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New Cultural Calendar October 2020

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Autum Season at the Cervantes Theatre: 10 Online Dramatised Readings Series

The Cervantes Theatre, with the support of Acción Cultural Española and in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom, brings this event as part of the New Spanish Playwriting Season IV.

​ Session 3: Taxi Girl by María Velasco, translated by Jessica Rainey. Taxi Girl is an expression which refers to the paid dance partners that became popular at the beginning of the 20th century. The play is set in a historical love triangle, starring a taxi girl and two heavyweights of universal literature, Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin. What was the name of the taxi girl? What did the voice of that female of dubious reputation that rebelled against her fetish and parade condition? This play was awarded with the Premio Max Aub – Ciutat de València in 2017.

Thu 1, 7:00 pm – Followed by a Q&A with the author, translator and artistic staff. In English www.cervantestheatre.com


Spanish online LGTBI+. Shortfilms series

The Instituto Cervantes offers eight fiction and documentary short films that cover the different expressions and representations of the LGTBI+ collective with an evident commitment. This is to give an image of creativity around these identities. It presents excellent cinematographic works from Colombia, Mexico and Spain.


Porque no, by Ruth Caudeli, 2016. Eva menos Candela, by Ruth Caudeli, 2018.

Juan de las brujas, by Andrew Houchens, 2019.

Princesa de hielo, by Pablo Guerrero, 2017.

Piscina, by Carlos Ruano, 2017.

El niño que quería volar, by Jorge Muriel Mencia, 2018.

Visibles, by Enrique Rey Momanzón, 2018.

En la azotea, by Damià Serra Cauchetiez, 2016.

Available 48 hours from 7:00pm. Fri 2 – Sun 4, Tue 6 – Thu 8, Fri 9 – Sun 11, Tue 13 – Thu 15, Fri 16 – Sun 18, Tue 20 – Thu 22, Fri 23 – Sun 25, Tue 27 – Thu 29, each shortfilm – In Spanish with English subtitles



16th London Spanish Film Festival: Screening of Ferdinand

The Oscar-nominated animation movie for children, by Carlos saldanha, takes us on an adventure with a young bull, who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

Sat 3, 2:00 pm – Cinema Lumière 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington London SW7 2DT – Original version with English subtitles



A Brief History of Art in Latin America in the 20th Century

Organised by Amalgama, this course will provide you with an overview of key historical elements that shaped the Latin-American art scene of the 20th Century. Art-historian Daniela Galán will guide an in-depth critical discussion on the patterns, dissonances, similarities and tensions that determined Latin America’s importance in the global contemporary art scene. Through the analysis of 50 artworks, we will study concepts such modernism; post-colonialism; the relationship between social realism and politics; universalism, primitivism and the construction of the fantastic; abstraction vs concretism; among others.

Each lesson which will include a one-hour lecture, one-hour Q&A discussion, and will be accompanied by a suggested reading list.

Start: Sun 4 Oct, 11:00 am – In Spanish



7th Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival: School Programme

The Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival is back for its seventh edition and it includes a School Programme aimed at Spanish Learning students (6th, 7th and 8th of October). Due to COVID-19, the regular format has changed to an Online Event: the film will be available for 48 hours. In this edition, the School Programme films are ‘Los Futbolísimos’, by Miguel Ángel Lamata, based on Roberto Santiago’s book series (P7- S2) and ‘Una vez más’, by Guillermo Rojas (S3-S6).

Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th- Original version with English subtitles www.edinburghspanishfilmfestival.com


London Spanish book & Zine Fair

Roundtable with Patria Román and Jessica Retis, haired by Sylvia Rothlisberger. Narratives of Migration, Relocation and Belonging: Latin Americans in London is a book that gives voices to the diverse diasporic Latin American communities living in the UK. In this roundtable, the auhors will discuss, from their own experience, how social, artistic and creative networks of the Latin American community are developing in this country and, especilly, in London.

Wed 7, 7:00 pm – In English



London Spanish book & Zine Fair

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel in conversation with Juan Antonio Montero and Inés Villodré. Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel is probably the most recognized and internationally translated Equatorial Guinean author. Through his words we will discover the meeting of two different cultural realities, one Spanish and the other Guinean, which constitutes the essence of his latest work, Cuando a Guinea se iba por mar (2019).

Thu 8, 5:00 pm – In English



Autum Season at the Cervantes Theatre: 10 Online Dramatised Readings Series

The Cervantes Theatre, with the support of Acción Cultural Española and in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom, brings this event as part of the New Spanish Playwriting Season IV.​

Session 4: The clown’s minute, by Juan Ramón Fernández, translated by Puerto Baker. It is the day of “The Circus Tribute Festival”, a charity performance in which circus acts are performed in a theatre. A clown is waiting his turn at the orchestra pit. He is going to make his grand entrance onto the stage through the trapdoor. Sitting in solitude while waiting, he reviews and evokes moments from his past where he reminisces on his relationship with his family and the events and people that shaped him in the circus where he was born. A TV producer has come to offer him the opportunity to perform the same act on TV, every day, at 1am during the late show. He has just one minute to make his mark.

Followed by a Q & A with the author, translator and artistic staff

Thu 8, 7:00 pm – In English – www.cervantestheatre.com


The Ibero-American Guitar: Music from Spain and Latin America

Live streaming concert on the occasion of teh Spanish National Day

Since becoming a prize-winner in the prestigious London International Guitar Competition, Löfving has distinguished himself as both guitar and theorbo player both in the UK and abroad, making appearances at some of the world’s finest concert halls of Europe.

Johan Löfving, one of the most outstanding classical guitarists of the new generation, performs a selection of dazzling guitar works spanning four centuries from all three corners of the Latin world by composers from Spain, Mexico and Argentina.

Co-produced by ILAMS & the Instituto Cervantes London in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom AECID. Plan Ventana, with the support of the Cervantes Theatre, London.


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