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Manuel Huerga in the Sitges Film Festival back in 2009 (by ACN)

30 August 2011 11:00 PM

12 Catalan films will participate in the 59th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival

Isaki Lacuesta will run in the official competition with ‘Los Pasos dobles'. Manuel Huerga will show his movie on the Second Republic and the political fight between Catalonia’s main politicians at the time, Francesc Macià and Lluís Companys.
A room in the old Gothic Palace, just before the renovation (by M. Martí)

30 August 2011 07:24 PM

The Interpretation Centre of Manresa demonstrates life in the 14th century

The new cultural facility explains how was life in Manresa, central Catalonia, during the Middle Age. The new centre aims to generate tourism for the city. It was unveiled last weekend.
Old machines to work with leather (by L. Busquets)

29 August 2011 10:56 PM

Vic’s Museum of Leather Arts renovates its permanent exhibition

Vic, in central Catalonia, unveils a renewed museum focusing on leather crafts, “the best in Europe in its field”, according to the institution’s director. The reform aims to make the museum "more understandable" and approachable to the...
The organisers of Cervera's Aquelarre presenting the party schedule some days ago (by O. Bosch)

26 August 2011 10:40 PM

Cervera already has everything ready for the 34th edition of the Aquelarre party, the “witches' reunion”

On the 26th, 27th and 28th of August the old streets of Cervera will be filled with mysterious figures, magicians and witches in a colorful dark-arts festivals. The capital of the Segarra county (in Western Catalonia) hopes to have 30,000 visitors...
Ferra Adrià in a caption from the documentary film (by Alive Mind Cinema)

25 August 2011 11:19 PM

The documentary "El Bulli: cooking in progress" will premiere on September 19th during the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival

The film, by German director Gereon Wetzel, shows the process of creating dishes that Ferran Adrià has offered to customers over the years in his award winning restaurant, El Bulli.
A moment of 'Terra Baixa Reload', with Marina Gatell and Joan Pera on the screen (by M. Amengual)

23 August 2011 04:08 PM

Iconoclasts La Fura dels Baus revisit Catalan theatre’s classic

The Catalan theatre group, internationally famous for their technological, forceful and unusual settings, is preparing their vision of ‘Terra Baixa’, a rural drama from the lat 19th century, written by the naturalist and realist Angel...
Seville's Baroque Orchestra played at La Seu d'Urgell (by F. Garcia)

19 August 2011 10:51 PM

The Early Music Festival of the Pyrenees reaches the equator with a concert by the Baroque Orchestra of Seville (OBS)

The OBS performs a repertoire of Italian Baroque music. The concert was held at Santa Maria’s Cathedral, in La Seu d’Urgell, in the Western Catalan Pyrenees, next to Andorra.
A cello class at the AIMS (by L. Busquets)

19 August 2011 10:42 PM

Solsona’s International Academy of Music opens its doors focusing on improvisation

65 students with 22 different nationalities participate in a music festival in Solsona, Central Catalonia. It is the 10th edition of this International Academy which, this year, focuses on improvisation and music popularization.
An impressive pillar of eight from the Castellers de Vilafranca in Barcelona (by ACN)

17 August 2011 11:43 PM

Catalan human towers embark on an educational trip to India

The Castellers de Vilfranca, a group of Catalan tower-makers, will go to Mumbai to show-off their human towers that have earned them an international reputation. In addition, they will also get a first hand experience from a similar Indian...
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