An encounter with British culture

semana de la cultura britamicaHavana, October 13 – Starting today until October 19, various spaces across the capital will host the III British Week in Havana. Once again, the event will see the most representative of the arts from this European country with a range of films, music, theatre and exhibitions.

According to the program, the Week will begin today with the inauguration of the Charles Darwin exhibition at the National Natural History Museum (10.00am) and The UK in Cuba exhibition at the Alma Mater bookstore. Later on at 6.00pm the Las Carolinas Theatre will host Checkpoint, a performance featuring emblematic personalities of the country, followed by a multimedia show by the group Danza Teatro Retazos titled God Save The Queen.

Tomorrow will see the group Teatro el Publico perform Yilliam de Bala, Koming Sun at the Trianon Theatre at 8.00pm. The book launch of Arroyo Blanco, Churchill’s route through Cuba, as well as a conference entitled, Itinerario inedito de Winston Churchill durante la guerra de independencia en Cuba, will be held at the Castillo de la Real Fuerza from 4.00pm.

Sunday will see Cuba´s Contemporary Dance Group present Dusty Days, a play based on Romeo and Juliet, in the Casa Gaia Theatre of Old Havana at 8.00pm. On Monday 13, the play Psychosis, based on the works of English playwright, Sarah Kane, can be seen at the Trianon Theatre.

Next Tuesday the Week will continue with the inauguration of a programme of British films in the Cine 23 y 12, which will run until the following Sunday and includes films such as The Invisible Woman, The Selfish Giant and Philomena, plus the documentaries The Impostor and Dreams of a Life.

The final days of the festival will be dedicated to children with Alice in Wonderland at the Las Estaciones Theatre (from Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 at 10.00am).

There will also be a series of concerts including Tropical con Swing in the Salon Rosado of the Tropical, on Friday 17 from 9.30pm, a unique performance by the talented British violinist, Ruth Palmer, together with the Camerana Romeo on Saturday 18 at 6.00pm in the Basílica Menor del Convento de San Francisco de Asis and to close the festival, the concert Courtly Music from the Reign of Elizabeth I, by the Conjunto de Musica Antigua Ars Longa at 7.00pm in the Iglesia de Paula.

Source: Granma International

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