1st December 2021
La Navideña Madrid 2018
Culture Dance Festivals Film Music

Madrid celebrates cultures of the world at La Navideña

Madrid’s annual celebration of global cultures, La Navideña, the Feria Internacional de Cultura, kicks off this week for a full 10-day programme that includes workshops, music, games, cinema, gastronomy and art.

Organised with the embassies, institutions and cultural institutes of 73 countries, the fair promises to provide a journey of discovery into the traditions and creativity of numerous places including Chile, Japan, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Korea, Ukraine and Cambodia.

Billed as Madrid’s biggest international Christmas market, it features a range of crafts, food, books and toys.

La Navideña Madrid 2018
La Navideña is a celebration of cultures from around the world.

Music and dance performances will showcase myriad cultures, while workshops, storytelling and readings will introduce younger generations to the customs of a variety of countries (advance online booking for workshops and storytelling is necessary, see website below).

Play is the main focus for this year’s event, offering a fun and educational way for visitors of all ages to explore, imagine and discover.

Traditional Spanish games will be featured as well as some from others nations including Mahjong, cricket and Gaelic football.

A series of film screenings pays homage to the instinct to play, while three visual artists present three specially created projects on the subject.

When: 14-23 December; Mon-Fri 4pm-8.30pm, Sat, Sun 11am-8.30pm

Where: Matadero Madrid, Centro de Creación Contemporánea

More info: navidad.madrid.es

Recent Posts

‘Banksy: the Art of Protest’ exhibition in Barcelona

Shane Broderick

Spain scraps visa requirement for short-term tours by UK artists

Steph Osborn

Over 50 exhibitions form part of the ‘Art Galleries of Catalonia’ new programme

Features

Spain announces €400 culture voucher ‘birthday gift’ for teenagers turning 18

News Desk

Belén Rueda and Ana Lily Amirpour, stars of film festival’s opening day

News Desk

Sitges Film Festival kicks off, with 11 days of horror, fantasy and animation

Features

Leave a Comment