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II Edition of the Festival Women Create

II Edition of the Festival Women Create

Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Cuba


For the second consecutive year arrives in Havana the Festival They Create, from 11th  to October 18th , a week during which the feminine creation will reign again in different areas of Havana capital, showing that women CREATE.


This second edition is aimed to achieve a greater multiplier effect and significance among participants, so there are many workshops, meetings and theoretical courses, with subjects as interesting and diverse as gastronomy, restoration, developing a business plan, the architecture, urbanism, gender and society, among other areas of creation.


To share their experiences in these areas with the Cuban public, personalities of the Spanish culture reach Havana as the renowned Chef Eva,Arguiñano one of the best known cooks of catering family saga of the spanish TV; the architect Ines Sanchez, who has directed the first group of Spanish research on gender, urbanism and architecture; Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, journalist and art historian; the restorative Johina Garcia-Concheso, who for more than five years of shares their knowledge with members of the Office of Historian of Havana; visual artist Beatriz Ruibal, which has been caught up in this island on a journey through its people and its geography, and a number of artists and intellectuals who surely will meet the expectations of the Havana public.


On the Cuban side involved, among others, important artists such as Master Zenaida Castro Romeu; the poets Reina Maria Rodriguez and Nancy
Morejon, without doubt the best on the island; the recognized architect Isabel Rigol, the actresses Laura de la Uz and Broselianda Hernandez, both first class and other young people whose talent is making its way slowly, as the DJs Pauza and Bjoyce who will vibrate the walls of the Palace Velasco Sarra with the rhythm of their



Saturday, October 11th, 3:00 pm
Cinema 23 y 12
Screening of the documentary MUJERES... la hora dorada, by the filmmakers Ingrid Leon and Lizette Vila Vila


Saturday, October 11th , 4:00 pm
National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuban Art Building
Opening of the exhibition Variaciones contempladas en silencio. The exhibition presents the work of five young authors of visual arts in Cuba: Glenda Leon, Susana Pilar Delahante, Grethell Rasua, Yaima Carrazana and Analia Amaya.


Saturday, October 11th , 7:00 pm
National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuban Art Building
Opening Gala (by invitation)
Welcome Speech

Poetry Concert with Reina Maria Rodriguez, Marife Santiago,
Marylin Bobes, Nancy Morejon, Soleida Rios, Susan Haug, Beatriz
Ruibal (Video Art), Maria Jose Cordero (Piano)
Concert of Camerata Romeu
Concert of Alexander Abreu and Havana d'Primera.


From Saturday 11 to Sunday, October 19th , from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Cinema Riviera
Retrospective of Cuban filmmakers.


Sunday, October 12th , 5:00 pm
Mella Theater
Alas, Litz Alfonso Ballet


From Monday 13 to Wednesday 15, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Head Women's International Democratic Federation (FDIM)
Workshop Elaboración de planes de negocios para mujeres emprendedoras (Development of business plans for entrepreneurs women. Target: entrepreneurs women, self-employed, non-cooperative agricultural cooperatives.



From Monday 13 to Friday 17 October, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Paladar Prado 115
Pastry workshop by the Spanish chef Eva Arguiñano.

From Monday 13 to Thursday 16 , October, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Restoration Workshop, taught by the Spanish specialist
Johina Garcia-Concheso


From Monday 13 to Friday 17 October, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Victor Hugo House, Old Havana
Gender and Society Workshop. Coordinated by the project Circuito Líquido. The opening speech will be given by the
Spanish teacher and writer Marife Santiago.


From Monday 13 to Wednesday October 15th , 2:00 pm
Casa del Conde San Esteban Cañongo, Old Havana
Theoretical Conference on Architecture and Urbanism with genre concept, with the participation of Spanish specialists
Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and Ines Sanchez.


-Monday 13
Conference of the Spanish journalist Anatxu Zabalbeascoa:
Architecture in the S XXI, a discipline in transformation
- Tuesday 14
Conference of the Spanish architect Ines Sanchez: The
Urbanism with the concept of gender
- Wednesday 15
Panel Can you apply the concept of gender to
Architecture and Urbanism? With the Spanish specialist Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and Ines Sanchez and the Cuban architects Isabel Rigol, Gina King and Vilma Bartolome. Facilitator: Architect Pedro Vazquez.


Monday, October 13th, 11:30 AM
Aula Magna of the University College San Geronimo
Reception Act of professor at the University of Leon and Member of the Royal Spanish Academy, D. Salvador Gutierrez Ordoñez for his admission as Corresponding Member of the Cuban Academy of  Language.He will give a lecture entitled Language, gender and sex, and will be presented by the Dr. Maritza Carrillo Guibert.

From Tuesday 14 to Friday October 17th , from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Community Project Zapata and 4
Workshop Gender and creation. For a non-sexist culture. Coordinated By Danae Dieguez, Gender and Culture Group UNEAC

Special Session


Tuesday, October 14th , 5:00 pm
Victor Hugo House
Opening of the group exhibition F-MENINAS, by the Cuban photographers Amarilis German, Danay Gonzalez, Laura D'Milan, Lourdes Bermudez, Maribel Amador, Raismary Diamett, Sonia Mirabal, Wanda Canal and Lisa del Prado. Curated by Lisa del Prado, Director of the Victor Hugo House.

Wednesday, October 15th , 2:00 pm
Hall Fresa y Chocolate
Discussion with the Spanish producer Sofia Morate of Fourteen Communication on her documentary in process of production, about Latin American women immigrants in Spain.
Presentation of the short fiction Partir, by the Cuban filmmaker Estela Maria Martinez Chaviano.


Wednesday, October 15th , 4:30 pm
Head of the Theater Company Argos
Book Presentation by Marife Santiago, El secreto de Ofelia.Teatro, tejidos, el cuerpo y la memoria (The Secret of Ophelia. Theater, tissues, body and memory) (Cumbre Publishing)

Wednesday, October 15th , 7:00 pm
Theater of the Building of Cuban Art of Museum of Fine Arts
Concert Zule War and Blues de Habana


Thursday, October 16th , 5:00 pm
Embassy of Spain (by invitation)
Presentation of issue to the women of Miscellaneous (Hip-Hop) Magazine
Presentation of the results of the photography workshop organized by the Cultural Association Counterpoint  Social
Exhibition of the winning projects in the design competition Ellas Crean
Art Exhibition and video art, including works by Cuban plastic artists
Discussion on architecture, art and society among the invited to Festival Ellas Crean
Concert of the DJs Pauza and Bjoyce with the intervention of Iliam Suarez, a member of the group I.A


Thursday, October 16th , 7:00 pm
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Centre
Monologue Remolino en las aguas, by Leidis Diaz (Mephisto Theater)

Friday, October 17th , 7:00 pm
Hall Adolfo Llaurado
Monologue Una rosa para Catalina Lasa, by Broselianda Hernandez

Saturday, October 18th , 8:30 pm
Mella Theater
Closing Ceremony: Reality Show "Women Create" with Laura de la Uz and her guests.