‘Open Works. Art in Movement, 1955-1975’

  According to Umberto Eco in 1962, an open work is a multiple or changing work, a field of infinite possibilities open to interpretation by the observer. Open work is a metaphor for a new vision of the world, where reality is perceived as something unstable, ambiguous and continually mutating. The exhibition ‘Open Works. Art…

Autumn Cruïlla

The autumn edition of the Cruïlla offers a programme with indie music, Balkan music, gypsy music, soul, Catalan pop, punk and folk. The concerts will take place in the second half of October and early in November. The line-up for the Cruïlla features MGMT, the kings of electro-pop and modern psychedelia; Cat Power, one the…

Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival

The third edition of the Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival (IBCF) continues to introduce consumers to speciality coffees and connect professionals in this sector: bean roasters, importers, cafe owners and baristas. Guests at the festival include Klaus Thomsen, founder of Coffee Collective (Copenhagen) and barista world champion in 2006; the Australians Morgan Love, founder of Silo…

Barcelona International Boat Show

Every year the Port Vell attracts thousands of fans of the sea with the Barcelona International Boat Show, this year on from 10 to 14 October. The fun beach area offers visitors a chance to try a light sailing boat, paddle surf, canoes and kayaks. The traditional sailing area features traditional wooden vessels, restoration displays…

Open evening at the Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona is holding an open evening on Friday 19 October, from 7 pm to midnight. Admission to the museum is free and there will be guided tours and Egyptology workshops for children and adults to enjoy. The museum, which belongs to the Fundació Arqueològica Clos, opened in 1994 and was the…

UtopiaMarkets Il·lustració

Utopia 126, the old modernista factory in Poblenou, is hosting a different cultural and recreational event this weekend. The second edition of the UtopiaMarkets Il·lustració is a chance to discover, browse, chat and buy original works of art or limited-edition copies directly from their authors. The event brings together seventy consolidated and emerging artists, as well as…

Festival Blanc

The Festival Blanc offers three days of lectures, exhibition classes and activities based around professional design and creativity. The Campus Blanc is an opportunity to discover emerging talent and is aimed at design students and professionals alike. Admission is free and the event includes participation from various art and design schools, including: ESdesign, Idep Barcelona,…

AutoRetro Barcelona 2018

This year’s AutoRetro fair devotes nearly fifty thousand square metres of exhibition space to classic cars, stepping up its international profile and promoting participatory activities to generate more business vitality. Hall 2 will be the focus for commercial activity, while Hall 1 will be where classic vehicles gather and are displayed. Parallel activities will be…

Big Data Congress

The fourth edition of the Big Data Congress, organised by Big Data CoE Barcelona, explains what’s being done in Barcelona, Catalonia and the world in terms of big data. The congress combines the experiences of the organising centre and its collaborators, with expert speakers from home and abroad. The meeting will have two themed sections….

Barcelona International Community Day

Barcelona International Community Day is a meeting opportunity to help members of the international community in their new lives in the city, with comprehensive information available on living and working in the city. Over 4,500 people from 121 different countries took part in the last edition of BICD. The fair features over 70 exhibitors, associations,…