Catalonia’s celebration of books and roses

April 23 is one of the country’s main annual dates when people are out searching for the ideal Sant Jordi gift

Màrius Serra
Writter

A darker Sant Jordi

La novel·la de Sant Jordi is the prolific Serra’s latest work, a crime story set around Catalonia’s annual celebration of reading, which the veteran writer says has become a mass cultural event since his first festival in 1988

Rob Riemen
Dutch philosopher

Fighting against this age

Rob Riemen (Netherlands, 1962) is the founder of Nexus, which promotes cultural and philosophical debate and is this philosopher’s way of fighting fascism. Riemen says we live in a society that has everything...

Carme Lluveras

“Being competitive isn’t bad. It is how we play, one against the other”

fashion designer
Sant Jordi Desvalls (Gironès)

Erika Manolache

Conscious that she is lucky to work doing what she loves most, Erika Manolache designs and makes unique and often personalised clothing with a classic but cheeky style.Erika started sewing when she was...

When CHINA chooses you

Laura is from Les Corts, Barcelona. She has been living in Beijing for six months and works as an English International School Teacher.

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THIS BOY’S LIFE

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WHO HARMS THE CATALAN ECONOMY?

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random thoughts
Terry Parris / Writer

Thank goodness April is here!

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD
Neil Stokes

SANT JORDI V ST GEORGE

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

Hospitals and health

Castro era comes to an end

Montoro puts Llarena in tight spot

international

Former First-Lady Barbara Bush dies at the age of 92

international

Police investigate German car makers Porsche

A quite original bookshop
Girona

Llibreria Geli

fashion designer
Sant Jordi Desvalls (Gironès)

Erika Manolache

Theatrical wig maker
Barcelona (Gràcia)

Àngels Palomar

el pasteral
(La Selva)

Àngel Soler

DAVID GINEBRA DOMINGO
is from Catllar (Tarragonès) but has been living in Jerusalem since last October. He teaches Catalan language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Eastern way of life

When CHINA chooses you

XAVIER SERRAMITJA
SAN DIEGO (CALIFORNIA)

Never-ending sunshine

Marta Puig i Bosch.
Marta is from Anglès (La Selva)

A home not all that far from home

Catalonia’s celebration of books and roses

Wherefore art thou George?

“My Sant Jordi starts in February!”

Carles Ribera and Pere Bosch

“We aim to do rigorous and in-depth journalism”

Albert Bosch.
Adventurer, entrepreneur and writer

’Do what you want, but do it’

Màrius Serra
Writter

A darker Sant Jordi

Rob Riemen
Dutch philosopher

Fighting against this age

Michael Jones & Judit Pinol
Craft brewers

Down under in the Empordà

Vicky hayward

Blunt and intimate recipes

Women & Wine

Joan Sales’ lesser known novel:

Winds of the night

The autumn booklist

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through... Penedès

April food programme
Text: CUINA MAGAZINE

Spring is here with all its delicious delights

Basket
Text: CUINA MAGAZINE Photo: Anna García Frigola

Gavà’s asparagus

Basket

Lenten Bunyols

Driverless cars: who will pay the price?

Quantum leap

THE YOUTUBE phenomenom

Profession: YouTuber

Futuroscope.  Foto:ARCHIVE

Step into the future

Circuit de Catalunya, 2016
Photo: Valenti Fradera

A celebration of horse power

Valls, February 2018

A bumper year for calçots

Barcelona, September 2017
Photo: ACN

Sep 11, 2017: the definitive Diada?

Barcelona, July 2017
Photo: Fund. Catalunya-La Pedrera

Art transforms life

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  • Cinema

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