Music.  London,  15/03/2014
Three talented Catalan artists will take part in the 2014 Flamenco Festival at Sadlers Wells in March. Singer Miguel Poveda, a genius in the genre, will be accompanied by the dancer La Lupi in his concert on 4 March. Artists Sílvia Pérez Cruz, critically acclaimed for his versatile and precious voice and winner of a Goya, will perform with artist Refree, one of the most renowned producers in Spain, on 15 March.  
Literature.  Dublin,  05/03/2014
La plaça del Diamant (1962) is Mercè Rodoreda's contemporary Catalan classic about the Spanish civil war and its impact on a woman and her family in Barcelona. Eda O'Shiel Sagarra and Peter Bush will be in conversation about their different experiences of translating the novel into English: The Pigeon-Girl (André Deutsch, 1967) and In Diamond Square (Virago, 2013) on 5 March. This event is organised by the Ireland Literature Exchange and the Centre for Literary Translation 

Music.  London,  29/03/2014
After a sell-out concert in 2010, Catalan band Manel come back to London on 29 March to present “Atletes, baixin de l’escenari”, the third album of their acclaimed career at Scala.  This album was launched to rave reviews in May 2013 as part of Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. Their European tour also includes concerts in France and Germany. 

Visual Arts.  Manchester,  27/03/2014
The second edition of the exhibition BCNMCR will  feature eleven Barcelona based design studios, illustrators and typographers from 27 March to 24 April. The show will be held in the heart of Manchester, at TwentyTwentyTwo venue and open for four weeks. BCNMCR will again include a series of inspirational talks by a collection of the studios involved in this year's show. 
Culture.  London,  20/03/2014
'Whether or not television is a proper medium for the transmission of historical knowledge, the fact is that in the contemporary world for most of us the understanding of the past is mediated by visual media'.  Professor Mario Santana, Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Chicago, will reflext on the subect of 'Screening Story' at the Annual Lecture organised by the Centre For Catalan Studies Queen Mary University of London on 20 March. 


Music.  Various locations,  19/03/2014
In early 2010, the sonic whirlwind known as The Excitements emerged in Barcelona delivering its Rhythm ‘n’ Blues and Soul cocktail, old school style, and astounding audiences over their country and, shortly after, Europe. From 19 to 22 March,  Barcelona based Rhythm ‘n’ Blues band The Excitements will play in London, Brighton, Newcastle, Manchester. 
Performing Arts.  Salford, Blackpool,  18/03/2014
Dancing Partners is an cross border initiative set up by Company Chameleon in Manchester, Norrdans in Härnösand and Thomas Noone Dance in Barcelona. The companies will perform the triple bill, Brutal Love Poems/Push/Beautiful Beast in the Grand Theatre Blackpool on 18 March and in the Lowry Centre on 20 and 21 March.  Z-Arts and the Lowry will host worshop activities on 17 and 19 March. This project is supported by the Institut Ramon Llull. 

Literature.  London,  12/03/2014
Francis Boutle Publishers released on 14 February bilingual versions of two books by two leading lights of Catalan poetry, Montserrat Abelló and Maria Mercè-Marçal.  The launch will be held at Europe House on Wednesday 12 March. Free attendance.


Performing Arts.  Leeds,  08/03/2014
Choreographer and performer Jordi Cortés presents In Heaven, a journey through life, death and the multiple possibilities around them at Yorkshire Dance Juncture Festival, in Leeds, on Saturday 8 March. Jordi Cortés is a choreographer and performer who has worked with companies around the world, including DV8 Physical Theatre and Nigel Charnock + Company.

Language.  London,  24/02/2014
If you want to accredit the level you have achieved in Catalan language, you can now enrol for inscription.The Catalan language certificates awarded by the Institut Ramon Llull correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Enrolement: 24 February to 7 April 2014


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