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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...

Pet Shop Boys' concert in Costa Brava's Cap Roig Festival (by ACN)

04 August 2014 09:09 PM

Electronic music pioneers Pet Shop Boys rock the stage at Costa Brava summer festival Cap Roig

On Sunday night Pet Shop Boys presented their 12th studio album, Electric, at the summer music festival of Cap Roig, which takes place every year in Calella de Palafrugell, in the Costa Brava. The band performed an...

The dance show 'Sun' by Hofesh Shechter (by Gabriele Zucca)

01 August 2014 08:56 PM

Barcelona's performing arts summer festival Grec attracts 80,000 spectators, filling 58% of the potential capacity

This year's edition of Barcelona's performing arts summer festival, Grec, attracted around 80,000 spectators and achieved a 58.15% capacity utilisation in the shows which require payment. According to provisional statistics, taken before the...

A relaxed atmosphere in Barcelona's Sala Montjuic open air cinema festival (by Rebecca Lock)

31 July 2014 05:40 PM

Over 30,000 people are estimated to attend open air film festival in Barcelona this summer

The 12th Edition of Sala Montjuïc, an open air film festival which takes place every summer in Barcelona, is in full swing, and organisers estimate that over 30,000 people will have attended the event by the end of its five week...

Joan Fontcuberta in front of some of his pictures shown in London (by L. Pous)

24 July 2014 09:31 PM

London shows the nature photography work by Catalan and Hasselblad Award-winner, Fontcuberta

Barcelona-born photographer Joan Fontcuberta presents his first major exhibition in the UK, ‘Stranger than Fiction’, which represents an overview of 30 years of his artistic work on nature photography. It opened on Wednesday at...

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