Challenges, directions and new narratives in Catalan Culture
Venue: Rich Mix BOOK NOW
1-2 June 2012
Opening Party to celebrate ̈A Catalan Weekend in London! ̈
Rich Mix | Venue 2 | 8.30pm to 1am | Free
Chiara Marañón ”The girl in the lemon factory” and ” Take off”
Santiago Latorre “Si el sol no calienta”
Esther Planas “Time Theft”
Mónica Ramírez ” The Place and the Time”
Juanjo León. ”Tribaluxx”
Xavi Amorós ” She needs me”
Pau Ros ” The Fall: What the Penguin Saw””
Lidia Casas “One Canada Square” and “Abstract City”
Mireia Guitart ”Slices of life” and ” To and from”
Illustration & Animation
Agustí Coll ” The Barbican” & “Sagrada Familia” and ” Oblivion”
If you wish attend the free Opening party you must purchase a ticket for one of Saturday´s events and show your ticket at the door. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-book your place at the Opening Party!
Produced by Li-le Soldier Productions & Spring Chicken
Actresses: Patrícia Rodríguez & Mercè Ribot Languages: English, Spanish and Catalan
You & Me is an award winning debut script by the contemporary playwright Roger Simeon (Tordera 1979, Spain). Greatly influenced by his philosophical studies, Simeon explores the nature of the human condition with a heavy dose of comedy. An old couple, cut-off and isolated from the world, share their anxieties and fantasies. Underscored by an element of physical humour the dialogue dances between reality, misconceptions and pure madness. Through this we discover their complementary natures as well as their dependency on each other.
Absurdist in style, the plot doesn’t develop in a linear way but rather works as a collage of thoughts and images that probably raise more questions than answers. Simeon not only investigates the conventional existentialist themes such as the complexity of human emotions and the meaning of life, but also touches on modern topics such as materialism, shiYing trends and the way they alter our perceptions of love, transcending towards a commentary of today’s society and its rules.
Barcelona Socialites is an ironic trip through twentieth century Barcelona, during the epoch of splendor and bohemia of the Catalan bourgeoisie, through the memories inherited by one of his descendants, Javier Baladia. A story told through the emotions, private lives, unspeakable secrets of a family, which transposes us to the golden years of an elite. Thanks to its legacy, today’s Barcelona has become an international reference. A single family is rarely able to compose by itself a personal portrait of the twentieth century, the way the Baladias do.
The documentary enters the world of people who imagine they have inherited Barcelona. The film helps us to learn more about the recent past and present of Barcelona.
Special guest: The director Mireia Ros and Marta Figueras, producer of the film.
Speakers: Mireia Ros, director of Barcelona Socialites (Barcelona before time erases it), Marta Figueras, producer and documentarist of Barcelona Socialites (Barcelona before time erases it)
Joanna Evans, Head of Department Spanish and Latin American Studies, University College London.
Note: Please refer to Friday’s Programme
Born in Barcelona in 1977, with parents of italian and spanish descent, and raised in Buenos Aires, Luciana finds herself in the middle of a family of young friends that escape from the dictatorship triggered in their country. Her childhood whilst nomadies was always surrounded by all kinds and forms of arts and creativity.
Each of Nubla´s song are a small work of art which needs to be heard, enjoyed and felt. Carefully developed downtempo combined with piano, double bass, samplers and scratches, come together to create a world of distinct true feelings.The arrangement of jazz and electronic music only compliments her Latin flair. Her Mediterranean touch gives life to a silky, melodic; Nubla both sings and recites her own world.
Her career started in September 2005 with the release of her first LP, “Voayeur” and In 2008 Emi/Capitol releases her second album,“Una Maleta y un Perro” wich received very good reviews and a large tour. During that time she colaborated with the succesfull producer Dj Vadim, who remixed her song “Dia a dia”.
After this time, Nubla started working on her new album “Saipán” which was released on March of 2011.The tour of this album started in march, in different cities across Spain and internationally in the SXSW festival of Austin (TX).
Nubla has also including in other artists’ projects as, Wagner Pa and Manu Chao´s song “Folía” , Yarah Bravo’s first album “Good Girls rarely make History”, Los de Abajo´s album “CyberTropic Chilango Power” released by Luaka Bop, and the forthcoming LP of Mexican artist Los Amparito.
In her early years as a singer, she recorded in several albums with the artist Macaco and on the album of Ojos de Brujo“Barí”.
From the very beginning of her career her songs have been used in cinema, tv and advertising including the campaign by the British Goverment “Try life in another language” (Channel 4, UK).
Join us and discover her new album Saipan!
A time to travel through the most organic, through the most alive. Suitable to dream awake.
It’s not the same to think than to dream.
To better understand the causes of such success and the potential of the Catalan music creativity, Sin Fin Cinema will offer and exclusive live concert featuring by Nubla.
This price includes Friday’s Opening Party and Saturday´s Film, Panel Discussion, Theatre and Live Music