Join us on Wednesday 18th September at Stratford Picturehouse for a memorable evening of masterful cinema and inspiring film discussion over a glass of wine. The evening will start at 7pm with a workshop on Almodovar's masterpiece "La mala educación". The film focuses on two reunited childhood friends and lovers caught up in a stylised murder mystery. Along with meta-fiction, sexual abuse by Catholic priests, trans-sexuality and drug use are also important themes and devices in the plot Halfway between a film discussion and a Spanish lesson, the workshop has been devised by one of the most experienced Spanish House London [...]
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Join us on Tuesday 24th September at Stratford Picturehouse for a memorable evening of masterful cinema and inspiring film discussion over a glass of wine. The evening will start at 7pm with a workshop on Almodovar's masterpiece "Volver". Calling the film “the deepest return to my roots”, the director goes back to his birthplace, La Mancha, to tell the story of a group of women, all inspired by women from his own childhood. Halfway between a film discussion and a Spanish lesson, the workshop has been devised by one of the most experienced Spanish House London teachers, Agusti Guerrero, CLTA-qualified Spanish teacher [...]
Refresh your grammar after the Summer break. Join our workshop to recap on previous ground and get ready for your next course. If you’re a beginner (Inicial 1, 2 or 3) come to our Saturday Clinic to: Analyse grammar from a different perspective Draw parallels with the English language Clarify your doubts and confusion Ask all your burning questions Recap on previous contents Unlike our usual lessons, this session will be held mainly in English. The purpose is for you to be able to express what you don’t understand and tackle the confusing points that are holding you back. By analysing [...]
Did you know that Bartolomé Bermejo was the greatest painter of 15th-century Spain? There are fewer than 20 known works by him and the National Gallery has gathered 7 of these rare works in a unique exhibition. Join us on Sunday 18th August to discover more about this master of colours and textures, and have glimpse on Spain's 15th-century fascinating history, from Reconquista to Inquisición. We'll meet on Sunday 18th August at 3pm at the National Gallery Getty Entrance (Trafalgar Square). The visit will be led in Spanish by our amazing Spanish teacher and Art Historian, Victoria. All levels of Spanish [...]
"If you see a fluorescent yellow-rice paella, with the vegetables perfectly displayed in symmetrical order, run away. If it's offered in a menu together with a big jug of sangria, keep on running". Our Paella Masterclass chef is on a mission to make us experts, distinguishing between the tourist-trap, frozen paella and the real home-made paella. He continues by making us observe and feel the authentic Valencian "bomba" round-grain rice and the Asian long-grain rice, important when it comes to differentiate between a real cook and a cheating amateur: the long-grain rice can boil for hours and hours and [...]
Saludos! Hi my name is Matt, o ahora, Matteo. I did a 20 month journey on land across South America. Starting with a one-way ticket to Brazil I made my slow zag-zagging way to Colombia, then a flew up to Mexico. From hitting major landmarks and traveller cliches toward personal experience that changes ones 'self'. The generosity of all interactions seemed to multiple as time went on from the locals to the fellow travellers. My aims were casual but clear, to see and experience to people and places (claro que si- of course), importantly: while learning Spanish. No matter [...]
On the occasion of the National Gallery’s exhibition on Spanish Impressionist painter Sorolla, we organised a workshop to explore the work of the so called “Spanish Master of Light”. As always, our lovely Victoria filled a grey and overcast Saturday afternoon with brightness and warmth. Through the paintings of Sorolla, we were transported from dark London to the sunny beaches of Valencia. On the occasion of the National Gallery’s exhibition on Spanish Impressionist painter Sorolla, we organised a workshop to explore the work of the so called “Spanish Master of Light”. As always, our lovely Victoria filled [...]
CASA, London's Latin American Festival of Arts, is turning 10 in July, and they're throwing a big Latin Birthday Party to celebrate its long rich history. And boy is this a party. From an extra special serenading by a live band, get ready for the heat as we end the night with some of the sauciest Cuban reggaeton to hit the capital. What else but carnival vibes and caipirinhas to celebrate 10 years of CASA? Arcola Theatre (24 Ashwing St, E8 3DL), 19th July, 10.30pm to 1.30am. Call or text us on 07775 583 740 to meet us there! [...]
Venezuelan actress Andrea Spisto presents her queer-immigrant-clown-cabaret-devised theatre play "Butch Princesa", as part of CASA Latin American Festival. Character comedy, dance and Latin beats guide you deep into a surreal, queer, immigrant wonderland. This show is about coming out. As an immigrant whose home is being destroyed, as a pansexual in a Latin family and as a clown in a world where people are afraid of clowns. Brave, joyful, fiery! A show full of insights into gender boundaries, politics and human magic. If you want to come with us, book your tickets for Friday 19th July at 8.30pm here: https://casafestival.org.uk/project/butchprincesa [...]
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage in Spanish and English, this documentary focuses on the career of Argentinian celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona. Selected at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Asif Kapadia's documentary tells the wild and unforgettable story of talent, glory, despair, betrayal, corruption and redemption of the most acclaimed football legend of all times, Maradona, proclaimed by his fans "bigger than God himself". After the BAFTA and Oscar-winning films "Senna" and "Amy", Asif Kapadia comes full circle on his trilogy on icons. Meet us on Friday 12th July between 5.30pm and 6pm at the entrance of Ciné [...]