27 September 2012
EUNIC Spain is happy to present a ground breaking cultural and linguistic marathon, giving the people of Madrid the chance to take part in over 40 original and engaging activities. We hope to promote the study of languages, raise awareness around less known cultures and encourage everyone to think about possible travel destinations and discover new artists and talents, as well as food from other cultures.
During the evening of September 27, between 6pm and 11pm, foreign cultural institutes and European Embassies in Madrid will have their doors wide open to host film screenings, concerts and performance shows, dramatizations, poetry readings, story telling sessions, book-crossing, exhibitions, guided tours, food tasting sessions and, more important, language classes where one can learn about grants to study foreign languages and have the chance to win prizes. If you visit more than one institute you can take part in our “Pasaporte lingüístico” raffle.
We hope that this will be a great opportunity for the people of Madrid to get to know the different cultural institutes of Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Flanders, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The Romanian Cultural Institute in Madrid will host activities on its own premises and will organize activities hosted by the Goethe-Institut and the Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia. The scheduled activities at the RCI Madrid are:
•6pm-11pm, “History of Romanian Comics” – exhibition of comic strips;
•6pm-7.30pm, film screenings: Cigarettes and Coffee, directed by Cristi Puiu, Romania/2004/13min; Ciudad Dividida, by Pekka Lehto, Finland/2010/10min; Mano verdas Leonardas, by Gediminas Skvarnavičius, Lithuania/1981/10min; Flatlife, by JonasGeirnaert, Belgium/2004/11min.
•7.45pm-11pm, film screenings: Carlo, by Michaël R. Roskam, Belgium/2004/19min; Storm bound, by Steven de Jong, Holland/2007/135min; O prezidento nuomonė kita, by Viktoras Starošas, Lithuania/1986/10min; Love Between Storeys, by Ekblom&Norrgrann, Finland/2011/30min.
Also between 6pm and 11pm, the Goethe-Institut will host a gourmet fair (a Romanian restaurant will be there!) and open language classes. Between 8.30pm and 10.40pm, the Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia will poetry readings and performance shows, including a Romanian poetry recital.
«Open Doors to European cultural institutes. European Day of Languages» is organised by EUNIC in Spain members and partner institutions: Alliance Française, British Council, Czech Centre Madrid, Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, Institut Français, Romanian Cultural Institute, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Instituto Italiano de Cultura de Madrid, Polish Institute and the Embassy of Belgium, the Flanders Delegation, the Embassies of Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, and the Republic of Cyprus. This event is also supported by the Representation in Spain of the European Commission and the Office of the European Parliament in Spain.
For more details about the event please access www.eunic-espana.eu