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A celebration of Spanish exile in the UK
12 Nov 2019 10:00 am - 15 Dec 2019 8:00 pm|
Instituto Cervantes in London has organised a commemorative programme which pays tribute to the Spanish Republican exiles on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The programme is entitled “Skies so unlike their own: a celebration of Spanish exile in the UK, 1939” and will feature conferences, round tables, book presentations, a film screening and a concert. All events are free and open to the public and will take place between November 12th and 15th in London and Oxford.
The exile of numerous Spanish intellectuals, academics, artists and writers to the United Kingdom took place while the British themselves prepared to face World War II. With the reception of important names like Luis Cernuda, Manuel Chaves Nogales or Arturo Barea, the United Kingdom was, once again, the capital of Spanish intelligence, as it had been in the 19th century during the exile of liberals and romantics.
For further information about the programme: https://londres.cervantes.es/es/default.shtm