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!

Vienna – join us at the most beautiful Christmas markets form 19 Nov-26 Dec’22

Cezanne wows the world with a once-in-a-generation exhibition at Tate Modern, London

This exhibition is an absolute must-see, bringing together 20 pieces of Cezanne’s work to be seen for the first time in UK EVER, and reuniting 8 originals for the first time ever since they were painted in France in the late 18th century – awesome!

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

Celebrating 30 awesome years of directional modern dance fused with Tango Argentino, this incredible show is not to be missed, so hit that start button and watch it now

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)

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios at London’s Royal Albert Hall from 13 January – 12 February 2023

Kurios is a cabinet full of (acrobatic) curiosities, taking innovation to the next level when a scientist creates a machine that leads to a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting (cirquedusoleil.com)

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

Glyndebourne Festival 2023 from 19 May – 27 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)

Staatsoper Unter Den Linden – Season 2022/23 starts 1Sept

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)

76th Edinburgh International Festival from 4 – 27 August 2023

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)

Osterfestspiele Salzburg 2023 from 1 – 10 April

Mozart’s famous birthplace hosts incredible festivals, like this Easter Festival, offering 10 days of spectacular performances (osterfestspiele.at)

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!

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

Italy – 100th Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2023 from 16 June – 9 September

Celebrating an incredible 100 years, this will be an extraordinary festival the Fondazione will put on to mark this outstanding occasion (arena.it) (ticketsarenadiverona.com)

Germany – Cirque du Soleil in Frankfurt from 13 June – 16 July 2023
The Festplatz am Ratsweg will host Cirque du Soleil’s stunning show for just under a month next year, so book your tix early (cirquedusoleil.com)
Europe – Ehrlich Brothers 2023: Dream & Fly World Tour
Touring throughout Germany for most of 2023, the Ehrlich Bros and their crazy magic will touch down in London again at the OVO Arena Wembley on 30 Sept’23 (ehrlich-brothers.com)
Austria – Bregenzer Festspiele 2023 from 19 July – 20 August

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 3 October (bregenzerfestspiele.com)

News Flash

London – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Summer Season 2023 from 10 May – 16 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: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms & The Obliteration Room

The hugely successful show of her Infinity Mirror Rooms has now been extended until 11 June’23 and The Obliteration Room offers playful activities to young & old over the summer of 2022 (tate.org.uk)

Bilbao – Guggenheim Museum: Sections/Intersections. 25 Years of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection until 22 Jan’23

Celebrating an incredible 25 years, this national treasure is world famous with art to match! Bilbao is always worth a cheeky weekend, so #GO (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

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 2023 from 20 May – 26 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

Affordable Art fair: Brussels from 8 – 12 Feb’23

We love the AAF concept, creating real experiences with every visit! With shows all over the world, not just in Europe, visit a fair near you (affordableartfair.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 in Regent’s Park

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

Light Trail – Immersive Walking Tour: Christmas at Kenwood, London until 1 January 2023

Take a walkabout with Claudia Peifer in the enchanted woods surrounding Kenwood House

11th Amsterdam Light Festival from 1 Dec’22 – 22 Jan’23

You can discover the festival by boat or by foot – so will you ‘Get inspired’ by this season’s motto? Tix are on sale now (amsterdamlightfestival.com)

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: 21 Nov – 22 Dec

One of the most magical locations for a Xmas market is the Römerberg in the city Frankfurt! With its medieval buildings, it’s just like the film set of Beauty&The Beast

Vienna – join us at the most beautiful Christmas markets form 19 Nov-26 Dec’22

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!

Jamie Cullum – European Tour Dates 2023

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

European Beer Festivals 2023

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

57th Montreux Jazz Festival from 30 June – 15 July 2023

With over 250,000 visitors at the last festival, this gig, on gorgeous Lake Geneva, you simply don’t want to miss (montreuxjazzfestival.com)

Jazzopen Stuttgart from 13 – 23 July 2023

Simply Red, Grace Jones, Joss Stone, Jools Holland, Bradford Marsalis & many more make up for another stunning edition for 2023 (jazzopen.com)

Global Gift Gala 2022 – click for 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 2023

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 2023

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

Venice Carnival 2023 from 11 – 21 February

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)