Traveler Agenda: Book Night in Madrid
This Friday, April 21, Madrid will see a careful program with the fall of the sun more than 600 activities between talks, readings, debates, conferences, workshops, artistic interventions, concerts and exhibitions. Here are some of the more interesting!
Madrid explodes with beautiful words this Friday © The Night of the Books
TO HAVE FUN WITH THE FISH
Crafts with recycled parts, storytelling or trips to other planets These are some of the six children's workshops (from 3 to 14 years old) that will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Royal Post House (Plaza de Pontejos, 3). A flat with the stamp of the children's publishing house Kokinos. Admission is free. Of course, you need to make a Advance reservation.
TO GIVE NEW LIFE TO THE LIBRARY
As every year, the library of Goethe-Institut Madrid Participate in Book Night with your Multilingual book market. However, this time they add a novelty to the equation, because, between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., they will offer the possibility of Experiment with virtual reality. The experience will consist of "interacting in different environments depending on tastes, from seeing landscapes to more active games; enter a box, draw in 3D... ", as explained from the organization.
The traditional multilingual market the Goethe-Institut Madrid © Goethe-Institut Madrid
TO DRAW THE CITY WITH WORDS
At 7:30 p.m., Prodigious Volcano will participate in the Night of the Books making known their successful literary maps from Madrid and Barcelona. It will be at its headquarters on Calle El Escorial 17, where they will hold a talk in which Raúl Arias and Mario Tascón they will share with the attendees how the idea of creating a city with pieces of literature and about What is your creative process? In Infinite Geography We tell you more.
TO WAKE UP THE CHILD IN YOU
Harry Potter, the most famous wizard of recent decades, will be the protagonist of several activities during this literary day in the Plaza de Pontejos: costume contest, -with a prize for the best children's and adult attire-, readings high, Magic show (It will be offered by Mage Mor under the title of Petrificus Totalus! at 10:00 p.m.), and the screening of the documentary Patronus Project: the magic of a generation -at 19:30 at the Royal Post Office-, which explains the influence that J. K. Rowling's novels have had on the youngest.
The literary map of Madrid, a new must © Prodigioso Volcán
TO BE HIDDEN OF MADRID
Poetic pride It is the recital that will promote equality, respect, culture and progress, values that have turned Madrid into World headquarters of the WorldPride 2017. They will be the young creators Diego Álvarez Miguel, Silvia Nieva, Elvira Sastre and Ángela Segovia, accompanied by the writer Lucia Etxebarría and of the composer María Peláe, those who will defend the first texts. Next, two well-known authors will be on stage: Rosa Montero, interviewed by writer and journalist Daniel Gascón, and Elvira Lindo, asked by their own readers. The party will end with the concert With a book in hand, in which the artists Fran Nixon, Maika Makowski and Algora they will combine their musical themes with the Reading your favorite book.
Several renowned authors will pass by the Royal Post Office on Friday. Eduardo Mendoza, Cervantes Prize 2016, will talk with the humorist Luis Piedrahita at 19:30; the Italian Alessandro Baricco, author of the very traveler Silk, will meet with the actress Assumpta Serna at 20:30 and the Scotsman Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will do the same with Manuel Jabois at 9:30 p.m.
In private spaces there will also be an interesting list of writers, among which we highlight the writer Sergio del Molino, author of the magnificent essay Empty Spain -Winner of the 2016 Cálamo Award-, which will talk from 19:00 with the journalist Eva Rueda en Espiritu 23.
Madrid dresses in literature © The Night of the Books