Weekend: Spring festivities in Barceloneta, activities at the Jardí Botànic and the Ròmbic puppet festivalThe neighbourhood of Barceloneta is celebrating this weekend, with a programme of spring festivities which runs until the start of June and offers music, dance, workshops, stories, talks and poetry. The fifth edition of the Ròmbic adult puppet festival takes place on Friday and Saturday, while the Jardí Botànic is holding an open day on Sunday with all sorts of free activities being organised.
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The neighbourhood of Barceloneta, in Ciutat Vella, is organising various activities for the last weekend in April. The neighbourhood’s spring festivities are an intense affair, coming after a week which also included Sant Jordi’s Day. On Friday afternoon the local play library will be open for families with young children between the ages of 4 and 8, while the library, the Biblioteca Barceloneta – La Fraternitat, will be presenting the book Barnarracions, with stories focusing on Barceloneta, the Gòtic neighbourhood, El Raval and the Estació de França.
The Barceloneta community centre is hosting a talk and a workshop on Saturday morning at 10.30 am to promote fish among neighbourhood consumers, while at 5 pm a teepee will be set up in Plaça del Poeta Boscà for young children to play in, share and listen to stories and enjoy an afternoon snack. The celebrations continue on Thursday 2 May with an event devoted to traditional games. For the full programme click here.
Open day and activities at the Jardí Botànic
The Jardí Botànic is organising a festive open day entitled ‘Planta’t al Botànic’ on 28 April, welcoming the spring and celebrating its twentieth anniversary. The gardens will be open from 10 am to 7 pm and offering various activities. This year’s programme includes a guided visit, a workshop to plant seeds collected from the gardens, a craft workshop to experiment with clay and a visit to the bonsai tree exhibition. More information can be found here.
Puppet shows for adult audiences
The Associació Titellaire de Roquetes and the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris are organising the fifth edition of the Ròmbic festival on Friday and Saturday, an event which aims to break down the myth that puppet shows are only for young children. The L’Excèntrica puppet company will be offering Tragicomèdia on Friday at 7 pm, while on Saturday it’s the turn of the Merlin Puppet Theatre, with the show Clown’s Houses at 8 pm. Full information can be found here.