Left: Artur Mas votes on 9-N in front of journalists from all over the world. Right: independence demonstrators with signs in English. /  J. LOSADA/REUTERS

Beyond our borders

Catalonia has gone from almost no international press coverage to an issue of interest due to the process

Sita Murt's 2015 collection was a homage to her role in the industry.  JOSEP LOSADA

080, license to thrill

In its eighth year, Barcelona's fashion week presents an entire industry to the world. The globally recognised event is the product of Catalonia's rich mercantile heritage.

A visitor checks his mobile at last year's event.

MWC back in BCN

The Mobile World Congress kicks off in the Catalan capital on March 2 with all the latest mobile innovations


25 years of Pixar studios

CaixaForum presents an exhibition to the creative universe of the pioneering digital animation company that created the likes of Toy Story, Cars and Up

Domestic TV's foreign adventures

How are adaptations of Catalan and Spanish TV series doing abroad? Polseres vermelles and Los misterios de Laura are two new series on FOX and NBC

generalitat foreign delgations

Catalonia extends its reach abroad

With the appointment of delegates to the government's latest two foreign delegations in Vienna and Rome the objective of half a hundred international offices comes ever nearer

Skiers. Changing demographics suggests young people are not taking up skiing in the same numbers as before.

All downhill for Pyrenees snow resorts?

Climate change, ageing skiers and economic crisis pose major challenges for future of winter sports sector

BBC's Wolf Hall.

TV series both new and old for 2015

Audiences on both sides of the Atlantic can look forward to plenty of new projects and a host of second seasons on their TVs for this new year

Lluís Pasqual's vision of King Lear (in Catalan) is on at Montjuïc's Lliure theatre until February 22.  ROS RIBAS

Queen Lear?

Actress Núria Espert plays the lead (male) role in the Shakespeare tragedy under the direction of Lluís Pascual in the Lliure theatre until February 22

Laura Leyva, 19 years old and already a seasoned model at local and international level. JOE HOGAN
catalan chic talks to laura leyva of uno models

Bright lights and promises

Catalonia's internationally acclaimed modelling agencies are now putting a new generation of professionals on the world's catwalks