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Harry Stott

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Harry Stott

Harry Stott is a regular contributor to the Barcelona Metropolitan covering Brexit, local political and social issues as well as the music scene. He recently received a B.A. in music from the University of Leeds, and now writes and produces radio content for a number of organizations in Barcelona and beyond.

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People's Vote March 2018, British in Europe. Photo © UserColin, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).

In this week’s En Profunditat we speak to three expat groups formed to protect the rights and futures of British citizens living in Europe, as well as look ahead to next week’s election in the UK, a pivotal moment in Britain’s post-Brexit history. Read more

LIVING

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"A Bigger Splash" film still, courtesy of Contemporary Films London 56.

Jack Hazan’s 1974 film on British artist David Hockney blurs the lines between fact and fiction. But does presenting the truth in a documentary matter? Read more

Previews and reviews

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Yonathan Avishai Trio, photo by Hubert Klotzeck, courtesy of the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival.

Yonathan Avishai and his trio’s performance at Conservatori del Liceu for Barcelona Jazz festival was a delight—all ultra-fine tunes played with the utmost subtlety. Read more

Previews and reviews

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Entrance to the MIRA Digital Arts Festival, photo by Harry Stott.

With sound coming from inaudible sources, domes filled with kaleidoscopic creatures, and the world’s leading avant-garde electronic musicians on show, it’s safe to say MIRA Festival 2019 was a lot of fun. We’ve narrowed down our four favorite things. Read more

Previews and reviews

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Tablao de Carmen.

Tablao de Carmen has a fascinating history, all focused on traditional Spanish flamenco culture. Harry Stott spoke to its founder and to its current manager to find out more. Read more

, Culture

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Photo courtesy of Smart City Expo World Congress.

The Smart City World Congress is taking place from November 19-21 at Fira de Barcelona. Here’s a preview of this world leading event to get you excited for what is sure to be a fascinating three days. Read more

Previews and reviews

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Makaya McCraven at Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival 2019. Photo by Lorenzo Duaso.

Makaya McCraven brings subtlety and splendor to his barnstorming set at Sala Apolo on November 7, part of the Barcelona Jazz Festival. Read more

Previews and reviews

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Syrians and Iraqi refugees arrive at Skala Sykamias, Lesvos, Greece, October 2015. Photo by Ggia (CC BY SA 4.0).

Ahead of a new series on issues related to migration in Barcelona, we contextualize the refugee crisis which has gripped Europe since 2015, looking at how Spain became one of the continent’s new frontiers for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. Read more

City Matters

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Protestors filled the streets of Barcelona on October 13, 2019. Photo by Isha Mahajan.

Protests have engulfed Barcelona in recent weeks, but what was the root cause, and what was the spark? This week’s "En Profunditat" clears all that up, with recordings from the protests and interviews with experts to gain real insight into the debate Read more

FEATURES

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John Carlin.

“Un Tallat Amb…” is another brand new podcast from Barcelona Metropolitan. It’s all in the name: “Un Tallat Amb…” is Catalan for “A Coffee With…”, so we’ll be speaking to the most exciting individuals in the international community. Read more

City Matters

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Members of the #TrashTribe from the organization Pure Clean Earth participate in beach cleanups in Barcelona and Sitges every weekend, regularly collecting several kilograms of garbage in just one hour. Photo by To Tadej Hrastovec, his Instagram is: tadejhrastovec.

En Profunditat is a new bi-weekly podcast from Barcelona Metropolitan, focusing on the biggest stories we have been covering recently. "En Profunditat" means in depth, and this is precisely what we’ll be doing, delving deep in the major issues. Read more

City Matters

Barcelona Business Services make what should be difficult plain sailing—setting up a business in the notoriously tricky Spanish system. If you’re looking for administrative help with your startup, look no further... Read more

Business & Working

What is it? How do you do it? What are the risks and the benefits? If you’re thinking about becoming autónomo in Spain, these are the key things you need to know. Read more

Business & Working 2 Comments

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G-TCDX A321 Thomas Cook Lanzarote. Photo by Rob Hodgkins (CC BY-SA 2.0)

As if things could get much worse for Brits in Europe, now many are stranded on their holidays after travel company Thomas Cook collapsed this week. Here’s everything you need to know. Read more

VISITING

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Banksy on Brexit, mural detail.

Parliament suspended, another election round the corner… It’s been another chaotic summer in the UK. Here’s a breakdown on what on earth has been going on. Read more

LIVING

Protecting Barcelona precious urban plan is one of the main issues the city faces today. So to assess Barcelona’s present, we must look to how it is maintaining it’s past. Read more

History

In a bid to tackle sexism and gender imbalances in children’s literature, a Gràcia based project took matters into its own hands, analyzing entire libraries to remove books containing problematic tropes. We spoke to the director to find out more. Read more

Education

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Kickstarter, Copy of Arts. Photo courtesy of Sonar+D.

Alongside the talks and the Sonar360 Dome, there were countless stands with world leading tech innovations on show at Sonar+D. Here’s a pick of our four favorites. Read more

Culture

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18th Century French engraving of Barcelona Port published in Historia de Barcelona by Josep L. Roig.

In the first of a trilogy on Barcelona’s fascinating urban plan, we take a look at an online tool which lets you view Barna’s history through a series of interactive maps; the insight it gives you into the city’s past is truly remarkable. Read more

History

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