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Agenda: all the events of August 2015

Theatre, dance, classical music, opera and food festival; August celebrates culture in all its facets.
 

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London - Kew Gardens
Full of Spice Summer Festival 2015
Until 6 September 2015

At Kew Gardens they dedicate the summer to spices and feature themed exhibitions, conferences and workshops on the subject. In addition to the plants grown in the gardens, the Economic Botany Collection of Kew is another exhibition that reveals how spices are turned into spicy powders. The restaurants - Orangery and Pavilion - offer themed menus each week; a bar is set up for the occasion so you can try spiced cocktails. Info: www.kew.org

 

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New York – Whitney Museum
America Is Hard to See
Until 27 September 2015

If you happen to find yourself passing through New York this summer, you’ll have three good reasons to go to the Whitney Museum: on 1 May 2015 the wonderful new building designed by Renzo Piano was opened; on that same day the America Is Hard to See exhibit opened, featuring more than 600 works from the museum’s collection. Lastly, until 27 September the museum will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until 10:00 p.m., and don’t miss viewing the sunset through its windows. Info: whitney.org

 

Salzburg - All over the city
Salzburg Festival
Until 30 August 2015

Since 1877 Salzburg has been hosting one of the top festivals for classical music and opera. For the summer 2015 edition, the bill is featuring 188 performances presented at 12 different venues over 44 days. For the programme and bookings: www.salzburgerfestspiele.at

 

Venezia - All over the city
Theatre Biennale 2015
30 July – 9 August 2015

The 43rd International Theatre Festival hosts more than 350 artists in 13 shows. Alongside the performances, the College Theatre Bienniale is held, with 18 laboratories and workshops with young artists from all over the world. Info: www.labiennale.org

 

Bruxelles - All over the city
Brussels Summer Festival 2015
14-23 August 2015

The Brussels Summer Festival is the city’s most important cultural event. Ten days of music, arts and performances that have hosted more than 1,200 artists in the course of its history. Starting this year, it will be held in the area of the Place des Palais, Place du Musée and Mont des Arts. Info: www.bsf.be

 

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Copenhagen- All over the city
Copenhagen Cooking 2015
21-30 August 2015

Ten days of non-stop cooking for one of the biggest food-and-wine festivals in Europe. Copenhagen sets the table and prepares to welcome its guests, to pay tribute to Nordic food culture and its cooks. Info: www.copenhagencooking.com
 

Haarlem, Netherlands – ProefPark
Foodtruck Festival
28-30 August 2015

In August, Haarlem’s foodies head for ProefPark for the Foodtruck Festival, where period cars, autos, lorries, campers and tricycles are turned into kitchens and sell street food. This edition will welcome representatives from all the world’s cuisines. Info: proefparkhaarlem.nl
 

Rovereto, Italy
Orienteoccidente - Festival di danza contemporanea
28 August – 6 September 2015

This is one of Europe’s biggest contemporary dance festivals, and for the past 34 years it has been connecting the Eastern artistic tradition with Western experimentation, and vice-versa. A circular journey through theatre and dance, research and tradition, identity and innovation. Info: www.orienteoccidente.it
 

Paris – Gardens of Versailles
Anish Kapoor
Until 1 November 2015

The gardens of Versailles are opened to the monumental works of English artist Anish Kapoor. An opportunity to visit a major contemporary art show that “dialogues” with the gardens of the great landscape architect André Le Nôtre. Info: www.chateauversailles.fr

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