• 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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The general secretary of Home Affairs, Joan Boada, during the visit to the old town council where the centre will be placed

01.07.10 - 00:38

New Walter Benjamin Remembrance Centre begins being built in Portbou

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the German philosopher's death, the Costa Brava Town Hall announced that work on the Walter Benjamin Remembrance Centre will start at the end of this year. Portbou is the sea town next to the French border...
Young people prefer to celebrate the Eve at the beach

26.06.10 - 04:22

Catalonia awakes to Sant Joan hangover

Bonfires and firecrackers light up Midsummer?s Eve and 'cava' and 'coca' are a must at every table. Sant Joan marks the beginning of the summer.
LCD Soundsystem performing for Sónar visitors during Sónar by Night in L'Hospitalet.

23.06.10 - 22:26

The Sónar Festival, Europe?s cathedral of electronic music

The 2010 edition of Barcelona?s festival of ?advanced? music and multimedia art, Sónar, has been a huge success. A quality programme, combining big names with new bands, has congregated 84,000 people for a three-day dance party.
Pedrals i els Nens Eutròfics playing at the inaugural event of the poetry fair

18.06.10 - 18:50

Catalan poets on show in Paris

Today the Poetry Market of Paris has begun with Catalonia as its special focus. Catalan poets have read their poems in the 28th edition of the most important poetry fair in Europe.
The Presentation of the Music Festival at the cloister of La Seu's cathedral

30.06.10 - 21:03

Lídia Pujol and Carlos Nuñez, headliners at the Joan Brudieu International Music Festival

The 35th anniversary festival faces budget cutbacks but refuses to give up its quality offer
Benet Rossell's exhibition "Parallel" at the MACBA.

25.06.10 - 23:55

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona brings in the summer with new late night hours

The MACBA will open late for its summer season. Every Thursday and Friday from today to the 13th of September visitors can enjoy Barcelona?s Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) until midnight.
The Catalan Secretary for Immigration, Oriol Amorós meeting some attendees at the conference

22.06.10 - 00:49

The National Archive of Catalonia to incorporate more than 30 years of material about exiled people

The National Archives of Catalonia will include over 30 years of material about exilement into their archives on Monday. The documentation will present Catalonia?s perspective on exilement, regarding people who left the country and people who...
John Rolston Saul, president of PEN International, at the conference held in Barcelona

18.06.10 - 18:12

Writers from around the world accuse the EU of being complicit in Tunisian repression

A newly approved Tunisian law prohibits citizens to criticise the Tunisian government in front of other countries and organisations. A band of writers met in Barcelona to take a stand against this action.
Balagueró, Etura, Tosar, Julio Fernández and Alberto Marini, at the presentación of the filming.

29.06.10 - 01:36

?[Rec]? director Jaume Balagueró presents his latest film project ?Sleep Tight?

The popular Catalan director, Jaume Balagueró, explores suspense with a more classic narrative. His new project entitled ?Sleep Tight? will stray away from his famous horror films.
Bob Dylan performing for fans.

25.06.10 - 23:24

Bob Dylan and Kiss captivate Barcelona concertgoers

Nothing like celebrating summer solstice with rock and roll legends. Sant Joan festivities brought more than just fireworks and bubbling cava. Folk singer Bob Dylan and rockers Kiss captivated the city with their music in two concerts on Thursday.
Joan Barril, winner of the thirtieth edition of the Sant Joan Prize

18.06.10 - 23:17

Joan Barril reaches the promised land in 2010

The Catalan journalist wins the Sant Joan Literary Prize for his novel ?Les terres promeses? (Promised Lands) set in late-fifties Cuba
'SLS Shoes', from Sjors Bergmans IV

16.06.10 - 02:12

Disseny Hub Barcelona explores 3D digital manufacturing technologies

The European leading centre for design research and promotion presents a new series of events to overview 21st century changes in production processes. 3D technologies are said to become an essential tool for design professionals.
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