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The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha

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Hola a Todos y feliz año nuevo, If one of your new resolutions is to know more about Hispanic culture, here you have a good chance to know a bit more about “Don Quijote de la Mancha”. “Don Quijote” fully titled The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha was written at the beginning of XVII century by Miguel de Cervantes and it is considered one of the most influential works of literature. The age of the novel makes it…

La casa de Bernarda Alba

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If you want to enjoy one of the most famous Spanish plays then go and see La casa de Bernarda Alba, written by one of the greatest Spanish authors of the 20th century: Federico García Lorca. He wrote this play in 1936 and was killed two months after finishing it in the Spanish Civil War. La casa de Bernarda Alba was censored and wasn’t shown until 1950. Lorca described his play as a drama of women in the villages of Spain…

Dramatised readings in Spanish at Cervantes theatre

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For lovers of literature and theatre, here you have an enjoyable event where you will also be able to put your Spanish skills into practice. On November of 2016 Cervantes Theatre opened in London, the first venue in the capital dedicated to showcasing Spanish and Latin American plays to British audiences. This month and with the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española, the theatre is presenting the first annual season dedicated to the promotion of new Spanish writing. There are three…

Enjoy Iberian Ham and Manchego cheese at Casa Manolo

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For great Iberian ham and other cold tapas, go to one of one of the Casa Manolo restaurants where you’ll find a wide selection of Spanish food and wines. Casa Manolo started working on Jamón Ibérico in 1965 in a small town near Salamanca. After years working with artisanal cured meats they thought it was time to introduce this star product to the United Kingdom and in 2014 they opened their first shop in the Strand and today they have 4 more…

Spanish Film Festival 2017

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London is hosting the 13th Spanish Film Festival from 21st to 28th September with a selection of Spanish films at either the Regent Street Cinema or the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington. Movies include the comedy-drama, La Reina de España directed by Fernando Trueba, where Penélope Cruz plays the role of a famous actress filming an American movie in the 1950s when Spain was under Franco’s dictatorship. And Guernica, which shows the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica, later immortalised by Picasso. For more…