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MNAC's building in Barcelona's Montjuic hill (by R. Pagano)

10 August 2012 10:44 PM

MNAC considers renaming and adding ‘Barcelona’ to promote its image abroad

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Catalonia’s National Museum of Art) is considering changing its name to include ‘Barcelona’. The Museum Director, Pepe Serra, wants to better explain the Museum to a global audience and considers...
Joan Anton Cararach (left) and George Wein (right) (by Doug Mason)

06 August 2012 10:11 PM

Jazz festival in Barcelona awarded its gold medal to entrepreneur George Wein

The ‘Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival’ gave its gold medal to George Wein, a prominent jazz promoter from America. Wein received the award on the main stage of the Newport Festival in the United States in front of an audience of...
Mozart's opera 'Don Gioavanni' (by N. Guisasola)

04 August 2012 12:28 AM

The opera ‘Don Giovanni’ of the Deutsche Oper Berlin makes its debut in Catalonia at the Castell de Peralada Festival

The opera ‘Don Giovanni’ by Mozart will be staged in Catalonia at the Castell de Peralada Festival in the Empordà County, on the Costa Brava. The renowned opera tells the story of a man living on the edge in a constant search without end,...
A caption from 'La Culpa' (Guilt) directed by David Victori (by La Culpa)

01 August 2012 10:49 PM

Catalan filmmaker David Victori to present ‘La Culpa’ at Venice Film Festival

Catalan filmmaker David Victori’s short film has passed a rigorous selection process and will be shown at the Venice Film Festival. His submission, ‘La Culpa’ which deals with the emotions of guilt and revenge, participated in ‘Your Film...
Maria Rovira in her show 'Carmen (ballant a la sorra)' (by David Ruano)

31 July 2012 11:58 PM

The ‘Dansalona’ festival aims to promote dance in thirteen areas of Barcelona this summer

The 'Dansalona’ festival in the months of August and September is aiming to “popularise dance” in the city with a variety of activities. With numerous performances in theatres across Barcelona, the opportunity to discover behind the scenes...
Poblet Monastery's cloister (by N. Torres)

30 July 2012 11:11 PM

Poblet Monastery shows its restored 14th century cloister

The Cistercian monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and receives around 130,000 visitors a year. It has had an 800,000 euro renovation of its cloister. Lasting 7 months, the task was funded by the Catalan savings bank ‘La Caixa’. The work...
The group Calle 13 (by Salsan & Latin Jazz Festival)

23 July 2012 09:42 PM

Barcelona adds Salsa & Latin Jazz to its wide spectrum of music festivals

Primavera Sound, Sónar or Cruïlla BCN. These are some of the music festivals that the city of Barcelona hosts. However, according to Marcelo Rosero, director of the Salsa & Latin Jazz Festival, the city “lacked high quality salsa and latin...
The Minister of Culture, Ferran Mascarell, met in Parliament with representatives from the Catalan cultural sector (by ACN)

18 July 2012 10:19 PM

Catalan art industries united against tax rise on culture

The Minister of Culture, Ferran Mascarell, met in Parliament with representatives from the Catalan cultural sector. In the meeting they discussed how unpopular the new VAT increase is within the cultural sector in Catalonia. Mascarell sent a...
The virtual exhibition allows visitors to learn about the archaeological heritage of Pompeii and Herculaneum (by ACN)

10 July 2012 12:56 AM

A virtual exposition in Empúries reconstructs life in Pompeii and Herculaneum

The eruption of the volcano Vesuvius destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, amongst others. However, the studies of the remnants have allowed historians to reconstruct the lives of these cities in an exhibition now hosted in l’Escala...
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