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Voces, Suite Flamenca by Sara Baras

ShareSara Baras is one of flamenco’s leading lights. Born in Cadiz in Anadaluzia, she rose to fame in the 1990s and has won a number of awards including the Madroño Flamenco of Montellano (Seville) in 1993 and the prize for … Continue reading

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Hotel Tapa Tour

ShareThis spring several exciting gastronomic events are happening in Barcelona. We recently reviewed Espectapes at el Principal de L’Eixample. Following suit next month is Hotel Tapa Tour, some of the city’s best hotels will be opening their restaurant doors from … Continue reading

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Catalan Traditions explained, Part 2

ShareTió de Nadal The Tió de Nadal seems to bemuse foreigners as well as a good few Catalans. Starting on the feast day of the Immaculate Conception (Dec ember the 8th), a wood log called the Tió de Nadal is … Continue reading

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Let’s Festival 2016

ShareLet’s Festival takes place in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in the south of the city, between the centre and the airport. In 2016 the Let’s Festival returns for its 11th edition with a fantastic line-up including some of this year’s freshest … Continue reading

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Music at the Pedrera

ShareThe Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera (the quarry) is one of the jewels of Barcelona. It was the last civil building by Gaudi, and was considered to be controversial because of its undulating stone facade and twisting wrought … Continue reading

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Victors and Vanquished

ShareThis weekend in Barcelona the fascinating Victors and Vanquished exhibition is running at the Entitat Memorial Democràtic, until February the 26th. The exhibition examines the tragic consequences of the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s subsequent dictatorship through a series of … Continue reading

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Suite Festival 2016

Share As the Suite Festival returns to the Gran Teatre del Liceu for its second edition it looks set to become a name in Barcelona’s stellar musical line-up to rival Sonar and Primavera Sound. Musically the festival invites diverse artists … Continue reading

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Barcelona Half Marathon

ShareNot quite as famous as its older sibling, the Barcelona Marathon, the Half Marathon is none-the-less a significant event, and the route takes in much of Barcelona’s finest scenery. Beginning at Passeig de Pujades, the route continues through Paral•lel, Gran … Continue reading

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Nuria Graham

ShareCatalan singer Nuria Graham hails from Catalunya’s medieval town of Vic, and owes her surname, as well as her polyglot abilities, to Irish descendants. Having studied music from a young age, Graham excels at both guitar and piano playing. Her … Continue reading

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Nutcracker / Trencanous

ShareClassic 19th Century ballet The Nutcracker gets a modern reworking; jazz and classical dance are combined for a contemporary spin on this much-loved ballet, creating something for the whole family to enjoy. The Nutcracker was originally choreographed by Lev Ivanov … Continue reading

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