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ART

  • Susana Aldanondo at Parallax
    Saturday 5 & Sunday 16 February. Free but advance online registration essential.
    Kensington Town Hall. Hornton Street, W8 7NX.
    Argentinian artist Susana Aldanondo explores the unseen, time, identity and belonging. Susana moved to New York when she was 14 and now lives in Vermont,Virginia, connecting to her Southern roots through drinking “mate” and listening to tango. An immigrant herself, Susana understands the balancing act of adapting to the new culture while keeping your own identity. Susana has researched the role of art in society with a focus on migrations through artists such as Dorothea Lange, (of German descent), African-American Jacob LawrenceFaith Ringgold (Afro-American whose family migrated to the North of the country) and others. More and free tickets
  • Spanish Architects at Eco-Visionaries
    Until Sunday 23 February. 10 am-6 pm.
    Royal Academy of Arts. Burlington House, Piccadillly, W1J 0BD.
    Spanish architects Andrés Jaque and Nerea Calvillo contribute to this timely exhibition on the impact on the planet of human activity. Eco-Visionaries interrogates how architecture, art and design are reacting to a rapidly changing world, beyond mainstream notions of sustainability. More and tickets here
  • Spanish-Welsh Artist at Bloomberg New Contemporaries – 70th Anniversary
    Until Sunday 23 February 2020. South London Gallery.
    65-67 Peckham Rd, SE5 8UH and 82 Peckham Road, SE15 5LQ. Two steps from each other. London based Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Pérez Evans (b. Málaga 1983) has been selected to exhibit at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 for emerging artists.
    Rafael has received numerous international awards and completed a number of residencies. He has an interest in pedagogies using both formal and informal spaces and has created Alto Residency in the jungle of Alto Paraiso (Brazil), was co-founder of Art Lab Romita 26 (Mexico City) and is part of the Gazua Project (Rio de Janeiro).

MUSIC

  • Salvador Sobral – London Debut
    Thursday 20 February. 7.30 pm. £30/£20. Barbican Centre. Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS.
    For his London debut, Portuguese singer-songwriter Salvador Sobral will perform works from his new record Paris, Lisboa – a multilingual exploration of two cities inspired by a journey between them. More and tickets here
  • Spanish Rising Star: Pablo Ferrández (cello)
    Friday 21 February. 1 pm. From £12. LSO St Luke´s. 161 Old St, EC1V 9NG. Map
    Spanish cello player Pablo Ferrández, one of the ECHO rising stars, will interpret Desde el Grito del Silencio, by the doyen of Spanish film composers Antón García Abril, specially commissioned by ECHO. Accompanied by Luis del Valle at the piano. Programme and tickets here 
  • Eliades Ochoa + Omar Puente
    Wednesday 26 February. 7.30 pm. £35/£20.
    Barbican Centre. Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS. Underground: Barbican, Moorgate.
    A rare London appearance by the former Buena Vista Social Club kingpin supported by violinist Omar Puente mixing classical technique with Caribbean beats and jazz influences. More and tickets here

THEATRE

  • The Rage of Narcissus – From Uruguayan Sergio Blanco
    Wednesday 18 February-Sunday 8 March. Various times.
    Pleasance Theatre. Carpenters Mews, North Road, N7 9EF. Tube: Caledonian Road. Map
    A disturbing journey into the labyrinth of the self and the darkness within us through a story of desire, infatuation and murder. Award winning director Daniel Goldman reunites with Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco following their smash-hit Thebes Land (Off-West-End Best Production 2017, Arcola Theatre). More and tickets here

DANCE 

  • Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico – Cirque du Soleil
    Until Sunday 1 March 2020. Various times and prices.
    Royal Albert Hall. Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP.
    Cirque du Soleil returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall with the European Premiere of Luzia, a waking dream of Mexico. Cirque de Soleil will take you in an imaginary travel to Mexico where, between dreams and reality, you will visit multiple places reflecting the many facets of this complex country. Accompanied by traditional and modern sounds, stunning dancing and visual effects including new, never before used by the troupe, like rain on the stage. More and tickets here

LECTURES

  • Darwin in Patagonia – Lecture by British/Patagon Stuart Blake
    Thursday 5 March. 6 pm. Free but registration essential.
    Embassy of Argentina. 65 Brook Street, W1K 4AH.
    Come and find out why the theory of evolution owes so much to both the endless Patagonian landscapes and to what Darwin ate for his asado supper on a windy Patagonian night with the gauchos in this scientific and historical tour of Patagonia as experienced by Darwin.  A descendant of one of the original pioneer families of southern Patagonia, several generations of Blakes have – like Darwin – linked Cambridge University with Patagonia. Followed by a reception with “empanadas” and a glass of wine. More and how to book here

FILM

  • The Refuge: Available in Amazon UK, US and France.
    The Refugee, a short fiction film directed by London based British/Venezuelan photographer and film director María Millán, tells the story of a women’s aid centre that is closing doors due to government’s cuts to the Mental Health budget and the tragic consequences on real lives.
    The Refuge features Lujza Richter Hugo known for her role as Princess Mona Braganza in Phantom Thread by Paul Thomas Anderson and model/actress Demi Hannah Scott known for her work at SHOWstudio with Nick Knight, and for being the face of Uniqlo, Fenty Puma and other world-class brands. Watch the Trailer
    Now you can buy the film in the UK, USA and France

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