1 3 MAY
2 2 MAY
World Economic Forum Africa Kigali, Rwanda
Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France
Under the theme “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation” this year's forum will look at why Africa’s positive economic outlook is under pressure – mainly due to adverse changes in the global economy – and is expected to remain just below 5% in 2016. While many countries in the region improve their investment climate, foreign direct investment flows are expected to continue to grow, although at a slower pace.
The Oscar winner and legendary musician Prince, who died last month, will be honoured at this year’s Cannes film festival. On the red carpet will be A-listers including Mel Gibson, who is starring in Blood Father, Steven Spielberg with his version of Roald Dahl’s The BFG and director Jodie Foster with her thriller Money Monster starring George Clooney.
27 J U N E
1 J U LY
Italian Opera Gala Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre
Art Basel Basel, Switzerland
Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2016 London
Experience some of the most famous and well-known opera arias of all time. Listen to the likes of Norma by Bellini among other arias as performed by Monica De Rosa McKay and tenor Gian Luca Pasolini accompanied by the piano duo Larisa Capatina and Vitali Mihailuic for a night of classical music.
Art Basel’s European edition brings the international art world together, with more than 280 of the world’s leading galleries showing works from 4,000 artists, ranging from modern great masters to current emerging stars, creating an exciting week of art.
Whether you're a genuine tennis fan or just in it for the Pimms and a beautiful day out rubbing shoulders with celebrities in the British capital, this year’s Wimbledon tennis championship is one of the most anticipated events of the year.
MAY / JUNE 2016