Arts in Spain

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IlustraTour

International festival of illustration and picture book event.
June
30
July
11

Arts and the British Council in Spain

The Spain Arts team is based in Madrid and Barcelona where we develop relationships with cultural institutions and programmers. Our objective is to showcase the best of UK creativity as well as promoting our own projects and collaborating in other innovative, high-quality arts events.

In all areas of our work we aim to paint a modern, diverse picture of contemporary Britain, and to promote the debate of issues and ideas by challenging fixed opinions and increasing understanding between cultures.

We work closely with the British Council’s Arts Departments in our head offices in London, as well as with our multi-disciplinary arts specialists in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast. In addition, we collaborate with in-house experts in education, science and other disciplines.

II International Poetry Slam Madrid

27th of June

Harry Baker, one of the most important slam poets of the moment will be visiting Madrid to take part in the PO3TRY SLAM MADRID contest.

Richard Hamilton exhibition

24th June to 24th of October

A comprehensive retrospective of Richard Hamilton (London, 1922-2011) one of the pioneers of Pop Art.

North by Southwest

North by Southwest

North by Southwest is our fortnightly English-language radio programme that gives you a taste of British culture and arts in Spain and examines cultural relations between the two countries.

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The Selector

The UK music scene has never been more vibrant, exciting or influential. The Selector brings you the best new music - from dubstep to folk, indie to electronica. And it's now available in Spanish.

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