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EL SUEÑO EXISTE: Latinamerican-Welsh Victor Jara Festival
Friday 16, 2 pm-Sunday 18 August, 5 pm. Various prices (day/week-end/3 days).
Y Plas Arts Centre and garden, Machynlleth, Wales SY20 8ER.

An extraordinary festival of solidarity and culture, art and politics celebrating not just the legacy of Victor Jara and the Chilean new song movement (1970`s) but also radical politics and culture of today, throughout Latin America and of course in Wales & Britain too.

  • Live music, debates, poetry, theatre, dance, films, art environment and children/family activities. All with a stress on Human Rights and solidarity.
  • This year´s main themes are Mexico/AMLO and Women of Latin America. There will also be a presentation on “Women in El Salvador” by Sonia Silva Luna.

Voices of Latin America: Social movements and the new activism – Book
A number of the Voices of Latin America team will be present and several sessions across de week-end will highlight this “go-to reader” book published by the Latin American Bureau. More and to buy the book visit lab.org.uk

If you’ve never made it, now is your chance!
¡¡¡EL SUEÑO EXISTE!!! 

ART

  • Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance Wednesday 12 June-Sunday 29 September. Free. Room 1, National Gallery.
    One of the greatest Spanish artists of the second half of the 15th century. Painting in the Flemish style, Bermejo helped to introduce the Renaissance style to Spain. A selection of Berjemo’s works (of which only 20 are known to have survived) will be on show, including several paintings not seen in the UK before, six of which have never been shown outside Spain.  More

MUSIC

  • Maria Canyigueral: Beethoven, Škerjanc and Prokofiev 
    Monday 22 July. 7.30 pm. From £18/Conc. £5  Wigmore Hall. 36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, W1U 8BP.
    Spanish-Catalan pianist Maria Canyigueral and her partner, Slovenia born violin player
    Lana Trotovsek, will interpret three major sonatas from the 19th and 20th century
    repertoires, plus a rediscovered work (1934) by the Slovenian late-Romantic
    Lucijan Marija Skerjanc. Tickets
  • Homage to Piazzolla
    Thursday 25 July. 1 pm. Free/Donations.
    St James’s Church. Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD.
    London based Argentine pianist Julieta Iglesias will offer a concert dedicated exclusively to the work of Astor Piazzolla. Julieta has performed with the London Tango Orchestra, the Trio Escualo, the Trio Abril as well as solo, and recently recorded a piano album entitled Astor exploring the music of the master of contemporary tango, Astor Piazzolla.

FILM

  • The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
    Until Sunday 28 July. British Film Institute. Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XT.
    Between the 1930s and the 50s, Mexican cinema flourished with numerous now classic films ranging from epic tales of the revolution and lurid noirs to Mexican “cabareteras” – a fusion of music, dance and melodrama. More

THEATRE

  • CASA Festival: 10th Edition!!
    Tuesday 16-Saturday 27 July. Various prices.
    Arcola Theatre, Rio Cinema and Dalston Curve Garden.
    For its 10th Edition, CASA’s focus expands beyond theatre and also offers multi-disciplinary arts, film, dance, music and great parties. For theatre events go to Arcola Theatre
    Full Programme at casafestival.org.uk

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Alberto Feijoo at the Photographers’ Gallery
    Until Sunday 6 October. £5 / 2.50. Free after 5 pm daily.
    The Photographers’ Gallery. 16-18 Ramillies Street, N1F 7LW.
    Spanish photographer Alberto Feijoo (b.1985) has been selected among the 8 UK based artist to take part in The Photographers’ Gallery New Talent Annual Exhibition and Programme. Feijóo`s work maps the passage of time, memories and world events, constantly mixing genres and recontextualising the ‘biography of objects’ which surround him. More and opening times here

FASHION

  • El Diseñador de Calzado Manolo Blahník en la Wallace Gallery 
    Hasta el sábado 1 de septiembre. Diario, 10 am-5 pm. Gratis.
    The Wallace Collection. Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, W1U 3BN. 
    Selección de diseños de calzado del archivo personal de Blahnik yuxtaponiendo un icono de la moda contemporánea y la obras de artes tradicionales de la galería. Más
    Hay también un extenso programa de charlas sobre temas como “Goya y los zapatos, ¿Moda o arte? “ y más. Con la participación de Manolo Blahnik en algunos de los paneles. Programa

TRADITIONS

  • Eye of Tezcatlipoca – Workshop with Sergio Magaña
    Thursday 25-Saturday 27 July. £285 pp/each workshop. £50 deposit secures your place.
    Steens House and Gardens, London.
    In many spiritual traditions there is a prevailing myth that there exists the universal divine
    EYE that sees everything. In Toltec tradition this is the Eye of Tezcatlipoca. Sergio will teach you how to access the Eye of Tezcatlipoca and utilise this Power to heal
    yourself and others.
    For more information and bookings, contact joanna@floweringwhirlwind.com 

BOOKS

  • Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon
    In this book, Brazil born writer and journalist Chris Feliciano Arnold reports unflinchingly on the struggle between the forces destroying the Amazon and those who seek to protect it. “An enlightening narrative that will forever change your perception of the Amazon as an idyllic oasis.”–Shelf Awareness (starred review). More at cfarnold.com

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