For the first time, on Monday the 22nd of December, beginning at 8 pm, the Gran Teatre del Liceu will host the awards ceremony for the Festival of Catalan Letters
Founded in Barcelona in 1951 by editor Josep M. Cruzet, Nit de Santa Llúcia, or St. Lucy’s Night, has been celebrated in twenty-five different Catalan towns and cities over its sixty-four-year history. The event, organised by the civil society agency Òmnium Cultural and celebrated this year for the first time in the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the event will culminate a series of cultural activities that have taken place in the streets of Barcelona in celebration of the Festa de les Lletres Catalanes, or Festival of Catalan Letters.
On Monday the 22nd of December, then, beginning at 8 pm, the Liceu will an host and awards presentation gala that will include the 55th Sant Jordi Novel Prize, the 17th Mercè Rodoreda Story and Narrative Prize, the 56th Carles Riba Poetry Prize, the 52nd Folch i Torres and 41st Joaquim Ruyra Prizes for children’s and young peoples’ literature as well as the Joan B. Cendròs International Award and the Òmnium Award for Communication. This year’s event will also include the first edition of the Frederic Roda Theatre Prize, jointly created by the Barcelona Dramatic Association (ADB) and the Theatre Institute (IT) of the Barcelona Council and established in memory of one Catalan theatre’s most influential figures. The 20,000 euro prize will be awarded to an unpublished theatrical work and will include publication of the piece in question.
The awards ceremony will also include a performance entitled La llum d’un país directed by actress Sílvia Bel with music by Marc Timón, composer and revitaliser of the traditional Catalan music ensemble known as “cobla”, Manel Camp on the piano and choreography by Manolo Alcántara.
64a Nit de Santa Llúcia
Monday the 22th of December, 20h
Gran Teatre del Liceu
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