News from El Punt Avui

A sweet and sour end to the season

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the latest form of Catalonia’s leading clubs as this most abnormal of football seasons reaches its close

Family fun in Palafrugell

The town is offering 30 outdoor activities that let you get to know the nooks and crannies of Palafrugell, Calella, Llafranc, Tamariu and Llofriu

The art of the impossible

Barcelona’s Les Drassanes venue hosts an exhibition by graphic artist M. C. Escher that has been to dozens of countries around the world

Living the REALITY

Who are these people? “Immigrants temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than the one[s] in which they were raised.”This to me is a much better explanation than the word expat (or expatriate),...

Pennies from heaven

Of all the indictments ever hurled against the Euro perhaps the sharpest was made by Margaret Thatcher thirty years ago. Her memoirs describe a conversation in summer 1990 where she tried to convince John...

THE LAST WORD

It’s a woman’s world

Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued (pun intended) football, it’s turned out to be a fantastic season for Barça. Of course, I’m not referring to Ronald Koeman’s shower of overpaid...

Long-term resident

All unwelcome

In his memoirs, the Catalan novelist, playwright, poet, journalist and translator Josep Maria de Sagarra describes how easy it was to travel in Europe when he was a young man, before passports were gradually...

Meritxell Anfitre Álvarez. NATURA LLIBRES. NATURE AND MOUNTAIN BOOKSHOP

The shop with more books than villagers

A year ago, during the height of the pandemic, this journalist decided to leave Madrid, where she lived and worked, to go to her grandmother’s village in the Pyrenees and open a bookshop

Montserrat Úbeda. ONA LLIBRES. CATALAN LANGUAGE BOOKSHOP.

Catalan language in the heart of Barcelona

During the three months of lockdown, a bookshop appeared in Barcelona. Backed by businessman Tatxo Benet, the new thousand square-metre cultural space is run by a Creu de Sant Jordi prizewinner

Pitu Rovira. LA CAPONA

Woven into the cultural fabric

La Capona is a bookshop that takes its name from one of the church bells in Tarragona cathedral. It has also become a key part of the city’s cultural fabric in the 24 years since it opened