Leighton’s Travels to Spain

Leighton’s Travels to Spain

Leighton’s attraction for Spain, although fascinating, is little-researched and it is only known through half a dozen landscape studies, often unidentified, and a lecture given to the students of the Royal Academy in 1889. This lecture sheds light on Leighton’s interest for Spanish art and culture and it is presented by art historian Véronique Gerard Powell.

Isabel Allende: A Long Petal of the Sea

Isabel Allende: A Long Petal of the Sea

For the first time in 12 years, literary legend Isabel Allende visits the UK to discuss her much-awaited new novel at a London-exclusive event with writer and editor Erica Wagner. Allende’s books have sold over 74 million copies worldwide, making her one of the most...
Spanish Poets in London

Spanish Poets in London

For over 200 years, Spanish poets have walked London’s streets and used them for inspiration: see the city through their eyes in a new anthology. Spanish poet Eduardo Moga and translator Terence Dooley introduce and read from Streets Where to Walk is to Embark:...
The house of Bernarda Alba

The house of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba is a play written by Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), one of the greatest Spanish writers of the 20th century. It explores themes of repression, passion and conformity through the depiction of a matriarch’s domination of her five...
Café Quijano at The Dome in London

Café Quijano at The Dome in London

Café Quijano is a band composed of Manuel, Óscar, and Raúl Quijano, three brothers from León, who have been in this musical project for more than 10 years and have achieved a very characteristic sound by fusing bolero with pop rock. They began their musical career in...
‘Picasso and Paper’ at the Royal Academy of Arts

‘Picasso and Paper’ at the Royal Academy of Arts

This exhibition displays the way Picasso conceived paper and how creatively he played with it. He used this material to explore and express his ideas. You will see Picasso’s creative process first-hand in remarkable documentary footage of the artist at work, studies...
English Chamber Orchestra & Ramón Ortega Quero

English Chamber Orchestra & Ramón Ortega Quero

Following a successful debut performance at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the ECO is joined by Australian flautist Ana de la Vega and the winning Spanish oboist Ramón Ortega Quero to perform a sparkling programme designed to highlight the magical relationship between...
Katherine of Aragon Spanish Festival 2020: Maria, Sangra

Katherine of Aragon Spanish Festival 2020: Maria, Sangra

The Katharine of Aragon Festival 2020 commemorates once more year 29th January 1536, when Henry VIII’s first wife was buried at Peterborough Cathedral after her death in exile at Kimbolton Castle. She still lies here today and the occasion is marked by a...
Blanco-White Dialogues: José Pizarro

Blanco-White Dialogues: José Pizarro

In a distend and relaxed atmosphere, Spanish chef José Pizarro will be the next guest of the Blanco-White Dialogues, at Instituto Cervantes London. Over the last few decades, Pizarro has been able to bring the best of both the Spanish food and lifestyle to the British...
“Something Necessary and Useful”, by Carlos Bunga

“Something Necessary and Useful”, by Carlos Bunga

The visual artist Carlos Bunga (born in Portugal and raised in Spain) showcases the exhibition “Something Necessary and Useful” at Whitechapel Gallery from 26 Jan. In his first major UK commission, he explores architecture through innovative installations...