Catalonia Today


One of the comic – and cosmic – series HBO has pinned its hopes on this year is Avenue 5, the story of a luxurious space cruiser suddenly cast into a desperate situation: due to a navigation error,...

The divine cup

A book and exhibition at the Palau Robert rekindle the spirit of Bocaccio, a nightclub that had become a hangout for all kinds of nonconformists by the end of the Franco regime

June among stars

Primavera Sound will celebrate its 20th anniversary with Beck, Massive Attack and Lana del Rey, and Sónar will receive Chemical Brothers and premier a new release by Maria Arnal and Marcel Bagés

A year of plural art

A new season of exhibitions has begun, with variety being a big feature as many of the leading art venues attempt to find ways around ever stricter budget restrictions


If art is to be meaningful it has to say something significant from the private or public world; one artist who does this is Barcelona’s Xavier G-Solis.Having seen some publicity for his upcoming exhibitions...

Test of independence

Arguably Catalonia has been the utmost test to Spanish democracy in the past 40 years. Madrid has faced the Catalan problem using an old regime manual, far from the standards in today’s Western democracies....


You’re involved

“Ecology? Look it up. You’re involved.”So it began, on posters plastered across Vancouver fifty years ago, the movement that matters much to me, to us as a family. That my wife is Canada-born is...


DODGY democracy

Test d’opinió

Catalan clubs faltering at start of 2020

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the varying fortunes of Catalonia’s leading football clubs during the months of December and January