ISLA Irish Spanish / Latin American Festival 2021 - 10/30 Infinity - A Celebration
2021 marks a special year for Instituto Cervantes, Dublin - the Irish Spanish / Latin American Festival or ISLA turns ten this year. Instituto Cervantes is the Cultural wing of the Spanish Embassy in Ireland and worldwide this institute is celebrating 30 years this year. The movement has spread Spanish culture and the joy of the Spanish language throughout the world for over 30 years.
This year the festival will include literary discussions, screenings of important films, pirate story telling, a poetry and music recital and interviews with Irish writers Catherine Dunne and Patrick Freyne.
Here in Ireland, Instituto Cervantes is an active educational and cultural hub, which provides language courses, art installations, children’s events, food and cookery courses and historical events.
Director of Instituto Cervantes Dublin, Víctor Andresco, says: “ISLA is ten years old this year, as we emerge from a stubborn fog through which, fortunately, more light is beginning to appear”.
“Numbers, words, dreams, years. As the poet says, The future is there, full of days, days that we are celebrating at the Instituto Cervantes to mark the first three decades since its foundation in 1991. Thirty years creating Hispanists, building bridges across language and culture, science and art.
This year, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Peru also extend a warm welcome to Nicaragua. As the Spanish-speaking community on this wonderful emerald isle keeps growing, we look forward to further sharing our customs and our concerns.
We hope to continue expanding our horizons with our Irish hosts, discovering together that the future is already here, full of days to celebrate that we were once a seed and today have grown into this dynamic life. Adding years and voices into the future, to infinity. Welcome to the 10th year of the ISLA festival,” Víctor Andresco adds.