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Darwin’s Tortoise/La Tortuga de Darwin Still four more days left to enjoy “Darwin’s Tortoise/La Tortuga de Darwin”, a play directed by Paula Paz. Set in 20th century Europe, the play tells the story of the tortoise Charles Darwin brought back from the Galapagos Islands through the words of an old woman who shows up in the office of a history professor. The performances are in either English or Spanish. For more info click here            Oscar…

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Myths and Latin American reality in post-truth times – Conversation with Elmer Mendoza and Peter Watt The new series Thinking Ibero-America brings together Mexican novelist Èlmer Mendoza, a representative of the so-called narco-literature, and Dr. Peter Watt, a Hispanist from the University of Sheffield who specialises in human rights and organised crime. The theme of the talk is the reality of crime and corruption in Mexico and Latin America, its effects on those societies, and how these issues are projected…

Upcoming Arts and Culture in London

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Flamenco is one of the magical music traditions of Southern Spain and it has now become famous all over the world. It is one of the UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible and it’s a show you wouldn’t want to miss. You can now book your ticket for the Sadler Well’s season of flamenco in London. For more info and tickets click here.   The Centre of Languages at LSE is launching a series of activities for the Spanish in motion initiative,…

December Arts and Culture in London

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Blood Wedding at Spanish Theatre Company in Southwark, 15 Nov- 17 Dec Under a burning and unrelenting sun, two families prepare for a wedding with anticipation.  Their destinies will be forever marked by their traditions, passions and suppressed past. Lorca’s masterpiece will be the opening production at the Cervantes Theatre in London, with two different casts which will perform in Spanish and in English. For those of you who brave the Spanish version of the production, you will have a…

Post-Franco Expression and Peace in Colombia

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Here are three events this month which are both cultural and political. The exhibition at The Red Gallery shows art from “one of the most explosive moments in the country” whilst the Colombia: Peace Art Culture event invites us to consider Colombia’s future whilst enjoying an evening of Colombian entertainment. Finally, the Annual Catalan Lecture at Queen Mary’s explores Francoist anti-Catalanism during the Civil War.   La Movida Madrileña 1975/85 at Red Gallery, 9-27 Nov La Movida Madrileña was a…