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Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand

15-19 Devereux Court
London, WC2R 3JJ United Kingdom

The Instituto Cervantes is the official Spanish language and culture centre created by the Spanish government in 1991. The Instituto’s mission is to spread the knowledge and appreciation of Spanish by enabling people to engage with the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries worldwide. The Instituto Cervantes is the official place to learn Spanish in London.

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February 2018

The Triumph of Arturo Barea

February 7 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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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Verso a verso: Carmen Linares sings Miguel Hernández

February 15 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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…

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

February 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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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