PICK OF THE WEEK: Andorra (Pyrenees)

Main places:

Andorra la VellaEscaldes-EngordanySan Julia de LoriaLa MassanaOrdinoEncampCanilloPas de la Casa

Gala of the St. Petersburg Ballet. Thursday, 2nd November at 21h in the Centre Cultural of Sant Julià de Lòria. (35€ with a 10% discount for owners of carnet jove, targeta magna and group tickets for 12 pax or more.) Stars of the White Nights includes prima ballerina Yulia Makhalina. Makhalina is a principal dancer of the Kirov/Mariinsky ballet. She has danced some 40 roles and performed  as a soloist at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, The Royal Danish Ballet, Berlin’s Deutsche Opera, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and at the Paris Opera. The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre was founded in 1994 by the Russian entrepreneur Konstantin Tachkin for the purpose of performing classical  Russian ballet to audiences worldwide.

CANSTANYADA – ROAST CHESTNUTS: Tuesday, 31st October. Each year Andorra’s very popular Autumn festival coincides with Halloween and All Saints Day. You can find free paper cones of hot roasted chestnuts at the following times and places.






Thor Ragnarok. Monday, 30th October – Thursday, 2nd November at 19.45 at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston,  Cate Blanchett. The Story: Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.


Garden by the young artist Ivan Forcadell. Until Saturday, 4th November at the Galeria Pilar Riberaygua, Centre Historic, Andorra la Vella. Ivan Forcadell, came originally from the Canary Islands but is now based in Barcelona. For the first time in its history the gallery will be transformed to welcome his exhibition. Throughout his short life Forcadell has been able to count on numerous ‘big name’ collaborators from the world of fashion and design. With the title GARDEN, the artist presents a series of paintings, illustrations and sculptures stylistically positioned somewhere between the kitsch and the naïf and inspired by the animal and vegetable world. Forcadell creates from the point of view of a philosophy of “no problem” to bring some happiness to the people who study his work. He is in favour of creating evocative surroundings so as to avoid leaving the public indifferent and that is why he has transformed the gallery into a garden: real lawns, coloured walls, a pool and even a sound installation by the highly innovative Andorran, Lluís Casahuga, so as to reach out to the spectator through as many senses as possible.

Taulé LUX Until Sunday, 5th November at the Government exhibition hall ARTALROC, Escldes-Engordany. After a career spanning fifty-one years, Antoni Taulé exhibits for the first time in Andorra with paintings and photographs made between 1973 and 2016. Antoni Taulé  is one of the most relevant figures in current contemporary art. Born in Sabadell in 1945, he lives and works in Paris. He studied architecture and devoted himself to that profession before dedicating himself fully to painting and photography. His works have been seen in many museums, galleries and cultural centres around the world and they form part of collections of important institutions such as the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Paris and MACBA in Barcelona. He has received numerous awards and was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by François Mitterrand.  Taulé’s  works reveal an enigmatic world of his own, placed in front of wide, gloomy, architectural spaces, illuminated by intense, dazzling, theatrical light. These are timeless scenes, inhabited by isolated, solitary characters, immobilized halfway between sleep and awakening.

Culturally yours,



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