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Book Friends 2017 From 28 to 30 December 2017
Book Friends 2017

Second edition of Book Friends, the art and creativity festival for children

  • 30 December 2017
    Fanzine To Go
    Literature, Projects, Talks Fanzine To Go

    Would you like to create your own publication? You can do it step by step with Fanzine To Go, the most iconic project (…)

"Women against Impunity" 2017 From 18 April to 13 December 2017
"Women against Impunity" 2017

The struggle to make the world a fairer place for women has always needed spokespeople, leaders and ideas grounded in diverse experiences of a common fight against oppression and inequality.

7th Márgenes Festival From 24 November to 01 December 2017
7th Márgenes Festival

The Márgenes Festival has become a national and international beacon of the edgiest Ibero-American indie cinema.

Technologies of Violence From 02 to 30 November 2017
Technologies of Violence

Four audiovisual programmes and one workshop explore the connections between art and the production of violence, digital technologies and the different methods that power uses to dominate and control territories, bodies and everyday life.

Tuning in to Peace From 10 to 26 October 2017
Tuning in to Peace

Sadly, violence is a permanent feature of our time. We see wars between states as well as violent clashes within different countries that drag on for years and increasingly target the civilian population. To this we must add the rise of anonymous daily violence in places where victims outnumber the casualties of many wars.

Birders 2017 From 26 September to 04 October 2017
Birders 2017

The fascination that some people feel for birds may be a product of the age-old human dream of flying. In collaboration with SEO/BirdLife, we're offering another edition of this documentary series devoted to birds and the human professionals or amateurs who spend part of their lives studying and protecting them.

Puwerty 30 September 2017

Puwerty, a portmanteau of the words "power" and "puberty", is the multidisciplinary festival of La Casa Encendida that debunks all stereotypes about adolescence.

  • 30 September 2017
    Puwerty Day
    Concerts, Performances, Talks Puwerty Day

    The afternoon session of Puwerty (from 5 to 8 pm) will offer two identity-exploring workshops accompanied by the music (…)

  • 30 September 2017
    Puwerty Night
    Concerts, Performances, Talks Puwerty Night

    Public criticism, from the snarky tabloid press to cyber-bullying on the internet, is up for debate in "Fans v (…)

ÍDEM 2017. International Festival of the Scenic Arts

The 5th edition of ÍDEM 2017 will be held from 12 to 24 Sept, with a series of shows on immigration, Islamophobia, justice or ability vs disability. Artists from Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland and Spain will challenge spectators to tune in with realities that affect other people and communities whose existence we need to acknowledge in order to bring society further together.

Film and Debate Series: "The Many Faces of Forgiveness"

Every Tuesday and Thursday in July, La Casa Encendida will host film and debate sessions that explore the theme of forgiveness and its myriad facets. We will screen seven feature films followed by discussions with experts from different fields: psychiatry, sociology, psychology, journalism, film criticism, etc.

  • 04 July 2017
    "Tangerines", by Zaza Urushadze
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Tangerines", by Zaza Urushadze

    At the opening session of the series, entitled "Reconciliation between Peoples", we will watch Tangerines, a (…)

  • 06 July 2017
    "Oslo, August 31st" by Joachim Trier
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Oslo, August 31st" by Joachim Trier

    In the second session of the series, entitled "Forgiveness and Words", we will explore the idea of forgiving oneself (…)

  • 11 July 2017
    "Philomena" by Stephen Frears
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Philomena" by Stephen Frears

    In the third session of the series we will explore "Forgiveness and Words" through the film Philomena, which narrates (…)

  • 13 July 2017
    "Paulina" by Santiago Mitre
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Paulina" by Santiago Mitre

    Under the title "Forgiveness and the Law", the fourth session will offer a screening of Paulina (…)

  • 18 July 2017
    "I've Loved You So Long" by Philippe Claudel
    Films, Screenings, Talks "I've Loved You So Long" by Philippe Claudel

    The fifth session will explore "Forgiveness and Social Reinsertion" in a film where Philippe Claudel adopts the (…)

  • 20 July 2017
    "Frantz" by François Ozon
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Frantz" by François Ozon

    The sixth film session will address the theme of "Forgiveness and Film" (…)

  • 25 July 2017
    "The Past" by Asghar Farhadi
    Films, Screenings, Talks "The Past" by Asghar Farhadi

    Last session of the series, entitled "A History of Forgiveness" (…)

Princesses and Darthvaders 2017 From 08 to 10 June 2017
Princesses and Darthvaders 2017

It's time for the third edition of La Casa Encendida's Princesses and Darthvaders, the festival that uses guerrilla culture and humour to talk about feminisms. Guests included Bruce LaBruce, Hidrogenesse, Monstruo Espagueti, Ter, Somadamantina, “Feminism for Dummies” and Lidia Damunt, plus the participants in "Vermouth, Press and Blablabla".

Primera Persona Madrid 2017 From 12 to 13 May 2017
Primera Persona Madrid 2017

La Casa Encendida welcomes the second edition of Primera Persona Madrid, while the same festival celebrates its sixth anniversary at the CCCB in Barcelona.

  • 12 May 2017
    Carlos Zanón and Juan Pablo Villalobos
    Concerts, Literature, Talks Carlos Zanón and Juan Pablo Villalobos

    In Primera Persona, the two writers will reflect on the sacking of personal memories and the mutation of reality into (…)

  • 12 May 2017
    Jon Savage
    Literature, Talks Jon Savage

    The British music historian and critic will tell us more about his latest publications.

  • 12 May 2017
    Joe Pernice
    Concerts, Literature, Talks Joe Pernice

    American author Joe Pernice will tell us about his latest book, It Feels So Good When I Stop, and play several of his (…)

  • 13 May 2017
    Jonathan Coe and Mercedes Cebrián
    Literature, Talks Jonathan Coe and Mercedes Cebrián

    This year, Madrid audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear one of the most inspired and entertaining novelists (…)

  • 13 May 2017
    Kate Bolick and Silvia Nanclares
    Literature, Talks Kate Bolick and Silvia Nanclares

    New York author Kate Bolick will share the stage with Silvia Nanclares, an enthusiastic and respected activitist, (…)

  • 13 May 2017
    Ana Curra and Alicia Kopf
    Literature, Talks Ana Curra and Alicia Kopf

    The artist and musician Ana Curra and the writer and visual artist Alicia Kopf will share their visions and passions in (…)

"Stories of Women": Shyam Benegal From 04 to 20 April 2017
"Stories of Women": Shyam Benegal

An overview of the role of women in Indian society through four feature films by director Shyam Benegal. Tales of oppression and the struggle for freedom, values and rights are told by a filmmaker committed to social causes and intimately familiar with human nature. An open discussion will follow each screening session.

  • 04 April 2017
    "Nishant" by Shyam Benegal
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Nishant" by Shyam Benegal

    Nishant focuses on the power of the rural elite and the exploitation of women in feudal India.

  • 05 April 2017
    "Bhumika" by Shyam Benegal
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Bhumika" by Shyam Benegal

    This film is based on Sangtye Aika, the Marathi-language memoirs of Hansa Wadkar, a well-known Marathi stage and screen (…)

  • 19 April 2017
    "Ankur" by Shyam Benegal
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Ankur" by Shyam Benegal

    Based on a true story, Shyam Benegal's first feature film analyses human behaviour and takes a powerful look at both (…)

  • 20 April 2017
    "Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda" by Shyam Benegal
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda" by Shyam Benegal

    Based on Dharamvir Bharati's classic Hindi novel of the same name, this film takes its title from the story of the (…)

Humus Revolution 2017 From 24 to 26 March 2017
Humus Revolution 2017

Three days of participatory fun to discover the agro-urban universe of our cities. A grassroots revolution has sprouted in Madrid thanks to urban agriculture. Residents have reclaimed abandoned lots and turned them into places for gathering, learning, creating and changing their world. Community gardens have bloomed and pollinated the city.

The Iconography of Disaster: Shock Images and Activist Film

In this age of "information overload" where we have become accustomed to the constant barrage of violent images, the iconography of war has been reduced to mere shock or impact. Human conflict now comes to us stripped of information and context. In this series of round table discussions, we will reflect on how contemporary photography, documentary and film deal with this narrative chaos.

Electrónica en Abril 2017 From 30 March to 02 April 2017
Electrónica en Abril 2017

The 15th Electrónica en Abril festival will feature some of the most important trends in contemporary electronic music. These globalised sounds shed light on what’s happening in the world today on both the musical and the political stages, from Brexit and Trump to the ebullient energy of youth and feminist discourses.

  • 02 April 2017
    Dj Mag Es Pro presents Habibi Funk
    Concerts, Talks Dj Mag Es Pro presents Habibi Funk

    Jannis Stürtz, founder of the Habibi Funk and Jakarta labels, is one of the driving forces behind the current revival (…)

Agroecology, food sovereignty, urban agriculture & development cooperation

A look at the theoretical framework of agroecological approaches, giving a broad overview of agroecology from different perspectives, with an emphasis on today's social and environmental reality.

The City: Public Space/Private Interests From 24 November 2016 to 26 January 2017
The City: Public Space/Private Interests

Lecture series organised in collaboration with the Territorio Racional y Sostenible group. We will discuss fundamental concepts like the "social function of property", "public interest" and "public property" and how they are present in and applied to different processes of public asset management and environmental protection.

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