Snowflake, the white gorilla, (Floquet de Neu, el goril·la blanc); is currently being filmed in Barcelona. It is a film that mixes the story of the albino gorilla’s early days in Barcelona with fantasy. Animals in 3D interact with real people to create a film which aims to commemorate the most famous gorilla in the world.
In the 1960, Snowflake, the most famous gorilla in the world due to his albino fur, arrived at Barcelona zoo. It certainly wasn’t easy for him to adapt to being with the other gorillas.
So just imagine, due to the problems he had adapting to life with the other gorillas, Floquet decided to go in search of a witch who would make him black. This is the premise of the film Floquet de Neu, el goril·la blanc, which is currently being filmed in Barcelona: el Zoo, el Parc Güell, el Parc de la Ciutadella or el barrio de Gràcia.
The film, directed by Andrés G. Schaer, mixes the story of the gorilla’s early days in Barcelona zoo with fantasy. And what better way to do so, and at the same time recreate the animal, than in 3D.
It is thanks to this technology that Floquet de Neu comes back to life and lives alongside real people. Among them, Pere Ponce, the ‘baddy’ of the film and Elsa Pataky, the Witch of the North, who Floquet will ask to grant his wish to become black.
My girlfriend and I stayed at the B-Hotel in Barcelona for 3 nights, it was amazing. Very conveniently located to all the transports (bus, metro, taxi).The rooms are very nice and modern, the best part is the roof top pool and bar, you get nice view of Plaza D’Espanya. Staff is very helpful and friendly, one recommendation is Tapas 24, a great restaurant where the food is absolutely amazing.
Sacha K., June 2010.
June 11, 2010 by admin
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Núñez i Navarro Hotels will offer you for free the FIFA World Cup matches on TV. We have all the matches, all the national teams, both on the Group Stage and the Rounds of 16, Quarters, Semifinals and the World Final of July 11th.
The FIFA World Cup, also called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not contested because of World War II.
Seven nations have won the title. Brazil have won the World Cup a record five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. Italy, the current champions, have won four titles, and Germany are next with three titles. The other former champions are Uruguay, winners of the inaugural tournament, and Argentina, with two titles each, and England and France, with one title each.
Stay at our nine hotels in Barcelona city center and follow your national team from your hotel room in Barcelona !!
We are a young couple, stayed in Barcelona, B-Hotel for 5 nights during May 2010. The hotel was really nice, clean, hitech and very modern. Also, the location of the hotel is very good. It is very close to metro (only 2 minutes walk) and very close to the Montjuic Mountain and its famous fountain. The breakfast was delicious, extra-large and with a very big variety. The only negative was a slight smell in the halls of the floors, perhaps due to the cleaning of the carpet. Last but not least, the terrace with the swimming pool and the incredible view was beautiful!
Experience written by Nikos-Irene, June 2010.
Boston Ballet is a leading company perform both classical and contemporary dance and is led by acclaimed Finnish Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. Based at the Boston Opera House, it boasts the largest ballet school in North America.
Forty-five dancers from Boston Ballet make their first stop in Barcelona, before embarking on a five-week tour of Spain. Unique to the city, four diverse and original works have been selected from their two programmes: one piece by master choreographer George Balanchine and four pieces from their Made in Boston programme, most of which were created specifically for the company.
Russian-born George Balanchine (1904-1983) was a hugely influential figure in the development of 20th century ballet. Founder of the New York City Ballet, he also helped establish Boston Ballet in 1963. From the Made in Boston programme: Boston Ballet’s resident choreographer Jorma Elo presents Brake the Eyes, where ballet at breakneck speeds serves to parody the nature of dance itself.
Canadian choreographer Sabrina Matthews’ ein von viel is set to the Goldberg Variations of Johann Sebastian Bach, and is a challenging piece for two athletic male dancers.
‘Ultimate Balanchine’, by Boston Ballet perform Ballo della Regina
From 08/06/2010 to 13/06/2010
Coliseum Theatre -> GranVia de les Corts Catalanes, 595
Nous avons passé 4 jours fin mai au B-Hotel de Barcelone et vraiment nous n’avons eu que du bonheur!!Un hotel idéalement situé, un personnel attentif et cordial, un petit déjeuner comme nous en avons rarement connu, une chambre magnifique (et quel lit!!), une piscine sur le toit. Enfin rien à dire de plus. Un hotel de rêve pour un week end réussi.
Merci et pour sûr nous reviendrons.
Pierre C. Marseille, Juin 2010.
Just wanted to thank for the great service during our recent stay at your Hotel Granvia in Barcelona.
We were just finishing up a Rick Steve’s Tour and wanted to spend a few days revisiting Barcelona on our own. When we arrived, receptionist couldn’t find our reservation but he quickly found us rooms and offered to give us complimentary breakfast the next day.
The hotel itself was a grand old building with a beautiful Salon and a lovely patio. We loved the location which put us so close to Placa de Catalunya, buslines and the metro. The breakfast was an excellent start to the day and everyone was so helpful answering our questions and making suggestions.
We look forward to returning to Barcelona again and will recommend the hotel to our friends.
Experience emailed by Christie Smith and Ron Cohen. June, 2010.
Last wednesday, 2nd June, started the inaugural concert in the latest “Music in the Parks” cycle, organised by the Barcelona City Council Environment Area, with a performance by the Sant Andreu Jazz Band – the youngest big band in Europe – in the Teatre Grec Gardens.
The concert has opened new “Music in the Parks” programme. Now a traditional event, this year it aims to reach more people by raising the number of city parks holding the concerts to eight, doubling last year’s total.
It includes three parallel programmes, classical music, jazz and sessions by the Banda Municipal de Música of Barcelona, and these run from 2 June until 25 August.
There are 28 concerts in this year’s cycle. The Municipal Band’s concerts will take place in the Creueta del Coll, Diagonal Mar, Barceloneta and Guineueta parks. Turó Parc, the Príncep de Girona Gardens and the Hivernacle (Winter Garden) in Parc de la Ciutadella will hold the classical music concerts, while the Drets Humans (Human Rights) Gardens and the Hivernacle will hold the jazz sessions. The Municipal Band concerts start at 8 pm and the classical music and jazz concerts begin at 10 pm. All concerts are free and in the open air and you don’t need to book in advance.
The summer park concert programme came about fifteen years ago. The aim is top bring quality music to every kind of audience and to encourage performers by young musicians, while promoting the possibilities offered by parks as meeting places and recreational areas on summer nights and evenings.
Sponsored by DAMM Free, the event is being collaborated on by Cespa, UME Unión Musical, El Periódico, Time Out, Aigües Veri, the Conservatori del Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC).
Every Friday this summer, from 4 June to the second week of September, there will be a Mecal Air screening, an initiative of the Barcelona International Short Film Festival (Mecal), a new culinary event.
The opening session will feature the best of last year’s festival. Then, there will be a themed programme every Friday, ranging from extreme radical animation to explosive shorts.
Apart from films, another feature of the festival will be music, to create a summery atmosphere that will help you to switch from the city. Remember, each session starts at 8 pm.
Tickets cost 5 euros but if you bring a discount flyer with you, you’ll only have to fork out 2 euro
Mecal Website: http://www.mecalbcn.org
We are young couple were staying for 4 nights in B-Hotel Barcelona. The hotel is modern, stylish, staff is friendly and helpful. Our B-room was nice-hitech desined with interesting light. We enjoyed the location-everything is close to hotel: metro station, shops, railway station and the Center is just 10 min walk from it. And of course the terrace with pool! It is wonderful! so, I can say B-hotel is the best choise in Barcelona especially for young people!
Experience added by Elena T., June 2010