Catalonia Today

Berenice Abbot: female, poor and free

Man Ray got a fright when he realised just how good a photographer Berenice Abbot was, and he feared she might outshine him. He had hired her as an assistant when she settled in Paris in 1921 with no idea...

Messi brace sinks Espanyol at Camp Nou

Barcelona went 13 points clear at the top of La Liga table yesterday, after beating local rivals Espanyol 2-0 in the Catalan derby.Back from a knock that saw him miss Argentina’s friendly against Morocco...

society

Federation calls on authorities to remove asbestos

Catalonia’s federation of neighbourhood associations, Confavc, has urged the authorities to immediately begin removing the asbestos that remains in local areas, in order to comply with European Union...

society

Barcelona nursery schools to serve only organic food

From September, municipal nursery schools in Barcelona must provide organic food on their menus and give priority to local products. The Municipal Institute of Education has introduced the conditions in...

Far-right Vox party says “reconquest” has begun

In a tone more akin to the Middle Ages than the 21st century, the far-right Vox party yesterday held its first public meeting in Barcelona, in which leader Santiago Abascal called on 5,000 supporters,...

Tribute to the world of hats

Until June 9, an exhibition at the Palau Foundation in Caldes d’Estrac explores the art world’s lasting passion for the iconic item of clothing

culture

French New Wave director Agnes Varda dies at 90

Filmmaker Agnes Varda died in Paris yesterday aged 90. Varda was a key name in the French New Wave in the 1960s, with films like Cleo from 5 to 7, Le Bonheur, and The Creatures. In 2017, she became the...

Barcelona face Espanyol in Catalan derby

Barcelona and local rivals Espanyol face off today at 4.15pm in the Camp Nou stadium. Barça currently sit at the top of La Liga with a 10-point lead over Atlético Madrid, having won 20 of their 28 league...

technology

NTT looking into opening AI centre in Barcelona

Japanese firm NTT Data is looking into setting up its first European Artificial Intelligence centre in Barcelona. The government is now negotiating to secure an agreement with the company, owned by technology...