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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...
An ECAD dubbing class (by C. Roig Medina)

09 April 2013 06:07 PM

Dubbing, a practice in the spotlight

Dubbing is deeply rooted in Spanish and Catalan television and cinema but it is now dealing with a crisis of demand. At the same time, voices have been raised against dubbing by those defending original language versions of movies. In Catalonia,...
Bob Dylan at the last Cap Roig Festival (by Festival de Cap Roig / ACN)

06 April 2013 01:53 AM

Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Keane and Diana Krall to play in the next Cap Roig Festival on the Costa Brava

The 13th edition of the Festival de Cap Roig will run from the 20th of July until the 16th of August, and it is one of the main milestones of Catalonia’s cultural landscape during the summertime. The music event takes place in the Cap Roig...
The American Ballet Theatre performing Don Quixote (by Gran Teatre del Liceu / A. Bofill)

05 April 2013 08:09 PM

The Liceu Barcelona Opera House begins seeking international sponsorship

Barcelona’s Liceu Opera Theatre aims to attract philanthropic funds from the United States and establish cultural, social and economic links between the institution and American civil society to strengthen the image of the Liceu, one of...
Albert Serra (centre) with his Catalan Cinema Academy's 'Gaudí' Award for 'El cant dels ocells' in 2009 (by ACN)

05 April 2013 01:23 AM

Paris’ Pompidou Centre to host an exhibition on contemporary Catalan film-maker Albert Serra

The President of the Parisian centre, Alain Seban, compared Albert Serra’s work to that of Salvador Dalí, who he said was “another brilliant Catalan”. The Pompidou Centre will show Serra’s films, including his most recent one: ‘The...
Nazanin Armanian at her last book's presentation in Barcelona (by R. Soto)

25 March 2013 07:45 PM

Nazanin Armanian: “The mass media have created a distorted and demonised image of Iran”

Barcelona-based Iranian writer, journalist and teacher, Nazanin Armanian, presents the second edition of her animal story book compilation. This book sets out some basic principles about the relationships between animals and human beings and can...
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