Thursday, 17 August 2017

Tourists galore!


From a fresh article in The Guardian:

"But there is no denying the innate imperialism of much tourism. We tread heavily through the homes of others as if we owned them. No wonder they wish we weren’t here."

Read the full article here.


Photo by Martin Parr.




Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Friends from Africa






Want more? Read the full article, then watch Simon's Cat.


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Manly matters





Written by Liz Potter

"Public transport in our cities seems to grow more crowded all the time. It therefore came as no surprise to learn this week that the transport authorities in Madrid have sought to remind passengers of the importance of respecting their fellow passengers’ personal space. What is slightly surprising is that they have chosen to do so by using an English word. In response to a campaign from a women’s group using the hashtag ‘MadridSinManspreading’, the capital’s Municipal Transport Company has agreed to put up signs on city buses and trains to discourage ‘el manspreading.’ The signs show a faceless male figure with legs – and arms – spread wide to invade the neighbouring seat."


Read the full blog entry from Macmillan Dictionary Blog here.






Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Let's talk



Patriarchy: the invisible skin 

by Marta Ruber.

Tue 23d May, 15:00h. 
Room 003, A.F.E.



Links to photo here and here.



See you there, OK?



Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Cycling for the planet


"europeonfourwheels: Inka and Fabi
Cycling across Europe to promote low carbon travel and raise awareness about climate change in conjunction with the UNFCCC FB: europeonfourwheels" europeonfourwheels.wixsite.com/europeonfourwheels



Photo: Inka and Fabi


"One man, one woman, two bikes,  about 10,000 km and 9 months to complete it in."

Visit their website and their Instagram for interesting stories and stunning photos!




And they'll be visiting us at the CULM on Monday 15th, at 16:30h.; "Salon de Actos, antigua Fac. Educación". See you there!


Friday, 5 May 2017

Ticky-tacky



Little Boxes, by Malvina Reynolds, as discussed in class:






And, with lyrics, Pete Seeger's cover:







There's a pink one and a green one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same...





Photo: The Vagabond Photographer





Friday, 14 April 2017

At dusk



14th April, springtime. Photo: E.G.




Thursday, 6 April 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Fearless




Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

 

‘Fearless Girl’ Statue to Stay in Financial District (for Now).

Fearless Girl,” the wildly popular statue that has spent the last few weeks staring down the financial district’s well-known “Charging Bull,” has received a new lease on life. Originally scheduled to be removed next week, it will now remain in place until early 2018, officials said on Monday." NY Times: read more.




Some views on The Fearless Girl:

“She’s not angry at the bull — she’s confident, she knows what she’s capable of, and she’s wanting the bull to take note.” Read more.

"The Wall Street girl celebrates all the people who resisted by staying in place." Read more.

And a more critical approach:

"It is that building a bronze monument to the plight of the more than 14 million women who make up two-thirds of the low-wage work force would also be worthy." Read more

What are your conclusions?







Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Joliet Bound: pics and vids


Joliet Bound, 16th March 2017: 
great success!!!



Joliet Bound-E.G.


Joliet Bound-E.G.


Joliet Bound-E.G.


Joliet Bound-E.G.


And a couple o' (short) videos



video



video



 More pics and info here.


Thanks for coming, folks!!!

Monday, 20 March 2017

World Sparrow Day


Today is World Sparrow Day!



"The diminutive house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is perhaps one of the earliest birds you can remember from your childhood. Their nests dotted almost every house in the neighbourhood as well as public places like bus bays and railway stations, where they lived in colonies and survived on food grains and tiny worms. Many bird watchers and ornithologists recall with fondness how the house sparrow gave flight to their passion for observing birds."
 

  Sparrows are everywhere, but there are many different species of them, as you can see here.

"Unfortunately, the house sparrow is now a disappearing species. But like all other plants and animals which were once abundant and are now facing an uncertain future, their numbers are also declining across their natural range. The reasons?" Read more here.




Sunday, 12 March 2017

Hillbilly Nite !







Joliet Bound & Friends: this extraordinary, 7-musician international combo, especially put together for this occasion, will be presenting their exclusive repertoire of the best Appalachian, Bluegrass and Old Time music dug out of the deepest layers of Americana Music.

 



Featuring the best banjos from both sides of the Pyrenees...







Can't miss this, you'll end up thunderstruck!







See you all on Thursday!








Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sunday, 26 February 2017

100 Years of Jazz...



... on record, today.





"Today marks a very significant centenary in the history of music, specifically Jazz. Much of the origins and early development of Jazz is lost in the mists of time, but there is one point on which most music historians agree. The first commercial recording session that produced a record that nowadays is recognisable as Jazz happened exactly one hundred years ago today, on 26th February 1917, in the New York studios of the Victor label.
The band was called the ‘Original Dixieland Jass Band’. A few months later they changed the “Jass” to “Jazz” and the name stuck."

Read more.







Billie Holiday

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Vocabulary Test






Check your English: 
Why are these product names funny?






Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Cranes: Homeward Bound




video


Cranes over Zaragoza, today.


Cranes over Zaragoza, Feb 2017. Photo by E.G.


Have a safe journey home!



Cranes over Zaragoza, Feb 2017. Photo by E.G.




Sunday, 19 February 2017

Vera, TV series



Tonight, on La2.




Vera, every Sunday evening on La2
excellent detective fiction, superb actors and a taste of the real thing at the heart of scenic Northumberland. Don't miss the beautiful northern accents, watch it in English on your TV.








Monday, 13 February 2017

Love maps?














All this and much more can be found at "Mapping Streotypes".






Monday, 6 February 2017

Friday Night Show!


Update:


Great success, thanks for coming!!













Can't miss this!

Charly's site.




Cats for adoption


Lovely buddies



Photo by Barracuda



If you wish to adopt (any of) them, contact's here.





Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Campaign






"Dear Mr. Trump,

This is not what greatness looks like.

The world rejects your fear, hate-mongering, and bigotry."...


 AVAAZ January 2017

Read the whole letter here


Sunday, 22 January 2017

The Multiverse


UPDATE:


Great success!!

Thanks to all for coming.



















You can't miss this!




Women's March





Women's March on Washington.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Windy solution



video



Thanks to C. for sending the video.