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These are the TIPS for the month of July 2010!

June 22, 2010

MILOW IN POBLE ESPANYOL

Milow or 27-year-old singer-songwriter Jonathan Vandenbroeck (° 1981), as he is known to his friends and relatives, is a household name in his native country. He is one of Belgium’s most successful singer-songwriters as we speak. Milow is a different kind of singer-songwriter. He is the full-option, all-in-one model, combining artistic integrity with success and success with total independence.
His artistic coming out happened in style. In 2004 he was a finalist in the most important rock contest in the country of Jacques Brel and dEUS. His strongest song also became his first number 1. Real talents emerge at an early age and immediately put their cards on the table.
After five years in Belgium he managed to harvest two golden singles, two golden albums, eight Music Industry Awards (MIA) and three appearances at the Werchter festival. ‘Ayo Technology’ (2009) is a wonderful cover of a wonderful song by 50 Cent. The single reached the number one spot in Belgium and the Netherlands – only the tenth Belgian act to ever do that –, reached number 2 in Germany, and prepares the rest of Europe for Milow. It is good to know Milow. When you are looking for a talented performer and storyteller with a strong band, you will like him. When you like seasoned, timeless and fascinating songs, you will love him.

Date: 10th of July, 21:30h                    Address: Poble Español (Marques de Comillas, 24 BCN)     Price: 25€ – 35€                                   Tickets: www.ticketmaster.es, www.ticktackticket.com, FNAC (Pl. Catalunya, 4, Diagonal,3, Diagonal, 555)  

JAPANESE DANCE in GREC FESTIVAL:

BUTÓ (Dead 1) / KO MUROBUSHI (quick silver)  

                      

As every year the summer in Barcelona is accompanied by Grec Festival where international theatre, music, dance & circ are performed. East and especially Japan are one of the main focuses at the Grec Festival this year.

 Three bodies rise, trembling, only to fall to the ground again after a fleeting rebirth. According to Tatsumi Hijikata, considered the creator of this style, influenced by terrible images of victims from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, butoh is “a corpse desperately standing”. This definition also serves to describe Dead 1, created by Ko Murobuski and performed by three of his followers from Ko & Edge Co., and which we will be able to see along with Quick Silver, a solo created and performed by Murobushi himself. In Quick Silver, a nearly-naked body, painted silver, moves slowly but constantly, never adopting a fixed posture, like a shapeless drop of mercury. These two awe-inspiring performances, presented here for the first time in Spain, immerse us in the artistic universe of one of the key exponents in Europe of butoh, a genre that subverts stage conventions to explore the realms of darkness and death.

Date: 10th and 11th of July, 20:30h      Address: Teatre Lliure (Marques de Comillas, 24 BCN)     Price: 24€                                            Tickets: www.bcn.cat/grec www.telentrada.com Caixa Catalunya Tel-Entrada 902 10 12 12

 

 FAMILY EXCURSION TO THE PARC OF COLLSEROLA

 

Collserola Park, with over 8,000 hectares, is a true green island in the middle of one of the most densely populated urban areas on the Mediterranean coastline. 50 % of the population of Catalonia lives less than ten kilometres away from the park, which makes in the largest metropolitan park in the world: 8 times larger than the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, and 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. The valleys of the rivers Llobregat and Besós, together with the plain of Barcelona and the Vallés basin, mark the geographical boundaries of the Collserola massif.

We propose you a simple route through the environment of Tibidabo overlooking the city of Barcelona and the sea, following paths of natural Parc of Collserola.

To get to the Carretera de les Aigues from Barcelona, go into the Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya FGC Sabadell address or Terrace. Get off at the Peu del Funicular and take the funicular Vallvidrera finally get off at the first stop on the funicular (Carretera de les Aigues). Just in the exit of the funicular you’ll be on the road of Aigues and there are two options, the right or left. Take the left road direction, toward the tower and observatory Colserola Fabra.

This route is ideal to be in nature with the family without going far away from Barcelona. The road of a rural road Aigues is flat and slightly sloping in parts. It should walk to the Passeig de les Aigues-Tibidabo, the road is clearly drawn and throughout the route have sea views and the city of Barcelona. According we move forward, we approach Catalunya emblematic buildings located on the heights of Tibidabo (Temple Sagrat Cor, Colserola Tower and the Observatory Fabra) from which we met around 500 meters above sea level overlooking the Mediterranean.  When you finish the dirt road we found a paved road, walking towards the direction CO4 up to a local Fire Station, follow direction and go towards Tibidabo Plaza del Tibidabo, where is The Church of Cor Sacrata and Amusement Park. The Church of the Sacred Heart has a spectacular view, climb to the top of the Church – on foot or by elevator – where there is a viewpoint from where we will see Barcelona, the sea and around the city. To return to Barcelona can take a funicular del Tibidabo Bus or T2. If we return to the funicular can appreciate a beautiful view of Barcelona, then make a connection with Blau tram, which leads to the FGC railway and take the train towards Barcelona.

The route is ideal to make by bike and we advise you carrying backpack trip with the least and a little water and comfortable shoes. The excursion should take you between two and three hours.

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