from 19:30 Guests and lecturers welcome. · Saturday 23rd · 09:30 Breakfast —Including coffee/tea with, of course, a cloud of milk—. 11:00 Luke Howard: the man who named the clouds · Sunday 24th · from 8:00 Self-service breakfast for early-risers. Attendance diploma delivery and likely final surprises which have to do with clouds stuff, as usual, during dessert. Granxa-Escola de Barreiros, S.L.
Crta. Sarria-Paradela-Portomarín, km 54 (LU-633) BOOKING AND REGISTRATION: 1º. Please confirm that there is vacancy and apply for registration calling the following numbers: (+34) 982 284 094 / (+34) 982 221 630 or via email at:
2º. Once your vacancy is confirmed, please, download HERE the Registration Form, fill in your details, sign it and email it to the email address above. FEE: —LIMITED VACANCIES— · PARALLEL ACTIVITIES DURING THE CONGRESS · * Exhibition. Sketches by French comic artist, cartoonist, traveller and writer Troubs (Jean Marc Troubet). During this exhibition it will be possible to purchase- if you wish to do so- some of his original sketches.
Not many things are as interesting as cloudspotting,
enjoying their shapes, become familiar with their whims...
...for yet another year, we propose this meeting dedicated to clouds
strategies to capture them and ways to understand them
learn how to distinguish them and getting to know them in depth...
...spending some days of sharing with the aim to learn how clouds
are built up, how we have tried to immortalize them from
the very beginning of time, how we can listen to them... and even
how we continue to try to speak to them
in many different ways...
... in addition to being one of the the greatest
-and democratic- wonders of nature, clouds have the advantage
that they are not limited companies, not even individuals,
they constantly change in appearance and location,
they have no price tags, they are truly priceless...
... so no government in the whole world
will ever be able to tax on watching or enjoying them...
(although, on second thought... we would rather not give any ideas!)
Third Congress Programme
-The program of the Congress is only directed to an adult audience-
· Friday 22nd ·
21:30 Dinner with organic products from Granxa de Barreiros.
10:30 Conference reception and opening.
by José Miguel Viñas, meteorologist and communicator, current president of ACOMET —Association for Meteorological Communicators—.
12:30 Variations of cinema and clouds
by Esmeralda Barriendos, translator, film critic, with whom we will go for a stroll among pictures in order to discover how some of the most interesting creators of the so-called seventh art have portrayed clouds.
14:30 Lunch with organic products from Granxa de Barreiros.
16:30 Nap, looking at the sky —optional, of course—.
17:00 Cloud hunting walk.
During this stroll we will implement the acquired knowledge and skills learnt with José Miguel Viñas, also to be accompanied by Rubén del Campo. After, or during the walk, we will proceed to the following activity:
18:00 Visit-inauguration of Granxa Escola Barreiros cyanometer
Inspiraded in the one invented by H.B. de Saussure in 1789 – Because clouds are not always present and the blue in the sky is never the same–.
This walk will be lead by Fernando Fuentes, who will explain what Saussure´s contribution meant, and how his invention has inspired some of the present day creators, who have developed beautiful pieces of art based on it.
22:30 Concert with Fetén Fetén: Nefelibatas.
A musical stroll in the clouds, with the duet formed by Diego Galaz —violin, handsaw, trumpet violin, phonoviolin, mandolin, seagulls and… cows— and Jorge Arribas —accordion, vibrandoneón, camping chair-flute, vulture ulna pipe, castanets and… cowbell—.
00:30 (more or less) From this time on, unexpected things may occur... Nebula, shooting stars, films and short films about clouds…but you never know... It all depends...
8:30 Dawn, Morning cloud hunting walk —optional—.
Paratrike flights —to see the clouds up close, all morning until 14:30—.
For the less daring –or the most cautious– it is always possible to go for a relaxing walk among oaks and mist...
colours in the clouds
by Rubén del Campo Hernández; Meteorology Technician in AEMET, State Meteorological Agency, and meteorological communicator.
12:00 The time of love: the
Treatise on clouds by Rafael Pérez Estrada and Kalidasa´s Meghaduta (The cloud messenger), by Jesús Aguado, poet. Pérez Estrada and Kalidasa meet on a cloud and they talk about life, happiness poetry, wind, birds, and, of course, love. Cosmological and deeply human in equal proportion, we will pay close attention to what they told each other.
14:30 Closure and farewell lunch for cloudologists, “cloud walkers”, and nephelococcygia fans.
Lecturers / Guests
José Miguel Viñas_ www.divulgameteo.es
Air Physicist and scientific Communicator, specialist in Meteorology and related subjects. He is an OMM and MoMet Project, (project to update Mexican meteorological service), consultant. He is a founding member and current president of ACOMET (Association for Meteorological Communicators), member of AME (State Meteorological Agency), AEC (Spanish Climatology Association) and of AECC (Spanish Association of Science Communication). He regularly contributes to a multitude of scientific and divulgatory publications and lectures in conferences and seminars throughout Spain. He has so far published five divulgatory books, on multiple weather and climate related matters.
As for his work in television, he was part of Antena 3 News Services team of meteorology experts. From 2004 he is a regular contributor in RNE, conducting different sections in No es un día cualquiera, a radio magazine directed and conducted by Pepa Fernández. His program El tiempo del tiempo (The weather´s time) was awarded in 2006 with an Honourable Mention in the seventh edition of the contest Ciencia en Acción (Science in Action). In 2007-2008 he lead Las claves del clima (The climate keys), a monograph dedicated to climate change, and in 2008-2009 he collaborated in Juan Ramón Lucas program, En días como hoy, with a section on meteorology divulgation.
“Extraordinary live performance by some singular great musicians who live up to their name” (Diario Crítico)
“Fetén Fetén prove that other kind of music is possible” (El País)
“A feast of sounds and emotions” (Eldiario.es)
“A joyful and dynamic show filled with improvisation and emotions through popular music” (20 minutos)
“Fetén Fetén duet belong to that risky lineage of raw musicians, endowed with knowledge and curiosity to simultaneously deliver and receive (…) their music is engaging, close and playful.” (Metrópoli, El Mundo).
Among his publications one can highlight: Antología de poesía devocional de la India (Índica-Etnos, Varanasi, India, 1998 and Olañeta, 2007), Kabir. Poemas breves (Olañeta-Índica, Palma de Mallorca, 2001), La casa se mueve. Antología de la nueva poesía cubana (maRemoto, Málaga, 2001, with Aurora Luque), Antología de poemas de las tribus de la India (ma- Remoto, Málaga, 2003), No pasa nada. Los poetas beats y Oriente (El Bardo, Barcelona, 2007), Fugitivos. Antología de poesía española contemporánea (FCE, 2016), Therigatha. Poemas budistas de mujeres sabias (Kairós, 2016) and ¿En qué estabas pensando? Poesía devocional de la India, siglos V-XIX (FCE, 2017.
From 2016 he coordinates, for Fundación Rafael Pérez Estrada, from Málaga, the Seminario de la imaginación: Estar en las nubes. Símbolos e imaginación poética (The Imagination Seminar: Being in the clouds: Symbols and poetic imagination).
Stroll-lecture_ Fernando Fuentes_ http://ibericadenubes.blogspot.com.es
Founding member of the Iberian Association of Cloudspotters. He keeps the Association´s log book and, together with Germán Díaz and the Congress work team, he coordinates the contents in these cloudy meetings.
Coming from the architecture field, his professional activities include the creation of corporate image, film set design, exhibitions and ephemeral architecture, film art direction, editorial design and co-ordination, record editing and production, interior design and the creation of sound spaces, landscapes and gardens.
As a photographer he keeps the photographic account “todo empieza caminando en silencio” open, in which he blends in photography and direct action, poetic text and audience participation. The first exhibition of this work (Valladolid, November 2015) kept shifting in every instance, since every person could take away- from all the exhibited photographs- those which resulted the most appealing in the eye of the beholder.
He does not have a website, since he prefers face to face contact, and -when required- he exhibits his work at home, on his studio table, around a cup of coffee, or strolling up to them, in the old ways.
During his leisure time, he relentlessly researches about clouds and their varied worlds.
In 2004 he founded- alongside his brother Germán Díaz- Producciones Efímeras, so he will continue to be among clouds.
Registration and fee
LOCATION FOR THE EVENT:
Tel.(+34) 982 533 656 - (+34) 698 129 000
3º. Registration deadline: Thursday, September, 21st, 2017, at 13:00 h.
Granxa Escola reserves the right to cancel the Congress in case the minimum number of participants is not met.
Conference+ full board+ accommodation in the Farm: 150 €
(Hostel, rooms for 4, 6, 8 and 10 people in bunk beds available)
Conference + lunch+ dinner, without accommodation: 120 €
(Contact us about other options calling the booking phone numbers: Full Saturday only, Saturday afternoon /evening and Sunday, concert only, group discount, etc.)
Additional charge, per person, yet to be determined.
(It is necessary to know the number of people interested in this activity to hire it, and it will be carried out strictly following the registration order and as long as weather conditions allow it.)
Parallel activities and recommendations
* Rogation. In case we face a cloudless sky, we have prepared a rogation to be sung in procession to Néfele, Greek Goddess of clouds. You can listen to the music here below. Pick the singing voice that suits you better… (and you should rehearse too, so you do not sing out of tune).
* Cyanometer Barreiros. Stroll lecture with some portable cyanometer models, the way H.B. de Saussure made them back in 1789, with the aim of measuring the intensity of the blue colours in the sky.
- Bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes to stroll in the countryside, in case the weather finally decides to cool down.
from 19:30 Guests and lecturers welcome.
· Saturday 23rd ·
09:30 Breakfast —Including coffee/tea with, of course, a cloud of milk—.
11:00 Luke Howard: the man who named the clouds
· Sunday 24th ·
from 8:00 Self-service breakfast for early-risers.
Attendance diploma delivery and likely final surprises which have to do with clouds stuff, as usual, during dessert.
Granxa-Escola de Barreiros, S.L.
Crta. Sarria-Paradela-Portomarín, km 54 (LU-633)
BOOKING AND REGISTRATION:
1º. Please confirm that there is vacancy and apply for registration calling the following numbers: (+34) 982 284 094 / (+34) 982 221 630 or via email at:
2º. Once your vacancy is confirmed, please, download HERE the Registration Form, fill in your details, sign it and email it to the email address above.
· PARALLEL ACTIVITIES DURING THE CONGRESS ·
* Exhibition. Sketches by French comic artist, cartoonist, traveller and writer Troubs (Jean Marc Troubet). During this exhibition it will be possible to purchase- if you wish to do so- some of his original sketches.
Previous editions of the Cloudspotting Congress: