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(Español) La oferta turística de Bilbao-Bizkaia estará presente por segundo año consecutivo en la ITB de Berlín

(Español) La Diputación y el Ayuntamiento de la capital vizcaína regresan a esta feria monográfica líder internacional del turismo del 4 al 8 de este mes y coordinan su presencia con el Gobierno Vasco, para promocionar también la imagen de Euskadi-Basque Country. 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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II edition of “The Art of Beer”, the fair of craft beer made in Bilbao

On Friday 27 and Saturday 28, the second edition of the fair of craft beer made in Bilbao will be held. There all the people who come will have the opportunity to enjoy more than 15 different craft beers from 11 participating brands, as well as attending several activities such as live music, live painting and learning about the art of making beer with talks by professionals and tastings. 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

PARABERE Forum will bring together top opinion leaders, food activists, international scientists, farmers, women chefs and sommeliers from 5 continents

The Forum, which will gather some 300 participants, will focus on generating more input from women on key topics. If our societies are to evolve towards greater sustainability, more fairness, stronger growth and increased social progress, women must be able to take their rightful place.
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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

Bizkaia Provincial Council and Bilbao City Council strengthen Bilbao-Bizkaia tourist promotion in Europe, America and China

Bizkaia Provincial Council and Bilbao City Council are going to stregthen the city and the province tourist promotion in 2015 among the foreign markets of incoming tourists, both the traditional European and American ones, in which works were already being carried out, and the Nordic markets, emergent economies and the cities recently connected by air links. Read more

Warner Bros takes Bilbao’s side for the preview of the last film by Wachovski brothers in the State

Warner Bros. Pictures Spain and Bilbao City Council will organize the preview in the State of the last and anticipated film by Wachovski brothers, creators of the Matrix trilogy among other films, and with Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean in the leading roles. Read more

(Español) Programación cultural del Ayuntamiento de Bilbao para el año 2015: “Cultura día a día”

(Español) El Área de Cultura y Educación ha comenzado a distribuir esta semana la nueva guía con la información básica sobre la programación cultural para 2015, incluyendo la referida a todas las áreas, sociedades y organismos municipales. En total, más de un centenar de programas culturales y de ocio, los festivales de teatro, cine y música, certámenes y jornadas literarias, actividades artísticas, divulgativas y de promoción del patrimonio, cursos o el directorio de entidades culturales a disposición de los vecinos y vecinas de la Villa y visitantes. Read more

Zara Mcfarlane and Christian Mcbride will be the stars of ’365 Jazz Bilbao’ in the first part of this season

The best jazz returns to Bilbao Bilbao hand in hand with Bilbao 700 Foundation with superb concerts throughout the year. Thus, international artists and groups already established statewide will flood the halls and hotels in the City satisfying an already loyal audience and becoming a cultural reference option. Read more

Bilbao consolidates its image and international profile in 2014

Last year’s tourism balance has placed the capital city of Bizkaia as a leisure and business destination, in which the international tourism profile gains more ground, with 307,584 entries, representing an increase of 3.57% over 2013. Besides, 2014 marks a new record of overnight stays. Last year, 1,443,407 were recorded in city’s accommodations. Read more

Bilbao will host BilbaoPraxis Meeting, a scientific conference at the highest level on cancer in March

On March 5-6, AlhóndigaBilbao will host BilbaoPraxis Meeting, a scientific conference at the highest level bringing together professionals, patients and administration about the holistic approach to cancer under the slogan “Cancer, more than a disease” .
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(Español) Abierto el plazo de inscripción de trabajos para la próxima edición del Festival Internacional De Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao ZINEBI, que se celebrará del 13 al 20 de Noviembre

(Español) La 57 edición del Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao – ZINEBI, ya está en marcha. Hasta el 15 de AGOSTO está abierto el plazo de inscripción para los filmes de ficción, animación y documentales que quieran tomar parte en la próxima edición, que se celebrará del 13 al 20 de noviembre. Read more

Five designers will share their vision of fashion in “La Ribera Bilbao”

From March 2 to 5, 2015 in “La Ribera Bilbao”, five designers will gather to show their work and explain the creative process carried out. A unique meeting where potential customers will have direct contact with the creators. The exhibition will consist of five art installations distributed around “La Ribera Bilbao” and created exclusively for the exhibition of NEO2. Read more

Los estudios de Bilbao-Bizkaia “Muka Design Lab” y “MADEinBI, seleccionados para participar en Nude 2015

(Español) Nude 2015 es una plataforma donde nuevos diseñadores, estudios de diseño, freelance y galerías, con menos de cinco años de actividad, presentan sus proyectos en la Feria Habitat Valencia Read more

Mumford and Sons and Of Monsters and Men join the Bilbao BBK Live lineup

Mumford & Sons will be another of the grand names to perform at the tenth edition of Bilbao BBK Live. The British band will offer the Biscay capitol their only 2015 festival concert in Spain. Together since 2007, the band quickly stood out in what was then called the ‘West London folk scene’. Read more

Thinking Football Film Festival 2015

Thinking Football Film Festival is a film and football festival with a social theme organized by the Athletic Club Foundation and Sala BBK, with the collaboration of the Bilbao City council. The festival will be taking place between the 9th and 14th of February 2015 at Sala BBK, with free admission to all screenings.
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The regeneration of Zorroza Point sketches a hyvrid future of industrial development and the construction of 2,100 houses

The regeneration of Zorroza Point is one step closer to finally end a hybrid future of economic and residential activities through the construction of 2,100 houses.
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(Español) Exposición de JELETON: Loreen Historia Politikoa2. FLORIPONDIO

(Español) Del 12 de febrero al 10 de Abril de 2015. Tras participar en “Canibalia”, exposición comisariada por Julia Morandeira en la Kadist Art foundation de Paris, Jeleton vuelven a La Taller con sus imágenes-texto a operar en los repertorios iconográficos, literarios e históricos en torno a las flores.
Todo es susceptible de lectura política. Hay entidades a las que la historia ha ido sumando capas de inconsistencia teórica, categorizaciones perversas en el estante de lo humillado, de lo que no merece la pena revisarse. Carecen de importancia Así las flores. Y todo aquello que su sombra símbolo mancha. Read more

The sport management by Bilbao City Council attracts the interest of the authorities of Georgia

Over the past four years, the consolidation of sport management by BILBAO KIROLAK has allowed the Local Institute of Sport to achieve doing the same but with fewer resources while ensuring quality sports services, as demanded by the users of public sports facilities and services in Bilbao.
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Musika-Musica Festival 2015 looks back to the Baroque with two great masters: Handel and Bach

The great geniuses of Baroque, Handel and Bach, will be the stars of Musika-Music Festival 2015, to be held in Bilbao on March 6, 7 and 8. Organized by Bilbao 700 Foundation and sponsored by Bilbao City Council, the great festival of classical music will be held at the Euskalduna with the title ‘Passionate Handel & Bach Pasioz beterik’.
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Art in Antarctica: Call for an arts residency scholarship in Antarctica

Through an agreement between the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country, Technarte and National Direction of the Antarctic bases have been established for the participation of a student of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the call for Residence for Artists planned for the months of October and / or November 2015. Read more

World Bank analyzes the strengths of Bilbao to support the creation of new businesses and attract investment to the city

A World Bank delegation has moved to Bilbao today to know the potential of the city in the creation of new businesses and attracting investment. This visit is part of the work that the World Bank is undertaking to develop the document ‘Doing Business in Spain’, which will collect the conditions and advantages that nineteen cities of the state offer to encourage the establishment of new businesses and stimulate economic development. Read more

Two Argentinian delegations visit Bilbao to know its transformation and business and tourism promotion strategies

Bilbao transformation continuesarousing the interest of other cities in the world, which want to learn about its development model. On this occasion, two delegations from Argentine towns of Rosario and Mar del Plata are visiting the city to meet its urban renewal model, its road and mobility solutions and initiatives of Bilbao City Council to promote tourism and support SMEs and local trade. Read more

The XXI edition of FANT will host the premiere of “Wayward Pines” series by director M. Nigth Shyamalan

The week of May 8-15, Bilbao will become the capital of fantastic cinema once again on the occasion of the celebration of the XXI edition of FANT. Bilbao festival will host the premiere of the series “Wayward pin” in collaboration with FOX Spain, starring Matt Dillon and written and directed by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, known for films like “Signs” or “Sixth Sense”.
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Equipo Crónica

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

Equipo Crónica was set up in 1964 by three artists from Valencia, Rafael Solbes (1940-1981), Manuel Valdés (1942) and Juan Antonio Toledo (1940-1995), although the latter left the group a few months later. The duo remained active until 1981, the year Solbes died. Until the end, Equipo Crónica was a high-profile concern in contemporary Spanish art and a respected presence in artistic circles in France, Italy and Germany. Now, fifty years after the group was founded, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, with the generous sponsorship of BBK Fundazioa, presents the most extensive retrospective to date. Read more