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The Society's office is open to the public on Wednesdays (12.00 pm - 4.00 pm) and Fridays (1.00 pm - 6.00 pm)

Elkarteko bulegoa irekita izango dugu asteazken (12.00 pm - 4.00 pm) eta ostiraletan (1.00 pm - 6.00 pm)

Office phone number: 02077397339
Mobile phone number: 07958072886
email: posta elek e-mail


Euskara Klaseak - Basque Lessons 2012-2013 in London September 2012

Euskara Klaseak - Basque language lessons 2012

The new academic year 2012-2013 is about to begin and the Society's Euskara-Basque lessons are about to start very soon too. The lessons will be in Oxford House. Please do contact us if you want to join the lessons or if you want to find out more about them.


 

Details

  • When: September 2012
  • Time: To be established
  • Place: Oxford House

 

VII Mus Txapleketa - Mus Contest In London November 2012

VII Mus Txapleketa - Mus Contest In London November 2012

Come and join us for this year's Mus Txapelketa on Saturday, November 10th at the Haggerston Community Centre, in Hackney. Registration is required. Please send us an email. If you want to play but don't have anyone to play as your partner, contact us and we'll try to find you someone. There will be snacks and drinks available.



 

Details

  • When: Saturday, November 10th 2012
  • Time: 5.00 pm
  • Place: Haggerston Community Centre
  • Price: £5

 

Bizkaia:xede again in London September 2012

Bizkaia:Xede logo

Once again bizkaia:xede will be taking part in the NatureJobs Career Expo which will be taking place on Thursday September 20th at the Business Design Centre in London. Also, bizkaia:xede's representatives would like to organise an informal meeting with highly qualified professionals residing in London and/or the UK. This meeting will be on Friday, September 21st, and you will need to contact them to book a place for it, or for more information about it or the Expo itself. Please contact Amaia Etxebeste or Leire Lagunilla in order to attend this meeting or for any other information regarding the Expo and/or the meeting itself.


You can read more about it here: Expo-Event Euskara - Castellano


About bizkaia:xede services: Euskara - Castellano

 

Details

  • When: Expo on Thursday September 20th. Meeting organised by bizkaia:xede with highly qualified Basque professionals, on Friday 21st
  • Time: Expo, all day. Meeting with bizkaia:xede representatives, to be established. Please contact them directly if you want to book a place for this meeting.
  • Place: Expo - The Business Design Centre, London, UK. Meeting with the representatives: to be established.

 

Elkartearen Eguna Kontzertua - Kokein and Mursego in London September 22nd 2012

Elkartearen Eguna Kontzertua - Kokein and Mursego in London September 22nd 2012

Get ready for the Day of the Society celebration! This year's celebration of the Elkartearen Eguna (Day of the Society) will involve a concert and a party in Oxford House on Saturday September 22nd and will feature several bands/artists from the Basque Country: Kokein, Rude Rock Train and Mursego. We have hired the Theatre in Oxford House and we will be bringing these Basque artists for this performance, so we would like to invite you all to celebrate with us this so important day for the Society and all its supporters and friends. As usual, we will have food and refreshments available for this event. Please, contact us for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, September 22nd
  • Time: 7.00 pm till 12.00 pm
  • Price: £5 Society members - £7 non-members
  • Place: Oxford House

 

Uda Jaia - Euskal Olinpiadak in London August 2012

Euskal Olinpiadak in London August 2012

Getting on with our "Uda Jaiak" - summer parties - and taking advantage of the better weather and the Olympic spirit going around in London, we are organising our very own competition, the Euskal Olinpiadak. We believe this is a fitting way to celebrate our second summer party of the year, given the current mood in the city, and a great way to once more gather together to have a laugh. We will be meeting at 12 pm in London Fields and we would like to invite you all to join us there. There will be snacks and drinks, and the price will be £10. This money will go to cover the costs of organising the event. If you want to find out more about it, please do not hesitate to contact us.


 

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Uda Jaia - San Fermin in London July 2012

San Fermin in London July 2012 poster

One more year we'll be celebrating San Fermin here in London, and we'd like to invite you all to join us for this celebration. On Saturday July 7th, we will be getting together at 12 pm in Oxford House, where we'll get ready for our traditional "Running of the Bulls". Afterwards, we will be heading towards London Fields, where we'll be spending the day and organising several activities, including Basque games, music, etc. There'll also be food (sandwiches) and sangria available. The price for the whole day, unlimited sangria and food, will be £10 per person, to cover the costs. To find out more about this event or for any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Bertso Bazkaria: Amets Arzallus and Jokin Uranga in London June 2012

Bertso Bazkaria Lunch in London June 2012

We are pleased to announce a new Bertso Bazkaria - Lunch with invited guests Amets Arzallus and Jokin Uranga who will be travelling to London to join us at the Haggerston Community Centre in Hackney, just one year after their last visit. This will be another great chance to enjoy an afternoon with these two young and renowned Bertsolariak from the Basque Country. Last year's event turned out to be very enjoyable and interesting, and we are hoping this year it will be equally as successful. We will provide soon details of the menu and we would ask you to email us if you want to book a place for this lunch.


Details

  • When: Saturday, June 16th
  • Time: 2.30 pm
  • Place: Haggerston Community Centre, 179 Haggerston Road, Hackney, London E8 4JB

Screening of the documentary Gazta Zati Bat (A Piece of Cheese) in London July 2012

Screening of the documental Gazta Zati Bat in London June 2012 poster

We anticipate an interesting evening in which we'll be screening this documentary produced and brought to us by the initiative of the popular movement Nazioen Mundua. It has been directed by the Bertsolari Jon Maia. In their own words and from their official website: "This documentary presents the Basque conflict in a new/innovative way: it gives us a closed idea of the big facts, it tells us the story with small print, from the proximity/closeness, the intimacy and the humor…It shows us the "making-off" of the story. Far beyond what everybody sees, it tells us what nobody sees: the human factor. The spotlights illuminate the citizen, without leaving themselves fall in the fascination of the big names. Leaving behind a dark and difficult/ problematic past, "Gazta Zati Bat" ("A Piece of Cheese") is a story with a positive look towards the future."

 

Details

  • When: Monday, July 2nd
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Place: Oxford House, Derbyshire Street. London E2 6HG

The Basque Refugee Children of the Spanish Civil War May 2012

The Basque refugee children of the Spanish civil war May 2012

This year is the 75th anniversary of the arrival in Southampton of the Basque refugee children who had to leave the Basque Country in the midst of the Spanish Civil War. These children parted from Bilbao on the "Habana" on Friday 21st May in 1937, and arrived a day later in Fawley, Southampton. Many of them later stayed in Great Britain after the end of the war, settled, and formed their families over here. To mark this important date we are helping to organise a talk by Susana Sabín Fernández, in which she will introduce her book, "The Niños vascos. Memory and Memorialisation of the Basque Refugee Children of the Spanish Civil War in the UK" (ISBN: 978-84-457-3179-6), an investigation into the topic of both the lives of these refugees and also the process of their identity construction. The presentation will be in English and we would like to invite you all to join us on this evening on Wednesday, May 23rd. Free tea and biscuits available.


Details

  • When: Wednesday, May 23rd
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Place: The Cafe in Oxford House, Derbyshire Street. London E2 6HG
  • Event: Talk and book presentation

Athletic Cup final May 2012

Athletic Club banner

After the disappointment of the European League final defeat, we are back on track ready and willing to beat the team which so many are talking about, and, even, labelling as the "best Football Club in the world", yes, the Barcelona F.C. This brings to our memories the final in 2009, when we got together and shared the evening with the Barcelona F.C supporters. Only, we hope, this time the winner will be our Athletic.

We are calling up all the Basques and Athletic supporters to join us at "The Misty Moon" in Bethnal Green on May, Friday 25th, to support and to cheer for Athletic Club of Bilbao, the team representing, again, all of Euskal Herria.


Yes, one more time, for one of our dearest Basque football teams, this is history in the making...Aupa Athletic!

 

Details

  • When: Friday, May 25th
  • Time: kick-off 9 pm
  • Place: The Misty Moon pub in Bethnal Green 456 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0EA. Phone: 020 7613 4263

II International Txalaparta Topaketa - Encounter in London May 2012

II International Txalaparta Encounter-Topaketa in London May 2012 poster

Get ready for this Txalaparta Topaketa - Encounter on Saturday, May 12th. There is going to be a wide assortment of activities going on all throughout the day, including trikitilariak, singers, music, a popular lunch, a rock concert...and, of course, a massive dose of top quality Txalaparta playing. All the day's activities will take place in Oxford House and in the nearby park, Weaver's Fields. We will soon post the program for the whole day and more details about all the activities. It looks as it is going to be a great day and we would like to invite you to join us there. There might be limited places for the lunch and we would need a confirmation if you want to join it. We will soon provide the details of the price of the concert and Txalaparta exhibition in the afternoon as well. Regarding all the other activities on the day, they will be open and free. As ever, we would appreciate if you let us know if you are coming or if you want to help us organise this event. Please contact us for that or for any other matter regarding this event. Click on the image for more information. Everyone welcome!

 

Details

  • When: Saturday, May 12th
  • Time: from 12 pm till 11 pm
  • Place: Oxford House, Derbyshire Street. London E2 6HG

Athletic Europa League final May 2012

Athletic Club banner

Will you be in London for the final? We have talked to the landlord of "The Misty Moon" Pub in Bethnal Green so we can get together in his premises to see the Lions play the Europa League final in Bucharest against Atlético de Madrid on Wednesday, May 9th. They have several screens and they are really nice people indeed. There is a beer garden with a screen as well. We were able to see the semi-final there and it all went really well.

This time is for real, and we would like to call you all Basques and Athletic supporters to see our team make history in Europe...Aupa Athletic!

 

Details

  • When: Wednesday, May 9th
  • Time: 7.45 pm
  • Place: The Misty Moon pub in Bethnal Green 456 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0EA. Phone: 020 7613 4263

Photographic Exhibition - Erakusketa May 2012

Photograph of Erandio at night

This is going to be a photographic exhibition in Oxford House which will run all throughout the month of May. The title of the exhibition is "Erandio Gauean" (Erandio at night) and depicts views and places of the municipality of Erandio (Bizkaia, Basque Country), with photographs taken at night. The organiser and supplier of the photographs is the cultural association "Radio Club Takolos" from Erandio.

They did contact us some time ago, after several successful exhibitions in other places, and we were only happy to be able to collaborate with them. In their own words, this is "a great way to showcase our village and, with it, showcase the Basque Country as well".

Click on the image for more information. This certainly promises to be a very interesting exhibition, and we would like to invite you all to come and enjoy it!


Details

  • When: All throughout May 2012
  • Time: Oxford House opening hours: 10 am till 9 pm - Weekend: 10 am till 2 pm)
  • Place: The Cafe in Oxford House, Derbyshire Street. London E2 6HG
  • Price: Free.

Gernika: 75th anniversary of the bombing. Event in London April 2012

Gernika 75th anniversary of the bombing event in London April 2012 poster

This year is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika. All across the Basque country and beyond, there are to be many events to remember and pay homage to all those who so needlessly died in such a horrific way. We at the Society feel we have to join in from London as well, to show our solidarity with Gernika and its people.

To that end, we have arranged a meeting on Thursday, April 26th, in Oxford House. We will be paying tribute to them on this evening and we would ask you to join us there.


 

Details

  • When: Thursday, April 26th
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Place: Oxford House, Derbyshire Street. London E2 6HG

Athletic Club vs Sporting Lisbon: semi-final in London April 2012

Athletic Club banner

On Thursday 26th there is also the semi-final of the Europa League between Athletic and Sporting of Lisbon. Kick-off at 8.05 pm. We have arranged with the landlord of "The Misty Moon" pub in Bethnal Green, for him to buy it and play it for us in his premises. He has kindly agreed to it and we shall be heading towards the pub at about 8.00 pm in order to see the match. Right before that, at 7.00 pm, we will meet up very near in Oxford House to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika (see information in the section above) so you can join us there at 7 pm if you wish.


 

Details

  • When: Thursday, April 26th
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Place: The Misty Moon pub in Bethnal Green 456 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0EA. Phone: 020 7613 4263

"Laughter Day" in London April 2012

Laughter Day in London on April 2012 poster

On April Saturday 28th, we'll be organising a very special event. This is going to be almost an all-day-long event starting with Porrotx eta Marimotots, 2 of the most popular Basque clowns, in the afternoon. We'll then have a theatre play Ispilua (Mirror) by Ion Martinez & Saida Royo and then we'll have a singer-songwriter from Mungia in the Basque Country, Rafa Rueda.

There will free drinks and snacks for the children during the afternoon, and we'll have food and refreshments in the bar for the adults in the evening as well.

Get your free tickets in advance: http://www.barrabarra.eu/eng/events/buy/88

 

Details

  • When: Saturday, April 28th
  • Clowns: 4 pm
  • Theatre play - "Ispilua": 7 pm
  • Acoustic concert - Rafa Rueda: 9 pm
  • Place: Oxford House, Derbyshire Street. London E2 6HG

Berri Txarrak in London April 2012

Berri Txarrak in London at the Garage on April 2012 poster

A few weeks ago we found out Berri Txarrak would be playing a gig in Camden, London, on April 2012. We then realised when we enquired about ticket availability that the venue was quite small and all the tickets were already sold out. We then contacted Berri Txarrak and we have been able to arrange a second concert, this time at The Garage - same place as when we brought them over in 2004, only that this time is going to be in the small room upstairs instead of the main hall. The tickets are for sale now and the availability is going to be limited, so if you want to see Berri Txarrak in London again, make sure you act fast.

Get your tickets on: Ticketweb - Berri Txarrak at the Garage April 22nd 2012


Update on Friday April 20th 2012 - The tickets for this concert are now sold out

 

Details

  • When: Sunday, April 22nd
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Place: Upstairs at The Garage, Highbury corner, London
  • Price: £7/£9 (tickets)