• Public attending Diplocat's conference 'The Bombings of Barcelona and London' in London (by ACN)

    Catalonia and the UK share their common history under the fascist bombs

    Barcelona and London, the capital cities of Catalonia and the United Kingdom, suffered sustained bombardments by fascist air forces during the first half of the 20th century. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the aerial bombing of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) together with the European Observatory on Memories (Eurom) and in collaboration with the University of Brighton organized a conference at London’s Imperial War Museum to share Catalonia and United Kingdom’s history under the fascist bombs. The commemorative event gathered together representatives from the Catalan Government, mayors of some of the cities who suffered the most under the fascist aviation attacks, British politicians, such as Chris Bambery, former spokesman for the APPG on Catalonia, and researchers and historians from both the UK and Catalonia specialized in the Great World Wars.


A bouquet of 'Freedom' red roses and white flowers on the foreground (by ACN)

20.04.17 - 12:03

Florists forecast strong sales of roses during Sant Jordi weekend

Catalonia’s patron saint, Sant Jordi, celebrates love and literature and joins together books and roses in one of Catalans' most beloved traditions. This year, the 23rd of April is on a Sunday and therefore wholesalers...

Catalan architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (by ACN)

02.03.17 - 17:22

Catalan firm RCR wins Pritzker Prize, considered architecture’s highest honour

'RCR' Arquitectes, a studio based in the small village of Olot, 100 kilometres north of Barcelona, has been awarded the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The three locally-based architects, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta are the...

'A Monster Calls' won 8 Gaudí Awards (by ACN)

30.01.17 - 14:54

‘A Monster Calls’ wins eight Gaudí Awards

New success for Barcelona-born film director J.A. Bayona on the night for Catalan cinema. His film ‘A Monster Calls’ won on Sunday eight Gaudí Awards, including Best Film in non-Catalan language, Best Director, Best Production Management,...
Visitors queuing at Picasso Museum's main entrance (by ACN)

16.01.17 - 18:45

Picasso Museum in Barcelona to expand its exhibition space this 2017

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum will add 1,150 m2 for exhibitions this 2017. This new area will be located on the second floor of the ‘Palau de les Finestres’, one of the five buildings composing the museum, which...

Catalonias and the Balearic Islands' stand at 2017 Bologna Children's Book Fair (by ACN)

03.04.17 - 17:44

Catalan literature disembarks at Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Catalonia and the Balearic Islands are the guests of honor at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the world’s most important event in the sector. Around 80 authors, illustrators, publishers,...

Clara Simón's 'Estiu 1993' won Best First Feature Award at 67th Berlinale (by ACN)

20.02.17 - 11:52

Catalan film 'Estiu 1993', Best First Feature Award at Berlinale

Catalan director Carla Simón’s opera prima ‘Estiu 1993’ has won Best First Feature Award at the Berlinale Film Festival. Moreover, the International Jury awarded the film...

The Director of the Dali Museums, Montse Aguer, looking at a picture of the painting online (by ACN)

27.01.17 - 18:15

“Lost” Dali portrait of his sister to be auctioned in London

The painting, which comes on the market for the first time, will lead Bonhams’ Impressionist and Modern Art sale on Thursday 2 March, and has a guide estimate of €942,000-€1,413,000. The work is a portrait of Dali’s sister, Anna Maria,...
U2' leader 'Bono' in Barcelona, during '360º' World Tour, in 2009 (by ACN)

09.01.17 - 18:24

Barcelona only Spanish date on U2 ‘Joshua Tree’ 30th anniversary tour


U2 will play at Barcelona’s Estadi Olimpic on the 18th of July, as part of their world tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their acclaimed album ‘The Joshua Tree’. This will be the only...

Frame of 'The Chechen Family', which wins the 19th edition of DocsBarcelona (by ACN)

21.03.17 - 18:42

DocsBarcelona to screen ‘Hacking Justice’

DocsBarcelona International Festival celebrates its 20th Edition between May 18th and May 28th. The festival now lasts ten days instead of five, so that this year’s edition can include a record 90 documentaries. One of the most...

200,000 people attended the 15th edition of Primavera Sound Festival (by ACN)

15.02.17 - 18:34

Jamiroquai, Jamie Cullum and Pet Shop Boys to perform this summer at Catalan festivals

Music and arts festivals fill Catalonia throughout the summer season. In recent years, the number and quality of them have grown exponentially, to include the participation of international artists who sometimes choose these festivals as their...

Reproduction of 'The Reaper', painted by Joan Miró in 1937 and which disappeared soon afterwards (by ACN)

18.01.17 - 19:01

Art from Spanish Civil War on display at major exhibition in London

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder and Julio González are the protagonists of ‘Art revolutionaries’, a major exhibition which opened in London this Wednesday and will reproduce the Pavilion of the Spanish...

The director of the festival Temporada Alta, Salvador Sunyer, during an interview with the CNA (by ACN)

15.12.16 - 00:36

Temporada Alta Theatre Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary

Temporada Alta, the renowned performing arts festival that takes place in Girona, reached this year its 25th birthday. After a quarter of century, the director of the event, Salvador Sunyer, took stock of its history in an interview with the...

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