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Brutalist Paris Map

London,Institut français in London25 May
Join architectural critic Robin Wilson and artist-photographer Nigel Green for a talk about the best examples of awe-inspiring, futuristic, concrete buildings in Paris. Marking the publication of Brutalist Paris Map they will take us through their work compiling the most striking examples of Brutalist architecture in the French capital.
Black Bread

Pa negre / Black Bread

London,Birkbeck University of London1 Jun
  The film Black Bread is a 2010 Catalan-language drama written and directed by Agustí Villaronga, based on the homonymous novel by Teixidor with elements of two other works by him, Retrat d’un assassí d’ocells and Sic transit Gloria Swanson. Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Instituto Ramon Llull, Catalan Observatory-LSE and CILAVS-BirkbeckIn Catalan, present a screening of Black Bread. The film is in Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles. After the screening, Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush will discuss…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Alexis Jenni

Hay-on-Wye ,Hay Festival2 Jun
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. We invite you to meet Alexis Jenni,  a French novelist whose debut, The French Art of War, won the Prix Goncourt. He talks to TV and Radio producer Francine Stock as part…
Jenny Miller

Barefoot Opera and Opera Prelude’s Young Singers

London,Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall6 Jun
“A Sigh Becomes Song – Transforming Emotion” Jenny Miller, singer, director and founder of Barefoot Opera, returns to Opera Preludes to demonstrate the close relationship between instinct, emotional responses, everyday communication and the art of classical singing. With two brilliant young Opera Prelude singers, Jenny will take us through operatic examples from Monteverdi, Purcell, Mozart, Verdi and more to the present time, demonstrating how sighs, laughter, cries, and whispers translate into the gripping music-theatre that is the art of opera.…
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Thames Plastic & the exploration of future dust

London,Somerset House10 Jun
London -based Spanish artist Maria Arceo’s work builds on her deep-rooted fascination for both, archaeology and oceanography. Her passion for water led her to seek human footprints on all kinds of aquatic environments. Beachcombing and mudlarking the river for links to past and future has led her to a new found obsession with the long-term impacts of plastic debris entering the city’s most immediate water environments: the Thames. With a focus on London’s river Thames, the project ‘Thames Plastic & the…
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On Track for Brexit?

London,LSE12 Jun
In the light of the General Election results, we will discuss the prospects for Brexit and its domestic political ramifications. Our two speakers have taken positions on Brexit distinct from their parties’ leadership. They will have a special insight into Brexit and party politics. Speakers: Neil Carmichael, Conservative Candidate for Stroud Baroness Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the House of Lords Chair: Professor Tony Travers Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF This event is free…
Music and Science: Perspectives & Relations

Music and Science: Perspectives & Relations

London,Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand27 Jun
Join us for a fascinating evening of talks exploring the relationships between music and science. “HOW CAN WE HEAR MUSIC IN OUR MINDS?”   From the tune stuck in our head without consent to willingly ‘replaying’ in the mind that favourite piece, research on music imagery has been of great interest since the beginnings of Psychology of Music. Although it is a highly phenomenological process and there is still much to be elucidated, we will present some of the evidence that…
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International Equality

London,Institut français in London3 Jul
From the Oscars to the UK’s theatre landscape and museums’ exhibition programmes, gender equality is a widely debated topic in the national and international discourse of culture. Spanning different art forms, female Arab artists appearing in Shubbak speak about the creative impulses behind their work and what issues they face in the process of creating and presenting new works. Chaired by filmmaker Maysoon Pachachi (Iraq/UK), the discussion includes writer Rasha Abbas (Syria/Holland), actress & singer Norah Krief (France), visual artist…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Orbita

Hull,Hull City of Culture28 Sep - 30 Sep
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. Latvian poetry collective Orbita read and perform their work, dedicated to dialogue between various creative media and cultures. Presented as part of Contains Strong Language Festival, a major new national spoken word and…
Dulce Maria Cardoso

European Writers’ Tour presents Dulce Maria Cardoso

Birmingham,Birmingham Book Festival7 Oct
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. Portuguese writer Dulce Maria Cardoso talks with European Literature Champion Rosie Goldsmith about her novel The Return which tells the story of a young boy’s return to Portugal following the Angolan War…
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