2009
Reino Unido triunfa en el Hay
The UK triumphes at the Hay Festival
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Arts
 Reino Unido triunfa en el Hay
El Reino Unido, por intermedio de British Council, brilla en la cuarta edición del Hay Festival en Cartagena.
The UK, through the British Council, shines at the 4th edition of the Hay Festival Cartagena. The author Martin Amis wins the festival's writer's prize, and the Rastafarian poet from Birmingham, Benjamin Zephaniah, brings enjoyment to those present at the prestigious Heredia theatre as well as the children of the El Pozón Community Centre. The journalist Jon Snow and the Irish novelist and screenwriter Ronan Bennett work with children from Cartagena in a range of talks. Everything was documented in the festival's official newspaper Hay para contar, edited by the British Council.
2009
Expociencia
Expociencia
Educación
Education
Expociencia
El British Council participa en la IX Feria Expociencia-expotenología realizada en Corferias. La organización presenta la exposición "Darwin Now" en Museión, un espacio en la feria que, por la cantidad de muestras que alberga, se puede considerar como el museo más grande del país.
The British Council participates in the 9th edition of the Expociencia science and technology fair at the Corferias convention centre in Bogota. The organization presents the "Darwin Now" exhibition at Museión, a space at the fair that could be considered the country's biggest museum due to the amount of exhibits that it houses.
2009
Premio Interna-
cional al Joven Emprende-
dor de artes
International award for the young art entrepreneur
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Arts
Andrés Barragán es la nueva promesa del emprendimiento joven al ganarse el Premio Programa Young Creative Entrepeneur (Joven Creativo Emprendedor) en la categoría editorial. Barragán se gana la convocatoria nacional y luego la mundial en el Reino Unido. "Estuve dos semanas allá", comenta, "y me reuní con un publicista ruso, alguien de Eslovenia, Sudáfrica, Líbano, Argentina y los Emiratos Árabes Unidos. Fue espectacular. Ahí fue cuando me enamoré del British Council porque se me abrieron las puertas del mundo".
Andrés Barragán becomes the bright new hope of youth entrepreneurship by winning the Young Creative Entrepeneur programme award in the editorial category. Barragán wins the national invitation and then the global prize in the UK. "I was there for two weeks", he says, "and I met up with a Russian publicist, people from Slovenia, South Africa, Lebanon, Argentina and the United Arab Emirates. It was amazing. That was when I become enamoured with the British Council, because the world's coors opened for me".
2009
Mad Professor visita Bogotá
Mad Professor visits Bogota
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Arts
Mad Professor visita Bogotá
El dub suena en todo Bogotá. Gracias al British Council, el reconocido músico de dub Mad Professor visita Bogotá para hacer a los citadinos bailar con este ritmo de reggae. Mad Professor es uno de los artistas más representativos del género y en la capital realiza conferencias, ruedas de prensa y varios conciertos.
Dub music rings out across Bogota. Thanks to the British Council, the renowned dub musician Mad Professor visits Bogota to get the city's residents moving to this reggae rhythm. One of the leading artists of the genre, Mad Professor holds conferences, press conferences and several concerts in the capital.
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