The Flower Portrait was long thought to be a contemporary painting of the Bard, but a 2004 investigation found it to be a 19th-century forgery. /  Foto:ARCHIVE

400 years of Shakespeare

This year is the 400th anniversary of the “Bard of Avon” who has become a global cultural icon and is often referred to as the greatest writer who ever lived

Photo:  Foto:ORIOL DURAN

Allison Malinsky



In Dublin's fair city

Why did you leave Catalonia?Because I wanted to improve my English and thought that the quickest way would be to live in an English-speaking countryWhy did you choose Ireland?I had a friend in Ireland,...

Vivienne Westwood and her husband, designer Andreas Kronthaler, at this year's Milan's men's fashion show.   Foto:AFP/ GIUSEPPE CACACE

It's hip to be square

Fashion for men is historically ephemeral but statistics now show that some 40% of the fashion market is geared to men and advertising has rocketed; have things changed?

An aerial photo of Barcelona's skyline, with the Diagonal Avenue and the Agbar Tower. /  Foto:ARCHIVE
Tribune. Pere Miret
Economist and member of the Economy Section of the National Catalan Assembly (ANC)

Catalan Republic: a magnet for firms

Under the Catalan independence process in progress, some Spanish nationalist sectors persist in spreading false information about the alleged relocation of businesses in Catalonia. It must be said that...


Jutta Lange

Natural Handmade Cosmetics

Marcela Topor
from the editor
Marcela Topor

An opportunity rather than a problem

viewpoint. brett hetherington
Writer and journalist/

East of interest


An Easter homage to JC

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

Sworn in

random thoughts. terry parris

Knowing our neighbour

Martin Kirby
Martin Kirby

The truthsayers

Europe's central bank has printed 584 million of the €500 banknotes since 201 Foto:EP

Farewell to the €500 note

Unemployment drops to lowest level in years

In April, registered unemployment fell by 13,868 people in Catalonia, leaving the total number of unemployed at 486,123. This is the lowest figure since February 2009. According to data published yesterday...


Students finish ESO with optimal level of English

The February exam results of students in the fourth year of ESO, or secondary education, reveal that the 70 point mark was topped in English for the first time. 70 points represents “optimal knowledge”...

Photo:  Foto:ORIOL DURAN

Allison Malinsky


Roger Romagosa


Noni Barea


Japanese delight


In Dublin's fair city

Carme Díaz

West meets East

The population of working age will decline

As can be seen in the graph on the left, the population of working age has gradually risen in the past three decades, on the one hand due to the generations born in the 1960s and 1970s coming of age and,...

A growing need for fresh blood

Forecasts suggest Catalonia will need migrants to grow and compensate for its increasingly ageing population

Mireia Farré, in the Idescat HQ.

'Ageing is a main success of our society' Adjusting to a new social model

Ramon Térmens during the interview on El Punt Avui TV.

Redemption from evil

Joan Sallent reading Frank Kermode's book, Shakespeare's Language.  Foto:J. L

Making sense of the Bard

Ferran Barenblit with Barney Griffiths on El Punt Avui TV. /

A place in the world of art

Interior view of the Poblet Monastery

Lost grandeur

A young couple take a selfie during a recent Sant Jordi's day in Barcelona Foto:ORIOL DURAN ELISABETH MAGRE

Saint George as a symbol of diversity?


1066 and all that

Cim del Cel
Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Andorra (4)

Artichokes in El Prat

A new season means new ingredients

basket. TEXT. CUINA magazine. PHOTO. Anna Garcia Frigola

Little green pearls

Luminescent wearables developed at Eurecat centres

Second skin


Google news

Josep Albors at the Eset stand during this year's Mobile World Congress.  Foto:QUIM PUIG

Attacking moving targets

Jan 22, 2016 Photo: Josep Losada

What to do with the Born cultural centre?

Christmas is coming
December, 2014 Photo: Albert Salamé

Christmas is coming

oct 25, 2015. Photo:Albert gea / Reuters

Batons and flags

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //  

  • 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.