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Charlotte Mensforth: "There was a knock at the door - I could no longer stay in the US"

8/18/2018
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The Ibiza-based artist Charlotte Mensforth has had an adventurous life to say the least. She grew up near London in the Second World War, trained there, and then travelled Europe, eventually meeting the novelist Jack Beeching. Jack had lived in Formentara and St Vicente, Ibiza, and his first wife wrote the excellent book “A Valley Wide”, published by Martin Davies of Barbary Press. Charlotte and Jack moved to the US in the 1960’s where Jack’s left-wing leanings led to the couple being...

Duration:01:14:02

Santi Ribas Ibiza’s last lighthouse keeper: “At La Mola in WW2 a German plane crashed into the sea”

7/9/2018
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Santi Ribas will be Ibiza’s last lighthouse keeper when his compañero retires. Like his father before him, Santi cares for dozens of lighthouses and buoys around Ibiza and Formentera. Meeting at Botafoch lighthouse where he lives, Santi tells us about his life, work, and history before we tour the lighthouse. Photography by Karmen Savisto @carmenconkphotography

Duration:00:31:30

Toni Manonelles: "In the thirteenth century arrived a dance very similar to today’s"

6/3/2018
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Toni Manonelles is a true Ibizologist. He has made it his life’s work to investigate and understand the traditional rural culture and way of life here. Toni celebrates and promotes Ibizan country dancing and music and has just published a book which digs deep into its origins and meanings. In this interview Toni describes how moving, as a child, to the countryside made him want to understand and appreciate a disappearing way of life. At the end we are treated to a demonstration of Ibizan...

Duration:01:22:18

Rolf Blakstad Ibizology Podcast May 2018

4/30/2018
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Ibizology podcast: Rolf Blakstad of Blakstad Design Consultant

Duration:00:37:24

Martin Davies: Like having a child, sometimes a book isn’t planned, it just happens

3/31/2018
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In this episode I interview Martin Davies, Ibizologist and owner of the Ibizan publishing house Barbary Press http://www.liveibiza.com/ibiza_literature/barbary_history.htm Martin explains why he came to the island and how he got into publishing. He has published seven books on Ibiza with an eighth – “Voyage and Discovery” by Conor O’Brien due out in May or June. The podcast is illustrated by Lizzie Langford, an artist based in Ibiza and Barcelona. The music comes from a recording made in...

Duration:00:56:24