Fundación Focus
Special Activities

Special Activities

 

International Book Day

The Focus Foundation has joined events to celebrate International Book Day by organizing various cultural activities, with the aim of bringing access to culture to the whole community.

For example, Professor in Art History Vicente Lleó delivered a talk on the nineteenth century painting El Palacio de San Telmo (The Palace of San Telmo), by cartoonist Alfred Guesdon. See Sevilla, by the Focus Foundation, opens to the public its Room of Engravings with a selection of its major works.

Moreover, during the International Book Day, the Focus-Abengoa Foundation, through its educational area Focus Educa and in collaboration with Engranajes Culturales and the Association of Schools of Languages of Andalusia, held a collective reading of various passages of the work Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, whose date of death, together with that of other figures of world literature, serves to commemorate International Book Day.

Visitors also had the opportunity to discover the hidden corners of the Hospital de los Venerables and history of the building through dramatized historical tours, starring Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Marshal Soult, which tells how in the nineteenth century, the work The Penitent Saint Peter was plundered and taken to Paris. The work, done by the Sevillian painter for the Hospital de los Venerables, can be visited again today in the Focus Foundation.

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400 years ago, Miguel de Cervantes died.

400 years ago, Miguel de Cervantes died.

The Baroque Library paid tribute to the writer through the performance of a collective reading.

The Baroque Library paid tribute to the writer through the performance of a collective reading.

Several people read excerpts of the book 'Don Quixote'.

Several people read excerpts of the book 'Don Quixote'.

Educational and cultural activities