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TRENCADIS & MOSAIC CLASSES

March 29, 2017

mosaiccos1Now you can attend mosaic classes and learn how to make a mosaic in the style of Antonio Gaudí all by yourself. Studio MOSAICCOS will impart the necessary skills to master the “El Trencadis” technique, which was developed by Antoni Gaudí and Josep María Jujol, and familiarize you with other mosaic techniques. So let your imagination and creativity run wild!

mosaiccos2At MOSAICCOS they can introduce you to the millennial Mosaic Art by teaching mosaic courses and workshop for adults and children. In the eventos de mosai
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– Trencadis, every participant designs his own piece of artwork – a nice memory to take home, quite apart from the teamwork experience. You may select the desired materials, combine them and participate in the design process.

Opening Hours for classes: from Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 19:00 and Saturday from 10:00 – 14:00 hours (or later depends on the classes) and on request. You can visit them at any time during the opening hours. Sunday is available on request.

Price: 1 hour/person: 20€, all material included (all materials like glass, ceramics and objects are included). 2 hours/person: 40€, all material included (all materials tiffany glass, object like fotoframe, mirror, coaster etc. are included)

Address: Corders street, 10, 08003 Barcelona

Web: http://www.mosaiccos.com/uk

CODORNIU CAVA – CATALAN TRADICION

March 29, 2017

codorniu1Codorniu is the story of a wine-producing family that dates back to the 16th century. It is the story, therefore, of a region and its progress, of the people of an area, of their creative and innovative ability, and their talent for constant improvement.

In 1872, Josep Raventós Fatjó – pioneer of the cava industry – produced his first bottle of cava by applying the traditional method to a blend of classic Penedès varieties.

History, tradition, innovation and savoir-faire join together to create exemplary architecture. The modernist cellars designed by the distinguished architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and classified as a National Monument of Historical and Artistic Interest, are indeed a symbol of the work of the family and the company: a tribute in stone, a veritable cathedral of cava.

codorniu2For more than 130 years Codorniu has been sharing the fruit of the earth and its cavas, and by doing so we know that we are present at moments of happiness for millions of people. A Codorniu cava represents companionship and is inseparably linked to social gatherings involving a toast.

Visiting hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 17:00, Weekend and holidays from 9:00 to 13:00 It is necessary to book a tour in advance via telephone (+34 93 8913342), fax (+34 93 8910332) or e-mail (reserves@codorniu.es), in order to check the winery’s availability. The Reservation Center is opened from Monday to Friday, 9 to 17 hours, except holidays.
Address: Avda. Jaume Codorniu, s/n Sant Sadurní d’Anoia          Web: www.codorniu.es

Trip Medic

March 3, 2017

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Feeling ill when you are away from home, where you are not understood, is frightening. What you crave is in-language empathy, a friendly voice that says “Don’t worry, we’re taking care of you”. Indeed, there are ways to find help…. if you have the presence of mind and the ability. You can search the web for practitioners, call embassies, scour the yellow pages, ask the hotel’s reception. But this can last hours and the quality of the result is far from sure. TripMedic provides in-language consultations with a specialist of choice within 24hrs wherever you are. All it takes is a call all free of charge at 0034938 004 807 to banish the ill person’s solitude instantly.

Web: www.tripmedic.com

PROFESSIONAL INVESTMENT CONSULTANTS (EUROPE) SA

March 2, 2017

Founded in Europe’s premier financial services center of Luxembourg in 1984, PIC is today one of Europe’s most highly regarded financial planning and asset management consultancies. They are fully independent, advising and utilizing the products of many of the world’s most renowned banks, financial institutions and insurance companies. As independent brokers they offer a wide range of international financial products to discerning clients who demand a high level of service, tailored to their needs.

By way of introduction, the name of the local deputy is Mark Willee: he is an IFA and has lived in the Catalonia area for more than 12 years. He advises international people on financial planning and asset management. 

These are the services they offer:

Private Client Services

Corporate Services

Find out more at: www.pic-europe.com           

 

 

Mark Willee – Spain cell +34 625 518 020  mark.willee@pic-europe.com

GOING BOWLING IN BARCELONA

March 2, 2017

As the second most popular participation sport in the world it attracts people of all ages and sizes, especially since its one of those sports which doesn’t require physical fitness and strength. It’s also a really good alternative to the more usual types of social entertainment, and a lot of bowling alleys also have a bar so no need to compromise there. bowling

Nowadays, bowling alleys are divided into separate lanes of regulation length with gutters running down the sides, waiting to scoop up any off centre balls. Bowling as entertainment as opposed to sport is as straightforward as it could get – with mechanised positioning of the pins linked to a computer scoring system which also directs the players’ games, knowing the rules are simply an added bonus. Anyone can have a go. If you fancy giving bowling a shot there are plenty of places to choose from.

  1. One of the best can be found in Barcelona’s biggest shopping centre La Maquinista (Metro Sant Andreu, line 1). Tel: 93 5042100 They have a great bowling alley, complete with a bar, disco music and UV bowling balls that glow when you chuck them towards the pins. www.newparkbowling.com
  2. Another important indoor bowling centre is the Bowling Pedralbes, Av. Dr. Gregorio Marañón, 11 Bajos, Tel. 933 330 352. www.bowlingpedralbes.com
  3. The other is a Namco Station. It has 20 lines, 7 pool tables, more than 60 arcade machines and free parking. (Av. Diagonal, 3, Barcelona). Tel. 933 562 500. http://www.ilusionadiagonalmar.com/

“DIUMENGE”

March 2, 2017

Sunday after Sunday, Oriol Vilanova Manresa delves into second hand markets, where he usually buys postcards which in bygone times circulated all over the world.

diumenge‘Diumenge’, exposed in two of the main areas of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, brings together all of the postcards collected by Oriol Vilanova. Kept together for over fifteen years, each of them forms part of a themed selection.

Oriol Vilanova (Manresa, 1980) is a Catalan artist residing in Brussels. In recent years, his work has appeared on prominent contemporary art events and has attracted the interest of a large segment of criticism. Often their work is summarized by describing it as a practice that takes place on Sunday at the Sunday flea markets and where used items go on sale. This is where it acquires particularly cheap postcards from all eras and different reasons. This means that over the years he has a collection of 30,000 postcards.
Place: Fundació Antoni Tàpies (c. Aragó, 255, 08007 Barcelona)

Price: General Admissions 7€, children under 16 – free, Students, seniors & youth card – 5,60€

Timetable: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm.

Time: Until 28rd of May, 2017

MICK HARVEY PERFORMS THE SONGS OF SERGE GAINGSBOURG

March 2, 2017

Michael John “Mick” Harvey (born 29 August 1958) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his long-term collaborations with Nick Cave, with whom he formed the Boys Next Doorthe Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

mick-harveyDelirium Tremens (2016) is the third instalment in Harvey’s project of translating Serge Gainsbourg‘s songs into English after Intoxicated Man (1995) and Pink Elephants (1997). Delirium Tremens was recorded in Melbourne with Harvey’s Antipodean-based core live band, 10 songs were tracked at Birdland Studios. The project then relocated to Berlin where a further nine songs were recorded with Toby Dammit (The Stooges, The Residents) and Bertrand Burgalat (of French label Tricatel), who was the string arranger on the first two volumes.

 

Place: Sala Apolo 2, C. Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08004, Barcelona

Price: 25,16€

Timetable:  29th of March of 2017, 20:00h

Where to buy a ticket: www.ticketmaster.es, www.servicaixa.com, FNAC (Pl. Catalunya, 4, Diagonal, 3, Diagonal, 555).