Festival Verdi 2020

Festival Verdi 2020, Parma and Busseto, Italy

September 11 - October 10
To mark its 20th anniversary the Festival Verdi 2020 is taking to the streets of Parma and Busseto in Emilia Romagna, Italy. The festival celebrates the music of Giuseppe Verdi,...
Derby Well Derbe Feste

Derby Festé Reimagined as Derby Well

September 26 - September 27
The streets of Derby will resound with dance, music, comedy and contemporary circus this September, as Derby Festé hits the ground running for a thirteenth successive year...

Sagres Birdwatching Festival 2020

October 2 - October 5
Following last year’s success that brought hundreds of wildlife and nature lovers together, the 11th Sagres Birdwatching Festival is set to return on 2 – 5 October. A hotspot for...
Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival, 2020

October 2 - October 11
Could there be a more appropriate setting for The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival than the historic Regency spa town of Cheltenham...

2021 Rio Carnival Is Postponed

Signs that the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to the cancellation or postponement of many events across the world this year, is set to have a dramatic impact on 2021’s…

Helsinki Trials Airport COVID-19 Sniffer Dogs

Man’s best friend could lead the way to opening up the world’s airways once more should a pilot scheme in Helsinki airport prove successful. Four Covid-19 sniffer dogs are involved…

Icehotel Unveils New Desings

The Northern Lights have made their first appearance for the season, the snow will soon begin to fall and the creation of Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland, has already started…

Celebrate World Gorilla Day with Rwanda

Kwita Izina, Rwanda’s gorilla naming ceremony will take place as a virtual event this year for the first time in its history on 24 September, World Gorilla Day.  The focus…

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