Ajuntament opens historic gardens
The Ajuntament is opening the gardens of Modernista villa Casa Julio Muñoz Ramonet to the public until the end of March. The gardens, which date from 1916, will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am til 5pm until the end of March, when they will close temporarily for renovations. You'll find them at Muntaner 282 (Sarriá-Sant Gervasi).
Primavera Sound announces lineup
Primavera Sound has revealed the lineup for this year's festival, its 15th edition. The final list of acts includes Patti Smith, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Andrew Sand, Interpol and Antony. Check out the complete lineup here www.primaverasound.com
More passengers on the city's public transport
The Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM) reported a 1.7% increase in passengers (15.4 million) in 2014, compared to 2013. The total number of journeys carried out on the city's public transport network is steadily increasing, although it hasn't reached the pre-economic crisis figures of 2008 yet.
Barcelona Metal Festival cancelled
The 2015 Barcelona Metal Festival, which was was inaugurated in June last year in the Poble Espanyol, has been cancelled. Promoter, Doctor Music, blames this on the increasing cost of signing up well known bands, the rising number of festivals in Europe, and the increased tax (IVA) they have to pay.
Social service workers refuse to be present at evictions
Social service workers of the Ajuntament have notified their superiors that they will no longer be present at evictions. They consider that their work should go towards helping people avoid eviction, and supporting them in the case that they lose their home, but their presence at evictions simply adds to the drama. They have also denounced that the Ajuntament's ability to rehouse families is inadequate.