Catalonia Today

Poetry and revolution

A new exhibition running at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum until March 15 traces the deep friendship between the great artist and the surrealist poet Paul Éluard, the man who awakened Picasso’s political conscience

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

He’s doing what?!

Who was it who first had the idea to put a ****ing man in the nativity scene? Who is responsible for looking at that sacred representation of Jesus’ birth, the faces of Mary, Joseph, the three wise men,...

THE LAST WORD

Reasons to be CHEERFUL

As the year draws to an end, instability reigns in the Spanish parliament, with the Socialists in need of votes, Catalan independence leaders behind bars, former officials still in exile and threatened...

THE LAST WORD

Today’s Dam Busters

Operation Chastise took place in May 1943. If that doesn’t ring a bell, how about the Dam Busters, the name given to the squadron that carried out a daring air raid on dams in Germany’s industrial...

Technology in the classroom

The government’s STEMcat programme aims to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics by providing material, resources and teacher training

IRISH AND PROFANE

Hilarious situations and marvellous dialogues, as well as memorable performances from a group of unknown young actors, are enough reasons to give a second chance to the British series Derry Girls, which...

A very DARK future

If a populist politician says on television at peak viewing hours that he “doesn’t give a crap” about the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, we know what to expect. And that is how the miniseries Years...

Maspons the useful

MNAC national gallery has major retrospective of Catalan photographer’s work, with 500 of his images, including some that have barely or never been seen before

In the art factory

New director Joana Hurtado wants to turn the Fabra i Coats arts centre into a place for “new and different ways of making and experiencing today’s art”