News from El Punt Avui

Espanyol: a season of two halves

In his regular look at the fortunes of Catalonia’s top flight football clubs, the presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, runs the rule over RCDE Espanyol and their first season under new head coach, Rubi

Terrassa

Terrassa may be an industrial city (the third largest in Catalonia) and the cocapital (along with Sabadell) of the Vallès Occidental county, about 20 kilometres outside Barcelona, but it has a surprising...

Girona FC: a steadied ship

In his regular look at the fortunes of Catalonia’s top flight football clubs, the presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, turns the spotlight back on Girona FC and their second season in La Liga

Just like Game of Thrones, but good

Kingdom, from South Korea, is a lavish production about dynastic intrigue with zombies that actually provide a constant threat to the survival of humanity

Gilliam’s universe

The director of ‘Brazil’ and ‘12 Monkeys’ and erstwhile member of Monty Python has an almost complete retrospective of his work on at the Filmoteca de Catalunya until April 27

Bermejo, the rebel genius

Bartolomé Bermejo must have had an extraordinary ego. Like today’s elite footballers who train behind closed doors or rock stars who will not perform without a dressing room filled with oysters and...

Berenice Abbot: female, poor and free

Man Ray got a fright when he realised just how good a photographer Berenice Abbot was, and he feared she might outshine him. He had hired her as an assistant when she settled in Paris in 1921 with no idea...

Messi brace sinks Espanyol at Camp Nou

Barcelona went 13 points clear at the top of La Liga table yesterday, after beating local rivals Espanyol 2-0 in the Catalan derby.Back from a knock that saw him miss Argentina’s friendly against Morocco...

society

Federation calls on authorities to remove asbestos

Catalonia’s federation of neighbourhood associations, Confavc, has urged the authorities to immediately begin removing the asbestos that remains in local areas, in order to comply with European Union...

society

Barcelona nursery schools to serve only organic food

From September, municipal nursery schools in Barcelona must provide organic food on their menus and give priority to local products. The Municipal Institute of Education has introduced the conditions in...