Upcoming Spanish events in Sydney
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SYDNEY: 19 Apr - 15 May
Event at the Independent Theatre
Sal Tango! Reimagining Latin American music
¡Bienvenidos al Festival de Cine Español en Australia 2021!
The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns in 2021 with a curated selection of 29 films offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America. Screening nationally in Sydney from 20 April until 9 May.
Coro Austral presents TESORO: Treasures for Choir, Guitar & Piano
Saturday, 2 November 2019 at 6pm
Sydney’s specialist Spanish and Latin American a cappella choir, Coro Austral (Artistic Director Margot McLaughlin), unearths ‘hidden treasure’ for music lovers this November!
The program features Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (for choir and guitar), the Australian premiere of Indianas by Carlos Guastavino (for choir and piano) and Fantasia by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (for guitar and piano). Plus some surprise treats! Guest soloists are Ermanno Brignolo, guitar & Mauro Colombis, piano.
Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman
Tickets $35 / $30 concession – refreshments by gold coin donation Book www.stickytickets.com.au/91627
Info & enquiries: 0414 773 714 www.coroaustral.org
Flamenkisimo Sydney presents BANDALUZIA
27 & 28 September 2019
with featured flamenco dancer the brilliant ROSALIE COCCHIARO & feat. DAMIAN WRIGHT (guitar), PACO LARA (guitar), JESSICA STATHAM (flamenco dance), YUHKI MAYNE (violin) JAMES HAUPTMANN (percussion).
Pre-sales strongly recommended! TIX ON SALE NOW THROUGH:
FRIDAY SEPT 27 - http://venue505.com/gigs/bandaluzia-flamenco-1563418863.html
SATURDAY SEPT 28 - http://venue505.com/gigs/bandaluzia-flamenco-saturday-1563419005.html
Venue 505: 280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Doors open at 6pm
Show starts 8:30pm (approx)
Tickets available at the door subject to availability.
More info at www.venue505.com
Welcome to the 22nd Spanish Film Festival.
16th April - 8th May
The @Spanish Film Festival website is live and now you can explore the 2019 programme which features 32 films from Spain and Latin America, including vibrant events, innovative documentaries and a spotlight on female directors!
Check it out: www.spanishfilmfestival.com and see you 16 April at the Opening Fiesta for the Australian premiere of the Spanish box office hit CHAMPIONS: Winner of BEST FILM at the 2019 Goya Awards!
From 7th March 2019
Release of EVERYBODY KNOWS, a film starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín.
The film opened the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Australian Release Date: March 7 2019
For more info:
© 2018 Universal Studios.
From 15th- 28thNovember 2018
Cine Latino Film Festival opens this 15 November and will bring an #espectacular line up including the Latin American gems that might be competing at the 2019 Oscars® for Best Foreign Film, such as Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA (Opening Night), THE HEIRESSES (Winner of Best Film at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival), BIRDS OF PASSAGE (Colombia), and EL ÁNGEL (Argentina).
Check it out! www.cinelatinofilmfestival.com.au
Sunday, 21st October 2018
An evening in SPAIN.
Spanish Music & Flamenco.
Spectacular evening of Spanish music from Baroque though to Contemporary with favourites such as Bolero, Fandangos, Flamenco guitar and features brilliant Chachy Penalver in very intense traditional flamenco dance.
Where: Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman. Sydney
More info & Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=400352&
27th July 2018
Flamenkisimo Sydney presents LUZ Y SOMBRA DE FLAMENCO.
Welcome to the 21st Spanish Film Festival.
Indulge in three weeks of Spanish culture on the big screen from 17th April- 6th May 2018.
The Festival evokes reel inspiration with outstanding films from across Spain. This year they bring 25 transporting films part of a curated program celebrating the culture, life and cinema of Spain.
Our buddies’ programme from @Spanish Film Festival 2018 includes a star-studded line-up of films, featuring Penélope Cruz, Maribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, Paco Leon and Javier Bardem. Opens 17 April with a serious fiesta a la española for the premier of The Tribe.
Check out the full program here: www.spanishfilmfestival.com
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WELCOME TO THE 2017 CINE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL!!
CINE LATINO, is thrilled to return to Sydney for its second year!
14th-29th November- Palace Cinemas
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Saturday, 4th November 2017
CORO AUSTRAL PRESENTS LOVE, LOSS & REMEMBRANCE
Saturday, 7th October 2017– The Concourse, Chatswood
LAS MINAS PUERTO FLAMENCO
The magic and fire of the Flamenco is coming to Australia when the Internationally acclaimed Las Minas Puerto Flamenco bring their ensemble of dancers and musicians to Melbourne and Sydney in October
Las Minas Puerto Flamenco is a jaw-dropping performance of flamenco like you’ve never seen before. A group of eleven performers, each masters of their specialty, come together for two spellbinding hours of music, dance and singing in celebration of the rich culture of flamenco.
An energetic mix of storytelling and expression sits at the core of this passionate performance. The show journeys through the history of Flamenco, exploring the influences of the various ports where the style evolved through interaction with music from across the world including habaneras, Colombians, vidalitas, milongas and guajiras.
From 7th-24th September 2017
The Sydney Latino Film Festival is back with great films from Cuba, Argentina, Spain, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico... and more!
Don't miss it!
More info at:
30th July 2017
¡Vamos a Cuba! (We’re off to Cuba!)
Join Coro Austral at 4pm on Sunday 30th July in Glebe Town Hall for ¡Vamos a Cuba! (We’re off to Cuba!)
This is a lively event showcasing choral works from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru – as well as Spain, the United States and Australia!
18th April- 7th May 2017
Spanish Film Festival
The festival is getting ready to hit Sydney this year on its 20th anniversary. There is a great selection of films and documentaries.
Don't miss it!
More information at:
18th February 2017
A LIFE IN MUSIC
Legendary tenor José Carreras will perform his show " A Life in Music" as part of his final world tour, with three very special performances in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
In Sydney and Melbourne, Mr. Carreras is honoured to be performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Date: 18th February 2017
Location: International Convention Centre Sydney.
From 16th-20th January 2017
PEPA MOLINA FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOPS IN SYDNEY
Due to popular demand she will be running Intensive Summer Workshops here in Sydney just like the annual workshops she runs in Spain.
Below you have all the information:
10.30 – 11.30 am Children Beginner 3 & Intermediate (8 to 12 yrs of age) Technique & Colombianas choreography with fan (Abanico)
6 – 7.30 pm Inter – Advanced Soleá por Bulería choreography with Live Guitar & Singing This workshop is performance orientated for dancing in a "Tablao" (Flamenco venue) .
7.30 – 8.30 pm Beginner 2– Technique & Fandangos de Huelva choreography
Studio: Rehearsal 2 @ Bankstown Arts Centre.
Address: 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown Sydney 2200
Enquiries & Bookings: email@example.com (Confirm attendance by email)
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2eL7vpU
Web Event: http://bit.ly/2fJc9pk
From 25 Jun to 9 Oct 2016
A rare chance to see masterpieces by two leading figures of Mexican 20th century art.
The exhibition presents 30 artworks from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including outstanding self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings.
Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship.
Venue: Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney NSW
More information at:
12 APRIL- 25 MAY 2016
The Spanish Film Festival is back in Australia!
The lecture will cover the influence of Spanish art on the new
European artistic trends of the 19th and 20th centuries, and on artists
like Manet, Diego Velázquez, El Greco or Picasso.
This event is free and no bookings are required.
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000
Info line 1800 679 278
5 SEPTEMBER 2015
Come and celebrate Australia's National Salsa Day!
29-30 MAY 2015
Pepa Molina will perform at 'Venue 505' in Surry Hills.
She will be performing along with Sydney-based modern flamenco
ensemble 'Bandaluzia Flamenco'.
Information and bookings here: http://www.venue505.com/music
21 APRIL- 10 MAY 2015
The Spanish Film Festival is coming to Australia!
Goya nominee (Best New Actor) and Spanish heartthrob Jesús Castro is
in two of this year's festival films: EL NIÑO and MARSHLAND (La Isla
Mínima).Make sure you catch these box-office-breaking smash hits!
In the meantime, you can see our festival programme on our
digital version by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1Borsqg
¡ Vamos amigo, planea tu festival!
21-22 MARCH 2015
Little Havana Street Fair.
Free Cuban Dance Party in the piazza with Gonzalo Porta live on stage.
Plus Havana-style Laneway Markets with over 30 stalls all day Saturday and Sunday!
23 SEPTEMBER 2014, 6.30 pm
Encuentros Españoles returns to the spotlight with an
unforgettable evening of Spanish music and dance at the Sydney's
Conservatorium of music.
22 - 29 AUGUST 2014
Diego El Cigala has captivated audiences around the world with his passionate interpretation of Flamenco. Now it's our turn to see him live in his first ever Australian tour.
For 3 nights & 2 days Sydney will see an array of spectacular performances, parties and world class instruction from local & international superstars of the Zouk World.
Travel to the heart of Zouk Lambada with a variety of themed parties, stalls, food, contests & world class entertainment you would only expect from a Sydney Festival.
NOV 27- 4 DEC
8th Annual Hola Mexico Film Festival
Paddington’s Chauvel Cinemas
This year we are also introducing for the first time the Hola Sol Festival Cantina. Which is open throughout the Festival with FREE MUSIC, ART, CRAFT WORKSHOPS, A MEXICAN CINEMA POSTER EXHIBITION, AND FILM AND ART TALKS.
In Film, the Festival promises to celebrate everything Mexico has to offer – 10 feature films, 6 documentaries and a series of special events and performances at the Festival’s very own cantina.
Alexander Abreu and Havana D’Primera: Live in Australia for the first time!
The Hi-fi, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
After providing the backbone of Cuba’s top Latin dance bands and recording on more than 100 CDs, Cuban trumpet virtuoso Alexander Abreu is storming the salsa scene with his band Havana D’Primera. In his first tour to Australia with his 14-piece band, Abreu’s sophisticated blend of irresistible Cuban rhythms and feelgood pan-Caribbean sounds is sure to get the heart soaring and the feet moving.
Set against the backdrop of Colombian city Cali, URBAN conjures the rhythm and character of dark street life and a world where life and death are inextricably linked. With spine-tingling acrobatic feats and a pulsating soundtrack, this inspiring show features an exuberant crew of highly-skilled young artists. In almost every sense the performers reach for the stars.
Suitable for 10+, this production contains strobe lighting and haze.
Presented by Sydney Festival in association with Arts Projects Australia
URBAN was originally commissioned by Roundhouse London as part of CircusFest
Say Adios to Clichés and Hola to Mexico
7th annual Hola Mexico Film Festival this October and November.
The Festival combines the best of everything Mexican for a week of fun, film and food, as the Festival screens 11 feature films, 5 documentaries and one double header.
On-sale from October 5 for $14.50-$17.50 and can be purchased at www.holamexicoff.com.
Opening night will start with a special screening of Mariachi Gringo, a feel good film full of amazing music by famous mariachi singer Lila Downs, who toured Australia in 2007 and stars Shawn Ashmore from X-Men. There is an opening night fiesta for all the festival venues. Tickets are available from October 5th for $49.
Come and feel the strings in a bohemian style, surrounded by the best musicians in town. Take your bottle of wine and be prepared for the smoothness of the blues, the romanticism of soul, the acid of jazz and the magic of World Music, Every Monday. 8:00p.m. $15 dollars BYO wine & food
La Sala: 1st floor / 134a Victoria Rd. Cnr Darling St. Rozelle.
Ph: 02 8094 8310 / Mob: 0402 737 679 - 0425 407 464
November 16- 18.30
Todos los miércoles, a las 6:30 de la tarde, del 7 al 28 de Septiembre.
“Cine en construcción” es una iniciativa del Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián, y que tiene por objeto facilitar la conclusión de largometrajes de ficción latinoamericanos rigurosamente seleccionados, entre las producciones de cine independiente latinoamericano.
La noche de apertura de este ciclo arranca con el largometraje guatemalteco, Distancia, el sábado 3 de Septiembre, con la historia de un viaje que brinda una peculiar visión de la realidad cultural de Guatemala. La entrada a este evento es de $25/$20 e incluye la fiesta previa con DJs de Eastside radio, comida latina, cervezas y vino.
Más información: http://sidney.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha68661_21_1.htm
5 August – 11 September
Sydney Theatre Company and Colonial First State Global Asset Management present
BODAS DE SANGRE
Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia LorcaTranslated by Iain SinclairThe year was 1932. Spain was enjoying an exhilarating period of enormous artistic energy. Federico Garcia Lorca was thriving creatively, invigorated by friendships with the likes of filmmaker Luis Buñuel and a young, wonderfully eccentric Salvador Dali. But despite Blood Wedding growing from this hotbed of creative freedom, Lorca chose to set the play in a world of stifling oppression; a world which ominously foreshadowed the future for both the playwright and the nation. Just four years after this enthralling tragedy of thwarted love, desire and heartbreak was written, the Spanish Civil War erupted and Lorca was executed by the Fascists on suspicion of being homosexual.
Dates & prices and more info at: http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/2011/blood-wedding
FROM 1 UNTIL 29 JUNE
FILM SERIES: Spanish Gay cinema
This program offers a panorama of the most recent productions about homosexuality from different perspectives. Three long films, 5 short films and one documentary are combined to show us that the sexual diversity has become an essential characteristic of the present society. Spanish Gay is the name of this series that the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney will present during June.
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 22-24 City Road, 2008 Chippendale NSW.
JUNE 18. 11am-4pm.
El Día E / The E Day
LA FIESTA DE TODOS LOS QUE HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL / THE CELEBRATION OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
JUNE 15 6.30 p.m
Conference: México, la seducción de la narcocultura
Una aproximación a la influencia del tema narco en la cultura mexicana.
Diana Palaversich, profesora en el Departamento de Estudios Hispánicos de la Universidad de Nueva Gales del Sur, hablará, en el Instituto Cervantes y en español, de la representación del tema narco en la cultura mexicana.
11- 22 MAY
14TH SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL
Melbourne (May 12-22) / Brisbane (May 18-29) / Perth (May 25-29) / Canberra (May 25-29) / Adelaide (May 26-29)
For more information: http://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/
WOMEN IN SONG
FRIDAY 6TH MAY, 8.15PM, EASTSIDE ARTS, 395 Oxford St, Paddington
BOOKINGS 1800 688 482 www.cafecarnivale.com.au
Three amazing female vocalists showcase some of Sydney’s best vocal talent in a powerful collaboration. Singing Spanish and Sephardic songs, they explore the vast repertoire of song through history in a rare performance not to be missed.
REALISM IN SPANISH CINEMA OF THE 1950/60s
Every Wed. March 16 - May 4 │6.30 h. Auditorium Instituto Cervantes.
March 16 & 23, April 13 there will be a special session with Anne Walsh, from the University of Sydney, who will present the film and lead the Q&A afterwards (in English).
Info about Anne Walsh: http://bit.ly/gtsN4j ]
Spanish with subtitles in English. Free admission. Booking recommended @ 0292749200 / firstname.lastname@example.org
(The Short Film On The Map) SIXTH SESSION - VALENCIA
March 9 - 6.30 pm. Auditorium Instituto Cervantes.
In Spanish with subtitles in English. Free admission. Booking recommended @ 0292749200 / email@example.com
March 4 - 8.15 pm. Eastside Arts (395 Oxford St - Paddington, 2021 NSW)
CULTURAL WEEK OF THE CANARY ISLANDSMarch 1-8 - First floorThe Canary Islands are disembarking in Australia with a rich variety of activities: architecture, music, cinema, science, gastronomy, literature and a workshop of whistled language. It is a once-in-a-life opportunity event, don't miss it!Free admission, but booking is recommended, due to limited seating @ 0292749200 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Featuring Los Cuervos Mariachi, Afro Peruvian Project PLUS, Armandito & Trovason
Sat 26 February, 8.00pm
Addison Rd Centre, Marrickville
Featuring Bobby Singh, Annalouise Paul, Robbie Varga and more!
Fri 4 March, 8.15pm
Eastside Arts, Paddington
Click here to see more details: http://www.musicaviva.com.au/cafecarnivale
FILM SERIES FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY 02, 18:30
The short film on the map. First Session. Basque Country
In the first session of "The short film on the map", four productions from the Basque Country will be screened: On the Line, Tiempo Prestado, Asämara and Self-portrait.
FEBRUARY 09, 18:30
The short film on the map. Second session. Madrid
The short film series produced by the Community of Madrid to be screened are: Because there are things you never forget, Walk, Harraga and Moon Palace.
FEBRUARY 16, 18:30
The short film on the map. Third Session. Extremadura
In the third session of short films dedicated to Extremadura, the following movies will be screened: The Father, Jesusito de mi vida, Night in the City and Panic to ridiculous death.
Location: Instituto Cervantes - Auditorio, 22-24 City Road, 2008 Chippendale NSW
OCTOBER 28, 18:30
HOMAGE TO MIGUEL HERNANDEZ
The Fig Tree Theatre, University of New South Wales
This event is organized by University of NSW and Instituto Cervantes in Sydney.
This performance will be held in Spanish.
Bookings: tel. 02 9385 24 21 / email@example.com
Venue: The Fig Tree Theatre, Gate 4, High st, Kensington NSW 2033
Canaries in full film series
During the month of August, the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney will present a series of 4 films produced in the Canary Islands.
Check Cinema from the Canary Islands. film series
August 4, 18:30
Film screening oscar: The Color of Destiny
"Óscar. The Color of Destiny" is a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez, contemporary of Picasso. The film rediscovers the life of a talented artist who was ignored after he committed suicide, fifty years ago, victim of a serious illness which had disfigured his body: the Elephant Man's disease. The film is stirring and touching and compels admiration for the bohemian painter whose fate was self-destruction, after a wild crazy life. Lucas Fernández turns the life of a debauchee, who regarded himself a monster because of his disfiguring disease, into a universal story where art is the product of love and loneliness, of sex and violence before, during and after the Nazi invasion of Paris.
Location: instituto Cervantes - Auditorio: 22-24 City Road, 2008 Chippendale NSW.
Jueves, 5 de agosto 18:30
Profesores: DISCURSO Y APRENDIZAJE EN EL AULA DE LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS
Eva Alcón Soler, catedrática en la Universitat Jaume I de Castellón e investigadora principal del grupo Applied Linguistics to English Language Teaching, presentará los resultados de investigaciones que han analizado las posibilidades de aprendizaje de lenguas a través de la interacción oral y que tratan la importancia de introducir la enseñanza de la pragmática en contextos formales de instrucción. Se propondrán también algunas aplicaciones pedagógicas para la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras.
Imprescindible reservar : firstname.lastname@example.org
June 19 11am - 4pm.
EL DÍA E/ THE E DAY for students and teachers!!
The coming 19th June the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney will celebrate the second edition of The Spanish language Day (The E Day); a world-wide event that is celebrated simultaneously in all the centres of the Cervantes network.
Find more info at the link below:
Instituto Cervantes: 22-24 City Road, Chippendale, NSW 2008, Sídney, Australia
Tlf: (+61 2) 9274 9200
June 8 - 6.30 pm.
Exhibition: Architecture without paper
"Architecture without Paper" is an extraordinary selection in an audiovisual format, shown at the 11th Venice International Architecture Exhibition, curated by the architects Soeldad del Pino and Ángel Fernández Alba. This exhibition aims to show the innovation and quality of the work being carried out on the Spanish scene today, represented by 15 young architecture studios that typify a fully consolidated, global “virtual architectural reality”.
Location: Instituto Cervantes, Exhibition Hall, 22-24 City Road, 2008 Chippendale NSW
MAY 20 7.00 - 8.30pm
Introductory flamenco class!
Sydney Introductory Flamenco Dance Workshop by Ronit Raymond
Location: Studio '44 No More' at Queen Street Studio: 42-44 Kensington Street, Chippendale (near Central Station).
Group discounts of 3 or more are available.
Bookings essential! Call 0412 972 914
Find more information about Ronit at the link below:
MAY 4- 16 SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2009
Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney
Click here to download the full programe!
Spanish newspapers in Australia
(available at good newsagents)
El Español in Australia, published every Tuesday.
The Spanish Herald, published every Tuesday and Friday.
Extra Informativo, published every Wednesday.
Noticias y Deportes, published every Thursday.
Spanish news on TV
You can watch Spanish news from RTVE Spain every day on free-to-air television!
Monday to Friday at 8.30 a.m. on SBS ONE/ SBS HD
Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on SBS TWO
Events and community news of Latin America in Australia
Free Spanish groups to meet up and exchange languages
Consulates of Spain and Latin America