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The actors and director of 'Quitt' (by A. Veciana)

17 February 2012 10:12 PM

Catalan director Lluís Pasqual takes “Quitt”, by controversial author Peter Handke, to Barcelona's Lliure Theatre

Catalan actors such as Jordi Bosch, Marta Marco and Jordi Boixaderas will go on stage to represent a “poem which treats and mistreats the spectator”. It tells the story of a businessman who wants to monopolize the world and ends up by taking...
A moment of the 2011 Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona (by P. Cortina)

10 February 2012 10:19 PM

The Cure and Björk to headline Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival in May

Legendary British band to play alongside Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab for Cutie, XX, Beirut, Yo La Tengo, The Drums, and Mudhoney, among others in a strong 2012 lineup. The festival will be held from May 30th to June 3rd in Barcelona.
The Gaudí Awards ceremony combined cabaret style performances with a set inspired on Gaudí's aesthetics (by J. Zurbano Arrese)

07 February 2012 11:09 PM

‘Mientras duermes’ (‘While you sleep’) and ‘Eva’ triumph at 4th Catalan cinema Gaudí Awards

Mientras duermes’ (‘While you sleep’), filmed by Catalan Jaume Balagueró, was the winner of the night, with 6 awards. The hot favourite ‘Eva’, by Catalan director Kike Maíllo, followed it with 5 prizes. Catalan filmmaker Pere...
Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies died in Barcelona aged 88 after a long illness (by ACN)

07 February 2012 12:16 AM

Antoni Tàpies dies in Barcelona aged 88

The Catalan artist was considered one of the world’s main painters and sculptors in the 20th century. Antoni Tàpies, whose works are on show in contemporary art museums all over the world, was one of the main representatives of the Art Informel...
'Eva' is the top favourite in this Monday's Gaudí Awards (by Image.net / ACN)

06 February 2012 04:29 PM

Catalan cinema gets ready for its ‘Oscar’ Ceremony, the 4th Gaudí Awards

‘Eva’, by Catalan director Kike Maíllo and casting German-Catalan actor Daniel Brühl, is the hot favourite after receiving 16 nominations. The Gaudí Awards gather directors, actors, producers and other leading names from the filmmaking...
The Christie's gallery where the Miró is displayed (by ACN)

04 February 2012 01:24 PM

Miró to go on show in the United Kingdom

The Catalan artist’s work is yet again the main attraction of a major UK exhibition. After the success of the painting retrospective at Tate Modern in 2011, Yorkshire Sculpture Park will stage the first major exhibition of Miró’s sculptures...
BCNegra 2012 was presented in Barcelona two weeks ago (by M. Amengual)

02 February 2012 08:33 PM

BCNegra 2012 gathers more than 60 thriller writers specialised in the ‘black novel’

From the 2nd to the 11th of February, Barcelona is at the centre of the thriller novel. The Carvalho Prize will be given to Greek writer Petros Màrkaris and tribute paid to the recently-deceased head of the Antifraud Office of Catalonia, David...
The Castellers de Vilafranca during their performance at Barcelona's Mercè festival (by N. Pérez)

31 January 2012 10:38 PM

‘Castells’ or Catalan human towers break their all time record in 2011

During last year 8,217 human towers built. According to latest data, just 3.5% of the total number of human towers collapsed.
A caption from last year show 'Operetta', a mix of humour and opera, organised by Girona's Municipal Theatre (by T. Tàpia)

30 January 2012 08:14 PM

Opera and operetta headline Girona theatre programme for 2012’s first half

The city theatre offers 26 very different shows in its winter-spring season, which will focus on opera and Spanish-style operetta (zarzuela). Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’, Verdi’s ‘Aida’ and two zarzuelas respond to public demand for more...
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