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The bookshop 'Pam de Nas', in Paris (by ACN)

16 May 2011 10:22 PM

34 years of Catalan literature in Paris comes to an end

The only bookshop dedicated to Catalan and Occitan writing in the French capital is to close in June
Sting will perform in Jardins de Cap Roig Festival (by Reuters)

13 May 2011 05:09 PM

Sting and BB King to headline Jardins de Cap Roig Festival

Catalan pop group Manel or opera singer Josep Carreras are also part of the line-up, which includes up to 22 performers, including Julio Iglesias. The festival is a classic milestone of Catalan summer at the Costa Brava. Concerts ara held next to...
A painting by Francesc Masriera (by Museo del Prado / Fundació La Caixa)

11 May 2011 01:17 PM

New CaixaForum Girona kicks off with an exhibition on the 19th century Catalan bourgeoisie

An exhibition on the rise and fall of the Catalan industrial and financial bourgeoisie in the 19th century titled ‘Gold Fever’ inaugurates the new CaixaForum in Girona. After the merger with La Caixa, the cultural centre of the former savings...
A lithograph portraying Picasso's companion Françoise Gillot (by V. Gumà)

09 May 2011 10:58 PM

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum shows the artist’s lithographic work

A special exhibition is showing Pablo Picasso’s art with lithography, a printmaking technique he explored. Picasso made a total of 450 pieces using this craft, which he revolutionised. The museum in Barcelona already owns 300 of them.
'Echo', Jaume Plensa's head located at New York's Madison Square Park (by A. Matamoros)

07 May 2011 12:43 AM

The Catalan artist Jaume Plensa unveils ‘Echo’, a 13-metre sculpture in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park

Plensa is the artist behind the famous ‘Crown Fountain’ in Chicago’s Millenium Park, as well as London’s blue light ‘Breathing’ located on the roof of the BBC’s Egton House, dedicated to journalists killed in action. ‘Echo’ is a...
The first issue of La Vanguardia in Catalan next to the Spanish edition (by M. Rocabert)

04 May 2011 02:49 PM

‘La Vanguardia’ newspaper launches its Catalan language edition with Bin Laden’s death on the front page of its first issue

In the year of its 130th anniversary, the historical flagship of the Catalan press, the spokesperson of the business world and centre-right nationalism has launched an edition in Catalan. ‘La Vanguardia’ has finally taken this step after many...
The exhibition is on show at Salvador Dalí's castle in Púbol (near Girona) until the 31st December (by M. López)

27 April 2011 09:39 PM

88 unpublished photographs of Salvador Dalí by Philippe Halsman on show

The exhibition, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the first meeting between Salvador Dalí and the American photographer Philippe Halsman, reflects the close ties the two artists kept up for over 37 years. The temporary exhibition...
Visitors can now access to the arena of Tarragona's Roman Circus (by M. Cervelló)

27 April 2011 12:35 AM

Reforms allow visitors an insider view of the Tarragona’s Roman Circus

Visitors can get closer to the centre of the historical Roman stage thanks to a new ramp. Tarraco, Tarragona’s Roman name, was the capital of the Tarraconensis Province and an important city of the Roman Empire. Tarragona’s Roman ruins are a...
One of the fair's main exhibitions is devoted to Tarzan (by E. Rosanas)

16 April 2011 06:51 PM

Zombies, Tarzan and Spain’s 1981 military coup on show at the Barcelona International Comic Fair

The convention is celebrating its 29th edition. It hopes to gather a total of 100,000 comic fans during the four-day fair. This year the largest exhibition is devoted to creatures of the living-dead.
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