For 44 years Barcelona has played host to an increasingly popular annual jazz festival. This year the music gets going on 30th October until 30th November in venues across town. Once again, there is a great line-up with performances from the likes of Sonny Rollins, Melody Gardot, Samantha de Siena and the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra. You need to buy individual tickets for each event – there is not one ticket that covers the whole event. Venues vary from the grand Palau de la Musica to small smoky bars like Jamboree and Harlem Jazz Club.
For more information go to Barcelona Jazz Festival
The Liceu Theatre offers some enticing opera and ballet in the run-up to Christmas including the Barber of Seville and The Nutcracker. For tickets go to
Japanese cooking is the star of this year’s edition of the Manga Fair which is moving to Barcelona for the first time. From 1st to 4th November, the Palau 2 of the Fira de Barcelona in Montjuïc will be the venue for this gathering, renowned in the world of Manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animation). The main reason why the fair has abandoned its usual venue in Hospitalet de Llobregat is the need to cater for the increasing number of visitors. For more information go to Manga festival Barcelona
The exhibition “Explosion! The Legacy of Jackson Pollock” is on at the Fundació Miró until mid February and explores the North American artist’s influence on action painting and performance art. The exhibition explores his influence, which has been felt in areas like action painting and performance through the work of numerous artists, including Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman and Yves Klein. Joan Miro exhibitions
Over a hundred of the New York Times Magazine’s published pictures, by photographers such as Sebastião Salgado, Nan Goldin and Lee Friedlander can be seen in an exhibition at Palau Robert, representing thirty years of the magazine’s history. Genres include photojournalism, fashion reporting and conceptual photography. Until 2nd December. New York Times Magazine exhibition
In the world of sport you can catch the ‘Freestyle Masters’ of Barcelona – basically acrobatics from the expert riders of Supercross. On at the Palau San Jordi. And finally, concerts this autumn include Diana Krall at the Auditori, Skink Anansie at Razzmatazz and Patti Smith at the Palau de La Musica.
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