Jordi Planagumà. Black Music Festival organiser.  ARCHIVE

'The challenge is finding new bands'

The Black Music Festival began as a night of blues in 2002 and hasn't stopped growing since

Vidal has become something of a cause célèbre in the media since his involvement in drawing up the proposed constitution led the state authorities to pursue him in the courts. /  ELISABETH MAGRE

Blueprint for a new country?

The Barcelona judge has become the object of persecution by state authorities since heading a group of legal experts that have drawn up a proposal for a Catalan constitution

Altafaj has 20 years experience working in the EU. /Benoît Bourgeois

'We need to act in an exemplary way'

The newly appointed EU government representative argues that continuing the process by peaceful democratic means is the secret to selling the sovereignty process in Brussels

Rebecca Smith with Nicole Millar on EL PUNT AVUI TV/  ARCHIVE

Love at first sight

Welcome Rebecca, a very British sounding name, where are you originally from?I am from Doncaster in Yorkshire, in the North East of England. It has an industrial background but once you get out into the...

Carol Wilkinson is a retired teacher living in Girona/  ARCHIVE

The pony made me do it

Tell me, where are you originally from?Originally, just South-East of London in a county called Kent.And now it is Catalonia?Girona. Really it was down to my husband, we decided at some stage that we were...

Nicole Millar and Germà Capdevila

Coming home

Germà talks about his decision to leave his native Argentina for Catalonia, the land of his grandparents

Catalan to English literary translator Peter Bush, author of the translation of The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla.  ARCHIVE

The challenge of styles

The former director of the British Centre for Literary Translation describes the process of producing an English version of Josep Pla's classic, The Gray Notebook

ECClub group leader Linda Ward.  Judit Fernández

A busy life

Interview with Lynda Ward, Tarragona and Reus ECclub Group Leader

Albinyana poses for a photograph during the interview.  O. DURAN

'To be a state, you need a state's mentality'

Foreign affairs secretary argues for exhausting all options in convincing the international community to support a move towards Catalan independence and thus achieve recognition

Ángel león

'I will never get tired of the sea'

Famous for his exclusive seafood dishes, including plankton, León is now ready to begin a new Mediterranean venture by opening the Bistreau restaurant in a Barcelona hotel