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Oh to be in England, now that April’s there”. I suppose that when Robert Browning wrote those words in Italy, he was thinking of all the signs of spring: nightingales singing, daffodils dancing, unfurling...


But on the bright side

Let me say I’m aware of the contradiction in writing about taking a break from the issue of coronavirus in a column about the pandemic, and which aims to direct you to an article in the magazine that...

Doubts over BREXIT

Now that the UK’s break with the EU is finally official, many questions still remain about the consequences of the country’s decision to leave the European Union, with the light at the end of the tunnel still some way off

Barcelona Zoo, February 2020
Photo: ACN

Barcelona Zoo’s new resident

Meet Thembi, Barcelona Zoo’s latest addition. Yet, the baby Rothschild’s giraffe was not brought to the zoo, but was born there in February. Visitors were able to witness 10-year-old giraffe Nuru give...

Hope for Barça and Girona as Espanyol toil

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, casts a watchful eye over the progress of Catalonia’s leading football clubs during the month of February

My animals meet a viper

In my last article, I wrote about what it’s like being old and my own experience of it. Well, dear reader, I mentioned that I was helped in this by having a dog and two cats. Without these three animals,...


One of the comic – and cosmic – series HBO has pinned its hopes on this year is Avenue 5, the story of a luxurious space cruiser suddenly cast into a desperate situation: due to a navigation error,...

The divine cup

A book and exhibition at the Palau Robert rekindle the spirit of Bocaccio, a nightclub that had become a hangout for all kinds of nonconformists by the end of the Franco regime

June among stars

Primavera Sound will celebrate its 20th anniversary with Beck, Massive Attack and Lana del Rey, and Sónar will receive Chemical Brothers and premier a new release by Maria Arnal and Marcel Bagés

A year of plural art

A new season of exhibitions has begun, with variety being a big feature as many of the leading art venues attempt to find ways around ever stricter budget restrictions