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The members of Beach Beach. From left to right Pau Riutort, Lluís Cabot, Tomeu Mulet and Àngel Garau (by L. Pous)

05 December 2011 06:54 PM

Catalan music bands are a hit at London’s live music venues

The Great Escape Music Festival, in the UK, known for its commitment to up-and-coming groups, continues to support bands from Catalonia and other Catalan speaking areas. The latest edition of the festival brought together groups that have already...

02 December 2011 06:30 PM

Catalan cinema is on the path to international recognition

‘Pa Negre’ (‘Black Bread’) and its nomination to represent Spain at the 2012 Oscars reflects the desire of Catalan productions to shine with their own light, without losing their identity nor language along the way. Catalan cinema has...
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:...
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