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Princess of Asturias Awards

10/05/2018

Programme of cultural events featuring the Laureates during the days leading up to the 2018 Princess of Asturias Awards Ceremony

2018 Princess of Asturias Awards Week

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The Princess of Asturias Foundation has put together a broad-ranging cultural programme that includes the participation of this year’s Princess of Asturias Laureates in various activities between 11th and 20th October. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, 19th October at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo.

The programme, entitled “Awards Week”, comprises around 50 cultural events that will be held in Avilés, Infiesto, Mieres, Gijón and Oviedo. The Laureates will hold meetings with the public, give talks and meet with pupils from Asturian schools, among other activities. Researchers, journalists and professionals from different fields and disciplines will participate in some of the events scheduled for this week together with the Laureates.

The activities will commence on Thursday, 11th October with the inauguration of the series of events entitled “Scorsese’s Factory”, comprising some thirty activities paying tribute to the career of American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts, which will be held in the former La Vega Arms Factory, in Oviedo.

Since 1996, the Foundation has scheduled different activities in diverse locations in Asturias aimed at making the Laureates and their contributions to the world of science, culture or any other field in which they work better known to society at large. The Laureates will combine the activities with diverse meetings with the press, the schedule for which will be announced in the coming days.

Within the framework of Awards Week, an educational project entitled “Taking the Floor” was launched four years ago aimed at primary, secondary and pre-university pupils in the Principality of Asturias, in which nearly 6,000 pupils from 91 schools have taken part. This edition of the project will bring together schoolchildren around the figures of this year’s Laureates in the categories of Communication and Humanities (Alma Guillermoprieto), Concord (Sylvia A. Earle) and International Cooperation (Amref Health Africa Global and Amref Salud África España).

This series of events counts on the collaboration of the Ministry of Defence, the Regional Ministry of Education and Culture of the Principality of Asturias, the Principality of Asturias Regional Parliament, Oviedo, Gijón, Avilés and Piloña Municipal Councils, and the University of Oviedo, as well as the collaboration of the Cajastur-Liberbank Foundation, a member of the Princess of Asturias Board of Trustees.

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Programme of activities featuring the Laureates (subject to change).Updated information at: www.fpa.es/en/2018-special/

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY, 11th OCTOBER
  • SEE WEBSITE “Scorsese’s Factory”. Activities paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts.

    See the full programme at www.fpa.es
    La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
FRIDAY, 12th OCTOBER
  • SEE WEBSITE     “Scorsese’s Factory”. Activities paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts.

    See the full programme at www.fpa.es
    La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
SATURDAY, 13th OCTOBER
  • SEE WEBSITE “Scorsese’s Factory”. Activities paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts.

    See the full programme at www.fpa.es .
    La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
  • 8:00pm “Symphonic Taxi Driver” The Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra (OSPA), conducted by Robert Ziegler, will give a live performance of the film’s soundtrack, composed by Bernard Herrmann. This activity is part of the “Scorsese’s Factory” programme, a series of events paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese (See full programme at www.fpa.es).  This screening with live musical accompaniment will be carried out in collaboration with Sony Pictures, Park Circus, Southbank Centre and the Film British Institute. The soundtrack is reproduced with the permission of the Bernard Herrman Estate.

    Tickets will be made available from 6th October, between 12 noon and 2:00pm and between 5:30pm and 8:00pm, from the following box offices: Principality of Asturias Tourist Information Centre (Oviedo), Laboral City of Culture and Jovellanos Theatre (Gijón), and the Niemeyer Centre (Avilés). A maximum of two tickets will be made available per person.
    Laboral Theatre (Calle Luis Moya Blanco, 261, Gijón).
SUNDAY, 14th OCTOBER
  • 11:00am  “In Fred Vargas Code. A treasure hunt through Commissaire Adamsberg’s Paris”. Gijón will host a crime novel treasure hunt in which the participants will become Commissaire Adamsberg.  To do so, they will use the District 13 Crime Squad Police Station, in which those participating will become familiar with characters from the novels of Fred Vargas, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Literature, and from where they will set out on a trip through Gijón to attend a police congress.

    Participation via prior registration at www.fpa.es/scorsese, from 12 noon on 5th October, or on the day at Revillagigedo Palace, in Gijón.
    The event will commence at Revillagigedo Palace (Plaza del Marqués, 2, Gijón).
  • SEE WEBSITE  “Scorsese’s Factory”. Activities paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts.

    See the full programme at www.fpa.es
    La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
MONDAY, 15th OCTOBER
  • 12:30pm  “Taking the Floor”. Journalists with a Soul. Alma Guillermoprieto, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Communication and Humanities, will meet with a number of pupils from secondary schools in Asturias who have participated in this programme. These students have put together reports, articles and interviews on social, cultural and historical issues related to the boroughs where their schools are located. The opening of the exhibition showing all the selected ideas will take place during the event and the Laureate will help the participants decide on a headline encompassing all the projects. 

    Admission restricted to pupils and teachers from the participating schools.
    Sánchez Lastra State Secondary School (Calle Reinerio García, Mieres).
  • SEE WEBSITE: “Scorsese’s Factory”. Activities paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts.

    See the full programme at www.fpa.es
    La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
  • 7:30pmTreasuring Words. A meeting with book clubs linked to public libraries. Alma Guillermoprieto will attend a meeting with members of book clubs from 26 boroughs belonging to the Principality of Asturias Public Libraries Network. They will also be joined by more than 350 people from book clubs from Galicia, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Navarre, Castile and León, Madrid and Castile-La Mancha. During the conversation, journalist, writer and deputy director of El País newspaper Juan Cruz, who will act as moderator, will review the Laureate’s career and will pass on a selection of questions previously posed by members of the book clubs.

    Accessible event: audio induction loop system and sign language.

    Admission by invitation for members of the participating book clubs and free admission for the public until all remaining seats are taken.
    City of Oviedo Exhibition and Conference Centre (Calle Arturo Alvarez Buylla, Oviedo).
TUESDAY, 16th OCTOBER
  • SEE WEBSITE     “Scorsese’s Factory”. Activities paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts.

    See the full programme at www.fpa.es .
    La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
  • 12:30pmJournalists with a Soul. A seminar with journalists. Alma Guillermoprieto will meet with young media journalists from all over Spain working in the regional printed press. At the meeting, they will talk about the Laureate’s experience as a correspondent in Latin America and analyse the current situation of the profession of journalist.

    Admission strictly by invitation only.
    Niemeyer Centre Tower (Avenida del Zinc, Avilés).
WEDNESDAY, 17th OCTOBER
  • 12 noon   Visit by Krzysztof Wielicki to a school. Krzysztof Wielicki, 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports , will visit a pre-school to see what has been created by its students who have been working on projects inspired by the mountain climber. Afterward, he will speak to secondary school students about his mountaineering experiences at Paula Frassinetti School. Students from the "Sports Technician of Mid-Mountains" programme at the Centre for Professional Formation of Sports of Avilés will also attend the talk.

    Admission restricted to pupils and teachers from theparticipating schools.
    Colegio Paula Frassinetti (Av. de Alemania, 65, Avilés)
  • 12 noon  “Taking the Floor”. No Blue, No Green. Sylvia A. Earle, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Concord, will meet with pupils from primary and secondary schools. The activity dedicated to this Laureate consisted in collecting and recycling plastic waste found in the sea in order to know the measures that need to be taken to reduce pollution and conserve the oceans. The pupils also designed info sheets with proposals for changes in consumer habits to achieve this goal.

    Admission restricted to pupils and teachers from the participating schools.
    (Av. Constitución, 55, Gijón).
  • SEE WEBSITE “Scorsese’s Factory”. Activities paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts.

    See the full programme at www.fpa.es.
    La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
  • 12 noon  “A Talk to Students”. Svante Pääbo, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Technical and Scientific Research, will meet with students from various secondary schools in Asturias to tell them about his scientific work in a talk specially tailored to them. The Laureate will also visit “The 13 from Sidrón Cave” exhibition, devoted to the digs at Sidrón Cave.

    Admission restricted to pupils and teachers from the participating schools.
    Infiesto State Secondary School (Paseo del Sol, Infiesto).
    Exhibition at the Tierra de Asturcones Visitor Reception Centre in Piloña, located in the Obra Pía building (Calle Covadonga, 11, Infiesto).
  • 12 noon  “Visit to the Principality of Asturias Regional Parliament”. Githinji Gitahi, CEO of Amref Health Africa (Global), and Álvaro Rengifo, president of Amref Salud África (España), will give a talk presenting the activities undertaken in Africa by the NGO, 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. Daniel López Acuña, a medical doctor specialising in Public Health and member of the Jury for the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, will act as moderator for the event.

    Admission restricted to Members of the Principality of Asturias Parliament and invited guests.
    Simultaneous translation will be available at the event.

    Principality of Asturias Regional Parliament (Calle Fruela, 11, Oviedo).
  • 7:30pm  “A Meeting with Svante Pääbo”. Svante Pääbo will meet with the public at an event moderated by Juan Luis Arsuaga, Jury member for the Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research and co-director of the Atapuerca Team (1997 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research). At the meeting, they will talk about the Laureate’s career; in particular, of his most outstanding achievements and of the studies on the Sidrón Cave and Atapuerca sites.

    Free admission until all seats are taken. Once all seats in the Paraninfo hall are taken, the public can follow the event via screens from the main lecture hall (Aula Magna) and the Rector Alas a lecture hall. Simultaneous translation will be available at the event.
    “Paraninfo” Hall, University of Oviedo Historic Building. (Calle San Francisco, 1, Oviedo).
  • 7:30pm   “Martin Scorsese meets with the public”.  The purpose of the event is to pay tribute to the American filmmaker’s career, his filmography and his facet as a champion of film preservation. The public will be able to pose questions during the activities that take place during Awards Week and via the registration forms that will be available on the Foundation website (www.fpa.es ) from 12 noon on 8th October. Film director and member of the Jury for the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts Sergio Sánchez will act as moderator and pass on these questions to Scorsese during the event.

    Tickets will be made available from 12 noon on 13th October from the Jovellanos Theatre box office. A maximum of two tickets will be made available per person.
    Simultaneous translation will be available at the event.

    Jovellanos Theatre. Paseo Begoña, 11, Gijón).
  • 7:30pm Planet Ocean Talk. Sylvia A. Earle will take part in a meeting with the public which will be moderated by the dean of the University of Oviedo Faculty of Biology, José Manuel Rico Ordás. The event will review her career and highlight the research on the seabed and the conservation of the oceans that she has carried out.

    Accessible event: sign language.

    Tickets will be made available from Saturday 13h October, between 11am and 2:00pm and between 6:00pm and 9:00pm, from the box office at Municipal Cultural Centre in Avilés.
    Simultaneous translation will be available at the event.

    Palacio Valdés Theatre (Calle Palacio Valdés, 3, Avilés).
  • 8:30pm  “Final rehearsal for the 27th Princess of Asturias Awards Concert”. The Princess of Asturias Foundation Choir, conducted by Rossen Milanov, will hold a rehearsal of the Princess of Asturias Awards Concert that will be open to the public. The Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra (OSPA) and soloists Beatriz Díaz (soprano), María José Montiel (mezzo-soprano), Xabier Anduaga (tenor) and José Antonio López (baritone) will accompany them in the performance of Stabat Mater, by Gioacchino Rossini.

    Tickets will be available from the Prince Felipe Auditorium box offices on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th, between 10:00am and 2:00pm and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. The Foundation will give out 1,000 tickets. A maximum of two tickets will be made available per person. 
    Prince Felipe Auditorium. Plaza del Fresno, Oviedo).
THURSDAY, 18th OCTOBER
  • 9:30am  “Breakfast Meeting”.  Svante Pääbo will meet with PhD students specializing in his field of work. The meeting will be moderated by Marco de la Rasilla, co-director of the multidisciplinary research team of the El Sidrón site and lecturer in the Area of Prehistory, Department of History, University of Oviedo.

    Admission strictly by invitation only. The meeting will be held in English.
    Chapel, University of Oviedo Historic Building (Calle San Francisco, 1).
  • 11:30am  Wings for a Mission. Opening of the show of projects from the ‘Taking the Floor’ educational programme”. Representatives of Amref Health Africa (Global) and Amref Salud África (España) will meet with primary schoolchildren from Asturias who have participated in the “Taking the Floor” activity organized in tribute to Amref. In this activity, they reviewed the origins of the NGO via a script composed of twelve chapters. Amref representatives will also visit an exhibition of drawings made by these schoolchildren to mark the activity.

    Admission restricted to pupils and teachers from the participating schools.
    Exhibition open to the public between 18th and 21st October, Thursday and Friday between 4.30 pm and 8.00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00pm.

    La Milagrosa School (Calle Marqués de Pidal, 16, Oviedo).
    Exhibition at the Lorenzo Rodríguez Castellano Library (La Granja) in San Francisco Park, Oviedo (Paseo del Bombe, 1, Oviedo).
  • SEE WEBSITE     “Scorsese’s Factory”. Activities paying tribute to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts.

    See the full programme at www.fpa.es .
    La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
  • 5:00pm Martin Scorsese meets with young filmmakers. Martin Scorsese will meet with young Spanish filmmakers and screenwriters at an event moderated by film director Rodrigo Cortés. There will also be representatives from film academies and schools, producers, critics, programmers and editors of Spanish films, among others.

    Admission strictly by invitation only.
    Simultaneous translation will be available at the event.
     “Workshop” Hall, La Vega Arms Factory (Calle Marcelino Fernández, Oviedo).
  • 6:30pm  “Panel Discussion on Female Genital Mutilation”. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete, ambassador against genital mutilation in Amref Health Africa (Global) and head of the NGO’s “Alternative Rites of Passage” programme in Kenya, and Githinji Gitahi, CEO of Amref Health Africa (Global), will take part in a panel discussion, along with representatives of other organizations involved in the eradication of female genital mutilation, that will be moderated by journalist Patricia Simón and lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Oviedo María Valvidares.

    Free admission until all seats are taken. Once all seats in the Paraninfo hall are taken, the public can follow the event via screens from the main lecture hall (Aula Magna) and the Severo Ochoa lecture hall. Simultaneous translation will be available at the event.
     “Paraninfo” Hall, University of Oviedo Historic Building (Calle San Francisco, 1, Oviedo).
  • 7:00pm  Vertical Paradises. A meeting with mountaineering clubs, fans and the general public. Reinhold Messner and Krzysztof Wielicki, Princess of Asturias Laureates for Sport, will make a preliminary presentation prior to a panel discussion, moderated by Sebastián Álvaro, mountaineer and director of the Spanish TV programme “Al filo de lo imposible”

    Accessible event: sign language.

    Free admission until all seats are taken. Simultaneous translation will be available at the event, as both Laureates will speak in Italian.
    City of Oviedo Exhibition and Conference Centre.
    (Calle Arturo Álvarez Buylla, Oviedo).

SATURDAY, 20th OCTOBER

  • 1:00pm  “Talk”. Michael J. Sandel, 2018 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Social Sciences, will meet with a number of university students at an event moderated by the head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Oviedo, Armando Menéndez Viso.

    Free admission until all seats are taken. Simultaneous translation will be available at the event.
    Library, University of Oviedo Historic Building (Calle San Francisco, 1, Oviedo).

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