Harry Stott


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.


Leave supporter at Brexit march, photo by Chiral Jon (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Britain has left the European Union, and not everyone is very happy about it. Here’s a look on how Britain got here, and what to expect from the negotiations coming this year. Read more



Photo courtesy of John Cleese.

Ahead of his new tour, “Last Time To See Me Before I Die,” which arrives in Barcelona on April 13, we chatted to the Goliath of British comedy about his status in Spain, online offense culture and what to expect from his final live shows. Read more



Tablao de Carmen. Photo by Tara Shain.

In the first of a series of podcasts focusing on flamenco, we spoke to three people involved with the Tablao de Carmen to get to the heart of flamenco dance. Read more



When speaking of Europe's migrant crisis, images of refugees clinging to tiny, overcrowded boats or attempting to scale the fences topped with razor wire in Ceuta and Melilla come immediately to mind. But migrants from the southern border only make a small number of the total number of refugees arriving in Barcelona.

In the final piece of this trilogy on how Barcelona takes in and integrates refugees, we hear the inspiring story of a Venezuelan asylum seeker who made a new life in the city, alongside the Barcelona based therapeutic center that helped him. Read more

City Matters

"Parentheses" is a Barcelona based magazine of poetry and fiction, showcasing the amazing writing going on in the city. Meet the team who put it together. Read more

, Culture

In the final of a trilogy on Barcelona’s past, present and future, we look ahead to how the urban landscape is now incorporating technology to make things easier for the people who live here. Read more



Photo by Garry Kinght (PD).

“Praise be to Nero's Neptune, the Titanic sails at dawn / Everybody's shouting, "Which side are you on?!” Read more



Harry Stott interviews Francisco Gaudier Fargas and José Garcia Reyes at the Círculo del Liceo.

The Círculo del Liceo is one of Barcelona’s oldest and classiest clubs, welcoming members to their stunning building next to the Teatre Liceu since 1847. We spoke with the club’s President and Vice-President to find out some more about it. Read more



"War of Art" directed by Jørund Pedersen. Image courtesy of DART film Festival.

"War of Art" shows a group of Western artists’ attempt to build bridges between themselves and some North Korean peers. Whether they achieve that is debatable, but the film’s success in showing it is not. Read more

Previews and reviews


Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, participated in "Volem acolllir," a demonstration in support of Barcelona's efforts to welcome refugees (Feb 2017). Photo courtesy of the Ajuntament de Barcelona (CC BY-ND 2.0).

In the second piece in this series on Spain’s experience of Europe’s migrant crisis, we assess how Barcelona specifically has been affected by it. Read more

City Matters


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



"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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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