Weekend: More local festivals, the Sant Andreu Jazz Festival and Catalan Book WeekThe holidays in August may be over, but we’re recommending a series of cultural and leisure activities which you’re sure to really enjoy this weekend. Six Barcelona neighbourhoods are holding their local summer festivals, while Sant Andreu plays host to a new edition of its jazz festival, linking the genre to other forms of artistic expression such as poetry, photography and film. Elsewhere, Catalan Book Week brings literature and literary creation to the heart of the city.
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The neighbourhood of Poblenou is holding its local festival from 6 to 15 September. A string of activities are being organised over the ten days, with music, art, dance, popular culture, communal events and meals and even sports tournaments. The Casino L’Aliança del Poblenou is marking its 150th anniversary with a version of La Traviata, by Verdi. See the festival programme here.
Horta is also holding its festival from 6 to 15 September, with a programme offering cultural, leisure and community activities such as the eagerly awaited twelfth go-kart race and the neighbourhood’s classic bus rally. Local festivals are also being held in the neighbourhoods of La Bordeta, Vallvidrera, La Salut, Mas Guimbau and Can Castellví, with agendas featuring popular culture, sports competitions, children’s workshops and traditional festival dances. See the programme here.
Sant Andreu Jazz Festival
The sixth edition of the Sant Andreu Jazz Festival is on from 5 to 8 September and aims to engage young people with jazz and strengthen its ties with other forms of artistic expression, such as poetry, photography, film and oral narration. The festival includes working groups, debates and free concerts at the Fabra i Coats. There are also performances at the Jamboree Jazz & Dance Club and at bars and cafes in Sant Andreu. See the programme here.
Catalan Book Week
Catalan Book Week is on in Av. Catedral from 6 to 15 September. This is the 37th edition of one of the most important events for the publishing sector and the general public, with book presentations, readings and poetry recitals, meetings, workshops, book signing, literary routes and family shows. See the programme for Catalan Book Week here.