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 – National Paris Opera Season Preview 2019/20
Find out what the Opéra de Bastille and the Palais Garnier in Paris have to offer this season. (operadeparis.fr)
Munich – Bayrische Staatsoper Season Preview 2019/20
See what the current season holds in store for this incredible opera house in Germany (staatsoper.de)
London – Hamilton The Musical Victoria Palace Theatre until March 2020
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 – Teatro della Scala Season Preview 2019/20
La Scala in Milan has fans all around the world – watch the video to see what this season has to offer (teatroallascala.org)
World class choreographer Crystal Pite is back at the Paris Opera Ballet with a new show at Palais Garnier until 23 November
Check the season’s preview of this hugely progressive dance company, which has toured the world with immense success! Watch the video and you’ll see why (ndt.nl)
The Royal Shakespeare Company is indeed part of the British institution…
Home to some of the greatest musical performances already, since its fabulous new building on the Grasbrook peninsula
Italy – Arena di Verona from 13 June – 22 August 2020
Attending one of the most famous operatic events in the world, means making memories of a lifetime! Ticket sales are open now 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
Austria – Bregenzer Festspiele from 22 July – 23 August 2020
The Bregenz Festival boasts the only stage built into water in the world for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Tickets are on sale now bregenzerfestspiele.com
London – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Summer Season 2020: 16 May – 19 Sept
It’s one of London’s best kept secrets in theatre land, and a wonderful outdoor experience too. This summer season takes out all the stops by showing a brand new musical, a Shakespeare classic, some Roger & Hammerstein music in Carousel and an interactive show with large puppets for the whole family to enjoy…al fresco! We just love it… (openairtheatre.com)
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 Lee Krasner Exhibition
TA-DAH.TV filmed at the press presentation of this formidable force of a woman as an artist – wife to Jackson Pollock was a job on the side. #videooutsoon
Bilbao – Guggenheim Museum: Kunsthalle Bremen masterpieces: from Delacroix to Beckmann until 16 Feb’20
A fabulous collection of classics all the way from Bremen to Northern Spain! #mustsee guggenheim-bilbao.eus
Check out the incredible works of abstract expressionist Jessica Darch, pop artist Javier Melus & modern etchings by Eleanor Taylor
Known around the world for his acid humour, street artist Banksy was honoured with yet another ‘unofficial’ exhibition.
London – Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery until 26 Jan 2020
Championing female super power artists around the world, the Hayward Gallery is joining the movement with this retrospective
Luxembourg – art3f from 5 – 8 December
This small boutique art fair is perfectly timed to do some Xmas market shopping at the same time (luxartfair.co)
Milan – Affordable Art Fair from 7 – 9 Feb 2020
Check out the latest artistic trends at Superstudio Più when the Affordable Art Fair comes to town (affordableartfair.com)
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
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!
Amsterdam Light Festival from 28 Nov – 19 Jan 2020
Amsterdam is on fire visually throughout the Xmas period and into the New Year (amsterdamlightfestival.com)
Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival from 14 Dec – 1 March 2020
The best ice sculptors move in on AMS for this festival: frozen sculptures, frozen grachts and frozen nose (ijsbeelden.nl)
Venice Carnaval from 8 – 25 February 2020
World famous, the programme includes parades, balls and showcases! Deffo bucket-list material (carnevale.venzia.it)
It’s carnival season and Germany loves a good parade and Mickey-taking. Cologne’s parades from 20 – 28 Feb are famous too (cologne.de)
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.
He is a gem live – check his tour dates by clicking on the title link
Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival 2020 from 20 Feb – 1 March
Watch the highlight’s from 2019 and get the drift why this festival, in it’s 70th edition in 2020, is such a highlight in the awards season (berlinale.de)
Côte d’Azur – Fête du Citron in Menton from 15 Feb – 3 March 2020
Escape to Nice or Monte Carlo for some first spring sun, as nearby Menton celebrates its annual lemon festival! (fete-du-citron.com)
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.