“The exhibition takes its name from his place of work, lantegi - Basque for workshop - a large space crowded with models, materials, machinery and tools, where he creates and completes his projects and pieces. His workshop is an intimate ecosystem in which almost all his artistic output is created, worked on constantly and in detail. Located in his home town, this lantegialso holds memories of work in a family tradition connected with cabinet making and wood carving.”
Curator: Javier Balda
In its 66th edition, San Sebastián dresses up to welcome celebrities and film representatives worldwide. From today and until September 29th
Enjoy your stay in Ibaia et Arramak and follow this link to get more information about the festival, calendar, tickets and prizes.
The best week of San Sebastián! Aste Nagusia 2018, full of activities tailored for everyone. The program includes dance, music, sports and fireworks. Click here to check the english version. Aditionally, we have paper copies to take away.
Fireworks display starts at 22:45, every night at La Concha Beach and last for 30 minutes.
San Sebastián is gearing up for yet another edition of the Jazz Festival. Five days packed with concerts, exhibitions, cinema and many more activities for all the Jazz lovers and enthusiasts. The kick off will be on Wednesday 25th with a massive free concert on the Green Heineken Stage at Zurriola Beach lead by salsa legend Rubén Blades, followed by New York sensation, Too Many Zooz. For the full calendar, follow this link
If you haven´t booked your stay, we still have a few rooms available here
On April 20, the Ilatargi Astronomical Group of Bergara and the astronomy department of Aranzadi will install telescopes on the terrace of the Donostia City Hall to enjoy the stars under the slogan "Starlight gaua: Turn on the stars".
To facilitate the vision of the stars the City will turn off the lights of the terrace for two hours and provide different activities open to the public and free. Among them, a screen will be installed inside the town hall where, through the Stellarium program, explanations will be given to better understand what we observe in the sky with the naked eye.
In addition, a space will be created where adults and young people can make drawings or other contributions on the light of the stars and light pollution to complete a mural among all of them.
The blackout will begin once it is dark, from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and the other activities will take place simultaneously.In this way they want to raise awareness about light pollution and claim the right of the population to enjoy the contemplation of the sky.
Our boutique guest house located in San Sebastian became two-year-old on April and celebrates it by initiating the first of a series of activities related to what most identifies us: gastronomy, design and culture. This time we will have the team of Bask Selekt, who will show us how to prepare a good 'pintxo' and taste a selection of jewels from our gastronomy. An appointment to enjoy the great qualities of Basque culture.
2 Anchovy gildas from Cantabria (premium), Ibarra piper and olive.
1 Pintxo of other kind of anchovy (boquerón) with trout roe from Navarra.
1 Northern tuna pintxo with piquillo peppers and caramelized onions.
*All paired with txakoli D.O. Getaria.
POT DISHES TYPICAL OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Baby squid in its ink (2 per person)
peppers stuffed with cod (1 per person)
*With txakoli D.O. Alava or Biscay.
Cheeks to red wine, accompanied with a red wine from Rioja Alavesa (aging).
Idiazabal natural and smoked cheese with piquillo and red wine jams and cider geleé.
2 Intxaursaltsa truffles and 2 cheese truffles with organic cava.
Book it: http://ow.ly/e1B230jpBHw
The creative club is the only organization that works to improve and create creative talent in Spain.
The c of c 2018 is an event of three days with more than 50 activities between conferences, workshops, debates and exhibitions held at the Kursaal Palace in its majority, which ends with the delivery of the National Prizes of Creativity Spanish.
Under the motto "#bonitasimbiosis, all the actors in the communication sector are encouraged to go to a forum where they can find different communication services and where it is more than likely to create new relationships and reach new solutions.
The book format is not only a good tool for showing photographic work, but also the perfect place for artistic experimentation. To create a work on paper is an artistic decision in a technological context. For many, making a book is also a rather affordable way to share their idea.
- From 24th June to 17th July 2018.
- From Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-20:00.
- Admission: 6 €
- Executive curator: Moritz Neumüller
Poesialdia es el nuevo programa de Donostia Kultura que se desarrollará del 19 al 26 de marzo con motivo del Día Internacional de la Poesía. La Semana ofrecerá diferentes actividades en los centros culturales Aiete, Ernest Lluch e Intxaurrondo, así como en la Biblioteca Central, en el Victoria Eugenia Club y en la librería Kaxilda. La UPV/EHU se suma con su Festival Pentsatu! y el Máster en Filosofía, Ciencia y Valores.
Os reseñamos las actividades de esta semana:
19 de marzo: Poesía y trascendencia, Miguel d'Ors & José Mateos. Lectura y coloquio. Modera: Antonio Casado da Rocha.
20 de marzo: MusiPoema, Juan Ramon Makuso & Jon Makuso.
20 de marzo: Ciencia y poesía contemporánea, Carlos López Beltrán & Gustavo A. Schwartz. Coloquio. Librería Kaxilda. 18:30. En castellano.
20 de marzo-7 de abril: Dice la acuarela, Imanol Larrinaga & Juan Ramon Makuso. Exposición.
21 de marzo: Donostia Kultura Poesia Lehiaketaren sari banaketa.
22 de marzo: Olerkiaren Txokoa & Cuarteto Abreu. Recital de poesía con música. Biblioteca del Centro Cultural Intxaurrondo. 18:30. Euskara.
22 de marzo: Tximeletrak airera, Xabier Olaso.
26 de marzo: Porto, Harkaitz Cano & Mursego, Harkaitz Cano & Mursego. Espectáculo.
The world-renowned International Garden Photographer of the Year award arrives in San Sebastian for the first time. In the exhibition, you can see the best botanical photography in the world, which celebrates the beauty and importance of plant life in its many forms.
To the rhythm of brass bands and joy, Donostia-San Sebastián dresses in color to celebrate the carnival, one of the most anticipated winter festivals.
Activities for children, parades, "txarangas" and much more! The kick off is given by the arrival of the Momo Goddess on Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 pm, beginning her tour of the city at the Plaza de la Constitución in the Old Town.
For the official carnival program, see here
Cale, cale, cale! Caale!!! questions the place of magic, ritual, the irrational, in relation to nature in terms of what, from the standpoint of Geology was known as the Anthropocene, which could also be defined as the Capitalocene, or, better yet, the Chthulucene 5, as Donna Haraway purports in her edict. The project lays the ground for an environment of collective rehearsal, for choreography with time and space in which ideas and bodies are mixed with desires and contexts, projecting a common force and posing a series of questions. What ways can be opened by paying special attention to these moments if we do away with the old dichotomy between magic and rationality? What type of social and political proposals can emerge when ritual and incantation act together and blur the boundaries between culture and nature? What spaces of resistance for particular modes of life that are tending to disappear in global uniformity or new forms of collectivity, can be opened from here?
More info here.
On January 20 the Tamborrada de Donostia takes place, a drums festival that is celebrated every year to commemorate the Day of San Sebastián. At midnight, in the Konstituzio Square in the Old Town, the mayor holds up the San Sebastian flag. On Saturday, a total of 17,822 adults -7-314 women and 10,508 men- will parade through the streets of San Sebastian to celebrate the patronal feast of the city, grouped into 143 drum companies, three of them newly incorporated. The festival lasts 24 hours. The participants, dressed as soldiers, march in companies throughout the city. The celebration ends at midnight, when everyone gathers in the Konstituzio Square and the city's flag is simultaneously lowered in several places.
The story began in 1836 as one of the comparsas of the Donostia carnival. After a short time it began to take as tradition to celebrate the patron traveling the streets of San Sebastian. At first, the participants were disguised, but later uniformed like the military that was in the city. The first uniforms used reproduced those of the Gipuzkoan battalions that intervened in the War of Independence and had a French style of military clothing. As the number of participants in the tamborrada was increased, other companies with other uniforms were admitted.
This year the party will begin on Friday at 2:30 pm and will last until Saturday night. We do not intend to miss a single detail. What about you?
The complete program here.
The well known San Martín market recovers its Gastropote on Thursday. Besides the different dishes, there will be live music by Black Gamba.
To eat, they will offer:
Assortment of Ibéricos, by Maribel.
Do not go home without trying the pintxos and the rations that will be prepared in the other stalls of the market.
More info here.
Monica Bellucci, Ricardo Darín and Agnès Varda to receive Donostia Awards at the 65th edition.
Javier Bardem, Bérénice Bejo, Steve Coogan, Glenn Close, Penélope Cruz, James Franco, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Benoît Magimel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, winner of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Prize to Latin Cinema, Paz Vega, and Alicia Vikander have also confirmed their presence in San Sebastian
The actor John Malkovich will preside over the Official Selection Jury, on which he will be accompanied by the actors Dolores Fonzi and Emma Suárez, the filmmaker William Oldroyd, the producer and screenwriter Paula Vaccaro and the cinematographer Fabio Cianchetti.
The Rachel L. Mellon Collection exhibition, under the direction of Hubert de Givenchy, presents to the public a careful selection of garments and documents that offers a different perspective of Balenciaga’s Haute Couture, through the personal filter of this extraordinary lady’s taste and way of life.
Rachel Lambert Mellon (1910–2014), known as Bunny, was one of the grand dames of high society in 20th century America. Heiress to a major fortune, philanthropist, art collector, designer of gardens (among others, the White House Rose Garden), personal friend of the Kennedy family, and wife of banking magnate and prominent patron of the arts, Paul Mellon, Mrs. Mellon was the archetype of Balenciaga's clientele — wealthy, sensitive, and exclusive.
Her extraordinary life features a permanent search for beauty, which she collected and surrounded herself with. She saw it in works of art, rare books, precious objects, jewelry, gardens, carefully staged environments, or her own wardrobe, which for more than a decade she trust to Balenciaga.
In addition to a great client, Bunny Mellon was also a personal friend of Balenciaga, a relationship that was reflected in the adaptations and special designs that were made at the Maison for her and which Balenciaga himself transferred to Huber de Givenchy at his retirement.
Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa currently home to a large part of the creations that Balenciaga made for Mrs. Mellon, whose legacy is the most important collection originating from a single donor in the museum’s archives.
Source: Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa
Malas madres / Lives hanging by a string is the first of the artistic interventions that will occupy different spaces at Tabakalera. Conceived by artist Jerónimo Hagerman, this installation is comprised of a framework that catches our eye as soon as we enter through Tabakalera's plaza.
From an anthropocentric perspective, in order to connect ourselves with other living beings, we tend to humanise them, just as occurs when naming pets, fictional characters, or plants. Based on this very human behaviour, the installation's plants are commonly known as 'malas madres' ('bad mothers') in Mexico because they push their sprouts out of the nest, while in Spain these plants are known as 'cintas' ('ribbons').