Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 65



Performing Arts.  Hull,  03/09/2016

Kamchàtka and The Wandering Orquestra at Freedom Festival

Kamchàtka and The Wandering Orchestra are two outstanding outdoor companies that have toured around the world. They will perform in Hull on 3 and 4 September as part of Freedom Festival, an event that celebrates the city's independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of freedom.

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Cinema.  London,  07/09/2016

'Traces of Sandalwood' to be screened in London

ANC England and Reel Solutions present the London premiere of 'Traces of Sandalwood', a film where the Mediterranean warmth and the colours of Mumbai and Barcelona fuse in a wonderful story with actresses Nandita Das and Aina Clotet. Produced by a mainly female crew, it has been one of the recent box office successes in Catalonia and has been loved by audiences worldwide. Don't miss the chance to catch 'Traces of Sandalwood' in London on 7 September at Hackney Picturehouse.

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Culture.  Birmingham,  15/09/2016

Conference 'Line, Word and Gesture: Visualising Thinking in the Hispanic World' in Birmingham

'Line, Word and Gesture' is an international conference that seeks to investigate bi- or multi-modal forms of communication in literature, the visual arts and performance in the Hispanic World. It takes place on 15 and 16 September at the University of Birmingham. Poet, writer and critic Sebastià Alzamora; visual artist Julio César (Amarillo Indio) and journalist Vicent Sanchis are among the confirmed speakers. 


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Cinema.  London,  24/09/2016

8th Catalan Window at the London Spanish Film Festival: A Glimpse into Cinema from Catalonia

The London Spanish Film Festival launches its 12th edition from 22 to 29 September with a line-up of recent films, most of them UK Premieres. The festival includes the 8th Catalan Window, featuring 'Ebre. From the Cradle to the Battle' and 'Àgata's friends', a programme supported by the Institut Ramon Llull. It also features 'Nadie quiere la noche' by Isabel Coixet, among other co-productions. 

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Performing Arts.  Grantham,  24/09/2016

Ponten Pie present 'Ârtica' at Gravity Fields Festival

An old wooden shed holds a secret waiting to be disclosed... Catalan company Ponten Pie performs 'Ârtica' at Gravity Fields Festival, a show that welcomes the audience into a magic place where the coldest stories evolve into the warmest memories. This extraordinary tale comes to the UK on 24 September. 


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Culture.  Oxford,  29/09/2016

XVII Forum for Iberian Studies at the University of Oxford

The University of Oxford presents The XVII Forum for Iberian Studies, entitled 'The Crisis in the Iberian Peninsula' on 29 and 30 September. This conference takes as its focal point the financial crisis that began in 2007–2008 and argues that it has had an undeniable impact on society in the Iberian Peninsula. Speakers will discuss the repercussions of the crisis on contemporary cultural production, particularly in literature and the arts. 

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