Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby Louise W E » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:49 pm

efc wrote:Louise, it might be none of my business but are you sure you want to post personal details on a message board, a board where access isn't even restricted to members. You could amend your post if you wish. Hoping I'm helping rather than hindering.
Thank you for your help Rob, you were absolutely right and I have amended the post. That is the trouble with us 'silver surfers' we're not completely computer literate. I stand corrected. :cry:
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby jorcx » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:54 pm

Dear friends, the Barcelona concert is getting close so now we can announce the schedule of all the activities planned:

SCHEDULE OF THE BARCELONA CELEBRATIONS: Here is the programme of all the activities with the timetable...

LOCATION: Sala Vivaldi (Llançà St. - next to Plaza Espanya)

Sunday, September 20

16:30 Opening doors
17:00 Screening DVD "Isle of Wight" - WORLD PREMIERE !!!
18:30-22:30 Free time

22:30 Tribute-Concert “Jorcx Celebrates Cohen"


Monday, September 21

13:00 Opening doors and accreditation
13:30 Lunch "Leonard Cohen 75th birthday"
15:30 Birthday cake and Toast
16:00 Coffees Etc.

(Bar Service not included in the Menu price from now on)

16:30 Book presentation by Alberto Manzano
17:00 Poetry reading and other initiatives
19:00 Go Marching to Palau Sant Jordi

21:30 Leonard Cohen Live in Barcelona !!!

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby zodkavombie » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:02 am

This is so exciting, can't wait for the celebrations and of course the concert and meeting some forum members :D
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby ispellit » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:48 am

Thanks for the schedule, Jorcx!

I'm so looking forward to this entire once-in-a-lifetime event !

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby somewhat_nifty » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:49 pm

Wow, this all looks fantastic - can't wait to see the Isle of Wight DVD, thanks so much to the organisers :D
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby Womanfromaroom » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:03 pm

Hello everyone,

yes, thank you so much for the organization of what is no doubt going to be a splendid celebration! Now, I don't want to sound over-active, we are going to see quite a bit of one another anyway (and I truly look forward to that), and maybe I have just missed something there - but is there anything planned for after the concert, too?
Thanks again!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby jorcx » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:09 pm

Hi and great to hear such enthusiasm in advance!!
We have not really thought about any gathering after the concert on Monday, the main problem is that for some people (working the next day) it may be too late because remember that in Leonard's average, his concert may be more than 3 hours long, so it would take us far beyond midnight... Anyway, we could discuss it during the lunch on Monday and see if that venue would possibly open for us at night as well, even though it may be too much of the same place, or look for another pub. Count me in for late-nite partying after these extraordinary Celebrations and memorable Concert!!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby tinderella » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:47 pm

Hi Jorcx.............. thanks for all your efforts. I am so looking forward to Barcelona, it will be my first time there. Not long now.
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby friscogrl » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:46 am

I have never been to Barcelona either and I thought the concert on Leonard's Birthday was a great reason to go! Looking forward to the festivities and meeting other forum members and of course the concert. See you all there!

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby jorcx » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:18 pm

For your interest, here is a map of the venue as it will be configured for the lunch on Monday 21st September, so you get an idea of the place...

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You can take your seats freely as you get in. If you already know the group of people you would like to be together, it may be a good idea to meet at the entrance and then come in together. Also, we should note that the Far-East and Far-West tables may be a little farther than it seems on the map, they are indeed in a separate corridor connecting the main room. I hope you enjoy it, I'm sure it will be a memorable two-days!!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby ispellit » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:03 pm

Thank you, Jorcx, for posting the sketch! You must be terribly busy preparing everything.
Thank you so much for all your kind efforts!

Have a nice weekend!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby burningviolin » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:05 pm

Woah!! A map and everything!!!!This is very cool...thanks for all the trouble you've gone to to organise this!!! :D
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby basecamp » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:31 pm

Thanks Jorcx! You do a great job!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby ForYourSmile » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:18 am

Because of a reasonable request of Sony/Legacy, we cannot sell tickets for the exhibition of "Isle of Wight", for this reason we could not assume the booking of a screening room with capacity over 100 people seated. Jorcx also wants to offer his tribute concert with free-entrance.

So we keep the Vivaldi as our meeting point for all activities. This place offers 40 seats facing the stage, the rest of people will locate as comfortably as possible around. Despite this pub environment that facilitates the meeting and use the bar, we hope that during the projection and the concert we keep silent. We really have a limit of capacity, our desire has been to accommodate all people. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Sala Vivaldi just charge one right price for the lunch, other facilities that they give us will be sponsored with the bar service.

On Sunday from 18:30 to 22:30 "Free time". Sala Vivaldi has a fixed activity on Sundays at this time, dance school. It is their faithful people and we must to respect. You can enjoy a lot of activities at this time in Barcelona; You already have met new friends, you has already met new people, "Well I hope I see you out there on the corner". We also suggest dinner or watch the Montjuïc Magic Fountain.

On Monday at 13:00 will be "Opening doors and accreditation" for lunch, this means that the tag will be provided to you and we will collect the 30 € for the lunch.

The Local Team and the Sala Vivaldi thought to assign a place for everyone in the tables for lunch based on their country, also to facilitate access and avoid clutter. But "a person with experience in cohenites events" recommends leaving free accommodation in order to make the smooth relationship easier.

We see that "Menu Option B - Pica-pica (tapas style)" clearly won in the poll that we hung in Choice the Leonard Cohen 75 Menu - Sep. 21 2009 Barcelona This will report to Sala Vivaldi. We love to share too.

At 15:30 "Birthday cake and Toast" will be the special moment to raise our glasses and drink to honour Leonard. The drink is a glass of cava (Catalan champagne).

From this point onwards (after the Coffees) any further request for drink, or something else, will have to be paid individually.

We thank Maarten and Jarkko for their help and specially Pere from Sala Vivaldi for all the facilities offered, Pere is a musician who understands and supports us with patience, too many mailings and visits.

The Local Team is Chema, Guadalupe, Jorcx, Lluïsa, Meritxell, Someone from Barcelona and Toni
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Postby ForYourSmile » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:22 pm

We live in Barcelona the Cohen's atmosphere.

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Photo taken this morning at the Montjuïc Park, near our base camp.

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