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Hispanic Month at HKU
 
 
Date: 13-28 March 2008 
 

Mes Hispánico de HKU
Hispanic Month at HKU
March 2008

Following the success of last year’s Hispanic Week, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures is making March 2008 Hispanic Month. Many of the events featured below are organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong and the Faculty of Social Sciences’ Spanish Semester.

Click on this link to download the Hispanic Month poster:
Click on this link to download the Espido Freire Literary Workshops poster:

This year’s programme includes:

March 13 (Thursday)    
Carnival Party with Flamenco Workshop
(sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain and the Faculty of Social Sciences)
Time: 4:30 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Global Lounge
Flamenco workshop: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Official opening of Hispanic Month: 6:15 pm followed by snacks and sangria
Flamenco performance, Spanish fancy dress and singing competition: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

March 14 (Friday)
Film Screening (1): “Flowers from another world” (in Spanish with English subtitles)
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Venue: T4, Meng Wah Complex
The first of two film screenings highlighting the plight of illegal immigrants in foreign Spanish-speaking countries. This film tells the story of two female immigrant workers, one from the Dominican Republic and one from Cuba, desperate to make a new life for themselves in Spain. (Rating: Category IIB.)

March 17-19 (Monday – Wednesday)
Espido Freire Literary Workshops
(sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain)

1) First Love, Fossilized Loves
Date: 17 March 2008
Time: 2:00 – 3:50 pm
Venue: CYM302, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre
This discussion will centre on an Espido Freire essay entitled Primer Amor (First Love), which looks at the role of fairy tales and western myths in the creation of the contemporary concept of romantic love, both in literature, film, and other modern media.

2) Conversation with Espido Freire (Part of the Man HK Int’l Literary Festival)
Date: 17 March 2008
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Venue: HK Arts Centre, McAulay Studio
Espido Freire will talk about how her life inspires her work and what it means to be a young writer in Spain today.

3) Depictions of European Youth in Espido Freire’s Work
Date: 18 March 2008
Time: 10:40 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 404, T.T. Tsui Building
This discussion will centre on many of the social issues affecting young people in Europe today, as depicted in the writer’s novels, essays and articles.

4) Are Writers Born? – Session I (Part of the Man HK Int’l Literary Festival)
Date: 18 March 2008
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue: T6, Meng Wah Complex
First part of a literary workshop that discusses how to fill the gaps left by traditional literature teaching and creative writing approaches.

5) Are Writers Born? – Session II (Part of the Man HK Int’l Literary Festival)
Date: 19 March 2008
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue: M122, Main Building
Second part of the literary workshop.

March 18 (Tuesday)
Salsa Performance by Azúcar Latina
(Sponsored by the Department of Music)
Time: 12:45 – 1:45 pm
Venue: Sun Yat-sen Plaza
Come and experience the energy and passion of salsa with one of the only bands in Hong Kong to play authentic Latin American music.

March 26 (Wednesday)
Film Screening (2) with Q&A session: “Bolivia” (in Spanish with English subtitles)
(sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain and the Faculty of Social Sciences)
Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Venue: MG07, Main Building
The second of two film screenings highlighting the plight of illegal immigrants in foreign Spanish-speaking countries. This award winning film tells the story of an illegal immigrant from Bolivia who lands a job at a greasy café on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.  (Unrated.)

March 28 (Friday)
Performance by the Tuna de Derecho de Valencia
(sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain and the Faculty of Social Sciences)
Time: 12:45 – 1:45 pm
Venue: Global Lounge
The Tuna de Derecho de Valencia continues the fine tradition of the “sopistas”, one that dates all the way back to the early 13th century. “Sopistas” were students who, unable to pay for food and shelter on the journey from their home to university, would sing and play the guitar for them instead.  

Free Admission to all events!
All are welcome!

Should you have any queries, please contact Ms. Lucilla Cheng at luci@hkucc.hku.hk

 
 
     
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