Interview

Vicenç Altaió

On the legacy of Joan Brossa

Writer, essayist, poet and critic Vicenç Altaió has taken over at the helm of the Joan Brossa Foundation with the mission of breathing new life into it. To Altaió, a man who calls himself a “dealer...

Taking tradition to the stage

You’re from Georgia?Yes, a very beautiful country, spectacular nature and wonderful culture, and wine and food and special music. We have great Georgian Folk music. It’s thanks to this great Georgian...

Between Oxford and Empordà

Your surname doesn’t seem very British.In fact it is German, it’s the name of a tiny village in the middle of the Germany. It’s the name my father’s ancestors chose but they didn’t come from...

Making a difference in India

Where did it all start?This adventure started in 2004. I was a fan of humanitarian work and wanted to have the experience of volunteering, so I went to Calcutta and became a volunteer for the Mission of...

DECLAN DONNELLAN

‘If it isn’t about people then it isn’t even theatre’

The British theatre director gives us an insight into his work as he returns to Catalonia for the Temporada Alta festival with his Russian company to perform Twelfth NightYou are a regular at the festival....

tribune. Oriol Martínez Alòs-Moner

Rationale for Catalonia’s independence

The Catalan independence process has come a long way since 2010, when the Spanish Constitutional Court severely undermined the Catalan autonomy statute of 2006, which had been approved by both Spanish...

Crime between two worlds

How are you finding living in Britain?For me it is a very positive experience because I’m a writer, so I work at home, I live in Oxford, which is a very cosmopolitan place where people from abroad are...

Maite Maneu

Language matters

What are the most popular language courses for next year?English is still the most requested language people want to study. However, there has been an increasing demand for French – which we could position...

Cooking with style

Where are you from?I’m from Helsinki in Finland but I moved to Malaga when I was five with my parents and my brother. We lived there for five years, and after that we went back to Finland with my mother...

Being whoever you want

What is your relationship with English?I started studying it at school, and afterwards my father sent me for a couple of summers to the States. I’ve been learning English my whole life.Obviously, speaking...