Alex Phillips

Alex Phillips gave up a life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the northeast of England—famous for its beer and its football—for the streets of Barcelona in 2002. She works as a sub-editor of 'Speak Up' magazine, which is directed toward Spanish/Catalan students of English. Alex has also published in various travel guides, including 'Time Out' and 'Pulse'.

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World-renowned African artists perform in the Barcelona Auditori's World Music Festival, which this year is focusing on West African musicians Read more


Indian eyes

Richard Barholomew

Sixteen Indian photographers portray contemporary social, religious and political life in their country. Read more



Maurice de Vlaminck

French artist Maurice de Vlaminck and the fauvist style he helped create briefly flourished at the start of the last century, but they quickly lost ground Read more

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The exhibition 'El Segle de Jazz' is a crash course in the ever evolving, ever cool musical genre. Read our web exclusive review Read more


Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin

Reviewer Alex Phillips tells us what she thinks of the first exhibition at this new Barcelona gallery *WEB EXCLUSIVE* Read more


Overflow, 2006, óleo sobre tela, 137 x 137 cm, Christopher Mir.

Alex Phillips reviews this show of work by American painter Christopher Mir, which is on now at the Galeria Senda. *WEB EXCLUSIVE* Read more

Read our interview with British actor James Giblin whose directorial debut of 'Closer' by Patrick Marber is currently on at La Riereta theatre Read more


Katy is the oboe-player for Barcelona Baroque group, Le Tendre Amour, who are premiering a new concert here this month. Le Tendre Amour means sibling love, which is a prevalent theme in French Baroque music Read more


If you're looking for an art show to visit this weekend, we recommend Kiki Smith at the Fundació Miró. Read our review to find out why Read more


The Barcelona Asian Film Festival is on now, with around 60 films from the other side of the world Read more


Deirdre Field

Photo by Suzannah Larke

Meet four foreign residents who've taken life-changing courses here Read more

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The city to come

Photo by Lorenzo Vecchia

There is no shortage of plans for transforming Barcelona in the near future Read more


Chupa Chups

Photo by Veikko Jumppanen

Taking a look back at notable moments that happened in Barcelona during 2008 Read more


Xavier Kirchner paddled a kayak by himself from Barcelona to Menorca Read more


Lost and found

Photo by Nacho Caravia Nogueras

Discover the workings of the city's lost-and-found offices Read more

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