Thursday, 31 December 2015

Become a writer about culture, art, food, music, design, architecture...

Are you an aspiring writer? a voraciuos reader? a travel junkie? a lover of all things culture? Then The Culture Trip is your place, it gives you the opportunity to become part of your city's cultural community as a reader, writer or explorer.

The Culture Trip is an online platform dedicated to all things about culture across the globe, with over 155 countries covered and hubs in Paris, NY, Tel Aviv, Brussels, London, San Francisco, Mumbai, Melbore and Barcelona to name a few.

As an English speaking network in Barcelona, AuNZ.Cat has been contacted by them. Tara Jessop, Director of Culture at The Culture Trip, invites us to become new contributors and write articles for this site.

This is not a job opportunity (there is no financial remuneration of any sorts) but it's quite simply an opportunity for those who want to write about their favourite cultural topics in Barcelona (and/or the rest of Catalonia, Australia, New Zealand). They welcome first timers and hobbyists, but there are also a few professional freelancers working with them as a way to gain exposure (the have 2 million+ monthly readers).

Not just local writers but also talented photographers, and videographers are welcome.

Give a try!

Happy New Year 2016

As the New Year approaches us with new hopes, AuNZ.Cat is wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful year ahead. Happy New Year !

Friday, 25 December 2015

Catalan TV in English

There is a channel which broadcasts an hour in English everyday. Programmes are about news, interviews, debates, etc. The channel is El Punt Avui Televisió and all the programmes are identified with the label "English hour".

A list of some of the programmes you can watch (TV or internet):

Every Monday and Friday they review what's happening in the world of current affairs. Learn about the most relevant local and international stories, and what's more, all in English.

Each Monday, Neil Stokes talks to a different public figure, including artists, sports people, politicians and actors, for whom English is an everyday reality.

Every Wednesday, Catalonia Today editor Marcela Topor interviews well-known foreign residents in Catalonia. From writers and musicians to entrepreneurs and officials, the interviews provide a unique perspective on living and working in Catalonia.

Foreign residents are also the focus every Friday, when Catalonia Today's Nicole Millar talks to people from a variety of countries and ways of life about their experiences of adapting to life in Catalonia.

Every Tuesday, UK journalist Barney Griffiths hosts a discussion of the beautiful game with different guests. After reviewing the previous weekend's football action, the panel also looks ahead to what is coming up in the domestic and European leagues.

Hosted by British writer Matthew Tree, this roundtable debate airs every Thursday. Every week Matthew is joined by differents guests. Including Liz Castro, Patricia Gabancho and Martin Kirby, among others, who discuss the most important events of the week.

Coordinated by Marta Andreu, the Class follows a group of primary school pupils in Barcelona's Nou Barris neighbourhood and their efforts to learn English. The 15-minute show airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Following The Class is Storytime. Produced by Playtime and the British Council, the 10-minute programme has different teachers from the British Council's Young Learners Centre telling a children's story in English.

Merry Xmas!