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Tim Schafer will attend the Gala Fun & Serious Game Festival Awards Gala to receive the the Honorary Award 2015

Fun & Serious Game Festival, the biggest videogames festival in Europe has announced that the great storyteller of the videogame industry, Tim Schafer, has been awarded the Honorary Award, which he will receive on the Fun & Serious Awards Gala, on November 30 in Bilbao. Read more

Registration is open for films for the eighth edition of Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, the film festival of mountain, adventure and extreme sports, has opened the registration for films that wish to apply to participate in the official section of its eighth edition, to be held in Bilbao from December 11 to 20, 2015. Read more

Great Architecture Projects

A selection of major architecture offices from Bilbao will present their architectural projects they are working on for the coming years both in the city and outside in areas such as houses, hotels, office buildings, public space and infrastructure. Read more

Bilbao shows in Colombia its model of environmental management in the I River City Global Forum

Bilbao shows in Colombia its model of environmental management within the I River City Global Forum, organized by Monteria City Council, capital of the Colombian department of Córdoba, under the auspices of UN-HABITAT – the United Nations Human Settlements Agency – and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Read more

(Español) El fotógrafo David Hornback y la prestigiosa ilustradora checa Kveta Pacovskà trasladan su saber a Bilbao Arte

(Español) DAVID HORNBACK desvela los misterios de la `street photography´El `street photography´ surgió a raíz de la aparición de cámaras más ligeras y móviles que se empezaron a utilizar a finales del siglo XIX. El género tiene su máximo exponente en maestros como André Kertész o Henri Cartier-Bresson. Nacido en Los Ángeles en 1962, el estadounidense David Hornback ganó el premio Pulitzer en 1990 con sus compañeros de redacción del periódico San Jose Mercury News por el reportaje sobre el terremoto “Loma Prieta” en San Francisco. Read more

UNESCO appoints Bilbao City of Design

Bilbao and Bizkaia are in luck. The city and the province add a new international recognition, which supports their commitment to design as the backbone of urban transformation, with vocation and ability to promote economic and social development. UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has published today the addition of Bilbao to its Creative Cities Network, in the “Design” area. Read more

Niki de Saint Phalle

February 27, 2015 – June 11, 2015. Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930−2000) is one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 19th century. Her works include numerous public art projects, including the Tarot Garden in Tuscany, and the Stravinsky Fountain in Paris. She also made experimental films and decors and costumes for ballet productions. But what brought her the most public attention were her Nanas, giant sculptures that revolutionized the representation of women in art. Read more

Bilbao travels to the United Arab Emirates to show its experience as a city of events

Bilbao is taking part in the VII International Conference on Urban Planning, more specifically on the concept of city of events, that is taking place at Ajman Culture Center in the UAE. The Mayor of Bilbao, Ibon Areso, is participating in today’s opening ceremony. There will also be representatives from Perth (Australia), Edinburgh (UK) and Barcelona.
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Bilbao takes part in the III Inter-American Conference on Efficiency in Public Management, organized by the Organization of American States (OAS)

Today March 5, Bilbao City Council is taking part in the Third Inter-American Conference on Innovative Experiences in Public Effective Management, organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) in the Mexican Municipality of Pachuca del Soto. Read more

Bilbao takes part in an International Forum on healthy and sustainable cities in London

Bilbao City Council, invited by Milan City Council, has attended, together with other cities from around the world (Amsterdam, Bruges, Göteborg, Sao Paulo, London, Marseille, Medellin, Daegu, New York, Shanghai, Torino, Paris, Milan), to an International Forum in London, aimed at nutrition and sustainable systems of feeding in cities.
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Hundreds of people were interested in Bilbao-Bizkaia tourist offer at the ITB Berlin Fair

Hundreds of people have been interested in the tourist offer that, for the second year in a row, Bilbao-Bizkaia has moved to the German capital. Until Sunday, March 8, Berlin hosted ITB Fair, which turns the city into the world capital of tourism. Read more

Bilbao City Council will participate in the Second European Congress of proximity, participation and citizenship

The event aims to explore new ways of making local policy for the adaptation of municipalities and their citizens to new economic and social circumstances.
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Bilbao explains her model of urban transformation in India

Bilbao explains her model of urban transformation in India in front of a select audience of architects, planners and politicians involved in the urban development of the Asian country, as part of the seminar “Urban Experiences: Bilbao & Delhi” organized by Shiv Nadar University in collaboration with the India International Centre. Read more

ARTESHOP: “One business, one work of art”

ARTESHOP BILBAO celebrates its fifth edition and this time 75 stores selected by Bilbao Ekintza among those who have expressed interest in participating and 75 students selected by the Faculty of Fine Arts at the UPV / EHU, will reconcile their interesst in providing 75 new works of art created specifically for this event to citizens of Bilbao. Read more

Bilbao takes part in the Brussels Forum to address the pressing challenges in Europe and America

Bilbao City Council participates in the Brussels Forum (Brussels), held in the Belgian capital to address the pressing challenges that the countries of Europe and America are facing. It is an international event at the highest level organized annually by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, an entity with which Bilbao has an agreement of collaboration. Read more

UCLG summit culminates with the approval of “Culture 21: actions. Commitments on the role of culture in sustainable cities “

The World Cities Culture Summit, organized by the Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments (UCLG) culminates with the approval of the document “Culture 21: Actions. Commitments on the role of culture in sustainable cities “, which aims to establish an international framework with measurable commitments and actions to promote the relationship between citizenship, culture and sustainable development, an emerging field but not consolidated yet, and necessary to respond tothe challenges manking is facing. Read more

(Español) El arte tecnológico e interactivo de OPN Studio inunda Bilbao Arte hasta el próximo 24 de abril

(Español) Bilbao Arte abre la temporada expositiva de producción propia este año con “Límbica”, del colectivo OPN Studio, que integran Susana Ballesteros y Jano Montañés. Artistas residentes en Bilbao Arte en 2014, su proyecto ha sido uno de los 7 seleccionados por un jurado, de entre los 36 becados a lo largo del año pasado, para protagonizar una exposición individual en 2015 en la sala de Bilbao Arte, ubicada en Urazurrutia, 32. Read more


Political, regulatory, media and activist group actors shape, constrain, or expand the opportunities for profit available to businesses. In order to mitigate risks and capture attractive opportunities, every business must have a careful and intelligent plan for engaging with these actors. The Business in a Political Age conference, followed by a more detailed workshop, provides a framework for doing so. Read more

“Made by basques” design for Bilbao urban furniture

Bilbao City Council and HABIC Wood Cluster have developed the first pedestrian fence for city events designed in local wood. This piece of street furniture meets the requirements of aesthetic improvement, with a personality of its own and a sustainable approach. Thus, the project has resulted in the first pedestrian fence with a ‘made in Bilbao’ design, made of wood, with the feature of environmental respect it implies. The fence completion is the work of designer José Luis Revuelta Bilbao, founding partner of Disaro. Read more

Two delegations from China and South Korea are visiting Bilbao to know its model of urban and cultural development

Two delegations from South Korea and China are visiting our city to learn its strategies for urban renewal and its architecture, as well as the initiatives taken by Bilbao City Council to promote public-private partnerships in the regeneration process. Read more

(Español) Exposición de arte de Juan Blanco y Julio Bauzá en Yimby

(Español) Os damos a conocer una exposición de arte de Juan Blanco y Julio Bauzá que tendrá lugar en Yimby (Calle Ercilla, 24) La inauguración será el día 9 de abril a las 19h a la cual invitan a todos los seguidores de Bilbao International y permanecerá hasta el 17 de abril.
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“Basque FEST” enhances activity in Bilbao and consolidates the city’s tourist attraction at Easter

“Basque FEST” Festival of Basque Culture and Avant-Garde, promoted by the Bilbao City Council, in collaboration with Biscay Provincial Council and the Basque Government, has celebrated its third edition, reinforcing the “pull” of Bilbao as “urban destination” for holidays, which mobilizes thousands of people, mostly from the state market. Hotel occupancy, according to data provided by the Association Destino Bilbao, has reached 88 percent of hotel places in 2-5 stars hotels. Read more

Gutun Zuria 2015: ‘Evoking Eros’

Az Azkuna Zentroa is holding the Gutun Zuria International Festival of Bilbao from 16th to 25th April, celebrating this year its 8th edition. An appointment with literature, which encourages direct interaction between the public and writers of renown.
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Bilbao will vibrate with the most spectacular urban and youth culture with BreakOnStage Festival

Following last year’s success, attended by over 5,000 people, this show returns aimed at all audiences interested in new trends in music, dance, acrobatics and urban sports. Read more

12 international films in competition and 22 short films centre of FANT 2015 programme

The 21st edition of Fantastic Film Festival – FANT is underway and there is an interesting Official Selection scheduled for this year, with 13 international films, two more than last edition -five will be shown for the first time in the State-, and 22 short films to competition, half of them by Basque filmmakers. Read more

(Español) Exposición “How To Make a dome” de Antonio R. Montesinos en La Taller

(Español) En La Taller, presentará How To Make a dome centrándose en la idea de Utopía; en tergiversar la idea de utopía moderna, basada en la razón, para proponerla como simple ejercicio de imaginación. Parte de propuestas arquitéctonicas pretéritas, que pretendían vislumbrar un futuro utópico. Read more

(Español) El programa de visitas guiadas a edificios singulares se centrará este año en instalaciones industriales centenarias

(Español) El público tendrá la posibilidad de visitar la antigua estación bombeadora de Elorrieta – Zorrotzaurre, recientemente restaurada, con la colaboración de la Asociación Vasca de Patrimonio Industrial y Obra Pública, AVPIOP-IOHLEE. Read more