Festive dining traditions

“What’s for dinner?” It’s a question we love to ask, but one that often becomes redundant on December 25, given that in so many places the traditional Christmas lunch always consists of the same fare. We take a look at Christmas eating traditions in different parts of the world

Barça on top but not yet at full throttle

In his regular look at the fortunes of our local teams in the top flight of Spanish football, host of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football Barney Griffiths turns his attention to last season’s double winners Barça.

Vilanova i la Geltrú

Situated just 40km down the coast from Barcelona is the seaside town and fishing port of Vilanova i la Geltrú. Vilanova has plenty to offer the visitor, not least one of the richest festival agendas in...

How to avoid the OPERA

Anyone who picks up this book of 13 short stories will often laugh out loud at Teresa Solana’s quirky humour. They may well be chilled, too, and be pushed to think. Her entertaining stories contain sharp social criticism: a kick that follows the laughter

THE MARKET FORCES CULT

The illusion that has been successfully sold to most of the people across our planet is that anyone can become wealthy if they work hard enough. This is no more than a spin-off of the Protestant work ethic.It...

Risks of RUNNING

Starting running without properly preparing for it is potentially just as harmful as living a sedentary lifestyle. Running has become fashionable, but make sure you take the right precautions before jumping into your running shoes

Marcela Topor
from the editor
Marcela Topor

A year of rights and freedoms under threat

Sense foto
tribune / pere Miret

DEMOCRATIC SHAME

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random thoughts
Terry Parris / Writer terryparris@hotmail.com

Getting ready for the big day

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

AFTER THE FEAST IS OVER

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

MARTA’S TABLE

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

IN THE PEN

Sánchez and Torra meeting on agenda

HEALTH

Oncology surgery with radioactive capsules

culture

Disney releases Mary Poppins sequel

society

Man sentenced over homophobic insults

Marc Alós
Sculptor

Marc Alós

Illustrator
Igualada (Anoia, Barcelona). http://elielisdibuixets.wixsite.com/elielisa

Elisabet Serra

State of the Nation debate a failure

Painter
Girona. www.perevalsky.com

Evdokim Perevalsky

Bàrbara Roviró
Teacher Educator for Foreign Language

A land of opportunity

Marc Femenia Nobell. catalonia today. contact@cataloniatoday.cat
Photographer

Just one of the locals

Mariona Casals Cases.
Project Manager

Straight from the heart

Mariona Trias Campaña. gemma busquets. gbusquets@elpuntavui.cat
is from Banyoles, Pla de l’Estany. Mariona moved to Barcelona when she was 17, where she started her studies in Hair/Makeup/Special FX. In 2001, she went to live in New York for a year and a half, where she continued her studies. She’s married to Jan, from Mexico, and they have twin boys: Roc and Klaus. They moved to London six years ago

Non-stop London

PICASSO and PICABIA, the false twins

A crypt at L’Olivar

The decline of the MONARCHIES

Sharing Catalan

Wolf Lepenies
German professor, sociologist and writer

WOLF Lepenies

Rachel Shock
Reverend of the Anglican Church on Costa Brava

Aiming to reach out

allen buchanan
Professor of philosophy and international law

Allen Buchanan

Rubí
Espanyol's head coach

“Leaders? I see a team capable of anything“

How to avoid the OPERA

Murder and Spanish dirty tricks

Chris Bambery.
Writer

‘Last autumn the Catalans LEFT THE BUILDING and they’re not coming back’

Kleptomaniac state

Festive dining traditions

Basket
Text: CUINA MAGAZINE Photo: Anna García Frigola

Ebre Delta oysters

Autumn’s seasonal treats

Waxy cap mushroom ’coques’

Driverless cars: who will pay the price?

Quantum leap

THE YOUTUBE phenomenom

Profession: YouTuber

Futuroscope.  ARCHIVE

Step into the future

Pessebre exhibition, Barcelona 2018
Photo: J. Losada

The art of celebrating a shared history and tradition

Tarraco Arena, 2018
Photo: juanma ramos

Reaching for the sky

Keeping girls in SPORT

Local World Cup interest

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:

  • 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.