1999
XII Feria Internacional del Libro
British literature takes over Corferias
ARTES
XII Feria Internacional del Libro
La literatura británica se toma Corferias. El Reino Unido es el invitado de honor de este año a la XII Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá. Junto con la feria en México, la de Bogotá se ha ido consolidando como una de las más importantes de Latinoamérica y, este año, uno de los pabellones es ocupado completamente por la cultura británica. Todo con el apoyo del British Council.
The UK is this year's guest of honour at the 12th International Book Fair in Bogota. Together with its Mexican equivalent, the Bogota fair has established itself as one of the most important in Latin America, and this year one of the pavilions is completely occupied by British culture- all with the support of the British Council. British film. Four films leave audiences speechless in the British pavilion: “Mrs. Brown”, “Richard III”, “Under the Skin”, and “Brassed Off”. "The Invisible Man" is also shown, a spectcular silent film that is accompanied by music and sound effects. Additionally, the theatre group The English School performs three English plays: “Hamlet”, “Rhinoceros” and “The Last Lesson”. From folklore to the chamber: the group City Waites perform folkloric gaita music, La Folia play chamber music and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia bring things to a close by performing a repertoire of the famous English composer Edward Elgar. Laser art. The artist Chris Levine presents a holographic exhibition, making use of laser beams to create visual language.
1999
Fin del milenio
End of the millennium
HISTORIA
 Fin del milenio
Como parte de la celebración británica del fin del milenio, en Londres se inauguran el Millenium Dome y el London Eye, dos megaconstrucciones que hoy son íconos de la ciudad.
As part of the British celebrations to mark the new millennium, the Millenium Dome and the London Eye are opened, two megaconstructions that today are icons of the city.
1999
Conferencia ELT
ELT conference
INGLÉS
El British Council y la Universidad Javeriana organizan la Conferencia Nacional ELT con el tema desarrollo de habilidades de lengua (language skills development). En la apertura participan la Embajadora del Reino Unido en Colombia, Ms. Jane Willis, Jan Van De Putte, Director del Departamento de Lenguajes de la Universidad Javeriana y el Director del British Council en Colombia, Joe Docherty.
The British Council and the Javeriana University organize the National ELT Conference on the subject of language skills development. The opening event features the UK's ambassador to Colombia, Ms. Jane Willis; Jan Van De Putte, the director of the Javeriana University's languages faculty; and the director of the British Council in Colombia, Joe Docherty.
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