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Te CaixaForum of Girona shows Coptic Christian art until January 2012 (by T. Tapia)

30 September 2011 12:12 AM

Art and culture from Christian Egypt on show at Girona’s CaixaForum

"Other Egypt" brings together over 200 pieces formally preserved in the Louvre, many of which had not never left Paris since their arrival. The exhibition pictures the Christian heritage of Egypt; from the Roman times to the Arab conquest in the...
A caption from 'Pa negre' by Agustí Villaronga (by EMON / ACN)

28 September 2011 11:01 PM

Catalan movie ‘Pa negre’ to represent Spain at the Oscars

In an historical decision, the Catalan Academy of Cinema chose a movie entirely in Catalan to represent Spain at the Oscars awards. ‘Pa negre’ (‘Black bread’) was the absolute winner of the last awards of the Spanish Academy awards,...
In 2012, there will be 25 American movies offered in Catalan, five times more than in 2011 (by P. Cortina)

27 September 2011 01:16 AM

Hollywood films dubbed into Catalan to increase from 1% to 7% of all exhibited movies in 2012

An agreement among the Hollywood majors, the movie theatres and the Catalan Government will increase the presence of American movies dubbed into Catalan. In 2011, only five Hollywood films were dubbed into Catalan. In 2012, 25 movies will be...
The construction works at the base of the central tower over the temple's crossing (by N. Julià)

20 September 2011 09:26 PM

The Sagrada Família may be completely finished between 2026 and 2028

Antoni Gaudí’s church will have a central tower, construction of which has already begun and is expected to be completed in seven years. It will be the tallest building in Barcelona, dominating the city’s skyline, standing at 170 metres high.
Agustí Villaronga, director of 'Pa negre', at the San Sebastián Film Festival (by V. Gumà)

14 September 2011 09:28 PM

Catalan film ‘Pa negre’ pre-selected to represent Spain at the Oscars

‘Pa negre’ (Black Bread), directed by Agustí Villaronga and shot entirely in Catalan, was the main winner of the last Spanish film awards surprising everyone. Now it has been pre-selected together with Pedro Almodóvar’s latest movie ‘La...
The Catalan poet Jordi-Pere Cerdà (by Arxiu ILC / ACN)

13 September 2011 11:14 PM

The poet Jordi-Pere Cerdà dies

Jordi-Pere Cerdà was awarded Catalonia’s highest distinctions, including the National Prize for Literature, the Cross of Sant Jordi and the Prize of Honour of Catalan Letters. He wrote under the pseudonym Antoni Cayrol and was one of the main...
From left to right, Anna Maria Moix -writer and Terenci's sister-, Carles Santos, Colita and Maria Pagès (by M. Amengual)

12 September 2011 10:54 PM

The International Terenci Moix Award recognises the film career of Theo Angelopoulos

The award will be presented on September 22nd at Barcelona’s Palau de la Música. The awards are named after Catalan writer Terenci Moix, who was a film lover and a true expert on Hollywood’s classical period.
A caption from Iesso's interpretation centre (by X. Lozano)

12 September 2011 08:51 PM

Iesso’s Archaeological Park and Museum opens to better explain the old Roman town

Iesso was the Roman town that is know nowadays as Guissona, in Western Catalonia. The facilities offer a walk throughout the ruins and an entertaining audiovisual guide to life in the ancient city of Iesso.
The exhibition of Joan Miró served as a stage for the celebration (by ACN)

08 September 2011 05:37 PM

The exhibition of Joan Miró serves as a stage for the celebration of the Catalan National Day in London

The delegation from the Generalitat in the United Kingdom commemorated the National Day at the Tate Modern London, where a major retrospective exhibition of the Catalan painter Joan Miró is currently on display.
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