The Instituto Cervantes, the official Spanish Government Centre, is a public institution founded in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and knowledge of the cultures of Spanish speaking countries throughout the world.
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Discover your Latin rhythm in our percussion workshop where the students will enjoy learning authentic percussion techniques of the most popular and diverse Latin American rhythms. The workshop will be leaded by Jesús Moreau Batallán, who will teach the students to practice percussion by rhythms such as Pilón, Son, Cumbia, Salsa and Merengue.(+)
Instituto Cervantes of Manchester organizes a series of workshops on translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish which aims to guide participants through a series of challenges and choices, in which individual interests are celebrated and explored. Spanish and Latin American (and English language) texts will be used as examples of the difficult but very rewarding process of trying to convey in a different language what you as a reader understand and appreciate, building bridges between forms of discourse and cultural meanings that appear at first sight to be far apart.(+)
Pianist and front man of Manchester based Cuba Vida Latin Band, Jesús Moreau Batallán has created a unique and innovative Latin style piano workshop, open to both beginner and professional players. To those who are keen to learn new styles and approaches, our Latin Piano Workshop offers a direct, effective and dynamic course that will not only teach you new techniques but an entirely new approach to rhythms of the piano, exploring styles such as Bolero, Samba, Cumbia, Son, Salsa, Merengue and Cha-cha-cha.(+)
This classic Manchester cinema event will be held for the 20th time this 2014. Considered as the UK’s most popular Spanish & Latin American film festival, it provides an unique opportunity to experience films previously unreleased in the country. Documentaries and a showcase of short films will be offered as well.
Titles such as “Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi” by Álex de la Iglesia, “Los Golfos” de Carlos Saura or 2013’s San Sebastian Film Festival’s Golden Shell winner “Pelo Malo” by Mariana Rondón will be screened during the festival.