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Lunchbox Spanish Lessons

15 to 19 October, 12:00 - 13:00, at Embassy of Mexico

Join Raquel Direnzo from Massey University to practice your Spanish at lunchtime. Lessons will focus on travel Spanish and are for beginners. Come learn some useful phrases and expressions!

This event is part of Massey University Spanish Language and Culture Week. See all the events and activities here:
www.facebook.com

 

Lunchbox Spanish

 

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Massey University Spanish Language & Culture
Week

Monday, 15 October from 12:00 - 13:00, at Massey University.

Massey University, in association with Club Latino and with the support of the Embassy of Spain and Embassy of Cuba, bring you the 2018 Spanish Language and Culture Week in Wellington.

This is a whole week of fun activities and events running from Monday 15 - Saturday 20 October - and they are all FREE! More info here: www.facebook.com

 

Culture week

 

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Noche de Lotería

Tuesday, 16 October, 18:30 - 21:00, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Lotería is a game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards. Players choose their tabla (board) and the caller randomly selects a card from the deck and announces it to the players by its name or using a riddle or joke instead. Come and have a great night playing Loteria with us!

This event is part of Massey University Spanish Language and Culture Week. See all the events and activities here: www.facebook.com
 

Bingo Night

 

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Spanish Movie Night: La Isla Mínima

Wednesday 17th October, 6:00 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan (Javier Gutiérrez) and Pedro (Raúl Arévalo) must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who has terrorised the community for years.

Many thanks to the Embassy of Spain for sponsoring this event!
This event is part of Massey University Spanish Language and Culture Week. See all the events and activities here: www.facebook.com

 

 

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Traveling Tales:

Thursday, 18 October, from 18:30 - 21:00, at Sustainability Trust

Travel writing in and about Latin America by Leonel Alverado Senior Spanish Lecturer at Massey University

This event is part of Massey University Spanish Language and Culture Week. See all the events and activities here:
www.facebook.com

 


 

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Cuba Night: Celebrating Cuban Culture

Saturday, 20 October from 19:00 - 22:30, at Massey University.

Join us for a presentation, a boogie and a taste of Cuba in this event we will celebrate all things Cuban as the 20th of October is Cuban Culture Day! This event is FREE!

Many thanks to the Embassy of Cuba and Cuban Fusion for their support.

his event is part of Massey University Spanish Language and Culture Week. More info here: www.facebook.com

 


 

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Meeting with Director Roberto Girault

Thursday 6thSeptember, 5:00 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

The Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence, in collaboration with Club Latino, is delighted to invite you to a meeting with Roberto Girault, Mexican-American Film Director Writer & Producer.

Roberto’s film Illusions is featuring at the Latin America Spain Film Festival 2018. http://lasffnz.co.nz/
5:30pm Doors open (snacks and drinks will be served) 6:00pm Intro from Club Latino.
See more


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September Movie Night Cancelled

Unfortunately we have to cancel our September movie night on Tuesday 4 September.

But not to worry! The Latin America and Spain Film Festival starts in Wellington on Wednesday 5 September. See http://lasffnz.co.nz/ for more details.

La isla mínima


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Club Latino presents: Anniversary Dinner

Wednesday 29th August, 6:30 pm, at Flying Burrito Brothers

It's our birthday! Come and join us in celebrating 55 years of Club Latino in Wellington. Let's have a meal, some margaritas and maybe a game of Loteria. Come practice your Spanish or just your bingo skills. Everyone welcome. More info.

See you there!



Mi gran noche

 


Spanish Movie Night: Mi gran noche / My big night

Tuesday 7th August, 6:00 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

A TV network's annual black-tie New Year's Eve spectacular has already been in production for a gruelling week and a half, and setbacks continue to accumulate. A falling crane has just taken out an extra, and the show's hosts are at each other's throats. Pop sensation Adán discovers he's been duped by a thief, while legendary divo Alphonso is stalked by a disgruntled would-be songwriter. Will everything come together in the end?

Join us in the Guest Room for this movie from 6pm. Movie starts 6:15pm.

Entry: $5 donation for non-members, Free for Club members.



Llamas Peru

 

Club Latino Presents: Vamos Perú!

Friday 20th July, 7:00 pm, at Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

We had a taste of the energy of Peru in the lead up to the world cup - this time come and share a night of the full Peru experience and celebrate 197 years of independence with the local Peruvian community.

In this event we will showcase the traditional dances, culture and of course, food of Peru. ¡Vamos Perú carajo! More Info

$10 entry for non-members
FREE for members (remember that your membership subs are due now)



La Caja 507

 


Spanish Movie Night: La caja 507 / Box 507

Tuesday 3rd July, 6:00 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Seven years after bank manager Modesto Pardo (Antonio Resines)’s daughter dies in a forest fire, numerous safe deposit boxes at Pardo’s bank are broken into. After the robbery, Pardo stumbles across some very strange documents that prove that his daughter’s death was no accident. Pardo swears to take revenge and goes after some dangerous people to even the score.

Join us in the Guest Room for this movie from 6pm. Movie starts 6:15pm.

Entry: $5 donation for non-members, Free for Club members.



 


Social games night

Thursday 28th June, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

A casual social night to play some board games and speak Spanish. No great board game skills or Spanish skills required, we are all here to learn new things.

Koha appreciated.

Note that we will be in the gallery, not the guest room where we have the movies.  More info



 


Copa Mundial - Meet the teams!

Saturday 16th June, 7:00 pm, at Aro Vally Community Council 48 Aro Street

Come and meet the Spanish speaking teams of the football world cup who will try to convince you to choose them. Then you decide to whom you will give your support.
Is your team in the cup? Then we need you to come and show why your team is so great! Wear your shirt, practise your chant and prepare to make some noise.
It's on!

Entry: $5 for non-members, Free for Club members.  More info



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Spanish Movie Night: 10000 KM

Tuesday 5th June, 6:00 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

10,000 km follows the relationship between Alexandra (Natalia Tena) and Sergi (David Verdaguer) in Barcelona, Spain. They struggle to find a balance between their plans of having a baby and Alex's photography career. When Alex accepts a one-year residency in Los Angeles, their distance apart tests the bounds of their relationship. They attempt to use modern technology to keep
their relationship strong, but the physical distance proves more challenging than they could have imagined.

Join us in the Guest Room for this movie from 6pm. Movie starts 6:15pm.

Entry: $5 donation for non-members, Free for Club members.



 

 
Karaoke & BYO!

Thursday 24th May, 6pm, at Newkor Restaurant, 97 Dixon Street, Wellington

Did you know that karaoke is an awesome tool for learning the phonetics of a language?*
Come and join us for BYO dinner at Newkor before we hit the (private) karaoke room to sing some sweet Spanish beats.

Dinner: Pay your own way
Karaoke: $5 (cash only please)
  More info



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Spanish Movie Night: El secreto de sus ojos

Tuesday 1st May, 6:00 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Hoping to put to rest years of unease concerning a past case, retired criminal investigator Benjamín Espósito (Ricardo Darín) begins writing a novel based on the decades-old unsolved mystery of a newlywed's rape and murder. With the help of a former colleague, Judge Irene Menéndez Hastings (Soledad Villamil), Benjamín attempts to make sense of the past. The journey through his memories sets Benjamín on a thrilling emotional path that leads to a shocking realisation.

Join us in the Guest Room for this movie from 6pm. Movie starts 6:15pm.

Entry: $5 donation for non-members, Free for Club members.



 

 

Spanish Language Day

Thursday 26th April, 5:45pm, at Southern Cross Garden Bar and Restaurant

We will have a presentation from our friends at the Spanish Embassy followed by games, challenges and activities. It doesn't matter if you are native or just getting started. We are all here to have fun and meet new people.

Join our Club Latino crew and celebrate Spanish Language Day.

Entry: $5 for non-members, Free for Club members. (More info)



 


Spanish Movie Night: Mientras Duermes

Tuesday 3rd April, 6:00 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman Cesar (Luis Tosar) harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara (Marta Clara), one of his building's cheeriest residents, his sick need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession. Embarking on a series of private and physical violations against Clara, Cesar becomes determined to ruin her life by any means.

Join us in the Guest Room for this movie from 6pm. Movie starts 6:15pm.

Entry: $5 donation for non-members, Free for Club members. See event on Facebook



 

Catalonia - A cultural experience

Thursday 22nd March, 6:30 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

You have probably heard about Catalans in the news and most of the time it is related to politics. And when you try to find out about them online things get confusing....

Google shows quite a few ethnic concerns about Catalans. Are they Spanish? Are they French? or... Are they Serbian?! And according to Wikipedia, a "Catalan" can be an Italian Rabbi, a crater, a chess opening or even a type of grape... So what is Catalonia and the people and culture that inhabits it exactly?

Let Club Latino and a couple of Catalan expats give you a hand! Join us for a politics free introduction to Catalonia. Don't miss it!

Entry: Free for non-members, Free for Club members. See event on Facebook



 

Tuesday 6th March, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Elia (Maribel Verdú) gathers a group of friends and family at a fancy holiday home to celebrate her 40th birthday. The guests do not expect what Elia has to tell them: she has won the EuroMillions lottery jackpot. When they receive the news that she has won 140 million euros, the guests start planning how they are going to get their hands on the money.

Join us in the Guest Room for this movie from 6pm. Movie starts 6:15pm.
Entry: $5 donation for non-members, Free for Club members. See event on Facebook



 

Spanish Movie Night: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

Tuesday 7th November, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

When Pepa Marcos' (Carmen Maura) lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén) suddenly leaves her without any explanation, she embarks on a strange journey to discover why. On the way she meets a variety of eccentric characters, including Ivan's son from a previous relationship (Antonio Banderas), his fiancee Marissa (Rossy de Palma) and a Shiite terrorist cell who have been secretly holding her best friend Candela (María Barranco) hostage. It's a film noir take on the romantic comedy.

Entry: $5 donation for non-members, Free for Club members.
Join us in the Guest Room for this movie from 5.45PM.
See event on Facebook



 

Games night!

Wednesday 11th October, 18 pm, Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

After a big week of events for Spanish Language Week, it's time to chill out a bit but still practise our Spanish!

Come and join us at Southern Cross for a drink, a snack and a few sneaky games. There are lots of popular games in the Spanish Speaking world, come and learn a few with us. We will also have a few Spanish Language activities for those of you feeling brave...

Free for members, $5 for non-members

See you in the Guest Room!
See event on Facebook



 

Spanish Movie Night: Una pistola en cada mano

Tuesday 3rd October, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Eight men in their forties are caught up in everyday situations and facing a male identity crisis. J. is depressed and he is the perfect victim for psychoanalysis. E. has lost everything and now lives with his mother and his cat. S. two years later makes an attempt to win his ex-wife back. G with the help of drugs is trying to understand why his wife is having an affair. And the rest of his friends are doing their best with similar catastrophes. Ordinary men in extraordinary situations are the protagonists of a comic and merciless portrait of men today. Starring a top-notch cast including Ricardo Darin, Eduardo Noriega and Javier Camara.
Entry: $5 donation for non-members, Free for Club members.
Join us in the Guest Room for this movie from 5.45PM.
See event on Facebook



 

Spanish Language and Culture Week (Wellington)

Monday 25th - 29th September, 12 pm, Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

Massey University has teamed up with embassies and cultural groups around the country to bring you the first Spanish Language and Culture Week in New Zealand!

Club Latino is delighted to be part of this exciting project and we will be participating with several events. There are also other fantastic events being organised by our friends. And all of them are FREE!

See full schedule in the link below and keep an eye out for more information about these events coming soon.

See event on Facebook


Entry: FREE!



 

Tuesday 5th September, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Tano (Juan José Ballesta), a teenager currently serving a sentence in a juvenile reform centre, is given a 48-hour leave to attend his brother's wedding. He plans to enjoy his pass to the limit, doing all the things he is normally prohibited from doing. By the end of the 48 hours, Tano has also witnessed the collapse of all the things he takes for granted in his life: the neighbourhood, his family, friends and loved-ones - everything is somehow different for him. More than just two days of freedom, Tano's leave turns out to be a journey into maturity.
See event on Facebook


Entry: $5 Koha for non-members, Free for Club members.



 

Fiesta de Aniversario - Anniversary Party

Friday 28th August, 7 pm, Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

Club Latino is turning 54 and we want to celebrate with you!

Our birthday theme is Latin American Comfort Food. Perfect for those long cold winter nights. We will also have some hot performances from our friends to keep the night on fire. Don’t miss out!
See event on Facebook


Entry: $10 for members, $20 (pre-sale) and $25 (door) for non-members



 

A drink with Spanish director Jorge Picó

Thursday 10th August, 6:30 pm, BATS Theatre

This will be an informal talk about Jorge's career and work, followed by general conversation and questions.
See event on Facebook


Entry: This event is FREE!



 

Spanish Movie Night: Extraterrestre

Tuesday 1stAugust, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Julio (Julián Villagrán) and Julia (Michelle Jenner) are attempting to navigate the awkward aftermath of a drunken one-night stand when they notice a massive U.F.O. hovering ominously over the city. It seems that all of the tenants in the building have vanished without a trace, along with most of the people in the city. This already awkward situation is made even more so with Julia’s eccentric neighbour (Carlos Areces) prying about and the arrival of her boyfriend Carlos (Raul Cimas). Now Julia and Julio must try to keep their fling a secret while dealing with the strange events unfolding outside.
See event on Facebook


Entry: $5 Koha for non-members, Free for Club members.



 

¡Independencia de Colombia!

Friday 21st July, 6 pm, Newtown Community and Cultural Centre

This year Colombia celebrates 207 years of independence and we invite you to join us in the celebrations. There will be presentations, music, dance, songs and much more!
See event on Facebook


Entry: $10 entry (includes some food and coffee). Free for members!



 

NZ Premiere of Tiempo Muerto (Time Sweep)

Tuesday  18th July, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

"Tiempo Muerto" is a 2016 Argentine / Colombian film that follows the life of Franco after the loss of his wife Julieta in a traffic accident. Still reeling from the loss, this grieving man will go to great lengths to see her again. But their reunion comes at a stunning cost.
See event on Facebook


Entry: This event is FREE! Thanks Franco and Victor..



 

Spanish Movie Night:Gente en Sitios

Tuesday 4th July, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Made up of twenty short scenes with different tones and subjects with no link between them, this kaleidoscopic tale seems to randomly make its way through comedy, drama, social chronicle, horror and surrealism with a common denominator: human nature against the unusual and the chaotic. A man has forgotten how to walk. A waiter seems to take forever to write the order. A woman decides to change her face to try to gain some attention from her husband. Cavestany presents a myriad of situations where you never know what to expect.
See event on Facebook


Entry: $5 Koha for non-members, Free for Club members.



 

Spanish Movie Night:Diamantes Negros/Black Diamonds

Tuesday 2th June, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Un viaje por España, Portugal y el norte de Europa, les enseña de primera mano las sombras del llamado deporte rey, un negocio que dejará de tratarlos como niños para verlos como 'Diamantes Negros'.
See event on Facebook


Entry: $5 Koha for non-members, Free for Club members.



Postcards from argentina

 

Postcards from Argentina

Thursday 25th May, 8 pm, Newtown Community and Cultural Centre

Join us for a night of celebrating Argentina on the night of the 25th of May: Revolution Day.

We will try to capture moments and spaces but above all else, to showcase the quintesential Argentina. See event on Facebook


Entry: $5 non-members, Free for Club members.



 

Tuesday 6nd May, 6 pm, at Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

Join us for our first film night in our new venue for the year: Southern Cross!
Once again, we say a massive thank you to the Embassy of Spain in New Zealand for their continued support..
See event on Facebook


Entry: $5 Koha for non-members, Free for Club members.



 

Spanish Language Day

Thursday 27th April, 6.30pm, Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

It's that time of year where we get together and celebrate the Spanish Language!
Follow our Facebook page for the updated agenda as it happens.. See event on Facebook


Entry: $5 non-members, Free for Club members.


 

Tuesday 4th April, 6 to 9pm at The Arborist Rooftop Bar, 166 Willis St.

We've started a bit later this year but the wait is worth it! We are kicking off this year's film cycle with a launch party!
Join us at the Arborist (downstairs) for drinks and nibbles before our first movie of the year.
See event on Facebook


Entry: $10 and RSVP is essential as places are limited.



 

Friday 31st March, 7 to 9pm at Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, Cnr Rintoul & Colombo Sts, Newtown

Club Latino and the Costa Rican Community in Wellington would like to invite you to 'Costa Rica - Pura Vida' to explore and learn about this fascinating country. See event on Facebook

Entry: $10 non-members, Free for members.


 

Where: Newtown Community Centre, Cnr Rintul & Colombo St, Newtown

When: Friday 31st March at 7pm

Club Latino and the Costa Rican Community in Wellington would like to invite you to 'Costa Rica - Pura Vida' to explore and learn about this fascinating country.

We will have:
• A presentation about Costa Rica
• A typical dance
• Story telling
• Delicious food tasting

Entry fee: $10 at the door; free for Club members

Please confirm your attendance to secretaria@clublatino.org.nz.

We are looking forward to sharing our beautiful culture with you.

Pura Vida!



 

Past Meetings

A Taste of Venezuela
 

Where: St John's in the City

When: Thursday 24th November at 6:30pm

Join us for a taste of Venezuela!
Learn about the food of Venezula and try your hand at making a dish of your own.
Entry: Free for members, $10 non-members

Things are a bit rough in Venezula at the moment but the country has a lot more to it than what's in the news.

It is home to the world's highest waterfal, oldest lake and is counted as one of the seventeen megadiverse countries that contain most of earth’s species.

Come and meet some of our local Venezuelans and get a taste of the cuisine of this incredible country.

About our Presenter:

Carmen Cabrera Urdaneta is the owner and operator of World's Delights (https://www.facebook.com/worldsdelights/?fref=ts). Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, she has called New Zealand home for many years now and is looking forward to showing you a bit of her home country.


 

 

   
   

Where: Access Radio (1st Floor, 35/37 Ghuznee St, Wellington)  +map

When: Thursday 15 September at 6:30pm

 
It’s that exciting time of the year again (no, not quite Christmas…) when we can get together as a Club, reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead.
 
Let’s be honest, we know that AGMs can be less than thrilling. Let’s spice things up with a good meal, some good drinks and your good opinions! More than anything, we want to celebrate a great year with you all.
 
So, bring a plate to share (bonus points if you can bring a Mexican dish as it is Mexican independence day on the 16th!), BYO wine and let’s have some fun.
 
Agenda
6.30pm Doors open
7.00pm Intro to the night and getting settled with food!
7.30pm Start of AGM
1.       Apologies
2.       Minutes of AGM held on 24th September 2015
3.       Matters arising
4.       President’s Report
5.       Membership Report
6.       Treasurer’s Report
7.       Election of Officers:
a.       President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Honorary Auditor, committee (six members)
8.       Any other business

Want to be part of the Club?


You can still sign up or renew your membership to have your say at our AGM and benefit from being a member at our Club events.
Become a member now!

 
 
 

 

 

Feliz Cumpleaños!
   
It's our birthday and we invite you to celebrate with us
 
 

Where: Basque Rooftop Bar, 8 Courteney Place  +map

When: Thursday 18 August 7:00pm

 


It's our birthday and we want to celebrate with you! Come and join us at Basque for dinner. It's Wellington on a Plate so we thought we would make the most of it!

Basque is so happy to have us at their place but they would also love it if we gave them a heads up on what we would like to eat (so we don't explode their kitchen).

Please RSVP here before Monday 15 August.
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Come and celebrate with us in the best way, with food!
 
 
 

 

 

 

Colombian Independence Day Dinner
   
   

Where: La Fonda,165 Riddiford St, Newtown  

When: Wednesday 20 July – 7:00pm

 



20th of July is Colombian Independence Day!

Come and celebrate with us in the best way, with food!

We are going to check out La Fonda in Newtown and they have promised to put on a show.

Choose from a specially curated set menu and hear from the chef about the significance of each meal.

We are limited to 34 places in the restaurant so first in first served and priority will be given to club members.

(Not a member? Sign up here: www.clublatino.org.nz link at bottom of page)

Join us for a night of celebrating Colombia and to practise your Spanish.


Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Cuba: Past, Present and Future

   
   

Where: The Grand, 69 - 71 Courtenay Place,

When: Thursday 30 June – 7:00pm

Entry: KOHA for non-members and members are free as usual.

 

When President Obama visited Cuba earlier this year, it was the first time a serving US President had set foot in the country for 88 years. It's not the only historic event happening for Cuba as barriers and embargos fall left, right and centre and a flurry of tourists has set the country to capacity.


Cuba: Past, Present and Future with the Ambassador of Cuba, HE Mario Alzugaray


So what's going on?

It is a huge pleasure to have the Cuban Ambassador, HE Mario Alzugaray Rodriguez, who will join us to talk to us about the past, present and future of Cuba, giving us incredible insight into this fascinating country and its culture.

To help to showcase the dynamic island, after the presentation you can learn to dance salsa with Rafa Laverde, fresh off the plane from performing at the LA Salsa Festival with Salsa Magic and the Clave Collective.

But wait, there's more! SPECIAL: There will also be a special on mojitos to keep the celebrations going. After all, we want to celebrate Cuba.

This is a unique and special event, so don’t miss it!

KOHA for non-members and members are free as usual.
PS. Remember that membership is due to renew at the end of June!

PHOTO CREDIT: Antonio Cinotti/ Flickr



Es un gran placer que el Embajador de Cuba, Su Excelencia Mario Alzugaray Rodriguez, nos hable sobre el pasado, presente y futuro de Cuba, dándonos una percepción increíble sobre este país fascinante y su cultura.

Luego tendremos una clase de salsa cubana seguido por un baile de salsa social. También habrá una oferta en mojitos para seguir con las celebraciones.

Esto es un evento único y especial, ¡no se lo pierdan!


Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

¡Noche de lotería!

   
   

Where: Viva Mexico (161 Riddiford St, Newtown)

When: Monday 23 May – 6:00pm

Entry: $2 a board or $5 for 3.

 

Lotería is a game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers on ping pong balls.
 
Players choose their board and the caller randomly selects a card from the deck and announces it to the players by its name or using a riddle or joke instead.
 
Our friends at Viva Mexico (Newtown) have just started to open on Monday nights so what better place to play Lotería than the most authentic Mexican place in town.
 
What’s the plan?
 
6pm: Meet at the restaurant to start the night with some food
7pm: Let the games begin!
 
The cost is $2 a board or $5 for 3.
 
There will be prizes for the winners!
 
Please RSVP to secretaria@clublatino.org.nz if you would like to come.
 
Check out Viva Mexico’s website to see the delicious food they offer.

 


Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Celebración del Día del Idioma

   
   

Where: Mezzanine Room, Central Library, 65 Victoria Street. (accessed from the FOYER by stairs or North end foyer lifts)

When:
Saturday, 23rd April, from 10am to 4pm

Entry:
Free

 

Join us to celebrate Spanish Language Day with fun and interactive activities for everyone.

- Workshops for children (language, music and paper mache)
- Short movies and programmes in Spanish
- Learn Spanish words, phrases and expressions
- Conversation with fellow Spanish speakers
- Presentation on Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quixote) and his influence on Latin American literature by Leonel Alvarado, Senior Lecturer at Massey University

Be part of the conversation and come along to celebrate the rich diversity of the Spanish language.

Full schedule and details to follow soon.

 

 

 


Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

BYO PICNIC

   
   

Where: Troup Picnic Area, Otari-Wilton's Bush (160 Wilton Road, Wilton, Wellington, see map)

When:
Sunday, March 13th from 11 am to 5 pm (Rain day: Sunday 20 March)

Entry:
Free

 

This is our Club event for March and we invite you all to come along to enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings of Otari-Wilton’s Bush.

There will be:
- Anticuchos for sale
- Music and dancing
- Games

 

Transport: Take the number 14 bus from the city to Gloucester Street and cross Wilton Road to Banks Entrance. Follow the purple line to the Troup Picnic Area. Alternatively, parking is available outside the main entrance. Follow the purple line to the Troup Picnic Area (10 minutes) [see map below].

 

Otari - wilton Bush




BYO picnic and feel free to invite your friends and family.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

2015 Meetings

 

Fiesta Navideña del Club Latino
Club Latino Christmas Party

   
   

Where: MacKenzie Room, St Johns in the City, Willis Street (Entry from Dixon St.)

When:
7.00pm, Saturday 5 December

Entry: Members free / Non- members $5

 
It’s almost that time of year again and what better way to celebrate than the Club Latino Christmas Party!

Bring along a plate to share, your dancing shoes and an instrument to play (if you have one) and join us for a fun and entertaining night.

BYO wine (sorry, no beer) or non-alcoholic drinks. Feel free to invite friends and family along.

Entry free to members – Non-members Koha of $5

See you then!

 

 

 

 

Una noche de acordeón /

A night of accordion music

 

Emilio Bertrand

A presentation by Emilio Bertrand
 

Where: MacKenzie Room, St Johns in the City, Willis Street (Entry from Dixon St.)

When:
7.30pm, Thursday 19 November

Entry: Members free / Non- members $5

 
 
For our club night this month, Emilio Bertrand will be doing a presentation on the accordion and music from the Americas.

This will be a friendly chat about Emilio’s passion, including how the instrument works and a short demonstration of accordion music.

Emilio is a member of the Cumbia Bros and Bravo Ensemble groups and will be playing in the next few weeks at Meow (9 Edward Street, Wellington):

Bravo Ensemble will perform a Tango Concert on Sunday November 22 at 6.30pm. Tickets are $20.

Cumbia Bros will be playing on Friday 27 November at 9.30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the club night and don’t forget to check out these shows!


 

 

 

Una embajadora kiwi por el mundo /

A Kiwi ambassador around the world

 

Photo: mfat.govt.nz

A presentation by Christine Bogle  

Where: MacKenzie Room, St Johns in the City, Willis Street (Entry from Dixon St.)

When:
7.30pm, Thursday 22 October

Entry: Members free / Non- members $5

 
Our presenter for this evening will be Christine Bogle, who worked as a New Zealand diplomat for over thirty years, serving in Peru, Rome, Madrid, Tonga and Mexico, as well as various positions with the Ministry in Wellington.

Christine will talk about some of her experiences as Ambassador in Madrid (covering Spain, Morocco and the Holy See) and Mexico (covering also Cuba, Venezuela, Guatemala and El Salvador), speaking partly in Spanish and partly in English. Some of the highlights are:

  • Involvement in Spain’s ‘Asia-Pacific Plan’ to reach out to New Zealand for bilateral initiatives
  • Negotiating film coproduction, language assistant exchange and air services agreements in Spain
  • Strengthening trade, economic and educational ties with Mexico
  • Experience during the creation of the Pacific Alliance (initiative between Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia)

Christine has now left MFAT and is studying for a PhD in Politics at VUW. As she is no longer working in MFAT, this will not be a presentation on government policy, but rather some reminiscences of key issues and events in those countries at the time, and some of the particular themes that the Embassy was working on.

 

 

 

It's our birthday! Invitacion al festejo  

Fiesta

Photo: Flickr/ Szymon Kochański

Food, music, dancing and celebration of our birthday and the festivities that take place across South America in September.  

Where: Main Hall, St Johns in the City, Willis Street (Entry from Dixon St.)

When:
7.00pm, Saturday 29 August

Entry: Members free / Non- members $5

Please RSVP HERE

 
WHEN: Saturday 29 August from 7PM
WHERE: St. Johns in the City (main hall), corner Willis and Dixon
WHAT: You bring a plate and we bring the entertainment and cake!
 

iInvitacion al Festejo!

Cuando aparecen estos hermosos días de sol en pleno invierno nos sentimos con ánimo de festejo. Y ahora con mayor razón cuando vamos a cumplir un Nuevo Aniversario del Club Español y Latinoamericano de Wellington.

Los invitamos a celebrar juntos los 52 años del Club con varios brindis y una rica comida el día SABADO 29 de AGOSTO en el Salón grande del Conference Centre, St. John on Willis St. esquina de Dixon.

Cada uno contribuye con una fuente de comida, las bebidas y el vino de su elección.

La fiesta empieza a las 7 de la noche y tendremos a Marita y sus amigos entreteniéndonos con canciones latinoamericanas y puede que también un baile.

Por supuesto que después del postre nos serviremos un trozo de torta.

EL FESTEJO Latinoamericano es también un evento especial para recordar que Brasil celebra su Día Patrio el 7 de septiembre, Nicaragua el 15, Mexico el 16 y Chile el Dieciocho.

 Venderemos libros en español.

La entrada es libre para socios, las visitas pagan $5.00 cada una.

No tenemos Eftpos, es necesario traer dinero para la entrada, pagar la membresía y comprar libros. Les recordamos que el St. John no permite el consumo de cerveza.


 

INVITATION TO THE FESTEJO!

When there is a beautiful sunny day in the middle of winter one feels like celebrating. Now more than ever when we are having another Anniversary of the Spanish and Latin American Club of Wellington.

We are inviting you to celebrate together the 52 years of the Club with a few toasts and good food on Saturday 29 August in the big Hall of the Conference Centre, St. John on Willis, corner with Dixon St.

Bring a plate of food to share and BYO drinks. 
Remember the St. John does not allow beer.

The party starts at 7 pm and we will have Marita and friends entertaining us with a selection of Latin American songs and may be a dance.

Of course, after dessert, we will have a slice of cake!

The Latin American Festejo is also a special event to remember that Brazil celebrates its National day on September 7, Nicaragua on the 15th, Mexico the 16th and Chile the Dieciocho. So that you continue practicing the Spanish  language we have selected some books that you can buy.

The entry is free for members and $5.00 for guests.
We do not have Eftpos, you need to bring money to pay the ticket, renew your membership and buy some books.

Photo: Flickr/ Szymon Kochański

 

 

 

Peruvian Independence Day Celebration  

Kati Martín, Toledo, Spain, 2013

Photo: saf2285/ Flickr

An evening of food, music, dance and Peru! Hosted by Jason Paulin  

Where: MacKenzie Room, St Johns in the City, Willis Street (Entry from Dixon St.)

When:
7.30pm, Thursday 30 July

Entry: Members free / Non- members $5

 

The club's event this month is a celebration of Peru.

Join us for an evening of food, music and dance as we explore the three regions of Peru: Costa, Sierra y Selva.

 

Bring your Peruvian artifacts, stories, photos and music to share.
It's going to be a good night and we look forward to celebrating with you!

 

About the Presenter: Our host for the evening will be Jason Paulin who spent seven years in Peru, runs his own online translation service and was recently awarded the prize for top Spanish Language student at Massey University. Read more about him here.

 

 

     
   
   
   

“The Mystery”

 

Kati Martín, Toledo, Spain, 2013

Photo: 2013, Kati Martín, Toledo, Spain

A presentation by Kati Martín
 

Where: MacKenzie Room, St Johns in the City, Willis Street (Entry from Dixon St.)

When:
7.30pm, Thursday 21st May

Entry: Members free / Non- members $5

 

In 1977, Kati was a passenger on the Greek ship ‘Australis’ which was the first passenger ship in ten years to pass through the Magellan Strait due to the disagreement between Argentina and Chile.

In her presentation, Kati will make reference to the 1526 Loaisa expedition through the Magellan Strait and will then talk about an article entitled ‘The Mystery’ from an Australian newspaper probably dated February 1989 which promoted a book ‘The Lost Caravel Re-explored’ by Robert Langdon who spent most of his life researching manuscripts relating to Pacific history.

Back in 1981 Robert Langdon received the ‘Knights Cross of the Order of Queen Isabella’ for services to Spain overseas.Robert Langdon’s theory makes sense to some but not to others.

Questions remain.We should be aware of his theory.


A light supper with sangria will be served as usual. Don't miss it!

 

 

“Don Quixote Part Two”  

Don Quixote y Sancho Panza

A presentation by Vicente Mas
 

Where: MacKenzie Room, St Johns in the City, Willis Street (Entry from Dixon St.)

When:
7.30pm, Thursday 16th April.

Entry: Members free / Non- members $5

 
Fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha), this Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615. It is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon.

The presenter, the Spanish Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Counsellor, Vicente Mas Taladriz,  will give an illustrated talk entitled Don Quixote Part Two,  commemorating 400 years since the novel's publication.

A light supper with sangria will be served as usual. Don't miss it!
 

 

 

“España Verde” (Green Spain)  

 

España Verde map

A presentation by Donna Peters  

Where: MacKenzie Room, St Johns in the City, Willis Street (Entry from Dixon St.)

When:
7.30pm, Thursday 19th March.

Entry: Members free / Non- members $5

 

Donna Peters will give an illustrated talk about her recent tour to “España Verde” (Green Spain) which is the North Western part of Spain where few foreign tourists go. There the influence of the Atlantic Ocean brings abundant rain, hence the area is extremely verdant. The country-side is very mountainous and the coastline is spectacularly rugged.

The towns and cities are also historically and culturally notable, not least of all Santiago de Compostela and the Basque city of Donostia/San Sebastian.

A light supper with sangria will be served as usual. Don't miss it!

 

Donna Peters (socia y miembro de comité del club) nos dará una charla ilustrada sobre su reciente visita a la "España Verde", que es la parte occidental del norte de España, poco visitada por los turistas extranjeros. Allí la influencia del Océano Atlántico trae abundantes lluvias, por lo tanto, la zona es muy verde. El campo es muy montañoso y la costa es espectacularmente accidentada.

Los pueblos y ciudades de esta zona son histórica y culturalmente notable, tanto como lo es Santiago de Compostela y la ciudad vasca de Donostia / San Sebastián.

¡No se pierdan esta visita a la "España Verde". Los esperamos!

 

 

 

2014 Meetings

"Fiesta la Navidad Potluck Xmas Party
Este pasado 20 de noviembre realizamos nuestra última reunión del año festejando la Navidad.
 
Un vaso de sangría fue entregado a los socios y amigos del club a medida que llegaban a St John’s in the City.
 
Los presentes compartimos de un potluck  bien variado y abundante!
También bailamos al ritmo de la música que Carlos, Katja y Tony entre otros presentes nos brindaron.
 
Se aprovecho la oportunidad para presentar al nuevo comité, estrechar lazos entre los presentes y festejar una Navidad con sabor latino!!
Feliz Navidad
 
Spanish and Latin American Club (Wellington) Inc.
www.clublatino.org.nz

Thursday 20 November 2014

 
"El Griego de Toledo, su ciudad y la genialidad de su arte”

Para recordar los 400 años de la muerte del famoso pintor Doménico Theotocópuli, más conocido como El Greco, el Ministro Consejero de la Embajada de España, Don Vicente Mas Taladriz nos dio una charla titulada: “El Griego de Toledo, su ciudad y la genialidad de su arte”. La misma consistió en un video en inglés con comentarios en español. Esta fue, sin dudas, una gran oportunidad para descubrir nuevos detalles de la vida y obra del renombrado artista del Renacimiento Español.

 

Sobre el presentador: Don Vicente Mas Taladriz nació en Madrid, es Licenciado en Derecho y antes de asumir la Segunda Jefatura de la Embajada de España en Nueva Zelanda se desempeñó en Islamabad, Pakistán; en Yaundé, Camerún y en Quito, Ecuador. Como Ministro Consejero de la Embajada de España es el Encargado de Asuntos Consulares, Administrativos y Culturales.

 

Luego de la presentación, la Embajada de España hizo entrega de una contribución económica al Club en manos de Don Vicente Mas, por lo cual el Club aprovecha este medio para agradecer el generoso apoyo. Contribución que sin dudas servirá para continuar con nuestra misión de promover la lengua y cultura española, como así también la de toda latino américa!

 

La presentación se llevó a cabo en  en la sala Mackenzie del St. John's Conference Centre, en Willis esquina Dixon.

 

Como es nuestra costumbre, los presentes disfrutaron de una cena con tapas y sangría.

Don Vicente Mas, el presentador

 

 
Spanish and Latin American Club (Wellington) Inc.
www.clublatino.org.nz

Thursday 23 October 2014

 
CLUB ESPANOL Y LATINOAMERICANO DE WELLINGTON
REUNION GENERAL ANUAL DE 2014

The Annual General meeting for 2014 was held in the MacKenzie room of the Conference Centre of St John's in the City, last Thursday 25 September.

The meeting started with a glass of Spanish wine.
 

This meeting was very important for the future of the Club, where the new committee was formed.

For more information on the Annual General Meeting, please contact via email at secretaria@clublatino.org.nz

Thanks to the members present!

La Reunión General Anual del Club se desarrolló el jueves 25 de septiembre pasado, en la sala MacKenzie del Centro de Conferencias de St John's in the City, esquina Dixon/Willis, Wellington.

Empezaremos con una copa de vino antes de la parte oficial.

Esta reunión fue muy importante para el futuro del Club, donde se conformo el nuevo comité.

Por mas información sobre la Reunión General Anual, dirigirse vía email a secretaria@clublatino.org.nz

¡Gracias a los socios presentes!

 
Spanish and Latin American Club (Wellington) Inc.
www.clublatino.org.nz

Thursday 25 September 2014

 

 

"Un breve retorno a Cataluña" por Domingo Baron

Mapa de Catalunya

Club event Thursday 21 August at 7:30pm in St John's MacKenzie room.

Domingo Barón, socio and member of the committee,  reminisced and shared with us his "Notes on a brief return to Catalonia a few weeks ago".

"Un breu retorn a Catalunya" - "Un breve retorno a Cataluña"
 We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Club becoming an "Incorporated Society" with a piece of cake and a glass of cava (Catalan sparkling wine ) during a pleasant 'supper' in good company conversing happily in English and Spanish. Four of the club's former presidents were present to cut the cake.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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www.clublatino.org.nz

Thursday 21 August 2014

 

Un paseo por la escultura y el arte, contado por Javier Murcia

Escultura de Javier Murcia

El Sr. Javier Murcia.  Originario de Las Islas Canarias, España, Javier llegó a Wellington a comienzos del 2013 para conocer Wellington y entrar en contacto con Richard Taylor, fundador de Weta Workshop. Escultor autodidacta, Javier empezó su actividad a los 13 años, y desde entonces ha estado siempre ligado al mundo de la creación artística.

"La cultura y el arte en la historia son de gran influencia para un artista
y parte importante de la inspiración que sirve
para dar como resultado una pieza artística".

Realizado el jueves 24 de julio en St. John's Conference Centre, en Willis esquina Dixon.
 
Como es de nuestra costumbre, en la ocasión se compartió una cena con tapas y vino.
 
   
Spanish and Latin American Club (Wellington) Inc.
www.clublatino.org.nz

Thursday 24 July 2014

 

Conversaciones sobre el Arte Latinoamericano.

"Conversations about the Latin American Art"

Last Thursday 19 of June, in the McKenzie Room of St John's in the City, the Venezuelan artist Eliecer Reverol talked about the Latin American Art.

In order to understand the latest artistic movements, we went through each country exploring their roots. We got to know how the Latin American art emerges from complex and cross-bred cultures and we have investigated its surprising freshness and originality.

We had the opportunity to appreciate and analyse some greatest modern artists' works, like Joaquín Torres García (Uruguay) Wifredo Lam (Cuba), Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo (México), and Fernando Botero (Colombia).

The treatment of this material was useful to understand the influence and the value of the visual arts in general.
 
The presentation was in Spanish with some English translations.

We concluded the evening with tapas, empanadas and a couple of glasses of sangría
.

 Arte Latinoamericano




   

Spanish and Latin American Club (Wellington) Inc.
www.clublatino.org.nz

Thursday 19 June 2014

 

Otra España:

Un recorrido por pequeños pueblos

 
''Another Spain: excursion through some smaller townships of La Rioja, the Spanish Pyrenees and the Morella regions".
 
This first social evening of the year, last Thursday 22 May , was presented by Douglas Pearce, one of our members.  Douglas, who is Professor of Tourism Management at Victoria University Wellington, shared with us a side of  Spain less familiar to most of us: smaller rural townships.
 
We 'travelled' mainly to the northern part of Spain (the region of La Rioja and the Spanish Pyrenees) and to Morella, one of the first settlements in Spain, a historic walled town perched on a hill near the border of the Comunidad Valencia with Aragón and Catalonia.
 
This illustrated talk was given mainly in Spanish with the images doing most of the talking.
 
We concluded the evening with wine from the Rioja region accompanied by 'tapas'.



charla 02   Charla 01
Spanish and Latin American Club (Wellington) Inc.
www.clublatino.org.nz

Thursday 22 May 2014