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Cultural Events Newsletter
4 October – 15 October 2010 
Saturday 9 October, 10.30 am to 1.00 pm
Theatre & Storytelling
For children aged five to eight
This activity includes Theatrical Improvisation with Javier Marzán from 10.30 to 11.30 am and Storytelling with Maisa Marbán from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm.
Javier Marzán is a member of Peepolykus, one of Britain’s most exciting touring theatre companies, creating comic theatre with proven national and international appeal.
Maisa Marbán has been a storyteller since 1994 and has participated in various festivals. She co-founded the group Griott and works in the Café de Lamoe in Madrid. She received the narrative award at the Entre cuentos y flores Festival in Medellín, Colombia.
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Wednesday 13 October, 6.30 pm
Oblivion. A memoir by Héctor Abad

In Spanish with simultaneous translation
Oblivion is a heart-rending but never sentimental memorial to the author’s father, Héctor Abad Gómez, a left-wing activist who was murdered by paramilitaries in Medellin in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life, during one of the darkest periods in Latin America’s recent history.
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Thursday 14 October, 6.30 pm
Round-Table Discussion. Tribute to Miguel Delibes

In Spanish with simultaneous translation
Miguel Delibes was the writer of a specific Spain. That Spain not only affected his writing, but also many social and media aspects of Spanish literary life. Miguel Delibes, together with Camilo José Cela, represents the successful writer that designed the Spanish culture of the post-war era. In that sense, Delibes is a paradigmatic figure of the Spanish writer. Compromise and goodness, honesty and realism are the attributes of the Spanish novelist in the political and ideological crosswalk of his time.
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Friday 24 September-Thursday 7 October
London Spanish Film Festival
The 6th edition of the London Spanish Film Festival will include some of the best new productions from Spain by well-known directors as well as up-and-coming young directors.
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Wednesday 29 September-Sunday 10 October
18th Raindance Film Festival

The Instituto will once again collaborate with the organisers of this festival. Since its inception in 1992 Raindance has grown to become the UK’s largest independent film festival. Working entirely outside of government support, the  festival seeks to promote and exhibit new and exciting films from all over the world throughout twelve hectic days and nights in Central London. With its own filmmaker training courses aiming to kick-start a new generation of international filmmakers, Raindance continues to foster and support independent cinema.
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