From the 3rd to the 11th of June the centre has programmed numerous events and activities for visitors of all ages in an effort to stimulate reflection on the concepts of censorship and freedom of expression
The second edition of Banned Book Week will take place in the Born Centre Cultural for the first time from the 3rd to the 11th of June, during which time the centre will serve as a meeting place in which librarians, bookshop owners, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers can discuss and reflect on the historical prohibition, censorship and persecution of texts.
The activities will kick off on Thursday the 4th of June at 7 pm with a round table discussion entitled Censorship vs Freedom and featuring Isabel-Clara Simó, Albert Rossich, Manel Fontdevila, Quim Torra and Màrius Serra, while on Saturday the 6th at 6 pm the Sala Moragues will host a theatrical performance entitled L'editto bulgaro, by the theatre company La Calòrica and based on the 2002 showdown between Silvio Berlusconi and comedian Daniele Luttazzi.
On Sunday the 7th of June from 10 am to 9 pm the Plaça Comercial will host a book fair featuring roughly twenty book sellers from around Barcelona and focussing on books that at one time or another have been censored in some part of the world. At 7 pm the Sala Moragues will once again play host, on this occasion to a free jazz concert directed by Joan Monné and featuring songs relating to the subject matter in question.
Banned Book Week will close on the 11th of June at 7 pm in the Born Centre Cultural with a round table discussion entitled Nihil Obstat. Libraries and Banned Books and, up until the 5th of July, will host an exhibition in the Sebastià Dalmau space entitled Vermell de censura. In addition, on the weekends of the 30th and 31st of May and 6th and 7th of June, tours entitled Biblioteques insòlites (Unusual Libraries) will bring participants to the Arús Public Library, the Ateneu Barcelonès and the Royal Academy of Letters.
Banned Book Week
When: from the 3rd to the 11th of June
Tickets: free entrance
Where: Born Centre Cultural
More information here
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