in brief
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we makes magazines

We've taken part in this two-yearly magazine makers meeting again. The world's most different, peculiar magazines get together in Luxembourg. For those of us who believe that magazines are more than just information stores and displays, going to Colophon is a compulsory event. Like every year, the magazines attending are recommended in the We Make Magazines book and in this way travel around the world to different places where magazines will be seen in different ways.

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tabakalera in sounds

At Tabakalera, the Donostia contemporary arts centre, there are often conversations about how special the building itself is as well as the exhibits shown there. In our opinion,Tabakalera Soinutan (Tabakalera in Sounds) is the most innovative, beautiful and appropriate exhibit yetto be organized there. It offers different ways to get to know the building by making our sense of hearing, so often undeveloped, the main player. It's worth travelling around the inside of the international and local artists' works. You won't regret it.

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marina d'or

The giant, glamorous holiday resort which Ane Igarteburu advertises isn't at its finest moment. As well as the blondes, having a break and going on one of the very fashionable cruises seems like a great idea. It seems to us that spending a weekend at Marina D'Or nowadays could be an unforgettable experience. If you're looking for extreme experiences, you don't need to go very far or spend a lot of money.

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abandoned theatres

When we look at these photos, we go on two types of journeys. First to the past, to the times when plays and recitals were given in all these theatres. The second journey is to the present. These places offer the type of journey to abandoned places with special aesthetics that the balde enjoys so much. Most of the theatres in US photographer Julia Solis's work are small or medium-size. Former asylums, prisons, hotels, schools and town clubs lend their special charm to her work.

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20 hatz project

You could put Ion Garmendia's Iñaki Plaza's 20 hatz project into the category of world music. It's usual to compile music groups like this from different cultures, make vegetarian food and then, all together, with the best of vibes, get singing. But 20 hatz makes different types of compilations. Experimentation with instruments (amazing instruments made with PVC tubes, for example) and innovative contents make these musicians and their friends work attractive.

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almost everything

Jon Manzisidor has brought together all his work, or examples of all his work, in this comic collection. His work's style and diversity often amazes his readers. Ironic, simple, simplistic, intellectual, naïf... it's difficult to describe. We love comics too, and we're very proud that a big percentage of his work has been published in the balde.

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getxophoto

In its third year, as well as getting close to local people, this year's photos make them the stars.Getxophoto, one of our favourite events, the town and the townspeople's (you could also say the city and its people, we don't want to get into an Atxaga type argument). Way of life is shown in this exhibition. Outside the official history, thousands of micro stories show a different view at this year's photo exhibition at Getxo. Alberto Garcia Alix'es "De donde no e vuelve" is going to start this year's audio-visual experience.

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air hostess'es uniforms

Cliff Muskiet has worked for the airline KLM for the last 30 years. At the beginning of the 80's the company decided it had to change its uniforms and get rid of the old ones. Mr Muskiet asked permissionto keep a few of those uniforms and that's when he started his collection. He now has 843 different uniforms from 360 airlines and every decade.

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ertz10

Who would have predicted that we were going to celebrate the 10th edition of Ertz. With all its humility and periferical nature, this music festival has lasted longer than some larger festivals. It's not hard to see how it has succeeded. Quality, differentiation, enthusiasm and knowing how to use its energy have always been at the centre of this festival. Musicians who have taken part over the last ten years have been invited to come again and the festival will be held at Bera, Donostia and Hazparne.

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mapamundistas

We'll have to chance to enjoy different activities connected with journeys once more in Iruña throughout the month of September. This year's event will offer Mapamundistas. The main players are going to be people who have travelled with you or people you have met on your journeys. People from all over the world can be so different and, at the same time, so alike.

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mundaka

The yearly high-wire acrobat world championship trial has come back to Mundaka's left wave this year. It's a Mundaka's left wave this year. It's a trial that many of the surfers don't like, that ́s why we love it. Let's see if this year there's better luck and we get to see the left wave and its magic tube again. When we get close, we'll all shout "Egurrrraaa!" (Go for it!) to to Aritz Aranburu and our wild cards.