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

    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 outstanding films is the Catalan-German production ‘Hacking Justice’ which tells the story of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, who fought to prove the innocence of ‘Wikileaks’ founder, Julian Assange. DocsBarcelona received over 500 projects from 65 different countries worldwide, a figure which represents a 14% increase in the number of submissions in comparison to last year, consolidating the festival at an international scale.

Culture

A live music performance at Temporada Alta Theatre Festival (by ACN)

30.09.16 - 15:05

Temporada Alta Theatre Festival celebrates its 25th edition with acclaimed international shows

Temporada Alta, the renowned performing arts festival which takes place in Girona, reaches this year its 25th birthday. The benchmark festival at national and European level is offering a multidisciplinary programme...

La Mercè's 'Piromusical', a show in which music and fireworks are synchronised (by ACN)

21.09.16 - 19:46

Barcelona festival La Mercè is back with a French accent

Paris, the city of light, is the guest at this year’s edition of ‘La Mercè’, the festival of Barcelona’s patron saint. From the 22nd to the 25th of September many French artists will perform at Ciutadella Park. “Our desire is to keep...
Muriel Casals was posthumously award the Gold Medal of the Generalitat this Thursday at an institutional ceremony (by ACN)

09.09.16 - 14:50

Pro-independence activist Muriel Casals posthumously awarded the Gold Medal of the Generalitat

The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, posthumously handed over the Gold Medal of the Government to pro-independence Muriel Casals, who died on the 14th of February this year. The prize is the highest recognition of those individuals or...

The modernist building 'Casa de les Punxes' standing in the middle of Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal (by ACN)

05.08.16 - 18:06

Modernist castle ‘Casa de les Punxes’ opens to public after 100 years

The so-called ‘Casa de les Punxes’ (‘House of Spikes’) has opened its doors to the public after being closed for a century. Standing in the middle of Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal, this modernist building in...

'Castellers de Vilafranca' performed several towers in various Shanghai's iconic spots (by ACN)

28.09.16 - 12:51

The Castells Competition is back, and it’s more international than ever

More than 120 media outlets will cover the 26th edition of the Castells Competition, taking place this weekend at the Tàrraco Arena Place, an old bullring located in Tarragona, southern Catalonia. This year’s edition will become an...

Pau Casals and his wife Marta Casals (by Fundació Pau Casals)

20.09.16 - 16:27

Catalonia to commemorate 140th anniversary of Pau Casals’ birth with a month of activities

El Vendrell, a coastal town near Tarragona in southern Catalonia, will hold from the 29th of September to the 30th of October some 20 activities to commemorate the 140th anniversary of Pau Casals’ birth. The programme for ‘Pau Casals Month’...
People trying to find a book during St Jordi in Barcelona (by ACN)

01.09.16 - 12:21

14% of books released in Spain are in the Catalan language

Publishers released 11,348 titles in Catalan in 2015, according to a new study by the publishing industry that also shows that sales for books in this language amounted to €230 million. The Catalan publishing industry is in good health, as 43%...
Project of the exhibition 'Franco-Victory-Republic: impunity and urban space’ to be displayed at Barcelona's Born Centre Cultural (by ACN)

04.08.16 - 18:33

Barcelona to display Francoist sculptures on the street as part of a controversial exhibition

The possibility that two Francoist sculptures may be displayed in Barcelona’s city centre as part of a temporary exhibition has unleashed controversy in the Catalan capital. ‘Franco-Victory-Republic: impunity and urban space’...

‘Els Minyons de Terrassa’ achieved the first human tower of 10 levels with three people on each ever seen in the city (by J.Pérez)

26.09.16 - 15:36

1.2 million people attended Barcelona festival La Mercè

Great success at this year’s edition of La Mercè Festival Barcelona. The festival was closed on Sunday with a Pyromusical performance in which fireworks, light and music were synchronised. Around 90,000 people gathered to see the show, which...
Performance of 'Manifesta' by Obskené, at the 36th edition of FiraTàrrega festival (by ACN)

12.09.16 - 16:14

FiraTàrrega street art festival closes record edition with nearly 15,000 visitors

The Tàrrega Theatre Fair, in the county of Urgell, in Western Catalonia, lowered the curtain on this year’s festival this Sunday. Between the 8th and the 11thof September, the town welcomed a programme...

A rehearsal of ‘Manifesta’ (by Alba Legide)

26.08.16 - 11:38

FiraTàrrega to celebrate multiculturalism hosting premiere of ‘Manifesta’

Street art is capable of addressing very different people and contexts, and this year’s edition of FiraTàrrega is marked precisely by an ambition to overcome differences and explore the intercultural potential of art....

Promotional image of Beyoncé's new album 'Lemonade' (by Robin Harper)

03.08.16 - 18:37

Beyoncé chooses Barcelona as her only world tour stop in Spain

The pop diva Beyoncé chose the Catalan capital as her one and only stop in Spain on ‘The Formation World Tour’. Nearly 50,000 fans will enjoy the show, which is set to combine both the diva’s main hits and her latest...

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