The Machadian Week is usually held around the time of anniversary of his death, on February 22. Different events are held, such as conferences, book presentations, flamenco and poetry recitals and other activities, among which a “Machadian walk” with a pre-established itinerary stands out, where various readings of his work are carried out along the way in the different Machado spaces. Times and venues vary depending on the activity.
Baeza has been culturally paying homage to Antonio Machado for decades. Already in February 1966, the city celebrated a tribute to Machado – prohibited by the Franco regime – with the presence of a large group of writers and artists. In May of that same year the authorities organized another tribute to the poet where some of his poems were recited, important academics intervened and a monolith – currently gone – was discovered in the courtyard of the institute where he taught. Later tributes brought together figures of culture such as the sculptor Pablo Serrano, the poet Rafael Alberti or the actor Paco Rabal.
The First Machadian Week was organized in1977, attended by actors, actresses, poets, guitarists, singers and many other personalities. A painting exhibition, theater performances, concerts were organized, the Antonio Machado poetry prize was created and a bas-relief was installed in the colonnaded courtyard of the allegorical institute to “Song of One Day”
Address: Different spaces in Baeza (IES Santísima Trinidad, UNIA, Montemar Theater, Town Hall and Paseo Machadiano).
Geolocation: City of Baeza
Baeza City Council with the collaboration of cultural agents such as UNIA, the Santísima Trinidad Institute and the educational centers of the town, where the figure of the poet is part.
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