Barcelona’s Christmas festival in Plaça de Catalunya

More than a hundred activities

Place:

Plaça de Catalunya

Dates:

from 19 to 30 December

Time:

from 10 am to 9.45 pm.

 

 

Barcelona’s Christmas festival was held in Plaça de Catalunya from 19 to 30 December 2020

Public space, artistic quality, universal languages and classic and contemporary Christmas references in music, literature, the performing arts and the visual arts all provide the themes for the series of activities planned. Over 20 different cultural projects were included in a programme with more than 100 activities, spread over different times of the day and with input from associations, cooperative,s and the public and private spheres.

Family mornings

A range of activities and shows were planned, centring on culture, literature, the visual arts, learning, knowledge, science, movement and sport, and aimed at family audiences with children in different age brackets between 4 to 12. Building the best Christmas for the city.

With participation from La Mandarina de Newton, the FLIC Literature Festival, El Culturista, Barcelona City Council’s Area for Sports and performing arts from the Eléctrico 28 company.

Cultural afternoons

Cultural afternoons offered a celebration of arts and expression which doesn’t just focus on Christmas, but also living in itself. Music and stage projections conceived in our city and representing Barcelona’s artistic diversity. Afro-American, Afro-Latin and indie sounds accompanied by stage productions linked to contemporary circus and diversity in choreography. All this, with a Christmas version to celebrate and share values through culture and the arts.

Narratives, stories and experiences in their most creative form of expression. Talent and the local network, diverse and plural, aimed at city residents and visitors.

With the participation of the Say it Loud Festival, the Associació Coincidències, the Conservatori Superior de Dansa de l’Institut del Teatre, Nación Funk and Koko-Jean Davis, Lenin Jiménez and his orchestra, Sia Tolno and the Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, Golden Beat, Litus, Paula Valls, Companyia Moveo, PSIRC, Ariadna Peya, Adrián Vega, Ester Guntín, Andrea Jiménez, Violeta Iriberri, Elvi Balboa and the brass band Hip Horns.

Universal evenings

Every evening we were able to enjoy shows which had been adapted to take a street arts format, performed by a company with a fine command of a modern, radical, multimedia-based, symbolic and dreamlike language.

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. A contemporary version by the artistic company Insectotròpics, using multimedia and with the participation of the Cor del Raval choir and collaboration from the Konvent Puntzero, Fabra i Coats, the CCCB and the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Insectotròpics, a company formed in Barcelona in 2011, uses a fusion of languages to create its own voice through the visual arts, contemporary music, acting and live cinema. Past, present and future. A universal Christmas story about human values.

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Stage set project

The stage set project was by architect Jordi Queralt i Suau, a professional who explores cross-cutting formats based on the interaction between space, time and narrative, with an interest in crossing disciplines, techniques and content.

In addition

Over the 12 days of activities in Plaça de Catalunya there were several moments linked to the city’s status as the World Sustainable Food Capital 2021.

A series of audiovisuals on food creation and content were shown, thanks to the Domestic Data Streamers.

Plaça de Catalunya was once again be hosting the Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair from 19 to 30 December, where visitors could learn how to buy and consume sustainably and fairly throughout the year and all over the city.

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More than a hundred activities

Place:

Plaça de Catalunya

Dates:

from 19 to 30 December

Time:

from 10 am to 9.45 pm.

 

 

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