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On the 12th December, the renowned Quartet Casals will be giving a concert at the Wigmore Hall of London, United Kingdom. The company evokes the creative originality of Beethoven’s string quartets alongside other more recent creations by the composer and cellist Giovanni Sollima.

Quartet Casals takes their name from the greatest Catalan string instrumentalist of the 20th century: the cellist Pau Casals (1876 – 1973)

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2017-12-12 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Showing of ‘Incerta glòria’ and 'Winds of the Night' translation brings together Paul Preston and Peter Bush]]>Literatura. London, 06/12/2017
On the 6th December the Institut Ramon Llull is organising the presentation of ‘Incerta glòria’ ('Uncertain Glory'), the film by Agustí Villaronga, at King’s College London. The function will include the presence of the professor Paul Preston and the translator Peter Bush, who will speak about the film, the novel of the same name by Joan Sales on which the film is based and its historical antecedents.

The translation of El vent de la nit (Winds of the Night), Joan Sales’ novel that gives continuity to the story of the characters of Incerta glòria, will also be presented. The book has been translated by Peter Bush and published by Maclehose Press.

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2017-12-06 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[The Queen Mary University of London CCS organises a day dedicated to the work of Lluïsa Cunillé ]]>Llengua. 04/12/2017
Coinciding with the scheduled performance of three works by Lluïsa Cunillé for the 2017/18 season at the National Theatre of Catalonia, the Centre for Catalan Studies of the Queen Mary University of London is organising a day dedicated to this Catalan dramatist. The event will take place on the 5th December and will consist of, firstly, a seminar delivered by Xavier Albertí, artistic director of the TNC - National Theatre of Catalunya , and Jordi Prat, dramatist and theatre director; and later, the presentation of “Iceland”, the work by Cunillé which has been translated by John London. 
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2017-12-04 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[The valuable archive of Joan Gili is presented at the University of London]]>Arxiu. London, 22/11/2017
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. 
Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London
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2017-11-22 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Jaume Plensa gives a talk at Yorkshire Sculpture Park to celebrate its 40th anniversary ]]>Arquit. i disseny. Wakefield, 11/11/2017
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.

Jaume Plensa returned to stage one of YSP’s most successful shows in 2011, which was also his first significant UK exhibition.

Jaume Plensa
Jaume Plensa
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2017-11-11 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[The Anglo-Catalan Society celebrates its 63rd Annual Conference at the University of Birmingham]]>10/11/2017
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.

The Annual Conference has the support of the Institut Ramon Llull

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2017-11-10 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary University of London Annual Catalan Lecture by Professor Lawrence Venuti : Cosmopolitanism, Minority, Translation: Eduard Màrquez’s Zugzwang]]>Llengua. London, 07/11/2017


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 expose and interrogate its literary and cultural conditions.

 


Annual Catalan Lecture at QMUL
Tuesday 31 of October at 6.15 pm. 
Arts One Lecture Theatre
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS

 

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2017-11-07 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Queen Mary Catalan seminar by Dr. Guillem Colom-Montero ]]>Llengua. London, 24/10/2017
Quim Monzó and the Changing Cultural Politics in Catalonia: Normalisation, Postmodernism and the Post-2011 Paradigm.

Quim Monzó is one of Catalonia’s most celebrated and influential authors in the post-Franco period, with a career that spans over forty-five years since he published his first press articles in the early 1970s. This seminar will revisit Monzó’s trajectory as a literary writer and public intellectual with a view to analysing the dynamic and contradictory interrelations between his work and the main cultural paradigms in Catalonia from the mid-1970s until the present day. In the first part of the seminar, I will examine the ways in which Monzó’s hugely popular intellectual project has deftly navigated the shifting values and possibilities offered by the Catalan cultural field in the autonomic period. More specifically, I will illustrate how Monzó’s public trajectory has brought to the fore some of the contradictions in the discourses of Catalan cultural normalisation vis-à-vis postmodernist attitudes towards the symbolic role of culture and the public intellectual. In the second part, I will interrogate how Monzó’s work and public persona have responded to, and interacted with, the cultural transformations emerging after the 15 May 2011 protests and the Catalan government’s pro-independence agenda. In order to illustrate all this, the seminar will look at different examples of Monzó’s cultural production over the last five decades, including political cartoons, literary texts, opinion pieces, TV appearances and the much-acclaimed short-story collection Guadalajara(1996).

Organised by Centre for Catalan Studies at QMUL with the support of IRLL

Queen Mary Catalan seminar
Tue 24 October 2017
17:00 – 19:00 BST
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
Francis Bancroft Building, room 3.20
London
E1 4NS

 

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2017-10-24 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[ATRESBANDES theatre company on tour around UK ]]>Escèniques. 23/10/2017
Award winning Catalan company ATRESBANDES bring their critically acclaimed piece Locus Amoenus on tour around UK , exploring the idea of paradise through the meeting of three strangers on a train that’s about to crash

“Meticulous performance… unsettling, pin-drop stuff… ATRESBANDES have clearly perfected the art of making the mundane appear meaningful and the everyday seem funny.”

★★★★ The Stage

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2017-10-23 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Camera Catalonia at the Cambridge Film Festival]]>Cinema. Cambridge, 19/10/2017
Cambridge Film Festival celebrates its 37th edition from 19 to 26 October. Back by popular demand, the festival continues its focus on Camera Catalonia. For the sixth time, the festival features contemporary Catalan cinema and highlights the varied and creative output arising from one of Europe’s oldest cultures, with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull. Featuring two UK premieres including The one-eyed king an hilarious comedy with touches of contemporary, political and social issues and a must-watch documentary about the effects of globalisation In the same boat .  Uncertain Glory,  by renowned Catalan film director Agustí Villaronga, and The next skin, a  thriller by Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campo 

The Institut Ramon Llull is a proud supporter of Camera Catalonia at the Cambridge Film Festival

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2017-10-19 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Nocturnal City: London-Barcelona Feat. Ikonika, Siren Djs and more, at Somerset House Studios]]>Música. London, 14/10/2017
Home to one of Europe’s most vibrant club scenes, Barcelona is a city artists, DJs and producers from all over the world come to connect and to party. Sonar Festival has played an essential role in the development of electronic music, technology and artistic innovation. But the independent cultural scene is also growing, with Barcelona’s local creators exploring new territories and pushing the boundaries of alternative and experimental scenes.

This event looks at new spaces and platforms, connecting the two cities through innovation in their scenes, questioning how club culture could be made more inclusive, and how technological advances might help or hinder its evolution.

The line-up features DJs, artists and producers from both cities including DIY Space for London, academic madison moore, Georgia Taglietti (Sonar & Sonar+D and She Said So) and Joe Alexander (Boiler Room).

Ikonika presents a special AV set in collaboration with visual artist Mungo plus performances on the night by Siren DJs and Sunny Graves (live). 

See full programme below.

 

The second event in the Nocturnal City series explores the London – Barcelona interplay with an evening of panels, installations and music performances.

Somerset House studios
Sat 14 Oct 2017
16.00-00.30

 

 

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2017-10-14 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[HOMAGE TO CATALONIA - SCOTLAND’S CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FULL LINEUP]]>Cinema. Scotland, 06/10/2017
A new film festival arrives in Scotland exploring the relationship between Scotland and Catalonia through cinema.

Homage to Catalonia – Scotland's Catalan Film Festival runs from the 27 September to  6 October 2017

Homage to Catalonia is Scotland's freshest celebration of the best contemporary Catalan cinema. Back in 2017 in a new and improved format, Homage to Catalonia is both extended and brings an exciting range of Catalan film to Scotland. 

Edinburgh and Glasgow will play host to a total of fifteen features. The programme is a carefully curated mixture of short films and feature films to highlight the finest Catalan films. As well as feature films, the programme offers a week of poetry, spoken word, gastronomic events, talks and a particularly strong showing of short films. 

The region is experiencing a resurgence as one of Europe’s most creative cinema hubs according to Variety. Two Oscar nominations, two awards in Cannes and a special prize in the last Berlinale indicate that something is happening in Catalonia.

A joint effort from Scottish and Catalan organisations brings us Homage to Catalonia. Coordinated by Edinburgh-based guerrilla film collective Cinemaattic, the festival will include visits from relevant directors, producers and artists as part of the eclectic line-up of events in some of Scotland’s top venues. Events will be held at popular venues including Summerhall, The Scottish Storytelling Centre or CCA Glasgow. 

Scotland and Catalonia, two ever compared nations -now more than ever-, seeking to better understand similarities and core differences throughout the Arts. A ‘timely’ festival, as the region gears up for another independence challenge on 1 October. The festival aims to debate relevant and central issues including political participation, democracy today and national security as most screenings are integrated with talks and panels. 

“This is a fantastic selection to find out what's going on both rural landscapes of Catalonia and its ever-inspirational capital Barcelona” says Alberto Valverde from Cinemaattic.

 

A wave of Mediterranean heat will hit Scottish screens in September.
Wednesday, 27th September 2017 – Thursday , 6th October 2017 

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2017-10-06 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Six Catalan productions at the 61st London Film Festival]]>Cinema. London, 05/10/2017
The BFI London Film Festival celebrates its 61st anniversary this year from 4 to 15 October. Six Catalan productions will be screened in this special edition: 'Summer 1993”, Carla Simon; Pablo Berger’s ' Abracadabra” ,  “ A fantàstic woman” by Sebastián Leilo,  and “Anchor and hope”  by Carlos Marques -Marcet. Short film  “ Santa Ana” by  Cesar Pesquera. And  “The kid and the hedgehog”, an animated short by Marc Riba i Anna Solanas. Directors Carla Simon, Pablo Berger, Cesar Pesquera and  Carlos Marques-Marcet will attend their respective screenings.

The Institut Ramon Llull is a proud supporter of BFI London Film Festival
  

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2017-10-05 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Three Catalan productions at the 61st London Film Festival]]>Cinema. Londres, 04/10/2017
The BFI London Film Festival celebrates its 61st anniversary this year from 4 to 15 October. Three Catalan productions will be screened in this special edition: 'Summer 1993”, Carla Simon; Pablo Berger’s ' Abracadabra” and the short film   “ Santa Ana”, Cesar Pesquera.. Directors Carla Simon, Pablo Berger and Cesar Pesquera will attend their respective screenings.

The Institut Ramon Llull is a proud supporter of BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival celebrates its 61st anniversary this year from 4 to 15 October with three Catalan productions 

 

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2017-10-04 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[OFFF FESTIVAL COMES TO LONDON]]>Arts Visuals. London, 29/09/2017
This year, in partnership with London-based creative company Poke, OFFF have curated an incredible line-up of speakers for the inaugural London festival that represent the best in design and creative thinking today. Barcelona based design agency  Mucho, the Catalan design handcrafted studio Lo siento and the graphic designer Marta Cerdà Alimbau from Barcelona are among the speakers.

 

 


OFFF London
29th & 30th of September 2017
Location: Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
E20 3BS
10am - 6pm each day
Tickets: http://offf.london

 

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2017-09-29 00:00:00.0