Catalonia Today

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

An education

Forget mortality for a precious while. Too alarming. The current shadow scaring the world needs qualified perspective, and I will leave that to the experts.Let’s talk about immortality.What’s in a...

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

Place of rest

Well, this won’t be an easy subject to write about, but I feel compelled to write about it. As regular readers and those who know me will be aware, I recently spent much time visiting the hospital, as...

Long-term resident

strangest things

Two uniquely unusual events that took place in Spain and Catalonia just a few weeks ago raised not a squeak out of the English language media. No surprises there. Event One took place on the last day of...

THE LAST WORD

But on the bright side

Let me say I’m aware of the contradiction in writing about taking a break from the issue of coronavirus in a column about the pandemic, and which aims to direct you to an article in the magazine that...

Doubts over BREXIT

Now that the UK’s break with the EU is finally official, many questions still remain about the consequences of the country’s decision to leave the European Union, with the light at the end of the tunnel still some way off

Barcelona Zoo, February 2020
Photo: ACN

Barcelona Zoo’s new resident

Meet Thembi, Barcelona Zoo’s latest addition. Yet, the baby Rothschild’s giraffe was not brought to the zoo, but was born there in February. Visitors were able to witness 10-year-old giraffe Nuru give...

Hope for Barça and Girona as Espanyol toil

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, casts a watchful eye over the progress of Catalonia’s leading football clubs during the month of February

COSMIC COMEDY

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