Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival comes to the UK

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival comes to the UK

Thousands of people across Japan will be celebrating the annual Cherry Blossom Festival this month, when delicate double-flowers from the symbolic sakura trees scent the air and drift to the ground like snow. (more…)

Celebrate Long Chu Festival in Vietnam

Celebrate Long Chu Festival in Vietnam

Touring Vietnam is always a popular choice, and correct timing can make for an even more memorable experience: in July, travellers can witness preparations for the Long Chu Festival in the village of Hoi An through Buffalo Tours. (more…)

Ice cool

Ice cool

Film festivals are hosted the world over, and everyone has heard of the big names: Cannes, Sundance and Vancouver. But this year, Quark Expeditions is hosting a new film festival in a remote region, with a seafaring twist. (more…)

Standard literature

Standard literature

Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie has teamed up with The Standard to mark the hotel’s partnership with PEN World Voice Festival of International Literature in New York.

Rushdie, the chairman of the festival, which runs from 25th April to 1st May, is curating a special collection of American classic books for the hotel, to be placed permanently in guest rooms for travellers to enjoy. (more…)

Culture festival features artists

Culture festival features artists

Following the success of last year’s festival, Istancool will return to Instanbul at the end of May with great names and a range of unique events.

Taking place from 27th-29th May, the three-day cultural festival will be produced by Liberatum, the global British cultural diplomacy brand, and Turkish partner Istanbul’74. (more…)

Falmouth prepares for historic oyster festival

Falmouth prepares for historic oyster festival

For over a century, families around the Cornish fishing town of Falmouth have dredged the bay and surrounding rivers for oysters using boats pulled by hand or powered by sail. Thanks to ancient laws designed to protect oyster stocks, those traditions remain today and make the Falmouth Oyster Festival a unique exhibition of traditional methods – and great oysters. (more…)

Pedal the Peloponnese

Pedal the Peloponnese

Costa Navarino’s bike festival is the perfect opportunity to explore pretty coastal roads and tracks of the south-west Peloponnese, overlooking the Ionian Sea.

The festival, which (fortunately) includes an international fun day for amateurs, takes place in October when the weather is cooler (but not cold – you can still expect temperatures around 22C and 7 hours sunshine a day) and most of the area’s tourist traffic has long returned home. (more…)

Find flamenco flavours in southern Spain

Find flamenco flavours in southern Spain

Flamenco festival Cante Grande de Casabermeja – acknowledged as the oldest and one of the most important flamenco shows in Andalucia – opens on July 24 just north of Malaga city, marking its 39th year. (more…)

Celebrate the start of oyster season

Celebrate the start of oyster season

Foodies flock to the seaside town of Falmouth each October to celebrate to the start of oyster dredging season; and joining them this year will be Tim Anderson, who shot to fame after winning this year’s BBC MasterChef. (more…)

Buy advance tickets for this years Hampton Court Festival

Buy advance tickets for this years Hampton Court Festival

Conde Nast Traveller readers have a chance to avoid the rush and book early tickets to this year’s Hampton Court Festival.

This year’s festival tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 22 March, but by using our special access code you can secure yours this week. (more…)

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