Tag Archives: Festivals

No Losers In This War

In 1981 the Spanish town of Ibi revived the 200 year-old tradition of the Els Enfarinats Festival. On December 28th each year a mock war takes place around the town hall. A group of local married men, called “els Enfarinats,” … Continue reading

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Chanukah Lights

In the holiday spirit, here’s the pop-up book Chanukah Lights, published by Candlewick Press in 2011, with a text by Michael J. Rosen, illustration and paper engineering by Robert Sabuda, and additional design work by Simon Arizpe and Shelby Arnold, explores the eight day Jewish “festival of … Continue reading

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Words and Music

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts has evolved from the humble  Worthy Farm Pop Festival in 1970 headlined by T-Rex and attended by around 1,500 people, to a renowned cultural phenomena—one of the biggest festivals in the world. Over the … Continue reading

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Montreal : 18 Nuances De Gai

Artist Claude Cormier created an amazing polychromatic canopy covering one kilometer of  Montreal’s central pedestrian street Boulevard Sainte-Catherine for the ongoing Aires Libres Festival. The rainbow installation celebrates the city’s LGBT community, the 10th anniversary of the festival, and the … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve visited Amsterdam. But some how I always seem to miss the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Illuminating the wintery gloom, this colorful event features dozens of light installations scattered throughout the … Continue reading

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Van Gogh on parade

The folks in Zundert, Netherlands are crazy about flowers, Vincent Van Gogh and parades. On the first Sunday of every September they put on a wildly colorful festival to celebrate all three. The event honors the region’s horticultural industry, which specializes … Continue reading

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Visit The Garden of Knowledge

  Designed and built by 100Landschafts Architektur group Berlin, The Jardin de la Connaissance is a temporary garden in a Quebec, Canada forest.Incorporating approximately 40,000 books, multi-coloured wooden plates and several varieties of mushrooms the Jardin is just one of an … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Great British Beer Festival

Britain’s biggest beer festival The Great British Beer Festival kicks off today and stretches across a good part of the week till August 7th at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre. Hosted by the Campaign for Real Ale, the event will … Continue reading

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Printer’s Row Literary Festival

Many thanks to our Chicago friends for this post. This week Chicago celebrates the Midwest’s largest literary event of the year. The Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row Literary Festival features author readings, signings, book launches, panel discussions,live music, poetry readings, plays, … Continue reading

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