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The awardees together with the Mayor of Barcelona and representatives from the European Commission (by P. Cortina)

08 June 2013 12:02 AM

The European Union's Mies van der Rohe Architecture Award celebrates its 25th anniversary in Barcelona

The Catalan capital hosts the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, which delivers this award with the European Commission every two years. Reykjavik’s new Concert Hall and Conference Centre ‘The Harp’, designed by Henning Larsen Architects, Studio...
Tom Sharpe in Barcelona (by Anagrama / ACN)

07 June 2013 01:17 AM

Tom Sharpe leaves an unfinished autobiography after dying in his Costa Brava house aged 85

The world-famous English satirical writer, author of the ‘Wilt’ series and the novel ‘Porterhouse Blue’, died in the Catalan coastal village of Llafranc, where he had been living since the early 1990s. The writer’s doctor and secretary...
Colita took Carmen Amaya on picture in her last year in Begur (by P. Cortina)

05 June 2013 12:42 AM

Catalonia remembers flamenco legend Carmen Amaya

Carmen Amaya is considered the best flamenco dancer in history whose passionate and wild style changed the conception of flamenco. Born in Barcelona in 1917, Amaya travelled around the world and triumphed in Latin America, United States and South...
A caption from 'The Act of Killing', by Joshua Oppenheimer (by DocsBarcelona)

03 June 2013 11:28 PM

'The Act of Killing' wins the Barcelona International Documentary Film Festival's main award

The 16th edition of the DocsBarcelona festival increased audience figures by 40% compared to 2012. The festival organisation thinks that one of the reasons for such an increase is the fact that they have moved the event from winter to spring....
Antoni Tàpies 'Balances' in Venice (by Jean-Pierre Gabriel)

31 May 2013 06:41 PM

The special universe of Antoni Tàpies on display at the Venice Biennale

The Palazzo Fortuny presents an exhibition that explores the Catalan artist’s work as well as his own private collections. The exhibition, ‘Tàpies. Lo sguardo dell’artista’ (Tàpies. The view of the artist), opens in June and visitors...
The Primavera Sound Festival's main entrance (by A. Pérez)

27 May 2013 06:55 PM

Blur conquers Primavera Sound

The British band met all expectations as headliner of the festival with a macro-concert crammed full of well-known hits. The younger sister of Beyoncé, Solange, the post-dubstep king James Blake and the eclectic quartet Django Django were also...
US band The Bots at Primavera Sound's inaugural concert (by P. Cortina)

22 May 2013 11:46 PM

Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival keeps growing in size, budget and visitors

The independent music event held in Barcelona occupies 20,000 square metres, has a budget increase of 7% (reaching 7.5 million euros) and an estimated public of 150,000 only on its main stage, the Parc del Fòrum. Nick Cave, Animal Collective,...
The XX played at Barcelona's Poble Espanyol (by L. van Mourik)

09 May 2013 08:05 PM

The XX light up Barcelona’s Poble Espanyol as a preview of the Primavera Sound festival

The XX performed last week at the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona. The band from London played songs from their hit albums ‘xx’ and ‘Coexist’. Besides their great performance, Barcelona-based producer John Talabot also put on a great show with...
The closing ceremony of the 2013 Mecal Pro Festival (by A. Ramis)

29 April 2013 10:56 PM

The most 'animated' edition of the International Short Film Festival Mecal Pro comes to an end

The 15th edition of the International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, known as Mecal Pro, has ended after 350 short films were selected from over five thousand and were projected for a month. An increase in participation, the...
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