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Andreas Gursky Talks Programme

London ,Hayward Gallery12 Feb - 9 Apr
The Goethe-Institut London is supporting Andreas Gursky’s exhibition with a talks programme at the Hayward Gallery. Gursky, known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time. Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that…
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Annual Nigel Glendinning Lecture 2018: Spanish National Heritage

London,Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand22 Mar
ARTES Glendinning Lecture 2018 – The Spanish Patrimonio Nacional (National Heritage) and the new Museum of Royal Collections at the Royal Palace in Madrid This year’s Annual ARTES Nigel Glendinning Lecture (Iberian and Latin American Visual Culture Group), in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, is to present Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán, President of Patrimonio Nacional. Patrimonio Nacional is the Spanish entity that manages 19 palaces -among them La Zarzuela- and royal foundation monasteries, as well as 135,000 works of art and 21,000 hectares of parks,…
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Cervantes Forum Oxford: Art, Heritage and Conservation: A Cross-Channel Conversation

Oxford,St Cross College23 Mar
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán, President of Patrimonio Nacional, and Carole Souter, Master of St Cross College, will talk about the challenges faced by the preservation of heritage, both in Spain and in England. Patrimonio Nacional is the Spanish entity that manages 19 palaces -among them La Zarzuela- and royal foundation monasteries, as well as 135,000 works of art and 21,000 hectares of parks, mountains and…
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Film Screening and Talk: Beau Travail

London,Cine Lumiere25 Mar
89 mins in French, Italian & Russian with EN subs FRA | 1999 | dir. Claire Denis, with Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin Casting unsparing but understanding eyes on a closed male world, Claire Denis’s film relocates Herman Melville’s Billy Bud to a French Foreign Legion outpost. Denis Lavant has one of his finest roles as the sergeant-major whose profound love for his commander (Michel Subor) is threatened by the presence of a kind and innocent recruit (Grégoire Colin). Beau Travail won the…
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Music Rendezvous with Malik Djoudi

London,Institut français in London28 Mar
Electro, Pop Backed by minimal electronic sounds, Malik Djoudi‘s beautiful androgynous voice offers a mesmerizing musical experience. The show will be followed by an intimate chat with the public.  

Documentary Screening and Q&A: Spanish Steps

London,Nash Lecture Theatre – King’s College London18 Apr
Spanish Steps: Flamenco In A Foreign Land is a warm-hearted documentary about how Britain caught the flamenco bug. Elders of the flamenco scene recount how they fell into the world of Spanish dance which shaped their lives and influenced future generations. Personal stories are told against a vivid backdrop of archive footage & photos as well as contemporary flamenco. Flamenco was one of those imports that helped lift the gloom, and captured the imagination of a sizeable number of Londoners. They…

On Britishness and Spanishness: A conversation with the Marquis of Tamarón

London,Travellers Club Library24 Apr
There is hardly more enriching a way to learn about the links between two countries than meeting the people who embody them. Anglo-Spanish by family and by upbringing, Santiago de Mora-Figueroa and Williams (Jerez de la Frontera, 1941) is a figure of exception when it comes to glossing the cultural bonds between Great Britain and the Hispanic world. In his diplomatic career, the Marquis of Tamarón has served indeed as Ambassador of Spain in London or director of the Cervantes Institute, but the Hispanic-British…

Think Ibero-America: Ana Tijoux

London,Senate House25 Apr
What worries youth in Latin America? What answers do they find in hip hop and in songs by someone like Ana Tijoux? Preceding her concert on April 26 at the Jazz Café, the most revered rapper in Latin America gives us this public interview as part of our cycle “Think Ibero-America”. Ana Tijoux is a Chilean singer, MC, lyricist and rap composer. She gained recognition in Latin America as the female MC of the hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s, generalizing her…

Dvořák’s less-familiar career

London,Embassy of the Czech Republic29 May
Although Dvořák is unarguably the best-known composer from the Czech lands, his fame rests largely on music from his later years. His early path to recognition, however, throws fascinating light on the friendships and support he received from the leaders of Prague’s developing cultural community.  Jan Smaczny’s talk looks at how Dvořák became recognised in the salons of Prague in the 1870s and also focuses on his quest to establish himself as a composer of opera in the Provisional and…
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