Juggler Paul Ponce gets Cultural April underway
Throughout the month of April, Student Services will be organising a slew of cultural activities. Conferences, theatre, music and books are just some of activities that will take place during the month on both campuses.
The initiative got under way last Monday with a performance by juggler Paul Ponce in Aula Jardí. Ponce is the sixth generation of a family of entertainers and has travelled the world performing his shows. This session, co-directed by the student group UIC-UP, began with spectacular array of tricks by the artists, who got the public going. Following his performance, Ponce shared his life story and discussed his conversion to a way of living more in line with his values and beliefs. This change caused him to look at his profession differently: “I changed my outlook and understood that the world of entertainment was the perfect place in which to give myself to others”.
The juggler introduced his family to the public: his wife Lia and his five children, who also shared their personal experience and talked about how they adapted to this lifestyle. As a final surprise, the spectators were treated to a performance by his three eldest children.
This was the first in a long line of activities held in efforts to take culture out of the classroom and bring it to the entire university community. As is evident in the manifesto, this month there will be a host of artistic performances, exhibitions, concerts, films, plays...
This week, on Wednesday, a Collective Mural will be created on the Sant Cugat Campus. The activity, directed by the Painting Group, will consist of creating a joint work on which anyone who passes by may express their creativity. On Wednesday evening, members of the university community will also have the chance to attend the grand finale of the Maria Canals Competition, with special discounts for students and staff.
The week will come to an end with the Rector's 7-a-Side Football Tournament on the grounds of the Brafa Sports Foundation. On the Barcelona Campus, the Faculty of Communication Sciences will host the UIC Barcelona Radio Day, during which the university community will be given a behind-the-scenes look at the radio, with workshops and a live broadcast of the show APM? on Catalunya Ràdio.