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Granada to host the 60th International Music and Dance Festival this summer

Granada to host the 60th International Music and Dance Festival this summer

The Granada international music and dance festival will be taking place once again this summer from the 24th of June for two whole glorious weeks. This year’s edition will also be a very significant one given that this prestigious musical event is celebrating its 60th anniversary, which is reflected in the programme featuring commemorations of the cultural history of Europe. more ...

Theatertreffen, German language and dance theatre meeting in Berlin

Theatertreffen, German language and dance theatre meeting in Berlin

Taking place from the 6th to the 22nd of May this interesting but controversial theatre meeting is part of the Berlin Festival held at the Haus de Berliner Festspiele. Its unconventional programming, which has quite often provoked public controversy, makes Theatertreffen the unique theatre event that it is. more ...

Maggio Musicale 2011, annual international music festival in Florence

Maggio Musicale 2011, annual international music festival in Florence

This annual opera festival founded in 1933 comprises one of the oldest musical events in Italy and one of the most prestigious in the European Union. It takes place in the “Teatro Comunale“, the centre of musical life in the Tuscan capital, and will be celebrating its 74th edition from the 1st of May to the 30th of June this summer. more ...

Afghanistan exhibition in the British Museum, London featuring surviving treasures

Afghanistan exhibition in the British Museum, London featuring surviving treasures

The world famous British Museum is easily one of the most popular attractions in London. It's no wonder because it exhibits the work of man from prehistoric times to present day from all over the world. Highlights of this historical treasure include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies in it's Ancient Egypt collection. However, we would like to touch upon their latest exciting exhibition entitled “Afghanistan. Crossroads of the Ancient World” featuring surviving treasures from the National Museum of Afghanistan, which will be showing in this London museum until the 3rd of July. more ...

Biutiful, a film by  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Biutiful, a film by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Everyone's really excited about the approaching Oscars, including us. There's especially a lot of talk about certain films released this year including The Black Swan with Natalie Portman, the King's Speech with Colin Firth, and Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio all nominated, and deservingly so, for various different awards from this prestigious event, however we would like to touch upon the latest release by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Amores Perros and Babel), Biutiful starring the greatest Spanish actor of his generation, Javier Bardem. more ...

African Film Festival in Tarifa, Cadiz

African Film Festival in Tarifa, Cadiz

From the 11th to the 19th of June Tarifa will be hosting the African Film Festival, an initiative created to provide a platform in Spanish for African cinema in the most northern point of Europe, or Tarifa. more ...

British Art Show 7 in the Hayward Gallery, London

British Art Show 7 in the Hayward Gallery, London

The British Art Show, a touring exhibition that takes place every 5 years, has finally returned to London after 20 years! Hurrah! The show, which showcases the very best of cutting-edge contemporary art in some of the most influential galleries in the country will thus be holding an exhibition from the 16th of February to the 17th of April 2011 in the Hayward Gallery, London. 39 artists will be participating in this prestigious event, and artwork produced over the last 5 years will be on show demonstrating the wealth of talent of artists from all over the country who have created pieces and brand new works especially for the project. more ...

Museum Island in Berlin

Museum Island in Berlin

Berlin, that cosmopolitan city, the “in” place for young Europeans thanks to it’s chilled out night life and modern outlook. This city not only offers some cracking nights out and a cultural variety revealed by the thousands of visitors that come every year and the ethnic melting pot that the German capital is, no, Berlin has an impressive range of museums to suit all tastes, making it very attractive on a cultural and intellectual level. So that you don’t get lost amongst the confusion of all these museums, here is a little guide of the museums in Berlin to help you on your way. more ...

ARTOUR-O, unusual art tour to be celebrated this spring in Florence

ARTOUR-O, unusual art tour to be celebrated this spring in Florence

From the 10th to the 13th of March this year visitors to Florence will be able to participate in ARTOUR-O, an unusual art tour in Florence featuring conventions and exhibitions that highlight the relationship between territory and contemporary art, endorsing Italy’s artistic production. Through this event, participants will also get the opportunity to discover this charming Italian city and discover some of its many beautiful landmarks and monuments. more ...

Flamenco Festival in London with Estrella Morente, Tomatito, Miguel Poveda....

Flamenco Festival in London with Estrella Morente, Tomatito, Miguel Poveda....

Flamenco now appears to be a universal art, and wherever it goes it seems to triumph which may have something to do with the genuine passion of the dancers and singers, as well as due to the beautiful rhythm and movements associated with this Andalusian art. Whatever it owes its success to, its fame and universality is becoming increasingly clearer with events such as the London Flamenco Festival taking place between the 8 and the 19th of February which will be giving Londoners the opportunity to experience a few days of passion and feel flamenco at the hands of some of the greatest Spanish flamenco artists there are. more ...

“Build the Revolution. Art and Architecture in Russia- 1915-1935” in the CaixaForum, Barcelona

“Build the Revolution. Art and Architecture in Russia- 1915-1935” in the CaixaForum, Barcelona

Avant-garde Russian architecture and art are unknown to us, due to the indifference that that Russians have had to their dominating architectural style over the years, amongst other reasons. However, it’s not for this reason that Russian architecture deserves a deeper look and one that demonstrates its worth on all levels. more ...

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