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ISSUE 1 OF SPN - THE E-MAG ON CONTEMPORARY SPAIN GOES LIVE

The Summer Issue of Spain’s cutting edge arts and culture magazine is now available online and across IOS, Android and Kindle Fire platforms highlighting the best of contemporary and off-the-beaten-track Spain.

Issue 1 of SPN, the digital magazine on Spain’s culture, travel and arts, has gone live. The cutting edge magazine, which showcases the very best of contemporary Spanish design, arts, culture, gastronomy, travel and music, is now available to read online or as a free app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire and Android devices.

Focused on the more unexpected side of Spain, the e-mag showcases both established and emerging talent in Spain kicking off with a special animated front cover, entitled ‘Travelling’ by Madrid born artist and architect Pablo Padilla Jargstorf offering a very special interpretation of a journey. New sections include ‘Made in SPN’ showcasing fresh, innovative products and ideas, a especially created summer music playlist offering a crash course on Spain’s music scene, and a look through the readers 'Instagram lens' with a new photo collage bursting with summer colour.

Spain’s up and coming gallery and museum highlights are selected by contributing editor Belén Palanco; an arts, photography and architecture journalist, and music professional Claudia Haddow looks at Spain’s summer music festivals and checks out the new kids on the block all throughout the country vying for space and recognition alongside the more established siblings of Sonar and Primavera. To continue with the travel theme, Fiona Dunlop shares her secret Córdoba tips in the 'Shy City' section.

For those seeking inspiration, a pick of the hottest Spanish contemporary fiction with brand new English translations is featured in the ‘let us inspire you’ section as well as a global round up of events where Spain takes centre stage. One of the most personal voices in Spanish literature Mercedes Cebrián also transports readers on a wonderfully abstract journey with her short story and this month’s ‘one to watch’ features former slaughter house Matadero Madrid as one’s of Spain’s most significant cultural centres.

SPN is the brainchild of Enrique Ruiz de Lera, Director of the Spanish Tourist Office in London and editor in chief of the e-mag. Antonio Molina-Vázquez, the editor, is the founder and director of Spain NOW!, the annual season of contemporary Spanish art in London. His experience both at major UK institutions and at the helm of Spain NOW! has positioned him as a go-to contact for emerging Spanish artists, as well as ensuring he has his finger on the pulse of London’s own vibrant arts scene.

It’s been a few months since we launched our 0 edition of SPN and during that time we have been busy adapting, redesigning and improving the reader experience to make it smoother and more responsive. We have now added more editorial content and we have also started using user generated content (so far, Instagram pics). We believe there is nothing like SPN out there and we hope you agree.
Enrique Ruiz de Lera, director of the Spanish Tourist Office in the UK
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To download SPN Magazine, visit www.spnmagazine.com

For media enquiries, interviews and images, contact Nina Derham and Kate McWilliams at Lotus UK, spain@lotus-uk.co.uk  / 020 7953 7470

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