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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Catalonia

Philip Stanton mural unveiled as a 'thanks' to Barcelona health service
Culture Sat, Aug 1, 2020

Philip Stanton mural unveiled as a 'thanks' to...

A FAMOUS international artist has decorated a metro station in Barcelona as a 'thank-you' to healthcare staff who battled on the front line during the worst months of the Covid-19 pandemic. US-born Philip...

Barcelona's 'St George' book-and-flower fair to go ahead on July 23
Culture Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Barcelona's 'St George' book-and-flower fair to...

BOOKWORMS and flower-lovers were pleasantly surprised this week to hear Barcelona's iconic fair will, in fact, be going ahead in 2020 – albeit three months late. After the annual festival to celebrate the saint...

'Saint George's Day' book and flower fair moved to July
Culture Wed, Apr 15, 2020

'Saint George's Day' book and flower fair moved...

SAINT George is not just the patron of England – among the other regions and countries where the mythical dragon-slayer is celebrated on April 23 is Catalunya, where he is known as Sant Jordi and his 'day'...

Banksy comes to Barcelona
Culture Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Banksy comes to Barcelona

ANONYMOUS British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has landed in Barcelona – at the , or 'Trafalgar Hall', with over 100 life-sized reproductions of his or her works. Believed to be a well-known...

Unfinished Sagrada Família breaks the 100-metre barrier
Culture Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Unfinished Sagrada Família breaks the 100-metre barrier

BARCELONA'S iconic Sagrada Família cathedral has finally broken the 100-metres-high barrier – 92 years after it started being built. The unusual, ultra-modern and totally-unique temple – the inside of which is...

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter
Culture Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter

A WOMAN who believed she was the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has found out via the national press that the DNA samples did not match. But as neither she nor her lawyer have heard anything...

Dalí to be exhumed following paternity suit
Culture Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Dalí to be exhumed following paternity suit

A JUDGE has ordered the body of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to be exhumed following a paternity suit filed by a woman from Girona. María Pilar Abel Martínez, known as Pilar Abel, claims the artist behind the...

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