Saturday, 30 April 2011

The Penedès Agenda - May 2011

Folk Culture (Cultura Popular)

May 1, at 12:30 at Cap de Vila of Sitges: human towers by Jove de Sitges, Castellers d’Esplugues and Castellers de Sants (Sant Jordi). Read more in Catalan.

May 1, at 12:00 in the plaça Pius XII of Igualada: human towers by Moixiganguers d’Igualada, Castellers de Sant Cugat and Sagals d’Osona (Anniversari). Read more in Catalan.

May 15, at 12:00 in plaça de la Vila of Vilafranca del Penedès: human towers by Castellers de Vilafranca, Xicots de Vilafranca, Colla Jove Xiquets de Vilafranca and Castellers d’Altafulla (Fires de maig). Read more in Catalan.

May 15, at 13:00 in l’Arboç (Ermita Sant Antoni Abad): human towers by Minyons de l’Arboç. Read more in Catalan.

May 29, at 12:00 in plaça Milà i Fontanals of Vilafranca del Penedès: human towers by Xicots de Vilafranca (El Firal). Read more in Catalan.

Other events

May 3: The second Champions Leage Semifinal and the fourth Clàssic - FC Barcelona-Real Madrid - of four in just a few weeks time. Expect sreets throughout Catalonia to be empty and bars with TV screens to be full. Read more in English

May 7-8: in Vilanova i la Geltrú: the Final Four of the Roller Hockey Cup CERS – with Club Patí Vilanova, SL Benfica, AE Física and HC Braga. Read more in Catalan

May 7-8: the Sports Aeronautics Competition of Igualada (Certamen Aerosport). Read more in English (!)

May 7-8: the Rose Competition of el Vendrell (Concurs de Roses) combined with a flower market.
Read more in Catalan.

May 13-15: the multisectoral trade fair Fires de Maig in Vilafranca del Penedès. Read more in Catalan.

May 21 in Igualada: the 2011 Seminar Day by the blogger community Penedesfera. Read more in Catalan

May 22: Municipal elections throughout Catalonia and other parts of Spain.

May 27-29: Trapezi/Vilanova – the annual Circus festival of Vilanova i la Geltrú. Find here the full program in Catalan.

May 28 at 20:45: Football - Champions Leage Final at Wembley: Manchester United - FC Barcelona (throughout Catalonia streets will be empty and bars with TV screens will be full).
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The Penedès Agenda is a collection of events which I recommend to foreigners (expats or tourists) who want to explore Penedès or events which I consider important from a – highly subjective – international perspective. It is biased towards the comarca Garraf (Sitges and Vilanova) but also covers Alt Penedès, Baix Penedès and Anoia.

The agenda posts are up-dated whenever I learn about new things. To the greatest extent possible will I link back to official pages for information on time and locations and cannot guarantee the correctness of the data presented.

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