The route in the seaside town of Calella

Following in Pla's footsteps

A series of itineraries through the Baix Empordà area trace the life and work of one of Catalonia's most important 20th century writers and reveal a world of culture and landscape

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Neus Hosta & David Ventura

Giant-makers

Els Amics de les Arts during the interview on El Punt Avui Televisió.

Four for the price of one

Welcome Edu, Dani, Joan Enric and Ferran! I know you're quite busy at the moment, so many thanks for coming.Dani: We are at the end of our tour, it's a moment of a lot of work and lots of emotions too!What...

Llibert Fortuny talking to Neil Stokes on El Punt Avui TV. /  Foto:ARCHIVE

Telling stories with music

When did you start with the saxophone?When I was a kid. I first played the piano and acoustic guitar. Then, in a local music shop I saw an electric saxophone; it was like a toy but I knew that was what...

Elaine Blaus during the interview on El Punt Avui Televisió.

Putting English to the test

Your surname doesn't sound very English.It sounds more Catalan than English but in fact it's Latvian. My father was from Latvia, although I was born in England and my mother is English.But you have spent...

Life Embitters

The fleeting pulse of reality

Pla called Life Embitters 'narrative literature', a book combining a youth's passion to understand the world and a revised mature take on the follies of human behaviour

Marcela Topor
from the editor
Marcela Topor

Catalonia, country of festivals

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD
Neil Stokes

There's no place like home

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platform. oriol martínez
Member of the Economy Section of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC)

Catalonia's appeal to foreign investors

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random thoughts. Terry parris
Writer

Unexpected visitors

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

Stepping out of a shadow

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

Being civil

The infamous State budget

The latest budget presented by Mariano Rajoy's government has followed the standard pattern of contempt for and discrimination against Catalonia, with investment figures that far from reflect the weight...

Cristobal Montoro poses for the presentation of the State budget draft for 2016 at the Spanish parliament in Madrid Foto:AFP

Only 10% investment

A migrant praying Foto:AFP
INTERNATIONAL

Migrant deaths already over 2,000 in Mediterranean in 2015

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Neus Hosta & David Ventura

Bradley Ainsworth Foto:ELISABETH MAGRE

Bradley Ainsworth

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Amber Meier

Aerial view of the city of Vancouver.  Foto:ARCHIVE

Rain, glorious rain!

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Life in the tropics

Gold-Coast, Surfers Paradise.  Foto:MARK BURGIN

A Catalan in Paradise

Santa Pau fills with visitors every year for the Fira del Fesol bean festival. Foto:A. VILAR

A land of volcanoes and woods out of a fairy tale

Shooting of the film El Cafè de la Marina on Castell beach. Foto:TV3

A stroll along the coastline

The Alella Vinícola wine producing cooperative and the Sant Feliu church.

In millennial Maresme

Petar Radojkovic with Nicole Millar on EL PUNT AVUI TV/  Foto:ARCHIVE

From Belgrade to Barcelona

Els Amics de les Arts during the interview on El Punt Avui Televisió.

Four for the price of one

Llibert Fortuny talking to Neil Stokes on El Punt Avui TV. /  Foto:ARCHIVE

Telling stories with music

Carlos Nadal 1917-1998. Works on paper:

A wild beast filled with colour

.Journalist and photographer, David Baird lives in the south of Spain
ECClub reading group books

A people caught between two fires

Hostalric. At the end of the XVIII century women crossing the Tordera river.  Foto:ARCHIVE

A rude welcome

Foranell Pansa Blanca - Alella D.O. - Quim Batlle.
food & wine. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Alella

Dinner atop a volcano
JULY FOOD PRoGRAMME. CUINA MAGAZINE

A little taste of history awaits this July

Shrimps
FOOD BASKET. CUINA magazine. PHOTO:

Summer shrimp

Attendees walk between Microsoft and Sony logos at E3 in Los Angeles.  Foto:REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON

E3: an annual festival of video games

The internet giant has no intention of missing the opportunity to make the leap into the fast-growing, fiercely-competitive but profitable mobile sector. The new project will begin in the US and will initially be by invitation only.  Foto:REUTERS

Google gets into mobile

Smile
FACTS AND SITES. MARTÍ CRESPO. NEW

Secret of the smile

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Barcelona, May 23, 2015
Photo:Juanma ramos

Farewell Xavi!

Barcelona's Saló del Còmic  Foto:Juanma Ramos
Barcelona, April 16, 2015

Alive and kicking

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Barcelona, march 2015
Photo: el punt avui

Saving Barcelona's unique shops

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  • photo Premiere

    World premiere of the latest performance of Nao Albet and Marcel Borràs They’re only 24, but Albet and Borràs are the key to understanding the future of theatre, packed with action and the influence of cinema and pop culture. Prepare for a clash of intellectuals and skaters. Artistic information Direction and dramaturgy: Nao Albet and Marcel Borràs Cast: Kristina Westad, Alfredo Baccetti, Mike Deal, Dallas, Nao Albet and Marcel Borràs Production: La Brutal and Grec 2015 Festival de Barcelona Co-production: Temporada Alta 2014 Special offer to ECclubbers: FREE For reservation send an email to Aquesta adreça de correu-e està protegida dels robots de spam.Necessites Javascript habilitat per veure-la. //  

  • Cinema

    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.