On October 27th 2017, the Spanish government dramatically shut down the Catalan parliament and issued arrest warrants for all its ministers – including its President, Carles Puigdemont – for holding an illegal referendum. Join us on a captivating talk around Barcelona to explore the roots of the Catalan Independence movement. When demonstrators shout ´Visca Catalunya!´ (Long Live Catalonia!), what lies behind those passionate cries? And how widespread is their support? We’ll consider Catalonia’s situation after the War of 1714, and its subsequent cultural suppression under the Civil War victor, and Spanish dictator, General Francisco Franco. We investigate what possible resolutions can emerge from this standoff. Our expert will take you on an unforgettable journey to examine the heart of Catalonia: a singular place, a common history, and a pressing national dilemma.