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Students come and go all the time and on Friday we said goodbye to some of them. You never get used to it, believe me, no matter how often you do it.

We hope you enjoyed your time with us! ¡Hasta pronto! 🙂

 

Monday, 2nd May

  • Cine Verdi: Cines Verdi is a 5-screen cinema in uptown Barcelona in the Gracia area. The films on show are a mixture of new releases and art house and are released in their original version with subtitles. Normal tickets cost € 7.50 but every Monday they offer them for only € 4.50. You can buy the tickets online or at the venue. Here you find the program for this week. (venue: Cine Verdi, Calle Verdi 32)

Tuesday, 3rd May

  • Counterfeit: this British punk-rock band will play at Sala Bikini and will sing their first EP Come Get Some that was released only a few months back. (venue: Sala Bikini, Av. Diagonal 547, time: 21:00, cost: 20€ + booking fee). counterfeit

Wednesday, 4th May

  • Nuestras mujeres:  this is a Spanish adaptation of the French film “Nos Femmes” and it’s about three male friends who meet up and talk of the value of friendship and wrong/right situations. It will be on until May 8th at Teatre Condal. (venue: Teatre Condal, Parallel 91, tickets: from 24€, time: 20:30). TEATRE-BARCELONA-Nuestras-mujeres

Thursday, 5th May

  • Born de Cançons: The series of concerts, Born de Cançons, will take place in the centre’s permanent music space and will feature Catalan pop and jazz concerts delivered by Catalunya’s newest generation of musicians. Today Pascal Comelade is playing. (venue: Centre Cultural del Born, Plaza Comercial 12, time: 8pm – 9.30pm). logoBorn2016

Friday, 6th May

  • Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival: if you are a coffee lover we are pretty sure these names ring a bell: Nømad Coffee, Right Side Coffee, Satan’s Coffee Corner and Skye Coffee Co., don’t they? Together with All Those hey have organised the first edition of this festival in which you will have plenty of opportunities to drink some coffee, talk about it and even watch film screenings! This event is on today and tomorrow. Click here for more information. (venue: various coffee shops in the city, time: 10:00-20:00).
    © Cheryl Foong
    © Cheryl Foong

     

  • Danny O’ Brien: stand-up comedy show (in English). Danny is just back from touring the 2016 Australian Fringe season with a string of sold-out shows. Are you up for a laugh? (venue: The Shamrock, tickets: 10€, time: 20:30).The Shamrock

Saturday, 7th May

  • Poblenou Open Day: you will have a unique opportunity to discover venues that are usually closed to the general public. There will be lots of free activities scattered around this neighbourhood. More information can be found here. (time: 12:00-20:00). poblenou open day
  • Va de Vermut: the first event entirely dedicated to the popular aperitif drink vermut. Not to miss! (venue: Espai Crec, Poblesec, Carrer de Blesa, 27, free entrance, time: May 7th 11:00-23:00, May 8th 11:00-21:00).  Va-de-Vermut-feria-del-vermut-barcelona

Sunday, 8th May

  • BalkaBarna Festival: The Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm will host the third edition of this festival in which Balkan music is the centrepiece! 12 hours of non-stop music to delight your ears 🙂 You can buy your tickets here. (venue: Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, Carrer del Rosselló, 515, price: 11€, time: 10:00-22:00).  flyer-2016-10x15-web
  • Brunch Electronik: another Sunday, another music event 🙂 For more information and to buy your ticket click here. (venue: Poble Espanyol, cost: 15€+1,50€ booking fee, time: 12:00-22:00).  Brunch electronik2

I love spring, but it is so unpredictable sometimes! There was quite a chill in the air on Friday, but the sun came out later on and it got a bit better. Just in time to say goodbye to our students!

Thank you chic@s, ¡ha sido un placer!

¡Hasta la próxima! 🙂

View of Barcelona from Turó de la Rovira

On Tuesday we went to one of our favourite places, el Turó de la Rovira.  From here the view of Barcelona is absolute stunning! 🙂

As Tim Mcmorris puts it “We’re going up, up up, and up, up, up. We’re going up, to the top, won’t stop, now I’m feelin it / Celebrate life, good times all around.”

Beautiful Barcelona!

Walking through different areas in Barcelona is the best way to discover the city. And it’s fun, too! This time we organised a walking tour of Poblenou with our brilliant teacher Ana de Madrid.  Our meeting point was the Museu del Disseny and we walked all the way down to the beach! We ended our tour with a refreshing glass of vermut in our hands. “Eso sí que es vida” 😉

Monday, 25th April

  • Cine Verdi: Cines Verdi is a 5-screen cinema in uptown Barcelona in the Gracia area. The films on show are a mixture of new releases and art house and are released in their original version with subtitles. Normal tickets cost € 7.50 but every Monday they offer them for only € 4.50. You can buy the tickets online or at the venue. Here you find the program for this week. (venue: Cine Verdi, Calle Verdi 32)

Tuesday, 26th April

  • The Other Raval: tonight the photographer Maria Espeus will present her book entitled The Other, which compiles her photographs about Raval, its people, its past and future. It will be displayed alongside her images. (venue: Bar Dos Billares, free entrance, time: today at 20:00, Wed-Sat 18:00-02:00). el otro

Wednesday, 27th April

  • Sara Baras:  the acclaimed Flamenco dancer Sara Baras will be performing at the Tivoli Theatre until May 1st and it’s an opportunity not to miss! (venue: Teatro Tivoli, C/ Casp, tickets: from 22€, time: 20:30).  Sara Baras

Thursday, 28th April

  • Simon Boccanegra: this opera is all abour love, politics and freedom in 14th century Genoa. It’s the tale of a pirate-turned-doge in medieval Genoa, persecuted by his old enemy and haunted by both the loss of his wife and his failure to placate warring factions. More information and tickets here. (venue: Gran Teatre del Liceu, tickets: from 12€, time: 20:00). simonboc

Friday, 29th April

  • Carmen: Georges Bizet’s most renowned opera, Carmen, in a Spanish production (with Catalan subtitles) will be shown at the Teatre Gaudì until May 8th. It’s the story of a woman loyal to her destiny, who only follows her heart, no matter the circumstances. A beautiful tale of passion, jealousy and revenge. (venue: Teatre Gaudì Barcelona, Sant Antoni Maria Claret 120, tickets: from 24€, time: 18:30). cartell_CARMEN_TGB

Saturday, 30th April

  • Biergarten: Beers and food will go hand in hand with workshops, gifts, music, entertainment and lots of other surprises. (venue: Poble Espanyol, free entrance, time: Saturday 12:00-02:00, Sunday 12:00-21:00). Festa-de-la-cervesa-poble-espanyol-2016

Sunday, 1st May

  • Visit the Mirador at CCCB: enjoy the view of Barcelona from CCCB’s rooftop. Free admission! Time: 11:00-20:00.
    © CCCB. Adrià Goula, 2011
    © CCCB. Adrià Goula, 2011

     

  • Fleadonia: the most famous street market in Raval is back this Sunday with lots of unique pieces, from second-hand and vintage to new creations and designer objects. (venue: Plaça Salvador Seguí, free entrance, time: 10:00-19:00). Fleadonia

Monday, 18th April

  • Cine Verdi: Cines Verdi is a 5 screen cinema in uptown Barcelona in the Gracia area. The films on show are a mixture of new releases and art house and are released in their original version with subtitles. Normal tickets cost € 7.50 but every Monday they offer them for only € 4.50. You can buy the tickets online or at the venue. Here you find the program for this week. (venue: Cine Verdi, Calle Verdi 32)

Tuesday, 19th April

  • Blue Jam Session: every Tuesday night at Harlem Jazz Club the singer and composer Hernán Senra, better known as “El Chino” organises jam sessions that attract internation musicians and a wide audience, too. (venue: Harlem Jazz Club, price: 7€ (one drink included), time: 22:00).HARLEM-JAAZZ-CLUB-blues-jam

Wednesday, 20th April

  • ArtsLibris: 7th Edition of ArtsLibris, International Contemporary Publishing Fair. This week is especially dedicated to books 🙂 From April 20th to 24th you will have artist’s books, photobooks, contemporary bibliophilia, and other formats akin to artists’ editions, as well as an array of printed matter produced by artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, at your disposal in just one location. (venue: Arts Santa Mònica – Centre de la Creativitat, La Rambla, 7, price: 4€ – free on Saint Jordi’s day). Exp_Libris

Thursday, 21st April

  • Sara Baras:  the acclaimed Flamenco dancer Sara Baras will be performing at the Tivoli Theatre until May 1st and it’s an opportunity not to miss! (venue: Teatro Tivoli, C/ Casp, tickets: from 22€, time: 20:30).  Sara Baras

Friday, 22nd April

  • Fira d’Abril. Inspired by its Andalusian origin and traditions this is the second biggest Feria in Spain, after Seville’s, of course! There will be plenty of fun, dances like sevillanas y flamenco and food. (venue: Fòrum Parc, free entrance, time: 22+29/04 18:00-03:30, 23+30/04 10:00-03:30, 24/04+01/05 10:00-23:00, 25+26+27+28/04 18:00-23:00). Feria Abril

Saturday, 23rd April

  • Sant Jordi. We could say that Saint Jordi’s is the Catalan version of Saint Valentine’s.  Couples exchange roses and books. The city will be full of book stands and there will be roses at every corner! Besides, the city council building in Plaza Sant Jaume will open its doors to the public. (venue: different locations in Barcelona, free,).

    Red rose
    © Valeria Sandonà

 


Sunday, 24th April

  • Marlango íntim: an intimate and very special concert, voice and piano only, by Leonor Watling y Alejandro Pelayo. The songs will be decided by the public, therefore making the concert unique. (venue: Barts, price: from 28€, time: 20:00). marlango
  • Holi Festival: it’s the festival 6th edition, and counting 😉 Everybody is welcome to act like kids throwing packets of colours at each other! Let’s enjoy this celebration of life! There will be music, food and good vibes. (venue: Parc de Can Boixeres de l’Hospitalet, free entrance, colour pack cost: 2€, time: 11:00-17:30). holi -Barcelona -2016- L'hospitalet

At Linguaschools Barcelona we just love tapas. And our students love them, too!

It’s a good way of getting to know different places, as well. On Thursday 7th April we went to L’Hospitalet, a nearby city reachable by metro. It’s much more quiet than Barcelona, but we still had plenty of fun!

On Saturday 9th April we took a train and after a short journey we arrived in Sitges, a picturesque fishing coastal town. We had a nice walk discovering various little streets and learning new things (did you know that the original Chiringuito is from here?). We obviously finished our visit off with some delicious food, as expected.  😉