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The Mayor of Bilbao welcomes the Ambassador of South Africa

The Mayor of Bilbao, Juan Mari Aburto, continues his busy schedule of international contacts, which today has included a meeting with the Ambassador of South Africa, Lulama Smuts Ngonyama, who has attended the meeting accompanied by South African Consul in Bilbao, Carlos Lerchundi.
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At the conference, current and future projects such as the Design Driven City program, which promotes the use of design in urban environments and the public sector in order to contribute to simpler, more livable and human cities. Read more

M83 to play Bilbao BBK Live 2016

M83 has gained popularity internationally after the release of the Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, which Pitchfork or NME defined as the bad in 2003. The band would later become major after ‘Midnight City’ (2011) was nominated to a Grammy as Best Indie Abum of the year.
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Italian design focuses the Industries & Design ” day as part of Dweek 2015

With the aim of bringing knowledge and international best practices in industrial design to our city and to the Territory, the conference will focus on innovation in product development and in particular the applicability of new materials, and, among other things, it will deepen the experience of two referent Italian companies to discuss combining design-material, such as Cassina and Oikos. Read more

AzPlay 2015. VI International Festival of Independent Games

Azkuna Zentroa. From November 26, 2015 to December 1, 2015

AzPlay (previously hóPLAY) has become consolidated as an international reference for the promotion of new works, and has granted awards every year to the most original, most creative and innovative independent videogames at the time. Over 500 projects from the 5 continents have been received in these 6 years and over 175,000 euros in awards have been given out. Read more

Messages off the Wall Posters in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Collection (1886-1975)

06|10|15 • 18|01|16 BBK Gallery

Messages off the Wall: Posters in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Collection (1886-1975) is to feature more than two hundred works from the Museum’s large, but little known collection of old posters. Selecting the posters for the show is Mikel Bilbao Salsidua, professor at the Department of Art History and Music at the UPV, the University of the Basque Country. Read more

Athletic Club summons its “team of chefs”, formed by a cast of the best chefs in Biscay.

Daniel Garcia, Eneko Atxa, Fernando Canales ,Jabier Gartzia, Josean Alija, José Miguel Olazabalaga and Zuriñe García form the team of chefs that aims to turn San Mamés also into the gastronomic cathedral.
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Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao • October 30, 2015–February 21, 2016

The exhibition sheds new light on Africa through the work of 120 contemporary artists and designers, who illustrate how design accompanies and drives political, economic, social, cultural, and technological change on the continent.
Divided into four parts, the show addresses western preconceptions of Africa, explores design as an effective tool to portray social and cultural developments, analyzes the individual and his immediate environment—the city, and explores contemporary African culture and its roots. Read more

Representatives of the Governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have visited Bilbao, accompanied by members of the Asian Development Bank

Representatives of the governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as responsible people of the Asian Development Bank, have visited Bilbao to know the flagship projects of the transformation and urban development process experienced by the city in the past three decades. Read more

The shadow of the buril is extended. Lucas Van Leyden in the Mariano Moret collection

Prints selected for this exhibition reveal van Leyden’s elegant line, the stunning finesse of his work with the burin, his love of detail and his virtuosity in capturing the qualities and textures of objects and fabrics, characteristics common to artists of the northern schools. Read more

A business delegation of the Japanese region of Kansai is visiting Bilbao

Bilbao has been chosen by the association Kansai Productivity Center as an example of creative city, within its program ‘Redesigning business’, which aims that managers and directives of its affiliated companies know some of the main examples of transformation under way in the world.
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Alex Katz. This is Now

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao • 2015eko urriak 23–2016ko otsailak 7

The exhibition features 35 landscapes in which Katz utilizes a “grammar of abstraction,” which includes the expansive allover treatment of his canvases, to capture what he calls “the present tense,” or the simultaneity of vision and awareness. Katz describes this moment as an explosive “flash” just before an image comes into focus. Read more

The Basque Government and Bilbao City Council launch the bridge linking San Ignacio with Zorrotzaurre

The main construction material is steel. The sidewalks will have a synthetic grey wood flooring and the bycicle lane will be made with a reddish microagglomeration. For general lighting two columns, 12 metres each, have been desgined, located on both sides of the bridge. In addition,a specific lighting for the arches has been planned. Read more

Bilbao City Council and Bizcay Provincial Council have launched “Bilbao Bizkaia Film Commission”, a forward-looking strategic plan for attracting and managing film shooting

“Bilbao Bizkaia Film Commission” acts as an international “one-stop shop” for local, national and international projects interested in filming in Bilbao and Bizkaia. The producers receive all the information on tax incentives, measures to support production, legal procedures, management of public spaces use, traffic and safety permits, locations and audiovisual industry in a personalized and direct way. Read more

Delegations from China, Great Britain, South Korea and Denmark are visiting Bilbao this week

Delegations from China, Great Britain, South Korea and Denmark, interested in the experience of Bilbao in several areas such as health, architecture and urban regeneration, are visiting the city this week. Bilbao’s transformation continues to be attractive internationally and is demonstrated by the fifty delegates from these countries participating in these visits.
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The Mayor of Bilbao welcomes the Ambassador of Peru

The Mayor of Bilbao, Juan Mari Aburto, has received the Ambassador of Peru, Rafael Roncagliolo Orbegoso, this morning in his office, in a courtesy which will strengthen ties between Bilbao City Council and the South American country.
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The Mayor of Bilbao welcomes the Mayor of the capital of Mauritania

The Mayor of Bilbao, Juan Mari Aburto, has received Maty Mint Hamady, Mayor of Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania, this morning in his office, a courtesy that is part of the current phase of strengthening international contacts undertaken by the Local Government in order to make Bilbao the engine of investment and tourism.
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Pixies, first headline of the Bilbao BBK Live 2016

Pixies, one of the most influential American and European indie rock bands , is the first confirmed headline for the XI edition of the Bilbao BBK Live Festival 2016, to be held on July 7, 8 and 9 in Kobetamendi. The performance will be the only that this historic Boston band will offer in the state next year.
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Biscayan chef Paul Ibarra will represent Basque Country in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or

Paul Ibarra and 15 more chefs will face each other on November 27 and 28 in Valladolid to decide who will represent Spain in the prestigious and demanding culinary competition Bocuse d’Or Europe, to be held on May 10 and 11 2016 in Budapest (Hungary). Read more

Japanese entrepreneurs, academics and architects find out about the transformation of Bilbao

Bilbao has been chosen by the association Hasekura 2.0 and JEUPISTE as an example of creative city, within the knowledge-sharing initiatives carried out so that businessmen, academics and institutional leaders from Japan find out about the main examples of transformation that are being carried out in the world. Read more

Countdown to the 2016 Junior Badminton World Championship

The “countdown” to the celebration of the 2016 Junior Badminton World Championship in Bilbao has begun. The City Council has approved today, in the Governing Board, the Framework Agreement for Cooperation between the council and the Spanish Federation of Badminton, a prerequisite for starting the necessary preparations to build a sports event with international projection , to be held in Bilbao in October and November 2016. Read more

(Español) Profesionales del diseño de toda Europa comparten experiencias en Bilbao

(Español) Durante este fin de semana profesionales del sector del diseño gráfico tienen una cita ineludible en Bilbao. Los días 27 y 28 de noviembre Azkuna Zentroa acogerá Selected From Bilbao-2015, un evento que reunirá a personas expertas de toda Europa que trabajan en el mundo del diseño gráfico y de la inspiración visual. La expectación de la VI edición de este encuentro, la cuarta consecutiva que se celebra en Bilbao, ha generado que las más de 400 entradas puestas a la venta para asistir al mismo estén agotadas desde hace semanas.
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