Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cultural activities for Semana Santa

The Madrid region has an great programme of cultural events taking place over Easter week. Here are a few picks:

The Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal (Paseo de la Castellana, 214), has an exposion dedicated to the period of Alexander the Great with over 330 artefacts from 40 different museums across Europe on display. Visitors can also enjoy a 3D video projection.  Runs until 3rd May. Metro Plaza de Castilla (L1, L9, L10). Free admission.

The Comunidad de Madrid gallery at Calle Alcalá 31, is showing works by the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare; his first exhbition in Spain. The collection includes 22 of his works in various media such as collage, sculpture and video. Runs until 24th April. Metro Sevilla (L2) or Sol (L1, L2, L3). Free admission.

It's normally closed, but the Lope de Vega birthhouse (la Casa Museo Lope de Vega) at Calle Cervantes 11, will open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday or Easter week, from 10:00 until 15:00 horas (you need to reserve either by calling 91 429 92 16 or emailing casamuseolopedevega@madrid.org).
Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny is a remarkable exhibition looking at the life and work of the British prime minister, and in particular his relationship and interest in Spain. It features photographs, documents and personal objects; many on show on continental Europe for the first time. Not to be missed to get an insight into perhaps the most influential figure of the 20th century, and one of the greatest shapers of history. Runs until 5th June at the Sala El Águila, Calle Ramirez de Prado 3, metro Delicias (L3).

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