News. Institut Ramon Llullhttps://www.llull.cat/ News. Institut Ramon Llullen-ENInstitut Ramon Llullhttps://www.llull.cat/img_logos/logo-capcalera.gifhttps://www.llull.cat/19652<![CDATA[Queen Mary Catalan seminar by Dr. Guillem Colom-Montero]]>Literatura. London, 24/10/2017
Quim Monzó and the Changing Cultural Politics in Catalonia: Normalisation, Postmodernism and the Post-2011 Paradigm. 

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. United Kingdom, 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

Atresbandes
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2017-10-23 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Roser Corella's documentary Grab and Run, US premiere at DOC LA]]>Cinema. 22/10/2017
Since Kyrgyzstan gained its independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu, which translates roughly as “grab and run”. 

DOC LA

GRAB AND RUN, by Roser Corella

22 Oct 2017 @ 2:30pm

Raleigh Studios Theaters

5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood

Tickets: here

'Grab and Run', Roser Corella
'Grab and Run', Roser Corella
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2017-10-22 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Latin Grammy Nominees Las Migas on Tour in the US]]>Música. USA, 21/10/2017
Las Migas is unique among Spanish music groups, with a fascinating blend of Flamenco and Mediterranean styles that combines classic and contemporary rhythms, and melodies that range from powerful to passionate to playful. Las Migas' album Vente conmigo has been nominated for the 2017 Latin Grammys.

Las Migas

The US tour: October-November, 2017

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2017-10-21 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Mireia Calafell and Eduard Márquez at Toronto’s 38th International Festival of Authors]]>Literatura. Toronto, 19/10/2017
This year, the Catalan poet Mireia Calafell will join Toronto's International Festival of Authors (IFOA), showcasing her work at two events with the support of Institut Ramon Llull. The Catalan author Eduard Márquez will also participate at IFOA, joining Calafell for the reading Around the World.

Poetic New Worlds

Saturday, October 21st, 4:00 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
$18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Around the World

Tuesday, October 24th, 6:00 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
$18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Mireia Calafell
Mireia Calafell
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2017-10-19 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.

Frame from Incerta Glòria by Agustí Villaronga
Frame from Incerta Glòria by Agustí Villaronga
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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.

The second event in the Nocturnal City series explores the London – Barcelonainterplay 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[Mònica Batet, writer in residence at Ledig House]]>Literatura. New York, 06/10/2017
Mònica Batet will be Ledig House’s second Catalan writer in residence this season, following Marta Carnicero. Thanks to a collaboration that began between Institut Ramon Llull, ART OMI, and the Han Nefkens Foundation in 2010, which has recently been signed as a formal commitment, Mònica Batet will stay from October 6 to November 2 with the support of Institut Ramon Llull.

Writers OMI at Ledig House

October 6 - November 2, 2017

Public reading at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St., NYC

October 22, 7:00pm

Mònica Batet
Mònica Batet
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2017-10-06 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

OFFF Festival Barcelona
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2017-09-29 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[ The new wave of Catalan cinema comes to the Cinespaña Festival in Toulouse]]>Cinema. 29/09/2017

New Catalan cinema is still very much a part of the international filmmaking scene. Festival Cinespaña in Toulouse, from 29th September to 8th October, proves this with the screening of six recent films, among them Les amigues de l’Àgata or Estiu 1993. Other Catalan productions like Incerta Glòria or Afectados are also on the bill.

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2017-09-29 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Maite Carranza presents 'La pel·lícula de la vida' at the International Literature Festival in Odessa, Ukraine]]>Literatura. 28/09/2017

The second edition of the International Literature Festival in Odessa, Ukraine, which is being held from 28th September to 1st October 2017, has the participation of more than 50 authors from around the world. Supported by the IRL, the Catalan writer Maite Carranza is presenting her book, La pel·lícula de la vida (The Film of Life), which will be read in Ukrainian.

 Maite Carranza won the Vaixell de Vapor prize with La pel·lícula de la vida in 2016

Maite Carranza (Barcelona, 1958)
Maite Carranza (Barcelona, 1958)
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2017-09-28 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[The composer José Manuel Berenguer takes part in the Biennial for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art in Berlin]]>Música. 28/09/2017

Kontakte, the festival of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art, is held every two years in Berlin. From 28th September to 1st October it will have @bienenVolk, a sound installation addressed to the public created by the Catalan composer José Manuel Berenguer.

This year’s edition of Kontakte festival has 28 world premieres and over 100 artists from 27 different countries.

José Manuel Berenguer (Barcelona, 1955)
José Manuel Berenguer (Barcelona, 1955)
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2017-09-28 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[HOMAGE TO CATALONIA - SCOTLAND’S CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FULL LINEUP]]>Cinema. London, 27/09/2017
A new film festival arrives in Scotland exploring the relationship between Scotland and Cataloniathrough cinema. Homage to Catalonia – Scotland's Catalan Film Festival runs from the 27 September to  6 October 2017.



 

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

Homage to Catalonia
Homage to Catalonia
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2017-09-27 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[Catalan makes room for itself in the European Day of Languages ]]>Llengua. 26/09/2017

The IRL’s offices in Paris and Berlin are organizing beginners’ courses in Catalan to mark the European Day of Languages. Other activities such as a poetry session will also be held in Berlin with the participation of the Majorcan poet Emili Sánchez Rubio.

On 26th September 2011 the 10th anniversary of the European Day of Languages was celebrated with 47 member states

European Day of Languages 2017
European Day of Languages 2017
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2017-09-26 00:00:00.0
<![CDATA[The period of pre-enrolment for the examinations for certification in Catalan opens]]>Llengua. 25/09/2017
On Monday, 25th September, the pre-enrolment period opens for obtaining the Institut Ramon Llull’s Catalan language certificates corresponding to the second sitting this year, a period that will end on 18th October 2017.
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2017-09-25 00:00:00.0