laburrak in brief
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21 grams

Although this has been presented as a “memory box”, the only thing of mention in it is a dildo. The main thing about the dildo is that is contains 21 grams of your dead lover’s ashes and offers you the chance to have sexual relationships beyond the grave. Apparently 21 grams is the weight of your soul. In this case, the soul will help you to have some great times.

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kalealdia

The streets of Bilbao are going to be full of street theatre and artistic events during the first week of July. Year by year more and more people with different tastes and of different ages come together for Kalealdia’s interesting, fun and innovative programme. There’s no better reason for stepping out.

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for map lovers

Those of you who see the balde from time to time know that we’re very keen on maps. We reckon they’re more than just good for practical purposes, politics and geography, they’re also graphic treasure. We thought we’d reached paradise when we clicked on the link below.

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san sebastian film festival

At this year’s Donostia Zinemaldia there are
interesting cycles for cinema lovers as well as the
official programme and the competition. In fact,
it’s almost impossible to see these films on the big
screen elsewhere. This year, amongst other things,
there’s a chance to see films by directors Merian
C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, the creators
of the wonderful King Kong movie.

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surfilmfest

Chile is this year’s invited country, a collective
from Japan has made the poster and, as always, it’ll be a chance to watch films of waves from all over the world. It’s clear that people who enjoy the
sea don’t recognise any geographical boundaries. There’ll be no shortage of exhibitions, parties and
concerts at this 13th edition.

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ehz

This year’s EHZ festival is going to be held on 3rd, 4th and 5th July. One of the many good things which we can say about this festival is that every year it puts on lots of well-known and lesser-known music and, if only for that, this isn’t just another festival.

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kantoikrit

Since we went to Oñati’s kantoikrit bicycle trial the idea of extreme sport has taken on a new meaning
in our dictionary. There’s nothing like seeing the
bike riders careering along the streets of Oñati just millimetres away from the walls and pavements. There’s nothing like the night out afterwards, either. It’s on 18th July.

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signs from the future

There are signs and posters in this project about signs from the near future which make you think.

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wall of miracles

An exhibition putting three artists’ work in conversation – Dora Garcia, Loretta Lux and Vicente Ameztoy – is on until the end of August. In fact, visitors will be able to leave their opinions and
contributions on the wall. As well as being an
interesting option in itself, we never miss the chance to see Ameztoy’s work with our own eyes.

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expogrow

This festival, which is much more than just a cannabis market, is back in Irun from 11th to 13th September. Like every year, as well as the market and the talks there are going to be many sports and leisure activities in the circus top and surrounding areas. And, of course, there’ll be great concerts. This year’s programme includes the likes of Third World, Collectif, Flavia Coelho, Marina P & Stepart, with some surprises still to be confirmed.

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rereading

Jakoba Errekondo is going to draw the second season of rereadings to a close on 18th June. This project, based on the great opportunity to reread a book, is organised by Koldo Mitxelena culture centre and Memory Dump, and this year the hosts have been Lorea Agirre, Ixiar Rozas, Rafa Berrio and Mikel Pagadizabal.

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ice-cream in the streets

For the third consecutive year, Chicago artist Jim Bachor has filled in several holes in his city to make an icecream mosaic. Rumour has it that many households with children dig holes hoping that Jim Bachor will turn up with his ice-cream.