Poetry & Jazz: 'Las cataratas de Nelson' by Ignacio Cartagena at Instituto Cervantes Manchester, Deansgate, 3 May 2023, from £5.00 - Book now
The Instituto Cervantes in Manchester presents an evening of poetry, jazz and discussion, crossing boundaries between languages and cultures with the aid of music.
The evening will unfold around Las cataratas de Nelson by Spanish poet Ignacio Cartagena Núñez and his conversation about the book with Antonio Martínez-Arboleda. Las cataratas de Nelson (which could be translated as ‘Nelson Falls’) follows the story of civil servant, husband and father Arturo who, having reached middle age, begins to lose sight of his convictions and tries to find a way out of the impasse he’s found himself at.
As well as being a poet, Cartagena Núñez is a diplomat currently stationed in Scotland as Consul General of Spain in Edinburgh.
The discussion will be accompanied by live jazz from the Mancunian band The Grant Russell Quartet. The Quartet’s love of improvisation is rooted in a traditional approach to jazz performance and guarantees an evening of memorable sensory experiences.
Poetry & Jazz: 'Las cataratas de Nelson' by Ignacio Cartagena at Instituto Cervantes Manchester, Deansgate