Online Art & Culture Channel

Welcome to our luxury online arts and 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 classic and contemporary music festivals, cultural and folklore festivals, social happenings and charity events throughout the whole of Europe. Enjoy browsing through our catalogue of art and culture trips that we have curated especially for you!

R.E.A. Danza celebrates 30 years with their incredible show ‘Tango Infame’ at Málaga’s Teatro Cervantes

Exclusive interview: Eric Underwood – meet ballet dancer and ex-soloist at the Royal Ballet, model & actor up close and personal

Find out what motivates the insatiable & inspirational former Royal Ballet soloist in this frank and honest interview

London – Royal Opera House Season 2022/23

The new season started on the 6th of April with La Traviata – what a classic! Over 40 productions will be performed by international stars in a programme second to none #mustgo (roh.org.uk)

Amsterdam – Dutch National Opera & Ballet Season 2022/23

Their jam-packed season has plenty to offer for all opera & ballet lovers, starting with Carmen on the 3rd of September! All in all, there will be 15 opera & 12 ballet productions, so book your cultural weekend in Amsterdam pronto (operaballet.nl)

London – The Perfect Crime: an immersive theatre, game-like experience

Dodge laser matrix, crack codes and escape the guards in this interactive heist game – massive fun, and not just for the kids!

Exclusive interview: Cynthia Erivo – watch our great chat with the Brit actress/singer & songwriter

She was on Graham Norton’s show just recently, but Claudia Peifer hooked up with the Emmy, Grammy & Tony Award winner before she hit Broadway big time with The Colour Purple alongside Jennifer Hudson

Curtain Call: ‘Message in a Bottle’ dance show, London’s Peacock Theatre

Performers sizzle in the spotlight, having just closed another run in London’s West End

75th Edinburgh Int’l Festival from 5-28 Aug’22

Bringing art & people together from all over the globe in this incredible city, don’t forget the Fringe Festival is on at the same time (eif.co.uk) (edfringe.com)

Staatsoper Unter den Linden – Season 2021/22 ends 10 July

Founded in 1743 as the Royal Opera, today’s Berlin State Opera still enjoys leading productions & ground-breaking performances in opera and dance (staatsoper-berlin.de)

Glyndebourne Opera Festival 2022 from 21 May – 28 August

We love their programme and a picnic on the garden lawn! Become a member and you get early access to tix & priority booking (glyndebourne.com)

Salzburger Festspiele 2022 from 17 July – 31 August

This famous summer festival, hosted at Mozart’s birthplace, is utterly unique! The festival also hosts a long list of parties, guided tours and cinema performances (salzburgerfestspiele.at)

Italy: Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2022 from 17 June – 4 Sept

Celebrating 99yrs in 2022, this will be an exciting year for the opera festival, with all sort of live gigs firing up the season from April onwards (arena.it) (ticketsarenaverona.com)

Spain – Cirque du Soleil 2022

See this incredible show in Barcelona: 6 April – 15 May/ Alicante: 14 July – 21 Aug/ Madrid: 4 Nov – 18 Dec (cirquedusoleil.com)

Europe – Ehrlich Brothers 2022: Dream & Fly

Touring Germany for 2021, they’ll touch down in Vienna in April’22, London in Aug’22, Helsinki and Paris in Sept’22 – go online now to get your tix (ehrlich-brothers.com)

Austria – Bregenzer Festspiele from 20 July – 21 August 2022

The Bregenz Festival boasts the only stage built into water in the world for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Advanced ticket sales start on 4 October (bregenzerfestspiele.com)

News Flash

London – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Summer Season 2022 from 13 May – 24 September

It’s one of London’s best kept secrets in theatreland, and a wonderful outdoor experience too. This summer season takes out all the stops by showing a stage production of Legally Blonde, a brand new musical named 101 Dalmatians (yes, you’ve seen right: MUSICAL – yay), and for some proper drama, go and see Antigone (after Sophocles) – and all this al fresco! We just love it… (openairtheatre.com)

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ART EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS

London – Tate Modern: Lubaina Humid until 2 Oct’22

Explore this theatrical exhibition by this Turner Prize winning artist and cultural activist (tate.org.uk)

Bilbao – Guggenheim Museum: MOTION. Autos, Art, Architecture from 8 April – 18 Sept’22

Beauty, rarity, technical progress and a vision for the future – curated by Sir Norman Foster! What’s not to like…(Guggenheim-bilbao.eus)

Paris – Centre Pompidou: Modern and Contemporary Collection until 31 Dec’22

Visit the largest collection of modern & contemporary art in Europe that have profoundly marked the modern era (centrepompidou.fr)

London – V&A: Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution from 20 Nov – 8 May’22

After a missing Fabergé egg was found by a scrap-metal dealer in 2021, we feel an exhibition coming on, reuniting newly found pieces for the first time in over 100 years (vam.ac.uk)

Culture-Tripping: Venice Biennale 2022 until 27 Nov

With travel in full swing again, Venice is buzzing with art, dance, music, live performances & film until November

Frankfurt – Lee Krasner ‘Living Colour’ at the Schirn Kunsthalle

This is her first exhibition in Europe for 50 years! Curated by London’s Barbican Centre, this show bears witness to an extraordinary woman & artist

Art Basel from 16 – 19 June 2022

Art Basel brings together the int’l art world, with over 250 of globally leading galleries, uniting big names and fresh talents under one roof (artbasel.com)

Meet Javier Melus – Spain’s leading pop artist

Javier Melus creates utterly unique & vibrant pieces – one of Spain’s finest in contemporary pop art

American contemporary artist Richard Jackson showing at Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle

The American contemporary artist Richard Jackson knows how to push things to the limit #mustsee

Gilbert & George – The Great Exhibition at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Didn’t make it? Then watch our round-up of this brilliant retrospective now

Banksy – ‘The Art of Protest’ exhibition at La Térmica in Málaga/ Costa del Sol

Known around the world for his acid humour, street artist Banksy was honoured with yet another ‘unofficial’ exhibition

The Hague – Escher In Het Paleis, permanent exhibition

This extraordinary exhibition is dedicated to one of the most extraordinary artists of our time: MC Escher! Another must-see: Hans van Bantem’s crazy chandeliers (escherinhetpaleis.nl)

Fashion Photography Exhibition: Tim Walker’s ‘Wonderful Things’ at the V&A

Join Claudia Peifer on a walkabout of this exceptional show by this world famous photographer

Frieze Sculpture London & Frieze London from 12 – 16 Oct’22

Take a walk-about with Claudia Peifer in Regent’s Park to view the Frieze Sculpture London outdoor exhibition (frieze.com)

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 gives us his take on the massively successful Rauschenberg retrospective at Tate Modern.

EVENTS - EUROPE

European Beer Festivals 2022

Europe is awash with beer festivals throughout the year, click on the title to find out what’s happening where

Keukenhof Flower Show in Lisse/NED until 15 May

It’s a feast for the eyes and the senses – this botanical garden is exactly what we need to ring in springtime (tulip-garden-tickets.com)

Cannes Film Festival 2022 from 17 – 28 May

Europe’s film festivals are a blast, full of famous stars, actors, directors…and controversy! Click on the title to see the full calendar

Klagenfurt/Austria – World Body painting Festival 2022 from 21 – 23 July

Fascinating stuff, this, as every body painted is pure art! Expect DJs, live bands, workshops & art installations (body painting-festival.com)

Jamie Cullum – European Tour Dates 2022

He’s a gem live and he was on fire at Starlite Marbella, so check his tour dates by clicking on the title link

Tom Jones – Tour dates Europe 2022

When Tom Jones comes to Starlite Marbella, the whole Costa del Sol turns up! Click the title for his tour dates

56th Montreux Jazz Festival from 1 – 16 July 2022

Another victim of CV-19, this world-renowned music festival has been postponed until next year! See you in 2022…(montreuxjazzfestival.com)

Marbella – Starlite Festival 2022 from 11 June – 3 Sept

This boutique festival also boasts classical performances by great superstars, including Placido Domingo, Il Divo & many more (starlitemarbella.com)

Global Gift Gala 2022 – Upcoming Events

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

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 Int’l Leukaemia Foundation, fighting cancer in adults&kids

Anne Sophie Mutter European Tour dates 2021

She is world famous and plays in the world’s best houses! Check her tour dates to see where she plays near you

Lang Lang Tour dates 2021 & 2022

He is an incredible guy to watch live! To give you a flavour of how crazy and how incredibly talented he is! Click on the title for tour dates

Vienna – join us at the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Austria’s capital

Vienna just sizzles during Xmas, so watch our top list of the best the city has to offer and then start planning

4th Int’l Gibraltar Jazz Festival 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!

London Christmas Markets: Leicester Square & Southbank feat. The Duchess of Candles

London during Xmas gets very merry indeed – we’ve visited the best markets to celebrate the festive season during yuletide

Frankfurt – one of the most picturesque Christmas Markets in Europe

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.

Venice Carnival 2022 from 12 Feb – 1 March

Must go to Venice to enjoy the spectacle and life itself with boat parades, operas, best masked costume awards & more (visit-venice-italy.com)

Carnival Street Parade – Wiesbaden/Germany

February is carnival season and Germany loves a good parade and Mickey-taking. Many cities have cax’d their parade, Cologne however has replaced those with alternative events (koelnerkarneval.de)