To coincide with the Olympics and London 2012 Festival, 17 companies from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands will be appearing at the leading performing arts festivals in the UK this summer. After the success of La Fura dels Baus presenting Prometheus with Graeae at the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival together with Itinerānia and Circ Pānic, the talent of Catalan companies will be showcased at seven other exceptional festivals and events with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull.






Milton Keynes, July 20th-29th


IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2012 presents a series of events, artists and productions - including the UK Premiere of the Enfila’t production Plecs - that celebrates work from Catalonia and the Balaeric Islands in association with the Institut Ramon Llull. Events are featured across the 10 days of Festival.

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London, July 12th-28th


In preparation of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Roca London Gallery is hosting a retrospective celebrating 20 years since the competition took place in the dynamic city of Barcelona. The exhibition provides an interesting insight into how the urban landscape and fabric of a city can be transformed before, during and in the years that follow such a momentous event. Event organised in collaboration with the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United Kingdom, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Fundació Olímpica Barcelona and Institut Ramon Llull.

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London, June-August

National Theatre Inside Out - WATCH THIS SPACE

Breathtaking aerialists, stunning tango danced in flames and epic juggling are among the highlights of an explosive programme of free outdoor entertainment that will fill Theatre Square for a summer of music and mayhem, divas and daredevils, circus and dance, fire, fury, fun and frivolity. You will have the chance to see eight Catalan companies as part of Watch This Space Festival this year.

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Stockton, August 1st-5th


SIRF presents five amazing days in August with giant puppets as tall as buildings, extraordinary spectacles of light and fire on the river, circus thrills and so much more.

Prometheus Awakes -a giant created by La Fura dels Baus and Graeae- walking amongst men in Stockton High Street as the Greek myth of Prometheus is retold for the sensational SIRF opening show.

The streets of Stockton will come alive with three amazing Catalan companies and performers from all over the world who will transform the town into a theatrical feast of fun and wonder. Amazing experiences delivered on your doorstep from 1 to 5 August 2012.

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London, July-September

SHOWTIME - Part of London 2012 Festival

Wherevers you are in London, it’ll be Showtime next summer as town centres come alive with fantastic free outdoor performances for the whole family. From local high streets to Parks and open spaces, there will be entretainment everywhere with the best UK and International artists, performers and shows.

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Edinburgh, August 2nd-27th


C venues offers amazing theatre, with new writing, brilliant revivals, and high quality shows for children. With over 200 shows and events by more than 120 companies from across the globe, including the Balearic Res de Res, it's the largest programme of theatre on the Fringe.

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Birmingham, August 31st-September 15th // London November 6th-10th


As part of London 2012 Festival and within the World Shakespeare Festival, BIT (Barcelona Internacional Theatre) presents together with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre an original play from the diverse Shakespeare’s references to “forests” that he has made throughout his work, in a journey through life,paradise, hell, truth and lie.

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Presentations of films and documentaries (in catalan)

Activities Promoting Scholarly Works

Seminars and Related Activities (in catalan)

Promotion of literature

Translation of catalan literature

Translator residency programme (in catalan)

Travel funding for artist

Travel assistance for authors (in catalan)

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