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'La Patum' is an old tradition from the town of Berga (by ACN)

03 December 2012 10:13 PM

An unpublished documentary from 1962 is released to celebrate ‘La Patum’

‘La Patum’ is a popular festival celebrated every year during Corpus Christi in the Catalan city of Berga. In this town, the earliest reference to this festival dates from 1454 although the celebration has its origins in pre-Christian...
'L'home del paraigua' shown at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2010 (by L'home del paraigua / Liceu)

27 November 2012 11:16 PM

An opera based on philanthropist Vicente Ferrer to be shown in Barcelona’s Sant Jordi pavilion

The opera is based on Vicente Ferrer, a Catalan who devoted his life to helping the poorest people in Anantapur, in India’s Andra Pradesh. Vicente Ferrer’s project brought aid to some 2.5 million people. He died three years ago. On the 1st of...
The Centre Pompidou will host Dalí's retrospective exhibition until 25 March 2013 (by Benoit Tessier / Reuters)

21 November 2012 12:04 AM

The Paris Centre Pompidou is devoted to Salvador Dalí

The French Arts Centre is organising one of the largest and most complete retrospective exhibitions on the Catalan artist. 33 years ago, when Dalí was still alive, the Centre Pompidou held a retrospective of his work. In the 2012 exhibition,...
A visitor contemplating works displayed at 'Episodis Crítics' (by M. Amengual)

13 November 2012 11:09 PM

Barcelona’s Contemporary Art Museum re-arranges its collection with a new exhibition

The new exhibition of the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), ‘Critical Episodes (1957-2011)’, shows the last decades’ deep and historical changes through art. This exhibition is the result of a new arrangement of the MACBA’s...
An image from last year's festival (by M!RA)

09 November 2012 11:28 PM

MiRA festival, Barcelona’s autumn meeting for electronic music and visual arts lovers

MiRA, the Music and Audiovisual Research Festival of Barcelona, merges electronic music and visual arts with artists such as Lone, Actress, Dan Tombs, Julien Mier, Hyetal, Actop, Gnomalab and the Desilence Studio. The MiRA festival has been...
Raimon portrayed by Antoni Bofill (by A. Bofill / Arts Santa Mònica)

06 November 2012 11:17 PM

Singer-songwriter Raimon celebrates his 50th anniversary on stage with a retrospective exhibition

Raimon is one of the most important artists in the Catalan language, and is part of the group of singer-songwriters of the ‘Nova Cançó’. Raimon’s protest songs became true popular anthems against Franco’s dictatorship, with titles such...
Trumpet player Paolo Fresu at Barcelona International Jazz Festival's opening concert (by P. Cortina)

31 October 2012 10:42 PM

Omar Sosa and Paolo Fresu kick off Barcelona’s International Jazz Festival

An intimate concert kicks off Barcelona’s month of jazz concerts, displaying some of the best local and international artists. The 44th ‘Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona’ will run until the 30th of November. Pianist Omar Sosa and...
Saint Petersburg's Hermitage Museum, in the old Winter Palace (by A. Demianchuk / Reuters)

30 October 2012 11:45 PM

The Hermitage Museum to open centre in Barcelona

The Catalan Government has confirmed that a framework agreement has been reached with the project's promoters, with the green light from Barcelona’s City Council. However the final details are still pending negotiation. No public funds from...
The DHUB will move to the new centre in Glòries and will free the Marqués de Lió Gothic Palace for the new museum (O. Campuzano)

23 October 2012 09:44 PM

Barcelona will open the Museum of World Cultures in June 2014

A journey around the world through art. This is the aim of the new museum in Barcelona, the Museum of World Cultures, which will open its doors in June 2014 in two gothic palaces in front of the Picasso Museum. This new cultural offer in the...
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