Barcelona Half Marathon

The eDreams Barcelona Half Marathon 2019 promotes sport with values and offers the chance to support a solidarity cause via the crowdfunding platform migranodearena.org. Participants can use the platform to choose the organisation they want to support: health and medical research, social exclusion, international cooperation, childhood, the environment etc. Anyone making a donation will get…

Festivities for Santa Eulàlia 2019

The city’s festive eagle figure, the Àliga de la Ciutat, heads an evening procession as far as the Santa Maria de Mar church on Friday, 8 February. Once there, it will perform its traditional dance in the chancel and before the altar in the church. Saturday comes packed with displays of popular culture, with sardana…

Scheherazade and Korngold with Xian Zhang

The grand Chinese director Xian Zhang will be conducting this concert by the violinist Ray Chen and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra – The National Orchestra of Catalonia (OBC). The programme starts with Internet Symphony No.1: Eroica, by the Chinese contemporary classical composer Tan Dun, author of the music for the Beijing Olympic Games and renowned…

080 Barcelona Fashion week

The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site is once again hosting the independent fashion festival 080 Barcelona Fashion, now in its 23rd edition, from 4 to 8 February. Independent designers and young talents from the Catalan fashion world will be presenting their collections at the show, which aims to consolidate Catalonia as leading location for fashion…

4YFN

4YFN is an event for mobile technology entrepreneurs as part of the Mobile World Progress. The event puts emerging companies, investors, corporations and public institutions in touch with one another to generate new synergies and business opportunities. The goal is to help local industry grow. More here: https://agenda500.barcelona.cat/en/detall/4yfn_99400471352.html

Mobile World Congress

The fourteenth edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the biggest mobile technology fair in the world, is being held at Fira de Barcelona from 25 to 28 February. This year’s event focuses on smart connectivity and expects to attract 107,000 visitors, representing an economic impact of 473 million euros. As ever, the MWC comes…

Great New Year’s Concert

The Great New Year’s Concert by the Strauss Festival Orchestra has been seen by five million spectators around the world. The concert has been performed at venues all over Europe, from the Musikverein in Vienna to the Berliner Philarmonie, the Musikhalle Hamburg and the Auditorium Parco della Musica, in Rome. The programme takes its inspiration…

‘Nit de Llufes’ fire run in Barceloneta

On 28 December (All Fools’ Day here), the Diables de la Barceloneta group will be filling the neighbourhood with gunpowder and fire. The ‘Nit de Llufes’ fire run reaches its eleventh edition this year. The fire run follows the seafront in the neighbourhood before ending up in Plaça del Poeta Boscà with a fire display….

First swim of the year

The Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta is organising the 22nd edition of the ‘First swim of the year’, an activity for hardy souls brave enough to start 2019 by taking a dip at the beach. A solidarity registration cost of three euros was introduced last year. In addition, for everybody signing up to take part, the Club…

‘Toruk (The First Flight)’ by the Cirque du Soleil

The film Avatar, by James Cameron, is the inspiration for this show by the Cirque du Soleil. Visual effects, puppets, cutting-edge scenography and a cinema-style soundtrack transport the spectator to the amazing world of Pandora. The show combines James Cameron’s imagination with the artistic vision of the Cirque du Soleil, thanks to the directors and multimedia…