Neighbourhood Picnic

The Joy of Being Together

Saturday, 12 June 2021
Neighbourhood Picnic, Museo Reina Sofía Garden, 2021. Photograph: Ela Rabasco (Ela R que R)
Neighbourhood Picnic, Museo Reina Sofía Garden, 2021. Photograph: Ela Rabasco (Ela R que R)
Collaboration
Banco de Alimentos del Barrio (BAB Colectivo), Comisión Artística Colombine, Fiestas Populares de Lavapiés, Grigri Projects, Hola Vecinas, Red Interlavapiés, Red Solidaria de Acogida, Sercade, Territorio Doméstico, Tómate Algo y Valiente Bangla

The Neighbourhood Picnic is, for the residents of Madrid’s Lavapiés neighbourhood, a celebration of being together and of the actions of solidarity that typify life in the area. This year, the initiative, which came into being in June 2018 in its first edition, takes on a special connotation of re-encounter.   

Moving through the long and arduous crisis brought about by the pandemic, today there is a need to build new spaces of convergence, exchange and festivities to celebrate a resurgence in community life, despite everything.

The Museo once again opens its doors to the surrounding neighbourhood, constituting a public space with the capacity to accommodate different uses and ways of inhabiting. Children’s workshops, guided tours in migrant languages, audiovisual screenings, performances and concerts make up a programme that seeks to recover, as much as possible, a festive, in-person and diverse environment in keeping with previous years, where different Lavapiés collectives, associations and residents encounter a framework of common interaction.

Thus, there is vindication of the right to happiness, dance, and to celebrate being together as an indisputable life force. Moreover, the event becomes indispensable in reaffirming every struggle and campaign propelled and supported by the Museo Situado network.

Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, which will be collected in the Sabatini Building Garden to be donated to food banks in the Lavapiés neighbourhood.

The event will take place respecting the capacity allowed and adhering to the pertinent health and safety measures. Therefore, face masks must be worn at all times and social distancing of 1.5 metres must be observed.

Throughout the day, the photographic show Three Years Perforating El Reina by Ela Rabasco (Colombine Art Commission) and Resistance, an intervention by the Plataforma de Fiestas Populares de Lavapiés (the Platform of Lavapiés Neighbourhood Festivals), will unfold in the Museo Reina Sofía Garden.     

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Programa

11am – 12pm
Workshops for children, teenagers and women over 18

For children aged between 6 and 8. Theatre workshop, organised by Hola Vecinas (Hello Neighbours) and conducted by Sasha Slugina.

For children aged between 8 and 10. Body expression and dance workshop, organised by Hola Vecinas (Hello Neighbours) and conducted by Julián Lázaro.

For children aged between 10 and 13. Collage and sculpture workshop, organised by Hola Vecinas (Hello Neighbours) and conducted by Tamara Arroyo.

For teenagers aged between 13 and 16. Thought workshop, organised by Hola Vecinas (Hello Neighbours) and conducted by Escuela de Pensamiento (The School of Thought). 

For women over 18. Music training workshop, organised by Hola Vecinas (Hello Neighbours) and conducted by Miguel Legoff.

Meeting point:Sabatini Building, main entrance

Full

Admission

Registration in the collectives of the Museo Situado network

12:30pm
Screening. Alê Abreu, O menino e o mundo (The Boy and the World)

Brazil, 2013, colour, sound without dialogue, DA, 83’’

Sabatini Building, Auditorium


Full

Admission

Registration in the collectives of the Museo Situado network

11am - 6pm
Guided Tours
Tours in Spanish with consecutive interpreting

11am Guernica. History of an Icon (in Bengali) and Moroccan Trilogy. Memories of the Other Shore (in Arabic) 
12:30pm Guernica. History of an Icon (in Arabic) and Moroccan Trilogy. Memories of the Other Shore (en Wolof) 
4:30pm Guernica. History of an Icon (in Wolof) and Moroccan Trilogy. Memories of the Other Shore (in Bengali)
6pm Moroccan Trilogy. Memories of the Other Shore (in French and Spanish)

Length: 1 hour

Meeting point: Sabatini Building, main entrance (11am, 12:30 pm, 4:30pm) and Nouvel Building, main entrance (6pm)

Full

7pm – 10pm
Being Together Festivities

7pm Games and workshops
The Migrant Labyrinth.Run by Red Solidaria de Acogida (Refuge Solidarity Network)
Game of Balis. Run by the collective Valiente Bangla (Brave Bangla).
S.O.S. Lavapiés. Silk-screen printing workshop. Run by Banco de Alimentos del Barrio (the Neighbourhood Food Bank, BAB Collective). PhotoCall Demonstrations. Organised by Red Interlavapiés (the Interlavapiés Network). 

8pm Welcome
Presented by Manuel Borja-Villel (director of Museo Reina Sofía) and Afroza Rahman (Valiente Bangla)

8:30pm Live music (Griots d’Afrique-Sercade and Pam Urtecho and Javi Moreno-Red Interlavapiés) and dance (Grace-Red Interlavapiés)

With Maria Sabato and Ramtin Zigorat, music section MCs
Drinks by Tómate Algo (Have a Drink)

Sabatini Building, Garden

Admission

Free, until full capacity is reached, with prior ticket collection on the Museo Reina Sofía website from 10am on 11 June. A maximum of 1 per person.

Tickets