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Poetry is experimented from new perspectives with the Poetry Slam Barcelona Festival. This contemporary format gives the word and stage to the leading players using Slam and the Spoken Word as essential elements, thereby converting it into a social network of creators/poets which use language as a tool to develop their creativity.
Throughout the summer, most evenings see special cultural and gastronomic activities held at venues around the city. Many modernista spaces, such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, host concerts, suppers, drinks and audiovisual shows. In turn, several cultural venues, including Poble Espanyol, CaixaForum and El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria, open late at least one night a week, allowing you to enjoy their exhibitions and special activities away from the daytime crowds and heat.
Film fans can head to open-air screenings like Sala Montjuïc, which shows movies at the castle on top of Montjuïc, Gandules, an event at the CCCB where the audience sits in deckchairs (gandules in Catalan), and Cosmonits, a whole programme of sci-fi films at CosmoCaixa.
So, if you are looking to enjoy summer nights, Barcelona has a wide range of options for you.
The independent film festival, "L'Alternativa" is now celebrating its 29th edition. All these editions have been characterized for defending creative independence of the author, diversity, innovation, freedom, commitment and reflection. The Festival includes projections and also complementary activities, such as debates with authors, round tables, symposiums, creative workshops for all the family and activities by Film Schools.
May sees two excellent events for those who love visiting museums. On May 18, International Museum Day is celebrated, a European initiative that sees numerous institutions open their doors for free and put on a special programme of activities. The aim is to raise awareness in visitors about the key role museums and other cultural centres can play in the development of society.
At the same time Barcelona holds its Night of Museums, when participating venues stay open until night, offering a different way to experience the permanent and temporary exhibitions currently on show, as well as the chance to enjoy different activities, such as family workshops, live performances and guided tours. This is also a global event, one that started in Berlin in 1997 and is now celebrated in around 120 European cities each year. Signed up to the two events in Barcelona are a wide variety of centres whose specialisations include art, archeology, history, author, ethnology, paleontology, ceramics, zoology, movies, design and much more.
Night of the Museums: Date not yet confirmed.
International Museum Day: 18th May.
OFFF Barcelona is back, the most innovative digital cultural festival of the city. A wide range of events will take place simultaneously during the two days of the festival:conferences, exhibitions, performances, animation, interactive facilities, networking areas, inspiring fiestas and much more. An unavoidable event to understand what is happening today in the most creative areas.
The European Museum of Modern Art, the MEAM, located in a building of the 18th century (Palau Gomis), is offering more than contemporary figurative art. A series of activities related to music is planned throughout the year, to enjoy a different kind of program.
Every Friday evening, the museum is filled with music. The Friday's Blues cycle offers the possibility of enjoying a concert of bluegrass blues, swing and jazz. Bands bring their instruments to accompany the works and fill the museum with music for visitors to enjoy. Saturday evenings are reserved for classical music.
Before the concerts, you can visit the collection exhibiting the best of contemporary figurative art. This is a feature of MEAM and highlights it from other contemporary art museums.
World Press Photo is the exhibition that showcases the winners of the contest of the same name, regarded as the world's top photojournalism exhibition. The exhibition, which every year travels to different cities all over the world, is stopping off in Barcelona again for another essential date for photography enthusiasts. The exhibition is being enhanced by guided tours, workshops and other activities intended to get people talking about the values and challenges of photojournalism.
The starting point for this exhibition at Barcelona's Museu del Disseny is the role of art nouveau as the originator of design. A reinterpretation of the art déco movement that developed in Europe, and its Catalan offshoot, modernisme, based on the importance of the decorative, applied and industrial arts and crafts in design. The exhibition features lights, gold and silverware, decorative elements and unseen pieces by Gaudí to show the great splendour of the arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Barcelona is once again celebrating its grand festival, in honor of its patron saint. A program full of different activities is planned for all the public, with music, dance, circus and street arts. And not forgetting the giants, dragons, fire beasts, human towers and sardana groups.
La Mercè is also a festival of street arts with the MAC festival, Mercè Arts de Carrer. This is a festival which has become a showcase of new creations, and the meeting place for many artists, both from the city and overseas. The BAM Festival, Barcelona Acció Musical, will fill the streets with today's popular rhythms and concerts.
La Mercè will end, as always, with the traditional fireworks and music display. an explosion of light and sound, which has become one of the most expected and acclaimed events for the people of Barcelona and its visitors.
Guest city: Rome
The Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel is one of the greats of today's orchestral conducting. He is now picking up the baton in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to conduct a very special concert. "Symphony" is an immersive audiovisual experience through which the audience is plunged, thanks to virtual reality technology, into a journey of emotion and music. A unique way of making classical music accessible to all audiences, with works by Beethoven, Mahler and Bernstein, which takes place in two rooms, the first with an audiovisual projection and the second equipped with virtual reality equipment and viewers.
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