‘Inject Love’ at the Casa Batlló

The art exhibition ‘Inject Love’ can be seen in different parts of the Casa Batlló from 20 April to 12 March. The display consists of sculptures, photographs and installations offering a slightly ironic dialogue on love, and at the same time creative ideas on demonstrations of love. The Belgian authors Brusse and Hanse Cora have…

Spring festivities in Barceloneta

A new edition of Barceloneta’s spring festivities takes place from 20 April to 27 May. Once again this year the Barceloneta neighbourhood is gearing up to give spring a festive welcome. The numerous acts being organised include a tribute to the poet Paco Jover on Sant Jordi’s Day, and International Dance Day on 27 April….

April Fair at the Fòrum

The marquees for April Fair of Catalonia’s return to the Parc del Fòrum this year. The lighting up of the gateway to the enclosure officially inaugurates the event and will take place on Friday, 27 April. The enclosure is open until6  May. Sevillana dancing, a great atmosphere and typical pescaíto fried fish are central elements to a festival…

Auteur film

The latest in emerging talent, new trends and films which have been acclaimed at international events all make up the D’A Film Festival, the auteur film festival which also offers a chance to meet authors and chat with them about their work. The programme for this edition includes the first screenings in Spain of The Green…

Homage to Ada Lovelace

Zoe Philpott performs ‘Ada.Ada.Ada’, a show based on the British mathematician and physicist Ada Lovelace. The London dramatist Zoe Philpott performs Ada.Ada.Ada at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), an immersive show on technology and gender which condenses the life and legacy of Ada Augusta Byron King (London, 1815-1852), better known as Ada Lovelace. A…

La Nit del Drac

La Nit del Drac is held on the eve of Sant Jordi and pays homage to writers who have an anniversary of some sort this year. Literature fills Plaça del Rei at 8.30 pm on 22 April as La Nit del Drac, or Dragon Night, pays homage to figures from Catalan literature who have anniversaries…

Bioblitz

The botanical gardens in Montjuïc set the scene for this activity. Barcelona is one of the cities which for some years has been organising the Bioblitz, a nature discovery activity consisting of an intensive biodiversity census carried out by scientists with the collaboration of the general public. Bioblitz is organised by the Natural Sciences Museum…

Rose of Sant Jordi

The Catalan version of the legend of Sant Jordi, Saint George, tells that after a fierce battle between the knight and the dragon, the beast fell, pierced by sharp iron. From the drops of blood that reached the earth a rosebush grew that blooms profusely each April. This is the traditional explanation for the custom of…

Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi, or St. George, is the patron saint of Catalonia and the Diada de Sant Jordi, St George’s Day, is a festive occasion that, over the years, has become a celebration of Catalan culture. This is why many balconies in the city are decorated with the senyera, the Catalan flag, as they are on other…