Trash People in Barcelona

Trash People, Barcelona

Trash People, Plaza Real Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton

Only for a week, until June 9, we have 300 of HA Schult's Trash People adorning the Plaza Real in the city centre.

Constructed mostly out of tin cans with the odd computer component thrown in, they occupy most of the square. "We live in the trash time: we produce trash and we become trash. Therefore HA Schult's 'Trash People' are images of ourselves", according to the Trash People website (link below).

To be honest, I'd have been more impressed if they didn't appear to be mass-produced, weren't laid out in rigidly straight lines and weren't all the same height… Perhaps I'm missing something!

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Sting at the Friday Club

Sting at the Friday Club

Sting and the Police at this week's Friday Club (June 8th)

Yeah, ok, Sting won't actually be here in person, but if you're a fan and failed miserably to get one of the 55,000 tickets that went on sale for the Police Barcelona concert on September 27, come along for an evening of music at this week's Friday Club language exchange.

About the Friday Club
The Friday Club meets every Friday, 19.00 to 21.00, in the bar at IH Barcelona.

>> Other Barcelona concerts on our Barcelona-Online directory

Igor Mitoraj exhibitions

Igor Mitoraj in Barcelona

Igor Mitoraj exhibition, until July 1, on Rambla Catalunya, Barcelona | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska

Igor Mitoraj's enormous, enigmatic sculptures with their air of myth have made me feel like I'm at home again.

The work of the famous Polish artist influenced me a lot when I lived in Cracow, Poland, and I had these monuments right outside my apartment. It's a pleasure, and great a sensation, that now my new home — Barcelona — is hosting the exhibition and to see the reactions of pedestrians charmed by the stories of Icarus and Pegasus again.

Igor Mitoraj, CaixaForum, Barcelona

Sculpture by Igor Mitoraj at the CaixaForum | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska

You can see more work by Igor Mitoraj [Wikipedia] at the CaixaForum, one of the most popular art museums in Barcelona, on Montjuic, just up from the Plaza España.

>> More on What's on in Barcelona from our Barcelona directory

>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #6

¡Reciclemos!

Susana Ortiz

Hoy es Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

Nuestra compañera, Susana Ortiz, profesora de español en IH, es muy creativa y le encanta reciclar, como podemos comprobar en la sala de profesores cada mañana.

Creíamos que hasta para Susana el papel de la trituradora supondría un reto, pero no: "Una peluca, relleno para cojines… En clase para apuntar frases, escribir una chuleta para un examen, ¡mil cosas!" nos dice.

¿Una web para el día del medio ambiente…? "La de MyFootPrint.org… pero haz la encuesta en español!"

Las aficiones de Susana: "Bricolaje y decorar la casa".