News. Institut Ramon Llullhttp://www.llull.cat/ News. Institut Ramon Llullen-ENInstitut Ramon Llullhttp://www.llull.cat/img_logos/logo-capcalera.gifhttp://www.llull.cat/19652<![CDATA[Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation ]]>Literatura. Barcelona, 30/06/2017
The Fundació Ramon Llull has announced the sixth edition of the Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation, to acknowledge the work of literary translators. The prize is €4,000 for the best literary translation of Catalan published in 2016. The deadline for submitting applications is 30th June.

Last year, the Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation was won by Kirsten Brandt, the German translator of Jaume Cabré, Mercè Rodoreda and Josep Pla 

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2017-06-30 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Escolania de Montserrat, upcoming USA tour, June 2017]]>Música. UNITED STATES, 28/06/2017
The Escolania de Montserrat is one of the oldest music schools in Europe and is arguably the premiere boys’ choir in Spain. By the 13th century, a small group of boys were already serving in the Benedictine abbey and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montserrat through the singing and playing of different musical instruments. Throughout the centuries, many remarkable composers and performers were spawned from the so-called Montserrat Music School.

June 28 – July, 2017

New York – Washington D.C. – San Francisco – Los Angeles

Inaugural West Coast tour

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2017-06-28 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Kamtchátka, Max Calaf and Itinerària at Imagine Watford Festival]]>Escèniques. 24/06/2017
Catalan companies, KamchátkaMax Calaf and Itinerària perform at Imagine Watford, an exciting outdoor arts Festival that brings the streets of Watford to life with amazing theatre, circus and dance performance, over two glorious weekends.  

Kamtchátka, Max Calaf and Itinerària 

24th and 25 th June

Imagine Watford Festival

'Anyday', by Max Calaf
'Anyday', by Max Calaf
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2017-06-24 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Laia Solé takes part in the Writing On It All project]]>Arts Visuals. NEW YORK, 18/06/2017
Through drawing materials and video-related technology participants are invited to draw and write the inadvertent everyday life of a house on its walls. The session makes part of the larger project Writing On It All, a public participatory writing project. It will run from 1 to 4pm and it's open to all ages and free.  

Sunday, June 18th

Art workshop/installation

Governors Island

Nolan Park House number 11

1:00-4:00pm

Free

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2017-06-18 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[La Dinamo UK tour]]>Música. Regne Unit, 17/06/2017
The funny bike band, La Dinamo is Funk on the Move - Music on Cycles. A Catalan unique band on wheels, breaking the mould. La Dinamo performs a high-voltage moving concert and a frenetic street party to the rhythm of Kool and the Gang and James Brown, with many other great covers of Funk and Dance music. 

High-voltage Catalan band on wheels

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2017-06-17 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[LA CHANA, directed by Lucija Stojevic, and CUCLI, by Xavier Marrades, featured at AFI DOCS in Washington, DC]]>Cinema. Washington DC, 15/06/2017
Winner of the Audience Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, LA CHANA celebrates the incomparable talent and spirit of Spain's greatest gypsy flamenco dancer as she reflects on her storied past while preparing for a return to the stage in her 70s. CUCLI, a documentary short film directed by Catalan filmmaker Xavier Marrades, features a widowed truck driver who finds companionship through a peculiar relationship with his pet dove. 

AFI DOCS

LA CHANA

Dir. Lucija Stojevic; 2016; 86 min

Thu, Jun 15, 8:45pm, SILVER 2

Sat, Jun 17, 3:30pm, LANDMARK 7

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Shorts Program: Great Loves

CUCLI

Dir. Xavier Marrades; 2016; 17 min

Fri, June 16, 11:30am

Tickets: here

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2017-06-15 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA["Typescript of the Second Origin" by Manuel de Pedrolo, a monographic study published by Alambique]]>Literatura. Florida, 14/06/2017
After four years of existence, Alambique has released its first monographic study, focused on a fundamental work in Spain´s science fiction production. The "Typescript of the Second Origin" was originally published in Catalan by writer Manuel de Pedrolo ("Mecanoscrit del segon origen"). The volume has been directed by Sara Martín Alegre, a professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  

Alambique is published by the University of South Florida Library.

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2017-06-14 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Five Catalan films at the tenth anniversary of the Dífferent festival in Paris]]>Cinema. PARIS, 14/06/2017
Catalan production is much in evidence at the 'Dífferent, l’autre cinéma espagnol' festival, to be held in Paris from 14th to 21st June. The programme includes the first film by Carla Simón, 'Estiu 1993' (Summer 1993); the world premiere of 'Lesa Humanitat' (Lese Humanity), the documentary about the victims of the Franco regime directed by Héctor Faver; 'Cerca de tu casa' (Near Your House), by Eduard Cortés, with the participation of Sílvia Pérez Cruz; Jo Sol’s documentary' Vivir y otras ficciones' (Living and Other Fictions), and 'Spain in a day' by Isabel Coixet.

During its ten-year life, the Festival has set out to show independent Spanish film abroad. As is customary, in this edition there is a large Catalan presence.

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2017-06-14 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Documenta 14 brings the work of Roger Bernat and Daniel G. Andújar to Kassel]]>Arts Visuals. Kassel, 10/06/2017
The Barcelona-born artist Roger Bernat and Daniel G. Andújar, from Alicante, present their work in Kassel (Germany) on 10th June, in the context of the 14th edition of the prestigious series of exhibitions, 'documenta'. After opening last April in Athens, the exhibition will remain in the German city until 17th September.

For the first time since Documenta was founded in 1955, the exhibition has not only been put on in Kassel, but in Athens too

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2017-06-10 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Catalonia takes part in the Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis]]>Escèniques. Paris, 10/06/2017
The dancers and choreographers Pere Faura and Albert Quesada present their shows in this year’s edition of the French dance festival, which focuses on contemporary choreographic forms. Faura performs Sweet Tyranny, while Quesada does so with It’s Time, in collaboration with composer Octavi Rumbau.

Performances:

'Sweet Tyranny', by Pere Faura: 10th June at 7 p.m. and 11th June at 5:30 p.m. 

'It' s Time ', by Albert Quesada: 16th and 17th June at 7:30 p.m.

Pere Faura
Pere Faura
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2017-06-10 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[“Ídols” by Blanca Camell, at the Côté Court Festival in Pantin]]>Cinema. Pantin, 08/06/2017
The first solo work by Barcelona-born Blanca Camell is to be screened at the Festival Coté Court in Pantin, France, whose 26th edition will be held from 7th to 17th June. It is one of the most important events with regard to short and medium-length films.

The film by this Barcelona-born director can be seen at Cinéma 104 in Pantin on Thursday, 8th June at 8 p.m., Sunday, 11th June at 5:45 p.m., and Wednesday, 14th June at 10 p.m.

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2017-06-08 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[The invitation for applications for the Writers Omi at Ledig House writers’ residency is announced]]>Literatura. New York, 07/06/2017
The Institut Ramon Llull has begun the selection process for writers who wish to take part in the Writers Omi at Ledig House programme in New York, to be held in the autumn. This is the seventh year in which the IRL has collaborated with this programme, and this year the places available for Catalan writers have been increased to two. The submission period is open until 26th June and the two Catalan writers chosen will have the chance to take part in a meeting point with professionals from all over the world. This process is carried out jointly with the Han Nefkens Foundation.

The deadline for submitting applications is 26th June and the names of the two writers chosen for the residency will be announced on 15th July

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2017-06-07 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Joan Margarit and Manuel Forcano take part in the 35th Poetry Market in Paris]]>Literatura. Paris, 07/06/2017
The 35th edition of the Poetry Market is being held in Paris with the aim of prompting a discussion about the state of contemporary poetry. The poet Joan Margarit and the director of the Institut Ramon Llull, Manuel Forcano, are representing Catalonia at the literary event, taking place from 7th to 11th June.

Besides the Market events in different cultural centres in Paris, as many as 55 events will be taking place all over France until 1st July

 

Joan Margarit / © Pere Tordera
Joan Margarit / © Pere Tordera
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2017-06-07 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Screening of the film 'Pa Negre'/Black Bread. Followed by a Q&A with Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush]]>Cinema. 01/06/2017
Insitut Ramon Llull presents 'Pa negre' / Black Bread Screening of the film. Followed by a Q&A with Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush. Dir. Agustí Villaronga. Spain, 2010, 108 mins. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles

Black Bread/Pa negre 

Thursday 1 June 2017, 6 pm

Birkbeck, University of London, Room B34, Malet Street

 London WC1E 7HX

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2017-06-01 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Anniversary concert: Federic Mompou at Brighton Fringe Festival]]>Música. Brighton, 28/05/2017
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Catalan composer Federic Mompou's death. Born in 1893 and closely associated with French Impressionism (and the music of Fauré and Satie), Mompou is essentially a miniaturist and his most celebrated works are all for solo piano.

Fringe Festival

Federic Mompou anniversary concert

28 May, 15h & 3 June 16:00

Brighton Unitarian Church
Brighton

Frederic Mompou (Barcelona, 1893-1987)
Frederic Mompou (Barcelona, 1893-1987)
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2017-05-28 00:00:00.0