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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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...the never-ending mexican obsession with skulls continues

25/10/2011

El día de los muertos, Mexican style

“For an inhabitant of New York, Paris or London, death is a word that is never spoken, because it burns the lips. The Mexican however is on good terms with her, sleeps with her, courts her; she is one of his favourite playthings and his most lasting love.”
Octavio Paz. The solitary labyrinth, 1961 continue reading

openhouse

12/10/2011

48h openhousebcn: opening doors

Barcelona has long been known for its varied pastiche of architectural offerings. Modernist prodigies rub shoulders with roman relics, art nouveau sidles up to poker-faced gothic basilicas – even taking a stroll through Eixample and the old quarter will guide you through a rich tapestry of design and styles. continue reading

Branguli

27/09/2011

Brangulí was here

Brangulí. Barcelona 1909-1945
7th June – 23rd October

Josep Brangulí (1879 – 1945) accompanied Catalunya throughout monumental socio-political changes during the first half of the twentieth century. During his impressive career as a documentary photographer, Brangulí gave equal weight to the ordinary and everyday as he did to significant historical events. continue reading

Tallers Oberts in Poble Nou

14/09/2011

Open galleries in Poble Nou

16th-18th September

Once a derelict Industrial district, Poble Nou has been undergoing a dramatic transformation in recent years and although located well off the beaten track, is now flourishing as an important artistic and musical hub in Barcelona.

Many factories and warehouses have been converted into ambitious lofts, galleries and shops, and this September resident artists and owners will be throwing open their doors to present the finest of their artistic endeavors for the fourth year running. continue reading

Asia Festival

14/09/2011

Asia Festival

16th – 25th September
Ten years ago this month, the authorities agreed that the melting pot of cultures here in Cataluña needed better representation and acknowledgement. And so the Asia Festival was born, held each year in the heart of the Raval district – the home of a diverse immigrant community, with almost fifty percent of its inhabitants born abroad. continue reading

Merce Festival

14/09/2011

Mercè Festival

22nd – 25th September

If you thought the summer season was beginning to wind down in Barcelona and everyone was preparing themselves for la vuelta al cole (that’s going “back to school” to you and I), you might need to see this first. continue reading

exhibitions

17/03/2011

Mindleaps and funventions at the new ‘miBa’

On March 23, the brainchild of inventor Pep Torres will see the light in a brand new museum dedicated to the small, useful, useless, absurd and brilliant inventions.
music

10/02/2011

Barcelona’s experimental music events

Sònar

Sònar started out as something very different to the festival that folk who flock to it today consider it to be. For years it’s been considered the leading avant-garde and experimental festival in Europe and one of the best in the world. continue reading

artofsilence

29/10/2009

The Anarchy of Silence. Untill January 10, 2010

“He’s not a composer, but an inventor of genius”. – said Arnold Schönberg of his pupil, John Cage. You can judge for yourself this winter as the MACBA
presents the largest exhibition devoted to the composer since his death. continue reading

sonar1

18/05/2009

Sonar Festival 2009. June 18, 19 and 20, 2009

The start of summer in Barcelona looks like a postcard, smells like the ocean and sounds like… Sonar. Yes folks, time flies and The International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Arts is upon us again. Major names in electronica and rising stars destined for all tomorrow’s parties will mingle with around 80 thousand partygoers. Nobody in his or her right mind could have an excuse big enough to miss it!

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