2009 - 2019. A decade for independence

On September 13, 2009, the small Maresme town of Arenys de Munt made history by holding a local referendum on the independence of Catalonia. Despite the best efforts of the state authorities to halt and discredit it, the success of the vote turned out to be the spark that led to the current movement demanding the right to self-determination

Francesc Grau
Digital consultant

“Kids need monitoring on the Internet”

An expert in social media and communication and digital management, Grau says leaving children to use tablets and mobiles without supervision is as dangerous as letting them wander around the streets by themselves

Picasso, alive in Barcelona

There are still many corners of the Catalan capital that bear witness to the passage of the artistic genius during his time spent in the city


Unlike this summer’s extreme weather, which came to Europe then went, extreme conservative governments have also recently come but unfortunately don’t seem to be going.In the UK, the latest incarnation...

The hardest journey

A record number of 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes in recent years on account of long-term conflicts, persecution and the effects of climate change

Whither the independence issue?

With summer over, a new political term begins with the independence issue set to top the agenda in Catalonia. The bid to split from Spain, with a unilateral referendum and a declaration of independence...

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

Long-term resident

Martin Kirby
Martin Kirby


Barney Griffiths
Barney Griffiths

Not just the HEAT

Sense foto
tribune / Eduard Gracia

Who wants independence?

Sense foto
random thoughts
Terry Parris / Writer

The art of anticipation

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

MONEY for old rope

Picasso, alive in Barcelona


2009 - 2019. A decade for independence

Whither the independence issue?

Joan Mateu

Making the ordinary extraordinary

Tortellà (Garrotxa)

Dani Iglesias

Actors, co-founders of escapade theatre

Sue Flack & Caspar

Founder of llibreria 22

Guillem Terribas

Maria Hernández Reig.
Guide to the Sovtintendenza Archeologica di Roma and the Municipal Museums of Rome

The art history mecca

Albert Grañó & Aurèlia Marsal
Albert is a consultant. Aurèlia works in a Montessori school

In the heart of Europe

Eva Bosch
Painter, writer and video maker

A refuge from repression

Ruth Foust

In the land of the free

The hardest journey

Drones to save lives

Jujol, the origins

Clowns without borders

Francesc Grau
Digital consultant

“Kids need monitoring on the Internet”

Joe Brew
An active participant in the online debate concerning Catalonia’s political conflict


Montse Vellvehí
Director of the Institut del Teatre

Art has to be uncomfortable

Joan Alemany i Royo
Musician and Business graduate

“Without an Erasmus exchange I wouldn’t be here as a winner”

Vicent Marqués
Author of ‘History of Catalan and Occitan Cuisine’

“The climate and local products are what define a country’s cuisine”

When garlic breath is haute literature

A week of records for Catalan Book Week

Yet another country

Ruth Troyano
Journalist and sommelier

“You don’t need to know about wine to get excited about it”

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through La Terra del Cava

Text: CUINA MAGAZINE Photo: Anna García Frigola

Beans from Bages

Ovnew: a GALACTIC food experience

Mar Gutiérrez-Colón
PHD in English Philology (URV) and head of the team developing the new Art of Reading application

Learning English through fun

Smart Heritage

How to be a good REFEREE?

Skis, boots, glasses and a WRISTBAND

Festa major in Banyoles
Photo: Sara Cabarrocas

A cause for celebration

Llorenç del Penedès
Photo: Courtesy of town council

Night of fire and witches

Temps de Flors, 2018
Photo: manel lladó

Girona’s time for flowers

Mona de pasqua
Photo: Lluís Martínez

Catalonia’s Easter treat