Headquarters of El Punt Avui Televisió in Sant Just Desvern.  Photo:Arxiva

Catalonia Today spreads its wings

After 10 years as a newspaper and magazine, Catalonia Today extends its reach to include daily news and TV

Lluís Llach at home in Porrera, in Priorat, where the interview took place and where his winery is located./  Photo:JUDIT FERNÀNDEZ
Lluís Llach
Singer, writer and wine producer

The exercise of creativity

The iconic singer-songwriter turned novelist on his latest book, working in Africa and the process towards sovereignty

In The Class, Andreu shows the children growing through learning.
marta andreu
Producer of The Class and Storytime

'We witness the kids grow as they learn'

With The Class and Storytime, Marta Andreu is at the helm of two new projects bringing the experience of learning English to El Punt Avui TV three evenings a week

Toni Garrn and Andrés Velencos on Mango's runway.  Photo:EFE

Let there be light

Catalan chic this month takes a look at how fashion evolved from the time of the dictatorship until the present

Josep pictured with the Marrecs practising in the background.  Photo:JOAN SABATER
President of the Marrecs de Salt Castellers

Josep Masdevall

Josep joined the Marrecs de Salt in 1998, just two years after the casteller group was founded. As the president of the Marrecs, he is in charge of representing the group and ensuring its good functioning....

Marcela Topor
from the editor
MARCELA TOPOR

The start of an ambitious adventure

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident

Dancing out in space

Joan Vall Clara
oPINIon
JOAN VALL CLARA. General manager of El Punt Avui Group

A worthwhile journey

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Whatever happens, keep the dignity

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

A homage to Girona

Neil Stokes
EXTRA TIME
NEIL STOKES

How to handle success

A new policy for a new state

The president of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, presented to society (though he did so only before a political audience) his personal project, his road map for this final stretch that the country has embarked...

The President of the Catalan government receives warm applause at the end of his speech. Photo:ORIOL DURAN

Mas offers to close list

Antoni Castellà, at the Moment Zero meeting in El Born yesterday Photo:O. DURAN

“The hardest thing is to dare”

Rajoy prioritizes application of law enforcement to politics

Politics cannot be an alternative to applying the law, “this is a profoundly anti-democratic expression”. Thus replied Mariano Rajoy to Artur Mas' reproaches that his only response to N-9 has been...

INTERNATIONAL

Pope urges EU to rediscover its good soul

Both right and left-wing parties of the European Parliament applauded yesterday as Pope Francis scolded the twenty-eight countries of the EU for having put economic interests and not people at the centre...

culture

The incombustible Ventura Pons

Barcelona-born director, screenwriter and producer Ventura Pons is the new recipient of the Gaudí-Miquel Porter Award of Honour, announced yesterday. Pons has been recognized for his ”tireless commitment”...

Josep pictured with the Marrecs practising in the background.  Photo:JOAN SABATER
President of the Marrecs de Salt Castellers

Josep Masdevall

Photo:  Photo:JORDI RIBOT/ ICONNA
Artist

Steve Brown

Rafael Farriols. Cim d'Àligues Photo:JUANMA RAMOS
Director of Cim d'àligues

Rafael Farriols

Warsaw-Poland
GABRIEL MIRABET

Warsaw: a major European capital

Perth (Australia) Photo:.

A Catalan in Perth, Australia

Lillchammer

Lillehammer: cold city, warm people

Headquarters of El Punt Avui Televisió in Sant Just Desvern.  Photo:Arxiva

Catalonia Today spreads its wings

A moment of nationalist celebration during the recent September 11 demonstration in Barcelona. Photo:ALBERT SALAMÉ

Providing the keys to a new state

Thinking outside the box

Catalonia Today extends its operation to offer television and digital content

Lluís Llach at home in Porrera, in Priorat, where the interview took place and where his winery is located./  Photo:JUDIT FERNÀNDEZ
Lluís Llach
Singer, writer and wine producer

The exercise of creativity

In The Class, Andreu shows the children growing through learning.
marta andreu
Producer of The Class and Storytime

'We witness the kids grow as they learn'

Danielle Goldin
The English Culture Club . Catalonia Today and Abacus

'What I love is meeting other people'

A family of Spanish migrants having lunch in their housein the suburbs of Barcelona.  Photo:RAFAEL USERO PRIVATE COLLECTION

The other Catalans

Port de Soller, 19th century. Photo:Archive

Back on terra firma

Street Market in Mallorca. Photo:Archive

A casual delight

Chef Òscar Manresa poses for a photo in his Gavà restaurant./  Photo:QUIM PUIG

The chef with a finger in every pie

Costers del Segre.
@food & wine. ANNA VICENS
avicens@cataloniatoday.cat

Wine route in Costers del Segre

Chestnuts
basket. / CHESTNUTS. TEXT. CUINA. PHOTO. ANA GARCIA FRIGOLA

Chestnut celebration

Amazon hopes their Fire tablets will soon become household items.  Photo:Archive
NEW. FACTS AND SITES. MARTÍ CRESPO

Amazon's new Fire range

The new iPhone 6 Plus can be used horizontally as well as vertically, like the iPad and most Android phones.  Photo:AFP
NEW

The iPhone reinvented

Snowden uses the robot to interact with those at the TED event in Vancouver at the beginning of this year. Photo:BRET HARTMAN / TED
NEW

Edward Snowden's robot

Tarragona
Tarragona, October 2014
Photo:E. Magre

All together now

Barcelona, September 2014
Barcelona, September 11, 2014 -. germà capdevila

Every year better than the last

Barcelona, Gràcia
Gràcia, Barcelona,. germà capdevila

'V' for vote, 'V' for victory

Join our ECClub to enjoy English language and culture in Catalonia Whether you are a native English speaker who wants cultural activities in your mother tongue or a Catalan who wants to improve and practise your English, Catalonia Today has just the thing for you. For less than six euros a month, our English Culture Club offers a whole world of activities, resources and reading groups held in Abacus stores around the country. More information at ecclub@cataloniatoday.cat. Here are a few of our specials for this month:

  • ECclub Reading Groups

    It’s not too late to join the ECclub! ECclub Reading Groups have begun in earnest but if you want to join it, contact us: If you don't get to finish the book, that's no problem at all. You can still go to the meeting to listen and occasionally the conversation moves away from the storyline anyway.  Group members are the kindest, most empathetic people you are likely to ever find. Everyone is always happy to help anyone who has a little bit of difficulty with expressing themselves or translating a phrase from Catalan or Spanish. And, of course, with the help of the leaders. Join us: contact form      

  • Cinema Cinemes

    Every Thursday in Cinemes de Palamós. Every day in Girona’s Cinema Truffaut and Wednesday to Sundays at Cinemes Girona in Barcelona. Get a great price with your ECClub card.    

  • Theatre

    Marie’s Crisis Cafe is a new play. It’s set in a piano bar run by Marie with help from her friend Beauridge. On the surface the bar is just a regular place where people, like Grainger, drown their sorrows – and tourists sing to fit in. Drama, humour, despair and hope with a touch of the surreal in the modern age: Welcome to Marie’s Crisis Cafe. Marie’s Crisis Cafe is by Georgina Tremayne. Starring: Ellina Diachenko, Julia Fossi, Farzin Sebastian Ghandchi, Stephan Wiks. Directed by Hunter Tremayne. Fri 5 and Sat 6 December, 2014. 8:30pm.  Tinta Roja 17 Carrer de la Creu dels Molers - 08004 Barcelona . (Metro Poble Sec) Special Offer to ECclubbers: 10 euros ticket. For further information use our contact form. This show is proud to support women’s collective AADAS (www.aadas.org.es) – helping women and children who have been subjected to sexual abuse.  www.tremaynetheatre.com