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11 February 2014 06:57 PM

Jaume Cabré’s novel ‘I confess’ to be translated into 20 languages

Jaume Cabré’s latest novel, Jo confesso (‘I confess’), which was recently awarded the Courrier International Prize for ‘Best foreign book’, will be translated into 20 languages. The work...

A picture from 'Aloft' featuring Jennifer Connelly (by Wanda)

06 February 2014 03:32 PM

Catalan co-production 'Aloft' by Claudia Llosa and film on the Roca Chefs, at the 2014 Berlinale

Catalan cinema will once again play a significant part in this year’s prestigious Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), with the presentation of two feature films and one short-film. The Catalan co-production...

'Blackbird' with Jordi Bosch was one of the season's successes (by R. Ribas / Teatre Lliure)

05 February 2014 08:37 PM

The Teatre Lliure posts its highest attendance figures in 2013

A total of 92,833 spectators attended the Teatre Lliure during 2013. This is the best figure registered by the Catalan theater venue in its history and led to €1,151,594 in revenue. The occupation rate reaches 73.2%, the same as last...

Nora Navas (left) and Clara Segura (right) (by R. Boucaut & V. Oliveres)

03 February 2014 03:39 PM

Gaudí Awards honour top Catalan films in midst of broadcaster strike

The apocalyptic blockbuster Los Últimos Días (‘The Last Days’) and the intense quasi-documentary La Plaga (‘The Plague’) took home top honours at the Catalan film...

Pixies at the 2010 Primavera Sound (by P. Cortina)

29 January 2014 07:44 PM

Strong international line-up at Barcelona’s 2014 Primavera Sound Festival

The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Mogway, Television, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Caetano Veloso, Saint Vincent, and Laurent Garnier are amongst the most outstanding artists to have joined the line-up of the 2014 Primavera Sound...

A model of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye in Poissy (by P. Cortina)

28 January 2014 08:00 PM

Barcelona welcomes Le Corbusier’s architectural ‘landscapes’ with an exhibition

Le Corbusier, one of the key figures of twentieth-century architecture, was more than a mere creator of buildings. His ideas on urban planning, furniture design and his innovative blending of architecture within the surrounding...

The main characters of the original 'Polseres Vermelles' (by Filmax)

27 January 2014 08:59 PM

FOX is developing American adaptation of Catalan TV hit ‘The Red Band Society’

The popular drama series by Albert Espinosa, based on his experiences of staying in a children’s hospital, has a pilot episode in development, with scripting by Margaret Nagel (‘Boardwalk Empire’) and supervision from Steven...

An exhibition on Francesc Viñas organised last summer in Moià, the tenor's home town (by L. Fíguls) town

27 January 2014 01:17 PM

Korean soprano and tenor win the 51st Francesc Viñas International Singing Contest

The first prize of the 51st Francesc Viñas International Singing Contest, which rewards young opera performers from all over the world, was awarded recently ex aequo to Korean soprano Seyoung Park, aged 31, and Korean...

Dani Flaco at his first concert in L'Auditori (by P. Cortina)

24 January 2014 05:29 PM

Dani Flaco launches Barcelona’s 19th Barnasants singer-songwriter festival

On Thursday, Barcelona’s L’Auditori concert hall has hosted the opening concert of the Barnasants festival for independent singer-songwriters. This year around, Dani Flaco set things in motion with a performance that spiked interest...

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