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” PREHISTORY. CATALONIA BEFORE CATALONIA”

October 17, 2019

The new long-term exhibition at the Museu d’Arqueologia offers a tour through the Palaeolithic Age, the Bronze Age, Megalithic art and the Iron Age to discover the origins of today’s Catalonia.

Prehistories.-Catalunya-abans-de-Catalunya_slider_big-760x428 There were significant technological advances in the prehistory period, as revolutionary as those today but more spaced out over time. These improvements helped consolidate communities and stimulate material progress.

The display explains the origins of Homo sapiens, the development of agriculture and livestock farming, the first stable villages and mines, the development of metal utensils, stone monuments and funeral vaults. It ends with the Iron Age, when contact between the different communities and the application of new technologies helped metallurgy and agriculture evolve.

Little by little, prehistoric cultures started to definitively bring together the European collective spirit. We are the direct heirs of that world.

Timetable: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 19:00. Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 14:30.

Place: Archeology Museum of Catalonia, Pg. Santa Madrona, 39-41

Price: Geeneral admission: 5,05€, reduced: 4,05€, children under 16 years old – free

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MUSHROOMS

October 17, 2019

 

fira_boletus_isona_mg_9492Catalonia enjoys a well-known tradition for mushroom picking. The moment the autumn rains begin to fall, a huge number of people head for the woods eager to spend some time relaxing and filling baskets with mushrooms.

More than 2000 types of the mushrooms can be found, being not only the essential part of our gastronomy but also the social and cultural encounter: a huge number of festivities and fairs.

In pre-Pyrenees area there is a mushroom fair is in Isona, a village in Pallars Jussa. This year “Buletos”, apart from collecting mushrooms, offers talks, gastronomic show, mushroom exhibition and different kind of contests for all families.

 

Address: Isona, Pallars Jussa

Ticket: free entrance and participation

Time: 26th of October

JAMES BLAKE IN CONCERT

October 17, 2019

james-blake_12_658x347James Blake Litherland is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer from London. He first received recognition for a series of 2010 Eps including CMYK and Klavierwerke, and he released his self-titled debut album in 2011 to critical prize. His second album “Overgrown” was released in 2013 and awarded a Mercury Prize. He released his third album “The Color in Anything” in 2016. His fourth album “Assume Form” came out in 2019.

After teasing fans with the album’s title on sites in Los Angeles, New York and London, Blake confirmed details about its release including some feature guest appearances from the likes of Andre 3000, Travis Scott, ROSALÍA, Metro Boomin and Moses Sumney.

Over the past few years, the enigmatic multi-instrumentalist has also worked with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Bon Iver, Chance The Rapper and Frank Ocean, not to mention collaborating on arts’ projects with Quentin Blake and Natalie Portman as well as appearing on The Black Panther soundtrack.


Address: Auditori CCIB Forum (Pl. Leonardo da Vinci, s/n, 08019 Barcelona

Date: 27th of October

Time: 21:30 h                                                       

Ticket: 38,25 – 64.01€ https://www.ticketmaster.es/event/james-blake-entradas/19555

7th FESTIVAL JARDINS of PEDRALBES

June 6, 2019

The Jardins Pedralbes Festival is a Concert Studio project. It has been 7 years since the first Jardins Pedralbes Festival, which was created by our passion for music and the city of Barcelona. We dreamed of an open place, outdoors, in contact with nature and history. With the support of the City Council of Barcelona and the Ministry of Culture of Generalitat de Catalunya, the idea ended in the Gardens of the Pedralbes Palace. Today, thanks to all of you, the festival has grown, becoming a reference in Europe.

festival pedralbesA few minutes from away the centre, behind a wall covered with bougainvillea, is one of the lungs of Barcelona and one of the most beautiful gardens we can find in the city: the Palace of Pedralbes, a magnificent place to run, walk, rest and, for two months during summer, listen to music!

The 7th Festival Jardins Pedralbes once again offers summer evenings full of musical attractions, with a line-up including the likes of Diego el Cigala, Joan Dausà, Los Planetas, Woody Allen, Izal, The Beach Boys, Ramon Mirabet, Juanes, Gilberto Gil, Christopher Ross and Gipsy Kings.

The Italian singer-songwriter and French national Carla Bruni will be opening the festival on 5 June with a concert presenting her latest disc, French Touch.

The Gala de Ballet Étoiles de l’Òpera de París will be performing on 8 June, offering fragments from Swan LakePas de Deux, by Balanchine, and The Dying Swan, by Fokine.

Mariah Carey, the best-selling woman artist of all time, will be playing at the festival as part of her Caution World Tour on 10 June, while Diego el Cigala will be marking the fifteenth anniversary of Lágrimas Negras on stage at the Jardins Pedralbes.

Where to buy a ticket: https://proticketing.com/festivaldepedralbes/es_ES/entradas/evento/14228

More info: https://www.festivalpedralbes.com/en/

LUXURY. FROM ASSYRIANS TO ALEXANDER THE GREAT

June 6, 2019

luxuryIvories, jewels, reliefs, glassware and gold from the British Museum. The ancient Assyrian, Babylonian, Phoenician and Persian empires shared with Alexander the Great the goal of extending their power beyond their own borders.

Their territories were the scene of incessant struggles, but also intense commerce in raw materials, precious metals and manufactured items.

Evidence remains of the exceptional quality and refinement of the luxuries acquired by elites over hundreds of years. A fine selection of these objects, from the British Museum, are now on display in this exhibition at the CaixaForum.

 

Date: until 11/08/2019

Where: CaixaForum (Av. Francesc Ferrer Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona))

Tickets: general: 5€, children under 14: free, CaixaBank clients: free

Timetable: Monday to Sunday from 10:00am – 8:00pm; In July and August: Wednesdays until 11:00pm

ED SHEERAN IN CONCERT

June 6, 2019

Edward Christopher Sheeran; (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor. He attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford as an undergraduate from the age of 18 in 2009. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, +(pronounced “plus”), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified seven-times platinum in the UK. The album contains the single “The A Team“, which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. “The A Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John

ed sheeranSheeran has sold more than 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Two of his albums are in the list of the best-selling albums in UK chart historyx at number 20, and ÷ at number 34. An alumnus of the National Youth Theatre in London, as an actor Sheeran has portrayed a recurring role on The Bastard Executioner, and in 2019, he will appear in the Richard Curtis/Danny Boyle film Yesterday.

On 10 May 2019, Sheeran released the single “I Don’t Care“, a duet with Justin Bieber, from his upcoming fourth studio album No. 6 Collaborations Project. On Spotify, “I Don’t Care” debuted with 10.977 million daily global streams, breaking the platform’s single-day streaming record and topping the previous record of 10.819 million, set by Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You“. The song debuted at number one in the UK, Australia and other markets, and number two in the US.

 

Date: June 7th, at 9:00pm

Where: Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys: (Passeig Olímpic, 15-17)

Price: 63 – 91€

Where to buy a ticket: https://www.ticketmaster.es/event/ed-sheeran-entradas/13045?track=DiscoveryAPI&camefrom=GLSFNAC_ENTRADAS&brand=es_fnacc

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS BARCELONA 2019

February 25, 2019

Do not miss the Crystal Fighters concert in Barcelona, next Wednesday March 13th, 2019 in the Hivernacle Room – Poble Español. Since their songs began to be heard in 2010, the mix of genres offered did not attract attention just because it was genuinely new, also because in its live version it added an extra euphoria and passion with a marked festive component that without doubt “hooked”. With clear reminiscences of Spanish house, drum’n’bass, 80s punk or experimental electronic music, and playing continuously with a rain of rhythms, the band formed between London and the Basque Country uses both electronic guitars and acoustic instruments such as synthesizers, percussion or instruments of Basque folkloric tradition.

cristal fightersTheir first singles had an overwhelming success that was later confirmed with their first long work, Star of Love, but above all with Cave Rave (2013), which that amazing electronic pop style and was able to exponentially multiply the popularity of the group. Later would come Everything is my Family, which brought a more commercial tone to their previous work, and now they present Hypnotic Sun, a jewel that transmits the best vibrations from the first theme to the last. And, as they claim, Crystal Fighters learns from the most ancient traditions of humanity to make music with a view to the future.

The awaited concert of Crystal Fighters in Barcelona is coming!

Date: March 13th from 9:30pm                            

Place: Poble Español

Price: 35€                                                  

Tickets: https://www.ticketea.com/entradas/crystal-fighters-barcelona/