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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 ...

Sitges International Fantasy film Festival 2010

Sitges International Fantasy film Festival 2010

Just like every autumn, Sitges transforms into a terrifying town to host the best fantasy film festival of the moment, becoming a magnet for fanatics of these kinds of films that screens the best quality films every year as demonstrated in their International Fantasy Film Festival programme. This year, the 43rd edition of the festival will be taking place between the 7th and the 17th of October and like most film fanatics will know, the line up of this year is to pay tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s legendary film “The Shining” that turns 30 this year. more ...

Wax anatomical reconstructions of bodies in the Florence Natural History Museum

Wax anatomical reconstructions of bodies in the Florence Natural History Museum

Do you want to see an unusual exhibition? Is looking at anatomical reconstructions of bodies, plague victims and other unsavoury objects right up your street? Excellent. Then welcome to the La Specola, the Museum of Zoology and Natural History which comprises an educational but highly entertaining display of zoological and anatomical specimen reconstructions in wax. more ...

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