This Thursday Guiri On The Grid hosts Lucy and Hannah, the talented minds behind Hush Hush Comedy! Hush Hush comedy is a show that is part of the popular Barcelona comedy community called Just Kidding. Although comedy is their passion, both of these talented women led eclectic double lives. Lucy, originally from the Dominican Republic is a “medical resident by day and comic by night”. Hannah, originally form the United States, is an active member of the comedy community and is part of multiple comedy groups. Hannah and Lucy carefully select each comic that performs at the Hush Hush comedy shows to ensure only the highest quality for their audience. The comedic duo were brought together by their mutual admiration for each other’s performances and a shared passion for comedy. Today, we find out how this all female comedy show, combines unique venues and top performers to transform a regular show into a comedic experience. Also tune in to learn more about Barcelona comedy scene; differences between English and Spanish comedy, the life of a performing comedian, the story behind the name Hush Hush and much more!
Today we are talking about the Art Bike Tours in Barcelona, a unique and relaxed way to see the city and the galleries it has to offer. Our guest is Duda Faria, co-founder of Art Bike Tours. Originally from Brazil, she started this business with two Barcelona locals as a way to offer visitors and locals alike a way to see amazing art in a genuine way. The tour is offered on three different routes and six different languages. Tour-goers can choose between Montjuic and Raval, Eixample, and Ciutat Vella, each with its own unique gallery spaces.
To find out more about the tours visit artbiketour.com
Catch this week’s podcast with Hortense Giraud, the powerful woman behind MyBarrio. This week’s topic; innovative fashion concepts. Hortense is the founder of MyBarrio, an on and offline space and collective bringing together creative individuals and design lovers. The project is dedicated to connecting these people and to hunt local design treasures around the Barcelona area.
This morning, Thursday, March 9th People On The Grid meet with a strong, passionate and successful entrepreneur Mar Cònsul Espona. Mar’s work experience is the envy of any individual in the business world. She is led by her passions and has a thirst for learning and new experiences. Born in Barcelona, these passions and her adventurous soul took her to Boulder, Colorado, for the skiing, then to Hong Kong in 2005. Continue reading “People On The Grid with Mar Cònsul Espona”
As of November 25th, the lights in Barcelona have been turned on. That can only mean one thing: It’s officially Christmas time. Every year, this city is filled to the brim with celebrations, festivals and markets that are sure to put anyone in the Christmas mood.
If this is your first Christmas in the Catalan capital, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know.
Fresh Air; our parents forced it on us as kids saying it was “good for us”. Turns out our parents were right. It is. A widely cited study from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that individuals living within 1 kilometre of green space are less likely to experience depression. Other studies have found links between spending time in nature and improved immune system, better sleep and heightened memory function.
To claim that technology brings us together has become somewhat of a cliché. But recent years have seen the growth of the sharing economy, in where technology has — literally — brought people together.
Barcelona has never been a city to shy away from innovation, and its got hundreds of startups to prove it. It is fair to say that Barcelona is a testing grounds for this new way of life, where any two people can be connected by a smartphone.
Lets look at some of the coolest startups in Barcelona that are making the sharing economy a tangible way of life:
The internet of things has been hailed as the next big innovation to change the world. The premise if fairly simple; everyday objects (like fridges or traffic lights) would be able to send and receive information. Basically, we’re moving towards a world where fridges will message you when you’re low on milk.
Moving past the frivolities of everyday life, the internet of things can optimize the ways we build cities. Barcelona, specifically, has been a trailblazer in this field.
Everybody likes to be apart of something. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a psychological and sociological explanation that humans have social needs – to feel connected and loved and respected. Looking to find your place in Barcelona. Here are 5 quirky subcultures in Barcelona!
As psychological research piles up, the public is becoming more aware of the dangers entailed with loneliness. Due to the individualism of cities, people are becoming more and more isolated from their neighbors, friends, and family.