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Lauren Mannion

Lauren Mannion

Lauren is originally from Rossendale, in north-west England. After spending a year studying in Girona, she moved to Barcelona in 2007. She started out as an English teacher, and also spent time as an editorial assistant at 'Metropolitan'. She now works as a web content editor and freelance writer.

Learning Catalan

Illustration by Kat Cameron

Learning Catalan doesn't have to mean being stuck in a classroom more

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Irish dancing

Photo by Lee Woolcock

Irish dancing fan Lauren Mannion gives us the lowdown on her much-loved hobby more

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Ojos de Brujo

Photo by Julia Montilla

Catch them now, it's their last tour more

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Pessebre

Photo by Lee Woolcock

They are a common feature of the Catalan Christmas but what is the history behind the traditional 'pessebre' and who makes them? more

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Sunday Opening (resize)

Emmy Beijk

Catalunya has traditionally held fast to its ban on Sunday trading but recently some small shop owners have been campaigning to change the law more

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Lauren Mannion reviews Florence and the Machine's Barcelona concert at Sala Bikini more

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Arctics live

Lauren Mannion

Lauren Mannion reviews the Arctic Monkeys' Barcelona concert more

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Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley comes to town more

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El Colmado

Illustration by Fernando Mamsilla

A renovated greengrocer's is now a small-scale but active cultural centre more

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Polaroid Bar

Photo by Lauren Mannion

Polaroid Bar celebrates everything Eighties, good and bad more

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Sister venue to already-successful Madrid bar, Marula is sleek and sexy more

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Café bar and music venue that offers more than your average venue. more

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This Gracia classic has live entertainment every night of the week more

A monthly guide to Barcelona’s live-action venues more

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A monthly guide to Barcelona’s live-action venues—this month we feature this magical, tango-focused, Poble Sec locale more

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Heliogabal 2

Photo by Albert Pijuan

Wander in any day of the week and stumble on poets, musicians and artists perform in this tucked away Gràcia venue more

Heliogabal 2

Photo by Albert Pijuan

Wander in any day of the week and stumble on poets, musicians and artists perform in this tucked away Gràcia venue more

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Café bar and music venue that offers more than your average bar. more

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This Gracia classic has live entertainment every night of the week more

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Italian singer Laura Pausini performs tonight at the Palau Sant Jordi more

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