Despite everything, the newsroom of elDiario.es celebrates 10 years of journalism. And we celebrate it with a great event dedicated to independent journalism. The elDiario.es Festival will be a great citizen meeting that will take place in Valencia on September 22, 23 and 24. Three days of debates, concerts, interviews and monologues in which we will bring together nearly 50 top-level national and international personalities and artists. There will also be shows, theater and multiple cultural activities designed for all audiences. All activities will be free and they will have the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and the Palacio de las Comunicaciones de València as main stages.
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Among the international personalities who join our Festival are the ethologist Jane Goodallfamous for his defense of primates, and the linguist and philosopher Noam Chomskyone of the most quoted thinkers of our time, who will contribute their analysis and their expert gaze looking to the future.
From the USA, the essayist visits us mikki kendall, who will join a conversation about the fourth wave of feminism in the world with Argentina Luciana Peter and the Spanish Laura Baena.
We are also accompanied by directors of prestigious international media. The day of Thursday 22 begins with a table dedicated to journalism. In her, Katherine Vinner (editor of The Guardian), Maurice Molinari (editor of La Republica), Mary O’Donnell (announcer and director at Play FM) and Ignacio Escolar himself will talk with the deputy director of elDiario.es María Ramírez about the main challenges facing journalism today.
That same day, we will hold a colloquium focused on the special anniversary issue of our magazine. Writers and writers of the stature of Belén Gopegui, Isaac Rosa, Gabriela Wiener and Paco Cerdà They will talk about the stories that are included in this issue and that portray, from fiction, some of the most disturbing challenges of our days.
Science is another of the great informative axes of elDiario.es and we will talk about it and its importance with the virologist Margaret of Val, CSIC researcher, and Mary Blascodirector of the National Cancer Research Center.
During the three days of the Festival, political personalities will pass through the stage of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de València to talk about different current issues. On Thursday 22, the mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau will talk with the mayor of Valencia Joan Ribó on strategies to make our cities greener and more liveable.
Friday the 23rd is the turn of the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, who, together with the former Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and the political scientist Carmen Lumbierreswill talk about the challenges of the Spanish territorial model.
On Saturday the 24th, we will be accompanied by the Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Diazand the former Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
The conversations will be moderated by journalists from elDiario.es and we will also have some of the newspaper’s most relevant opinion firms.
concerts and shows
Personalities from the world of culture and entertainment will also parade both on the main stage of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and the Palacio de Comunicaciones de València. The different acts will be presented by Mary JohnValencian comedian who will be the master of ceremonies of our festival.
Greater Wyoming and the master paellero Rafael Vidal They will take over the square on Friday the 23rd to talk while they roll up their sleeves at the stove. That afternoon, on the Palau stage, it is the turn of the MIC, Inspiring Monologues for Change, led by personalities such as the disseminator Elsa Punset, the writer and screenwriter Bob Pop, the popularizer Joseph Louis de Vicente and anti-racist activist Moha Gerhou.
Music cannot be missing in any celebration, and in ours it will sound in style. Friday night, Kiko Poison Y Ariel Red will bring their ‘A country to listen to’ tour to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de València, a completely free concert in which there will also be a surprise performance by an artist from Valencia.
The final touch to Thursday night will be put in the square by the renowned Valencian DJ dj law: electronic and indie music to make all the attendees dance.
The hooligan touch will come with the satirical magazine show Mongolia. On Friday the 23rd, comedians Dario Adanti and Silvia Sparks will display high doses of acid humor on the Palau stage.
We will also have the opportunity to see how the program of Raw meat with its director, Javier Gallego, and Juanlu Sánchez, author of the elDiario.es podcast ‘A topic a day’. Together, they will teach us how to make a live podcast
On Saturday night, the Teatro Principal de València will host for the first time ‘Living Diary’, a format that brings the journalists of elDiario.es to the stage so that they narrate their experiences in the first person. This will be the only activity of the entire festival that requires a paid ticket which can be purchased here.
During the three days, next to the main stage of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento there will be a gastro area with different bars and food trucks to gain strength and not miss anything of the Festival. In addition, there will be different tents with activities for all audiences, from workshops for the little ones to a solidarity tent.
Check all the details of the program here and reserve your place completely free of charge for the activities held at the Palau.
This anniversary is a tribute to our partners. We want to celebrate it by your side and that is why we have prepared these exclusive and super interesting advantages:
- 40% discount on the purchase of tickets for ‘elDiario.es en vivo’. The theatrical journalism show told in the first person by our team of journalists
- Special package to travel to Valencia from 75 euros per person that includes accommodation and breakfast, a ticket for Diario Vivo and a guided tour of republican Valencia led by José María Azkárraga. The rest of the activities are totally free. More info here