Spring is here, and the weekend before Easter offers a chance to enjoy cultural, artistic and audio-visual activities in the neighbourhoods, reassert the commitment to sustainability by saving energy for Earth Hour and an opportunity to succumb to the magical charm of old boats.
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The Barcelona Districte Cultural festival offers music, theatre and audio-visuals this weekend. On Friday 23 March, the Vil·la Urània will be showing Animalades de cine, a collection of fables for young children. On the same day, the Urgell civic centre will be the venue for a jazz concert by the Giulia Valle Trio, while the En Blanc company will be offering the play Abans que arribi l’alemany at the Pere Quart civic centre.
Animalades de cine is being shown at the Urgell civic centre on Saturday, and there’s a play by women about women at the Font d’en Fargues community centre as El Maldà Teatre perform Barbes de balena. The same festival also includes a screening of the musical A Life in Waves at the Besòs civic centre on 28 March.
Barcelona is joining in with Earth Hour on Saturday 24 March. The lights at the city’s most iconic buildings and monuments will all be switched off for an hour (from 8.30 to 9.30 pm), reaffirming the city’s commitment to the fight against climate change.
This global campaign by an NGO has spent the last eleven years encouraging people to switch off the lights for an hour, raising awareness on the importance of saving energy and a sustainable lifestyle which is respectful to the environment.
Meeting of historical boats
It’s also a very attractive weekend for those keen on historical boats and sailing vessels. From Friday to Sunday, mid-sized and large international sailboats will be moored at the Moll de la Fusta and Moll d’Espanya wharfs to mark the centenary of the schooner Santa Eulàlia before setting sail for the coastal town of Sète (Languedoc).
The boat Shtandart, a replica of the first Russian frigate built in the 18th century on the orders of Tsar Peter the Great, and Sirius, a brigantine built in Holland a century ago, will also be taking part in this gathering of historical boats being organised by the Museu Marítim de Barcelona.