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Harry Potter: A History of Magic

London,British Library20 Oct - 28 Feb
Journey to where magic and myth began Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? Now you can. We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time. See the gargantuan…
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The Triumph of Arturo Barea

London,Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand7 Feb
With Paul Preston and Michael Eaude The entrust of the Arturo Barea archive to the Bodleian Library in Oxford closes an episode of one of the most important figures of Spanish exile in the United Kingdom. Arturo Barea (Badajoz, 1897 – Faringdon 1957) was a Spanish writer and journalist, author of The Forge of a Rebel, a trilogy published first in English and included by critics among the best of the narrative of exile caused by the Spanish Civil War…
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Literally Swiss

London,The Tabernacle9 Feb
“LITERALLY SWISS” is an exciting new concept showcasing some of the best writing in English featuring some of the best Swiss and British writers with literary Swiss links. This event is the first of many “LITERALLY SWISS” events in London, curated and hosted by Rosie Goldsmith for Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. “LITERALLY SWISS” is supported by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Embassy London and the European Literature Network, eurolitnetwork.com. Participating writters: ALAIN DE BOTTON MONIQUE SCHWITTER PETER STAMM DEBORAH LEVY PEDRO LENZ XIAOLU GUO…
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Verso a verso: Carmen Linares sings Miguel Hernández

London,Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand15 Feb
Carmen Linares, one of the greatest voices of flamenco, is to visit us at the Instituto Cervantes on the occasion of the London Flamenco Festival to launch her book/CD set dedicated to the great Spanish poet Miguel Hernández (Orihuela 1910-Alicante 1942). Verso a Verso is a musical tale of the poet who died prematurely, both as an artist and a man, in one of Franco’s prisons. The album exudes intimacy, with Pablo Suarez’s elegant piano, Salvador Gutiérrez’s flamenco guitar, Josemi Garzón’s contrabass swing and Karo…
Antonio Campos

A Flamenco Tales Trilogy: “Desde la Alhambra yo te los cuento”

London,Escuela de Baile24 Feb
The cantor and writer Antonio Campos has gathered in a book three very personal stories that, in addition to delighting adults and children, propose three different approaches to flamenco: its historical evolution, the flamenco longing of the emigrants and the sympathy and humour in the Flamenco characters.  Besides the three stories, the book features illustrations by Jesús Conde, a prologue by Juan José Tellez and the participation of great flamencologists such as José Manuel Gamboa, José María Velazquez Gaztelu and José Luis Ortiz Nuevo. Introduction video. In…
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