, food and fashion. We find out how Mallorca has inspired best selling British author Jeffrey Archer who has sold 33 million copies of Kane and Abel and is currently working on a rewrite for the 30th anniversary of the book.
We visit the magnificent home of world famous Soller artist Francesca Marti whose home in Fornalux is an artistic haven. Our cover features one of Marti’s images from her series called: Music and Fly.
Our cultural calendar is a must keep so you don’t miss out on the fantastic variety of events on offer. We preview the fantastic new Broadway show ‘Come fly with me’ if you have not seen it yet then book your tickets now because it is a night to remember.
‘Contrasts’ is the theme of our sumptuous fashion feature – a nostalgic kick-back to the elegance and charm of bygone days set in a modern day, industrial derelict site produced by local photographer and stylist.
We are celebrating many exciting expansions – this is the biggest edition of abcMallorca we have ever produced with 180 pages, we have an official independent audit of our distribution and we have just launched the official abcClub card. So register today on abc-mallorca.com to get your invitations to the best events taking place on the island
Helen & the abcMallorca team