Tori Sparks


Photos courtesy of Microcultura.

Fifteen-minute Culture Fix

Short attention span? Microcultura is a new cultural concept in the city that breaks performances down into bite-sized chunks. more »

Feb 2, 2016 12:19 PM FEATURES

How to work freelance in Barcelona

Tori Sparks guides us through the ins and outs of being ‘autónomo’ in Spain. more »

Jan 4, 2016 3:57 PM Business & Working 1 Comments

Interview: Joan and Senen Armengol

A conversation with Joan Armengol, a pioneer of Spanish journalism, and his son Senen, music journalist and TV presenter. more »

Nov 26, 2015 3:38 PM FEATURES

Hospital del Mar celebrates 100 years

This year marks the Hospital del Mar’s 100th birthday, and the city has been celebrating the centenary with a variety of institutional, scientific and cultural events since last November. more »

Oct 28, 2015 3:41 PM FEATURES


Photo by Jordi Farrera

Barcelona Falcons

You may be forgiven for mistaking them for castellers, but the human pyramids formed by the falcons have their own unique style and history. more »

Sep 1, 2015 5:09 PM FEATURES


Photo by Sonia Lucas

Street Party: Festes de Gràcia

The Festes de Gràcia once again brings colour, joy and revelry to the streets this month. Tori Sparks gets behind the scenes at the city’s favourite neighbourhood festival. more »

Jul 28, 2015 5:06 PM Festivals

How to...Host a House Concert

Turn your front room into an intimate backdrop for an acoustic performance with our guide to becoming the perfect musical host. more »

Mar 31, 2015 5:23 PM FEATURES

Interview: Miguel Montagut

Miguel Montagut is a jazz guitarist and teacher who has been involved with the founding of two music schools in Catalunya. He also teaches privately and performs with a number of local and international artists. more »

Mar 4, 2015 10:38 PM


Photo by Yan Pekar

All That Jazz

Jazz landed in Barcelona nearly a century ago, but where is it at today and what challenges does the genre face? more »

Mar 2, 2015 5:54 PM FEATURES

A passion for fusion

A core of musicians in Barcelona is keeping the flamenco fusion genre alive and well. more »

Sep 30, 2014 5:20 PM FEATURES

Legal highs

Barcelona has a growing number of cannabis clubs, where it is legal to smoke marijuana, but all agree that some regulations are urgently needed. more »

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM FEATURES 1 Comments

Living Room Concerts

As many of Barcelona’s live music venues close, SoFar Sounds provides some welcome and intimate spaces for concert-goers. more »


A passion for the kitchen

Chefs in the Barri Gótic take it all in their stride. By Tori Sparks more »

Feb 3, 2014 10:50 PM EATING AND DRINKING

Drap Art

This festival showcases eclectic art created with recycled materials more »

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM GOING OUT

Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War

Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona. Photographer: Pérez de Rosas

Barcelona en Postguerra:1939-1945

Barcelona has embarked on a major project to show life as it was here after the Spanish Civil War more »

Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM LIVING

Turning a Page: Barcelona Bookstores

A tale of two Barcelona bookshops more »

Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM LIVING

Neighbourhood Voices: Barcelona beyond recognition

Hear from three women who have watched Barcelona change before their eyes more »

Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM LIVING 1 Comments

Lindy Hop

The last Sunday of every month, Apolo 2 is the place to be in Barcelona. Hundreds of couples of all ages congregate to dance to swing music played live and with an unending supply of joyful energy by the 16-piece Barcelona Jazz Orchestra (BJO). more »


Sowhatabout Live

Photo by Jordi Cané

Sowhatabout Live: An unconventional music series

Tori Sparks explores a new type of music scene in Barcelona more »

Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM GOING OUT 1 Comments

Shifting Gears

The polymorphic powers of Harley-Davidson more »

Aug 28, 2013 12:49 AM , LIVING

Address: Carrer Duc 6, Pral 1ª - 08002 Barcelona

2016 The Noise Lab S.L. All Rights Reserved.

Telephone +34 93 451 44 86

Built with Metro Publisher™