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Lou Reed presenting 'Pass Thru Fire' in Barcelona in 2009 (by G. Sánchez)

28 October 2013 09:46 PM

Lou Reed had voiced his admiration for Catalan poetry on numerous occasions

The rock star, who died on Sunday aged 71, participated in activities promoting Catalan culture and literature in the world. Lou Reed had stated on several occasions his admiration for some Catalan poets. The Velvet Underground founder worked...

The mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, Minister for Culture Ferran Mascarell, Director of the Ramon Llull Institute for Catalan Culture Àlex Susanna and deputy Mayor Jaume Ciurana (by ACN)

25 October 2013 06:42 PM

Barcelona will be Guest of Honour at the 2014 Beijing Design Week

The city of Barcelona will be the Guest of Honour at the 2014 Beijing Design Week (BJDW). This festival is one of the biggest cultural events in China and will be attended by three and a half millon visitors from all over the world. The news was...
A caption from 'Borgman', which received the Best Movie Award (by Sitges Film Festival)

21 October 2013 08:52 PM

The Sitges International Festival of Fantastic Film of Catalonia confirms its rising ascendency

The 46th edition of the International Festival of Fantastic Film of Catalonia ended on 20th of October in Sitges (Greater Barcelona) on a very successful note. Ticket sales and public interest reached new highs while...

Neus Ballús, interviewed by the CNA (by L. Pous)

18 October 2013 09:28 PM

Catalan film-maker Neus Ballús is “impressed” by her nomination for the European Film Awards

The Plague (‘La Plaga’), directed by Neús Ballús, is one of the 5 nominees in the ‘European Discovery’ category of the European Film Awards. In an exclusive interview with the Catalan News...

Arnaldur Indridason in Barcelona, the morning before the RBA Prize (by P. Cortina)

13 September 2013 02:36 PM

Arnaldur Indridason wins the 7th RBA Crime Novel Award for the forthcoming ‘Shadow Channel’

Barcelona-based publisher RBA has announced that Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason (Reykjavik, 1961) has won the seventh edition of the Crime Novel RBA Prize for his forthcoming book ‘Shadow Channel’ (‘Skuggasund’ in...

The ruins dating from 1714 on show at the Born Centre Cultural (by P. Mateos)

10 September 2013 06:47 PM

A new museum shows Barcelona in 1700 and explains the military and political defeat of 1714

Barcelona has unveiled a new museum located in the Born neighbourhood, next to the Gothic quarter, which explores how life was in the city during the early 18th century, and will exhibit 8,000 objects. The Born Cultural Centre shows...

The eye-catching Joan Miró Foundation (by Pere Pratdesaba)

06 September 2013 06:10 PM

Joan Miró Foundation to prepare an exhibition on the importance of the artist’s work in public spaces

This Friday, the Joan Miró Foundation presented the program for the 2013-2014 season. ‘Art in Public Space’ is the provisional title of the project that will take place between January and July of next year. It will bring together sketches,...
One of the performances in FiraTàrrega last year (by ACN)

03 September 2013 06:20 PM

More than 400 performers to assemble this weekend for magnificent arts festival FiraTàrrega

This weekend, the city of Tàrrega will be transformed as its annual arts festival kicks-off with over 400 performers entertaining crowds. The event, in its 33rd year, will have 24 venues and a total 300 shows. It prides itself on showcasing the...
 One of the performances at the Acústiva Festival that attracts a crowd of all ages (by ACN)

02 September 2013 05:42 PM

Acústica music festival attracts 80,000 spectators, 25% more than last year

The 12th edition of the Acústica music festival has broken records with the highest amount of spectators ever. The five day music event, located in the town of Figueres in the north-east region of Girona, saw a total of 80,000 spectators – an...
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