Home » Archive for July, 2012

Two new delicious projects are being introduced to Barcelona by world renowned chef Albert Adrià. As reported last month, the 41 Degrees cocktail bar, which is now a 16 seat restaurant with tasting menus, serving 41-course tastings in an intimate setting, has reopened. Albert is planning to add an audiovisual installation by Javier Milara, a transdisciplinary...
Filed in: Europe
Renowned as a city of culture, art and music, Paris has long been an ideal location for memorable European breaks. A jazz festival taking place in the French capital late next month is further evidence of the city’s penchant for the arts, whilst celebrating a form of music that some believe is being drowned out by auto-tuned pop waffle. The Jazz à...
Filed in: Europe
Hard work has paid off at Edinburgh Castle, where refurbishment work has contributed to Historic Scotland reporting an all-time high in membership numbers. An incredible total of 125,702 culture vultures have signed up as members of the national conservation body which, compared to the same time last year, represents an 8.8 per cent rise. St Margaret’s...
Filed in: UK
The line-up for this year’s highly anticipated Dublin Theatre Festival has been unveiled, with the Irish capital set to be the centre of attention. Celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2012, the festival will open on 27 September and runs until 14 October. It will be the first to be directed by Willie White. It will showcase the very best new work...
Filed in: Europe, Events, News
One of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of the UK, North Yorkshire is the perfect place to visit if you are looking to enjoy a relaxing break amongst some simply stunning countryside. Situated 600 feet above sea level and overlooking the glorious Robin Hood’s Bay, the Raven Hall country house hotel is an excellent choice for anyone...
Move over pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang, there’s a new hot couple at Edinburgh Zoo. The attraction’s Asiatic lioness Kamlesh has been introduced to new arrival Jayendra, a lion 13 years younger, with keepers hopeful the rare duo will become a breeding pair and ‘produce cubs in the not-too-distant future’. But if the two are to get together,...
Tickets are now on sale to see Keane perform live in Barcelona, with the acclaimed British ensemble visiting the Catalonian capital onboard a European tour to promote their latest album Strangleland. The trio from Battle exploded onto the music scene with their highly praised debut album Hopes and Fears in 2004, receiving multiple awards and becoming...
Filed in: Europe, Events
Spain is the most popular holiday destination for UK families, according to a leading travel association, with the sunny hot spot favoured ahead of the likes of Turkey and Greece. Around two million British holidaymakers jetted off over the first weekend of the summer holidays, and, according to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), Spain...
Filed in: Europe, News, Travel
An extremely rare and valuable object is to be put on temporary display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, it has been announced. In what is being considered a massive coup for the National Museums Scotland organisation, who are in charge of the city’s famed institution, a Byzantine sardonyx bowl mounted on a 16th century gold stand,...
Filed in: UK
Details of the 18th Dublin Fringe festival have been announced by organisers, with an intense 16 days of interactive performances and live music set to sweep across the city this September. One of the biggest festivals to take place in the Irish capital, the event will run from 8 – 23 September and will feature performances from approximately 90 artists. Some...
Filed in: Europe