What’s on in November in Barcelona?

Will you be in Barcelona this November, studying Spanish with us? Are you still wondering what you will be doing in your free time? Although some things are still a little bit different this autumn, you for sure will not get bored for one minute! Here are some cool suggestions…

  • The Llum Bcn Festival (November 5th–7th): Llum BCN, which started in 2012 and arrived to Poblenou in 2018, is a unique event due to its artistic installations, in which the great European light festivals are reflected. However, it continues to work to be the engine and showcase of new artistic paths around technology and light. During three nights, the festival will meet different creative artists who come from different disciplines: art, lighting design and interactive environments, architecture, expanded audiovisual and live arts. However, this years edition of Llum BCN has spaces with limited capacity. It is recommended to make a prior reservation to be able to plan the visit, choose the time and improve the quality of the experience. You can check all the news about the program and reservations on the website and the Llum BCN application.

  • Visit the World Press Photo 2021 exhibition: The most recognized photojournalism exhibition in the world, which brings together the winners works of the World Press Photo photography and digital narrative competitions, is back in Barcelona. The exhibition presents all the awarded photographs and multimedia pieces, mostly unpublished in our country, which have been chosen for their exceptional visual quality and offer different perspectives on global news.

  • The Asian Film Festival Barcelona (until November the 7th): The AFFBCN is a plural and representative cinema festival of the geographical, political, economic and cultural diversity of an unequal continent: Asia. This year the festival program brings to the national public productions of different cultures and ethnic groups that come to us from Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific, allowing the audience to take a trip from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, to Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India , Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia, Korea, and the list goes on. You can also buy the tickets at www.filmin.es.
  • Visit Museums: The museums are now open with a 100% capacity. ¡CCCB, MACBA, Picasso, Joan Miró, Cosmo Caixa are worth a visit!
  • Get excited with “Billy Elliot”: The Musical, one of the most exciting shows in the world, arrives to Teatro Victoria in Barcelona after eleven years in London, four years on Broadway and three years in Madrid. It tells the story of Billy, a young boy born in a town of the north of England where men practice boxing and work in the mine. None of them dance or have ambitions such as performing at the Royal Ballet School. But Billy is different. Raised by a widowed father, without the affection of a mother, he does not like boxing and is captivated by the grace and wonder of ballet. With fierce determination he will fight to achieve his dreams, reuniting his family and giving faith to a community devastated by the tumultuous end of the British mining industry. You can’t miss this show of incredible live music and the best ballet dancers. Tickets and more info available on the official website.

  • Learn more about Frida Kahlo: The IDEAL is a cultural center dedicated to the production and exhibition of digital arts. There you’ll be able to live the first immersive experience focused on the biography of one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Frida Kahlo, a woman capable of overcoming adversity thanks to her strength, rebellion and talent, opens the doors to her intimacy, her history, her thoughts, her environment and the events that marked her life from an early age until she became an inescapable reference of the twentieth century, in a unique combination of digital arts, large format projections, virtual reality and classic exhibition environments. You can buy the tickets online here.

  • Watch some flamenco with “De Cajón!”: The DeCajón festival returns to Barcelona once again! It is one of the most important flamenco festivals in our city and has always been characterized by having one of the best programs on the music scene. Famous names such as Diego el Cigala, Los Farruco and Enrique Morente have been on its stages. This new edition presents a program where the great world stars are mixed with the new emerging talents. You can buy the tickets to all their performances on this website.
  • Take a walk through the most famous flea market in Barcelona (November the 14th): “The Flea” is a monthly second-hand market where things (such as clothes, accessories, CDs, books, household appliances, etc.) are sold for a small fee. It takes place in Plaça de Blanquerna (El Raval), near the Metro stop Drassanes (L3) every second Sunday of the month.

  • The Barcelona International Jazz Festival: The Barcelona International Jazz Festival is a world reference in its genre. You can attend free concerts, master classes by leading figures, interesting conferences, and meetings with artists… Lots of shows and parallel activities which offer multiple options to enjoy good music and the passion for jazz! Check the program on the website.
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