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10 December 2010 09:58 PM

Catalan artist presents “colour explosion” in Berlin

Ester Fabregat has decorated the façade of a Berlin library, which is her third project in the German capital. The sculpture is a colour explosion, bringing light to the grey winter weather. It depicts 3 human silhouettes swimming on the library...
Performance group ‘Comediants’ pays homage to the world of letters (by M. Armengual)

09 December 2010 10:18 PM

Performance group ‘Comediants’ pays homage to the world of letters

Barcelona’s CaixaForum is opening its Christmas season with ‘Scribo. Una aventura cal·ligràfica', a show about the importance of reading and writing in the modern world. The director of the spectacle, Joan Font, describes it as “a story...
Caga Tió, the Christmas log that poops presents (by ACN)

07 December 2010 09:42 PM

Christmas in Catalonia, a holiday full of surprises

Catalans are known throughout the world for their strong-rooted, but strange Christmas traditions. Among them include the ‘caganer’ (crapper), the ‘caga tió’ (poop log) and the traditional ‘pessebre’ (nativity scene).
A caption from the spectacle (by Lopez de Zubiria/ACN)

03 December 2010 12:46 AM

Fura dels Baus goes one step further and brings exquisite cuisine to its performances

The Catalan group presents 'Degustación de Titus Andrónicus' in Madrid, a show that mixes theatre and haute cuisine
The exhibition 'European Cities of Josep Pla', in Brussels (by R. Correa)

01 December 2010 11:59 PM

Paris, London and Rome discovered through the eyes of Catalan writer Josep Pla

An exhibition in Brussels looks at the cities that the “most read” Catalan writer explored during his youth
Santa Maria de Taüll church

30 November 2010 08:53 PM

Vall de Boí bell towers chime together for World Heritage

The town of Vall de Boí hosted a 10th anniversary celebration of their recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mayor of Vall de Boí, Joan Peralada, hopes to promote more international exposure of the town’s many Romanesque churches.
A caption from the play (by J. L. Fernandez)

23 November 2010 11:08 PM

Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad debuts his opera ‘Tideline’ in Girona

‘Tideline’ opened today at the Municipal Theatre of Girona as part of the Autumn Festival of Catalonia ‘Temporada Alta’. The opera chronicles a young man’s search for identity as he travels back to his village to bury his deceased father.

19 November 2010 11:06 PM

The archaeological treasures of Saudi Arabia, in Barcelona

The Catalan capital holds an exposition of more than 300 antiquity pieces from the Arabian civilisation. This is the first time that some of these treasures can be seen abroad, so the show is a great opportunity for archaeology lovers

18 November 2010 11:34 PM

Chucho Valdés takes the stage at the Palau de la Música

The Cuban pianist presented his new album ‘Chucho’s Steps’ at his performance during the Barcelona International Jazz Festival. He was accompanied by ‘The Afro-Cuban Messengers’.
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