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El Prado cumple 200 años

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El Museo del Prado celebra su 200 cumpleaños El Museo Nacional del Prado celebra su bicentenario este año, y lo hace conmemorando el pasado turbulento de España. Encargado por el rey Carlos III de España en la década de 1780, el Real Museo de Pintura y Escultura, que en 1868 pasó a denominarse Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura y posteriormente Museo Nacional del Prado, abrió al público el 19 de noviembre de 1819. Desde entonces, la joya cultural de…


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FesTeLōn Workshops

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If you keep up to date with the best Hispanic events in London, you have surely heard about FesTeLōn, short for The Festival of Spanish Theatre. Since 2013, this festival celebrates Spanish theatre in London every year in June. This year, however, we will have to wait until Autumn, since the seventh edition of FesTeLōn will take place in October. Luckily, festival preparations have started early! Team FesTeLōn have already begun the hard work needed to bring yet another incredible…


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El país más saludable del mundo

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España, reconocida como “el país más saludable del mundo” España ha sido oficialmente nombrada “el país más saludable del mundo”, superando a naciones como Italia e Islandia. Un estudio para el Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index analizó datos de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, la División de Población de las Naciones Unidas y el Banco Mundial para determinar la salud en general de 169 economías de todo el mundo. El índice, que tiene en cuenta factores del estilo de vida…


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Madrid is a Female Name

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March is the month chosen by the Cervantes Theatre to showcase the cultural excellence of female creators who work and live in Madrid. They will be welcoming four theatre companies from Madrid to perform four plays written and performed by Spanish women. Titled Madrid is a Female Name, this mini-season of imports from the Spanish capital will run at the Cervantes Theatre every Saturday in March at 7.30pm. Over the next four Saturdays – 2nd, 9th, 17th and 23rd of March…


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Dar calabazas a alguien – Misunderstood Expression of the Week

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This week’s misunderstood expression is “dar calabazas a alguien“, which is what you do when someone “te tira los tejos” (see last week’s expression!) but you are not interested in them. Dar calabazas, as you might have guessed, means ‘to turn somebody down‘ or ‘to reject someone‘. However, the expression’s literal meaning is ‘to give someone pumpkins‘ – yes, pumpkins! The expression dar calabazas a alguien dates back to the late 1700s, but we will have to travel much further…


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