Exhibitions, Concerts and Theatre Performances on the Costa del Sol… and Further Afield
Over 326,000 entries were submitted across the four competitions of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, the highest ever number to date. Releasing the list of short-listed entries in the Open and Youth categories, the judges said they were impressed by the high standard of submissions, and noted a wide range of creative approaches, influences and techniques throughout the shortlists. The annual awards celebrate and promote the best contemporary photography from the past year across a wide variety of photographic genres. The overall winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 17 April.www.worldphoto.org
PORTRAIT OF BRITAIN
British Journal of Photography has launched the fourth edition of Portrait of Britain, a nationwide exhibition in partnership with JCDecaux UK. The exhibition showcases the variety and diversity of life across the nation.According to the organisers, “Initially conceived against the backdrop of the referendum, this year, wewant to look at how the British public are responding to a nation in flux. Portrait of Britain is more crucialthan ever. We don’t want to show a nation divided; instead, we want to see examples of the unique, eccentric,resilient British spirit.” One hundred winning portraits will be displayed across JCDecaux’s national channel of digital screens in a UK-wide public exhibition, as part of the nationwide public exhibition in September 2019 for one month. Two hundred shortlisted and winning portraits will be featured in a second edition, which will be distributed worldwide by Hoxton Mini Press.
CERVANTES AND ECHEGARAY THEATRES
This year’s schedule of concerts and performances at Málaga’s two municipal theatres includes a diverse cross-section of cultural highlights, including the West Side Story, the Cuban National Ballet (Cinderella) and veteran rock band Los Secretos, Meanwhile, for young guests the Ciclo de Teatro Infantil features magic, clowns, puppets and dance-theatre – until 7 April.
LA TÉRMICA CULTURAL CENTRE
Málaga’s trend-setting La Térmica contemporary culture centre is hosting the first major exhibition by photographer Nadia Lee Cohen, “Not a Retrospective”, until 12 May; and (until 17 March) a show by Málaga photographer José Báez, “Un impulso en un segundo” – linking live music with audience members.