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Agustí Villaronga, director of 'Pa negre', at the San Sebastián Film Festival (by V. Gumà)

14 September 2011 09:28 PM

Catalan film ‘Pa negre’ pre-selected to represent Spain at the Oscars

‘Pa negre’ (Black Bread), directed by Agustí Villaronga and shot entirely in Catalan, was the main winner of the last Spanish film awards surprising everyone. Now it has been pre-selected together with Pedro Almodóvar’s latest movie ‘La...
The Catalan poet Jordi-Pere Cerdà (by Arxiu ILC / ACN)

13 September 2011 11:14 PM

The poet Jordi-Pere Cerdà dies

Jordi-Pere Cerdà was awarded Catalonia’s highest distinctions, including the National Prize for Literature, the Cross of Sant Jordi and the Prize of Honour of Catalan Letters. He wrote under the pseudonym Antoni Cayrol and was one of the main...
From left to right, Anna Maria Moix -writer and Terenci's sister-, Carles Santos, Colita and Maria Pagès (by M. Amengual)

12 September 2011 10:54 PM

The International Terenci Moix Award recognises the film career of Theo Angelopoulos

The award will be presented on September 22nd at Barcelona’s Palau de la Música. The awards are named after Catalan writer Terenci Moix, who was a film lover and a true expert on Hollywood’s classical period.
A caption from Iesso's interpretation centre (by X. Lozano)

12 September 2011 08:51 PM

Iesso’s Archaeological Park and Museum opens to better explain the old Roman town

Iesso was the Roman town that is know nowadays as Guissona, in Western Catalonia. The facilities offer a walk throughout the ruins and an entertaining audiovisual guide to life in the ancient city of Iesso.
The exhibition of Joan Miró served as a stage for the celebration (by ACN)

08 September 2011 05:37 PM

The exhibition of Joan Miró serves as a stage for the celebration of the Catalan National Day in London

The delegation from the Generalitat in the United Kingdom commemorated the National Day at the Tate Modern London, where a major retrospective exhibition of the Catalan painter Joan Miró is currently on display.
FiraTàrrega has 731 participants who belong to 375 organizations (by ACN)

07 September 2011 07:27 PM

Everything ready for the 31st FiraTàrrega festival

Technicians have completed the construction of stages and arts companies have rehearsed. For 4 days Tàrrega will host 261 performances of 54 shows, 16 of them premieres. More than ninety national and international companies will participate in...
The Dalí Museum in Figueres (By ACN)

06 September 2011 08:10 PM

More than one million people have visited the Dalí Museums in the Catalan towns of Figueres, Cadaqués and Púbol this year

Despite the financial crisis, visitors have increased by an average of 9.3% compared to the same period from January to August last year
A special subsection of the festival, the Dalí Canta, was dedicated to the painter Salvador Dalí (by ACN)

05 September 2011 07:18 PM

The 10th edition of the Acústica festival closed last night with a record 40,000 attendees

Amongst the numerous acts, a special tribute, sponsored by Alice Cooper and Amanda Lear, was paid to the painter Salvador Dalí. The festival was held in the town of Figures, in northeast Catalonia. It is the best year that the festival has...
The programme of Tàrrega's Fair was presented in Barcelona (by T. Bardia)

03 September 2011 12:05 AM

Tàrrega’s Theatre and Arts Fair will offer 261 performances, from which 54 with Latin American culture as a theme

Tàrrega, close to Lleida in Western Catalonia, will become the capital of the performing arts from the 8th to the 11th September, during which time the public can enjoy 261 performers. The fair is a mixture of a street festival and professional fair.
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