Welcome - Ongi Etorri

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The Society's office is open to the public on Mondays (1.00 pm – 5.30 pm) and Wednesdays (1.00 pm – 5.30 pm)

Elkarteko bulegoa irekita izango dugu astelehenetan (1.00 pm – 5.30 pm) eta asteazkenetan (1.00 pm – 5.30 pm)

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

The Society's agenda

Eratu Live in concert in London March 2014

Eratu live in concert in London March 2014

On Saturday 22nd, we'll be having the Basque band "Eratu" playing for us at "T Chances" music venue. (Tottenham, 399 High Rd, London N17 6QN) Eratu will be coming from Euskal Herria to perform and share the evening with us. There will be more guest bands and DJ music all throughout the night. Starting at 8.00 pm till 2.00 am. Tickets at £12 at the door on the day (£10 Society members and in advance) Drinks and pintxoak at affordable prices.

Please spread the word and tell anyone you think might be interested. Check out the poster for details and/or contact us for more information or to get tickets for this concert.


Contact us for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, March 22nd 2014
  • Time: from 8.00 p.m
  • Place: "T Chances" Arts and Music venue, 399 High Road, London N17 6QN
  • Price: £10 Society members. £12 at the door on the day.

 

VIII Mus Txapelketa in London November 2013

VIII Mus Txapelketa in London 2013

Are you a Mus champion?

Once again we'll be getting together to see who is currently the best at Mus in London. The last year's winners promised last week to come and defend their current position. We encourage everyone to come and take part in the Mus contest.


Like every other year, we'll be playing at 4 Kings and 4 aces only. This is always a very relaxed and entertaining event and there will be some food and refreshments available.


Please check the poster for more info. Registration required. Register your couple by sending us a message. If you want to play but have no partner, send us an email and we'll try to hook you up with someone. £5 per person. Two beautiful Txapela and two bottles of wine as the prize for the winners.


So, again, are a Mus champion? Come and prove it!


Contact us to register or for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, November 9th 2013
  • Time: from 4.30 p.m
  • Place: The Chapel, Oxford House Derbyshire Street E26HG
  • Price: £5 per person

 

Elkartearen Eguna Kontzertua in London November 2013

Elkartearen Eguna Kontzertua in London 2013

Come and join us to celebrate the Day of the Society one more year. We will be having the Basque band "Damba" and the Basques in London duo "Seward Road". DJ music. Food and refreshmentes available. Tickets £5 at the door on the day. Contact us for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, November 23rd 2013
  • Time: from 6.30 p.m
  • Place: Oxford House Derbyshire Street E26HG
  • Price: £5

 

Open Debate: Catalan, Basque and Scottish independence processes September 2013

Open Debate: Catalan, Basque and Scottish independence processes September 2013

An open debate on the current situation in Catalonia, Scotland and the Basque Country. Refreshments available. Please do contact us if you need further information.


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, September 28th 2013
  • Time: 11.00 am till 2.00 pm
  • Place: Oxford House

 

The London Welsh Sessions - An evening of music and literature October 2013

The London Welsh Sessions - An evening of music and literature September 2013

After a new collaboration agreement with the London Welsh, we would like to let you know about one of their main yearly events, coming very soon. Thus, on Friday October 4th, the weekend will kick-off with the event "The London Welsh Sessions" an evening of music and literature. As you can see on the poster, it will feature some literary seminars and four live bands. The seminars might be of great interest to musicians based in London. In regards of the bands, the four have been nominated for the 2013 Welsh Music Prize, so we can expect a top quality event. Tickets at £5.


You can read more about the London Welsh Centre on the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Welsh_Centre


Their offical website: http://www.londonwelsh.org/


If you have not yet visited the Welsh Centre, this is a great opportunity to do it. It is a beautiful place, and they have a great bar with a stage for live music and several rooms and halls, suitable for many different events. We were there and it was very interesting. It was well worth the visit.


You can get more information about the whole weekend program and more events: http://www.londonwelsh.org/archives/4862

 

Details

  • When: Friday, October 4th 2013 (more events all throughout the weekend. Please check their website for more details)
  • Time: From 7.30pm
  • Place: London Welsh Centre - 157-163 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8UE
  • Price: £5 (on Friday's evening event. Check their website for weekend prices)

 

bizkaia:talent in London September 2013

bizkaia:talent logo

bizkaia:talent will be taking part in the NatureJobs Career Expo which will be taking place on Thursday September 19th at the Business Design Centre in London. Also, bizkaia:talent'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 Thursday, September 19th at about 7.00 pm, 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 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:talent services: Euskara - Castellano

 

Details

  • When: Expo on Thursday September 19th. Meeting organised by bizkaia:talent with highly qualified Basque professionals, on Thursday September 19th, from 7.00 pm
  • Time: Expo, all day. Meeting with bizkaia:talent 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.

 

Euskara Klaseak - Basque Lessons 2013-2014 in London September 2013

Euskara Klaseak - Basque language lessons 2013

The new academic year 2013-2014 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 2013
  • Time: To be established
  • Place: Oxford House

 

Fermin Muguruza in London August 2013

We can confirm Fermin Muguruza will be back in London in late August bringing his new project and as part of a massive European tour. He will be playing at The Garage again in what promises to be an amazing evening. This will be the third time Fermin has collaborated with the Society, and we are thrilled to be able to work with him and his band one more time. We had a full house the last two times he was here, and we are expecting to have yet another one.

The tickets for this concert are already on sale. You can purchase them online through TicketWeb's website or at our office in Oxford House. Contact us for more information about getting your tickets for this concert.

Fermin Muguruza live in London August 2013

 

Details

  • When: Friday, August 23rd 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: The Garage, Highbury Corner, London
  • Price: £20 (£25 at the door)

 

Gibelurdinek - Folk music from the Basque Country in London August 2013

Gibelurdinek in London August 2013

As part of the Uda-Jaiak we are having an all day party on Saturday, August 3rd, starting at around noon in London Fields. There'll be some street performances and then we'll be heading towards Haggerston Community Centre, where we'll carry on with the party and the band will be performing their latest work. We'd like to invite you all to join us there. Contact us for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Wednesady, August 3rd 2013
  • Time: from 12.00 p.m
  • Place: London Fields - Haggerston Community Centre (Haggerston Overground)
  • Price: £3

 

Oinkari Dantza Taldea - Dance Group in London August 2013

Oinkari Dantza Taldea - Dance Group in London May 2013

We are organising a very special event for this summer. We are glad to announce the Basque dance group from the Gipuzkoan town of Billabona will be in London in August, and we would like to invite you all to join us for this event. They will be performing Ari Du, a mixture of classical and contemporary dances from the Basque Country. Contact us for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Wednesady, August 7th 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: Oxford House
  • Price: £5 members/£7 non-members

 

Fabio Javier Echarri talks about his book London July 2013

Book presentation by Fabio Javier Echarri in London July 2013

We are pleased to announce this new event for Tuesday, July 9th. In this occasion, we will have as a guest to Mr. Fabio Javier Echarri, a basque-argentinian writer, well known in the Basque diaspora and winner of the "Premio Andrés de Irujo" 2010 with his book Eusebio Zamacola Abrisqueta: un basauritarra en el Chaco argentino(ISBN:978-84-457-3183-3). He will be accompanied by his wife and two siblings.


Mr. Echarri will be talking about the subject of his winning book, the life of Eusebio Zamacola Abrisqueta, El Vasco, as he was known in his days, a Basque from Basauri who emigrated to Argentina in 1924, at the age of twenty, and did end up running into all sorts of adventures.


Amongst these, for one, becoming a bandit, a very much loved by the common-people bandit, fighting the widespread corruption in the system, and robbing the rich to spread the wealth around the many poor and helpless people of "El Chaco". They, in return, gave him and his gang support and assisted them in many occasions to avoid being caught by the law. He was well known and respected as a person with values and honour. He had two children on those days. After years being chased, he left "El Chaco" to go to the province of "Córdoba", where he tried to start a new life out of trouble.


He was finally caught, after his retirement, and did eight years in jail. He kept in touch with his children and when he finally got out in 1946, he married to Ms.Aurelia Fleytas, and had a quiet life working as an administrator in a sawmill in Quitilipi. And, still, had the time and the dedication to have another eight children!


We are hoping Mr. Echarri and his family will also be able to tell us much about the Basques in Argentina and Latin America. Their customs, their way to feel their "basqueness", etc. There'll be snacks and refreshments available. Please do join us for this event. Contact us for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Tuesday, July 9th 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: Oxford House
  • Price: Free

 

Bertso Evening in London June 2013

Bertso Evening in London June 2013

This year's Bertso event will be slightly different than the ones from previous years. Instead of a bazkaria-lunch, we have hired a hall near London Fields, where we will have the chance to enjoy a session of Bertso reciting with 3 great bertsolariak coming to London from the Basque Country for this event. This time all of them are from the Basque province of Bizkaia (Biscay). Thus, we will be having with us Jone Uria, Igor Elortza and Xabat Galletebeitia. After the Bertso session, we'll be having a party nearby. Needless to say, we'd like to invite all to join us there. Contact us for more information about this event.


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, June 22nd 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: 7.00 pm meet up at London Fields' Pub in the Park (9 Martello Street, Hackney E8 3PE). Then at 8.00 pm 406 Mentmore Terrace, London Fields, E8 3PH (just around the corner from the Pub)
  • Price: £5

 

Screening of the Basque movie Zuloak in London May 2013

Screening of the Basque documental Zuloak in London May 2013

On Friday, May 31st, we will be screening the Basque documental by Fermin Muguruza Zuloak, with English subtitles. The screening will be in Oxford House and the tickets will be available on the day. There'll also be drinks and snacks available. Click on the image to see the full poster. Contact us for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Friday, May 31st 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: Oxford House
  • Price: £5 members/£7 non-members

 

Acoustic Sunday - Lain Taldea in London April 2013

Acoustic Sunday - Lain Taldea in London

We are pleased to announce a new concert in the Theatre in Oxford House, on Sunday, April 28th. This time we are organinding an acoustic night featuring some great acts and many great musicians. We'll have with us "Lain Taldea" from the Basque Country, arriving soon to London for this performance. We are really glad to be able have them performing for us and we would like to invite you all to join us for the event. There are several other acts programmed, including "Jo & Azpi" (Welsh and Basque) and "The Hobos" from London. There'll also be a group of musicians providing some great background music in between the acts. Food and drinks available, as usual. Likewise, the tickets will be available on the day, at the door, at £5. Contact us for more information, or just see you there!


 

Details

  • When: Sunday, April 28th 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: The Theatre, Oxford House
  • Price: £5

 

Aberri Eguna in London March 2013

Aberri Eguna 2013 in London

Like every year, we shall also be getting together to celebrate the Day of the Basque nation - Aberri Eguna. We shall meet up just outside london Fields' Pub on the Park at 12.00 pm, where we shall have a session of Basque beer tasting to start up the day. We'll then head at 2.00 pm towards Baxter's Court, a Pub just opposite Hackney's Town Hall, where we shall have lunch. Contact us for more information, or join us there.


 

Details

  • When: Sunday, March 31st 2013
  • Time: from 12.00 p.m just outside the Pub on the Park in London Fields
  • From 2.00 pm we'll be at Baxter's Court, 282-284 Mare Street, London E8 5PE

 

Korrika Jaia in London March 2013

Jon & Sugramas and Bitter Honey in London

One more time the Korrika will be celebrated by all in the Basque Country and beyond, and the Society will also be joining the celebrations, one more time too, from London. We are planning a day of fun and entertainment, while we follow the events of the Korrika back home, in the Basque Country itself. Needless to say, we would like to call up all Basques and friends to come and join us in this special day. There will be an assorment of activities, including music and a great bunch of people eager to have a great time indeed. Food and refreshments will also be available. Contact us for more information, or else...see you there!


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, March 23th 2013
  • Time: from 12.00 p.m in Stonebridge Gardens for our symbolic Korrika run (then Haggerston Community Centre)
  • Place: Stonebridge Gardens (Hackney, E8 - Right outside Haggerston overground station). Then Haggerston Community Centre (179 Haggerston Rd London E8 4JB)
  • Price: £15 (unlimited food and drinks during the day)

 

Laburbira - a season of Basque short films in London March 2013

Laburbira a new season of Basque short films in London March 2013

Carrying on with this new season of Basque films, this screening will be in Oxford House and there will be snacks and refreshments available and included with the ticket. The tickets will be available on the day, at the door, at £5. Contact us for more information, or just turn up on the day.


 

Details

  • When: Thursday, March 21st 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: Oxford House
  • Price: £5 (includes a glass of wine or refreshment and snacks)

 

Korrika Pantomime in London March 2013

Jon & Sugramas and Bitter Honey in London

Come down to Picadilly and join us for this early start of the Korrika 18 in London. We will be filming a short video-pantomime to participate as ever from London in this 18th edition of the Korrika event. There will be later in the month a Korrika Eguna/Jaia, and you are all welcome to join us then as well. Please contact us for more information on any of these events.


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, March 2nd 2013
  • Time: from 11.00 a.m
  • Place: Picadilly (Eros Statue)

 

Screening of the Basque movie Bertsolari in London February 2013

Screening of the Basque movie "Bertsolari" in London

On Friday, February 8th, we will be screening the aclaimed movie Bertsolari. This movie, written and directed by Asier Altuna, goes deep into the world of the Basque tradition of sung improvised verses and compiles a series of interviews with top people from the world of Bertsolarism as well as a brief introduccion and history of the custom itself and footage of different Bertsolariak - Basque verse improvisers - compiting in actual championships.

£5. Contact us for more information


Interesting links, in English, about this movie and Bertsolarism itself:

 

Details

  • When: Friday, February 8th 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: Oxford House
  • Price: £5

 

Basque Rock night: Jon & Sugramas and Bitter Honey in London January 2013

Jon & Sugramas and Bitter Honey in London

We are starting this new year 2013 with a Rock concert featuring these two great Basque bands. This is a good chance to check them out and have a cracking time, all at once. This is also a good chance to make new friends here in London. As ever, the Society is pleased to be able to collaborate with these bands and we would ask you to come and join us in showing our support to them and to Basque music and artists in general. There will be food and refreshments available. Tickets on the day, at the door, at £5. Contact us for more information, or else...see you there!


Check them out in Youtube!

 

Details

  • When: Saturday, January 12th 2013
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: Oxford House
  • Price: £5

 

Urte Berri On! Happy new year 2013!

New Year in London December 2012

If you are staying in London for New Year's Eve, you can join more people spending this evening together in Hackney. Thus, we will be meeting on Monday 31st, from 7 p.m, in the Wetherspoon's Pub in Baxter's Court, Hackney Central. Contact us for more information.


 

Details

  • When: Monday, December 31st 2012
  • Time: from 7.00 p.m
  • Place: Wetherspoon's Pub in Baxter's Court, Hackney Central.

 

Olentzero eta Mari Domingi celebration in London December 2012

Olentzero and Mari Domingi celebration in London December 2012

This year's Olentzero eta Mari Domingi lunch will be in Oxford House, on Saturday December 15th. Once more we are preparing a very special event and we'd like to invite you all to join us. There will be music and presents for the children. This year's Christmas lunch will be, as ever, an event suitable for all the famiy. Tickets for this lunch will be £15 per person. In order to organise this event, we'd ask you to send us an email if you are thinking of joining us. Please do send us an email as well if you want to help us organise it.


 

Details

  • When: Saturday, December 15th 2012
  • Time: from 2.00 p.m
  • Place: Oxford House

 

Euskararen Nazioarteko Eguna – International Day of the Basque Language in London November 2012

International Day of the Basque Language celebration in London

On Sunday December 2nd, we'll be getting together to join from London the celebration of the Basque Language International Day 2012. We'll be meeting at 12.00 p.m in Trafalgar Square and will then head to "Pix", the pintxos restaurant in Covent Garden. Contact us for more information or just come and join us!


 

Details

  • When: Sunday December 2nd 2012
  • Time: 12.00 p.m
  • Place: Trafalgar Square

 

Euskal Children Playgroup November 2012

Euskara Klaseak - Basque language lessons 2012

Starting from January 2013, the Society will be organising a playgroup with the aim of getting the little ones to speak and practice Euskara – Basque language. It is very likely this playgroup will be organised on Saturdays. By popular demand, we have seen this project is having quite a few families interested and if you want your kids to join this group, please do contact us for more details. We'll keep you posted if you are interested and we'll contact you in early January with more details.


 

Details

  • When: From January 2013
  • 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 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

 

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

 

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.


 

Details

 

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.


Details

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)