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Don Quixote

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Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember… Do you recognise this sentence? Hint: it is the first sentence of the most outstanding piece of work of Spanish literature (and one of the greatest works of literature ever written!). Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, of course! The famous novel arrives at London theatres adapted by James Fenton and performed by David Threlfall as Don Quixote and Rufus Hound as Sancho Panza.

El país con mayor esperanza de vida

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¿Quieres saber cómo tener una vida larga y saludable? ¡Entonces pregunta a los españoles! Según un estudio reciente de la Universidad de Washington, España será el país del mundo con mayor esperanza de vida en 2040. Con una expectativa de vida de 85,8 años de edad, se prevé que España supere a Japón, Suiza y Singapur, que encabezan la lista actualmente.

Se te ve el plumero – Misunderstood expression of the week

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“Se te ve el plumero” is an expression used to tell someone that you know what they are thinking or what they are up to, that you can see right through them. A “plumero” is a feather duster (yes, like the ones you use to clean your house), so the literal translation of this idiom would be “I can see your cleaner duster” (and no, we are not kidding, this is actually something that Spanish people say).

Ribera: Art of Violence

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You may have heard about Spanish painters such as Goya, Velázquez or Dalí, but are you familiar with the work of Jusepe Ribera? If the answer is “yes, and I love it” or “no, but I would like to learn more about Spanish painting”, we have good news: for the first time ever, Ribera’s work can be seen in the United Kingdom in an exhibition organized by the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

REPUBLICA

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The Second Spanish Republic (in Spanish, la Segunda República Española) was the democratic government that existed in Spain from 1931 to 1936, just before the Spanish Civil War that led to the establishment of a military dictatorship under the rule of Francisco Franco. Inspired by the historical events that immediately preceded the Civil War, the show REPUBLICA explores the ideals of the Second Republic in a powerful performance that will surprise you and make you think.