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Kiko Veneno at last year's Mediterranean Fair of Manresa (by ACN)

09 October 2014 08:43 PM

Mediterranean fair, focusing on folk and ethnic music, to attract 100,000 people in Manresa

The 17th Mediterranean Trade Fair, specialised in folk and world music, will take place from Thursday to Sunday, expected to attract 100,000 people to the city of Manresa, in central Catalonia. The most international fair of its...

A caption from ''Asmodexia' (by MS Entertainment)

02 October 2014 10:10 PM

Sitges International Film festival, specialised in fantasy and horror movies, opens this Friday

Film buffs and festival fans will be flocking to Sitges these next 10 days, as the 47th Sitges International Film Festival opens this Friday, a long-awaited event after the success of previous years. Catalan filmmaker Jaume...

The Magic Horse that will be displayed in China (by Institut Ramon Llull)

22 September 2014 09:11 PM

Beijing Design Week focuses on Barcelona with manifold exhibitions, conferences and activities

This year, Barcelona will be the focus of the Beijing Design Week (BJDW), to be held between the 26th of September and the 3rd of October in the Chinese Capital. The international exhibition will dedicate 8 spaces to...

Sketches for Les Rambles' design (by N. Sinkeviciute)

15 September 2014 09:48 PM

'From Miró to Barcelona' exhibition traces the Catalan artist's legacy to his hometown

The Joan Miró Foundation, a museum of modern art devoted to the famous Catalan artist, hosts the exhibition 'De Miró a Barcelona' ('From Miró to Barcelona'). The display focuses on 4 art works that Miró wanted to...

Josep Carreras, singing after receiving the Catalan Parliament's Golden Medal (by P. Mateos)

10 September 2014 10:17 AM

Catalan tenor Josep Carreras: "We are an adult people and we know how to make our own decisions"

On Tuesday evening the Barcelona-born opera tenor, Josep Carreras received the Golden Medal of the Catalan Parliament for his outstanding and internationally-recognised professional career, but also for his efforts leading a foundation that...

Lee Child, the artistic name of Jim Grant (by Gordon Trice)

05 September 2014 09:40 PM

British author Lee Child receives the "prestigious" RBA Award for Crime Writing

On Thursday evening the British author who is responsible for the Jack Reacher series of crime novels, Lee Child, received in Barcelona the VIII RBA Award for Crime Writing for his latest book in the series, 'Personal'. Child...

Peret singing with his guitar (by ACN)

27 August 2014 09:25 PM

Peret, the 'father' of Catalan rumba, dies from cancer aged 79

Pere Pubill i Calaf, better known as Peret, died at noon on Wednesday in a Barcelonan hospital, aged 79. The singer, guitar player and composer Peret was considered to be the 'father' of the so-called Catalan rumba, a fusion music style mixing...

A student of the 2014 Solsona's International Music Academy (by E. Escolà)

12 August 2014 08:52 PM

Solsona’s International Music Academy welcomes 65 young talents from 20 different nationalities

Solsona's International Music Academy (AIMS) is a high level international project, which is also the first and only pedagogical music festival in Catalonia. It was created by the German cellist Peter Thiemann in order to bring together...

Last year's Temporada Alta hosted 'Orlando' by Guy Cassiers and based on a text by Virginia Woolf (by Festival Temporada Alta)

08 August 2014 03:42 PM

Girona's Temporada Alta Festival to stage African version of 'Macbeth' and solo-performance of Catalan classic 'Lowlands'

The renowned performing arts festival Temporada Alta has revealed the first big names for its 23rd edition, which will take place in the cities of Girona and Salt (north-eastern Catalonia), from the 3rd of October until...

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