Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 96



Music.  London,  02/06/2019

Much more than jazz at the London Catalan Festival

Following last year's sold out, the very best of Catalan and Balearic jazz are coming back to the city with the London Catalan Festival! Next 1st and 2nd of June at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho. Tickets now on sale!

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Visual Arts.  Venice,  24/11/2019

"Catalonia In Venice_To Lose Your Head (Idols)": Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

For the 6th time, the Institut Ramon Llull presents a Collateral Event for the Biennale Arte. Pedro Azara curates the exhibition Catalonia in Venice_To Lose Your Head (Idols). The multi-authored exhibition explores the theory of art reception and documents the complex life of public statues in our time. In a world of images, where iconoclasm, iconodulia and the transformation of aesthetic and are ways for reality and power to relate to each other, the exhibition questions the fetishism of images as living entities and encourages conversations as a way to foster human happiness, awareness and freedom.

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Language.  31/05/2019

New edition of IRLats contest for Catalan students

As of this Monday 25 March, the latest edition of IRLats, the short-short story contest held by Institut Ramon Llull is now open. The contest is geared towards Catalan students outside Catalan-speaking areas in order to encourage them to be creative in the Catalan language. Participants may enter their stories from 25 March to 31 May, and they will be published on the IRLats website for voting. The judges’ verdict will be announced on 11 June, and the winner will get a spot at the Catalan Language University Campus in July 2019. A bookmark will be published with the winning microstory and the runner-up will get a pack of books.

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Literature.  London, Oxford,  14/05/2019

Presentation of “Barcelona Tales”

Two evenings full of literary discussion to celebrate the launch of the anthology Barcelona Tales, a collection of short writings touching on one of the world’s most popular destinations.

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Language.  Cambridge,  08/05/2019

“Catalan: a minoritized language”, a talk at University of Cambridge

Òscar Escuder, president of the NGO Plataforma per la Llengua, will give a talk at Cambridge University about the current situation of the Catalan language and what can be done to improve it.

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