There's always something exciting going on at APPG for Catalonia.
Welsh and Catalan Choirs to Perform at Parliament
The London Catalan Choir and Côr Llundain (London Choir) will perform in Catalan and Cymraeg (Welsh) in the Atrium of Portcullis House on Monday 10 September at 7.30pm
Relatives of Catalan Political Prisoners Visit Westminster
On Tuesday 10 July at 6pm Txell Bonet, the partner of Jordi Cuixart, the President of Omnium Cultural, Catalonia's largest cultural association, who has been held in a Spanish jail since 16 October 2017, and Anna Forn, daughter of Joaquim Forn, Catalan Minister of the Interior, in jail since 2 November 2017, will be coming to Westminster to brief Parliamentarians on the situation regarding the Catalan political prisoners.
Along with 17 others they await trial on charges of rebellion and sedition, which carry sentences of 30 years.
Both Texell and Anna belong to the Human Association for Civil Rights made up of the family members of those held in Spanish jails or in exile.
The briefing will be in Room Q, 1st floor Portcullis House, on Tuesday 10 July, 6-7 pm.
Book Launch: Death in Spring
Institute Ramon Llull would like to invite you to the launch event for Mercè Rodoreda’s Death in Spring on Tuesday, 29 May from 7.30-9.30pm at the Tate Modern in London.
Death in Spring's book launch at the Tate Modern in London promises to be an unmissable evening. The event will feature Colm Tóibín, Najat El Hachmi, poetry from Joe Dunthorne and Will Burns and a live performance by Ana da Silva of the legendary proto-feminist art-punk band The Raincoats.
Colm Tóibin, writer of the Introduction for Death in Spring as published by Penguin, will be reading fragments of his Introduction.
Catalan writer Najat El Hachmi will also be discussing the novel with Colm, followed by a Q&A with attendees.
The event will finish with a musical performance by musician Ana da Silva.
The launch event will also be a chance for attendees to discover Five Dials 45 Magazine. Its European issue is focused on Mercè Rodoreda and will be published with support for Institut Ramon Llull.
Please feel free to bring your colleagues along and publicise the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!