Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 66



Culture.  London,  28/10/2016

Ramon Llull Year: commemorating the seventh centenary of the death of a unique thinker

Ramon Llull (c.1232 – c.1316) was a pioneering Catalan visionary, philosopher and logician. His work is deeply embedded in the Mediterranean cultural space, its diversity of cultures, religions, landscapes and languages. Join us on 28 October in Senate House University of London to commemorate the seventh centenary of the death of this extraordinary thinker. Earlier in the day the Medieval Hispanic Research at Queen Mary University of London will hold an intensive study session examining current research on Llull with leading international academics.


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Cinema.  London,  05/10/2016

Eight Catalan productions at the 60th London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary this year from 5 to 16 October. Eight Catalan productions will be screened in this special edition: 'A Monster Calls', J.A. Bayona; Albert Serra's 'Last days of Luis XIV'; 'Smoke and Mirrors' by Alberto Rodríguez; 'Callback' directed by Carles Torras; 'Neruda' by Pablo Larraín; 'Zip and zap and the captain's island' by Oskar Santos; and and the short films 'Timecode' by Juanjo Giménez and '(Self)exhibitions, directed by Florencia Aliberti. Directors Albert Serra and Carles Torras will attend their respective screenings. 


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Performing Arts.  Belfast,  14/10/2016

'Micro-Shakespeare' at the Belfast International Festival

Toti Toronell and Laitrum present 'Micro-Shakespeare' at the Belfast International Festival from 14 to 16 October.  In their internationally acclaimed interactive show Shakespeare’s most popular plays go micro and are presented in a series of box theatres manipulated and enjoyed through headphones by the audience.

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Music.  London,  14/10/2016

Sopa de Cabra in London

Sopa de Cabra is one of the great names of Catalan Rock. After 16 albums and their return to the stage in 2011, the band is organising a tour of three cities to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Don't miss the chance to see them on 14 October at The Clapham Grand in London, organised by Rock Sin Subtítulos. 

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Cinema.  Cambridge,  20/10/2016

Camera Catalonia at the Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival celebrates its 36th edition from 20 to 27 October. Back by popular demand, the festival continues its focus on Camera Catalonia. For the fifth time, the festival features contemporary Catalan cinema and highlights the varied and creative output arising from one of Europe’s oldest cultures, with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull. Featuring four UK premieres including two of the most successful box office comedies in recent years: Barcelona Summer Night and the sequel Barcelona Christmas Night; a fascinating documentary about Xavier Cugat, a Catalan musician during the golden years of Hollywood who became one of the originators of the Latin sound, Sex, Maracas & Chihuahuas; plus The Virus of Fear by renowned Catalan film director Ventura Pons. 

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