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The European Balloon Festival in Igualada is the biggest gathering of hot air balloons in Spain and welcomes around 25,000 visitors over four days in July. It's a show, a competition and a festival in one, with more than 50 balloons taking to the air on each of the four days. Flights take place early in the morning and at dusk, when conditions are ideal and balloon rides can be booked in advance, but there's plenty to see from ground level, whether it's the different skill challenges in the competition or the magical Night Glow event, in which balloons are fired up but held down, glowing like lanterns, accompanied by a fireworks display.
Inaugurated years ago as the world's first film festival dedicated to the fantastic genreie, fantasy, horror, sci-fi and cult today it has become the region's biggest celebration of the moving image. The picturesque seaside town of Sitges, which is some 30 minutes down the coast from Barcelona, hosts hundreds of films from around the globe, providing movie fans with around ten days of screenings of all types, from animation to rom-com via slasher and gangster.
Running in parallel to the screenings are exhibitions, master classes and Q&A sessions, special events focused on television series, the chance to see films using new virtual reality technology, plus a crowded Zombie Walk, which welcomes thousands of the living dead for a stroll through the streets of Sitges.
The 18th edition of Rec.0 Experimental Stores is being held at the old industrial district of Rec in Igualada, just 40 minutes from Barcelona. This fashion festival, which transforms old, abandoned factories into fashion pop-up stores, is where the best labels and designers hold special sales of stocks at radical prices.
Festival Rec.017| Experimental Stores, the most experimental shopping benchmark, combines major international brands with emerging Catalan fashion. Over 90 labels, including: Levi's, Adidas, Mango, Sita Murt, Pepe Jeans, Kickers, Lacoste, Reebok, Nice Things, Kaotiko, Camper, Sebago, Textura, Castañer, ... apart from alternative Catalan designers and fashion, like Miriam Ponsa, Josep Abril, Txell Miras, Who, Susi Sweet Dress, Carlotaoms, Rita Row,... And children's fashion labels, such as Tinny Cottons, yporqué, Bean's Barcelona, 1+ in the family, Piu et Nau,...
Rec.0 is a great festival where fashion coexists with gastronomy and culture. At Rec Street Food, visitors have the chance to visit over 40 food trucks and pop up bars, plus a complete cultural agenda of concerts, books, recitals, dance, video projections, performed on the 3 stages of the circuit.
For 15 years, Rec.0 Experimental Stores has been the largest concentration of special sales in southern Europe, a unique experience combining fashion, shopping, gastronomy and music in a unique setting: the old factories of the Rec district, which preserves the essence and authenticity of a century ago.
Explore & Claim is an anthological exhibition in which the main chapters of the artistic production of Josep Niebla are shown, emphasizing the series that for their interest are especially attractive, such as those dedicated to architecture or which he calls "the plastic-political alphabet" and also his manipulated diaries, the seas and Africa.
Born in Morocco in 1945, Josep Niebla has lived in Catalonia since 1962. He studied Fine Arts in Tetuan (Morocco), Seville, Barcelona and Paris. Throughout his career he has presented his work in Europe, Asia, Africa and America, in almost 200 exhibitions. And his work forms part of diverse collections of art and private museums.
Those loud engines are getting ready to rev once more at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. On 11th, 12th y 13th May, Barcelona will be hosting the fifth event of the F1 Championship Season. One of the biggest sporting dates on the city's yearly calendar, and the greatest opportunity to see the drivers and teams, who are the exponents of one of the most thrilling sports in the world, live and in the flesh.
Over the weekend of 14th and 15th April, petrol heads will be able to enjoy the first round of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship. A sporting fixture featuring more than 80 different races on a track covering a distance of nearly 1 kilometre and famous drivers of the calibre of Petter Solberg, Mattias Ekström and Sébastien Loeb.
Rev up your engines for the high-octane entertainment brought to you by RallyCross, a mind-blowing sport combining tarmac, dirt tracks and speed. Adrenaline-fuelled thrills and risks on every bend. Don't miss it!
On 25 March, the Hill of Montjuïc will become the setting for the final stage of the 98th edition of the Volta a Catalunya cycle race. It is a circular circuit to conclude a competition that will start on 19 March in Calella with 175 riders and 25 teams taking part. This year, as a new element, the Volta a Catalunya will include a section for women that will take place on the last day on the classic Montjuïc course, the scores from which will count towards the Women's Catalan Cup.
The Ballet de Catalunya is a new company created to showcase the very best in Catalan dance and thus consolidate our artistic abilities in this field. With top level artistic direction headed up by Elias Garcia and Larissa Lezhnina, the new Ballet de Catalunya evokes the most demanding classical dance techniques while being open to the latest international avant-garde trends.
It benefits from the presence of internationally renowned figures in terms of dancers, teachers and choreographers, as well as an original artistic program featuring a repertoire of classical, neoclassical and contemporary pieces. The company reflects the work of the best international choreographers without forgetting the Catalan ones who have made history, and is open to encouraging the generation of synergies with emerging or already recognized Catalan companies.
The 11 counties in Barcelona province offer you a whole host of possibilities so that you can enjoy leisure, culture and nature.
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