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The human chain formed around Lleida's Seu Vella Cathedral (by X. Lozano)

11 March 2014 08:53 PM

Joining hands to name Lleida's 13th century cathedral UNESCO World Heritage

Some 250 people have joined hands around the old Cathedral of Lleida (Western Catalonia) for the third consecutive year, urging the monument and its surroundings to be declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the heart of the Catalan city, the...

A picture from the 'Barcelona Postwar' exhibition at the Montjuïc Castle (by P. Francesch)

03 March 2014 08:49 PM

Entrance to Montjuïc Castle and exhibitions now costs €5

From this Monday onwards, visiting the fortress at the top of Barcelona’s Montjuïc hill will cost €5. Special discounts will be available as well as free admissions on special days, like the other museums in the city. Within...

Urban artist Keith Haring chose the Raval neighbourhood in Barcelona to  execute his mural painting Together We Can Stop AIDS in 1989.

28 February 2014 04:47 PM

Keith Haring mural calling to fight AIDS recreated in its original Barcelona neighbourhood

Urban artist Keith Haring chose the Raval neighbourhood in Barcelona to execute his mural painting Together We Can Stop AIDS in 1989. Diagnosed with HIV a year before, the American artist drew this iconic line in Spanish (Todos juntos podemos...

One component of the Russian juggling group Empress (by Javi Gutierrez)

26 February 2014 05:55 PM

Asian artists sweep up at the 2014 Figueres International Circus Festival

The third Festival Internacional del Circ de Figueres held its final gala on Monday evening with 13 performances on show. The winners of the Golden Elephant were a Chinese juggler, Kai Cao, and two more Asian groups, the Chinese Flag Circus and...

The opening session of the 2014 Animac Festival, in Lleida (by L. Cortés)

24 February 2014 08:06 PM

Animac makes Lleida animation capital of the world

The International Film Festival of Animation in Catalonia has celebrated its 18th birthday by presenting 235 pieces under the leitmotif of 'hybrid’. The mix of real images and animation has been the main theme in the 2014...

Kazushi Ono in front of L'Auditori (by P. Cortina)

19 February 2014 10:55 AM

Kazushi Ono will be the main conductor of the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra

Japanese conductor Kazushi Ono was appointed the next main conductor of the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra (OBC) taking over from the current conductor Pablo Gonzalez in September 2015. The decision to appoint Ono has...

El Taller de Músics offered a concert at Barcelona's Palau de la Música auditorium (by J. Pérez)

17 February 2014 10:01 PM

El Taller de Músics school celebrates its 35th anniversary at the Palau de la Música

One of Barcelona’s main cultural institutions celebrated its 35th anniversary last weekend. Barcelona’s contemporary music scene of the last 3 decades cannot be understood without El Taller de Músics school. For...

The Münchenbryggeriet building in Stockholm, which hosted the Sónar festival this last weekend (by Sónar)

17 February 2014 07:45 PM

Electronic music Sónar Reykjavik and Stockholm welcome over 12,000 visitors

The international expansion of Barcelona-based festival of electronic music, Sónar, continues. The first edition of Sónar Stockholm and the second edition of Sónar Reykjavik have attracted more than 12,000...

The BBC interviewed Marc Pastor to introduce 'Barcelona Shadows' (by BBC)

12 February 2014 10:09 AM

British critics praise Catalan contemporary writers Marc Pastor and Jordi Puntí

Contemporary Catalan literature is being well received amongst British critics. The BBC recently interviewed Catalan writer Marc Pastor on the hit show ‘Meet the Author’ to introduce the English translation of his novel ‘La...

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