On the 11th April, Currell hosted an evening on the 20th Century avant-garde Spanish artist Benjamin Palencia, at the Instituto Cervantes in Eaton Square.

The evening began with a delicious array of Spanish wine and tapas, generously provided and served by Brindisa, a specialist Spanish tapas restaurant and served in a beautiful room at the Instituto.

Chris Currell and Juan Blas Delgado, Head of Cultural Activities at the Instituto made introductory speeches welcoming the audience, before the two main speakers of the night took to the stage.

Ramόn Palencia, Palencia’s nephew, spoke passionately on his uncle’s life and work, while Dr Jacqueline Rattray of Goldsmiths College, gave an interesting insight into Palencia’s poetic experiments.

We were privileged to have some of Palencia’s work on display for everyone to view which really brought Palencia and his work to life, making the evening extra special.

Our thanks go out to the staff at Brindisa and the Instituto Cervantes for helping make the evening such a success.