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One of the Primavera Sound's main stages moments before the start of a concert this 2011 (by P. Cortina)

28 June 2011 04:26 PM

Catalan music festivals: from craze to consolidation

Late spring and summertime bring a myriad of music festivals throughout Catalonia. Some of them have only lasted a few editions, but others have become true milestones at international level, such as the Sónar or the Primavera Sound.
'Une flûte enchantée', a show by Peter Brook based on Mozart's opera 'The Magic Flute' (by Pascal Victor Artcomart)

22 June 2011 04:44 PM

Barcelona’s Summer Arts Festival ‘Grec’ to dazzle until the end of July

This year’s the ‘Festival Grec’ pays special attention to French theatre and dance, both large productions and smaller innovative shows. It brings together both international and local productions, and includes theatre, dance, music and...
Students from the Catolonia's High School of Music (ESMUC) showing their performances in a space for new talents at the Sónar

17 June 2011 02:17 PM

Barcelona’s Sónar electronic music festival opens its doors

The Catalan capital is these days the electronic music world’s capital city. The 18th edition of the International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art Sónar kicks off in Barcelona. It the annual meeting place for electronic music fans...
Japanese writer Haruki Murakami at the Catalan Government's palace (by M. Fernández)

11 June 2011 03:17 PM

Murakami: “The problem with Japan's nuclear plant is the absence of idealism. The next ten years should be the years of idealism once again.”

The Japanese writer was awarded the 23rd Premi Internacional Catalunya in Barcelona. Haruki Murakami announced during the ceremony he will give the prize money to the Tsunami and Fukushima victims, after delivering an anti nuclear power speech. In...
The new Thyssen Museum to be built new to the old Abbot's Palace, the monastery and a theatre (by Ajuntament de St. Feliu de G.)

10 June 2011 09:26 PM

The Thyssen Museum on the Costa Brava to be built in Sant Feliu de Guíxols

The new art museum will focus on Catalan painting and will display parts of the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection. The city council approved the excutive project to build the Thyssen Museum. The project will cost 15 million euros (3 less than...
The Mas Miró, Joan Miró's family residence in Mont-Roig, will become a museum in 2012 (by M. Cervelló)

08 June 2011 08:48 PM

Miró’s residence in Mont-Roig to be opened as a museum in 2012

The surrealist Catalan painter Joan Miró will have a museum in the country house he spent parts of his childhood and youth, in Mont-Roig del Camp, next to Tarragona. The family, experts and Barcelona’s Miró Foundation will decide on the exact...
An image from Hu Mei's 'Confucius' (by CAFW / ACN)

07 June 2011 04:25 PM

‘Casa Àsia Film Week’ brings the latest Asian cinema productions to Barcelona

From the 6th through to the 12th of June, thirty movies and a retrospective of filmmaker Ann Hui will be on show in Barcelona. The Casa Àsia Film Week takes over from the Barcelona Asian Film Festival (BAFF) in order to introduce the Catalan...
A caption from the debate held in New York (by A. Matamoros)

03 June 2011 08:31 PM

Catalan literature was on show at the New York Pen World Voices Festival

Writer Teresa Solana, Brown University Professor Enric Bou, university professor Mary Ann Newman and translator Peter Bush all took part in a debate on Catalan literature and culture at the New York Pen World Voices Festival. The complexity of...
Jarvis Cocker, Pulp's leading singer, at this year's Primavera Sound (by P. Cortina)

30 May 2011 10:45 PM

Primavera Sound consolidates its position as a star music festival

Pulp, PJ Harvey, Belle & Sebastian, P.I.L, The White Stripes, Interpol, The National, Sufjan Stevens or Nick Cave were some of the participating artists. Barcelona’s indie music festival ended its largest edition with a record audiences, number...
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