Arts What’s On – October 2010By
As autumn arrives, travellers will not rest, there’s still lots to be done, the weather is still pleasant and places aren’t so crowded at this time of year. From our events calendar, we have chosen some unusual events which might make a trip worthwhile….
Animadrid – The city of Madrid has organised of festival of animated films for adults – (not necessarily “adult” films) covering all the different genres of film. You can also meet the animators at this week-long event.
Estampa is Madrid’s contemporary art and prints fair- a combination of exhibition and auction.
In Granada, visitors can also enjoy the International Festival of Young Filmmakers.
A big event in France every year is the Paris Fashion Week. It is of course mainly a fashion industry event; Haute Couture and Ready-to Wear collections for Spring-Summer will be presented.
The International Guitar Festival takes place over three weeks in Montpelier (Southern France). If you’re quick you may still get tickets for one of the 15 concerts or the many master classes throughout the festival
Towards the end of October you can visit Salon du Chocolat – the world of chocolate in Paris.
Bonn is holding the Beethoven Festival. It will include some Schumann and Brahms too.
Amongst many other theatres and performances, the National Theatre in London, is putting on a big production of Hamlet with audio described and touch tour performances for the visually impaired.
Stratford on Avon is holding a music festival featuring the work of Handel amongst others.
Florence has a large exhibition of Bronzes from the Baptistry by Leonardo and Rustici, visitors can compare the work of these two sculptors. Also in the Galleria Accademia, there’s an exhibition of nuptial paintings of the 15th century, celebrating the representation of marriage including paintings of mythological figures as well as current couples and everyone in between.
Romaeuropa continues – drama, music and dance events all over the city.
Salzburg Jazz Festival is one of best established jazz festivals and features both Austrian and international jazz stars.
Don’t forget, if you’re travelling to any of these events, that our travel guides cover many of the other places worth visiting in these cities.
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