We love Cultural Events and Workshops at Hablo Español, as they are great learning opportunities to improve your Spanish at the same time you extend your knowledge about the culture from the countries where the language is spoken.
The last 10th of June we organised our first Spanish Cultural Night where we screened a film called ”The Writer From a Country without Bookstores” and we had Spanish tapas and drinks. It was a success, our attendants really enjoyed the night and the movie. Don’t stop visiting our website to get all the updates about our next events!
New events coming for this October
Our last Mexican Culture Night: Frida Kahlo
This cultural night was on the Mexican culture and a popular person from the country, Frida Kahlo. In this event we screened the film “Dos Fridas” by Ishtar Yasin and our attendees enjoyed of 2 drinks and Mexican bites/snacks. Also there were illustrations drawn based on the notes from Frida Kahlo’s Diary. The film was in Spanish
The film is inspired by the relationship between Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and her Costa Rican nurse Judith Ferreto – Judith cared for Frida during the final years of her life. In her memories, Frida was cared for by Judith in her Blue house in México. As a mirror, Judith was cared for by a woman in Costa Rica. In Judith’s inner world, reveries, myths, imagination and reality intertwine.
Films that we have screened
El Escritor de un País sin Librerías / The Writer From a Country Without Bookstores
Writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel had to flee Equatorial Guinea in 2011, after going on a hunger strike against Teodoro Obiang’s dictatorship, the longest lasting in the world. Now he resides as a refugee in Spain, the former colonial power, but longs the country where he lived for 40 years. Until he decides to take a step forward.
Feature documentary. 82 minutes. Spanish/Annobonese Creole. 2019.
Una elefanta sobre la tela de una araña
A film director in his 70s senses that the sly death is approaching. So he decides to make fun of the life in what will be his last film. To do so, he will use a 108-year-old quixotic old woman, with an immense desire to die. And three young artists; a musician, a painter and an actress, who will travel to a small lost town in La Mancha (Spain) inspired by the adventures of Simona, that woman who will reveal to them the absurd meaning of existence.
“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.”
— Paolo Coelho