NYC Alert: Spanish Soccer Talk/Kicking & Screening Festival

22 Jun

Howler magazine is sponsoring a free talk with journalist Jimmy Barnes on the history of Spanish soccer (past and present). But I’ll let them tell you about it in their own words.

Please join us for a conversation about Spanish soccer past and present. A free event next Wednesday in New York City.

Spanish soccer is currently enjoying a glorious moment. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are as strong as ever. Clubs like Málaga, Atlético Madrid, and Athletic Bilbao played out incredibly exciting seasons. And of course the national team—La Roja—is nearly unbeatable.

Next Wednesday, June 27, at 12:30 pm, veteran journalist Jimmy Burns will be at El Centro Español in New York City to discuss these headlines and the rich stories behind them. Burns spent 30 years as a senior writer for the Financial Times and is the author of the new book La Roja: How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World.

Joining him will be Howler editor George Quraishi. They’ll discuss the remarkable history of soccer in Spain, from its early beginnings through the Franco years and the rise of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and on to the present day, when Spain is champion of the world.

The event is free and will be followed by a screening of the Euro 12 semi-final.

We hope you can join us.

The Howler Team

Wednesday, June 27
12:30 pm
El Centro Español
239 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

ARGH! It’s at lunch time! It would take me half my lunch hour to get there and back so I could only stay for a half an hour.  I’m bummed.  Looks like it will be fun, though.

Speaking of fun the annual Kicking and Screening Football Film Festival is also taking place next week.

You can find more information on their website.  I’m going to try to go to the El Clasico screening next Wednesday.

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3 Responses to “NYC Alert: Spanish Soccer Talk/Kicking & Screening Festival”

  1. jellyace June 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Play hooky!

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

      Alas, as much as I’d like to, I just looked at my schedule and it turns out that I’m leading a training that day at 1:00 PM which will last at least an hour and a half. The Soccer Gods are not on my side.

      • jellyace June 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

        I will not complain about having to watch matches at 2am.

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