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Princess of Asturias Awards

10/08/2021

Programme of cultural events marking the presentation of the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards

Registration will open in two stages, on 11th and 16th October.

The events will be held in Avilés, Gijón, Mieres, Oviedo and Riañu.

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The Princess of Asturias Foundation has put together a broad-ranging programme of 60 cultural activities to mark the forty-first edition of the Princess of Asturias Awards. Under the name of “Awards Week”, the programme will take place between 14th and 23rd October and will commence with the opening of the permanent facilities at the former La Vega Arms Factory, Oviedo, at 7:30pm on the 14th.

Registration for the activities that are to take place between 14th and 17th will open at 12 noon on Monday 11th October. Those wishing to do so may also register at that time for two meetings between the public and laureates Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner and Derrick Rossi (to be held on Wednesday 20th October) and Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci (an event that will take place on Saturday 23rd October).

Registration for the remaining activities, including the final rehearsal for the 29th Princess of Asturias Awards Concert, will open at 12 noon on Saturday 16th October.

This year’s cultural events will be held in Avilés, Gijón, Mieres, Oviedo and Riañu. 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. Last year, activities were concentrated in Oviedo due to the public health situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Within the framework of “Awards Week”, the Laureates will take part in meetings with the public and students from several schools in Asturias.

The “Taking the Floor” cultural programme for schools is now in its sixth year. In all, some 3,906 primary, secondary, pre-university and vocational training students from 71 schools in the Principality of Asturias have participated in this year’s edition to date. This initiative consists of eight activities that seek to make the merits and careers of the Laureates in the categories of Sports (Teresa Perales), International Cooperation (CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education), Communication and Humanities (Gloria Steinem), Concord (José Andrés and the World Central Kitchen NGO) and Technical and Scientific Research (Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner, Uğur Şahin, Özlem Türeci, Derrick Rossi and Sarah Gilbert) better known to the educational community. Last year, the “Taking the Floor” cultural programme for schools was suspended due to the public health situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spain’s Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with Parliament and Democratic Memory, the Ministry of Defence, the Regional Ministry of Culture, Language Policies and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias, the Principality of Asturias Regional Parliament, Oviedo, Gijón, Avilés and Mieres Municipal Councils, the University of Oviedo and the Spanish Paralympic Committee have all collaborated in the organization of this series of events marking the forty-first edition of the Princess of Asturias Awards.

ADMISSION TO LA VEGA ARMS FACTORY

    Two types of tickets will be made available to the public to visit the permanent facilities at the Arms Factory:

  • For visits on Saturday or Sunday, from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 9pm.
  • For visits during the week, from 4pm to 9pm.
    (closed on Friday 22nd October).
  • In both cases, the visit to any of the exhibitions will be conditional on an activity not taking place at that time (see full programme).
  • Please check at the gate regarding the possibility of visiting the Factory without a ticket within the above times.

    On opening day, there will be two consecutive guided tours of the complex’s facilities: at 7:30pm and at 9:00pm (3 groups of 45 people per tour).

    A Statement of Responsibility must be accepted on the registration forms that will be made available on the Foundation’s website in order to be able to register for any of the events.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER

7:30pm. Opening of the “LAFPABRICA. Awards Factory”.

Guided visit to the complex’s permanent facilities:

“Marina Abramović - Performative Video Works”. An exhibition of 8 works selected by the Laureate brought together exclusively for Awards Week. The show will trace a path through the artist’s career and the main thematic and aesthetic strands of her oeuvre.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Arts and Crafts building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.

“Sylva. Art installation”. An avant-garde art installation created in collaboration with the MAEID international architecture studio. The event is also sponsored by ABB. It will conceptualize the importance of education by developing a living organism whose constant evolution and growth will be determined by an algorithm that processes the impact data of the work carried out by CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Commercial warehouse. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.

“Steinem Space. Feminist Space”. This will be an area dedicated to reviewing some of the milestones and key figures in the history of the feminist movement starting out from Gloria Steinem’s biographical and professional background. The elements on show will be distributed around three conceptual themes: travelling, listening and acting.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Hallway of the Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.

A show of projects from “Taking the Floor”». A selection of projects by students who have participated in the “Taking the Floor” educational programme for schools.”.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Corridor of the Warehouse building and Plaza (in the case of “The Magnificent Seven Scientists” section). La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.

“Body and Mind Space” Workshops and chill out zone. An area that will be devoted to chilling out and introspection, which links up with the personal and professional background and work of Gloria Steinem, Marina Abramović and Emmanuel Carrère. .

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.

Launch of the “Gloria Steinem” podcast.

Two 20-minute episodes on the Laureate’s life and career, directed by Jimena Marcos. They will combine archive material and interviews with experts with a view to reviewing Gloria Steinem’s career and the importance of her work as a women’s rights activist.

FRIDAY 15TH OCTOBER

11.00am. Body and Mind Space. “Yoga for Readers”.

Based on Emmanuel Carrère’s latest book, Yoga, a workshop on this discipline will be scheduled in which participants will be guided by yoga teacher Nuno de Oliveira, who, based on the Laureate’s words, will help them explore the way the latter understands the breathing, meditation and philosophy of this branch of learning in practice.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 35

05.00pm. Body and Mind Space “Meditations in sound”.

This is inspired by what is known as the “Abramović Method”. Via a series of diverse musical pieces, to be performed by violinist Sabine Lohez and pianist María Cueva, the public will be invited to unlearn their listening habits and enter into a state of concentration and “deep listening”. Among the scores to be played are John Cage’s 4’33’’, Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, and a selection from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 2.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants aproximado: 90

08.00pm. “Revealed Women” film-concert.

Asturian composer Verónica R. Galán will perform a live soundtrack created especially for the occasion, accompanied by musician Javier Bejarano. The programme consists of three short films directed by pioneering women of the silver screen made at the beginning of the 20th century: The Rosary (1913) and Suspense (1913), both by Lois Weber, and Parabola (1937), by Mary Ellen Bute. Two women filmmakers who represent the image of professionals forgotten by history despite their achievements in the world of film.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299.

09.00pm. "Universe Carrère" stage show.

A stage show directed by actress and theatrical director Cris Puertas, who will propose immersing the audience in the work of Emmanuel Carrère through the transformation into dramatic text of some significant passages included in his most representative books (Gothic Romance, The Adversary, Limonov and Yoga). Cris Puertas and Sandro Cordero will perform in the show, accompanied by María Cueva at the piano. Playwriting by José Busto and scenography by Cristina Busto.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Cannons building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 146.

09.30pm. "Revealed Women" film-concert.

Asturian composer Verónica R. Galán will perform a live soundtrack created especially for the occasion, accompanied by musician Javier Bejarano. The programme consists of three short films directed by pioneering women of the silver screen made at the beginning of the 20th century: The Rosary (1913) and Suspense (1913), both by Lois Weber, and Parabola (1937), by Mary Ellen Bute. Two women filmmakers who represent the image of professionals forgotten by history despite their achievements in the world of film.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299

 10.15pm. "Universe Carrère" stage show.

A stage show directed by actress and theatrical director Cris Puertas, who will propose immersing the audience in the work of Emmanuel Carrère through the transformation into dramatic text of some significant passages included in his most representative books (Gothic Romance, The Adversary, Limonov and Yoga). Cris Puertas and Sandro Cordero will perform in the show, accompanied by María Cueva at the piano. Playwriting by José Busto and scenography by Cristina Busto.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Cannons building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 146

SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER

10.00am. “Tribute to Teresa Perales” mini Paralympic games.

In this activity, aimed preferably at families, six events will be proposed that seek to bring the public closer to the practice of different Paralympic sports: wheelchair basketball, blind football, athletics, archery, boccia and adapted swimming. In addition, there will also be explanatory panels on the Paralympic Games and a compendium of questions on this subject and Teresa Perales’ career. The aim is to recognize the Laureate’s career and promote inclusion and social awareness via the dissemination of sport for people with disabilities.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Accessible event: spanish sign language
  • Cannons building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 100 cada hora, en cuatro tramos a las 10, las 11, las 12 y las 13 horas.

10.00am. Body and Mind Space. “Yoga for Readers”.

Based on Emmanuel Carrère’s latest book, Yoga, a workshop on this discipline will be scheduled in which participants will be guided by yoga teacher Nuno de Oliveira, who, based on the Laureate’s words, will help them explore the way the latter understands the breathing, meditation and philosophy of this branch of learning in practice.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 35

11.00am. Steinem Space. “Bags on the Go”.

Participants, aged 8 and older, will be taught to personalize a cloth bag with one of Gloria Steinem’s quotes. This activity will be aimed at a family audience and children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Hallway of the Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory.
  • Maximum number of participants: 20 (counting adults and children)

11.30am. Body and Mind Space. “Conscious Body”.

Inspired by Gloria Steinem’s book Revolution from Within. This activity will be devoted to the study of the factors of movement that allow each person to find new ways of communicating through body language. It will be imparted by Ana Pérez de Amézaga, PhD in the Teaching of Body Language.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 30

12.00 noon. Steinem Space. “The Powers of Wonder Woman”.

Via a campaign on its pages, the magazine Ms., which Gloria Steinem co-founded, got DC Comics to recover the original version of Via a campaign on its pages, the magazine Ms., which Gloria Steinem co-founded, got DC Comics to recover the original version of Wonder Woman, after having reduced this superheroine’s powers in one of their comics. In this workshop, children over 6 will be encouraged to draw Wonder Woman and choose new powers for her. This activity will be aimed at a family audience and children must be accompanied by an adult. , after having reduced this superheroine’s powers in one of their comics. In this workshop, children over 6 will be encouraged to draw Wonder Woman and choose new powers for her. This activity will be aimed at a family audience and children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Hallway of the Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory.
  • Maximum number of participants: 20 . (counting adults and children)

1.00pm. “The Sen Perspective” film cycle. Modern Times film-concert.

Coordinated by University of Oviedo lecturer Armando Menéndez Viso, “The Sen Perspective” film cycle will be structured around four pairs of concepts that lead us to the Laureate’s thinking: the individual and the group; economics and ethics; capabilities and freedom; and justice and society. Musician César Latorre will perform a live soundtrack to Charles Chaplin’s iconic film. The film, from 1936 and in black and white, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is suitable for all audiences.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299  

1.30pm. Body and Mind Space. “Meditations in Sound” workshop-concert.

This is inspired by what is known as the “Abramović Method”. Via a series of diverse musical pieces, to be performed by violinist Sabine Lohez and pianist María Cueva, the public will be invited to unlearn their listening habits and enter into a state of concentration and “deep listening”. Among the scores to be played are John Cage’s 4’33’’, Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, and a selection from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 2.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo
  • Maximum number of participants aproximado: 90

4.00pm. “Tribute to Teresa Perales” mini Paralympic games.

In this activity, aimed preferably at families, six events will be proposed that seek to bring the public closer to the practice of different Paralympic sports: wheelchair basketball, blind football, athletics, archery, boccia and adapted swimming. In addition, there will also be explanatory panels on the Paralympic Games and a compendium of questions on this subject and Teresa Perales’ career. The aim is to recognize the Laureate’s career and promote inclusion and social awareness via the dissemination of sport for people with disabilities.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Accessible event: spanish sign language
  • Cannons building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 100 people every hour, in four sections at 10am, 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.

7.00pm. “The Sen Perspective” film cycle. Screening of To Kill a Mockingbird.

On the basis of this film, the cinematographic archetype of the search for justice, the audience will reflect on the relationships between the concepts of justice and society, both very present in Amartya Sen’s thinking. The film, from 1962 and in black and white, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is suitable for all audiences.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Foundry building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 96

9.00pm. "Universe Carrère" stage show.

A stage show directed by actress and theatrical director Cris Puertas, who will propose immersing the audience in the work of Emmanuel Carrère through the transformation into dramatic text of some significant passages included in his most representative books (Gothic Romance, The Adversary, Limonov and Yoga). Cris Puertas and Sandro Cordero will perform in the show, accompanied by María Cueva at the piano. Playwriting by José Busto and scenography by Cristina Busto.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Cannons building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 146

9.00pm. "People have the power" concert.

Asturian musician Mar Álvarez will head a concert in which some of the songs that have accompanied the feminist movement and other social struggles from the second half of the 20th century to the present day can be heard. The repertoire, which includes rock, pop and soul, as well as other styles of popular music, is a kind of soundtrack to a road journey along paths trod by Gloria Steinem throughout her life.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299 .

10.15pm. "Universe Carrère" stage show.

A stage show directed by actress and theatrical director Cris Puertas, who will propose immersing the audience in the work of Emmanuel Carrère through the transformation into dramatic text of some significant passages included in his most representative books (Gothic Romance, The Adversary, Limonov and Yoga). Cris Puertas and Sandro Cordero will perform in the show, accompanied by María Cueva at the piano. Playwriting by José Busto and scenography by Cristina Busto.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Cannons building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 146 .

SUNDAY 17TH OCTOBER

10.00am“Tribute to Teresa Perales” mini Paralympic games.

In this activity, aimed preferably at families, six events will be proposed that seek to bring the public closer to the practice of different Paralympic sports: wheelchair basketball, blind football, athletics, archery, boccia and adapted swimming. In addition, there will also be explanatory panels on the Paralympic Games and a compendium of questions on this subject and Teresa Perales’ career. The aim is to recognize the Laureate’s career and promote inclusion and social awareness via the dissemination of sport for people with disabilities.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Accessible event: spanish sign language
  • Cannons building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 100 cada hora, en cuatro tramos a las 10, las 11, las 12 y las 13 horas.

10.00am. Body and Mind Space. “Yoga for Readers”.

Based on Emmanuel Carrère’s latest book, Yoga, a workshop on this discipline will be scheduled in which participants will be guided by yoga teacher Nuno de Oliveira, who, based on the Laureate’s words, will help them explore the way the latter understands the breathing, meditation and philosophy of this branch of learning in practice.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 35

11.00am. Steinem Space. “Bags on the Go”.

Participants, aged 8 and older, will be taught to personalize a cloth bag with one of Gloria Steinem’s quotes. This activity will be aimed at a family audience and children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Hallway of the Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory.
  • Maximum number of participants: 20 (counting adults and children)

11.30am. Body and Mind Space. “Conscious Body".

Inspired by Gloria Steinem’s book Revolution from Within. This activity will be devoted to the study of the factors of movement that allow each person to find new ways of communicating through body language. It will be imparted by Ana Pérez de Amézaga, PhD in the Teaching of Body Language.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 30

12.00 noon. Steinem Space. “The Powers of Wonder Woman”.

Via a campaign on its pages, the magazine Ms., which Gloria Steinem co-founded, got DC Comics to recover the original version of Wonder Woman, after having reduced this superheroine’s powers in one of their comics. In this workshop, children over 6 will be encouraged to draw Wonder Woman and choose new powers for her. This activity will be aimed at a family audience and children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Hallway of the Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory.
  • Maximum number of participants: 20 . (counting adults and children)

1.00pm. “The Sen Perspective” film cycle. Modern Times film-concert.

Coordinated by University of Oviedo lecturer Armando Menéndez Viso, “The Sen Perspective” film cycle will be structured around four pairs of concepts that lead us to the Laureate’s thinking: the individual and the group; economics and ethics; capabilities and freedom; and justice and society. Musician César Latorre will perform a live soundtrack to Charles Chaplin’s iconic film. The film, from 1936 and in black and white, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is suitable for all audiences.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Foundry building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 96  

1.00pm. "People have the power" concert.

Asturian musician Mar Álvarez will head a concert in which some of the songs that have accompanied the feminist movement and other social struggles from the second half of the 20th century to the present day can be heard. The repertoire, which includes rock, pop and soul, as well as other styles of popular music, is a kind of soundtrack to a road journey along paths trod by Gloria Steinem throughout her life.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo
  • Maximum number of participants 299

1.15pm. Body and Mind Space. “Conscious Body”.

Inspired by Gloria Steinem’s book Revolution from Within. This activity will be devoted to the study of the factors of movement that allow each person to find new ways of communicating through body language. It will be imparted by Ana Pérez de Amézaga, PhD in the Teaching of Body Language.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 30 .

6.00pm. Secreening Ouaga girls.

As the work of CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education shows, education is the key to social and collective development, the door to new opportunities. This film tells the story of a group of girls who attend classes in the capital of Burkina Faso to become mechanics, a profession commonly identified as male. They overcome all kinds of prejudices and fight to get ahead in a country where the unemployment rate among young people reaches 52%. The film, from 2017 and in colour, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is suitable for all audiences. At the time of its screening, the film will still not have been released on the commercial circuit.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Accessible event: spanish sign language
  • Foundry building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 96

7.00pm. "Feminist Enclave" concert.

An ensemble of string, piano and voice led by Asturian violist Cristina Gestido will perform a repertoire of classical pieces. Compositions that have formed part of the heart of feminism will be reviewed, the atmosphere in which some of the movement’s most outstanding achievements took place will be recreated and light will be shone on the work of female composers unknown to the general public.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299

MONDAY 18TH OCTOBER

12 noon. Katalin Karikó, joint 2021 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Technical and Scientific Research, will visit the Clara Campoamor State Primary School, in Riañu (Langreo), at 12 noon on Monday 18th October Pupils at this school had been in contact with her months before the granting of the Award, considering her as a role model of a woman scientist in the activities they carried out on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021.

  • Admission strictly for the school community.

7.00pm. “The Sen Perspective” film cycle. Screening of Hava, Maryam, Ayesha.

On the basis of this film, which will be premiered in Asturias during this activity, the audience will be invited to reflect on the individual and the collective, both key concepts in Amartya Sen’s thinking. The three leading female characters in this film are facing a crucial moment in their lives, but the personal decisions they must make are strongly conditioned by the social environment that oppresses them. Its director, Sahraa Karimi, has recently had to flee Afghanistan after the return of the Taliban to power. The film, from 2019 and in colour, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is pending age-rating classification. At the time of its screening, the film will still not have been released on the commercial circuit.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Foundry building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 96

TUESDAY 19TH OCTOBER

10.30am. Taking the Floor. “Concord Is Served”. José Andrés and World Central Kitchen.

José Andrés will visit an exhibition of projects by secondary school students who have participated in the section devoted to these Laureates within the “Taking the Floor” educational programme for schools. He will later hold a meeting with the students, chaired by journalist Arturo Téllez. A representation of pupils will attend the event in person while the rest of the participating schools will connect via video call. The activity proposed to the students consisted in making a comic strip and/or comic about José Andrés’ personal life and professional career, the work he does with WCK or how he has managed to make an everyday element such as food a way of connecting individuals, cultures and peoples.

  • Admission by invitation only.
  • Corridor of the Warehouse building (exhibition) and Warehouse building (meeting). La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.

12.30pm. Taking the Floor. “GenerAction”. Steinem Space.

Gloria Steinem will visit an exhibition of projects by 3rd- and 4th-year secondary school and pre-university students who have participated in the section devoted to the Laureate within the “Taking the Floor” educational programme for schools. She will later hold a meeting with the students, chaired by Alejandra Moreno Álvarez, who lectures in English at the University of Oviedo. A representation of pupils will attend the event in person while the rest of the participating schools will connect via video call. The activity proposed to the students consisted in preparing the first issue of a publication on feminism and civil rights, including an article with examples of progress in equal rights and another on the challenges of feminism in this century.

  • Admission by invitation only.
  • Warehouse building (meeting). La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.

4.30pm. Visit by Lucy Lake, CEO of CAMFED.

The CEO of the organization CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education, 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, will visit the “Taking the Floor” exhibition, which forms part of the cultural programme for primary, secondary, pre-university and vocational training students in the Principality of Asturias. Lucy Lake will also visit the permanent installation of “Sylva”.

  • Admission restricted.
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo

5.00pm. Visit to the Principality of Asturias Regional Parliament by José Andrés.

The Laureate will hold a meeting with political representatives of the region.

  • Admission restricted to Members of the Principality of Asturias Parliament and invited guests
  • Sala Constitución. Regional Parliament of the Principality of Asturias (calle Fruela, 11. Oviedo).

6.30.pm Teresa Perales meets with the public.

The Laureate will converse with journalist Almudena Rivera about her achievements and her sporting career. The aim of the conversation is to share the key values of Paralympic and adapted sport.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Accessible event: spanish sign language
  • Avilés Sports Complex (calle Juan XXIII, 42. Avilés).

7.00pm. “The Sen Perspective” film cycle. Projection of Bicycle Thieves.

This gem of neorealism portrays a worker’s struggle to better his standard of living, reflecting the enormous inequalities in a Europe ravaged by war. Taking this iconic film as a reference, the audience will be invited to reflect on the concepts of capabilities and freedom, key elements in Amartya Sen’s thinking. The film, from 1948 and in black and white, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is suitable for all audiences.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Foundry building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 96

7.30pm. Marina Abramović meets with the public.

The Laureate will converse with María de Corral, curator, arts critic and member of the Jury for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts, about her professional career, the keys to her artistic work and her aspirations for the future.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Accessible event: sign language
  • Jovellanos Theatre (Paseo de Begoña, 11. Gijón)
  • Maximum number of participants: 700

7.30 horas. “Feminist Enclave” concert.

An ensemble of string, piano and voice led by Asturian violist Cristina Gestido will perform a repertoire of classical pieces. Compositions that have formed part of the heart of feminism will be reviewed, the atmosphere in which some of the movement’s most outstanding achievements took place will be recreated and light will be shone on the work of female composers unknown to the general public.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299

WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER

11.00am. Body and Mind Space. “Yoga for Readers”.

Based on Emmanuel Carrère’s latest book, Yoga, a workshop on this discipline will be scheduled in which participants will be guided by yoga teacher Nuno de Oliveira, who, based on the Laureate’s words, will help them explore the way the latter understands the breathing, meditation and philosophy of this branch of learning in practice.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Workshops building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 35

11.00am. Taking the Floor. “An Unstoppable Movement”. Teresa Perales.

Teresa Perales will visit an exhibition of projects by 5th- and 6th-year primary school and 1st- and 2nd-year secondary students who have participated in the section devoted to the Laureate within the “Taking the Floor” educational programme for schools. She will later hold a meeting with the students, chaired by Ángeles García, former volleyball player and head of the Miguel de Cervantes state primary school, Gijón. A representation of pupils will attend the event in person while the rest of the participating schools will connect via video call. The activity proposed to the students consisted in presenting, in any format they chose, the research they carried out on the history of the Paralympic Games and the swimmer’s life and career.

  • Admission by invitation only.
  • Corridor of the Warehouse building (exhibition) and Warehouse building (meeting). La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo

11.00am. Gloria Steinem, Princess of Asturias Laureate for Communication and Humanities, will participate in a breakfast meeting with lecturers –on the Master’s and PhD programmes in Feminist and Gender Studies– belonging to the University Institute on Gender and Diversity.

  • Admission by invitation only.
  • Deanery Meeting Room. Humanities Campus Administration Building, second floor. University of Oviedo.

12.30pm. Taking the Floor. “The Magnificent Seven Scientists” and “Scientific Code”. Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner and Derrick Rossi.

Four of the scientists jointly bestowed with the Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research will visit an exhibition of projects by primary school children who have participated in the section devoted to these Laureates within the “Taking the Floor” educational programme for schools (The Magnificent Seven Scientists). They will meet with a representation of these pupils. They will later meet with secondary school students who have participated in the section devoted to these Laureates within the “Taking the Floor” educational programme for schools (Scientific Code). This meeting will be chaired by Amador Menéndez Velázquez, Jury member for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. A representation of pupils will attend the event in person while the rest of the participating schools will connect via video call. In The Magnificent Seven Scientists activity, primary school children were asked to carry out research on vaccines (how they act and what the basic types are) and the work contributed by each of the Laureates to one of the most outstanding events in the history of science, to then transform this information into a drawing. In the Scientific Code activity, secondary school students were asked to become communicators to reach the general public, explaining in a video some of the research with which the Laureates have contributed to the advancement of science.

  • Admission by invitation only.
  • Plaza (exhibition) and Warehouse building (meeting). La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo

6.00pm. Marina Abramović will visit the "Marina Abramović - Performative Video Works" exhibition.

Marina Abramović, 2021 Princess of Asturias Laureate for the Arts, will visit the Marina Abramović - Performative Video Works exhibition, a sample of eight of her works that she has personally selected for Awards Week.

  • Admission restricted.
  • School of Arts and Crafts. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo

6.30pm. “You’re from Mieres”. José Andrés and the World Central Kitchen NGO meet with the public.

José Andrés will converse with journalist Juan Ramón Lucas in his hometown, Mieres, about his professional career and his social work. CEO of World Central Kitchen Nate Mook, Asturian chefs Pedro Morán, Marcos Morán and Nacho Manzano, and Ferrán Adrià (who will participate online) will also take part in the event.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Mieres Cultural Centre (calle Jerónimo Ibrán, 8. Mieres).
  • Maximum number of participants: 225

7.00pm. “The Sen Perspective” film cycle. Screening of On the Waterfront.

On the basis of this film, awarded eight Oscars, in which various moral dilemmas are presented with masterful efficiency, the audience will be invited to reflect on the relationship between economics and ethics. The film, from 1954 and in black and white, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is not recommended for children under 7.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Foundry building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 96

7.30pm. CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education meets with the public.

The meeting will be attended by the organization’s CEO, Lucy Lake, and Fiona Mavhinga, Executive Advisor to the “CAMFED Association” division (the network of peer-support and leadership ‘sisters’ made up of former students empowered by the NGO), who will talk about the organization’s work with Rosa María Calaf, journalist and member of the Jury for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Accessible event: spanish sign language
  • Palacio Valdés Theatre (Avilés C/Palacio Valdés, 3.)
  • Maximum number of participants: 428

7.30pm. “The Time of Science”. Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner and Derrick Rossi meet with the public.

The four scientists will hold a conversation with Manuel Toharia, member of the Jury for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, about their professional careers and the development of vaccines for COVID-19.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299

7.30pm. Final rehearsal for the 29th Princess of Asturias Awards Concert.

The Princess of Asturias Foundation will pay tribute to Joaquín Rodrigo on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the granting of the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts to the musician.

  • Tickets available at www.fpa.es
  • Prince Felipe Auditorium (Plaza del Fresno, s/n Oviedo).

THURSDAY 21ST OCTOBER

09.30am. Breakfast meeting with Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner and Derrick Rossi.

With members of the biochemical and biotechnological scientific community interested in gaining insight into the joint Laureates’ field of work first-hand.

  • Admission by invitation only.
  • Library, University of Oviedo Historic Building (calle San Francisco, 3. Oviedo).
  • Maximum number of participants: 23 .

11.00am. Taking the Floor. “Learn-Thrive-Lead”. CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education.

Leading figures in the organization will visit an exhibition of projects by 3rd- and 4th-year secondary school and pre-university students who have participated in the section devoted to CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education within the “Taking the Floor” educational programme for schools. They will later hold a meeting with the students, chaired by Emma Álvarez, head of the La Ería state secondary school and a teacher for Spain’s Institute for Peace and Cooperation Development NGO. A representation of pupils will attend the event in person while the rest of the participating schools will connect via video call. The students’ work was based on the NGO’s Learner Guide Program project, which enables thousands of young African women who once received help from the organization to return to their communities to serve as a guide for other female students. Based on this idea, the Asturian students adapted this process to their environment: they were asked to discover the needs and concerns of their 1st-year secondary school classmates and to draw up an action plan.

  • Admission by invitation only.
  • Corridor of the Warehouse building (exhibition) and Cannons building (meeting). La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo

12.00 noon. Taking the Floor. “Feed Humanity. Asturias Central Kitchen”. José Andrés and World Central Kitchen.

A meeting with vocational training students from the area of Hospitality and Tourism related to Cooking, Restaurants and Gastronomy who have participated in the activity aimed at learning about the work of José Andrés and the World Central Kitchen () within the “Taking the Floor” educational programme for schools. The students carried out the following food emergency simulation exercise: putting themselves in an imaginary situation of major flooding within the area of their school, they prepared a plan to organize an emergency kitchen to feed 4,500 people in one day..

  • Admission by invitation only.
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo

6.00am. Gloria Steinem meets with the públic.

The Laureate will converse with Monserrat Domínguez, Head of Content for the Cadena SER radio network, about her career and her personal and professional experience in the feminist movement.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es and broadcast via streaming
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299

7.00pm. Screening of Khartoum Offside.

The fight for equality can also take place on a soccer field. This is demonstrated by a group of young women from Khartoum, who are determined to play professional football despite the ban imposed by the country’s Islamic military government. The film links up with Gloria Steinem’s fight for women’s rights and equality. The film, from 2019 and in colour, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is pending age-rating classification. At the time of its screening, the film will still not have been released on the commercial circuit.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Foundry building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 96 .

8.00pm. A Conversation with Amartya Sen. Online event.

The Laureate will hold a conversation with Marta Elvira, secretary of the Jury for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, in which they will address the main lines of his thinking. The moderator will also share with Amartya Sen some questions posed by the audience.

  • Broadcast in streaming: access via a link on www.fpa.es

9.00pm. "People have the power" concert.

Asturian musician Mar Álvarez will head a concert in which some of the songs that have accompanied the feminist movement and other social struggles from the second half of the 20th century to the present day can be heard. The repertoire, which includes rock, pop and soul, as well as other styles of popular music, is a kind of soundtrack to a road journey along paths trod by Gloria Steinem throughout her life.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299 .

SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER

12.00 noon. Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci meets with the public.

The Laureates will converse with Manuel Toharia, member of the Jury for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, about their professional careers and the development of vaccines for COVID-19.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Warehouse building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 299 .

12.00 noon. “Writing and Life”. Meeting between Emmanuel Carrère and members of book clubs linked to the Principality of Asturias Public Libraries Network.

The Laureate will converse with Antonio Lucas, journalist, writer and member of the Jury for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature, about his professional career and the key elements in his work. The event will be attended by members of book clubs linked to the Principality of Asturias Public Libraries Network, who will have read a selection of his books, as well as by members of other book clubs in Spain via the Internet.

  • Admission by invitation only and prior registration at www.fpa.es
  • Accessible event: sign language and audio induction loop system.
  • City of Oviedo Exhibition and Conference Centre (calle Arturo Alvarez Buylla. Oviedo).
  • Maximum number of participants: 1.000

9.00pm. Screening of Emmanuel Carrère’s latest film: “Between Two Worlds”.

It will be second screening of the film in Spain following on from its national premiere at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. It was also presented worldwide at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, from 2021 and in colour, will be screened in its original language with Spanish subtitles and is pending age-rating classification. At the time of its screening, the film will still not have been released on the commercial circuit.

  • Prior registration at: www.fpa.es
  • Foundry building. La Vega Arms Factory. Oviedo.
  • Maximum number of participants: 96

APPENDIX

  • Programme of events (subject to change).
  • Updated information at: www.fpa.es

INFORMATION OF INTEREST

  • Events featuring the presence of Laureates are underlined..
  • The entrance to La Vega Arms Factory is on calle Marcelino Fernández, 2, Oviedo.

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