Sharing a Future: Books in Catalan Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, Guest of Honour at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Catalonia and the Balearic Islands are exhibiting in Bologna with the theme Sharing a Future: Books in Catalan, in a clear reference to the importance of children and young people for the future of literature, with a programme that includes over forty activities with more than sixty participants for the fair and around the city. The Institut Ramon Llull, a consortium formed by the governments of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands and Barcelona City Council to promote the Catalan language and culture internationally, was responsible for coordinating this programme.
From 28th January the Palau Baró de Quadras, home of the Institut Ramon Llull, will be opening its doors to the general public every Wednesday and Saturday, with guided tours available in Catalan, Spanish and English. There will also be dramatized guided tours one Friday every month.
Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, centre stage at the Momix 2017 Children’s and Young People’s Theatre Festival
This year, the Momix 2017 Children’s and Young People’s Theatre Festival –which is being held for the 26th time from 26 January to 5 February in Kingersheim, in the north-east of France– presents Momix à la Catalane. Momix has included five Catalan shows in the programme, the first time a focus has been placed on the artistic creation of a particular region. This is a window conceived as an international showcase for Catalan and Balearic companies and to promote the internationalization of children’s and young people’s theatre.
Now in its 13th consecutive year, The New Literature from Europe Festival is an annual celebration of writing from across the European continent. Featuring readings and discussions between leading and emerging literary voices from Europe, and some of America’s foremost writers and critics, the Festival celebrates important new European literature in translation.
The 15th Venice Architecture Biennale closed its doors last Sunday, and with this the Catalan proposal Aftermath, supported by the Institut Ramon Llull in the Biennale’s Eventi Collaterali, said farewell to the Italian city. After Venice, the show will be coming to in Barcelona where, from 31st January to 26th March, it will be exhibited at Arts Santa Mònica.
The work of 42 illustrators will be heading the Catalonia-Balearics presence at the Bologna Book Fair
The delegation from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands as guests of honour at the next Bologna Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Fair, to be held from 3 to 6 April 2017, is beginning to take shape. This morning saw the presentation of the basic outlines of this presence at what the Director of the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL), Manuel Forcano, described as “the most important event in the world in the children’s and young adults’ book sector”.