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.

Bitter Wheat at Garrick Theatre/London until 21 September’19

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 – Royal Opera House Season Previews 2019/20

See what’s up for the next Season at our favourite opera house in the world (roh.org.uk)

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)

The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literary Festival from 4 – 13 Oct 2019

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

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London – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Summer Season 2019 from 16 May – 21 September

It’s one of London’s best kept secrets in theatre land, and a wonderful outdoor experience too.

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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

Sotogrande – Art Exhibition at Patricia Darch during August & September 2019

Check out the incredible works of abstract expressionist Jessica Darch, pop artist Javier Melus & modern etchings by Eleanor Taylor

Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool until 10 November 2019

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.

Rafa Abdon – Glass Sculptor Valencia/ Spain

His glass sculptures of skulls are Rock-star famous – watch to see  how it’s done.

Art Review: Robert Rauschenberg Tate Modern by Charlie Porter

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)

Jamie Cullum Live – European Tour dates 2020

He is a gem live – check his tour dates by clicking on the title link

Lang Lang Tour dates Europe 2019

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.

IL DIVO Tour European dates Timeless Tour 2019

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

Global Gift Gala 2019

Eva Longoria-Baston & Maria Bravo know how to throw a classy bash and raise millions for charity at the same time.

Sotogrande Charity Gala at Santa Maria Polo Club

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.

Frankfurt – Christmas Market

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!