Spanish course in London
Spanish course in London

Social Activities in Spanish

Spanish Conversation Evening

 

Every other Tuesday, join us at the Landor Pub (70 Landor Rd, SW9 9PH) for an evening of engaging conversation in Spanish.

 

Meet people with interests similar to yours, socialise, make new friends and practice your Spanish in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

 

All levels of Spanish are welcome, from beginners to native speakers. This is a free event, open to anyone with an interest in the Spanish language.

 

If you aren't a student of Spanish House London, this is a great place to get to know our teachers, your future fellow students and get a feeling for the atmosphere in our courses.

 

The next meetings will take place on Tuesdays 21st August, 4th and 18th September, 2nd, 16th and 30th October, etc (every other Tuesday). No booking is required. Just come along anytime from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and say "Hola!".

 

Portobello Spanish Festival: 

A Celebration of Spanish Culture

The Portobello Spanish Festival will bring the best of Spanish culture, food, shopping and entertainment to the world famous Portobello Market on Sunday 23rd of September 2018, from 11am til 6pm.

 

An authentic and vibrant Spanish Feria atmosphere will be created with Flamenco Dancing, Spanish Music and performances, as well as arts and crafts workshops and face painting for children.Portobello Road and  the Westway will be lined with Spanish coloured stalls and fiesta lanterns. Food lovers will be spoiled for choice with an array of authentic street food vendors serving up delicious Spanish tapas and Paella with plenty regional wines, beer and cocktails.

 

Email us on info@spanishhouselondon.com to let us know you're joining us to enjoy this free and unique event!

 

Lorca's Blood Wedding

A reimagined modern day adaptation of celebrated Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding. This contemporary adaptation of passion and vendetta explosively blends grit, fate and claustrophobia, with a streak of dark humour. Told through a female lens, shines a light on London’s Spanish community and explores cultural divisions in response to the current socio-political climate. The play will be told in a bold, physical style with movement director Patricia Suarez working with a strong, diverse cast and originally composed music interwoven into the contemporary style scenes.

 

Omnibus Theatre (1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW)

https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/blood-wedding/

 

Performance times: 4th – 23rd September // Tuesday-Fridays 7.30pm, Sundays 4pm

 

This is Peru: Screening of 6 award-winning Peruvian short documentaries 

Peru is often portrayed as a place of extremes – landscapes ranging from desert to mountains to jungle, spectacular ancient ruins, a world famous fusion cuisine, but also a stage for violent conflicts. These six award-winning short documentaries made by the talented Peruvian filmmakers Róger Neyra, Diego Sarmiento, Luisa García Alva and Francesca Canepa offer a deeper understanding of the complex country that lies behind these representations. The films (all to be screened with subtitles) give voice and presence to Peruvians whose compelling stories usually go untold; transporting, challenging and mobilising the viewer. This is Peru will give you an impression of the vibrant film industry in the country and showcase some of the creative filmmakers working at the moment.

 

Free screening on Tuesday 25th September at 6.30pm at Bush House (Auditorium 1.01),30 Aldwych, London WC2B4BG

 

Book your seat in advance here

Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition on Frida Kahlo "Making Her Self Up" is being the hit of the year. Don't miss our workshop on Sunday 7th October at 3pm to find out all you need to "know before you go".

Halfway between a Spanish- and an Art History lesson, we will discuss Frida Kahlo's biography, her relation with her time, her style of painting and, of course, the exhibition highlights. You'll learn about Mexico's most iconic artist whilst learning / practising your Spanish with interactive and fun activities.

The workshop will be held entirely in Spanish by our lovely teacher Victoria, qualified Spanish teacher and BA in History of Art.

7th October, 3pm to 5pm, £10pp, at Spanish House London (Clapham North Art Centre, block 3, classroom 3C, 26-32 Voltaire Rd, SW4 6DH). 

 

No previous knowledge about Frida Kahlo is required. All levels of Spanish are welcome, but please let us know your level in advance so that we can cater for everyone. Essential advanced booking here (type your level of Spanish in the order comments box).

Escape the Autumn blues with a trip to sunny Madrid

We love Madrid! We can’t get enough of its authentic tapas bars, friendly locals and vibrant atmosphere. Madrid exudes charm and we want to share it with you.

 

We’ve organised a unique trip from 9th to 11th November, full of activities for you to fall in love with the city, all while practising your Spanish:

 

  • Discover Madrid’s culture and history with our interactive outdoor class in Spanish (much more than just a guided tour!)

 

  • Mingle with our lovely Spanish friends from Madrid Babel, Madrid´s most famous language exchange group, at an exclusive tapas and wine tasting event

 

  • Visit the top-class Galleries of El Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza or Reina Sofia

 

  • Savour Madrid’s traditional gastronomy in authentic local-favourite restaurants

 

  • Enjoy a typical Sunday morning amble in the street market of El Rastro, followed by “cañas y tapas” in the traditional neighbourhood La Latina

 

All this for just £290 (shared room) or £340 (single room)!

 

What is included in the price?

 

  • Full immersion in Spanish, with a qualified Spanish teacher accompanying us throughout the weekend

 

  • Two nights in an excellently located 4-star hotel walking distance to all the attractions

 

  • Private transport to and from the airport

 

  • Interactive guided visit in Spanish (or call it a fun outdoor Spanish class!)

 

  • Entry to one top art gallery of your choice (El Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, or Reina Sofia) to see Picasso’s Guernica or Velazquez’s famous Meninas!

 

  • Social tapas and wine tasting event (4 glasses of amazing Spanish wine!) to meet your new local friends from Madrid Babel

 

  • Programme of visits designed (and restaurants chosen) by a local expert

 

  • Spanish “Gymkhana”: You’ll have a blast solving the quizzes of this out-of-the-ordinary treasure hunt in the streets of Madrid!

 

  • Public transport within Madrid

 

  • Social get-together in London prior to the trip to get to know your fellow travellers

 

What is not included in the price?

 

  • Meals and drinks (except the 4 glasses of delicious wine at the Wine Tasting event)

 

  • Travel insurance

 

  • Flights: we recommend booking onto any of the flights below

 

EASYJET:

  • Luton 16:35 ---- Madrid 20:05
  • EZY2206: Madrid 21:35 ---- Luton 23:00

 

  • EZY8281: Gatwick 17:00 ---- Madrid 20:30
  • EZY8283: Gatwick 19:10 ---- Madrid 22.40

RYANAIR:

  • FR5998: Stansted 20:05 ----- Madrid 23.35
  • FR5997: Madrid 18:05 ---- Stansted 19:40

 

ITINERARY FOR THE WEEKEND:

 

  • Friday 9th November, evening:
    • arrival to Madrid. A private shuttle will be waiting at the airport to take us to the hotel
    • informal gathering & dinner close to the hotel, right in the very centre of the city

 

 

  • Saturday 10th November:
    • 10am to 1pm: guided visit in Spanish of Madrid highlights (Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Opera, Palacio Real, Gran Vía y terraza Círculo de Bellas Artes, Barrio de las Letras, Puerta de Alcalá, Parque del Retiro). This is a tour like no other. Be ready to interact and actively engage in Spanish! Madrid’s centre lends itself to be explored on foot: don’t forget your walking shoes! And of course, we’ll recharge our batteries in a couple of the traditional taverns spotted along the way!

 

  • Discover Madrid’s excellent cuisine with lunch in a typical restaurant. Let us know if you have any dietary requirements!

 

  • Afternoon: Visit to one of the world-renowned Art Galleries: Museo del Prado (Velazquez’s Meninas), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza or Museo Reina Sofia (Picasso’s Guernica). The call is yours! If you prefer, you can also enjoy the afternoon in the beautiful Parque del Retiro.

 

  • Evening: Social tapas and wine tasting with our amigos from Madrid Babel. This is a great opportunity to make Madrileño friends and put your Spanish into action!

 

  • Sunday 11th November:
    • Morning: fun Gymkhana on the streets of Madrid to discover the city with amusing games (in Spanish!).

 

  • Afternoon: amble in the typical “Mercado del Rastro” (Madrid’s flea market) before spending the Sunday afternoon doing what real Madrileños do: enjoying cañas (small beers) and tapas in the charming neighbourhood of La Latina

 

  • Evening: Farewell and “carriages” to the airport

 

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hola@spanishhouselondon.com

 

Phone numbers:

020 7095 9893

077 7558 3740

 

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