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Culture.  London,  27/02/2015

Barcelona Kaleidoscope: Visual arts, literature, theatre and cinema in the Catalan capital

Barcelona Kaleidoscope opens a window on to Barcelona as a world city of culture. Three speakers will present views of the city's rich cultural landscape, its visual and performing arts, cinema, literature and the history that has shaped it. Join us on Friday 27 February at the British Library. All welcome. 


Maria M. Delgado is Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts at Queen Mary University of London and has published widely in the areas of Catalan theatre and film. Andrew Dempsey is an independent curator.He was formerly responsible for exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery where he initiated and organised the seminal 'Homage to Barcelona' exhibition in 1986. Josep-Anton Fernàndez is Professor agregat of Catalan Studies at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona), and specialises in 20th-century Catalan literature and culture.. Helena Buffery (Head of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College, Cork) will chair the seminar, which will end with a round-table discussion. Dr Buffery is an expert on Hispanic theatre and performance, translation studies and Catalan studies.


17:00 Welcome 
    Geoff West, European Studies, the British Library. 
    Helena Buffery, University College Cork (Chair).

17:15 Andrew Dempsey (Independent curator)
    Stepping over Miró 

17:45 Josep Anton Fernández (UOC, Barcelona)
     The City of Conflict

18:15 Refreshment break 

18:30 Maria M. Delgado (QMUL)
     Performing Barcelona: cultural tourism, geography and identity

19:15 Questions and discussion

20:00 End

Organised by ACLAIIR (Advisory Council on Latin American and Iberian Information Resources) and the Institut Ramon Llull (Catalan Language and Culture) in collaboration with the British Library.

The event is free but places are limited and booking is advised. If you wish to attend please contact Geoff West (European Studies, the British Library),

ACLAIIR is the Advisory Council on Latin American and Iberian Information Resources. As well as providing information about relevant library materials in its subject area, ACLAIIR regularly collaborates with institutions and cultural organisations to promote Latin American and Iberian studies across a range of fields. 

The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) is a public entity funded by the Catalan Government and the Barcelona City Council with the primary aim of promoting the Catalan Language and Culture abroad. In addition to its Barcelona headquarters, the IRL has four offices abroad in the cities of London, New York, Paris and Berlin.

Friday 27 February // 17:00-20:00
British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

Barcelona and the Avant Garde at the British Library by Geoff West

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