Culture Festival in Barcelona this 2010
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.
The Europes is structured into three main sections by characteristics and content. Thus, there is an official programme encompassing most of the major festival activities, and often linked to several of the city’s leading cultural spaces, including the TNC, CaixaForum, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Mercat de les Flors, Museu Picasso, Sala Beckett, and the L’Auditori. Furthermore, they will be organised by subject area such as architecture, performing arts, plastic and visual arts, cinema, music, and literature.
Thus, Festival Ensembles with music from the XXI century, concerts such as that from Standstill, operas such as Carmen and Lulu, literature cycles and experimental, committed and social cinema, chats and conferences led by the best artists, musicians, architects, and politicians, as well as photograph exhibitions, all kinds of conceptual and visual workshops, and an endless array of other activities will thus be completing the more than 250 programmed events making this festival a stronghold of contemporary culture in Spain and Europe.
Truly a festival that attempts to perpetuate on the Barcelona scene every autumn season and thus paint a general picture of the depth and transverse nature of the diverse artistic disciplines comprising the festival programme.
The activities continue in the festival OFF programme, with photograph galleries, conferences regarding the guest country (Italy), cycles, chats, projections from fine art artists, and Europes selection of literature, and many more activities.
All this and more will be kicking off on the 21st of October in Barcelona thanks to the Europes Contemporary Culture Festival, that up to the 14th of November will be converting Barcelona into the nerve centre of Europe and the world, with the participation and collaboration of the cream on the current contemporary culture scene, as well as the top institutions and reference points of Barcelona. You can find a detailed programme of all the activities, locations, and prices, if available, on the Europes website. Barcelona truly is the most active and thriving city on the Spanish scene on a cultural and intellectual level, and a great international reference point.