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Barcelona's stand at Paris' Salon du Livre (by V. Gumà)

22 March 2013 11:03 PM

Catalan literature on show at the 2013 Paris Book Fair since Barcelona is this year’s guest city

Classic and contemporary authors from Catalonia, writing in Catalan or in Spanish, are one of the main attractions of this year’s Salon du Livre in Paris, which is one of the main book fairs internationally. Running from Friday the 22nd to...
The David Campos Ballet performing 'The Sleeping Beauty' (by A. Recolons)

18 March 2013 10:25 PM

The David Campos Ballet says farewell due to the economic crisis after a 25 year-trajectory

The David Campos Ballet company, famous for combining classical ballet with contemporary dance, is the latest victim of the crisis that is asphyxiating cultural projects and, in particular, those related to classical dance. On Sunday, the company...
One of the 10 grand pianos set up on Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia boulevard (by H. Sabaté)

11 March 2013 08:18 PM

10 grand pianos installed in Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia to promote the 2013 Maria Canals Competition

15 days of top-level piano competition are coming up in March in Barcelona. To promote one of the world’s most prestigious international piano competitions, organised in Barcelona since 1954, 10 grand pianos were installed last Saturday in the...
The Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta (by J. Fontcuberta / ACN)

08 March 2013 10:44 PM

Catalan Joan Fontcuberta wins the Hasselblad Award, considered to be the Photography Nobel

The Hasselblad Foundation has awarded its 2013 prize to the Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta. The jury highlighted the fact that Fontcuberta “is one of the most imaginative contemporary photographers” today. This is the most prestigious...
Pau Debon at an Antònia Font's concert presenting its new disc 'Vostè és aquí' (by E. Escolà)

08 March 2013 08:02 PM

Catalan-pop band Antònia Font: “I believe our music will be well received in the Mediterranean market”

Pau Debon, the singer of the band, tells CNA the evolution of the group and how they got here. From Majorca to Catalonia, and later to Galicia and the Basque Country, Catalan-speaking Antònia Font has broken its two-year silence with a new album...
Isabel Coixet during the interview with ACN (by P. Francesch)

06 March 2013 08:58 PM

Isabel Coixet, the most international Catalan film-maker, criticises the economic crisis in her new movie ‘Yesterday never ends’

Isabel Coixet, who has worked with top stars such as Tim Robbins, Ben Kingsley or Penelope Cruz, has released her new movie, ‘Yersterday never ends’, which is a stark portrait of the economic crisis. The film premiered at the last Berlinale....
Juan Antonio Bayona showing his Best Director Goya Award for 'The Impossible' (by S. Pérez / Reuters)

05 March 2013 08:21 PM

Catalan film director J.A. Bayona to make science fiction movie with Warner

Eric Roth, writer of “Forrest Gump” or “Munich”, will be joining him in the making of this new movie. Juan Antonio Bayona, after conquering the world of Spanish cinema with his movie “The Orphanage” and entering the worldwide market...
The Troupe Yakov Ekk, from Russia, made impossible stunts on horses (by C. Marchesi)

27 February 2013 06:31 PM

Figueres, International Circus Capital

The magic of circus descended on Figueres last week. Over a long weekend, this town in northern Catalonia, close to the French border and the Costa Brava, hosted the second edition of the International Circus Festival. The event is unique due to...
A caption from the anti-slavery animated documentary film 'Slavar' (by ACN / Slavar)

26 February 2013 07:20 PM

Animac, the International Animated Movie Exhibition of Catalonia, is ready to roll

The 17th edition of the International Animated Movie Exhibition of Catalonia, Animac, will take place once again in the Catalan city of Lleida, in western Catalonia. From the 28th of February to the 3rd of March, Lleida will become the capital...
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