Embajada en Reino Unido

Enero 2020

What’s ON? January 2020

We have a very interesting pick of cultural activities this month, including music, literature and cinema proposals. Tune into @ArginUK for more information.

* Some events are not organised directly by this Embassy

 

14th of January, 6.15pm
LEYENDO ARGENTINA- Reading Argentina

Free entry / Limited capacity

Every month a group of readers gather at the Embassy thanks to the Argentine Society. Leyendo Argentina/ Reading Argentina, is an open space to delve into contemporary argentine authors.

Next meeting we will talk about “Plata Quemada”, by Ricardo Piglia.

65 Brook Street, W1K 4AH

Do you want to join the group?

Write now to info@angloargentinesociety.co.uk

https://www.angloargentinesociety.org.uk

 

31st January 2020, 3.00pm

Science Talk: How Glyptodon got its shell by Dr Irina Podgorny

Free Entry - Natural History Museum

In the early nineteenth century, huge fossil mammal bones from South America attracted much public and scientific attention.

Long debates were sparked by the arrival in London of a small living armadillo along with evidence of huge fossil bony armours. Join Argentine anthropologist and science historian Dr Irina Podgorny to uncover the history of two fossil giants, Megatherium and Glyptodon.

Find out about the fascinating history linking British diplomats, fossil dealers, naturalists and scientists from across Europe and the Americas. With the support of the Embassy of Argentina in the United Kingdom

The talk is in the Attenborough Studio, in the Darwin Centre of the Naturam History Museum 

More info here

 

 

31st January 2020, 7.00pm

Book Launch: THE VATICAN GAMES by Alejandra Guibert

Free Entry

Argentine author Alejandra Guibert is launching her ecofeminist speculative fiction novel at St Mary's Church in Kemptown, which will be followed by a Q&A, piano performance by Marietta Veulens, a signing and a small bar. Co organised with The Devil´s Dyke Network.
Copies of Vatican Games will be on sale at the event, at a pop-up bookshop hosted by The Feminist Bookshop.

Her Book is also available for preorder via www.thevaticangames.com to get the book by the 30th January.

St Mary's Church, 61 St James Street  Brighton BN2 1PR

More info here

 

What’s ON? Rest of 2020

LA LINEA - THE LONDON LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
15 APRIL - 4 MAY  | LONDON 

The Twentieth Edition of La Linea first artists were announced on Wednesday 27 November. See below for more information on the Argentine artists coming to the UK in 2020!

The festival hosts global superstars and the very best emerging talent from across the Latin Music world in venues across Central London.

It boasts an array of UK debuts, world premieres and rare UK appearances.

La Linea gratefully acknowledges support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Anglo Mexican Foundation.

MORE INFO

 

LA LINEA - THE LONDON LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUANA MOLINA
15 APRIL  | LONDON 

Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina specialises in experimental folktronica, mixing acoustic styles and electronica in songs that constantly switch between charming and quirky to downright spooky. She explores disorientation with twisting beauty, built of layer upon layer of polyrhythms, dissonant synth melodies, and distorted voices. Her music is in love with texture and timbre, and even an apparently conventional song is soon transformed by her edgy and intriguing off-kilter soundscapes.

15 April 2020 Doors 7pm
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The Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway, London, NW1 7PG

 

 

LA LINEA - THE LONDON LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
MELINGO
22 APRIL  | LONDON 

Melingo is a Buenos Aires based musician and tango artist, his songs both deceptively tender and desperately catchy, with a brilliantly wayward cast of musicians to illuminate his vignettes. Tonight Melingo performs from his new album Tango Rebetiko (released March 2020) which completes the musical circle of his families ida y vuelta from Greece to Argentina.

22 April, Doors 7pm
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The Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway, London, NW1 7PG

 

LA LINEA - THE LONDON LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
WEYLER: MARADONA IN MEXICO
2 MAY  | LONDON 

Javier Weyler’s stunning score for the recently released Netflix original series ‘Maradona In Mexico’ draws on musical styles from across Latin America to help tell the story of Diego Armando as he takes on a new challenge as coach of Doradas de Sinaloa in the Mexican second division.
Javier Weyler and his band perform live from the soundtrack, drawing on its mix of contagious beats and melodies - from Argentina to Mexico – blending acoustic and electronic instrumentation and backed by visuals from the series.
Weyler is a composer, producer, musician, engineer and a former member of Stereophonics. Weyler has collaborated with many artists, including Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Natalia Lafourcade.

Sat 2 May | Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA
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LA LINEA - THE LONDON LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
BEBEL GILBERTO + FÉMINA
4 MAY  | LONDON 

Fémina, the Argentine female trio who channel blissed out, harmony-soaked soul music with a purpose support world renowned and multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto as she debuts new work. 

4 April, 7.30pm
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Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

 

 

ANDRRES CALAMARO
20 JUNE  | LONDON 

One of the top rock stars singing in Spanish, Argentinian singer, composer and producer Andrés Calamaro has a 30 year career with 21 live and studio albums to his credit.
Known as the founder of the highly acclaimed band Los Rodriguez in the 90s, he won Best Rock Song in 2014 and 2017, and Best Rock Album in 2008 at the Latin Grammy Awards. As a solo artist he has just won Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song at Latin Grammy Awards 2019.
Calamaro has toured in Spain and South America, and is now on his European tour. He will perform tracks from Cargar la Suerte including Verdades afiladas, Cuarteles de invierno, and My mafia, together with his best-known hits such as Flaca, Estadio Azteca, and El Salmón.

20 June | O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

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Fondo argentino de cooperación sur-sur y triangular