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Cuba50 Festival of Cuban Culture brochure
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Cuba 50 is supported by the
Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Embassy, ComoNo, Music Fund for Cuba, Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Unison, Unite, Thompsons Solicitors, Cuban Tourist Board and business, community and cultural organisations based in the UK and Cuba.

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Cuba50 logo thanks to Phill Pennington, image used in logo thanks to James Sparshatt www.capitalculture.eu

Current highlights

Event Types

Film

Film: ICAIC, the Cuban Film Institute, founded 1959, quickly became an important critical space for exploring controversial social and political issues such as bureaucracy, sexism, racism, sexuality and religion. more ...

Theatre

Theatre: Cuban theatre is thriving, with a wave of new young playwrights and directors. It has a proud history including work in the 60s and 70s by Teatro Escambray who worked with non-professional actors, and 'relaciones', drawing on music, carnival, theatre and dance. more ...

Music

Music: The now phenomenally successful Buena Vista Social Club, brilliant musicians invited out of retirement, was launched onto the world in the mid '90s, so no one can say they have not heard Cuban music; but the diversity of music produced in this small island and its influence in the world is unmatched. more ...

Arts

Visual Arts: It was the graphic arts, dynamic silkscreen posters of the 1960s, produced to promote films, political and public health campaigns, which put Cuba on the visual arts world map. more ...

Dance

Dance: Cuban ballet is recognised internationally as of the highest standard. Alicia Alonso founded the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and there is an International Ballet Festival every other year in Habana. more ...

Sports

Sports: Cuba competes strongly with - and often outperforms - sports teams from around the world gaining Olympic medals regularly in boxing, baseball and volleyball. more ...

Food & lifestyle

Food & lifestyle: The ingredients of Cuban cuisine reflect the history of its people. more ...

Travel

Travel: With 300 beaches, eight UNESCO world heritage sites, including old Havana and the entire city of Trinidad and six UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, Cuba is a fantastic travel destination; great music, dancing, rum cocktails and of course the rich and fascinating history of the revolution. more ...

Education & Workshops

Education & Workshops: Alongside the events and performances, during the festival there will be practical workshops inviting participation. more ...

Fiesta

Fiesta: The highlight of Cuba50 will be a day long outdoor fiesta featuring speakers, musicians and dancers celebrating Cuba and it's culture in Spring 2009. more ...

Books & Debate

Books & Debate: The 1961 literacy campaign was the first step to bring books to all. more ...

Sustainable Initiatives

Sustainable Initiatives: Cuba is the one country in the world that has been able to develop in an ecologically sustainable way according to the WWF, uniquely balancing rising living standards with ecologically sustainable practices. . more ...


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