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Our colleagues Toni and Mari are not only excellent Spanish teachers, they are perfect Flamenco teachers as well!! Toni on guitar and Mari showing us her moves during the Flamenco workshop we organized at school. But you can´t only watch when you come to a taller….you have to try those Flamenco steps yourself. So all students got out of their chairs and started their hips moving. We found out it is not easy at all but we had a great time trying to dance this beautiful dance from the South.

No plans after your Spanish class? Cara•B Festival, Llum BCN Poble Nou, El Gran mercado de Gracia and much more…


Monday, 11th February

  • The Advertising boom. Tin cardboard and tile posters. 1890-1950: The exhibition, with over 250 pieces, focuses on products for everyday use, from food or beverage packaging to pharmaceutical and tobacco products. In order to highlight the qualities and advantages of their products, manufacturers tried to create a name for themselves and grow within the market by generating an attractive image that emphasized their name in the design. Until 31 March at Disseny Hub Barcelona, Plaça de les Glòries, metro Glòries (L1).


Tuesday, 12th February

  • Survival Programmes: In Britain’s Inner Cities: For the first time in Spain, this exhibition presents, in full, Survival Programmes: In Britain’s Inner Cities, the emblematic work by the Exit Photography Group – Nicholas Battye, Chris Steele-Perkins and Paul Trevor. Carried out between 1974 and 1979, this work documents the impoverishment of the working classes in seven of the United Kingdom’s inner cities. Until the 3rd of March at Palau de la Virreina, La Rambla 99, metro Liceu (L3). Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays, 11:00 to 20:00. Free entrance.

Sunday afternoon, Mozart Street, Granby, Liverpool, 1975 from Survival Programmes_Side Gallery

‘Sunday afternoon’, Mozart Street, Granby, Liverpool, 1975 © Paul Trevor


Wednesday, 13th February

  • Visit Casa de les Punxes:  Immerse yourself in the history of Casa de les Punxes (build for three single daughters), soak up the medieval atmosphere that inspired the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch in his design and discover all the hidden secrets and symbolism of this building. During this visit you will also discover the legend of sant Jordi and experience it for yourself. Thanks to a fun, interactive and all-enveloping experience you will discover first-hand Catalonia’s most important legend and hear a story that will captivate and amaze you. Open every day from 09:00 to 20:00, €12,50 (audio guided visit). Avenida Diagonal 420, metro Verdaguer (L4 and L5), metro Diagonal (L3).

Thursday, 14th February

  • Before (Teatro Praga) at Hiroshima: Before is a magnificent rarity of Hiroshima’s programming and a small jewel in new Portuguese dramaturgy. Recently presented at Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Pedro Penim’s text approaches with irony and humour, the feeling of saudade, the longing of the past. It speaks up about the yearning for a return to a past time perceived as glorious and desirable when facing a painful present. This disease, shared by many civilisations throughout history, always diagnoses the end of an era. The mise-en-scène presents a simple but surreal situation; a dinosaur exposes its reflections and anguishes to a sort of condescending therapist who listens to it. Teatro Praga is a collective of artists born in 1995 in Lisbon and which has been presented in festivals and theatres around the globe. They mock the established order and believe that unpredictable variations of themselves are a way of broadening the concept of predictability. A fundamental piece of the season. The show is in English with Spanish subtitles. Tonight and tomorrow at 20:30 at Hiroshima, C/ Vilà i Vilà, 67, metro Parel•lel (L2 y L3).


Friday, 15th February

  • Cara•B Festival: An independent and urban music culture festival that takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Barcelona’s Fabra i Coats Art Factory and is positioned as the main showcase of musical trends and the freshest alternative sounds of the moment. Get your tickets in advance (one day €25, two days €40). Fabra i Coats Art Factory, C/de Sant Adria 20, metro Sant Andreu (L1).


Saturday, 16th February

  • Llum BCN Poble Nou:For the second year running, Llum BCN transforms the streets of Poblenou into a huge, open-air experimentation laboratory using light as the creative medium and the work of artists, designers and architects from all over the world who are exploring the possibilities offered by new technologies in urban spaces such as dynamic lighting, large-scale projection and interactive environments.. There will be routes, transformed courtyards, light shows and an exhibition. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in various places in Poble Nou, check out the full program here. We went last year with students and we are definetley going again this year!


Sunday, 17th February

  • El Gran mercado de Gracia: Fashion, crafts, gastronomy, music and art. A space where you can find unique products, handcrafted at super affordable prices: paintings, design objects, crafts. But also conscious consumption, to give a new opportunity to things / clothes that look for a new home and a new history. Local crafts, because the best is made at home. Plus French food, delicious crepes and quiche, sweets with calories, cakes and chocobomba! Today from 12:00 to 22:00 at Susurro, Carrer de Quevedo 29, metro Joanic (L4).

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The beginning of February means calçots in our school garden. Oh yeah, it’s that time of the year again when we can’t stop eating this sort of Catalan “spring onions” dipped in the delicious “romesco” sauce.

We have a huge barbecue next to palm tree (which gives him warm feet). After some years of practise, Martijn and Serge are our absolute pro calçots makers! When they show us the steamed unions we just can’t stop eating, the students loved them too!!

During this feast we also celebrated the graduation day…It can be that there are some black fingers on the certificates but that is just a nice memory of their time at our school.

On Friday night we went to Sant Antoni to a small venue called JazzSíClub. We watch an amazing Flamenco show, vocal, guitar and one male dancer called “El Tete”. The youngest of the two young Badalona brothers born into a gipsy family. Despite their youth, they have carved out a leading position in the world of flamenco dancing. Ricardo (his real name), shows extraordinary artistic dancing skills at the age of just 18. It was a great experience!

 No plans after your Spanish class? A history of punk women, Grunge electronic, Natural wine festival and much more…


Monday, 04th February

  • Punk en feminine (expo): A history of punk women (1975-1983). Be careful with women when they feel annoyed about everything that surrounds them and revolts against the old world. That day the new world will be born. (Louise Michel, thinker and French anarchist)
    Is Horses by Patti Smith, the year 75, the first punk album in history?
    A list of songs, a collection of live images and the covers of all these women punk bands and more, will show us a story in feminine and feminist.
    From Monday to Friday: 9:15 to 13:45 and from 16:15 to 21:45. Saturdays: from 16:15 to 21:45, free entrance. Centre Cultural Albareda, Albareda 22-24, metro Parel•lel (L2).

Tuesday, 05th February

  • Los ojos de la Modelo: Illustrated albums of the Higher Education Degree in Illustration, The Industrial school of art. The eyes of the model is a personal look at the Model Barcelona prison, interpreted from the singularity of each author. A common starting point that has stimulated narrative ideas in real or fictional stories. There are 15 illustrated albums that in the 2017-18 course presented the students of the school as the final project of their studies. Until the 7th of February at Centre Civic Urgell, c/Comte Urgell 145, metro Hospital Clínic (L5).

Wednesday, 06th February

  • Miriam Miente at Zumzeig cinema: As her 15th birthday approaches, Miriam doesn’t know how to explain to her family that the boyfriend she met online is black. Tonight at 19:00 at Zumzeig Cinema, Calle Béjar, 53, metro Tarragona (L3), Sants Estació (L5) and Hostafrancs (L1).


Thursday, 07th February

  • Garage Beer Anniversary: 4 years of garage beer co: The family has grown, the space has grown but the desire to make good beer is the same. The way to get here has been fun, so many new friends, parties and festivals and 94 different beers. Today they are meeting at garage university from 17:00. They will have 200 free beers ready to serve. They want you to join them on this special date to celebrate with awesome craft beer, all your friends, the whole garage team and good music! Tonight at 17:00 at Garage Beer Co., C/Consell de Cent 261, metro Universitat (L1 and L2).


Friday, 08th February

  • Raimundo Amador at Sala Apollo: True to his career and culture, he is one of the most important, personal and charismatic Spanish musicians. He is a simple, gypsy and honest man, from whom music is born naturally. Rooted in the tradition and, at the same time, open to other musics that have a common heart, he shares stages and recordings with artists of the most diverse musical genres.Tonight at 20:30 at Sala Apollo, c/ Nou de la Rambla 113, metro Parel•lel (L3). Get your tickets in advance (€20).

 


Saturday, 09th February

  • Finalment FI + Soltyk (Grunge electronic): The Catalan netlabel NO ME RECORDS proposes an afternoon with 2 live musical projects. Finalment Fi returns to the stage after more than 2 years of silence. We will present their latest EP (“Pull down the walls and make customized horizons’), where this duet of electronic music and guitars turns to new sounds that they have developed. Hypnosis of loops of heavy guitars, electronic bases out of control and songs to the collapse of a civilization.
    Next Soltyk is the project of Xavier Bruguera, the producer behind the pseudonym The V0ID, and 50% of the duo Dirty & Harry. This time the focus is on the electro and the fascinated mixture of fear that transmits this style where music is dehumanized to the maximum. Retro futurism, science fiction, uncontrolled machines and robots explaining their sorrows. Tonight at 20:00 at Niu, Almogavers 208, metro Llacuna (L4). Free entrance / taquilla inverse ( = at the end of the concert you leave a donation according to your satisfaction).


Sunday, 10th February

  • Natural Wines Fair: Professionals and privates will have enough time and space to discover unique wines, made without additives or makeup by small winemakers. More than 50 winemakers already confirmed in from Catalonia, Galicia, Castile, Andalusia, Valencia, Roussillon, Jura, Auvergne, Loire, Languedoc, Rhone. Sunday 10 February, from 10.00 to 20.00 (10 euros). Monday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (5 euros | free entrance wearing bracelet and the glass from Sunday). Prices include catalog and professional tasting glass. As always there will be food, music and good vibes!
    Nau Bostik, carrer Ferran Turné 11 (Metro La Sagrera L1 – Salida Jardins d’Elx, L5 – Salida Garcilaso).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 No plans after your Spanish class? Blood Brothers, Eat out of a Tupper, Palo Alto market and much more…


Monday, 28th January

  • The Advertising boom. Tin cardboard and tile posters. 1890-1950: The exhibition, with over 250 pieces, focuses on products for everyday use, from food or beverage packaging to pharmaceutical and tobacco products. In order to highlight the qualities and advantages of their products, manufacturers tried to create a name for themselves and grow within the market by generating an attractive image that emphasized their name in the design. Until 31 March at Disseny Hub Barcelona, Plaça de les Glòries, metro Glòries (L1).

Tuesday, 29th January

  •  Projection of “Springsteen Blood Brothers”: The Grammy-nominated documentary Blood Brothers finds Bruce Springsteen reuniting The E Street Band for the first time in six years for his Greatest Hits album. Here, fans will see Springsteen and his band with rare, intimate detail. Tonight at 20:00 at the Polaroid bar, Carrer Còdols 29, Metro Drassanes (L3).


Wednesday, 30th January

  • Bachata free introduction class: Jess Fer Dance” organise Bachata classes and offer the first lesson for free. Each Wednesday at 20:30 at Carrer de Roger de Llúria 119, metro Diagonal (L3). Contact them for more information WhatsApp 625.658.736. 


Thursday, 31th January

  • Estructuras de Identidad. The Walther Collection (Photo expo): Foto Colectania presents an exhibition that brings together a selection of photographic works from the famous German-American collection. The exhibition explains how photographers, through different cultures and historical periods, have used portraiture to explore the notion of gender or identity. This exhibition shows how photographers from different cultures and historical periods have used the power of portraiture to affirm or question the social stereotypes created around themes of gender, social class and nationality. Structures of Identity invites us to reflect on how portrait photography has evolved, visualizing the political and cultural factors that shape individual and collective subjectivities, with a particular focus on the relationship between self-representation and social identity.
    Until 17 February at Fundación Foto Colectania, C/ Passeig Picasso, 14, metro Arc de Triomf (L1). Open to the public: From Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00, Sundays from 11:00 to 15:00 Mondays and Bank Holidays, closed. First Sunday of the month, free admission.


Friday, 01st February

  • Eat out of a Tupper (workshop): Is there any way to make eating out of a Tupper not monotonous and boring? Is it possible to eat well every day in the office without losing every afternoon cooking? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, this workshop is for you!
    We will give you some tips to organize the weekly menu and the purchase, saving time and money. In addition, in the 2 hours that the workshop lasts, we will prepare the base and many of the dishes of a weekly menu complete with common and seasonal foods.
    The workshop includes a dossier with all the information and tasting of the meals we prepare.
    Improve your diet and enjoy the food even if you’re working! Today at 18:30 at Dins interioristes & El ALMAzen de DINS,
    Info and reservations: gloriabenditabcn@yahoo.com, elalmazen@dins.es


Saturday, 02nd February

  • U2, Depeche Mode and The Cure tribute: Respecting the original format of the bands, Green Covers faithfully interprets their main hits, giving shape to a more than attractive show that generates admiration and recognition wherever it goes. With more than 100 concerts behind him, reaping success in some of the main venues in the country, Green Covers has become a benchmark among tribute bands. Tonight at 21:00 at La Nau, C/Àlaba 30, metro Llacuna (L4). Get your tickets in advance (€15).


Sunday, 03th January

  • Palo Alto market: In the this edition of 2 and 3 February Palo Alto offers healthy leisure, responsible trade and culture for new families who enjoy life with freedom. New families who love tolerance and difference. This is the public that comes to our market every month to find an alternative offer away from the boring routines and mainstream proposals. Who’s in? 😎🌿🌸 Saturday and today from 11:00 tot 21:00, entrance €3 (Entrance fee at the box office €4). Carrer dels Pellaires, 30, metro Selva del Mar (L4).

 

 

 

 

 

No matter in which time of year we go to Sitges, there is always a blue sky and a summery feeling. We walked around in our winter jackets and scarfs but at the end of our walk, through the city and along the beach, we enjoyed a cafe con leche in the first Chiringuito of Spain in just a t-shirt.

 No plans after your Spanish class? Crossdressers, Cine Cena, Am I Bruce Lee and much more…


Monday, 21th January

  • Los ojos de la Modelo: Illustrated albums of the Higher Education Degree in Illustration, The Industrial school of art. The eyes of the model is a personal look at the Model Barcelona prison, interpreted from the singularity of each author. A common starting point that has stimulated narrative ideas in real or fictional stories. There are 15 illustrated albums that in the 2017-18 course presented the students of the school as the final project of their studies. Until the 7th of February at Centre Civic Urgell, c/Comte Urgell 145, metro Hospital Clínic (L5).


Tuesday, 22th January

  • Crossdressers (photo expo): A photo exhibition by Jose Navarrete, student of the Photoreporting course 2017/18. Crossdressers is a fetishist term poorly defined as transvestism, associating those who practice it, with homosexuality or transgender. Nothing further from that, crossdressing is a behaviour, practiced mainly by men, who are in a continuous transition between masculinity and femininity. Crossdressers is a photo-report that dives into a hidden world and double lives. It does not pretend to create a gender consciousness, nor make a defence of the crossdressing movement. However, it seeks to place the viewer in that moment in which the crossdressers come to light, when they pass through the nights of Barcelona and enter the premises to interact with each other. Until February 4th from monday to friday from 09:00 to 21:00 at Grisart Méndez Núñez 14, metro Urquinaona (L1 and L4) and Arc de Triomf (L1).


Wednesday, 23th January

  • XXII Quizznight. 2000’s Special Edition: The Quizznight is dedicated to the decade of the 2000. A special ration of Futurama, Breaking Bad, Kill Bill, Twilight or the Kardashian. Here you can sing at the top of your lungs without anyone looking at you, and with some luck you win a PRIZE! Come to QUIZZNIGHT at the Polaroid Bar Barcelona to show that you are up to date;)
    As always the beers at the price of €1.5 and Polaroid menus for €5. Tonight at 20:30 at the Polaroid bar, Carrer Còdols 29, Metro Drassanes (L3).


Thursday, 24th January

  • Visit Fundació Joan Miró: Joan Miró is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. His simple forms and primary colours forged a highly personal artistic universe. At the same time, his particular way of working, the size of his canvases, his powerful colours and expressive use of paint, and the integration of objects into his works make him a clear exponent of the modern artistic sensibility. Open today from 10:00 to 18:00. €12 for the general admission Joan Miró collection + temporary exhibition. Fundació Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc, metro Paral•lel (L3).

Friday, 25th January

  • Cine-Cena: Tonight is Cine-Cena evening at Espai EGG, combining cinema screenings with food inspired by the film. In this edition, they will be screening CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.
    It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
    Entrance is 15€ and includes a main dish, dessert, and your first glass of wine. Artesan beer and biodynamic wine available at mates´ rates. Food by Bear on Bike. The movie will be shown in original version (English) with Spanish subtitles. Tonight at 19:30 at Espai Egg Carrer de la Riereta 15, metro Sant Antoni (L2). Máximum capacity: 16 people. Reservation required: hola@espaiegg.com


Saturday, 26th January

  • Am I Bruce Lee (teatre): Did you know that Bruce Lee was a cha-cha champion? This is how Junyi Sun begins to describe his first solo project, which is born from his curiosity about the phenomenon that represented this popular character in the 70s. Bruce Lee was a short man and a martial arts practitioner (not very popular in his time). How can a man so “small” through something as “small” as punches and kicks become a consumer good so widespread? For many, Bruce Lee is a full-fledged superhero. The points of union and parallelism between the artists (origin, career, personal process …) and the search of Sun (and of all of us) of ideals, objectives, desires … or superheroes, will define his work. A 40 minutes performance in Spanish and English today at 20:30 at Hiroshima, C/ Vilà i Vilà, 67, metro Parel•lel (L2 y L3). Get your ticket in advance (€8).


Sunday, 27th January

  • What’s the story? Morning glory: During four winter Sunday mornings, Sala Apolo hosts a cycle of classical music where exquisite artists are scheduled to bring this exclusive dye style to the general public. It is done in an unconventional way: without prejudices or condescensions, cutting in solemnity and bringing it closer to the culture of the 21st century. This morning we will hear works written originally for trumpet by composers like Hindemith, whose music was considered degenerated by the Nazis. Through colossal pieces written between the XX and XXI centuries, the trumpeter Mireia Farrés will present us the infinite possibilities of the instrument. A sonorous immensity. Today at 11:00 at Sala Apolo, c/ Nou de la Rambla 113, metro Paral.lel (L2, L3). Get your tickets in advance (€14).

 

 

 

 

Yesterday we went to eat pintxos in one of our favourite streets in Barcelona. Calle Blai in Poble Sec. In the first bar La Esquinita, every student could choose 2 pintxos and the restaurant even prepared special pintxos for our vegan students. In the next bar Agusto, we had another drink and again 2 pintxos. The last bar we went to, Sasha, the cook prepared us some nice tapas, nachos, pan con tomate, sandwiches and manchego cheese with mango sauce. All delicious!!!