• Sitges Film Festival celebrates 50 years

    An exhibition commemorating 50 years of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival opens on Thursday at the Catalan Film Archive. The exhibit covers the festival’s history, showing how it has evolved with different films and guests summarizing the past five decades. ‘Cinema is Fantastic’ is the title of the retrospective which includes all 50 posters from past editions, together with pictures of the main guests invited to the festival over the years and images from some of the films that have been screened in Sitges. “We are celebrating 50 years of the festival and are at a high point. We wanted to show the entire journey from the 1960s up until now,” said curator, Diego López. The exhibition can be visited in Barcelona until September 17, after which it will be moved to Sitges to coincide with this year’s edition of the festival.

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Jordi Savall in a recent concert (by R. Segura)

04.05.17 - 12:35

The Auditori Concert Hall embraces new music season with offers for everyone

A new season of music is ready at the Auditori Concert Hall, in Barcelona for the 2017-18 season. Worldwide artists will perform at the Catalan home of classical music in a mix of multicultural performances from beloved soundtracks to concerts...

Book stall at Barcelona's Rambla de Catalunya (by ACN)

23.04.17 - 10:13

Thousands flock to the streets to celebrate love and literature on Sant Jordi’s Day

Catalonia’s Patron Saint Day, on the 23rd of April, gathers together love and literature in one of the Catalans’ most beloved traditions. It is the Catalan equivalent to Sant Valentin’s Day and, originally, lovers exchanged...

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...

Bookstand on Sant Jordi, 23rd April / Sílvia Jardí

24.04.17 - 19:39

Catalonia celebrates St Jordi's Day with books, roses and signatures for the referendum

Every year on 23rd April, the UNESCO World Book Day, Catalans celebrate their patron saint, Sant Jordi's Day (Saint George). It is one of the Catalans’ most cherished national days, when people give books and red roses to friends and loved ones...
Roses and books to celebrate Sant Jordi's Day at London's Borough Market (by ACN)

21.04.17 - 10:48

Sant Jordi to be celebrated in 50 countries worldwide

One of Catalonia’s most beloved festivals, Sant Jordi, will be celebrated in a record 50 countries worldwide this year. Although Catalonia’s Patron Saint Day is on the 23rd of April, there are activities related to...

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...

Roses are one of Sant Jordi's key elements (by ACN)

23.04.17 - 19:55

Catalan culture fills London’s Borough Market on Sant Jordi

London’s Borough Market hosted the celebration of Sant Jordi’s Day in the British capital. Like all over Catalonia, stalls selling books and roses colored one of the most iconic spots in the city, complete with Catalan food tasting,...

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,...
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