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17 March 2015 09:23 PM

Barcelona History Museum launches new exhibition on city's early Christian and Visigoth periods

This week, the Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA) launched a new exhibition 'Barcelona in late antiquity: Christianity, Visigoths and the city'. 120 new pieces dating back from between the 4th and 7th centuries are...

Albert Serra shooting 'Singularity' a few weeks ago (by ACN)

11 March 2015 10:15 PM

London’s Tate Modern hosts an event series on Catalan experimental filmmaker Albert Serra

The Tate Modern launched on Wednesday 'Albert Serra: Divine Visionaries and Holy Fools', an event series on the Catalan maverick filmmaker. The show will be on until 20 March and will include an exclusive preview of his latest project...

Ovidi Montllor's monument in Alcoi (by ACN)

10 March 2015 10:23 PM

20th anniversary of the passing of Valencian protest singer Ovidi Montllor

This year is the 20th anniversary of the death of Valencian singer Ovidi Montllor who, along with other artists, promoted Catalan music during the Franco dictatorship and the transition years to democracy. Though not well-known...

09 March 2015 09:58 PM

Figueres presents plan to become Word Circus Capital by 2018, building on its annual festival

Being the European capital of Circus Arts 5 days a year seems not to be enough for the Catalan city of Figueres (near the Costa Brava and the French border). On Monday, in a press conference that took place a week after the 4th edition of the...

09 March 2015 03:39 PM

Moche art from Peru's pre-Inca times on show in Barcelona's CaixaForum

The "La Caixa" Foundation has opened Moche Art from Ancient Peru. Gold, Myths and Rituals, an exhibition to be hosted at CaixaForum in Barcelona until the 7th of June. The exhibition includes 200 pieces of pre-Incan Peruvian art from the...

Ben Harper already played at the Cap Roig Festival in 2012 (by Festival de Cap Roig / ACN)

06 March 2015 10:02 PM

Sting, Ben Harper, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga to play 2015 Cap Roig festival on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava-based Cap Roig's music festival will hold its 15th edition from 10 July to 16 August. Many international and local artists will take part in the event which will start with a performance by one of the greatest...

Ekaterina Rubtsova & Dmitri Efremkin, winners of a Silver Dalí Elephant (by A. Recolons)

05 March 2015 09:38 PM

2015 International Circus Festival consolidates Figueres as Europe’s second circus capital

The 4th edition of the Figueres International Circus Festival has met all expectations and broken its previous record with more than 30,000 tickets sold. The festival ended last Monday and took place in the Catalan...

Isona Passola, during the interview (by M. Fayos)

03 March 2015 09:37 PM

Catalan Film Academy President Isona Passola: “We can now see the light at the end of the tunnel”

Isona Passola, the producer of the internationally-acclaimed Catalan film ‘Pa Negre’ (Black Bread), the Spanish contender for an Oscar in 2013, believes that “Catalan culture can be appreciated worldwide”. Passola has...

John Mayall at last year's Black Music Festival in Girona (by ACN)

27 February 2015 05:19 PM

Girona’s Black Music Festival brings together more than 50 local and international artists for its 14th edition

In 2002, the ‘Black Music Festival’ was born when the ‘La Mirona’ concert room was created in Salt, a small city next to Girona. The festival wanted to become a shop window for both local and international artists of...

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