Autumn 2021

30 October, 7pm (at QMUL)

Catalan concert: CANCELLED

2 November, 7pm (online)

Queen Mary Catalan Seminar

Elvira Prado-Fabregat

The sound of Catalan: Playing with words and sound

Elvira Prado-Fabregat is an artist, philologist, and performance studies researcher. She studied Catalan and English at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and English Literature and French at the University of Edinburgh. She then went to the University of Bristol to study as a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Drama, where she completed her MPhil. From a young age, she has worked as an actress and singer in many theatre, tv shows and films. She is currently working on the project ‘Més lloc per a la fosca’, which will be a postdramatic musical. The show belongs to a broader project that includes academic research, primary and secondary school workshops, as well as adult workshops, and community engagement. As a researcher, she will soon resume her PhD research at the University of Barcelona. 

16 November, 5pm (online)

The Queen Mary Annual Catalan Lecture

Antoni Muntadas: “The Visual Arts in 1970s Barcelona”

For the Queen Mary Annual Catalan Lecture this year we are privileged to welcome the well- known artist Antoni Muntadas. In this personal view of the decade starting in 1970, he will be talking about the art scene in the city where he was born. It was a period of great change, from the final stages of the Francoist dictatorship to the transition to democracy. Conceptual art and counter-cultural practice became prominent.

Join us for a fascinating perspective and a discussion with one of the most famous artists still active.

Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona, 1942) is a postconceptual multimedia artist. His work often addresses social, political and communications issues through different media: such as photography, video, text and image publications, the Internet, and multi-media installations.

His projects are presented in different mediums, such as photography, video, publications, the Internet, installations and urban interventions, and have been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Berkeley Art Museum in California, the Musée Contemporain de Montreal, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, the Musée Jeu de Paume in Paris and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, among others.

Organised by the Centre for Catalan Studies in collaboration with the Queen Mary Visual & Material Forum.

Admission: free, but registration will be essential at:

Dates for new seminars, workshops and book club sessions will be announced soon. Stay tuned!