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Marcela Roggeri - Florent Héau Concert

Date: 6 October 2010, 7.30pm


Venue: Argentine Ambassador's Residence, 49 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QZ


Argentine pianist Marcela Roggeri and clarinetist Florent Héau will present their new CD dedicated to Carlos Guastavino.


Carlos Guastavino is also known as the "Schubert argentino". He created a style incorporating to his art the singing of the traditional music of Argentina and he remains one of the most beloved classic composers in his country.





Argentine Film Series in London

Date: 5 October 2010, 7.15pm


Venue: 10 Kingsgate Place, London NW6 4TA


The Latin American House presents a film series dedicated to Argentina by presenting 4 Argentine movies that will be shown every Tuesday during October.


Each night will be opened by a a special guest that will talk about the movie and a Q&A session after the film.


- Nine Queens

Directed by: Fabian Bielinsky, Argentina 2000

Date: Tuesday 5 October


- The Eyes of the Scissors

Directed by: Eduardo Calcagno, Argentina 1995

Date: Tuesday 12 October


- The Secret in their eyes

Directed by: Juan Jóse Campanella, Argentina 2009

Date: Tuesday 19 October


- Common Places

Directed by: Adolfo Aristarain, Argentina 2003

Date: Tuesday 26 October


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Celebration of the IMO World Maritime Day parallel event in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: 7-8 Octubre2010


Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina



Celebration of the IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic have the honour to invite interested parties to join them in the celebration of this year’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event in Argentina, details of which are provided in the attachment.

The IMO Council having accepted, at its 102nd session in June-July 2009, the offer of the Argentine Government to host the 2010 World Maritime Day Parallel Event, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic have the pleasure to announce that the celebration will take place in Buenos Aires on 7 and 8 October 2010.

The Parallel Event will focus on this year’s theme: “2010: Year of the Seafarer”. It will consist of a seminar on the first day, followed by the unveiling of a Plaque in Honour of the Seafarer on the second day.

The seminar will be divided into two sessions. The first, on Navigation in Polar Waters, will emphasize seafarers’ training; relevant provisions of the STCW Convention; and the development of the Polar Code; the second, on Seafarers’ Rights and Needs, will emphasize shore leave and access to vessels under the ISPS Code; the fair treatment of seafarers; the right to decent and safe work in the fishing industry; and the implementation of the Torremolinos Protocol. Speakers will include representatives of the shipping industry, maritime administrations and IMO.

On the second day, a ceremony will be held to unveil a commemorative plaque paying tribute to seafarers. The ceremony will take place in Puerto Madero, a neighbourhood of Buenos Aires where the first artificial industrial port of Argentina was located.

After the ceremony, all guests will be invited to a traditional Argentine barbecue.

A hospitality programme for participants and their guests (spouses/partners) will also be organized.

The annex to this circular letter contains the current schedules for both days. Additional information on the official and hospitality programmes is available on, from which the registration form can also be downloaded. All queries related to the event can be submitted to Mr. Santiago Villalba, Counsellor and Alternate Permanent Representative of the Argentine Republic to IMO, at

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic look forward to welcoming participants to the Parallel Event in Buenos Aires.


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Pimpinela in Concert

Date: Saturday, 9 October 2010, 7pm


Venue: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington N12UN

Their genuine stage performance, a mixture of drama and song, propelled them into stardom from their origins. Their themes are fed directly from everyday life. With over 20 million copies sold worldwide, 25 alb-ums and countless awards harvested in their 28 year career, this concert is included in the tour presenting their latest work, "Diamond". Pimpinela will also review their biggest hits from all times.


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Argentine movies at the 54th BFI Lodon Film Festival




Date: 13-28 October 2010





Directed by: Santiago Loza & Iván Fund

Three women travel to a distant place to do welfare work. They assist, listen, stay with the unprotected. An old hospital in ruins accommodates them. The imposed group life gets more complex as they start to know each other. The relationship with the others, the community, is also difficult. But, as days go by, they will start to melt into that human landscape surrounding them. To be part of the mystery of otherness.


Directed by: Delfina Castagnino

Pilar lives in the south. She recently lost her father and is now on her own. María came to visit her, to keep her company and take a break from the boyfriend she's on the point of leaving. Neither has the wherewithal to comfort the other. Neither knows what she wants. They barely know what they don't want. They don't want to go back to their lives. They don't want to think about the future. They don't want to be alone. They don't want their holiday to end.


Directed by: Eduardo de la Serna, Lucas Marcheggiano, Adriana Yurcovich

An engrossing documentary on a self-taught director, Daniel Burmeister. “El ambulante” is a film about the magic of cinema, about a globetrotter that sells illusions, about a man that lightens the everyday life of many people who live far away from the big lights. “El ambulante” is a story about the culture of people in the deep Argentina.

- CARANCHO - 2010

Directed by: Pablo Trapero
In Argentina, more than eight thousand people die every year in road accidents. Behind every tragedy there is an industry, supported by the compensations of insurance companies and the weakness of the law. Sosa (Ricardo Darin) is a lawyer who haunts hospital waiting rooms hoping to represent the victims of traffic accidents in insurance claims. When he falls in love with ambulance medic Lujan (Martina Gusman), he tries to leave this dark business but the shady law firm that he works for won’t let him off that easily.


Directed by Anahí Berneri

Buenos Aires filmmaker Anahí Berneri delivers a searing, emotionally wired study of a young mother on the verge of losing her grip on herself and her life – a challenging role, impressively performed by Erica Rivas.
When Julieta's younger child suffers an accidental fall, she decides to get him checked out at the hospital, only to find that the on-duty pediatrician suspects Julieta may have been harming her children.


Directed by: Natalia Smirnoff

The story centers on a middle-aged Argentine wife and mother, Maria, who begins to develop a fixation for completing jigsaw puzzles. She finds a jigsaw-puzzling partner, spends two afternoons every week practicing with him in secret, enters a competition and wins. However, the subtexts, subplots and significance of the jigsaw puzzle metaphor in general make the film so much more than what the simple narrative appears to let on to on the surface.

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Art Exhibition by Cruz Jurado

Date: Saturday, 16 October 2010, 6 to 7 pm


Venue: Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB


Argentine artist Cruz Jurado will be presenting his first solo artwork exhibit "Natural Light".


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Talk: "The Role of Women in Latin American Independence"

Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 6 to 8 pm


Venue: Argentine Ambassador's Residence, 49 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QZ



- Professor James Dunkerley OBE, Queen Mary, University of London.

- Professor Tristan Platt, University of Saint Andrews.

- Alberto Souviron, Online Editor of the BBC World Service.


This event is jointly organized by the embassies of Argentina and Bolivia. Reception will follow.





Bloomsbury Festival 2010

Date: Sunday, 24 October 2010, 11-12.30pm


Venue: Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


Renowned Argentine musician and producer, Ignacio Varchausky, will introduce his audience to the origins and development of tango, accompanied by dancers and musicians from the NEGRACHA Tango School. Afterwards, the audience will be invited to learn some basic tango steps.

Ignacio Varchausky is a double bass player and founder of Orquesta El Arranque, a tango orchestra with which he has recorded seven CD’s and toured more than 200 cities worldwide. He is the creator and artistic director of Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce and the founder and artistic director of TangoVia Buenos Aires. As a music producer he has worked with many illustrious artists, including Leopoldo Federico, with whom he won the Latin Grammy in 2009.

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Recital: "Beyond Tango"

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2010, 7.30 pm


Venue: Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL


The recital will be performed by the composer and pianist Juan Manuel Solare whose work has been played all over the world. His repertoire includes clasic music of our time, Argentine tango as well as his own compositions.

The "Beyond Tango" recital will present not only clasics of the Argentine music but also of the whole Latin America as well.


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Symposium: "Between the past and the future: Challenging narratives of memory in Latin America"

Date: 23-24 November 2010, 10 to 7 pm


Venue: Room G35, Senate House, Ground Floor


In the context of novel theories of trauma and loss that have emerged in the field of memory studies, the symposium proposes to examine the current debates on memory in relation to traumatic pasts in Latin America.


Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Jelin (IDES, Buenos Aires Argentina)


Confirmed Contributors: Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths), Susannah Radstone (University of East London), Jens Andermann (Birkbeck)

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Piazzola at the Wigmore Hall

Date: Monday, 20 December 2010, 7.30pm


Venue: Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP








Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp

Bax Elegiac Trio

Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet

Puccini Crisantemi

Piazzolla Five Tango Sensations

The programme begins with two eloquent trios for flute, viola and harp, both written during the First World War: Debussy’s evocation of a lost world of eighteenth-century grace, and Arnold Bax’s commemoration of the dead of the Dublin Easter Rising. From a few years earlier there’s Vaughan Williams’s Phantasy Quintet for strings (with two violas), a little-known work of great beauty. Then after Puccini’s Cristantemi (Chrysanthemums), a touching string quartet miniature written for a winter funeral, Julian Rowlands is the guest soloist in the colourful Five Tango Sensations for bandoneón and string quartet by the great Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla.

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