Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Our gifts from Badalona, Longjumeau & Mioveni

From CENTRE d' ESTUDIS JOAN MARAGALL in Badalona / Catalunya - Spain:

A girl in green with the catalan flag in her right hand and the left hand raised up. On the bottom side two phrases: 20: ANIVERSARI and PREMI LOLA ANGLADA,

two wonderful books:


A book titled LONGJUMEAU DE NOS AIEUX with a dedication by Mr. Jean - François ROBERT, Proviseur (director) of the school:

Un souvenir, une rencontre, un plaisir,
une amitié durable au delà des frontières,
symbole de nos deux etablisements.

From LIVIU REBREANU in Mioveni / Arges in Romania

Hand made cards by romanian pupils, prospectus for Mioveni, toys, pictures, a romanian flag, hand made embroideries, coloful painted eggs and wishes for Easter with Love and Respect.

How many things from you...,
How many feelings from us.... with many thanks.

Lola Anglada - a woman wtiter and illustrator

Lola Anglada i Sarriera (Barcelona, 1893- Tiana (Maresme), 1984) was a catalan writer and illustrator.

She was born in 1893 in Barcelona, in a family with strong roots in the population of Tiana. She studied in La Llotja de Barcelona with Joan Llaverias and Antoni Utrillo. At the end of WWI she traveled to Paris thanks to a scholarship of the French Government, collaborating with several publishing companies of the French capital, where she correlated with Francesc Macià or Josep Clarà.
Compromised with the democratic values and the catalanist cause, she organized a request of amnesty for the accused of participating in the Plot of Garraf against the king Alfons XIII of Spain.

Her early literary works were for children. As an illustrator, she worked with a number of children's magazines, for example En Jordi, En Patufet, La Nuri and La Mainada. Before the civil war Lola Anglada published books of stories illustrated by herself and these were very popular. Among these books are Monsenyor Llandardaix, (Monsignor Llandardaix) and En Peret i Margarida (Peret and Margarida). After the war she continued to write and illustrate books like En Martinet (Little Martin), La Barcelona dels nostres avis (The Barcelona of our Grandparents) and La meva casa i el meu jardi (My House and My Garden). She also accumulated an impressive collection of dolls, which can now be seen in the Romantic Museum in Sitges. Lola Anglada died in Tiana in 1984.

Recognitions : Appointed adoptive daughter of Tiana, this population has also put her name in the private school of primary of the village. There are also Educational Institutions Lola Anglada in Badalona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Martorell, Esplugues de Llobregat, Vilafranca del Penedès and Lloret de Mar. Among the 1984 and 2003 the Prize Lola Anglada of brief stories for boys and girls, it was granted in artists by the Terrassa Box and the Town Council of Terrassa.

Montserrat Castillo, who has launched a book about the works of Lola Anglada titled "Lola Anglada o la creació del paradís propi" , conseder that Anglada was marking the literature of 20th century historically, socially and artistically too.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

1st day of May