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Whether you just want to make friends, mingle with singles, or meet other parents, there might be a group of lifelong friends waiting for you on this list.
BCN Social & Music Experience brings people together from different cultures and countries, to have fun and make friends, through enjoying nights of live music in different spots around Barcelona. Events have a €1 fee to cover various costs. www.meetup.com/BCNSocialExperience
The English Speaking Club Catalunya is open to anyone who speaks English or wants to practise their English and meet new friends in Barcelona/Catalunya. Lots of activities for everyone. As seen on TV.
Tel. 607 113 737. www.englishspeakingclub.com
Barcelona International Women’s Club. Every Wednesday social coffee mornings. Cultural visits. Monthly talks. Wine, cheese and chats. Monday movie nights. English library. Casa Orlandai, C/Jaume Piquet 23. Tel. 93 252 4262 (leave a message). www.iwcbarcelona.com or email@example.com
Want to meet new friends, upload ads, events and photos? Join the aficionis.com community. Have fun offline!!! www.aficionis.com
American Society of Barcelona. Open to all nationalities, organises social events throughout the year, as well as a regular Happy Hour. All details on website. Tel. 696 751 645, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.amersoc.com
Barcelona Newcomers’ Club. For newcomers, expats and residents of BCN. Varied activities: social and professional networking, family outings, nights on the town, walks and excursions. www.barcelonanewcomersclub.com
Barcelona Women’s Network. The BWN is an English-speaking organisation of nearly 200 women of 28 nationalities who are united by their interests in fund-raising for local charities, professional networking and cultural, social and family-oriented activities. Both morning and evening meetings are held monthly, September-June. For more details and information: email@example.com, or see web www.bcnwomensnetwork.com
British Society of Catalunya. Come along and enjoy our wide variety of social activities and make friends in an English-speaking, multi-cultural environment. Events include monthly tapas nights, country walks, outings and suppers, occasionally with a British theme, in and around Barcelona. All nationalities welcome. For details of events consult www.britsoccat.com
Chats and drinks, informal meetings for English speakers. Join us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Democrats Abroad Spain. Participate in the Democratic Party by registering, voting and encouraging other Americans to vote. Very active Barcelona chapter! Join at www.democratsabroad.org or request information at email@example.com
Expats, meet others like yourself in your area for free. Join us! http://groups.myspace.com/expatsinspain http://groups.myspace.com/expatsincatalonia
Meet new friends in Barcelona. 100% free, run by members, all ages, couples/singles, interesting, fun events. www.meetin.org
Men’s Group. Share experiences, wisdom and form deep friendships. Learn about yourself. Group is on-going and we meet weekly. Find out more at: http://sounddirection.orgfree.com
Private loft party once a month for international people to meet and mingle. Dinner and drinks provided. Metro Drassanes http://cosmosoireebcn.blogspot.com
Royal British Legion Barcelona—New members welcome. You don’t need to be ex-Service. Call or email Paul Gregson 666 496 507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tantric friends club: Heart wisdom, meets twice a month, conferences. Ready to celebrate life? Tel. 93 219 1104 or email@example.com
Gay womens’ social group. Professionals, aged 40+, meet regularly for intercambios, excursions, dinners, theatre, city breaks, skiing etc. Make new friends in Sitges and Barcelona. Everyone welcome. Hilary 639 534 979 or firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Singles Club Barcelona, for singles, separated or divorced, 27-45 y/o, join us for laughter & fun weekly activities, all nationalities welcome. Tel. 627 323 831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Super Singles Club, 26-49, we meet every Friday & Saturday for dinner & dance. Join us, make new friends, have fun & practise your Spanish. Tel. 678 153 434 or www.singlesbcn.com
PARENTS & CHILDREN
www.mumabroad.com is an interactive website for parents in Catalunya based on recommendations from local mums. Visit the site for events, activities and services for babies, tots and kids as well as a buy/sell message board and ideas for day-trips and family holidays.
Sitges International Playgroup invites your baby/toddler and you to spend quality time in a fun environment! Contact 649 825 649 or email@example.com. www.sitgesplaygroup.com
International Mom’s Club of Sabadell. We meet each first Thursday of the month. firstname.lastname@example.org
Early performers. English pre-school group for 2 to 6 year olds. Sessions include early literacy, numeracy, music and arts. All in English. Contact: email@example.com
Babyboogieloo, mother and babies groups; new mums meetings on Mondays 11am - 1pm. Also sing and sign, happy clapping and nursery rhymes; for babies 0-3 years. Chill out and play space for mums & babies open everyday. Contact Lulu on 93 351 5531 / 616 881 599, at the shop Mujer, Carders 28, La Ribera
Dr Jill's Parenting Book Club. English-language discussions on books dealing with child-raising, led by Dr Jill Jenkins. 3rd Thursday each month. Contact English & Me Bookshop for info. Centre Commercial Esclat, Ctra Reial. Tel. 93 373 1647, www.englishandme.com
Kids in Barcelona. Family guide to living and visiting with kids. Activities, events list, shopping, parties, sports and more. www.kidsinbarcelona.com
La Leche League of Sagrada Familia facilitates monthly discussion meetings on various aspects of pregnancy, parenting and breastfeeding. Babies are welcome at our meetings! Tel. 658 253 065.
Mums and dads in Barcelona! Meet for coffee, playdates, music and singing. BCN Tots is an online community for parents with babies and preschoolers. Emma@kidsinbarcelona.com
Pregnant? Visit barcelonabirth.net for information, advice, birth stories and contacts. Have you given birth in Barcelona? We’d love to hear about your experience.