Weekend: When the sun goes down it’s time for open-air film!

Watching films in the open-air becomes something of a ritual on summer evenings every year. Various film sessions are being organised in the city, mostly with free admission, offering a chance to enjoy quality films by the sea, next to a castle under the stars, or in front of a community centre converted into a…

International Water Polo Trophy Barcelona

The 16th City of Barcelona International Water Polo Trophy is being held at the Bernat Picornell swimming pool at 7 pm on Wednesday 28 June. This year’s tournament recreates the Olympic final of Barcelona ’92, with Spain taking on Italy. The same countries and the same venue to evoke memories of a final which went…

Open-air film at the Sant Sebastià beach

In front Athletic-Barceloneta Swimming Club. Once again this year, a giant screen will be set up at the Sant Sebastià beach, offering a selection of independent films for anyone who wants to watch them. The initiative offers a free selection of independent films for the general public to enjoy every Thursday, from 29 June to…

Grec 2017

July sees El Grec fill Barcelona with theatre, music, dance and circus. The festival is over forty years old and has become the main cultural attraction in the city in the summer. The numerous spaces which make up the festival circuit have been grouped together under the names of Grec Montjuïc and Grec Ciutat. They…

Sting

Sting last performed in Barcelona in March, at the Sant Jordi Club. Now he’s back, playing at the Jardins de Pedralbes as part of his 57th & 9th Tour. Sting once again presents his latest solo album 57th & 9th, marking the English artist’s return to the rock genre. This time around, he will be accompanied on stage by…

15th San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival

The festival, conceived to offer a top class musical programme in August, is now 15 years old. To mark the occasion, this year’s event includes over two hundred performances ranging from jazz to classical music, blues, soul, song, flamenco and electronic music, as well as theatre and dance. The Palau de la Música Catalana, the…

July evenings at Montjuïc Castle

On Sunday evenings in July, Montjuïc Castle will be the scene for four open-air concerts. The first is on 2 July, with In The Mood, while on 9 July it’s the turn of Pixie Dixie and on 16 July it’s Laia Badrenes with her Ànima Groovera project. The series rounds off on 23 July with…

Barcelona gears up for the most magical night of the year

The mid-summer solstice brings with it the eve of Sant Joan, a magical occasion which the city of Barcelona celebrates intensely. As ever, the traditional Canigó flame arrives in the city on 23 June ready to light the bonfires around the city for Sant Joan. After that the city celebrates the liveliest night of the…

‘Don Giovanni’

The Gran Teatre del Liceu presents this production by Kaper Holten for the Royal Opera House. This is an adaptation Mozart’s classic opera and features first class visual language. The main stage is a mobile platform which as it turns around places characters in different scenes of the play. It also works as a canvas…

Björk digital

Björk Digital is on at the CCCB as from 14 June. This immersive virtual reality exhibition is currently touring the world and offers an insight into the creative universe of the Icelandic artist. The 90 minute journey, devised by Björk herself along with leading visual artists, presents installations inspired by her latest album, Vulnicura. A very…

Blues Night at the Poble Espanyol

The most outstanding bands on the national blues scene will be turning the picnic areas at the Poble Espanyol into a luxury stage set. Thirteen live acts will offer the audience the best in blues, outdoors, and with a limited capacity and a relaxed setting with a bar. This is the fourth year running the…