For the sixth year in a row, two Basque artists will carry out a project in the Polish city of Wroclaw as part of the summer Artists in Residence programme AIR Wro. Both of the selected artists this year, Eneka Fernández and Raisa Álava, will carry out projects related to this year’s theme: self-publishing.
The Basque Country has enjoyed a special relationship with Liverpool for a long time. In the world of academia, the first classes in Basque studies in the United Kingdom were offered in Liverpool and the University of Liverpool was pioneer in teaching Basque in the 1970s.
The Cannes Film Market will be held this year from May 14th to 23rd, and the Basque Audiovisual initiative will have its own stand there again, thanks to a collaboration between Zineuskadi, Etxepare Basque Institute and Eiken Cluster.
The international fair of classical and contemporary music professionals, Classical:NEXT, will celebrate its 8th edition this year. The event will take place from May 15th to 18th in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), and the Basque band Trío Zukan will be part of it.
The Jean Haritschelhar Chair at Université Bordeaux-Montaigne will celebrate its annual edition on the 13th and 14th of May. The guest professor this year is Mario Santana, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago.
The 58th Venice International Art Exhibition, aka, the Venice Biennale, will open its doors on May 11th. The Spanish Pavillion at one of the most important art shows in the world will host two Basque artists this year: Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego.
Poet and columnist Rikardo Arregi was in Croatia taking part in events organized by the University of Zadar. Arregi´s poetry was analyzed at the translation workshop on the island of Pašman from May 3rd to 6th.
Basque cinema will be in full bloom in Scotland this spring with the #ScotlandGoesBasque programme. The retrospective Films from Basque Country follows forty years of Basque cinema, featuring a selection of films by three generations of Basque directors.
Basque literature will once again return to the Thessaloniki Book Fair in Greece, held this year from May 9th to 12th. Journalist and writer Garbiñe Ubeda has been invited to participate in a roundtable in the fair’s 16th edition.
Basque txistu player Garikoitz Mendizabal will give a concert in Beirut on the 3rd of May, along with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra. The event will premiere a composition by organist and composer Naji Hakim, written particularly for orchestra and txistu, a traditional Basque wind instrument.