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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/

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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/ 

GRAN GALA FLAMENCO 2019

February 25, 2019

Gran Gala Flamenco makes the viewer travel through the heart of the deepest Flamenco. Let yourself be captivated by all the intensity and passion of the gypsy people and enjoy the perfect union of strength, music, soul, dance and get excited with the most touching rhythms of Flamenco, interpreted by the new generation of Catalan artists.

flamenco galaGran Gala Flamenco has the musical direction of Juan Gómez “Chicuelo”, one of the most important guitarists of contemporary flamenco and one of the most prolific and interesting composers of the last generations of Spanish artists. The Teatre Poliorama was inaugurated in 1906; it was built inside the building of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona. Located in the heart of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, one of the most famous and visited streets in the world, the Teatre Poliorama always played a prominent role in Catalan cultural life.

Date: From 08/03/2019 to 30/08/2019     

Place: Poliorama Theater

Price: 35€                                                  

Tickets: https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-gran-gala-flamenco-teatre-poliorama-barcelona/?a_aid=TKTOWN&a_bid=48201ed1

BARCELONA VINCENT VAN GOGH EXPERIENCE 2019

February 25, 2019

You can’t miss the Vincent Van Gogh Experience exhibition starting Thursday, Marchvan gogh 14th, 2019 at Pla de Miquel Tarradel in Port Vell, Barcelona, ​​from 10:00 am. The Vincent Van Gogh Experience, the first official exhibition created by the experts of the Van Gogh Museum, arrives in Barcelona from March 14th to June 2nd, 2019. It attends the European premiere of a contemporary and fully interactive experience, which aims to make known the life and work of the artist.

This temporary experience, designed for the whole family, does not exhibit the artist’s original works, as they are too fragile for his transfer. Instead, the true story about Van Gogh comes to life thanks to the best audiovisual techniques. You can enjoy multisensory scenes, sets that recreate the works of the painter, intriguing narrations, and you can also see the details of his paintings through a special microscope. The visitor can touch with their own hands the reproductions of the original works of art, the stroke of the brushstrokes, and contemplate through real-time projections, photographs, video fragments, detailed reproductions, interactive multimedia animations and applications, theatrical sets, audio-visual fragments and quotes extracted from more than 800 letters.

During the tour, supported by an audio guide, numerous characters will come to life. Since the visit begins, you will be surrounded by a sea of lights and colors that will make you believe that you are part of the painting and you are not a mere spectator. The objective of the work is that you can enjoy a multisensory experience that allows you to interact with it.

Date: From 14/03/2019 to 02/06/2019     Place: Pla de Miquel Tarradel in Port Vell

Price: 9€                                                  

Tickets: https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-meet-vincent-van-gogh-experience-barcelona/?a_aid=TKTMKTG&a_bid=1fb72797&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5eW–Pup4AIV7RXTCh1nDw0FEAAYASAAEgIWBfD_BwE

Rally BCN – Sitges 2019 BARCELONA

February 25, 2019

The Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally has already completed the main details of its 61st edition, which will take place from March 16th to 18th, 2019.

rallyOn the occasion of the celebration of 100 years of Citroën has been chosen a Type A, first car manufactured by the signature of the two chevrons, as inspiration for the design of the official poster of the test. A perfectly restored unit of this model can be seen in the car exhibition of C.C. L’illa Diagonal (from February 25th to March 16th) and will be responsible for opening the Rally this year.

On Saturday 16, the technical verifications will take place, prior to the Rally the following day. The participants will be concentrated in the Plaza de Sant Jaume in Barcelona on Sunday, March 17 in the morning and will leave in the direction of Sitges at 10:30am.

The first edition of the Rally was held on February 8, 1959, with a score of vintage cars that left from the Plaza Sant Jaume surrounded by a large crowd of visitors.

The caravan already took, at that time, the only road that linked Barcelona with Sitges, the well-known ‘Carretera de las Costas’ of Garraf. From the beginning, the organization made it a condition that the participants were dressed according to the time of manufacture of their vehicle. The reason for this condition is that the Rally was part of the Sitges Winter Festival; Carnival was also held at that time favored that this premise was accepted with enthusiasm.

In the beginning, the Rally was proposed as a regular sporting event, in which the vehicles had to maintain the same speed of descent of the Coasts as of ascent. This “sportsmanship” was regulated under the regulations of the FIA.

When arriving at Sitges, the caravan of cars paraded by the walk of the promenade until arriving at the “Fragata” where, in the same way as it is done at present, they were received by the authorities and later they parked so that the pubic one could admire them. The good general reception encouraged the organizers to repeat the event in the following years, during which they finished giving shape to the Rally as we know it today.