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Feria de Londres – South Bank, Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th.

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Hola chicas y chicos, As you probably know in Spain we like to have fun and we always try to find a good excuse to celebrate something. Well it looks like this tradition is coming to London. In Spain, every small town always has a “fiesta mayor” usually in honour of a Saint or Virgin. In the South of Spain those celebration are called “Ferias”. Probably the most famous ones are “Feria de abril” in Sevilla and “Feria de Málaga”.…

La piel que habito (2011) Friday 11 May 7.30pm -10.30pm

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Hola cine adictos, Do you miss our cinema nights? I do. But do not worry, it is coming. As we were doing some other social events and also Easter was on the way, we haven´t been able to organise a movie night earlier. But finally the night has come and we will see each other enjoying pizza and a drink on Friday 11th May. It is great to see how students are so happy to take part of different social…

Misunderstood expression of the week -‘dar gato por liebre’

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Spanish use this expression in a metaphorical way, but its origin from centuries ago is real. Continue reading if you want to know why. In medieval days hostelries were unpopular because of the food they served. The most common technique was to give cat meat when customers asked for hare. Today Spanish use this expression when someone tries to cheat with something similar but inferior. But this was not the only scam they made. True or not, other tricks were…

LA CASA DE PAPEL, ÉXITO INTERNACIONAL

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Antes cuando te preguntaban de dónde eras y decías español o española, siempre recibías respuestas muy similares como “¡Ah!, Barcelona” o “Madrid” o “Messi” o “la paella”, ahora te suelen decir: “¿española?, ¡ah! la Casa de Papel”. Pues, esta serie española, desde que la empezaron a emitir en Netflix, se ha convertido en un éxito internacional, especialmente en Francia, Italia, Brasil, Argentina y Turquía. En España, sin embargo, tuvo un éxito discreto, y esto puede deberse a la forma de…

FROM MADRID TO HEAVEN – by Carolina Garcia

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Its name originally comes from the Arab word “Mayrit” which means “main stream” due to a large amount of water that they found in this city at that time. However the river crossing the country’s capital is not very abundant today. Despite not having the most beautiful river in the world you shouldn’t miss the charm of this magical place where nobody asks you where you are from. If you want to visit the most multicultural neighbourhood in Madrid I…