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Brussels Catalan Week – Sant Jordi 2017

From 20 to 28 April 2017 the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the EU together with the Casal Català de Brussel·les organize the Catalan Week, on the occasion of Sant Jordi. April 23rd has become a symbolic date for love and literature, a day in which in thousands of books and roses are exchanged in Catalonia. The Catalan Institute for Cultural Enterprises (ICEC) and the Catalan Tourist Board (ACT) offices in the Benelux also collaborate in the events.

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Check the full programme here:

  •  Thursday, 20 April – 18.00: Oh Foix!

On the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the death of JV Foix, the Catalan Week kicks off with a session dedicated to the Catalan poet. The conference will be led by Ferran Bach (1963), a philologist and cultural manager resident in the Netherlands, who was JV Foix personal reader between 1982 and 1986.

Participation request: vicepresidencia@casal-catala.be

Venue: Espai Catalunya Europa (Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat, 227 – 1040 Brussels)

Organizer: Casal Català de Brussel·les

 

  • Sunday, 23 April – 15.00 to 19.00: Celebration of Sant Jordi’s Day

To celebrate Sant Jordi, the Casal Català de Brussel·les organizes a full day of different activities. According to the tradition books and roses will be sold, and there will also be an exchange of books and workshops for children. 

Venue: Casal Català de Brussel·les Headquarter (Rue de Boers, 2 – 1040 Brussels)

Organizer: Casal Català de Brussel·les 

 

An exchange in French between the 129th President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, and the European correspondent and writer Jean Quatremer. The event will be followed by the screening of the documentary "Le peuple interdit" by Alexandre Chartrand, a film director from Quebec.

Participation request: activitats.ue.exi@gencat.cat

Venue: Espai Catalunya Europa (Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat, 227 – 1040 Brussels)

Organizers: Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) and the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the EU

 

Joan Dausà has just presented 'Lost in a tale', his first album in English version. For his concert in Brussels, he will offer a repertoire of songs in Catalan and in English. The singer stops in Brussels with his #siemconvideuvinc tour that has already taken him to London, Luxembourg and Copenhagen.

Participation request: First-come, first-served policy. We kindly ask you to book tickets here

Venue: Room Le Bouche à Oreille (Rue Félix Hap, 11 – 1040 Brussels)

Organizers: Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the EU and Casal Català de Brussel·les

 

More than 30 companies present their high-quality agro-food products. They have all been distinguished with the ‘Ben Fet – Catalan Quality’ label, which assures their excellency and quality. The distinctive has been created by the Catalan SME employer's organisation (PIMEC) and the Barcelona Provincial Council to assess and certify the entire product value chain, from companies to consumers.

Participation request: activitats.ue.exi@gencat.cat

Venue: Espai Catalunya Europa (Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat, 227 – 1040 Brussels)

Organizers: ‘Ben Fet! Qualitat aquí’, PIMEC, Catalan Tourist Board office (ACT) in the Benelux and Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the EU

 

In 2014 the Government of Catalonia declared the dance of ‘La Gala de Campdevànol’ a festive heritage of national interest. Nearly 100 dancers will attend this opening ceremony of the exhibition that explains the details about this traditional dance.

On Sunday April 30 at noon the ‘Gala de Campdevànol’ dancers will perform at the Grand Place / Grote Markt of Brussels.

Participation request: activitats.ue.exi@gencat.cat

Venue: Espai Catalunya Europa (Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat, 227 – 1040 Brussels)

Organizer: Delegation of the Government to the EU

 

During the Catalan Week we encourage you to visit the Espai Catalunya Europa in the Delegation of the Government to the EU. You will find the recently released comic ‘Natures Mortes’ by the Catalan cartoonist Oriol Hernández, written by Zidrou and published by Dargaud. The story is set in a café in Barcelona and in the modernist cabaret Els Quatre Gats.

 

#Booksandroses

23 April is UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day and Sant Jordi, the love and literature day massively celebrated all over Catalonia. People exchange books and roses as a token of appreciation. In this day more than 1.5 million books and  6 million roses are sold in Catalonia. In recent years it has gone global as well: 150 events organized by volunteers in 50 countries. 

This website gathers information about each and every #BooksAndRoses event in the world.