transparència
News
Search
27/03/2018. 10th Catalan Film Festival at University of Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is hosting its 10th Catalan Film Festival, Catalonia Now....
03/03/2018. Martí Cormand - Formalizing their concept: After Levine, After Evans
Solo exhibition 'Formalizing their concept: 'After Levine, After Evans' at Josée ...
03/05/2018. The Institut Ramon Llull presents as Collateral Event 'RCR. Dream and Nature'
The Institut Ramon Llull presents as Collateral Event RCR. Dream and Nature_Catalonia in Venice, a p...
23/02/2018. Albert Serra makes his debut in German theatre with his new show Liberté
The film director Albert Serra is premiering his new play Liberté on 22nd February, a product...
23/05/2018. Press images: 'Exhibition RCR. Dream and nature_Catalonia in Venice'
Photos of the installation at the Architecture Biennale of Venice

The Department of Culture is promoting a cultural cooperation project in Nea Kavala refugee camp

Polykastro,  22/06/2017

The Department of Culture is promoting a cultural cooperation project in Nea Kavala refugee camp (Greece) and the neighbouring town of Polykastro. The initiative has been coordinated from the Institut Ramon Llull and launched by Coincidències, a non-profit cultural association which has produced the “Paramythades. Tellers of tales” project. From 5 June to 12 July there will be various activities in Nea Kavala and Polykastro designed for adults, children and teenagers with the common idea of seeking communication and integration from theatre, music and dance. Paramythades consists of three cultural and artistic actions: workshops, performances and the making of a documentary.




The idea of producing a cultural cooperation project emerged from the initiative of giving to refugee camps with children the books exhibited at the Bologna Children’s and Young People’s Book Fair, which was held early in April with Catalonia and the Balearic Islands as guests of honour. The donation was made on Thursday 22 June by the head of the IRL Literature and Thought Department, Izaskun Arretxe.

The starting point for the workshops are two books from the Bologna Book Fair catalogue, which provide the theme. They are El banc blau, by Albert Asencio, a story that explores hope, ties of affection and human diversity with sensitivity and tenderness observation, and Raspall, by Carme Soler Vendrell, based on the immortal story by Pere Calders. The workshops deal with different sectors such as dance, theatre or music. They take place outside the camp, in the town of Polykastro, to make it easier for the local people to attend and to foster integration and conviviality with the refugees.

By way of a complement there have been small performances for the refugees in the camp and drama workshops based on the stories El banc blau and Raspall, specially translated into Greek, Arabic, Farsi, French and Kurdish with the support of the IRL. There will also be a piece of collective creation, presented on 22 June at the Polykastro theatre.

Following the same thematic thread of the stories chosen, within the Paramythades project a documentary is being produced to show the situation of the refugees in the Greek camps and the beneficial effects of theatre, dance and music on groups of people. This is a work that sets out to show how culture can be a tool for expression and freedom, for integration and communication, an increasingly necessary one in the environments of groups undergoing traumatic experiences.

The project for the refugee camps will continue during the first fortnight of July with performances of Clowns Without Borders, an NGO with a long history that works to improve the emotional state of the children who suffer the consequences of armed conflicts, wars or natural disasters through comedy shows put on by volunteer professional clowns.

On this occasion they will tour the Greek refugee camps from 3 to 12 July 2017 with Tortell Poltrona, Companyia Chimichurri and Mabsutins Pallassos.

This Thursday there has been a donation of 180 books from the participation of Catalonia in the Bologna Book Fair

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

Social networks

 
 
 
 
 

This website uses its own and third party cookies to offer better browsing. By browsing in it the user agrees to the way we use cookies. Users can prevent cookies from being generated and erase them by using the options on their browser. Blocking cookies may mean that some of this website’s services and options do not work properly.


Cookies are small pieces of data that websites send to browsers and which are stored in users’ devices: computers, mobile telephones, tablets, and so on. Their purpose is to improve the experience of using the website, as these archives make it possible for the website to remember information about the user’s visits, such as preferred options or language. In this way the website personalizes its content and becomes more agile and useful for the user.

By browsing this website users agree to cookies being installed in their equipment that enable us to find out the following information:

Types of cookies

This website uses session, or temporary, cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies merely keep data while the user is visiting the website. Persistent cookies store the data on the device’s hard drive so that it will be accessible in more than one session.

Depending on the type of data obtained the website can use technical cookies.

These allow users to browse the webpage and use the different options or services it contains. For example, controlling data traffic and communication, identifying the session, entering restricted access areas, requesting enrolment or participation in an event, using security features while browsing and storing content.

Personalization cookies.

These allow users to access the website with some general characteristics that are either already predefined in their hard drive or defined by the user. For example, the language, the type of browser used to access the website, the chosen content design, the geo-location of the device or the regional configuration from where access takes place.

Statistical analysis cookies

These make it possible to monitor and analyse the behaviour of visitors to the website. The information gathered is used to measure a website’s activity and to produce users’ browsing history, making it possible to improve the service.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies that manage and improve the services offered can also be installed. For example, statistics services like Google Analytics.

Managing the cookies in my browser

Users can allow, block or erase the cookies installed in their device by configuring the browsing options.

If the use of cookies in the browser is blocked, some services or functions of the webpage may not be available