The Gastronomic Forum has been a groundbreaking cuisine congress in Europe since 1999. After five biennial events in Catalonia, in 2008 it started alternating between Girona (odd years) and Santiago de Compostela (even years), featuring its original combination of professional congress with the most creative chefs and restaurateurs from both sides of the Atlantic; quality product fair and events open to the public throughout the city: octopus-cooking and family recipe competitions, buying and cooking with a chef sessions, tastings, workshops for children, tapas route, gatherings and shows.
Promoted by Turismo de Santiago and the Economic Promotion and Tourism Department, the next event in Santiago de Compostela will be held in February 2012.
More information: http://www.forumsantiago.com
Brings together European and Latin American university theatre companies, being the only one of its kind held in Spanish universities.
Organizer: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Renowned organists perform in the Cathedral and monumental churches, accompanied by chamber ensembles. A series of spring concerts in May, summer concerts in August and autumn concerts in October.
Compostela is the perfect city for going out for a drink and tapas, especially at the beginning of summer with the “Santiago(é)Tapas” Competition. Participants follow several routes of bars and restaurants, trying traditional and creative creations at an attractive price, to choose and vote for their favourite tapas. They use an original “Tapasporte” to collect stamps certifying this gastronomy “pilgrimage” that rewards the best eaters.
More information: www.santiagoetapas.com
Santiago becomes the world capital of magic with a week devoted to conjuring and more than 40 shows by international magicians. School performances, street shows and magic evenings in clubs. Several venues.
An annual event for New Circus lovers, who can share brief numbers -juggling, clowns, acrobats...- rehearse collaborations and celebrate the vitality of the circus arts along with invited international artists.
Organizer: Sala Nasa
Telephone: 981 57 39 98
Folk music from Galicia –Celtic- and the rest of the world. Roots and tradition, innovation and experimentation come together in the city squares.
Organizer: Concello de Santiago.
During summer, the festival promotes creative dialogue among artists from different cultures and disciplines (music, theatre, circus, clown) in a hundred outdoor performances. Old town and parks.
Organiser: Concello de Santiago.
Puppeteers from several countries present their singular productions. Children’s shows, outdoor performances and evening shows. And also round tables, exhibitions and workshops… an entire range of activities related to puppets.
Organizer: Asociación Cultural Barriga Verde
Four days of theatre for children.
From October to May, the Real Filharmonía de Galicia and other Spanish and international orchestras feature more than 30 concerts, close to 100 musical compositions and 40 invited conductors and soloists await the public in the Auditorio de Galicia.