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Artistic and architectural detour around the Costa Brava

Artistic and architectural detour around the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava, that strip of Catalan coast abundant in beaches and warm waters can boast as having an enviable archaeological, artistic, and architectural heritage, with remains dating back more than 2,500 years. This historic wealth is all reflected in the different museums and exhibitions that bring all these pieces together in their attempt to broaden knowledge on this fascinating region. more ...

17th International Contemporary Dance Show in Seville

17th International Contemporary Dance Show in Seville

From the 29th of October to the 21st of November, the 17th International Contemporary Dance Show will be taking place in Seville. This event will comprise an entire month of dance and will be centring on the relationship between dance and technology. This thought provoking theme has been chosen to encourage people to consider the advantageous, enriching, and paradoxical link between the two so that a programme can be created including performances intertwined with technology, in addition to an extended programme, as well as videocreations, and educational activities completing the line up for this Show. more ...

L’Alternative Festival 2010: the most independent cinema in Barcelona

L’Alternative Festival 2010: the most independent cinema in Barcelona

Not all films are reduced to Hollywood cinema and cinema marketing chains, they are this and much more, the reason for which L’Alternative Festival is being celebrated again this year from the 12th to the 20th of November in Barcelona. This contest will allow participants to find out about film language, and screenings range from experimental to the most promising films in the future of cinema. more ...

Europes Contemporary Culture Festival in Barcelona

Europes Contemporary Culture Festival in Barcelona

For the first time, the Europes Contemporary Culture Festival comprising conferences, activities, workshops, exhibitions, film cycles, literature, theatre, opera, plastic and visual arts, performing arts, architecture, gastronomy, and design, will be taking place in Barcelona. This multidisciplinary festival was born with the aim of establishing itself in the Catalan capital and setting itself up as the nerve centre of the world of European and International culture over the autumn period. Between the 31st of October and the 14th of November, more than 250 cultural activities will be taking place in this fabulous festival in more than 200 different spaces comprising up to 60 art galleries, 36 of the city’s public libraries, photo galleries, and universities. The entire city will be involved in this mega project aiming to elevate Barcelona to position of European cultural epicentre. more ...

Vinyl exhibition in the Tardor de l`Art art show in Barcelona

Vinyl exhibition in the Tardor de l`Art art show in Barcelona

Up until the 30th of October you will be able to enjoy the second edition of the Tardor de l`Art art show in Barcelona. An initiative promoted by 73 Catalan galleries to bring together diverse exhibitions created by 73 different artists, all originating from very diverse artistic fields but all using vinyl records. Thus, vinyl records have been folded, cut, incorporated in a frame, piled together to form a sculpture, and fine tuned, amongst an endless number of different ways in accordance with the various interpretations of the 73 artists who were requested to use the records as the artistic material. more ...

34th edition of the Art and Antiques Fair in Barcelona

34th edition of the Art and Antiques Fair in Barcelona

Not every day do you get the opportunity to get a close look at and purchase (bank balance permitting) works of art and antiques of up to around 6,000 years old. This is something that you will be able to do in the 34th edition of the Art and Antiques Fair in Barcelona that will be exhibiting approximately 15.000 art treasures from Saturday the 16th until Sunday the 24th of October in the Montjuic de Fira enclosure in Barcelona. This festival is offering a piece of history, culture and art through impressive pieces from all ages and times, artistic trends, and in different price segments. more ...

Art on the streets of Barcelona: the Lliliput Festival and the Ulls Festival

Art on the streets of Barcelona: the Lliliput Festival and the Ulls Festival

The thriving artistic creativity in Barcelona seems to know no bounds, and not only because there are an abundance of galleries, exhibitions, theatre productions, and an endless number of creative events, but because this is literally the case this week. This week Barcelona is hosting two unusual events that will taking place on the streets and in the urban spaces of the city in an attempt to get the habitants of Barcelona closer to the diverse artistic fields, and even, in an attempt to bring back to life some ramshackled and abandoned places in their particular battle against the cold and enormous shopping centres. more ...

The most promising exhibitions this autumn in Barcelona

The most promising exhibitions this autumn in Barcelona

We always say the same thing, but it’s true that the arrival of autumn has seen the start of am array of important cultural activities in Barcelona, whether its theatre productions, film festivals, concerts or openings of exhibitions displaying the work of top graphic and photographic artists of the moment. As we like to spread the words about all kinds of art, we can’t help but tell you about what we consider the top 3 exhibitions that are worth a visit this autumn in this exciting city. more ...

In-Edit Beefeater International Music Documentary and Film Festival, in Barcelona

In-Edit Beefeater International Music Documentary and Film Festival, in Barcelona

Music fanatics have another chance this year to enjoy the best musical documentaries in Barcelona thanks to the Beefeater In-Edit festival, which will be taking place between the 28th of October and the 7th of November in this exciting city. The eighth edition of the In-Edit Beefeater International Music Documentary and Film Festival will be paying tribute this year to the filmmaker duo D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegebus. more ...

Barcelona and Wagner: an unmissable event in the 2012 opera season in Liceu Opera House

Barcelona and Wagner: an unmissable event in the 2012 opera season in Liceu Opera House

Opera lovers, and Barcelona culture vultures are in for a treat as the 2012-2013 opera season will be celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner with a once in a lifetime event on the current music scene. The Liceu Opera House in Barcelona will be kicking off the September 2012 season with three operas that will be showing in the summer of 2012 in the City of Bayreuth, but thanks to an agreement between this institution and the Bayreuth Festival, will also be taking place in Barcelona although in concert format. The three operas comprise “The Flying Dutchman”, “Lohengrin” and “Tristan and Isolde”. more ...

Human, All Too Human. Spanish Art from the 50s and 60s in the CaixaForum, Barcelona

Human, All Too Human. Spanish Art from the 50s and 60s in the CaixaForum, Barcelona

The Social Project Fund “La Caixa” in Barcelona is presenting a new exhibition “Human, All Too Human. Spanish Art from the 50s and 60s” originating from works by Friedrich Nietzsche entitled Human, All Too Human. A book for Free Spirits,” in which the German author describes a new humanism compared to the prevailing sense of tragedy in romanticism, paving the way for a humanism that re-evaluated common man and distanced him from this tragic sense that characterised the image at the close of the XIX century. more ...

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