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Luxembourg-Irish coproduction Black 47 will have its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The film, coproduced by Samsa Film, stars Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent and Stephen Rea. It is set during the Irish famine. icon_website www.samsa.lu

GEORGIA TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

The latest diariesof, the bi-annual travel inspirations magazine, focuses on Georgia. In each edition Luxembourg residents Anabela and Jorge Valente and guest contributors publish photo essays on one particular country, giving readers an authentic feel for the places they visited and the people they met. icon_website www.diariesofmagazine.com

LUX LANGUAGE PODCAST

Radio presenter Sam Steen and Luxembourg language teacher Tania Hoffmann have teamed up to create the “Lux Lingo” podcast. The series consists of 10-minute shows focusing on key words and phrases used in a particular situation. icon_facebook Lux Lingo Podcast

February 2018

35TH MIGRATION FESTIVAL

The annual Migration Festival celebrates its 35th edition over the first weekend of March. The festival features conferen­ ces, live music, dance and workshops as well as stands selling food and drink and handicrafts from around the world. icon_when 2-4 March icon_where Luxexpo The Box, Luxembourg-Kirchberg icon_website www.clae.lu

CYCLE NIGHT

Cycle fan group B:loft is hosting a bike-friendly event with a slideshow, bike repair café and networking. icon_when 17 March icon_where Rotondes, Luxembourg-Bonnevoie icon_facebook Bloft

SPRINGBREAK

Described as a “spectacular celebration of springtime and summer in a sneak preview of the season’s trends”, Springbreak is a fair featuring the latest house and home innovations as well as fashion and leisure, shows and food and drink. icon_when 21-25 March icon_where Luxexpo The Box, Luxembourg-Kirchberg icon_website www.springbreak.lu

VEL’OH! GOES ELECTRIC The City of Luxembourg will transition its vel’oh! bicyclesharing programme to a fully electric fleet starting on 1 July. During the initial phase, 800 new bikes will be available at 80 bike rental stations. icon_website www.en.veloh.lu

LUXCON

The annual convention for science fiction, fantasy and horror fans has grown rapidly from humble beginnings. This year’s event features workshops and talks, fan events and cosplay as well as high-calibre guests such as novelists Christopher Priest and Peadar Ó Guilín. icon_when 14 & 15 April icon_where Forum Campus Geesseknäppchen, Luxembourg-Merl icon_website www.luxcon.lu

LIVE CINEMA TREATS

Fans of live cinema are spoiled rotten over the next month or so, with a slew of fascinating productions as well as the annual visit of Carl Davis. Live cinema in Luxembourg used to be pretty much restricted to the annual visit of composer Carl Davis to conduct his score to a silent era classic. The Cinémathèque and the OPL had struck up an excellent relationship with Davis and he would faithfully come to Luxembourg to perform two evening shows and a matinée of silent shorts for a family audience. This year, Davis is scheduled for May when he conducts his score to Fred Niblo’s 1928 spy thriller The Mysterious Lady. Starring Greta Garbo, the film has been praised by the Silents Are Golden website as “the most enjoyable of her silent films, a lighthearted barnstormer of a show”. But before that, on 7 March, Olari Elts conducts the OPL performing Leonard Bernstein’s score to Elia Kazan’s brilliant On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint. It is the only film (apart from the adaptation of his own West Side Story) with original music by Bernstein. Two days later local musician Gast Waltzing conducts the OPL playing Bruno Coulais’s score to Luxembourg-based director Alexandre Espigares’s White Fang, a new animated feature based on the Jack London novel. And then there are two performances of a live score to the Oscar-winning film Amadeus. The OPL and the Chœur de Chambre de Luxembourg are joined by pianist Cathy Krier and conducted by Ernst van Tiel as they play music to accompany the classic 1984 film about the life of Mozart and his rivalry with Antonio Salieri. icon_when On The Waterfront 7 March; White Fang 9 March; Amadeus 13 & 14 April; The Mysterious Lady 4 & 5 May; Live cinema family edition 5 May icon_where Philharmonie, Luxembourg-Kirchberg icon_website w ww.philharmonie.lu

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BERLIN PREMIERE FOR “BLACK 47”

Clothes, fashion, accessories, furniture and vinyl will all be on sale at the Salon du Vintage over the first weekend of March. The event will also feature tattoo workshops, nail art, hair and makeup and barber shops. Cars and bikes will also be on display. icon_when 3 & 4 March icon_where Luxexpo The Box, Luxembourg-Kirchberg icon_facebook Salon du Vintage du Luxembourg

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