Radio Workshops for Children


To celebrate its 35rd anniversary, ‘l’Altra ràdio’ of Radio 4, together with La Mandarina de Newton and with the support of the Catalan Society of Sci-fi and Fantasy organize during May, a series of activities at the Mandarina Space.


Two workshops for children, during which they will have the opportunity to learn how radio-broadcasting works. These will be a firsthand radio experience that will also let them learn the importance of communicating in and outside the recording studio. Finally, and because these activities are organised together with FantasTIC short stories contest, the kids will also have the opportunity to broadcast a short story written specially for the occasion by the writer Jordi de Manuel.


The workshops are aimed for children from 7 years old, interested in discovering how radio works, in learning the best tips and tricks to become a great radio host and to coordinate the team during a live radio-broadcasting…


The two workshops are complementary and each lasts 1h30.

Wednesday, May 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The price is 10 euros/kid and includes the two workshops. You can find registration form here. Places are limited!


At the Mandarina Space. Carrer Montseny, 12, Gracia, 08012, Barcelona


Finally, on May 27, l’Altra Ràdio program will be broadcasted live at the Mandarina Space. This will be also an unique opportunity for some of the workshops attendees, as they will be broadcasting live for the program what they have prepared during the practical sessions.

After the program there will be a little party, open to anyone interested in celebrating with us the 35th anniversary of the l’Altra Ràdio program, the tech and audiovisuals dedicated radio program.

You are all invited to join us!

Culturnautes - CCCB Summer Camps

Apart from our own Summer Camp at the Mandarina Space, we will be also offering another Summer Camp, Culturnautes, together with CCCB. Two different options for your kids, both ‘made by’ La Mandarina de Newton.



A journey through the galaxy of contemporary culture!

A summer camp organized by CCCB and La Mandarina de Newton, in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council and Obra Social ‘la Caixa’.

Tell stories with images, reinvent the city through theater, make an experimental short-film in honor to Alice in Wonderland, build the house where you would like to live and enhance your human skills inspired by the new advances on science and technology.

Explorers will be grouped according to their ages: 6 to 10 years old and 11 to 14 years old.

During the Summer Camp we will be working on the different lines developed at the exhibitions and activities that took place at CCCB throughout 2015. We will explore them through workshops and other recreational activities at different spaces in CCCB.

We will offer a creation lab with a high dosis of experimentation and new formats. Culture with a high content of technology that will help us understand our present.


Culturnautes consists of five weeks, five proposals with an independent but complementary content. They are a joint proposal of CCCB and the GR, A Home in Progress Film, La Mandarina de Newton, El globus vermell and Teatro de los Sentidos.

Registrations are for weeks and they are open from April 18 until June 15.

<<Check all info here.>>

'Passió per…' (Passion for…)

A couple of months ago the Fundació Collserola organized a meeting in which professionals from different disciplines and backgrounds shared their passion for their jobs with the high school students from Avenç School. This was also a unique opportunity for the students to share their concerns about their future professional choices and have some of their questions answered by successful professionals.

Within the invited speakers there was Irene Lapuente, who explained students her academic background and the origins of the company she runs, La Mandarina de Newton. She also shared her experience as a student, the decisions she made and how, in her opinion, the doubts and concerns students usually have at the time of taking decisions related to their professional path, are just part of the game!

The invited speakers of this meeting were:
- Jaume Abella (Telecommunication Engineer)
- Mireia Sopena (Degree in Catalan Philology)
- Jaume Betrian (Degree in Administration and Business Managing)
- Irene Lapuente (Degree in Physics)
- Gemma Marfany (Doctor in Biology)
- Xavier Roqué (Degree in Physics and Science Historian)

Here you can watch the video of meeting and listen to the advices and some interesting stories of these professionals.



Big Bang Data Workshops in Madrid

Taller Big Bang Databo

After the success of the exhibition at  CCCB (Barcelona), BigBangData is now at  Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, where it will remain open to de public from March 14th until May 24th.

As it happened in Barcelona, during this period La Mandarina de Newton will be traveling to Madrid  to deliver a series of technological workshops that we specially designed for the exhibition Big Bang Data.

We will be running three different workshops during March and April: “We are the Cyberspace“, “Geolocation!” and “Fingerprints and Satellites“. These are workshops for families with children willing to raise awareness, in a entertaining and dynamic way, about the traces we leave behind as Internet users,  for example the ones known as Big data.

We are the Cyberspace

We live in a highly technological and hyperconnected society. We are ourselves, voluntarily or not, an important source of data.

In this workshop we explore the concept of Data: What is Data? Data are sets of quantitative and qualitative values attributed to certain variables. Do we have Data? Of course we do! From de most numerical data, such as our height, weight or corporal temperature, etc., to the most qualitative ones, such as our favourite color, or the music we love, etc.

Starting from de concept of Data and its relation with the individuals, we will generate sets of information: What is information? Structured, organized and interpreted Data. Is information important? It certainly is! Information can lead us to knowledge. Knowing our environment can help us working with it in our favor.

Dates: March 22nd and April 26th.
Hours: from 10:00 to 12:00.


Many of us live in cities, but often we don’t give it too much importance and we interact with our urban environment in a quite utilitarian and not so much analytical attitude. This workshop wants to give the opportunity to look at our cities in a new way, as spaces filled with data, information and knowledge. On the other hand, it also explores the concept of geolocation and interpretative framework.

In this workshop we will also briefly explore the concept of Data. What is Data? Data are sets of quantitative and qualitative values attributed to certain variables. Our cities are full of Data: cleanliness and pollution levels, population levels, building typologies, etc.

In order to let the group get to know and explore its surrounding environment, we propose the free walks around the Espacio Fundacion Telefónica, aiming to allow them collect, share and analyze their own Data.

Dates: March 22nd and April 26th.
Hours: from 12:15 to 14:15.

Fingerprints and Satellites

Thanks to the information and communication technologies, local data can be acceded worldwide. We can find behavioral patterns from anywhere in the world and understand the planet as a single entity. In this workshop we will explore concepts such as data crossing.

Dates: March 22nd and April 26th.
Hours: from 15:00 to 17:30h.

More information and registrations here.

Summer Camps: June 29 - July 17

Summer is coming and so are holidays!

This year La Mandarina de Newton once again will offer to your children, the opportunity to begin their holidays in a different and fun way.

We offer them three weeks full of engaging educational and leisure activities: science, technology, audiovisuals, programming, excursions, swimming, circus… And much, much more! Fun, experimentation, creativity, games… They will have a great time and they will re-discover their environment!

To ensure that your kids make the most of these two weeks, the activities will be conducted with a small group of 10 to 12 children. Moreover, we will have a team of qualified and experienced instructors and professionals for each scope.


When: Monday to Friday, from June 29 to July 17
Time: from 10:00h to 17:00h
For Whom: Children starting from 7 y.o.

  • 220€ / 1 week
  • 415€ / 2 weeks
  • 600€ / 3 weeks

Here you can check the program (later on, we will give more details about the excursions) for these three weeks:


Important notes:

  1. The contents and topics of activities, workshops and excursions will NOT be repeated during the 2-week period.
  2. The price includes all activities and institutions entries (parks, swimming-pool, etc..). The price does not include meals. We suggest that they bring their own food.
  3. Registration will not be considered effective until payment of at least half ofthe registration fee. We offer a flexible payment schedule.
  4. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, until the places are filled.


Do not miss it!

Registrations Here!


Do you have any question?
Do not hesitate to contact us:
Phone – 93 667 37 74
E-Mail –
Or at our space (Calle Montseny, 12, 08012, Gracia, Barcelona)

New Workshops' Agenda at the Mandarina Space: 3rd quarter 2014/2015

From April 14 (until June 19, 2015), at the Mandarina Space we will start the new quarter full of activities! We keep with our offer for all ages and with our theme days: the Tech Tuesdays, the Cinematographic Wednesdays and the Scientific Thursdays!!

Here you can find more details about these activities:

Technologic Tuesdays

17:30-18:30h: BIG PROGRAMMERS!

Programming workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Working in a creative and funny way, we will learn the basic tools needed to build simple video games using the programing language of Scratch.

19:00-20:30h: OUTSMART YOUR WORLD!

Creative programming workshop with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D printer for teenagers and adults (from age 13). If you want that the lights for your dining room light change color when you receive an email or you want to check the temperature of your home when you are out using your phone phone, this is your workshop! We will work with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and programming concepts to create and adapt technology to our needs. And with our new 3D printer you can finally give shape to you ideas!

Cinematographic Wednesdays


Audiovisual  and stop motion workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years old. We will learn to create characters, make scripts, scenery design and to create animations using stop motion and the new available mobile tecnologies. We will experiment together a cinematographic process that will end with the a Mandarinic Film Show. Watch some of stop motion projects at our Youtube Channel.

Scientific Thursdays

17:30-18:30h: NEIGHBORHOOD LAB!

Workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Staring from the questions of the participants, we will design and develop little hands-on research projects. We will promote individual observation, group research and reflection and communication. Specially designed for those kids who do not want to stop experimenting!


Quarterly registration for the workshops only. Prices per quarter: 110€/1 day per week and 200€/2 days per week (except for the OUTSMART YOUR WORLD! workshop that is 180€/quarter, material included).
If you have already participated in our quarterly workshops, you will benefit a 10% discount, and if you bring a friend , you will benefit 5% discount!


If you want to participate or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone - 93 667 37 74

Email -

Or at our Space: Carrer Montseny, 12, 08012, Gracia, Barcelona

Registrations Open!! 

Book your place now!!

<<Registrations here.>>



During this quarter we will also offer you several single-day workshops! We will keep you informed!

Check out our webpage, our blog or subscribe our Newsletter! We will keep you updated!


Looking forward to hearing from you!!


'Big Data is for kids too!'


Foto CCCB @Miquel Taverna

Last November La Mandarina de Newton was one of the invited companies at the #19 Co-Session 2014: Evidence-Based Business that took place at the at the Disseny Hub BarcelonaA session to get to know and understand the state of the art in predictive analytics and big data, and to discern how we will convert information into real value to customers through creativity. Irene Lapuente shared with the audience our experience with the kids’ workshop we organised in collaboration with CCCB within the framework of the exhibition Big Bang Data

You can read here a sum-up of this session and our contribution: #19 Co-Session 2014




New Workshops at Golferichs Civic Center

Next quarter La Mandarina de Newton will start a new collaboration with the Golferichs Civic Center, Barcelona. From January 29 until March 26, we will be teaching a new series of workshops focus on digital technologies: ‘Introduction to the digital culture’. During this course, we will go through the basic concepts in order to understand the techno-digital culture: code, programming, process, network and new forms of collaborative knowledge creation. An interesting opportunity to understand the process of change in which we live today.


More info and registration here.

This Christmas... Scientific Mornings!!

Looking forward to a fun morning experimenting with what surrounds you?

Have you ever wondered how to program a video game, want to learn?

Do you want to investigate about chemistry and electricity with your own hands?

Come to our Scientific Mornings during December, at La Mandarina de newton!!

We propose your kids come to spend 3 fun and creative mornings (29, 30 and December 31) with us. 3 mornings full of science, fun and experimentation!!

During these three days, from 10 am to 1 pm, we will be exploring the wonderful world of chemistry and electricity (2 mornings) and will program video games with Scratch (1 morning).


When? 29, 30 and 31 of December, from 10 am to 1 pm

To Whom? Kids aged 6 -12

Price? 60 euros / three mornings

Structure: 2 science mornings and 1 of Scratch (programming)

Book your place now!!

<<Registrations ‘Scientific Mornings’>>


If you want to participate and need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone – 93 667 37 74

Email –

Or at our Space: Montseny Street, 12, 08012, Gracia, Barcelona


Don’t miss it!


This December, Saturdays at La Mandarina de Newton!

This year Christmas arrives earlier!


We propose you two saturday afternoons a bit different, experimenting and creating with us!

For this December we propose you two workshops full of creativity: 


Family Workshop – Outsmart your Christmas!

Do you want to learn to control the lights of your Christmas tree with your mobile? Or to learn how to turn it into a music equalizer? This is your workshop! Outsmart your Christmas with this Arduino workshop for families!



When: Saturday, December 13, from 5 pm to 7 pm

Where: Espai Mandarina, Montseny Street, 12, 08012, Barcelona

For whom: families (kids from age 11)

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 10 euros / person


Book your place now!!

<<Registrations ‘Outsmart your Christmas’>>


Workshop for kids – Workshop Recycle your Christmas!

A plastic bottle or a space rocket? Rolls of toilet paper or the three wise men? Let your imagination flow and transform your everyday waste into cool toys or decorations for this Christmas! Come and discover what it is and how to reduce our ecological footprint!



When: Saturday, December 20, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: Espai Mandarina, Montseny Street, 12, 08012, Barcelona

For whom: kids aged 6-12

Duration: 1,5 hours

Price: 8 euros / person


Book your place now!!

<<Registrations ‘Recycle your Christmas’>>



If you want to participate and need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone – 93 667 37 74

Email –

Or at our Space: Montseny Street, 12, 08012, Gracia, Barcelona


Don’t miss it!!

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