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

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

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

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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“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

“basque FEST”, cita de la cultura y la vanguardia vasca

(Español) Con la llegada de la Semana Santa, Bilbao se sumerge en “basque FEST”. El festival estará presente en toda la ciudad con un completo programa de actividades, que propone a visitantes y residentes un amplio abanico de hasta 100 “planes” que ponen en valor la fortaleza de la cultura y la vanguardia vasca.
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WORKSHOP BUSINESS IN A POLITICAL AGE

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

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

Bilbao se transforma en la capital del mundo de la cultura entre el 18 y el 20 de marzo

In the coming days Bilbao will turn into the World Capital of Culture in the hand of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). Between March 18-20 Azkuna Zentroa (AlhóndigaBilbao) will host the first ‘Summit of Culture’ of UCLG, an unprecedented event internationally to promote knowledge sharing and networking of cities and local governments, based on good practices and sustainable development, and where cities, civil society and international organizations will meet. Read more