Through 15 July, Tenerife will host the South Atlantic Performing Arts Market (MAPAS), an event that gathers together over 170 performing arts programmers from around the world and more than 220 shows.
Basque audiovisual sector professionals worked hard at the international documentary fair Sunny Side of the Doc, promoting the Basque Audiovisual brand – and their work has borne fruit. Every year over 2000 industry professionals from 60 countries gather together for this essential event. Distributors, buyers, filmmakers, producers and other agents of the documentary market come to Sunny Side of the Doc to buy or sell projects and programmes, find partners or funding, get a foot into new markets, and learn about the latest trends in the sector.
The Goethe University of Frankfurt has organized a workshop as part of the Eduardo Chillida Chair of Basque Studies. On July 6th and 7th, a series of talks, forums, debates and will be offered as complementary activities to the 2018 academic program. One of the participants will be the Basque artist Asier Mendizabal.
Darla, Nico, Veronica, Alessandro, Maju, Iga, Molly, Matteo, Nuranindia, Mortimer, Hanna… These are just some of the names of the 23 foreign students who all have something in common: this summer they’ll come to the Basque Country to learn Basque.
The readers that Etxepare Basque Institute has all over the world have points in common, but each one is unique for its members (readers and students). At the UNAM university in Mexico is Haizea Elizondo teaching Basque language and culture. How is the Basque language and culture lived in Mexico? This is what she has told us:
The Dutch city of Leeuwarden will host a week dedicated to the Basque language as part of an extensive programme of activities within the framework of the 2018 European capital of culture. Thanks to the collaboration between Afuk (organization set up to promote the Friesian language and culture), Euskaltzaleen Topagunea and the Etxepare Basque Institute, the Basque language will take front stage from July 1 to 8 in the Language Pavilion, a project which aims to showcase and strengthen bonds between the rich diversity of Europe´s minority languages, as well as raising awareness around multilingualism.
On Wednesday, June 27, two Basque projects will be presented at the edition of meeting of "Small is Biútiful", as part of Different 11! L´autre cinéma espagnol, held in Paris from June 20 to 26.
In the past few decades, Basque gastronomy has been on a path to success. Basque restaurants have made their mark not only in Michelin guides but also in competitions around the world. There are many Basque restaurants now known the world over and Basque gastronomy is now the best in the world. This year, four Basque restaurants have entered the list of the world’s top 50. In addition, Restaurante Mugaritz (Errenteria, Guipuzkoa) and Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Bizkaia) have now made it to the top 10.
On June 20 and 21, the University of Oxford will host the Forum for Iberian Languages, this year in its 18th edition. This biannual conference dedicated to the study of different languages and cultural expressions of the Iberian Peninsula will bring together 50 experts. The Basque writer Kirmen Uribewill give one of the keynote speeches.
In addition to teaching Basque language and culture, other activities focused on Basque culture are also being carried out in readerships around the world. The Basque Language and Culture reader organized a conference on June 21 at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.