Monday, 29 November 2010

El Clásico 2010 FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid 29/11/2010

El Clásico Monday 29th November 2010

El Clásico 2010 FC Barcelona - Real Madrid Monday 29th November 2010, El Clásico will Kick Off time 21:00 CET Camp Nou Barcelona Match date was changed to avoid a clash with regional elections in Catalunya, the professional league (LFP).

Today, FC Barcelona’s assistant coach Tito Vilanova has slammed the Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho as well as undervalued Real Madrid’s charm. La Vanguardia quoted the Barca assistant coach as saying:
“Jose Mourinho is a football coach who never talks of football. That’s something we don’t like because stress isn’t good for anyone.

Champions Barca will host Real, who top the standings by a point from their arch-rivals after 10 games, for the match at the Nou Camp at 21:00 CET, the LFP said.

The decision had been taken to avoid "the security problems that the coincidence of the two events on the same weekend could cause," they added.

Last season's two 'Clasicos' were a key factor in deciding the outcome of a league totally dominated by Barca and Real and the same is likely to happen in this campaign.

Barca won both last term, edging the match at the Nou Camp 1-0 and winning 2-0 in Madrid, and pipped Real to the title by a record 99 points to 96. Valencia were third on 71 and Sevilla fourth on 63.
Manel Arroyo, a Barca director responsible for finance and marketing, told the club's television channel they would have liked the match to have been a day earlier on the Sunday but they understood the reasons for the decision and accepted it.

"We asked for it not to be on the Saturday and we would have preferred it to be on the Sunday but we understand that the schedules of the authorities, the security services and the television companies were chock full," he said.

Barca coach Pep Guardiola, now in his third season, has led his team to victory in all four 'Clasicos' since he took charge, including a 6-2 drubbing of Real at their Bernabeu stadium in May 2009, while Jose Mourinho will be experiencing his first as Real coach.

The return match at the Bernabeu is the weekend of April 16/17 2011

Come to Barcelona with your friends to see El Clasico, the most popular match in Spain between the two best teams, and rent an apartment close to Camp Nou or in the center to feel the athmosphere of a bar!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Lady Gaga concert in Barcelona

Global phenomenon Lady Gaga performs in Barcelona in the Palau Sant Jordi, for the only concert in Spain on her Monster Ball Tour on Tuesday 7th December 2010. Tickets on sale from 6th May 2010 at Ticketmaster, Servicaixa and El Corte Inglés

Lady Gaga is a phenomenon for the media, for fans and especially for the music and fashion industries. She is able to reinvent herself like a molting animal, sometimes even dresses in dead animals, thus causing all kinds of journalists and ideologues to spend rivers of ink singing her praises and dissecting her every gesture.

It seems that the New York singer is poised to inherit the mantle of number one diva from Madonna, and more than projecting a set artistic identity, is channeling the development of a lifetime brand. Madonna, the pop musical phoenix capable of channelling society´s ethos in every moment, meet Lady Gaga, your spotlight loving successor. Of course, just as when Madonna was at the beginning of her career, and causing a pop-culture revolution, Lady Gaga has made a splash whose eventual impact can only be imagined, and is most likely underestimated by critics.

But who can blame this young woman for wanting to take the lead in an industry, by using clothing, occasional histrionics or outrageous statements? The fact is that Lady Gaga has demonstrated with her impressive ticket and record sales that she is more than just a girl wrapped in a piece of meat, and behind all the money and publicity machine, there is also a girl who takes the stage in front of thousands of people and does her job.

If you have a long weekend or few days of holidays, come to Barcelona to enjoy the city and maybe come to Lady Gaga's concert! We will find you a place to stay!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

European Poker Tour Barcelona Event Underway

The current stop of the European Poker Tour is being held at the Casino Barcelona located in Barcelona, Spain. The tournament schedule will take place from November 22nd – November 27th.

The buy-ins start at €300 for several of events which is less than last year, so this should please the competitors that will participate in this tournament. There are other events with buy-ins that range from €500 to €3,000, and a high stakes No Limit Hold’em event with a buy-in of €10,000. There is also additional good news for the competitors as this year’s buy-in for the championship event has been lowered to €5,000 compared to €8,000 in last year’s event. There is also a Ladies’ event with a €300 buy-in.

The Barcelona events proved to be popular in last year’s European Poker Tour Barcelona, drawing 1,276 competitors. Each event had over 100 participants, with the championship event drawing a crowd of 479 entrants. With the sizeable turnout of competitors this translated into very good payouts for the scheduled events. The championship Main Event saw the winner collect a gigantic prize of €850,000.

The final table witnessed Carter Phillips take home the €850,000. Second place belonged to Marc Goodwin with winnings of €530,000, and in third place was Santiago Terrazas with €300,000.

This year the casino has announced the event will be taking place in an annex of the Gran Casino at the Arts Hotel, which will provide more room for the event than in previous years. With the lower buy-ins this year and especially with the lower Main Event buy-in this tournament at the Casino Barcelona should be a thrilling place to be in November.

Come to Barcelona for the Poker Tour and rent an apartment close to the Casino or more in the centre!

Monday, 15 November 2010

The leading global event: EIBTM takes place in Barcelona

Where the world meets?
The Global Meeting and Events Exhibition in Barcelona in the end of November

Dates and Opening Times
Tuesday 30 November (10:00 - 18:00)
Wednesday 1 December (10:00 - 19:00)
Thursday 2 December 2010 (10:00 - 17:00)

The Address
Fira Gran Via Barcelona
Recinto Gran Via
Avenida Juan Carles I, 58-64
Hall 3
08908 L'Hospitalet de Llogregat (Barcelona)

Transportation Tickets
Transportation passes for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days for travel between the city and the Fira Gran Via will be available to purchase at the tourist information desk at the Accesso Sud entrance.

Ways to Visit

Hosted Buyers
Eligibility is based on your involvement and influence in budgetary decisions for meetings, incentive travel, international conventions, product launches, staff training or events.

Trade Visitor
Meetings and events industry professionals looking to experience the latest products, services and destinations and build business connections. Register now for free and benefit from fast track entry, free show preview magazine and discounts on travel.

Students are also welcome to attend EIBTM. With a dedicated educational programme designed for students and young professionalsEIBTM provides the opportunity to meet key industry players and develop understanding of the exciting world of meetings and events.

Industry journalists are welcome to attend EIBTM as members of the international press to report on news from the show and global industry. Please note that press registration is for journalists, editors and photographers only, all other non journalistic staff should register as a visitor.

Why Visit EIBTM?
•Meet over 3,000 top international suppliers from over 100 countries across the globe
•Keep up-to-date with industry trends
•Discover new destinations, products and services
•Build and develop business contacts on the show floor and through the several networking events
•Make purchasing decisions
•Develop your knowledge through the extensive Education Programme
•Experience Barcelona - a vibrant city and one of the world's major meetings and events destinations

Rent a cheap apartment and come to visit Barcelona and make part of this incredible event!!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Barcelona City Guide: The Cirque du Soleil in Barcelona

The Barcelona City Guide: The Cirque du Soleil in Barcelona: "Until 02 January, the Cirque du Soleil is setting up shop in Barcelona with Varekai, a spectacular which offers a reinterpretation of the I..."

The Cirque du Soleil in Barcelona

Until 02 January, the Cirque du Soleil is setting up shop in Barcelona with Varekai, a spectacular which offers a reinterpretation of the Icarus myth and pays tribute to the nomadic spirit of circus artists. The Grand Chapiteau, the Canadian circus company's spectacular big tent, will become a magical forest full of fantastic creatures.

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world—a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.

The word Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.

Varekai features down-tempo, chill-out house music with a Latin flavour, inspired by the 2002 production of Varekai.

Espectacle 'Varekai', a càrrec de Cirque du Soleil
From 05/11/2010 to 02/01/2011
Grand Chapiteau (Gran Carpa) a la Plataforma del Zoo Marí
Av Litoral, 99
Sant Martí

Enjoy the Low Season to rent an apartment in Barcelona and see the Spectacle of the Cirque du Soleil in Barcelona!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

International photojournalism exhibition in Barcelona

World Press Photo 2010
International professional photojournalism exhibition

Photographic Social Vision presents for the sixth consecutive year the exhibit World Press Photo to the Barcelona public. The traveling exhibit, which reached 35,000 visitors in Barcelona in 2009, is considered worldwide to be the most important in photojournalism because of the quality of photography and the debate and criticism that the presented work generates. It provides an occasiontosee the social, political, cultural and sport-related events from the last year through the eyes of the current best photojournalists, at the same time that it gives these photojournalists the opportunity to present work frequently censured by governments and the media.

The winning photograph from the current edition, from the Italian Pietro Masturzo, immortalizes the women on the roofs of apartment buildings in Tehran protesting the presidential election results in June, 2009. It is a suggestive image that invites the viewer to discover the story behind it slowly, even though as the author confesses, it was not easy to get published given the reticence of Italian and international editors. It is a story often repeated by other photographers in the exhibit.

The 170 winning photos in the contest enable the public to be informed about the state of the world. The show stands out for its esthetic excellence, informative quality, sensitivity and honesty.

In the words of Silvia Omedes, Director of Photographic Social Vision, “Our foundation celebrates the consolidation of the exhibit in the cultural calendar of
Barcelona because it demonstrates the growing public interest in alternative sources of information.”

For yet another year, the international independent jury formed of 19 members has chosen the winning images from a vast array of participants including photojournalists, press agencies and newspapers from around the world. In the 2010 edition of World Press Photo, 5,847 photographers participated (among which 195 were Spanish) from 128 countries, with 101,960 images submitted in 10 categories: People in the News, Spot News, General News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Arts and Entertainment, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Nature and Portraits.

Photographic Social Vision, the organizing entity for the exhibit in
Barcelona, is a private non-profit foundation that this year is able to bring World Press Photo 2010 to Barcelona through ticket sales, just as it did with the 2009 edition. During the last nine years, the foundation has managed the creation, production and exposition of photojournalist reports and audiovisuals with the objective to inform and create consciousness in society about social realities and problems that receive little attention, and as such encourage public interest in photojournalism. Photographic Social Vision is well known for its coverage of social issues via documentary photography. DOMESTIC, the latest exhibit created and realized by Photographic Social Vision in April of 2010 in the Espai Cultural de Caja Madrid is a clear demonstration of this.

The Dutch foundation World Press Photo has been supporting international photojournalism for more than 50 years, and is the organizer of the most prestigious annual contest for photojournalism. The World Press Photo exhibit is shown annually in more than 80 cities in 40 countries, and is visited by more than 2 million people worldwide. These images educate us, impact us, and above all else they invite us to reflect upon our society. As a result, World Press Photo is an exhibit that communicates values, that generates public opinion year after year through the multiple points of view on surprising and remarkable situations that are selected.

More information:

From 4 November 2010 to 8 December 2010
Opening hours
From Tuesday to Sunday from 11a.m. to 8p.m.
Thusday 11 a.m. at 10 p.m.
Closed on non-holiday Mondays


Exhibition prices
Price to one exhibition: 4,50€

Combined ticket for two or more exhibitions: 6€ / 4,50€
Concession: 3,40€ non-holiday Wednesdays, senior citizens, students and group visits (minimum 20 persons)
Free admission for under –16s, Friends of the CCCB, holders of the Tarjeta Rosa senior citizens card, the unwaged, members of the ICOM and on the first Wednesday of every month, Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come to Barcelona to see and admire this exhibition and rent an apartment close to the museum!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Crystal Castles in Barcelona

Crystal Castles @ SALA APOLO
Sunday, November 7th

Price: 20 € / 23 € Time: 19:00

Don't miss the genius electro band, Crystal Castles.
They are playing in
Barcelona, this sunday, november 7th.

Here are their story:
In the summer of 2004, Crystal Castles, the duo settled in Ontario and trained by Ethan Kath and Alice Glass, began his career brought to market by a few limited edition singles (which sold out immediately) and playing concerts for people found out by "word of mouth." In 2008, when they released their eponymous album, the duo had already thousands of fans around the world, attracted by the enigma that covered their electronic music and dance, which had an exclusive brand and uncompromising intensity . Received much attention from the media, Crystal Castles appeared in the press with reviews in Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, NME, Mojo and XLR8R among other international impacts. And that's how the UK public quickly rose to # 3 on NME's list of "50 best albums of the decade." Overcoming the media subgenres of "nu-rave" and "8 bit" prevailing in 2008, Crystal Castles influenced a new generation of electronic artists involved and by no restrictive labels to describe the music or the punk attitude, or electronic noise. During 2008 and 2009 Crystal Castles toured worldwide and will attend again this year during the summer festivals, including Glastonbury and Reading / Leeds, where certain repeated actions as sweeping as his last appearance at the Festival SOS 4.8 of Murcia. Its new and very recent album Crystal Castles II was produced by Ethan Kath in places as diverse as a church in Iceland, a self-built cabin in northern Ontario or in a garage behind a shop "24 hours" abandoned in Detroit . With the band in a moment of creative brilliance, aesthetic nihilism and diversity in their work suggest that the intentions of Crystal Castles and their potential is far greater now than at any previous time. And his concerts, where squander and destroy all their energy and attitude.

Come to Barcelona, and listen to Crystal Castles and much more concerts!