My Weekend: Javier Munio

Javier Munio
Javier Munio
Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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As an events assistant at the Kings in Southsea, Javier Munio knows about Portsmouth’s theatre scene. But what does the 25-year old, from Spain, do with the rest of his leisure time?

When did you last go away and where did you go?

A couple of weeks ago I went to Brighton with friends. I’ve never been there before and it was such an amazing experience. We also went to the Seven Sisters cliffs: just beautiful.

What was the last gig/concert you went to?

It was in September during my hometown’s festival. I can’t remember the name of the band, but they played some very nice Celtic music with pipes.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

I saw Seven Brides For Seven Brothers here at the Kings Theatre. It was a fantastic performance.

And the last book you read?

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, by Karl Marx. It’s the story of the French Revolution of 1848 told by Marx, who explains to us as a narrator the power struggles in the mid 19th Century. Maybe it’s a bit heavy for some people, but I studied history so I love this kind of historic document.

What about the last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Everybody was disappointed with the film, but I really enjoyed it, even more than the first part. I cannot wait to see the last film.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

Walking (or jogging) in some quiet place, like the beach (if there’s nobody else about).

What do you watch on TV?

I only really see the news and some football matches. But I watch some TV series, but on the internet. My favourites are The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?

A weekend could become very long with the wrong person and I’m not so risky, thus I would only choose some of my friends. Nevertheless, if I had to choose, I would pick some writer or musician. What about George RR Martin?

What’s your signature dish if you’re cooking?

I like cooking and I think I do it well. Nobody has ever complained at least! I can cook so many different dishes, but for me the best is the Spanish omelette. Its strong point is that it is easy and cheap: you just need olive oil, potatoes and eggs.

Which pubs and bars do you like?

I don’t know many different pubs because I arrived two months ago, but The Fat Fox in Albert Road is my favourite. Such good music.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

In my opinion, the best thing about Portsmouth is the Historic Dockyard, particularly HMS Victory. Since I was a kid I have always wanted to see Lord Nelson’s flagship…and there it is, 200 years later!

And what about a day trip further afield?

Just one word: London. Maybe it is not the most beautiful city in the world, but it is the most interesting one I’ve ever visited.