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LoveBox Weekender

victoria Park | 16–18 July

Festival of the Imagination

These days the world is our oyster – we’re as likely to want to party in Rio as we are beside the river Thames. Take inspiration from our pick of the best events, cultural, music and otherwise lighting up London and beyond in 2010

The perfect way to get that festival feeling without having to travel for miles or, heaven forbid, sleep in a tent. Soak up some rays (British summertime permitting) and enjoy some great live music – dizzee rascal and Chase & Status are already confirmed for the first day, with more big names likely to follow.

Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris | 3 March–25 april

LoveBox Weekender 16-18 July

 FEBrUary London Fashion Week

Rio Carnival

rio de Janeiro | 13–16 February Can you say samba? The Brazilians know how to party, and the rio Carnival is rightly considered to be one of the greatest shows in the world. Think colourful floats and extravagant costumes using bright colours, huge feathers and thousands of sequins, lighting up the many parades that wind through the city streets.

BAFTA Awards

royal Opera House | 21 February Often referred to as the British Oscars, the BaFTas is every bit as glamorous as its US counterpart. This year UK films are sweeping the boards, but there are still many independent films up for big awards, including Precious and Fish Tank, while young British actors Nicholas Hoult (a Single Man) and Carey Mulligan (an Education) are contenders for rising Star.

D&AD Awards

Olympia, Kensington | 19–22 april The most internationally respected and prestigious creative awards for the design and advertising industries, d&ad encompasses 29 disciplines, spanning all aspects of creative communications, from writing and art direction to product design and photography. Lucky winners receive one of the coveted yellow or Black Pencils.

Salón de Gourmets

Madrid | 12–15 april Wander the stalls, sample tasty treats and watch deft hands compete in the National Ham Carving Contest at this fantastic food and drink fest. The combination of the expertise of Spain’s top chefs with a fine selection of fresh ingredients makes this the perfect event for all food lovers.

 May: Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, France | 12–23 May

There have been many contenders to the throne, but Cannes remains one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the world and is an important showcase for European films and non-blockbusters – all against the beautiful backdrop of the Côte d’azur.

 JUnE Francis Alÿs

tate Modern | 15 June–5 sept. Using diverse poetical and allegorical approaches, and working in a variety of mediums such as painting, video projection, animation and sculpture, celebrated experimental artist Francis alÿs explores political subjects such as contentious borders and economic crises in this major retrospective of his work.

 JULy › Somerset House Summer Series

Notting Hill Carnival

notting Hill | 29–30 august The streets of west London have been coming alive to the sights, sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival since 1964 and these days it’s bigger than ever. With plenty of vibrant costumes to keep kids entertained and over 40 sound systems dotted inside and around the main route, there’s plenty going on to keep the million-plus revellers that flood into the area every year satisfied.

The New York International Fringe Festival

nyC |13–29 august The largest multi-arts festival in North america, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing over 16 days – more than 1,300 performances in total. The shows are dotted all over the city – make sure you take in some al fresco acts in one of its parks.

 sEPtEMBEr BAM Music Festival

Barcelona | 22–25 september (dates tbc)

after the immense success of last year’s 25th birthday celebrations, anticipation is running high as to what this year’s Fashion Week has to offer. Set once again in the stunning surroundings of Somerset House, the biggest names in fashion will be unveiling their aW ’10 collections.

 aPriL

 aUGUst

somerset House | 19–24 February

This longstanding, multidisciplinary festival of dance and music defines its programming in terms of exploration, discovery and revelation. Grand masters of numerous traditions, from Keralan dance to modern mime, perform side-by-side with young artists in a bid to enrich and renew what are sometimes very old art forms.

This great indie music festival offers over 60 free open-air concerts all over Barcelona, and has hosted some great acts, including The Hives, The duke & The King and many more. World music also features heavily in BaM, with performers coming from all over the globe to take part.

 OCtOBEr BFI London Film Festival

British Film institute | 13–28 October This annual event just seems to get bigger every year. attracting Hollywood celebrities, as well as independent film-makers from around the world, it showcases everything from star-studded Hollywood premiers to independent films, foreign language submissions, animations and documentaries. Tickets are open to the public, so you get to join the stars on the red carpet.

somerset House | 8–18 July 2010

Frieze Art Fair

Summer is all about spending time in the great outdoors, and Somerset House’s Summer Series presents a novel way of doing just that. Every July there are great live gigs, all set up in its magical courtyard. Last year’s highlights included The Ting Tings, Grace Jones and Calvin Harris.

› regent’s Park | 14–17 October Set in the leafy surroundings of regent’s Park, Frieze features work from all over the world, a series of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. it’s series of specially-commissioned artists’ projects and an ambitious talks.


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