Por la fiesta de los toros y la amistad Anglo–Española - Founder George Erik 1959
Honorary Vice-Presidents: Ángel Peralta - José Miguel Arroyo ‘Joselito’ - Victorino Martín
Monthly CTL Meeting on Thursday 12 January 2017 at 7.30pm:
Traditional New Year Quiz!!
competing for the Don Hibbert Trophy
As well as the fun challenge of the competition the aim will be to provide interest and education on a wide range of taurine topics. Once again there will be teams of two or three combining the experienced with newcomers. There will be a wide range of questions – fairly basic ones for novices as well as a few toughies to sort out the really advanced people. And on a range of subjects from the 2016 season, CTL publications, general knowledge, current toreros as well as ones from years gone by, bulls and ganaderías, picture questions, some multiple choice – true/false etc. The aim is to make the evening as interesting as possible and not to put off anyone who might think the questions are just for an elite group of know-it-alls. So if you have not been before or have stopped coming – do please come along. This is your chance to go down in CTL history with your name inscribed on the trophy.
December CTL Meeting was attended by festive CTL members who shared plans for the 2017 season.
LVII CTLAnniversary Lunch honoured with the presence of Maestro Juan Jose Padilla took place very joyfully and succesfully on Sunday 27th November 2016, as reported by specialized press torosenelmundo, torosnoticamurcia, opinionytoros
CTL WEBSITE LITERARY COMPETITION
November CTL Meeting London took place on Thursday 17
Carlos Cazalis, the Spanish/Mexican photographer presented his book ‘Sangre de Reyes.The book gives a forthright and photographic view of the modern bullfight. The protagonists, both the famous introverted matador José Tomás and the bull, are exhibited throughout the book in all their beauty and strength in a series of back to back images where life and death crisscross, reaffirming that to live is to know how to die.
5th October 2016-The Constitucional Court of Spain declared the Catalonian Parlament is competent to regulate bullfights but not to ban them. The annoucement to revoke the ban has been postponed for unknown reasons . In July 2010 the Catalonian parlament decided to ban bullfights and the prohibition came into force on 2011. La Monumental de Barcelona is a privately own bullring which may raise hopes to the return of Corridas to Barcelona. At the end of the XIX century, 1896, Barcelona went on to be the Spanish city with more operative fix bullrings at the time. However the first antitaurine movements in the region are also recorded to have emerged in the beginnings of the XXth century.
CTL OCTOBER meeting: Paul Polansky, the award winning American author presented his incredibly entertaining recently published book ‘The Search for Bong Way Wong and the Chinese Bullfighters’.
CTL LUNCH in MADRID took place succesfully on SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER
CTL members and friends enjoying the Madrid Feria de Otono gathered together in yet another exquisite CTL LUNCH
25 years anniversary of Franck Evans "EL INGLES" Alternativa
The Manchester torero and acclaimed CTL member, celebrated this milestone appearing in a corrida mixta in Benamocarra, Malaga, with bulls of Julio de LaPuerta and sharing cartel with "El Arqueno" and novillero Jose Antonio Lavado. Franck took his alternativa on 30th july 1991 in Chillon, Ciudad Real from the hands of El Soro as his padrino, Soro II as witness and bulls of Sanchez Arjona.
CONGRATULATIONS MAESTRO what an honor to have you as a member!
CTL member acclaimed as Pamplona hero
reported by the Dayly Mail
dies in Teruel after being fatally gored in the chest by his first bull, 'Lorenzo' 529Kg from ganaderia los Manos, SantaColoma.The wind uncovered Barrio during a muletazo and the bull pinned him down to the ground and caught him in the side. Unconstious, he was rushed to the enfermeria but was declared dead soon after. The horn perforated his lung and thoracic aorta. Victor Barrio who had a late start in the taurine world at 20, was 29 and had taken the Alternativa in Madrid in 2012 following a succesful career as a novillero having won among other trophies, the CTL best Novillero of the Year in 2011, as sawn in below picture.
Saturday 9th of July was the last corrida of the 2016 Feria del Angel. In such tragic afternoon he shared cartel with Morenito de Aranda and Curro Diaz who were devastated at the news. The corrida was suspended. Victor Barrio had remarcable classic manners and unusual elegance in his conception of toreo. His death is the first of a torero in Spain in the XXI century, but follows the terrible deaths of El Pana and novillero Renato Motta in Mexico and Peru this year.
The CTL joins in the taurine world sorrow and sends deepest sympathies to his wife, family, friends and anyone ever touched by his art.
JULY CTL meeting was attended by over a dozen members who sat at a round table and discussed in a tertulia manner the current temporada and recent events. Despite some younger members having trouble remembering some of the memorable faenas of this season, the knowledgeable contribution of heavy weight members (such as the President, the Divisa co-editor, the young German vocal, the Ventas expert, the busy agenda lady and the East London water drinker) enlightened the chat, and there was plenty of room for some amusing stories.
CTL June meeting was attended by over 25 members delighted at the visit of rejoneador Luis Valdenebro hijo, who retired last year following a short but successful career , a review on his visit will appear in the next issue of La Divisa
Mexican torero Rodolfo Roriguez "El Pana" died a month after the injury that ended his 37 year career. Reported by
Daily Mail ...in your own words Pana, may God bless you for having loved so much
The Kill of El Toro de la Vega has been banned by a Decree passed by the PP conservative regional goverment of Castilla Leon. The socialist mayor of Tordesillas, where the festival takes place since it was reinstalled (having been banned by dictator Franco), will appeal. For those members of the public fearing this is a step back in the defence of a embedded cultural heritage, used as a political token, the Platform for the defence of El Toro de la Vega has created this website where you can leave comments or not.
~2016 San Isidro CTL Lunch, took place 27 May in Madrid~
' now on e-book Brian Harding's translation to English of Joselito's acclaimed Autobiography is available at a special launching prize of just 6,90£
Peruvian Novillero Renato Motta fatally gored in Ayacucho, has died while being transported to Nazca Hospital, reported by Cultoro (in Spanish)
May his courageous soul Rest in Peace
Boris, Bullfights & Brexit
(NB the last 5 words!)
British matador Frank Evans appeared in a mano a mano with Juan Arias in Mijas on 22 May. Reported byLas cosas del toro (Spanish)
Carteles Feria Fogueres Sant Joan, Alicante 22-26 Jun & 7 August
"Gored" about @ANTONIOBARRERAC. was the subject of April's meeting.
13 March - CTL Joins Valencia March in support of La Fiesta
A distinguised group of CTL members joined thousands of other aficionados from all over the world in defense of la Fiesta.More info from yahoo news click here
March 2016 - Ivan Moseley presentation of "...to die in the skin of a rich man" an English tribute to Felix Robert (1862-1916) the first French matador de toros took place at the CTL March 2016 monthly meeting held in London, further information please visit CTL publications
Study of a Bull: Francis Bacon's last painting as reported by the Guardian, follow this link