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February 2018
Free

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

February 24 | 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Escuela de Baile,
1-7 Amwell Street, Clerkenwell
London, EC1R 1UL United Kingdom
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Antonio Campos

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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Madrid-London, 1940s: Two stories of culture, diplomacy and espionage.

February 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand,
15-19 Devereux Court
London, WC2R 3JJ United Kingdom
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Madrid-London, 1940s. The Spanish capital faces a tough post-war era. The British capital resists Nazi bombings. Each of the two cities seems to be waging its own battle, but they both need one another. That is why they would go on to become centre stage to some of the most fascinating cultural diplomacy initiatives of 20th-century Europe. On one hand, the British Council would make efforts in Madrid to offset the Germanophile sympathies of the first Francoism. On the other hand, the…

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March 2018
Free

Annual Nigel Glendinning Lecture 2018: Spanish National Heritage

March 22 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand,
15-19 Devereux Court
London, WC2R 3JJ United Kingdom
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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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