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07/10/2019 Literature

Guillem Gavaldà, invited to Poetry Africa Festival in South Africa

The 23rd annual poetry festival will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 7 to 12 October. The Catalan poet is one of 16 international authors participating in the event, which includes readings, chats, seminars and workshops.
29/03/2019 Performing

Two Catalan companies to participate in FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts Festival

El Conde de Torrefiel and Agrupación Señor Serrano will be at the FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts Festival, as part of the XXII International Exhibition of La Triennale di Milano. The Triennale is a space that puts on live arts and contemporary performing arts shows. The performances of Catalan companies at the festival is made possible thanks to the collaboration of Institut Ramon Llull.

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 ...
Buenos Aires 
21/03/2019 Literature

Maria Teresa Carbano, president of Fundación El Libro: “For Argentinians, Barcelona is a desirable city”

Maria Teresa Carbano, as of this past September, is the new president of Fundación El Libro. From the first moment you are with her, you realise she knows how to listen and she knows how to laugh. That she has a pleasant predilection for good conversation and tries to avoid the noise of this era of immediacy and emotional and informational fast food we live in. You also realise, right away, that she likes books and, particularly, her fascination with holding one in her hands, on her tongue, ...
14/03/2019 Cinema

First edition of Cinema Lliure a la Biblioteca in Occitanie

The latest edition of Cinema Lliure a la Biblioteca (Free Cinema at the Library), a film series that shows quality films produced here at home for free, is on now, from 28 March through 19 April. This year, for the first time, libraries from the Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion (made up of Catalonia, Balearic Islands and Occitanie) are joining Barcelona’s libraries in a circuit showing documentaries produced in this euroregion. Cinema Lliure is organised by MagoProduction, in conjunction ...
01/03/2019 Literature

Josep Maria Miró’s plays start a tour around Italy

The author and theatre director Josep Maria Miró will put on the plays Nerium Park and El principi d’Arquímedes in three Italian cities: Florence, Naples and Rome. Plus, on the 2nd of March the playwright will present the book Teatro, published by Cue Press, at the Teatro di Rifredi. With the support of the Institut Ramon Llull and the Government Delegation in Italy.
28/02/2019 Cinema

Catalan cinema comes to the Universidad Nacional de México International Film Festival (FICUNAM)

The 9th edition of the UNAM International Film Festival will be held from the 28th of February to the 10th of March in Mexico City. This event summons creators, critics, film lovers and university students to explore the different dimensions of the discipline. This year, three Catalan productions are included in the programme, and the festival has also announced that it will present a retrospective of Pere Portabella with the support of the IRL. Partnering with the festival is a continuation of ...
24/02/2019 Cinema

Catalan representatives at prestigious Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival, held this year from 24 January to 3 February in Utah, featuring Catalan films with support from IRL. The festival has selected the Catalan film Paradise Hills to participate in the Next category, Adalamadrina in the International Short Films category and Knockstrike in Animated Short Films. It is a world-renowned independent film festival, featuring 73 shorts from 33 different countries.
18/02/2019 Literature

Catalan literature talks at the London Book Fair

Two different panels at the fair venue tackle Catalan literature featuring agent Bernat Fiol and writer Albert Forns
07/02/2019 Performing

Call for applications for grants for artists’ mobility in performing arts

The public call for applications for Institut Ramon Llull grants for artists to travel abroad for performances outside of Catalonia in the performing arts in 2019 is now open. Applications will be accepted from 24 January through 7 February 2019 for activities taking place between 1 September 2018 and 31 May 2019.
24/01/2019 Performing

Focus on Catalan and Balearic Islands at French festival Reims Scènes d’Europe

The 10th annual Reims Scènes d’Europe festival, held 24 January to 7 February in Reims (France), will feature participants from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. Many disciplines of the performing arts are included in this festival, such as music, dance and theatre, giving a full view of the contemporary European stage. With support from Institut Ramon Llull, La Veronal, El Conde de Torrefiel, Agnés Mateus, Quim Tarrida, Joana Gomila and Jansky will bring a taste of the latest ...
23/01/2019 Literature

Palau Baró de Quadras hosts launch of two volumes of Catalan playwriting translated into Spanish

On Wednesday 23 January, at 6 pm, we will be presenting “Dramatúrgia catalana contemporània” at Palau Baró de Quadras, the Institut Ramon Llull headquarters. This two-volume anthology published in conjunction with Mexican publishing house Paso de Gato features more than 20 texts by Catalan authors published between 2004 and the present, translated into Spanish.
23/01/2019 Cinema

Rotterdam Film Festival showing 7 Catalan films

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), held 23 January to 3 February, will raise awareness of the Catalan film industry with support from Institut Ramon Llull. Catalan participation in this 47th edition of the festival includes the films Between Two Waters, The Days to Come, Karelia: International with Monument, Love Me Not and A Story Without Destiny and the short films Don’t Wake Me Up and the eyes empty and the pupils burning with rage and desire.
10/01/2019 Cinema

Emili Manzano presents El dia de la sípia at Centre Pompidou in Paris

The film El dia de la sípia, directed by Emili Manzano, follows writer Enrique Vila-Matas and artist Miquel Barceló over the course of one day in Paris. The film will be shown on 23 January at Centre Pompidou as part of the “Enjeux” programme. This annual event brings together university literary critics and journalists from France and abroad to discuss literature through unique works and voices. With support from Institut Ramon Llull.
13/12/2018 Language

University of Salamanca hosts Catalan Studies Day

The event will kick off with a lecture entitled “Narrative documents from the late Francoist period” delivered by Adolf Piquer Vidal, who holds a full professorship at the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló. This will be followed by “The mathematics of love; the chemistry of language: Pompeu Fabra’s call for codifying Catalan,” by the University of Girona’s Dr. Narcís Iglesias. Subsequently, Catalan language students will have the opportunity ...
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