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22/11/2017. The valuable archive of Joan Gili is presented at the University of London
As part of the ‘Migration and Cultural Memory Research Day’, the Centre for Catalan Stud...
20/11/2017. Eugènia Balcells, Open Studio
Catalan artist Eugènia Balcells, based in New York for over 30 years, is presenting her ...
26/10/2017. Catalonia, guest of honour at the Guadalajara International Film Festival
Catalonia will be the guest of honour at the next Guadalajara International Film Festival which will...
25/10/2017. Vinaròs and Morella host the 8th Introductory Course for the teaching of Catalan as a foreign language
Once again, the Institut Ramon Llull, the Valencian Academy of Language and the Vives Network have c...
22/11/2017 Archive

The valuable archive of Joan Gili is presented at the University of London

As part of the ‘Migration and Cultural Memory Research Day’, the Centre for Catalan Studies (CCS) of Queen Mary University of London contributes with their presentation of the archive of Joan Gili (1907 – 1998), Catalan publisher, bookseller, translator and bibliophile. The event takes place on the 22nd November at the Senate House Library of the University of London, and includes an introduction to the collection by John London, Director of the Queen Mary CCS. 
New York 
20/11/2017 Visual Arts

Eugènia Balcells, Open Studio

Catalan artist Eugènia Balcells, based in New York for over 30 years, is presenting her multimedia pieces FREQUENCIES, ORIGIN and ALPHABETH, together with the mural HOMAGE TO THE ELEMENTS in her studio in Brooklyn.
11/11/2017 Archit. & design

Jaume Plensa gives a talk at Yorkshire Sculpture Park to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) welcomed a beautiful new seven-metre-high cast iron sculpture last May by internationally acclaimed artist Jaume Plensa. Now, to celebrate the Park's 40th anniversary, Plensa gives a talk on November 11th about his recent work and influences.
10/11/2017 Language

The Anglo-Catalan Society celebrates its 63rd Annual Conference at the University of Birmingham

From the 10th to the 12th November, the University of Birmingham welcomes the 63rd Annual Conference of the Anglo-Catalan Society. As part of the event more than 30 conferences, discussions and presentations of works will take place, led by various academics of universities from around the world. A poetry recital will close this year’s Conference.
09/11/2017 Literature

Modern Classic Uncertain Glory Touring the US with Translator Peter Bush

The New York Review of Books' newly published translation of Uncertain Glory will tour the United States from November 9 to 17. The classic by Joan Sales, originally published in 1956, will travel across universities and bookstores in New York, Amherst, Boston, New Jersey, and Chicago, with presentations, workshops, and discussions by the renowned translator Peter Bush.
USA and Canada 
07/11/2017 Music

Giulia Valle Trio on tour in the US and Canada

“Giulia Valle is a rara avis on the Spanish jazz scene…Driven by a strong sense of discipline and an undeniable natural talent, Valle has established herself as a unique voice on the contemporary and avant-garde jazz panorama.” – JazzTimes
06/11/2017 Literature

Carme Riera presents her most recent novel 'Les darreres paraules' in Zurich

Les darreres paraules (2016) is the latest book by the noted writer Carme Riera, from the Balearic Islands. The author is presenting it at a talk on 6 November organised by the Romanisches Seminar of the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
New York 
03/11/2017 Culture

A Celebration of Antoni Miralda’s El Internacional

El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant was conceived as an artistic project carried out between 1984 and 1986 by artist Antoni Miralda (born 1942) and chef Montse Guillén (born 1946) in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City. One of the first restaurants to introduce Spanish tapas in the United States, El Internacional quickly became a cultural icon and a creative hub of New York’s downtown in the 1980s. It combined the social ritual of eating with installation and performance ...
02/11/2017 Literature

Exchanges of Galician and Catalan verses in a new edition of the Wandering Poets season

The Wandering Poets exchange programme continues to create dialogues between contemporary Catalan, Basque and Galician poetry. On Thursday 2 November, three Catalan and three Galician poets will read their works at the Pipa Club in Barcelona. The poets selected for this event are Anna Gual, Blanca Llum Vidal, Joan Pons, Marilar Aleixandre, Yolanda Castaño and Rosalía Fernández Rial. The event, organised by the Institut Ramon Llull and the Consello da Cultura Galega, will be ...
31/10/2017 Cinema

Three Catalan productions at the 60th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Once again, the DOK Leipzig festival in Germany presents the finest documentaries and animated films recently produced. This year, it is being held from 30 October to 5 November and includes three Catalan productions: Memory of the Land, Password: Fajara and The Other Side of the Wall.
31/10/2017 Language

Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary University of London Annual Catalan Lecture by Professor Lawrence Venuti : Cosmopolitanism, Minority, Translation: Eduard Màrquez’s Zugzwang

'Cosmopolitanism, Minority, Translation: Eduard Màrquez’s Zugzwang': What are the tensions when a small culture cultivates a cosmopolitan outlook? How does an author seek the consecration enabled by a major language? Eduard Màrquez’s collection of Catalan flash fiction, Zugzwang (1995) draws on the experimentalism of recent United States narrative to create a distinctly Catalan work. An English translation of the Catalan text can at once ...
Toronto and Los Angeles 
30/10/2017 Visual Arts

Jordi Falgàs, PhD. Visiting Lecturer in Catalan Studies at Stanford University, lectures in Toronto and Los Angeles

Joaquim Cusí was a friend of Salvador Dalí’s father and he became an enthusiastic supporter of the young artist. Mr. Cusí was a successful pharmacist with no training in art, and yet he was the first one to purchase numerous paintings and drawings from Dalí’s earliest exhibitions. The works acquired by Mr. Cusí were not seen again on display during his lifetime, and scholars were never allowed to see the full extent of the collection until it was donated ...
30/10/2017 Performing

'Sous-sol', by Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, is being performed in Paris

The Cie La Traverse is taking its show 'Sous-sol' to the Théâtre de l’Epée de Bois in Paris. Between 30 October and 11 November, the French public will have the opportunity to see one of the darkest works by the Catalan playwright Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, translated by Denise Boyer and adapted by Hervé Petit.
30/10/2017 Culture

Culture, Technology, and Society Collide: Big Bang Data at MIT Museum

The data we generate on our phones, sensors, social networks, photographs, and purchases can be stored and processed to reveal patterns. But what are they for? And who uses them? Big Bang Data explores social and technological innovation in the face of today's political, economic, and cultural challenges.
26/10/2017 Literature

Presentation of the 17th Giovanni Pontiero Prize for the best translation from Portuguese at the IRL

The Centro de Língua Portuguesa em Barcelona – Instituto Camões and the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting will be presenting the 17th Giovanni Pontiero Prize for the best translation from Portuguese into Catalan.
26/10/2017 Cinema

'Pa negre' opens the Liverpool Iberian and Latin American Film Festival

Agustí Villaronga’s award-winning film 'Pa negre' (2010) will be shown at the University of Liverpool on 26 October as part of the Iberian and Latin American Film Festival, which is running from 26 October to 3 November. Based on the novel of the same title by Emili Teixidor, the film won 13 Gaudí Awards and nine Goya Awards.
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