Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 83



Literature.  UK,  05/04/2018

Mercè Rodoreda's Death in Spring published by Penguin

World-renowned publisher Penguin will publish Mercè Rodoreda’s Death in Spring (translated by Martha Tennent and Introduction by Colm Tóibín) on 5 April 2018. 

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Literature.  London,  12/04/2018

Institute Ramon Llull at the London Book Fair 2018

For the first time, Institute Ramon Llull will have its own stand at the London Book Fair. This year’s dates are 10-12 April 2018.

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Culture.  London,  22/04/2018

Sant Jordi in London at Borough Market on Sunday 22 April

Sant Jordi / St George is celebrated both in England and Catalonia. In recognition of this, the Catalan Government and organisations join up once again with London Borough Market to present a festive day of arts, roses and books on Sunday 22 April 2018 from 12pm to 4pm. Newham Bookshop will join us once again with a book stall with translations of Catalan literature. Free event, all welcome! 

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Literature.  London,  09/04/2018

Jocs Florals in London 2018

The second edition of Jocs Florals of London is underway! Submissions will be accepted until 9 April 2018, and prizes will be awarded on 22 April 2018 at Borough Market, during the Catalan communities' Sant Jordi celebration.

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Literature.  Galway, Ireland,  26/04/2018

Eduard Màrquez at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Eduard Márquez, Catalan writer and the author of poetry books, children's stories, tales and novels, will participate in the event World Perspectives: Eduard Màrquez, Norbert Gstrein, and Hédi Kaddour on 26 April at 6pm as part of Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway, Ireland. This event is presented in association with the Institut Ramon Llull for Catalan Language and Cultureand the French Embassy of Ireland.

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Music.  UK Tour,  30/04/2018

La Pegatina to perform in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh as part of world tour

Catalan energetic band La Pegatina will play in London on 30 April, in Manchester on 2 May, and in Edinburgh on 3 May.

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Music.  UK Tour,  06/04/2018

Joana Serrat in concert: UK tour

Catalan songstress Joana Serrat will perform in five different cities across the UK (Newport, London, Glasgow, Manchester, and Exeter) from 3-7 April.

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Music.  London,  07/04/2018

Eudald Buch in concert: Piano recital in London

Catalan pianist Eudald Buch will perform a piano recital in Southside House Wimbledon, London on 7 April. 

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Literature.  Online,  15/05/2018

Applications now open for three grants that aim to promote Catalan literature abroad

The public calls for applications to opt for three of Institute Ramon Llull’s grants that encourage the promotion of Catalan literature abroad have been published in the Official Journal of the Government of Catalonia.

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Language.  Online,  25/04/2018

Pre-registration for tests to obtain Catalan language official certificates now open

On Thursday 1 March begins the pre-registration period for the year's first round of tests to obtain Catalan language certificates from the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL), a period which will end on 25 April. The IRL certificates demonstrate the level of knowledge of Catalan for both academic and employment purposes (public administration, companies, institutions) and are divided into five levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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