Certainly one of the best spots in Gràcia for live music and a good night out, Heliogàbal Cultural Association sprang up in 1995 to provide a platform for the development and promotion of arts and cultural activities in the barrio. Since 2001, with a new management team, the association has focused on displaying and promoting poetry and music projects, as well as other forms of artistic expression: painting and photography exhibitions, books, magazine and fanzine launches, audiovisual screenings, etc. Heliogàbal is where the public and the locals meet with artists, groups and associations. It also collaborates with other cultural platforms and artistic associations of Barcelona, such as independent record labels and publishers. In its many years of activity, the Heliogàbal Cultural Association has become a reference point for the revitalisation of artistic life in Gràcia.