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A skater in front of Barcelona's MACBA (by O. Campuzano)

29 January 2013 09:31 PM

The Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA) received 19,000 more visitors in 2012 compared to last year

The Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA) increased its number of visitors by 2.8% in 2012 with respect to the previous year. In 2011 the museum received the visit of 690,865 people, while in 2012 this figure grew to 710,435 visitors. The...
The National Theatre of Catalonia (TNC) close to Barcelona's Glòries Square (by R. Pagano)

25 January 2013 11:10 PM

Catalonia’s National Theatre closes its third auditorium for two years due to budget cuts

Despite having a balanced budget in 2012, the National Theatre of Catalonia has decided to close the most alternative auditorium of the three it has since it will have smaller funds in 2013. The theatre expects a reduction in the occupancy rate...
Two of Santa Maria del Mar's gargoyles, the church portrayed in Falcones' first book: 'The Cathedral of the Sea' (by E. Rosanas)

25 January 2013 07:10 PM

Ildefonso Falcones’ new novel ‘La reina descalza’ will be on sale the 21st of February

Ildefonso Falcones, the writer from Barcelona who rose to fame thanks to his best-selling debut ‘Cathedral of the Sea’, will publish his third novel on the 21st of February. The book, which will be on sale at the same time in Spain, Latin...
The competition main winners: Michal Jakub Partyka, Katerina Tretyakova and Marina Nachkebiya (by A. Bofill)

21 January 2013 10:26 PM

International singing contest Francesc Viñas won by soprano Katerina Tretyakova and baritone Michal Jakub Partyka

The 50th anniversary of the prestigious international competition of opera and oratorio-lied singing, named in honour of the Catalan tenor Francesc Viñas, awarded the joint first prize to Katerina Tretyakova, from Lithuania, and Michal Jakub...
The UK trio Darkstar, who will play at the Sónar Barcelona festival (by Darkstar / Sónar)

16 January 2013 11:46 PM

The Sónar music festival presents new names on its 20th anniversary

The Barcelona-born electronic and advanced music festival, which has become one of the world’s top events in its category, has unveiled part of its programme. The Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk, Darkstar, Two Door Cinema Club and Karenn are some of...
An image from the Fura dels Baus' version of Verdi's 'Un ballo in maschera' (by La Fura dels Baus / ACN)

14 January 2013 09:49 PM

Catalan La Fura dels Baus to premiere Verdi’s ‘A Masked Ball’ in Sydney

The Catalan theatre company, famous for its idiosyncratic style, will unveil its own particular vision of the opera classic ‘Un ballo in maschera’ by Giuseppe Verdi in Australia, which will be performed from the 16th of January to the 12th of...
A family photo with the series main actors, creators and producers at the second season's premiere (by P. Cortina)

11 January 2013 08:32 PM

The Red Band Society TV series presents its second season following international recognition

The series, produced by the Catalan Public Television Broadcaster and Filmax, has been exported to several countries and Steven Spielberg and Marta Kauffman are going to shoot a remake for the ABC network. ‘Polseres vermelles’ – which...
Joel Joan, the President of the Catalan Cinema Academy, announcing the 2013 nominees (by P. Cortina)

07 January 2013 10:32 PM

‘Blancanieves’ and ‘El Bosc’ lead the race for the Catalan Film Academy Gaudí awards

‘Blancanieves’ with 12 nominations and ‘El Bosc’ with 11 are leading the race at this year’s Gaudí awards ceremony. They are followed by ‘Els nens salvatges’ and ‘Fènix 11-23’, who are also candidates for the Best Film in...
Antònia Font presenting their new disc (by E. Escolà)

21 December 2012 11:48 PM

Antònia Font will kick off Barcelona’s Guitar Festival

Vinicio Capossela, Johny Winter, La Casa Azul, Quique González and Ron Sexsmith are some of the artists that are playing in the festival. The Catalan-speaking indie pop band Antònia Font will kick off the 24th edition of the Guitar Festival BCN...
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