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Today is the day of Sant Jordi, the day where you give a rose or a book to your loved ones (tradition is that men receive a book and women a rose). 

For this special day we had live music in the garden. So when the student came out their class there wasn’t only sangría and sunshine waiting for them. Nice tunes from our garden filled our little street with joy! Even passengers and our concierge Jesus started to take pictures.

You will see stands with roses in the whole city but especially Passeig the Gracia transforms into a huge rose/book market. Writers are there as well to sign their books. Its a great tradition so definitely go out there! Read all about the history here. 

Last week the easter bunny passed by school to hide chocolate eggs. Every classhad their own basket and the students and teachers run out off class at 13:30 to look for all the eggs. Team Harri won….and they received a big eater cake to celebrate!!

No plans after your Spanish class? Sant Jordi, Film Festival, Fería de Abril and much more…


Monday, 22th April

  • Flower and Garden Show: Poble Espanyol is hosting the 4th edition of De Flor en Flor, the Barcelona Flower and Garden Show… with activities aimed at a more sustainable world! From 19th to 22nd April you can enjoy floral decorations, workshops, and talks as well as new ideas which focus on being environmentally-friendly. The programme is topped off with live music and a long list of activities for all tastes, which, as always, have their roots in the world of flowers and plants. You can take part in bonsai, kokedama, and bulb workshops, a film session, a talk on orchids, as well as bonsai, orchid, and rose displays, and a family treasure hunt. Get into the spring mood with all its wonderful colours and smells, and don’t miss this unique event for a great Easter Week in Barcelona. Taking a stroll around the squares and streets of Poble Espanyol over these days will be a treat for all five senses! Buy your tickets online and save time and money! Poble Espanyol, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13 , metro Plaza España (L1 and L3)

Tuesday, 23th April

  • ¡Feliz Sant Jordi!: This is the day where you give a rose or a book to your loved ones (tradition is that men receive a book and women a rose). You will see stands with roses in the whole city but especially Passeig the Gracia transforms into a huge rose/book market. Writers are there as well to sign their books. Its a great tradition so definitely go out there! Read all about the history here. 

Wednesday, 24th April

  • ¡Miercoloko!: Imagine yourself in Mexico at Tacos Tacos. Bring your family and friends and enjoy some good tacos and drinks in a very Mexican atmosphere! Only on Wednesdays, Tacos 1,50€, Caña 1€, Tequila 1€, Margaritas 3€, you wish it was Wednesday every day. Visit us at our 2 restaurants, Tapioles, Carrer de Tapioles 9, metro Parellel (L2 and L3) and Tamarit, Carrer de Tamarit 85, metro Poble Sec (L3).

Thursday, 25th April

  • D’A Film Festival de Barcelona: The D’A – Festival Internacional de Cinema d’Autor de Barcelona screens an international panorama of the finest contemporary auteur cinema, combining the discovery of emerging new talents and cinematographies with internationally established directors and films that have traditionally received rough treatment from our country’s commercial distributors. The festival takes place from the 25th of April until the 5th of May. Check out the program here. In cinemas all over townGet your ticket (€7,50) in advance.

Friday, 26th April

  • Cinema Club Contest: Be a part of the deciding jury, or submit your own film for the competition. The Collective and In The Mirror Films are working together to create a short film contest where every month different directors will compete to win the session. The winner of each session will be elected by the audience! For every session, you receive feedback from an industry professional to help develop your art. The wining shorts will go directly to the grand final that will happen the first week of June and the BIG PRIZE is the production of your next Short Film.! A jury composed by teachers from The Collective school and a special guest from the movie industry will elect the winner of the big prize on the day of the Final. Each event will be followed by a DJ set. Tonight from 19:30 until 23:00 at The Collective, Carrer d’ en Roig 11, metro Liceu (L3).

Saturday, 27th April

  • Feria de abril: Inspired by it´s Andalusian origin and traditions this is the second biggest Feria in Spain, after Seville’s, of course! There will be plenty of fun, watch the beautifully dressed lady’s dance flamenco and try is yourself. There are bbq´s everywhere so you wont starve and a fancy fair with music so loud it will destroy your ears! Fòrum Parc, metro Besos Màr (L4), free entrance. The opening hours vary per day, check out here. Until Sunday the 4th of May. We go there every year with our students!!

Sunday, 28th April

  • Brunch in the city #4: It will turn Sundays into your new favorite week day. Brunch’s line-up features internationally-acclaimed as well as locally-renowned Djs. Hungry? You’ve got nothing to worry about. We have thought of everything, and we have lined up a great variety of gastronomic delicacies so feel free to surprise yourself! From the most carnivorous food to veggie dishes. Do not miss anything! Buy your tickets in advance! From 12:00 to 20:45 at Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, Carrer del Rosselló 515, metro Sant Pau | Dos de Maig (L5).

No plans after your Spanish class? Light Show at Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Bear Weekend, Flower and Garden Show and much more…


Monday, 15th April

  • Sagrada Familia light show: There will be a spectacular light show on Sagrada Família today, tomorrow and Wednesday at 20:45! Metro Sagrada Família (L2 and L5).

Tuesday, 16th April

  • Flamenco at Palau de la Musica: Tonight at 21:00 you can watch great Flamenco dancers at the beautiful Palau de la Musica. Get your tickets in advance. Palau de la Música, C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, metro Urquinaona (L1 and L4). 

Wednesday, 17th April

  • Jam Session Gipsy Balkan:Jam sessions every Wednesday in El Foro Restaurante! BGKO organizes their emblematic Gipsy Balkan jam sessions every Wednesday at 21.00 at El Foro, C/Princesa 53, metro Arc de Triomf (L1). Entrance: 5€. Doors open at 21.00 hours.

Thursday, 18th April

  • Barcelona Bear Weekend: Semana Santa in Barcelona is already by tradition the Bear week of the city. During these days the city is full of beards with a desire to meet and have fun. The festival will take place from today until Sunday. United Bears Barcelona, will feature a full schedule of activities, with the best parties and national and international DJs. Check out the program

Friday, 19th April

  • Flower and Garden Show: Poble Espanyol is hosting the 4th edition of De Flor en Flor, the Barcelona Flower and Garden Show… with activities aimed at a more sustainable world! From 19th to 22nd April you can enjoy floral decorations, workshops, and talks as well as new ideas which focus on being environmentally-friendly. The programme is topped off with live music and a long list of activities for all tastes, which, as always, have their roots in the world of flowers and plants. You can take part in bonsai, kokedama, and bulb workshops, a film session, a talk on orchids, as well as bonsai, orchid, and rose displays, and a family treasure hunt. Get into the spring mood with all its wonderful colours and smells, and don’t miss this unique event for a great Easter Week in Barcelona. Taking a stroll around the squares and streets of Poble Espanyol over these days will be a treat for all five senses! Buy your tickets online and save time and money! Poble Espanyol, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13 , metro Plaza España (L1 and L3)

Saturday, 20th April

  • Barcelona Open: Between the 20th and the 28th of April you can watch great tennis matches during the Barcelona Open. Get your tickets in advance. Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, Carrer de Bosch I Gimpera 5.

Sunday, 21th April

  • Downtown Market Barcelona: The most anticipated market comes this year loaded with fashion, trends, gastronomy, children’s workshops, sports activities and great music. Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00 at Maremagnum, Moll d’Espanya 5, metro Barceloneta (L4).

When the students came out of their classes there was a surprise for them in the garden… torrijas to celebrate it is almost Easter. Me and my colleague Ceiline made the torrijas with lots of love…and I think all students, teachers and the rest of the staff enjoyed them!!

No plans after your Spanish class? Soy mujer que tú, Taiwanese Cooking Workshop, Record Store Day and much more…


Monday, 08th April

  • NEW trimester of evening Spanish courses: Do you have some time and energy left after work, internship or (Erasmus) studies? Make your time worthwhile and come learn Spanish with us! We have a new part-time Spanish course starting this week. Come by today at school or sing up online. Linguaschools Barcelona, Pasaje Permanyer 17, metro Passeig de Gracia (L2, L3, L4) and Girona (L4).

Tuesday, 09th April

  • Human Nature – Artistic project 2019!: This year Metric presents the most epic failures of human evolution interpreted by 6 different creatives of the art scene. We start the first chapter with the young artist from England – Alex Gamsu Jenkins.With his unique style, lots of humor, sarcasm and incredible imagination, he manages to get you out of the ordinary with ease and take you down the path of madness and see points of view that you would never have imagined. Tonight you can see his new mural in the Metric space with good music and many questions about our evolution going forward. More information about the project. From 19:00 until 23:45 at Metric Market, Avenida Diagonal 505.

Wednesday, 10th April

  • Soy mujer que tú (theatre): Ajo & min. present their new show, Soy mujer que tú, in which they offer micropoetry and electronic music. A brief and at the same time immense review of poems focusing on women from Ajo Micropoetisa’s latest compilations, accompanied by composer Judit Farrés who provides marvellous electronica baselines, songs and vocals. This stage production marks a before and after for contemporary poetry, and has been shown at major festivals to sold out houses.
    If you haven’t seen it before; if you haven’t read it before; if you haven’t heard it before: this can become the definitive before and after moment in your long life as audience member and spectator. Tonight at 20:00 at Antic Teatre, Carrer Verdaguer i Callís 12, Born (Metro Urquinaona). Get your tickets in advance (€12).

Thursday, 11th April

  • Taiwanese cooking workshop:  Learn how to prepare and cook typical Taiwan food and discover its most authentic flavors. In this workshop we will learn to prepare: Táami: Noodles with stewed pork and its sauce, shrimp, stewed egg and soy shoots. Chicken fried, typical pepper on the street. Cucumber salad: cucumber with rice vinegar, salt, sugar and chili. The workshop also includes a drink, an aperitif and a book with recipes. The workshops has a duration of 2 hours for practical classes and 1 hour for dinner, to enjoy the cooked dishes. Book your place in advance (€40). For more information, write to hola@wo-kitchen.com Wo Kitchen, Comerç 7, metro Arc de Triomf (L1).

Friday, 12th April

  • AfterWork in Performance:
  • Butterfly will be the first episode of a series of Artistic Afterworks that will accompany us until the end of the season … every AfterWork with an Artistic proposal to discover! Performative Arts, Music and pica-pica, free entrance, opening doors at 18:00. At La Vaca Coworking, Carrer de la Creu dels Molers 19, metro Poble Sec (L3).

Saturday, 13th April

  • Record Store Day: Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica. So also in Barcelona there are concerts in the record stores around the city! Check out the programme here.
Ultra Local Records, Pujades 113, Poble Nou

Sunday, 14th April

  • Atik Electronik at Blue Spot: Live a good atmosphere and great music from the top of the city. Good weather, ambience and music is what awaits you with Atik Electronik, to make Sundays the key day of the week. Get on the rooftop of Blue Spot Barcelona and contemplate the city while the music moves your sounds. Get your tickets in advance (€12). From 19:00 until 15:00 at Blue spot Barcelona, Passeig de Joan de Borbó 101, Edifici Ocean, metro Drassanes (L3).

Proud students with certificates left our school today. Some go back home, some go travelling. We hope they are going to use their Spanish a lot! and would love to see them all back someday 🙂

No plans after your Spanish class? Graphic design festival, All Those Food Market, Fleadonia and much more…


Monday, 01st April

  • Extrabold, graphic design festival: A new edition of EXTRABOLD, the graphic design festival for BAU students. From today, the graphic design will flood BAU’s building. A festival organized by the students of the Grade Graphic Design itinerary, coordinated by Pau de Riba and with the participation of alumni, teachers and students. The festival includes exhibitions, workshops, conferences and, of course, party. From today until the 4th of April at BAU, edificio A, C/ Pujades 118, metro Llacuna (L4). Free entrance.

Tuesday, 02nd April

  • Hospital Sant Pau: Visit this amazing work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Built in two phases between 1902 and 1930, it is the largest representation of Catalan modernist architecture. With a surface area of 13 hectares, Domènech i Montaner, with his son Pere Domènech, created a hospital divided into pavilions connected by underground passageways. Plan your visit here.

Wednesday, 03th April

  • Cero en Conducta: We have a young band from Liverpool called SPINN who have their debut album primed for release on the 3rd May 2019. The band have already been to Japan and are scheduled for a trip to Ireland. Tonight at 21:00 doors open, 21:00 to 21.30 Cero music, 21.30 to 22.10 Estruç, 22.20 to 23.30 SPINN and 23:30 to 03:00 Cero dj set. At Sidecar, Plaça Reial 7, metro Liceu (L3).

Thursday, 04th April

  • Antic Teatre: Check out the beautiful hidden garden of the Antic Teatre in the Born area. Have a drink, a chat with your friends and do your Spanish homework  Carrer Verdaguer i Callís 12, Born (Metro Urquinaona).

Friday, 05th April

  • NUT Records presents: Francesco + Hndrazo: From its semi-hidden location in Barcelona’s Plaza de Milans, ​​the intimate NUT Records store has positioned itself as an alternative for music lovers searching for less obvious sounds. Today NUT Records returns to LAUT with two of its protégés, Francesco and Hndrazo, for a night overflowing with a broad spectrum of beats. From 00:00 to 05:00 at Vila I Vilà 61 BIS, metro Parallel (L2 and L3). Box office: 10€ (1 drink included by accessing before 02.00 am) Pre–sale: 8€ + fee (1 drink included by accessing before 02.00 am).

Saturday, 05th April

  • All Those Food market: Where producers, artisans and chefs come together with the best of the local dining scene. Find all kinds of organic and biodynamic seasonal vegetables, craft beer and natural wine, street Food, activities, ceramics, coffee, donuts and much more! Today (11:00 to 23:00) and tomorrow (11:00 to 20:00) at Theatre Nacional de Catalunya, Plaça de les Arts 1, metro Glòries (L1). More info here.

Sunday, 07th April

  • Fleadonia:The market dedicated exclusively to recycling, second-hand and vintage takes place in Plaça Blanquerna on the second Sunday of each month. Plaça Salvador Seguí, metro Liceu (L3), free entrance, 11:00-19:00.
Resultado de imagen de fleadonia

No plans after your Spanish class? Fashion documentary film festival,
Independent Art Fair, Give’me 5! second hand market and much more…


Monday, 25th March

  • Learn Salsa Bachata for free: Have you ever tried Salsa Bachata? How about CUBAN Salsa Bachata? Now is your chance to learn this exciting and fun dance! On every Monday, we are offering a Cuban-style Salsa Bachata TOTAL BEGINNER introduction class! The class will start from scratch and will be kept comfortably small, so IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU HAVE NEVER DANCED! Also, having a partner is not required as we constantly rotate during the class. This format gives you the opportunity to practice your steps with various partners and prepares you for the social dance scene in a safe and pressure-free environment! Tonight at 21:00 at El Cubano, Torrent de l’Olla 51, metro Verdauger (L4 and L5). More info here.

Tuesday, 26th March

  • Si Los Martes Fueran Viernes: An unprecedented combination of performers will meet. In order to stage a musical album by an uncertain artist from beginning to end. If Los Martes Fueran Viernes is a scenic platform that brings together professional improvisers in different stages of Barcelona, ​​in order to create spontaneous pieces. Today at 20:00 at Nau Bostik, carrer Ferran Turné 11 (Metro La Sagrera L1 – Salida Jardins d’Elx, L5 – Salida Garcilaso).

Wednesday, 27th March

  • Secret Singles Party: A good way to spend a Wednesday night in Barcelona meeting great people. It does not matter if you are looking for the love of your life, meet someone interesting or just spend a good night. Today you might find all three things. From 20:00 to 24:00 at Nou Racó, Casanova 169, metro Hospital Clínic (L5). More info here.

Thursday, 28th March

  • Moritz Feed Dog: Fashion documentary film festival. 4 Days full of documentaries about fashion! You can get a ticket for 6 documentaries for €35 or a single ticket for €7 here. From today until the 31 March at Aribau, Carrer d’Aribau 5, metro Universitat (L1 and L2).
Bill Cunningham, covered in coiled wires, straps and other camera equipment, seated in the fashion show which had no runway so I took a picture of him with the audience. One of the ladies is taking notes. Paris, France, 1971. ©Harold Chapman / Topfoto / The Image Works

Friday, 29th March

  • Amara (dance performance):Raquel Gualtero was introduced in Hiroshima with her solo Brut in 2016.  This year she comes back with Amaro, an investigation that wants to prove the falseness of appearances. The show tells us that nothing is what it seems, everything changes and, therefore, everything is in continuous transformation.  This is where movement and life actually lie. To give shape to her choreographic research, Raquel Gualtero has surrounded herself with artists such as Sonia Gómez, Rodrigo Rammsy, Amaranta Velarde, Pere Jou and Txiqui Berraondo. Raquel Gualtero Soriano has worked as a dancer with Àlex Rigola, Sonia Gómez, Pere Faura, Romeo Castellucci, the Scottish Dance Theater, Fabulous Beast, Àngels Margarit and Lipi Hernández, among other companies and professionals. As an author, she debuted in 2005 with Blanco, which was included in the renowned ITs Festival Amsterdam. Her dance work Persona won the Injuve 2011 award for young creation and Brut, Nuà and Amaro complete her track record as a choreographer.
    Tonight at 20:30 at Hiroshima, C/ Vilà i Vilà, 67, metro Parel•lel (L2 y L3). Get your tickets in advance.

Saturday, 30th March

  • Independent Art Fair: The second edition of the Independent Art Fair returns to Can Batlló, this time bigger, wider, and less wet (hopefully!) The fair was conceived as a space for the discovery of those artists who, despite their belief that it is a job that deserves to be recognized as such (the art workers!), Do not want to participate in the usual channels of the artistic market. This year’s edition will feature more than ninety stands that will include paintings, sculpture, illustration, photography, engraving. There will also be live music, djs, a vegan dancer, a beer bar and other activities throughout the day. Today at Can Batllo, Carrer Constitució 19, metro Mercat Nou (L1).

Sunday, 31th March

  • Give’me 5! Todo a 5€: A market concept where you will find stands of gastronomy, vintage, design and fashion, art and music; And where everything, absolutely everything, costs no more then 5 euros. From 11:00 to 19:00 at Convent Sant Agustí, C/ Comerç 36, metro Arc de Triomf (L1).

At the beginning of February we prepared calçots in our school garden. We just can’t stop eating this sort of Catalan “spring onions” dipped in the delicious “romesco” sauce. So, last Friday we did it again!

We put our huge barbecue next to palm tree. We trow wood on it and start preparing the calçots. We also had some sangría with it. Good start of the weekend.