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GOYA: Portrait of a Painter

Noticias de la semana

Last night, I saw the film Goya’s Ghosts – again. I still wonder why. It’s not a great film and I think it’s one of Javier Bardem’s worst performances, but on the other hand, Natalie Portman is in it and the film portrays the Spanish Inquisition perfectly and above all, it presents the great painter: GOYA. Goya is one of the greatest painters in Spanish history, alongside Velázquez, Picasso and Dalí. The film industry has taken a particular interest in Goya and…

Argentine Film Festival London 18-21st August

Hispanic London

August seems to be a great month for Hispanic cinema in London. As well as a month long celebration of the Almodóvar’s work there’s also a showcase of ‘some of the best contemporary films from and about Argentina’. The Argentine Film festival runs from 18-21st August in various cinemas across London and showcases some fantastic Argentinian Cinema. I asked Andi what she thought of the upcoming festival and she told me that I should definitely watch The Clan, “a gripping true-crime…

Almodóvar at The Bloomsbury Curzon from 31 July to 28 August

Hispanic London

The Bloomsbury Curzon celebrates the imminent release of famed Spanish director, Pedro Almodóvar’s, latest film with a month long retrospective on some of his previous works. Each Sunday from the 31st July-28th August one of Almodóvar’s cinematic masterpiece’s will be shown. Whether you love or hate Almodóvar, Andrea argues that it is certain his films will not leave anyone indifferent. If you are yet to form an opinion on Spanish cinema’s most renowned director, then this is a great opportunity…

Let’s play “PASAPALABRA” – the letters game!

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Let’s play “PASAPALABRA” where the aim of the game is to turn all the letters in the wheel to green. This first game is for Level 1 students (but level 2 and 3 students can play too) and next week higher level games will follow. Click here to see how to play     Good luck and let us know how you get on! Ruth

Some interesting events in London this month

Hispanic London

Hi Everyone, Here are a few events I hope you will find of interest. Some involve politics and some the arts. I hope you enjoy them and please tell us if you have any other suggestions you would like to share. Best wishes Rosie 10 Jun – 4 Sep: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, The South London Gallery The South London Gallery presents Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, the second exhibition of the…