Main events on the socio-cultural and sports circuits.
To inhabit a city for 34 years yet still maintain the perceptive and ever-roaming eyes of a stranger is a gift which John Liddy shares in the title poem “Madrid”
“A Poet in New York” still resonates in the Big Apple. Imagine my surprise when I got off the subway in Bushwick, a depressed Brooklyn Latino neighborhood, and discovered a mural with stanzas from “Sleepless City (Brooklyn Bridge Nocturne)." "Yerma" recently finished a sold-out run in an acclaimed contemporary adaptation at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street. Ballet Hispánico's New York Season honored the playwright with two World Premieres
As an avid lover of physical books, I went to the book fair with one question in mind: how is the Madrid Book Fair responding to the technological changes that are happening around us? Instead of finding a stall selling downloadable e-books, I found a different response. To those who say that books are dying, I say that they are changing. Books are no longer simply the words that fill their pages. They are objects of beauty that can be read and enjoyed, and then displayed proudly on a bookshelf or coffee table in one’s home. This is clear walking through the Madrid Book Fair.
SLU Madrid, now on its 5oth year in the Spanish capital, serves as a degree awarding institution for international students coming from as many as 65 different countries around the globe. Imagine the university’s environment: an international student studying a degree in an American institution in Madrid, with a degree validation in both the United States and Spain!
Free guided tours in June, July and September.
"From May 7th to the 10th, Madrid turned into an enormous feast for the senses at the 32nd Gastronomic Convention, Salons Gourmets, held at IFEMA. I had once again been immersed in gastronomic bliss and enjoyed to the utmost. This year´s programme was full of appetising creations from across the seven seas."
It's not just the religious rituals and dancing the chotis. It's also about sinful gastronomy. You could put on weight just by looking at those chorizos! Yummy, though.
You're very cordially invited to the ACM''s May events!
Once the exclusive ride of the Spanish royalty and their nobility, the Strawberry Train went past vast strawberry fields! See Train schedule for April, May and June, and September and October.
LA NOCHE DE LOS LIBROS in Madrid is, and will always be, a celebration of books. But this year's Noche also pays a special tribute to BENITO PEREZ GALDOS, being the year of his 175th birth anniversary. Galdos is to Madrid what Charles Dickens is to London and Honore de Blazac to Paris