Catalonia Today

1-O, prelude to a hot autumn

A commemoration of the second anniversary of the October 1 referendum will be the starting point for an autumn of demonstrations throughout the country that will reach fever pitch with the reaction to...

THE LAST WORD

The power of SYMBOLS

I had family staying this week, but before they came out to us in the sticks, they spent a few days in Barcelona. It was their first time in the Catalan capital, and they loved it. For a few days they...

Picasso, alive in Barcelona

There are still many corners of the Catalan capital that bear witness to the passage of the artistic genius during his time spent in the city

Jokerman

Unlike this summer’s extreme weather, which came to Europe then went, extreme conservative governments have also recently come but unfortunately don’t seem to be going.In the UK, the latest incarnation...

2009 - 2019. A decade for independence

On September 13, 2009, the small Maresme town of Arenys de Munt made history by holding a local referendum on the independence of Catalonia. Despite the best efforts of the state authorities to halt and discredit it, the success of the vote turned out to be the spark that led to the current movement demanding the right to self-determination

Whither the independence issue?

With summer over, a new political term begins with the independence issue set to top the agenda in Catalonia. The bid to split from Spain, with a unilateral referendum and a declaration of independence...

THE LAST WORD

Missing the POINT

My to-do list is getting out of hand. I’ve had the same one for years, and it’s now so long I have to programme time into my day just to get through it. Sometimes I see items on that list that have...

Tempo Girona

Girona’s old quarter hosts best music

This high quality music and food festival takes place every summer in the Girona’s old quarter. In this year’s edition, the festival will present artists such as Christina Rosenvinge (pictured), Quimi...

Nits de clàssica

Classical doesn’t mean elitist

The Nits de Clàssica festival, directed since its early days by Víctor Garcia de Gomar, aims to dispel the elitist connotations of classical music, but without a drop in quality. In this eighth edition,...