Online Art & Culture Channel
Art & Culture in Europe has never been more important – sod Brexit, we say! Art and cultural exchanges know no borders, but should be inspiring us to want to learn more about each other, our origins and celebrate our different edges! So, have fun exploring our definitive guide to theatre, dance, opera, exhibitions in the performing arts and film, as well as red carpet events, galas and social happenings throughout the whole of Europe.
Paris Opera Ballet: Hiroshi Sugimoto/William Forsythe At Palais Garnier 19 Sept – 15 Oct
This is the first invitation to photographer Sugimoto to create a backdrop to ballet performances by Forsythe. Watch the vid to see Aurélie Dupont dance to his work (operadeparis.fr)
Bayrische Staatsoper Season Preview 2019/20
See what next season holds in store for this incredible opera house in Munich/ Germany (staatsoper.de)
London – Hamilton The Musical Victoria Palace Theatre until 28 September 2019
Watch this amazing Tony-Award winning musical in London, which has just had it’s run extended for yet another time until the end of September. hamiltonmusical.com
Milan – Anna Netrebko opening the 2019/20 season in Tosca at Teatro alla Scala
The illustrious Anna Netrebko will be back at La Scala, opening the coming season 2019/20, singing the iconic role in Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ (teatroallascala.org)
London Literature Festival 2019 from 17 – 27 October at Southbank Centre
Could London be even more of a literature hub? Don’t miss it (southbankscentre.co.uk)
Den Haag/The Netherlands – Crossing Border Cultural Festival from 29Oct – 3Nov’19
This inner city cultural fest is all about music and language! It’s brilliant fun, taking place in several locations centred around The Hague’s Grote Markt (crossingborder.nl)
63rd BFI London Film Festival from 2 – 13 Oct 2019
London gets even more glamorous, whilst the greatest in global cinema shows in the capital during these days (bfi.org.uk)
Huge names speak at the Cheltenham Lit Fest, not just from the English scene, but also on an international level, incl. Hillary Clinton! #cheltlitfest
Arena di Verona from 21 June – 7 Sept
Attending one of the most famous operatic events in the world, means making memories of a lifetime! arena.it
SPAIN – KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil Málaga: 13 Sept-13 Oct Madrid: 24 Oct-23 Dec 2019
This is one of Cirque du Soleil’s absolute classics, so if you’re on the Costa del Sol or in Madrid – GO! (cirquedusoleil.com)
Europe – Ehrlich Brothers Magic Show Paris: 16 May 2020 Oslo: 6 June 2020 London: 26 Sept 2020
You gotta see it to believe it – the best magic show ever to come out of Germany. Visit their website for more tour dates (ehrlich-brothers.com)
Bayreuther Festspiele 2019 Wagner Festival from 16 May – 4 October
Wagnerians, listen up! This is THE most important festival for Wagner lovers around the world bayreuther-festspiele.de
ART EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS
London – Tate Modern: BSL Tour: Olafur Eliasson In Real Life from 6 Sept onwards
Check the captivating installations this Icelandic artist creates and let them move you (tate.org.uk)
Frankfurt – Schirn Kunsthalle 2019
Short summary of the exhibitions the Schirn Kunsthalle, which regularly run collabs with leading London museums, has on offer this year schirn.de
Bilbao – Guggenheim Museum: Jenny Holzer – Thing Indescribable until 9 September 2019
The mistress of killer phrases is showing in Northern Spain, transmitting her aphorisms in Basque, Spanish & English guggenheim-bilbao.eus
Calling on all pop art lovers: visit Haring’s first major show in the UK
Venice Art Biennale 2019 until 24 November
Short round-up in virtual format of some of the exhibits in the central pavilion of the 58th Venice Art Biennale
Lyon – art3f from 27 – 29 September 2019
This small boutique art fair is a great excuse to stop over in Lyon for a few days! (art3f.fr)
Schirn Shortcut – Skulptur und Maschine Bruno Gironcoli
This exhibition has just finished – it was extraordinary! If you couldn’t make it, click to view now.
His glass sculptures of skulls are Rock-star famous – watch to see how it’s done.
Fashion & Art critic Charlie Porter give us his take on the massively successful Rauschenberg retrospective at Tate Modern.
EVENTS - EUROPE
Oktoberfest Munich from 26 Sept – 6 Oct 2019
After consuming more than 2 million gallons of beer, 6,3 million visitors couldn’t have been wrong: the ‘Wiesn’ in Munich is the original fun fair! (Oktoberfest.net).
Galicia/Spain: O Grove Fiesta de Marisco – Seafood Festival from 3 -13 October 2019
Properly famous by now, people flock to O Grove in Galicia (Northern Spain), to sample the local delicacies in seafood (turismogrove.es)
Berlin – Festival of Lights from 11 – 20 Oct 2019
See this incredible city drenched in light and colour themes, turning it into a somewhat different place on earth (festival-of-lights.de)
He is a gem live – check his tour dates by clicking on the title link
He is an incredible guy to watch live! To give you a flavour of how crazy and how incredibly talented he is, watch this vid of his date with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Catch these 4 super successful singers On tour this year, including a date under the stars at the Starlite Marbella festival.
BFI London Film Festival 2019 from 2 – 13 October
Hosting one of the most eclectic, ambitious and exciting film festivals in the world, London will be even more starry-eyed during those first 2 weeks in October (whatson.bfi.org.uk)
San Sebastián – Festival de Cine International Film Festival from 20 – 28 September 2019
Penelope Cruz will be awarded the Donostia Award at this year’s SSIFF
Eva Longoria-Baston & Maria Bravo know how to throw a classy bash and raise millions for charity at the same time.
The Arturo Darch Foundation has pulled out all the stops to raise money in support of the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation, fighting cancer in adults & children.
One of the most magical locations for a Xmas market is the Römerberg in th city Frankfurt! With its medieval buildings, you could be on the film set of Beauty & The Beast.
4th Int’l Gibraltar Jazz Festival Christmas Concert featuring José Feliciano & Friends – Jazz band malFUNKtion
The location for this jazz fest is Gibraltar’s famous St. Michael’s Cave, and what a night it was!