Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 71



Performing.  Birmingham,  03/03/2017

'Sinestesia' by Iron Skulls at Birmingham Hippodrome

Barcelona-Based Hip-Hop company Iron Skulls presents 'Sinestesia' at Birmingham Hippodrome on 3 and 4 March as part of 'Dance: Sampled', a showcase of local and international dance in all its forms. 


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Music.  London, Manchester, Brighton,  10/03/2017

The Excitements return to the UK as part of European Tour

The Excitements, a veritable musical hurricane, burst onto the scene in Barcelona to serve up their trademark cocktail of old-style rhythm & blues and soul, with a hint of the finest R'n'R. Since 2010 the band has received a warm welcome at home and over Europe. They now return to the UK to play in London on 10 March, Manchester 11 March and Brighton 12 March as part of their 2017 European Tour.

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Culture.  Bristol and Cardiff,  14/03/2017

Screening of 'Black Bread' and lecture on translation in Bristol and Cardiff

The University of Bristol and Cardiff University present the screening of the critically acclaimed film 'Black Bread' and a talk by Peter Bush, English translator of the Catalan novel that inspired the film. These events are organised as part of the Catalan Studies programmes at the two universities and supported by the Institut Ramon Llull.

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Performing.  London,  16/03/2017

Sonia Gómez presents 'Ballerina' in London

During the current severe recession, Barcelona-based artist Sonia Gomez asked herself how to go about making a dance for today. In a personal and straightforward manner, the resulting work 'Ballerina' explores how to create a show for a solo performer with an audience of fifty in your bedroom. Don't miss the chance to see it at Toynbee Studios, presented by Arts Admin on Thursday 16 March. 

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Music.  London,  20/03/2017

Concert by Andrea Motis at Pizza Express Jazz Club

Barcelona-based trumpeter, singer and composer Andrea Motis had her London Debut in 2014. The talented artist is back at Pizza Express Jazz Club in London on 20 and 21 March to present her new album 'Emotional Dance' alongisde bassist Joan Chamorro, pianist Ignasi Terraza, drummer Esteve Pi and guitarist Josep Traver.

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Culture.  London,  28/03/2017

‘Between Opacity and Clarity: Josep Maria Forn, Pere Portabella, and Catalan Cinematic Representation under Franco’ - Professor Brad Epps (University of Cambridge)

The Centre for Catalan Studies, Queen Mary University of London, presents a talk by Professor Brad Epps (University of Cambridge) on the cinematic representation of Catalonia in the late 1960s and early 70s. The event takes place on Tuesday 28 March and is part of the Queen Mary Catalan Seminars supported by the Institut Ramon Llull. 


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Performing.  Manchester,  31/03/2017

Sol Picó and Agrupación Serrano at HOME

Dance company Sol Picó and  multimedia artists Agrupación Señor Serrano perform at HOME in Manchester as part of ¡Viva! Festival, a programme that will also include two scratch performances of works by playwright Josep Maria Miró Coromina: 'Smoke' and 'The Archimedes Principle' from 31 March to 8 April. 


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Visual Arts.  London,  18/03/2017

Timothy Taylor brings to London 'Antoni Tàpies: Revulsion and Desire'

Gallery Timothy Taylor presents the exhibition 'Antoni Tàpies: Revulsion and Desire' from 16 February to 18 March in London. The show includes a selection of works that have never been shown outside of Spain before by one of Catalonia’s most accomplished and prolific artists.

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