• Music

    Step Outside in Florence this July

    by  • July 18, 2015 • City Breaks, Florence, Music

    There are plenty of things going on in the open air in Florence this summer   Anyone taking a city break to Florence this month will find no shortage of events taking place in different parts of the city centre. If the weather is fine there is certainly plenty going on outside for visitors...

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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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    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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    Football, Art, Fashion, Music and Beer – Berlin’s a City of Many Attractions

    by  • June 5, 2015 • Art, Berlin, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Fashion, Festivals, Food & Drink, Music, Sport

    From the clash of the footballing titans in tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League final to the musical mayhem of Lollapalooza and artistic masterpieces of Botticelli, Berlin’s got a lot going on over the next few months. The giants of European football are preparing to descend on the German capital tomorrow as FC Barcelona get ready...

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    The Brussels Jazz Marathon

    by  • May 22, 2015 • Brussels, City Breaks, Festivals, Music

    It’s Jazz all the Way in the Belgian Capital this Weekend. All eyes may be on Vienna this weekend as the kitsch juggernaut that is Eurovision rolls into the Austrian capital, yet there is another musical event taking place on the continent this weekend a little closer to home, the Brussels Jazz Marathon. Now...

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    What’s on in Copenhagen

    by  • May 12, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Exhibitions, Fashion, Festivals, Food & Drink, Music, Sport

    From food festivals to art exhibitions, there’s no shortage of events taking place in the Danish capital this summer. If you’re planning a Copenhagen city break any time soon, chances are you might soon encounter some extra sightseeing assistance as you make your way around the Danish capital. Yesterday, it was announced that Copenhagen’s...

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    David Bowie Descends on Paris

    by  • March 2, 2015 • City Breaks, Exhibitions, Music, Paris

    Combine a City Break in Paris with the Creative Musical Genius of Bowie. Dedicated followers of the Cities Direct blog site may recall that last year, I wrote about the phenomenal ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition as it arrived in the German capital on the latest leg of its worldwide tour. Berlin and Chicago done,...

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    Help! The Beatles in Salzburg

    by  • January 29, 2015 • City Breaks, Exhibitions, Music, Salzburg

    City of Mozart and the Sound of Music, Salzburg Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Coming to Town. Salzburg isn’t perhaps the first city you’d associate with The Beatles. Liverpool, most definitely. Hamburg, perhaps. And yet Austria’s fourth city (surprisingly it comes below Graz and Linz in terms of demographic size) is set...

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