Centre Cultural Sala Galà is where art, music and reading take place in Cassà de la Selva. It is a multi-use building holding the library, the music school and the Josep Lloveras School of Art. It also has an auditorium where conferences and cultural events take place.
Have a look at the activities organized by Centre Cultural Sala Galà HERE (we are sorry but this content is only available in Catalan).
Centre Cultural Sala Galà
Carrer del Molí, 9
972 462 820
info @ salagala.cat
From 1911 to1969: a dance hall
In 1910 Narcís Abellí i Dalmau, baker of Cassà de la Selva, bought three plots in Mel and Molí streets in order to build a dance hall. From 1911 to 1969 there were always dances.
From 1969: Sir Thoma’s
In 1963, Secundina Abellí i Bota, the owner of the building, sold it to Tomàs Grau i Balamaña. In the same year, the town voted in order to change the name Sala Galà into Sir Thoma’s. 1969 was the first year of the famous disco Sir Thoma’s.
From 1998: Centre Cultural Sala Galà
In 1998 the town hall of Cassà bought the building in order to transform it into the Centre Cultural Sala Galà (a cultural place). It was opened in 2003 and incorporated the library, the music school and the Josep Lloveras School of Art..
The Literary Awards has been a long-standing reputation, having been first set up in 1967. Alongside the Recull de Blanes, they became the oldest Literary Awards in the Girona area.
Well-known writers such as Vicenç Villatoro and Rafael Vallbona won three awards at the start of their literary careers.
Over the last few years, La Colla Excursionista has motivated and promoted reading and writing in Cassà’s schools via the Literary Awards. The third and fourth years of secondary school take part with their texts: they read and work on them in class. The winning stories are published in a collection which is then given out to the schools. These stories are also illustrated by students attending the local art school.
The Centre Cultural Sala Galà and the Sala Centre Recreatiu are the cradles of culture in Cassà de la Selva.
Most of the cultural events, auditions and talks organised in the town take place in these two places, which can hold hundreds of people.