who are we?


O Cable Inglés (The English Cable) is born with the idea to give answer to cultural demands in an integral way. Our aim is to propose custom-made cultural solutions, that are able to integrate as many services as necessary to carry to good term each cultural experience.

We rescue our name from one of the most unknown episodes of the History of Galicia, but also one of the most fruitful ones from a social, cultural and economic point of view. This happened in 1873, when the ETC Eastern Telegraph Company settled in the city of Vigo to tend the first submarine telegraph cable that linked the European continent to the rest of the world. During over a century Vigo was the entrance to Europe for all the great internacional events. In the skirts of the mountain of El Castro the British community settled and for over one hundred years they transformed the dynamics of the city and made huge contributions to our cultural heritage. The English Cable also brought football, tennis, beer and Porto's wine, but above all culture.
Under the sea Galicia was connected to the world.

In 2012 O Cable Inglés Cultural Coop. rescues this part of our memory as a metaphor to create and communicate culture. Joining the background of three professionals specialized in management, productionn, design and communication, O Cable Inglés offers an Integral management of sustainable cultural projects that are involved with the territory and its inhabitants.

what do we do?





We offer tailor-made cultural services. We work as a cultural cooperative of associated work, in which each partner offers their experience in the areas of design, management, production and communication; and this is complemented with the contribution of our collaborators in order to respond to more concrete demands such as photography, video, illustration, animation, sound and music, performing arts, pedagogy, translation, interpretation, gastronomy and fashion.

This structure allows us to offer a wide catalogue of services that can be hired as a whole or in an individual way:
Design and implementation of cultural projects

Creation of cultural experiences
Concerts, festivals, art-shows, presentations, fairs, workshops

Artist Booking



Editorial and audiovisual products
Design and implementation of communication strategies

Design and management of Communication Plans

Press conference for events and cultural products

Media advertising

Publications design and writing

Script and production of audiovisual projects

Photographic and video Coverage
Arts and graphic image

Editorial design

Corporate identity

Promotional campaigns and merchandising

Web design


+ Martín Códax Winery | Os xoves de Códax

   AGADIC - Galician Agency for Cultural Industries | Xunta de Galicia

   Culturgal 2013 | Cultural Industries Fair

+ RedEmprendia | Iber-american net of Universities that promote innovation and entrepreneurship

   Celta de Vigo

   Revenidas 2012 | Musical festival, Vilaxoán de Arousa

   Terra da fraternidade - Homage to Zeca Afonso | Ourense Fair 2012

   éMundial | Lusitanian countries Festival

   David del Río | Fashion designer

   M. Peleteiro College

+ Uxía | Meu Canto

   Uxía | Melodía Sentimental da Galiza e do Brasil: de ‘Chané’ a Villa-Lobos

+ 100 Tol@s | Malvela, Uxía and iLalelo tour

   Mambo | Theatre

+ Asociación Berce | NGO








Tira do Cable (Tie the cable) is an open process willing to join stories, anecdotes, experiences, documents, photos, films and any other testimony of the presence of the English Cable in Vigo and in Galicia.

This is our foundational project guided by our own interest and curiosity, and as a way of writing our town's history.

Let us know each other better rebuilding all together one of the most unknown and yet memorable episodes of our recent history. This is our aim.

Do you want to help tie the cable?

Women are not made of porcelain. The violet struggle of the Alvarez factory workers. For many decades, at the already closed porcelain factory of Alvarez, hundreds of women workers where committed to their gender and to their labor struggle. They were organized and informed, and they guided a protest march to fight for their rights as workers and women. They persecuted equality and social justice courageously, but as it often happens with women stories, their work and effort was forgotten and filed away.

Our aim is to remember this part of our industrial memory through the testimonies of the women workers themselves. The result will be an exhibition and an editorial project.

The project is open to any contributions


cristina labandeira
She developed most of her career in Barcelona, where she started working in the Economic Industry and Businesses Consulting. She is specialized in Direction and Management of Institutions, Enterprises and Cultural Platforms,focusing her activities in the design, planning and development of cultural and social projects. In Galicia she has been in charge of projects such as AGAPHONO (Galician Society for the Phonographic Production Companies) and also for aCentral Folque.
marián fernández
Her journalism career has been based on the information field since the beginning. A side, she has been working in direction and screen writing for television, fiction series, documentaries and shortfilms. More recently she has focused on press office work for institutions, companies and cultural and sports entities.
pilar vera
She started her career in Advertising as an art director at Publicis and MacCann-Ericsson Mexico, she was also a design consultant for the Mexican Center of Design supporting programs for native communities crafts development. In Galicia she worked as a web and multimedia designer for different companies. Since 2005 she works freelance for the public and private sector in graphic and web design as well as on/off-line advertising.


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Apdo. Correos 21
36200 Vigo
Pontevedra | Spain
Tel. (+34) 650579208 - 653477154

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