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Havana to Host British Culture Festival in June

May 27, 2013


According to ACN: The British Culture Festival, to be held in this capital on June 1-8, will fill the city with rhythms, audiovisuals and theater productions of the United Kingdom. Rhys Patrick, second secretary of the British embassy to Cuba, announced on Thursday in a press conference that film screenings will be among the Festival's attractions, with movies like Dia de las Flores, premiered on the island in December and starred in by leading dancer Carlos Acosta. The cycle will bring the full-length film Buscando a Sugarman, which won an Oscar this year in that category; Marley, a biographical movie on the legend of reggae, and El proyecto Nim, about an experiment of the 1970s that involved a chimpanzee raised by a human family. Patrick commented that there will be a selection of animated films for five to ten year-old children and teenagers from 11 to 16 years of age, while adults will be able to enjoy a collection of shorts nominated in that category to the Bafta prizes the British Oscar in 2012. For those who love musical classics of that country, the Cuban group Qva Libre will offer a concert, together with Ernesto Blanco and Luna Manzanares, in which it will interpret anthological themes adapted to its peculiar rhythm. The diplomat specified that the play Blue/Orange, by prizewinning playwright Joe Penhall, will be presented to the public, interpreted by La Pe?a Meisner and directed by British Stephen Bayly. He informed that, as part of the Festival's program, a friendly football game between teams of the UK and Cuba will take place. There will also be an environmental festival called +Verde, on June 1st, in the premises of the San Carlos de la Caba?a Fortress.

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