sant jordi

Weekend: Books, roses and solidarity!

Festivities and culture. This weekend Sant Jordi takes centre stage along with the Republican Spring and the March for Science.

A Sant Jordi brimming with books, roses and street festivities for all

Traditions. Sant Jordi sees the streets fill with flowers and books in a people’s celebration. Nearly 5,000 stalls will be selling books and roses this year.
Dia del Poble Gitano 2015

Weekend: A date with the Romani people and children’s literature!

Festivities and culture. The city will be showing the wealth and diversity of the Romani culture, with official and festive acts to mark International Roma Day.
Placa Homenatge Barraques Can Baró i Carmel

Homage to the residents of shantytowns in El Carmel and Can Baró

Memory. The plaque unveiled in the Horta-Guinardó district is the tenth of its kind to be put up since October 2015, remembering the residents of Barcelona’s shantytown neighbourhoods.

Weekend: Music, education and water!

Musica. The Maria Canals International Music Competition puts pianos in various spots around the city as it marks the start of its 63rd edition.
Jaume Collboni BCN Districte Cultural

Barcelona Districte Cultural takes arts and culture to the neighbourhoods

Culture. The Barcelona Districte Cultural project offers two editions this year (in May and June and again in the autumn) and includes 20 arts proposals and 88 performances at 13 local cultural centres.

“I didn’t want my daughters to grow up with bombs overhead”

Entrevista. We spoke to Gulnar Hajo, a Syrian author and illustrator exiled in Istanbul. Hajo was the guest illustrator at this year’s edition of the literary festival for children and young people, Món Llibre.

Proposal to include the history of the Romani people in the school curriculum

Diversity. The motion, to be put forward in May’s full council session, is one of the actions linked to the plan to combat anti-Romani attitudes which is being drafted in collaboration with the city’s Romani entities.
Collboni Hong Kong 5

Alliance with Hong Kong’s main business promotion agency

International promotion. The Second Deputy Mayor strengthens ties with the Chinese region by signing an agreement with the most important official business promotion agency in the zone.

Official visit to Hong Kong and Shenzhen to attract Chinese companies and investment

International promotion. An institutional delegation headed by Jaume Collboni is starting an economic and cultural visit to China to strengthen the international promotion of Barcelona.
Mobile Week

Debates and artistic creations to reflect on the impact of the digital world

Technology.Ten young artists have produced artistic creations around Barcelona’s ten city districts to show their vision of digitalisation and the transformational power of new technologies.