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Antoni Tàpies 'Balances' in Venice (by Jean-Pierre Gabriel)

31 May 2013 06:41 PM

The special universe of Antoni Tàpies on display at the Venice Biennale

The Palazzo Fortuny presents an exhibition that explores the Catalan artist’s work as well as his own private collections. The exhibition, ‘Tàpies. Lo sguardo dell’artista’ (Tàpies. The view of the artist), opens in June and visitors...
The Primavera Sound Festival's main entrance (by A. Pérez)

27 May 2013 06:55 PM

Blur conquers Primavera Sound

The British band met all expectations as headliner of the festival with a macro-concert crammed full of well-known hits. The younger sister of Beyoncé, Solange, the post-dubstep king James Blake and the eclectic quartet Django Django were also...
US band The Bots at Primavera Sound's inaugural concert (by P. Cortina)

22 May 2013 11:46 PM

Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival keeps growing in size, budget and visitors

The independent music event held in Barcelona occupies 20,000 square metres, has a budget increase of 7% (reaching 7.5 million euros) and an estimated public of 150,000 only on its main stage, the Parc del Fòrum. Nick Cave, Animal Collective,...
The XX played at Barcelona's Poble Espanyol (by L. van Mourik)

09 May 2013 08:05 PM

The XX light up Barcelona’s Poble Espanyol as a preview of the Primavera Sound festival

The XX performed last week at the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona. The band from London played songs from their hit albums ‘xx’ and ‘Coexist’. Besides their great performance, Barcelona-based producer John Talabot also put on a great show with...
The closing ceremony of the 2013 Mecal Pro Festival (by A. Ramis)

29 April 2013 10:56 PM

The most 'animated' edition of the International Short Film Festival Mecal Pro comes to an end

The 15th edition of the International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, known as Mecal Pro, has ended after 350 short films were selected from over five thousand and were projected for a month. An increase in participation, the...
A past edition of the Primavera Sound festival (by ACN)

25 April 2013 09:46 PM

A free warm-up of the Primavera Sound Festival with 22 concerts in Barcelona bars

‘Primavera als Bars’ is a pre-festival date of the city with one of its main music events, the Primavera Sound. This free show will bring 22 international and local music bands to fifteen bars, restaurants and hotels around the city of...
A bookstall at Barcelona's Les Rambles (by M. Ferragut)

24 April 2013 07:37 PM

The best day of the year for writers, readers and booksellers alike: Sant Jordi

Victus, the historical novel by Albert Sánchez Piñol, has triumphed on the Catalan National Day of roses and books both in the Spanish and Catalan language. In the category of media-friendly writers, the biggest-selling book has been Brúixoles...
Gustavo Garzón, at the festival's opening night (by L. Cortés)

22 April 2013 05:32 PM

The 19th Latin American Film Festival in Lleida showed 117 films from 14 different countries

The 19th edition of the Latin American Film Festival in Lleida ended last weekend after showing 117 films from 14 different countries. Argentine film director Gustavo Garzón’s movie 'Por un tiempo' (‘For a time’) had its world premiere...
The presentation of the Jardins de Pedralbes Festival (by P. Cortina)

16 April 2013 01:28 AM

New music festival in Barcelona during the summer with Josep Carreras and Julio Iglesias topping the programme

The Festival ‘Jardins del Palau de Pedralbes’ will take place between the 20th of June and the 8th of July in the Catalan capital. Josep Carreras, Julio Iglesias, Antony and the Johnsons, Natalie Cole, Roger Hodgson, Earth Wind & Fire and...
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