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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 ...
21/11/2017. The Institut Ramon Llull hosts a translation seminar of Catalan into Hebrew with six recognised Israeli translators
The Bernard Lesfargues library of translations, located in the Palau del Baró de Quadras, hea...
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...
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21/11/2017 Literature

The Institut Ramon Llull hosts a translation seminar of Catalan into Hebrew with six recognised Israeli translators

The Bernard Lesfargues library of translations, located in the Palau del Baró de Quadras, headquarters of the Institut Ramon Llull, will host next Tuesday to Thursday a literary translation seminar for translating from Catalan into Hebrew. The main aim of this seminar is to offer some initial contact with Catalan language and literature for a group of six Israeli professionals who translate from other Romance languages into Hebrew, so that in the future, after further training, they shall ...
Guadalajara 
26/10/2017 Cinema

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 take place between the 9th and the 16th March 2018. This festival is the most important film event in Latin America. The quality and importance of the films that are screened throughout the week, the personalities that attend, the industry professionals who define projects and businesses there and the thousands of people that attend the event transform it into an essential film festival from a worldwide ...
Vinaròs and Morella 
25/10/2017 Language

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 come together to organise the Introductory Course for the teaching of Catalan as a foreign language, which will take place at Vinaròs and Morella between the 27th and 29th October 2017. This eighth edition includes elements of the Masters in Teaching Catalan as a first and second language of the University of Barcelona, the University of Vic – Central University of Barcelona and the Autonomous ...
Frankfurt 
11/10/2017 Literature

Catalonia and Barcelona once again take part at the Frankfurt Book Fair with a joint stand

This year Catalonia and Barcelona are repeating the formula of the joint stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which was first tried out three years ago with excellent results. This event, running from 11th to 15th October, is the most important book fair in the world, especially with regard to the publishing rights business. The Department of Culture will be there at a stand shared with the Institute Ramon Llull, Barcelona City Council, the Publishers’ Guild of Catalonia and the Association of ...
Buenos Aires 
05/10/2017 Archit. & design

The Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture starts on Monday with the city Barcelona as guest of honour

The city of Barcelona is the guest of honour at the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture, which starts on Monday and lasts until 20th October at the Usina del Arte in the Argentine capital. This Biennial has been held since 1985 and has become one of the most important events in the region, a pioneer of the Latin American Biennials and acknowledged as one of the top three, together with Venice and São Paulo.
05/10/2017 Archit. & design

The City of Barcelona, guest of honour at the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture

The city of Barcelona is the guest of honour at the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture, to be held from 9 th to 20 th October at the Usina del Arte in the city. This Biennial has been held since 1985 and it has become one of the most important events in the region, a pioneer of Latin American Biennials and recognized as being one of the top three, along with Venice and São Paulo.
Barcelona 
02/10/2017 Language

The beginning of the specialization course in Catalan Studies: literary translation

This Monday the specialization course in Catalan Studies (literary translation) gets underway, organized by the Institute Ramon Llull in collaboration with the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia and the Open University of Catalonia, with the aim of promoting the training of literary translators from Catalan into German and expanding the network of literary translators from Catalan.
Barcelona 
29/09/2017 Archit. & design

“RCR: The Dream” will be the title of the Catalan proposal at the 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture.

The Catalan team of architects, recent winners of the Pritzker Prize, and its creative world, will be the show’s strong point. The co-curators of the proposal will be Estel Ortega and Pati Núñez, winners of the competition held by the Institute Ramon Llull with a panel of judges presided over by a representative of the COAC and made up of four members, representing the AJAC, the Consell d’Escoles d’Arquitectura, the FAD and the RCR studio.
Barcelona 
11/09/2017 Literature

The Institut Ramon Llull joins in Catalan Book Week with the visit of 16 foreign publishers and a translation bookshop

From 11th to 15th September the mission of foreign publishers and literary agents that the Institut Ramon Llull has organized for the past 10 years, entitled Making Catalan Literature Travel for International Publishers and Agents, is back.
Palma 
03/09/2017 Language

The first Language Stay on the Balearic Islands gets under way

The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL), in conjunction with the University of the Balearic Islands, is organising a Summer Language Stay in Palma from 3 to 15 September. The programme is aimed at people keen to improve their knowledge of the Catalan language and culture and to discover the city of Palma and the island of Mallorca.
Amersfoort 
24/08/2017 Performing

“Viva Catalonia!” at the Spoffin festival in Amersfoort

The Dutch Spoffin festival is making a strong commitment to Catalan and Balearic companies in this year’s edition, so much so that they represent 80% of the entire programme. The Catalan and Balearic showcase, entitled “Viva Catalonia!”, has shows by eight street performing arts companies that include theatre, circus and dance. 
16/08/2017 Language

Second novice translators’ mentorship by the IRL and the American Literary Translators Association

The IRL and the ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) are to resume their collaboration for the second mentorship project (2017-2018), after the first pilot project in 2015-2016. The aim of the programme is to enable an experienced translator and a novice to work together on a common literary translation project from Catalan into English over one academic year.
Barcelona 
04/08/2017 Archit. & design

The IRL publishes the rules for contracting a co-curatorship service for the Venice Architecture Biennale

The Institut Ramon Llull has published the rules for contracting a co-curatorship service to draw up, together with the RCR architects’ studio, and based on its work, the curatorial proposal for the participation of Catalonia in the Eventi Collaterali of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. In this edition Catalonia will be represented by RCR Arquitectes, the studio that recently won the Pritzker Prize.
Girona and Andorra 
23/07/2017 Language

The 16th Catalan Language University Campus begins, in Girona and Andorra

In the 16th edition of the Catalan Language University Campus, in Girona and Andorra, organized jointly by the IRL and the Andorran Government, 30 students of Catalan abroad have the chance to improve their linguistic competence and cultural knowledge. The immersion, which takes place from 23rd July to 6th August, will be held jointly in Girona and Andorra.
Barcelona 
20/07/2017 Literature

The Institut Ramon Llull joins Catalan Book Week, bringing international publishers

The 35th edition of La Setmana del Llibre en Català (Catalan Book Week) will present 200 publishing novelties and 500 local titles from 8th to 17th September. For the first time, as a result of the collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull, the 6th edition of ‘Making Catalan Literature Travel for International Publishers and Agents’, will be held within the framework of Book Week, which will be visited by 16 publishers from 14 different countries.
Holland 
20/07/2017 Music

The Barcelona Municipal Band, on tour in Holland

This July, the Barcelona Municipal Band, one of the oldest groups in the city, will be making its first international tour. They will be performing on 20 and 21 in the cities of Kerkrade and Utrecht.
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