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21 April 2017 10:48 AM

Sant Jordi to be celebrated in 50 countries worldwide

One of Catalonia’s most beloved festivals, Sant Jordi, will be celebrated in a record 50 countries worldwide this year. Although Catalonia’s Patron Saint Day is on the 23rd of April, there are activities related to...

A bouquet of 'Freedom' red roses and white flowers on the foreground (by ACN)

20 April 2017 12:03 PM

Florists forecast strong sales of roses during Sant Jordi weekend

Catalonia’s patron saint, Sant Jordi, celebrates love and literature and joins together books and roses in one of Catalans' most beloved traditions. This year, the 23rd of April is on a Sunday and therefore wholesalers...

Catalonias and the Balearic Islands' stand at 2017 Bologna Children's Book Fair (by ACN)

03 April 2017 05:44 PM

Catalan literature disembarks at Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Catalonia and the Balearic Islands are the guests of honor at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the world’s most important event in the sector. Around 80 authors, illustrators, publishers,...

Frame of 'The Chechen Family', which wins the 19th edition of DocsBarcelona (by ACN)

21 March 2017 06:42 PM

DocsBarcelona to screen ‘Hacking Justice’

DocsBarcelona International Festival celebrates its 20th Edition between May 18th and May 28th. The festival now lasts ten days instead of five, so that this year’s edition can include a record 90 documentaries. One of the most...

Catalan architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (by ACN)

02 March 2017 05:22 PM

Catalan firm RCR wins Pritzker Prize, considered architecture’s highest honour

'RCR' Arquitectes, a studio based in the small village of Olot, 100 kilometres north of Barcelona, has been awarded the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The three locally-based architects, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta are the...

Clara Simón's 'Estiu 1993' won Best First Feature Award at 67th Berlinale (by ACN)

20 February 2017 11:52 AM

Catalan film 'Estiu 1993', Best First Feature Award at Berlinale

Catalan director Carla Simón’s opera prima ‘Estiu 1993’ has won Best First Feature Award at the Berlinale Film Festival. Moreover, the International Jury awarded the film...

200,000 people attended the 15th edition of Primavera Sound Festival (by ACN)

15 February 2017 06:34 PM

Jamiroquai, Jamie Cullum and Pet Shop Boys to perform this summer at Catalan festivals

Music and arts festivals fill Catalonia throughout the summer season. In recent years, the number and quality of them have grown exponentially, to include the participation of international artists who sometimes choose these festivals as their...

30 January 2017 02:54 PM

‘A Monster Calls’ wins eight Gaudí Awards

New success for Barcelona-born film director J.A. Bayona on the night for Catalan cinema. His film ‘A Monster Calls’ won on Sunday eight Gaudí Awards, including Best Film in non-Catalan language, Best Director, Best Production Management,...
The Director of the Dali Museums, Montse Aguer, looking at a picture of the painting online (by ACN)

27 January 2017 06:15 PM

“Lost” Dali portrait of his sister to be auctioned in London

The painting, which comes on the market for the first time, will lead Bonhams’ Impressionist and Modern Art sale on Thursday 2 March, and has a guide estimate of €942,000-€1,413,000. The work is a portrait of Dali’s sister, Anna Maria,...
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