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New spring courses 2011!

Learn to speak Spanish at the Instituto Cervantes in London!

The enrolment season is open.

All spring Spanish courses start after April 4th.

If you study with us, please book at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to enjoy your full 15% discount.

Enrolments for Spanish official diploma DELE are possible only before April 15th.

Click on the following link for full program.


Preparation for DELE courses are also available.

If you are a student with Instituto Cervantes you enjoy a 20% discount.

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Encuentro con el artista Miguel Poveda

El pasado jueves día 10 de Febrero, antes de su actuación en el  Sadler´s Wells, el cantaor Miguel  Poveda acudió al Instituto Cervantes de Londres. 

Fue un  encuentro con el artista en el que Miguel Poveda y el director de la  Bienal de Flamenco, Domingo González, compartieronn reflexiones, pensamientos, etc. sobre el flamenco. Un recorrido por la geografía flamenca, por lo popular, lo culto y por las distintas formas de interpretar un mismo cante.

Exposición de creadores de arte contemporáneo españoles y británicos

El Instituto Cervantes de Londres presenta / Instituto Cervantes London presents:

Una exposición de creadores de arte contemporáneo españoles y británicos. El arte sobre la mesa. / An exhibiton of Spanish and British contemporary artists. Art on the table.

Del 9 de Febrero al 11 de Marzo, 2011/ From February 9th through March 11th, 2011

Inauguración con presentación de los artistas Miércoles 9 de Febrero 6:30pm /

Openingwith artist presentation Wednesday 9th February 6:30pm

Instituto Cervantes London-102 Eaton Square, London SW1 9AN

Artistas/Artists: Greta Alfaro, Lynne Collins, Marisa González, Natuka Honrubia, Kate Squires, Matthew Cowan &anak&monoperro

Ver invitación para información completa/ See invitation for further information

Presentación del libro «Spanish Art in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1920»

Conversaciones sobre libros.

Se trata del primer estudio enteramente dedicado a la recepción que ha tenido el arte español en las islas Británicas e Irlanda. El libro publica nuevos e importantes estudios sobre la importación, el coleccionismo y comercio de arte, al tiempo que analiza el aumento de las becas de estudio en esta materia. Asimismo, por primera vez, tiene en cuenta el papel de la mujer a la hora de reflejar el gusto por el arte de España.

Participantes: Nigel Glendinning & Hilary Macartney (editores) & Marjorie Trusted (Victoria & Albert Museum, London).

En inglés. En colaboración con Tamesis Books/Boydell & Brewer.

Jueves 3 de Febrero.

6.30pm. Auditorio.

Arte contemporáneo español en Londres 1: El arte sobre la mesa

Londres es una ciudad clave en materia de arte contemporáneo y atrae a un buen número de creadores españoles. El Instituto Cervantes Londres inicia una serie de actividades para dar más visibilidad a su trabajo, al tiempo que lo pone en relación con los artistas locales. Este programa presenta actividades con carácter trimestral, tomando como referencia un tema determinado. El primero de ellos explora las conexiones entre el arte, los alimentos y la gastronomía, a través de la ceremonia del banquete.

Comisaria: Marisa González

Artistas: Greta Alfaro, Lyne Collins, Marisa González, Natuka Honrubia y el colectivo anak&monoperro

Información sobre el evento: Exposición y mesa redonda el día 9 de Febrero a las 6.30pm en el Auditorio. La exposición, en diversos espacios del Instituto Cervantes londres, estará abierta al público hasta el 11 de marzo. En inglés y en español.

A homage to Britain’s flamenco pioneers

Spanish Steps

PASSION and flamenco go together like pan con tomate, so it’s no surprise to hear producer-director Anna Holmes describe her film Spanish Steps: Flamenco in a Foreign Land as “a passion project”.

The making of this documentary has been a labour of love for the past 18 months or so after Anna was unable to secure funding from production companies. But thanks to a lifelong love of dance, plus the support of friends and family and her assistant producer Victor, Anna has succeeded in making her first film.

Her other reason for wanting to make this documentary was to capture a slice of social history before it’s too late – many of these flamenco pioneers are now in their 80s and sadly may not be with us for much longer.

London in the 1950s, what with post-war austerity and the notorious smog, must have been a pretty bleak place at times. But this was also an era of great social change, with many exciting, exotic new trends and tastes arriving from overseas.

Read more… LondonSpanish


How to make the perfect paella

SPANISH cuisine has been very much a la moda for a while now, thanks in no small part to the iconic Ferran Adrià and El Bulli, plus a growing realisation among other cultures that tapas are a great way to eat.

Attempting Adrià’s experimental recipes at home is beyond most of us, but a good paella is another matter – especially if you’ve had a lesson from the professionals.

London restaurant group PINCHITOtapas is running a masterclass at 10am this Sunday, July 25, at its branch in Bayley Street, WC1 (near Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road tube stations).

Read more… London Spanish


Fifties flamenco on film

FLAMENCO can be enjoyed in London most nights of the week, and is probably Spain’s most successful cultural export.

Its popularity was shown once again this week when the Instituto Cervantes London was inundated with requests for places at a special preview screening of the film Spanish Steps: Flamenco in a Foreign Land.

This documentary pays homage to the pioneer flamencos who staged shows in London’s bars and restaurants from the 1950s onwards, paving the way for artists and aficionados alike to enjoy the thriving flamenco scene that is now so firmly established here.

These pioneers included both British amateurs and Spanish migrants escaping life under Franco, and many of the events were informal affairs, often in the basements of unglamorous Soho bars.

Nowadays flamenco is taken more seriously by London’s cultural establishment, with the annual festival at Sadler’s Wells and frequent events at other leading venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, as well as more informal concerts such as the monthly España on Fire at Ronnie’s Bar, upstairs at the famous Ronnie Scott’s. Then there’s restaurants including the well-known Costa Dorada in Hanway Street, the London Peña Flamenca . . .

Read more… LondonSpanish


On top of the world

El 13 de julio de 2010 en Media, Spain in London, Sports por | Sin comentarios

TRUMPETS, vuvuzelas and car horns blared long into the night, in between the songs of jubilation, as thousands of London’s Spanish residents and tourists celebrated their football team’s historic first World Cup by taking over the West End.

Even the policemen stood aside while the famous statue of Eros was scaled by hordes of flag-waving Spaniards, together with a pair of rival fans wearing incongruous orange shirts (Dutch courage?). No wonder the crowds at one point began chanting “Piccadilly, Español”.

The throng in the streets below Eros contained a good many Brits supporting Spain, plus, if the messages on El País from around the world are anything to go by, plenty of London’s Latin American community as well.

And it’s a pleasure to report that there wasn’t a single hint of trouble – the occasional encounter with wandering pockets of Dutch fans passed off amiably, and even though vast quantities of alcohol were drunk, there was no sign of drunkenness.

Read more… LondonSpanish

The reign of Spain

On Sunday, their footballers passed their way to glory. But when it comes to food, fashion and architecture – not to mention sun, sand and sea – the Spanish have long been world champions, says Simon Calder

Read more… The Independent


Up for the copa…

ANTICIPATION has been quietly but steadily building among London’s Spanish community in the past few days, and it’s now ready to explode on Wednesday night.

So where best to watch the action and enjoy the atmosphere as Spain take on Germany in the World Cup semi-final?

Most of the 200 or so Spanish bars and restaurants in the capital should be a good bet, but unfortunately the British half of LondonSpanish will only to get to glance up at the big screen in the office while at my other job. Otherwise my choice would probably be Camino, just across the road from King’s Cross station. It’s a spacious venue with good bar service and an excellent outdoor space.

A quick look at these YouTube scenes after Spain’s triumph at the 2008 European Championships would seem to indicate that Soho and the rest of the West End will be quite lively. If you’ve got some Spanish friends you’ll soon create your own atmosphere in your chosen bar or pub. If not, just follow the red and yellow flags and shirts to find a good spot.

Continue Reading… LondonSpanish


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