Weekend: Mon Llibre, popular culture with Bestiuari and festive fun with ‘Connecta’t al blau’The Món Llibre festival offers a hundred activities this weekend, designed to foster reading among young children. Saturday sees the Parc de Sant Martí fill with festive beasts for a popular festival featuring over fifty beast figures from all around the Catalan-speaking lands. On Sunday it’s the turn of ‘Connecta’t al blau’, an event which brings a series of solidarity activities to raise public awareness about autism.
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Various places in the neighbourhood of El Raval are hosting the children’s literature festival Món Llibre, which aims to boost reading and a love of books among the youngest generations. A series of activities are being organised on Saturday and Sunday, from 11.30 am to 6.30 pm, including workshops, storytelling, shows with illustrations, theatre and music, family films, visual poetry, technology and other exciting experiences. See the full programme here.
Popular culture in Sant Martí
Saturday sees the Parc de Sant Martí host Bestiuari, a festival paying homage to the festive beast figures which play an important part in Catalan popular culture. Fifty beasts from Barcelona and the Catalan-speaking lands will be taking part. The day starts at 10 am with the beasts all lined up on display, with family workshops and cultural activities for young children to follow and then a procession at midday. At 7 pm there’s the fire run, formal dances by the beasts and the end of the event. See the full programme here.
Awareness about autism
Once again this year, ‘Connecta’t al blau’ offers a series of solidarity activities to raise public awareness about the needs of people with autism and their families. On Sunday 7 April there are activities at the Museu Marítim, the Mar Bella municipal sports centre, the Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barcelona Zoo, the Museu de Ciències Naturals and other points around the city to speak up for the rights of people with autism and promote diversity and inclusion. See the schedule for the event here.