Barcelona's number one gay-oriented festival has lots to offer as well as fun, including art tours, exhibitions, talks and sport.
The Circuit Festival, which is taking place this year from 5 to 20 August, has consolidated its position as one of the world's leading gay-oriented festivals, and this tenth annivery promises to be a record edition, attracting people from all around the world. Everybody now knows all about the festival's parties, which take place in swimming pools, clubs and beaches, but the event's cultural programme also includes everything from exhibitions and talks to movie screenings. For example, there are four art exhibitions, including the tenth anniversary of the ‘Projecte Gènere’ at the Centro de Arte Mutuo, Brian Eno's artworks at Arts Santa Mònica and the photographic exhibition ‘Fetitxes’ at Valid Foto, and much more besides.
If you're into films, you have two film forums focused on the work of Marina Khan at the Fundació Enllaç and at Texas cinemas, with a documentary on gay seniors. Also on the programme is a tour of the Raval neighbourhood on 6 and 13 August with the aim of reviewing the persecution of gays in Barcelona from the Middle Ages until now. Workshops will also be present, with one on gay love led by Gabriel J. Martín, as well as sports competitions and talks at Palau Marc on pleasure and health, intra-gender violence and the challenges of the future for the LGBTI community.
More information is available at the following link. All of the activities are free of charge except the sports ones which require registration.
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