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Contemporary Art Show, JustMad2 2011 in Madrid

Contemporary Art Show, JustMad2 2011 in Madrid

The 2nd edition of the contemporary art fair JustMad2 which is dedicated exclusively to emerging artists will be running alongside the ARCOMadrid show. This event, which will be taking place from the 17th to the 20th of February is a great opportunity for young artists to showcase their work and give more visibility to dynamic and innovative international galleries. more ...

Unusual Jasper Johns pop-art  exhibition in the IVAM,  Valencia

Unusual Jasper Johns pop-art exhibition in the IVAM, Valencia

Jasper Johns is one of the most recognised contemporary artists in the world. His use of familiar icons such as American flags, maps, targets, letters and numbers was influenced by his unique “Take an object” perspective which came to have a powerful influence on subsequent sculptures and paintings. Together with Rauschenberg, this American artist is considered to be one of the forerunners of American pop-art, and is also famous for his paintings, sculptures, drawings and stage sets for choreographer Merce Cunningham. more ...

Music Festival in Berlin, the MaerzMusik

Music Festival in Berlin, the MaerzMusik

Fans of classical music will now be able to enjoy 10 whole days of non-stop music thanks to MaerzMusik in Berlin, that is none other than a music festival taking place from the 18th to the 27th of March. Spectators will get the opportunity to listen to compositions from contemporary artists, including German and international musicians. more ...

Shark exhibition in the Barcelona Maritime Museum

Shark exhibition in the Barcelona Maritime Museum

As of this week and up until the 15th of March you will have the opportunity to go to the “In favour of sharks, a sea of hope” exhibition hosted by the Barcelona Maritime Museum during which those who were traumatised by these animals thanks to the legendary film “Jaws” by Steven Spielberg, can finally make their peace. more ...

London International Mime Festival to be taking place this January 2011

London International Mime Festival to be taking place this January 2011

London is just the place to be as even though Christmas is barely over there are lots of things lined up for 2011 and an abundance of activities on the agenda for the entertainment of visitors and locals alike. For one thing Cirque du Soleil has come to the city, the Chinese New Year celebrations are soon to be taking place, and all this is on the cards in addition to theatre productions and some crazy nights out. However, if you would like to try something different and really fun then we would like to recommend the London International Mime Festival comprising cutting edge circus- theatre, adult puppetry and animation, and physical and object Theatre taking place in London from the 15th to the 30th of January 2011. more ...

New York Winter Antiques Show 2011

New York Winter Antiques Show 2011

Those of you visiting New York this January are in luck because as can be expected this fabulous American city has a jam-packed full agenda of exciting things to do. In the city that sleeps everything is the biggest and the best, and the activities on offer the most varied the reason for which this city is such a popular tourist destination for visitors coming from all over the world. One of the events lined up for this January is the New York Winter Antiques Show to slowly ease everyone into the new year and taking place from the 21st the 30th of January. more ...

Cirque du Soleil ‘Totem’ tour coming to London in January 2011

Cirque du Soleil ‘Totem’ tour coming to London in January 2011

If you’re lucky enough to be in London this January then you should be very excited as Cirque du Soleil, comprising a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment has arrived in the British capital with their Totem tour, and the show will be opening on the 5th of January until the 17th of February 2011. In honour of this special occasion the Royal Albert Hall in London has once again been transformed into a sumptuous big top for the entertainment of locals and visitors alike. more ...

International Circus Festival of Tomorrow in Paris

International Circus Festival of Tomorrow in Paris

Paris just like any good city has a busy agenda and a diverse array of activities on offer, in addition to its abundance of museums including the world famous Louvre, monuments, characteristic districts, culture, and history making it one of the most popular destinations for tourists all year round. The city is particularly famous for the stunning lights and decorations that adorn the French capital and the prestigious Champs Elysées shopping avenue where the city’s annual New Year’s Eve party is held welcoming thousands who gather there to see in the New Year. However, the Christmas celebrations in the City of Lights are soon coming to an end but not to worry there’s no chance of you getting bored because the International Circus Festival of Tomorrow is coming to the French capital on the 27th of January 2011 to keep you and all the locals in Paris well entertained. more ...

Shrek the Musical has arrived in London for 2011

Shrek the Musical has arrived in London for 2011

It’s been long awaited and let’s be honest it was bound to happen, but Shrek the musical has finally arrived in London. This fabulous theatrical version of the film will be opening on the 6th of May 2011 for all you lucky Shrek fans and film fanatics out there in the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, London. more ...

The Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon featuring Tchaikovsky's masterpieces Swan Lake and the Nutcracker

The Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon featuring Tchaikovsky's masterpieces Swan Lake and the Nutcracker

Lisbon is well and truly keeping its visitors entertained this season what with the stunning Christmas decorations and lights, exciting festive events and the Winter Festival soon to be taking place. We say this because after Christmas and in addition to the other events on the agenda, the Russian State Ballet will be performing the classic ballet Swan Lake in Lisbon’s Coliseu dos Recreios on the 1st of January, and his masterpiece the Nutcracker on the 2nd. more ...

30th Edition of the ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair

30th Edition of the ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair

We are currently in the midst of Christmas celebrations, and unlike England the festivities go on well into the New Year and Kings’ Day, which is when the Spaniards traditionally swap gifts. In addition, that lull you’d expect following Christmas events is by no means on the cards as Madrid like any good capital or Spanish city is plotting further exciting activities, the reason for which it is such a popular holiday destination and why visitors can never get bored. Thus, soon after the Christmas celebrations have finalised the ARCO Madrid Contemporary Art Fair will be taking place for all you arty types out there and who are taking a post-festive break in the Spanish capital. more ...

Lisbon Winter Festival to be held in January 2011

Lisbon Winter Festival to be held in January 2011

The charming city of Lisbon is just a melting pot of culture, and the Christmas events on offer this festive season are particularly elaborate with all the beautiful lights and decorations, as well as their Christmas tree of record breaking height, not to mention the festive and fabulous Gifts and Craft trade show, and finally their New Year’s Eve celebrations which promise to be spectacular with the firework displays, concerts and performances, amongst many other events organised for seeing in the New Year. And, that’s not all as the Portuguese capital will be continuing to entertain the locals and visitors alike with its Winter Festival of art and culture that the city will be hosting from the 6th to the 31st of January 2011. more ...

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