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An image from Gaudí's exhibition at the Vatican Museums (by Pep Daudé / Temple Sagrada Família)

24 November 2011 08:53 PM

Gaudí and the Sagrada Família travel to the Vatican

An exhibition on Barcelona’s Sagrada Família Basilica and Antoni Gaudí’s architectural techniques are on show in the Vatican. It focuses on the art, science and spirituality displayed at the Catalan architect’s church. Pope Benedict XVI...
Montserrat Figueras and Jordi Savall when they received UNESCO's Artist for Peace recognition in 2008 (by ACN)

23 November 2011 06:49 PM

The soprano Montserrat Figueras, one of the world’s top specialists in early music, dies aged 69

Married to viol player Jordi Savall, the Catalan Montserrat Figueras was one of the world’s most recognised experts and talented instrumentalists specialised in medieval music, as well as music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Together...
From left to right: Jaime Lanaspa, Isidre Fainé, Charo Otegui, Leopoldo Rodés, and Bartomeu Marí (by Fundació La Caixa)

15 November 2011 07:43 PM

The ‘La Caixa’ Foundation and MACBA art collections to be on show throughout Asia for two years

China, Japan, Philippines and Malaysia are some of the countries that will host the exhibition ‘The Turn of the Century in Spanish Contemporary Art’, formed by works from the Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA) and the foundation of the...
'The Great Theatre of the World' adapted by Calixto Bieito and shown in Freiburg (by BIT /ACN)

11 November 2011 10:17 PM

The first production of the Barcelona International Theatre project premieres in Freiburg

Theatre director Calixto Bieito, who has developed his career in Catalonia, presented a new play in Freiburg based on the masterpiece‘The great theatre of the world’, by Calderón de la Barca, one of Spain’s best theatrical writers from the...
Between the 11th and 19th of November, the festival will have fictional, non-fictional and short movies (by ACN)

10 November 2011 07:32 PM

Up to 191 films on show at the Barcelona Independent Film Festival

The 18th edition of ‘L’Alternativa’ presents a strong programme despite economic difficulties. The event has consolidated itself as an example of cinema that “formulates questions and is not complacent”, according to its director, Margarita Maguregui
The author of the book, Ramon Navarro (by ACN)

09 November 2011 11:38 PM

“Everything about the Catalan Columbus” – a book to explain the belief that the explorer was from Catalonia

Ramon Navarro has published a new book that aims to “clearly” describe the results of three generations of research about the origins of Christopher Columbus
Michael Nyman (centre), together with Silvia Beck, director of 'Michael Nyman in progress', and Christian Pascual (P. Francesch)

07 November 2011 11:10 PM

Music documentary films on Morocco and on Pentagram’s singer Bobby Liebing win Barcelona's In-Edit 2011

In-Edit 2011, Barcelona’s International Music Documentary Film Festival ended its ninth edition after eleven days of showings that gathered 54 national and international new releases and around 30.000 spectators. ‘Next Music Station:...
Two of Perejaume's works displayed at La Pedrera's exhibition (by La Pedrera / ACN)

03 November 2011 03:11 PM

Perejaume’s final two decades of painting and sculpture on show in Barcelona

Perajaume is one of the main Catalan artists of our time, part of a generation that is already gaining a lot of international recognition, with artist’s such as Jaume Plensa. Perajaume is known for his landscape visual poetry, expressing the...
The Catalan series charachters of 'Polseres vermelles', which will be adapted by Spielberg as 'The Red Band Society' (by Filmax)

29 October 2011 12:09 AM

Spielberg to produce the remake of the Catalan public television series ‘Polseres vermelles’ for American network ABC

Steven Spielberg has bought the rights to adapt a series produced and broadcast by Catalonia’s public TV station. The American name will be ‘The Red Band Society’ and Marta Kauffman, creator of ‘Friends’, might be in charge of the...
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