Weekend: Tangent festival, open-air culture and LGBTI+ pride

Weekend: Tangent festival, open-air culture and LGBTI+ pride

27/06/2019 - 10:45

Free time. Music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts, workshops, a children’s gymkhana, a high-heel race, festive activities, opera, films and documentaries.

The Tangent and Stripart festivals provide a boost for artistic projects in the districts of L’Eixample and Guinardó, while Pride BCN marks world LGBTI+ pride day on Friday and Saturday with art and science workshops, a children’s gymkhana, sports, a high-heel race and a solid dose of music. The LGBTI+ parade is on Saturday afternoon. It’s also a time of year when people enjoy open-air film sessions, catered for with screenings at the beach by the Cinema Lliure and the ‘Cinema for a de lloc’ cycle, part of the Women’s Film Festival.

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The Tangent festival is being held at six community centres in the district of L’Eixample from 26 June to 25 July. Over the course of these 22 nights, the centres will be offering 22 different shows in various disciplines, such as music, theatre, dance, circus and the visual arts. On Friday 28 June (10 pm), María José Llergo, one of the most outstanding emerging voices in contemporary flamenco, will be performing with the guitarist Marc López a the Ateneu Fort Pienc. See the full programme here.

Stripart, a festival for art projects by young creators, is on from 29 June to 12 July at the Guinardó community centre. On Saturday (9 pm) there’s an inaugural show with K.G.G. – Kitchen Guateque Grup, Mar Olivé, Ester Martí, Big Lady, O.R.G.I.A., Recreations Project and Tauro, rounded off with a performance by the artist Djivana Ray Singh. The next show will be on 1 July. See the programme here.

Festival and demonstration to mark world LGBTI+ pride day

Pride BCN is being held on Friday and Saturday, marking the international pride day for gays, lesbians, transsexuals, bisexuals, intersexuals and other gender identities. Over the two days, the focal point for festivities will be Av. Reina Maria Cristina, where the action will run from the morning through into the evening, with play-based activities for children and adults, art and science workshops, sports, gymkhanas, magic shows and concerts. On Saturday afternoon (from 5 pm) the pride parade starts in Av. Paral·lel, ending with the reading of a manifesto and a celebration. Check out all the activities here.

Cultural activities outdoors

Culture can be more enjoyable outdoors in the evening when the good weather is here, so various cultural cycles are inviting people to enjoy open-air programmes. On Friday night (10 pm), various outdoor giant screens will be retransmitting a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca from El Liceu. The retransmission can be seen in Passeig de Lluís Companys (Arc de Triomf), at the Palau Robert, the Casino L’Aliança del Poblenou, in Plaça de Salvador Seguí and at the community centre in Sant Martí. More information here.

Avant-garde and alternative film

Using a giant screen at the Sant Sebastià beach, the ‘Cinema Lliure a la Platja’ cycle is also offering avant-garde and alternative films (from 9 pm), with works such as Viaje al cuarto de una madreBienvenida a MontparnasseLeto and Carmen y Lola. See the full programme here. Elsewhere, ‘Cinema fora de lloc’ is part of the Women’s Film Festival and will be screening nine short animated films by various directors in Plaça de Sant Pere on Thursday 13 July (9.45 pm). For more information click here. The Festival Sala Montjuïc is also offering concerts, picnics and film screenings in the grounds of the castle.