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…

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…

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…

‘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…

Open-air film at the Sala Montjuïc

Once again this year, the Santa Eulàlia moat at Montjuïc Castle is the scene for the Sala Montjuïc, an open-air cinema offering the public the chance to enjoy a picnic on the grass and concerts before film screenings. This year’s selection of films includes La Propera pell, La La Land, Spotlight, El Apartamento, Captain Fantastic and Omar. On 28 July there will…

The OBC moves to the beach

Barcelona is celebrating Music Day with a string of activities around the city. Once again this year one of the highlights is the free concert at the Sant Sebastià beach on 21 June by the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC). The programme includes Ravel’s Boléro, Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, as well as El cant dels…

Music in the Parks

An enjoyable series of free open-air concerts are being offered up until the end of August as part of the 22nd edition of the Music in the Parks season, with classical music, jazz and groups performing in the city’s parks and gardens. The series offers classical music concerts, jazz, performances by the Barcelona Municipal Band…