• Festivals

    A September Summary

    by  • August 26, 2015 • Barcelona, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Festivals, Film, Food & Drink, Frankfurt, Munich, San Sebastian, Venice

    From film festivals and car shows to centuries-old cultural events, here’s a snapshot of what’s on in September across Europe. As we prepare to say goodbye to summer (‘what summer?’ I hear you cry!) and autumn fast approaches, there’s still plenty of events and offerings taking place across Europe, perfect for combining with a...

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    Festival Fever Hits Salzburg

    by  • July 15, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Festivals, Film, Music, Salzburg

    From its Summer Festival to the 50th Anniversary of The Sound of Music, Salzburg’s Musical Heritage Comes to the Fore. This weekend sees the start of the annual Salzburg Festival, a six-week-long extravaganza of opera, drama and concerts for festival-goers of every age. Highlights of the festival include several performances of William Shakespeare’s The...

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    Zurich Invites People to Look Up This Summer!

    by  • July 12, 2015 • Art, Festivals, Zurich

    An open air art festival, “Aufsehen”, will ensure that everyone casts their eyes upwards this summer This summer in Zurich an exciting open-air art festival called “Aufsehen!” will invite people to look up in various parts of the city centre. Barely noticed building façades have been dressed in style, displaying video projections, balloons, or...

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    Get Down in Ghent

    by  • July 9, 2015 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Festivals, Ghent, Music, Rail

    The Season of Jazz is in Full Swing in Ghent I recently blogged about jazz festivals taking place in Brussels and Copenhagen, well here’s another one about to start! Getting underway tomorrow (Friday, 10th July) and running through until Saturday, 18th July is Gent Jazz Festival, a nine-day festival of jazz in the delightful...

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    Jazzing it up in Copenhagen

    by  • July 2, 2015 • City Breaks, Copenhagen, Festivals, Music

    Jazz Descends on the Danish Capital for a 10-Day Festival of Sound. Tomorrow (Friday, 3rd July) sees the launch of the 37th annual Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Denmark’s foremost jazz event in operation since 1979 and considered one of Europe’s most prestigious festivals of this musical genre. Indeed, Copenhagen is renowned as one of the...

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    Budapest offers plenty to see and do this Summer

    by  • June 21, 2015 • Budapest, Festivals

    Highlights in Budapest in June and July include Danube Day and the Danube  Festival There’s plenty going on in Budapest throughout the summer months. The Danube Festival – a wonderful celebration of dance of all types from traditional through to contemporary – has just finished for another year. Meanwhile Budapest’s Summer Festival continues right...

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    Lonely Planet’s Best Places in Europe 2015

    by  • June 18, 2015 • Amsterdam, Architecture, Art, Aurora Borealis, Belgrade, Festivals, Food & Drink, Leipzig, Malaga, Nature, Porto, Tromso, Turin

    From the artistic Mediterranean vibe of Málaga to the sublime natural landscapes of northern Norway, this year’s best places in Europe offers an eclectic mix of destinations. Published this week is the Lonely Planet’s top 10 guide to the best European places to visit in 2015. As well as some staple favourites such as...

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