• 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

Three sepulchres of the Monastery of Santa Maria of Sixena, currently kept at the Museum of Lleida (by ACN)

22.07.16 - 18:51

Dispute between Catalonia and Aragon over 97 pieces of art continues

The Government of Aragon has launched a judicial war against the Catalan Government over art from the Monastery of Santa Maria of Sixena, Aragon. The paintings and pieces of art were bought by the Generalitat in the...

Institut Ramon Llull's Director, Manuel Forcano, joined by Josep-Anton Fernández, responsbile for the IRL's Universities Department and Carme Oriol, from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (by ACN)

05.07.16 - 14:49

150 universities in 28 countries worldwide teach Catalan

More than 6,000 students worldwide learn Catalan language and culture in 28 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. More than 150 universities teach Catalan at different levels, 88 of which receive funding...

'Castellers of London' performing at London Borough's Market, this April (by ACN)

17.06.16 - 10:45

First international castells exhibition to be held in London this weekend

The Castellers of London will receive the French group Castellers de París from the 17th to the 19th of June to celebrate the first international encounter for this traditional human towers. Both groups will offer...

Two girls at Primavera Sound festival, at Barcelona's Parc del Fòrum (by ACN)

02.06.16 - 18:54

Primavera Sound 2016 kicks off

The 15th edition of Barcelona’s music festival giant, Primavera Sound, has opened its doors, a long-awaited moment for indie and pop fans in the...

A ceramic-vase containing 200 silver denarius, dating from the 1st century B.C, was found in the Roman site of Empúries (by ACN)

21.07.16 - 17:57

200 silver denarius discovered in Empúries, largest treasure found so far in the Roman site

The archaeological site of Empúries, on the Costa Brava, continues to provide new discoveries.After three weeks of excavations,  a ceramic-vase containing 200 silver denarius dating from the 1st century B.C was found. It is the...

Sant Joan's bonfire in Castelló d'Empúries, Girona (by ACN)

23.06.16 - 19:26

Sant Joan, the Catalan fire festival, ignites on the 23rd of June

Sant Joan, or ‘nit de foc’ (‘night of fire’ in Catalan) will ignite Barcelona aflame the night of the 23rd of June. The festival coincides with the pagan holiday of summer solstice, the longest night of...

The 2016 Sonar team (by ACN)

10.06.16 - 15:30

Sonar 2015 added 72 million euros to the Catalan GDP

The economic contribution to Catalonia’s GDP from the 2015 Sonar music festival was 72 million euros. Along with Sonar+D, a series of conferences about the relationship between creativity and technology, the event brought in 111,000 visitors...
Projection of Chi-Wen Gallery at a hotel's room (by ACN)

01.06.16 - 19:45

LOOP Festival 2016: Where video art and cinema meet

Barcelona turns into a moving image hotspot again for over three weeks with the 14th edition of LOOP, a festival dedicated to video art. Since 2003, it has provided a platform for both emerging and well-known...

'Orfeó Gracienc' performed at 'The Last Rehearsal' the institutional event which opened the commemoration of the 80th annviersary of the Spanish Civil War (by ACN)

18.07.16 - 23:19

Tribute to the victims “of all wars” to commemorate 80th anniversary of Spanish Civil War

Barcelona’s ‘Palau de la Música’, one of the most symbolic cultural institutions in Catalonia, hosted the first of the commemorative events to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Spanish...

Image of a castell by 'Geperuts de Paris' during the First International Castells Festival, held this weekend in London (by ACN)

20.06.16 - 14:29

First International Castells Festival a great success

Castellers, Catalan traditional human towers, were performed this weekend at different spots in London. The British capital hosted the First International Castells Festival with great success, both in terms of the quality of the towers which...

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

06.06.16 - 14:26

Summer music festivals ready to kick off in Catalonia

Two days after the 15th edition of Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona closed its doors with a record 200,000 attendants, half of them international fans, Catalonia is getting ready for a vibrant summer of music...

Recreation of a mummification at 'Tarraco Viva' festival (by ACN)

30.05.16 - 19:56

18th edition of ‘Tarraco Viva’ includes ancient Egyptian culture for the first time

After 18 years of focusing exclusively on the Roman world, the ‘Tarraco Viva’ historical festival has included, for the first time, ancient Egyptian culture in its homage to the past. ‘Tarraco Viva’ is held every year in...

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