Korner arrives: a festival that unites football and culture

Korner 1In San Sebastian, the month of february is synonymous with Carnival, but it is also much more. The merciless cold has entered into our beautiful city and is determined to stay, although that is not enough to stop making new plans and joining activities. In this occasion, we are excited to tell you about a festival that will take place from February 19 to 24 called Korner. Have you heard about him? If the answer is no, there’s no issue because we're going to walk you through all you need to know. In the event that you are planning to go through Donostia soon and staying at our hotel on seafront in San Sebastian, you will love knowing everything that there is to do!

What is Korner?
Korner is the same as what we to be the "corner"- you know, that litteral corner of the football field - the most important field of course! The name is not accidental because it also refers to that point where two very diverse worlds blend, but at the same time so important in our city: culture and football. 

These are two areas that, apparently, flow separately - that is, until now! The Korner Festival arrives to unite both universes, from a diffrent and attractive perspective!

The event has two exceptional organizers: Donostia Kultura and Real Sociedad Fundazioa. Both institutions are responsible for finding that common ground and giving it to their audience.


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What activities will there be?

Since Korner wants to be the epicenter of culture and football, however it is also a space where different talks, colloquiums, screenings, exhibitions, etc. will be organized. It will be a large program with the aim of approaching common topics from the two worlds, given their different angles. 

Among the participants, we find famous football personalities such as Xabi Alonso, John Benjamin Toshack and Jorge Valdano; writers such as Ray Loriga, Bernardo Atxaga, Carlos Zanón or Ander Izagirre; but also figures from the seventh art, such as film director Aitor Arregi; from music, the singer Anari; poets like Andoni Egaña; and journalists such as Manuel Jabois and Carlos Marañón. 

The program will be completed with workshops for children and various scenic proposals.


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Image courtesy of www.korner.eus


When and where?

The Korner Festival will take place between February 19 and 24. There will be two scenarios in which this event will take place. Most of the activities will be held at the Ernest Lluch Cultural Center, although the Main Theater will also host many other activities.

Do you want to get more information about these happenings? On this web page you will find everything you need to know. If you are one who has never imagined that culture and football could have something in common, you can not miss this festival. We are eager to see you in San Sebastian!

I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra.

Do not hesitate to contact our staff if you require any information.


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Elena Estomba Garín, General Manager of Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

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