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Watch out music-lovers, the Edinburgh International Harp Festival is returning to the Scottish capital this spring. The popular festival – which will consist of six days of wonderful concerts, classes and workshops with the harp – will be returning to the Scottish capital from 5 – 10 April. Some of the biggest harpists from around the world will...
Filed in: Edinburgh, Festivals
A new archive containing information on the residents of Edinburgh has surfaced online, showing what life was like in the capital more than 100 years ago. Called the ScotlandsPeople, it is a free online service which The National Records of Scotland feel will be an insightful tool for both city residents and visitors alike. While users can have the...
Offering an exquisite cocktail of iconic landmarks together with a fantastic relationship with the arts, it comes as little surprise that Paris is so often cited as one of the finest cities in the world to visit. It is also a great place to catch the rich and famous, with the most recent celebrity spotted in the French capital being Taylor Swift. The...
Filed in: Paris, Things To Do

Popularity of Catalan Cava on the rise

Posted by on January 28, 2013
While Barcelona is, of course, famous for its wealth of beautiful landmarks, its strong relationship with the arts and being the home to one of the most famous football clubs in the world, it is beginning to garner a strong reputation for its produce. The popularity of Cava has seen a staggering increase across Europe in the last decade, with Catalan...
Filed in: Barcelona, Spain
The Catalonian capital is renowned as one of the premier holiday destinations in the world, and the latest figures compiled by the Frontier Tourist  Movements organisation show that the city and its surrounding region’s popularity is still on the rise. Catalonia hosted 14.45 million tourists in 2012, a 10 % increase on figures from 2011, whilst the...
Filed in: Barcelona, News, Travel
Professional tennis players are already preparing for one of the major events in their sport – the French Open – which is returning to Paris this summer. The massive sporting occasion attracts thousands of sports fans from around the world every year, and with tickets still available, there is plenty of time to plan a break in one of the excellent...
Filed in: Events, Paris
Edinburgh’s renowned culinary landscape has welcomed a new venture from celebrated Scottish chef Mark Greenaway, who opened a new restaurant in the Scottish capital last week. The award winning chef moved from his previous residence at No. 12 Picardy Place in November and is now plying his trade at 69 North Street – the trendy space of the former...
Renowned avante-garde Irish artist Guggi will be introducing his new exhibition to a gallery in Dublin this Thursday, it has been announced. The internationally acclaimed artist – who was once a member of the goth/post punk band The Virgin Prunes and is best friends with U2’s Bono – will be displaying his work in the Irish capital for the first...
Dublin played host to one of its biggest red carpet events ever last night, with a host of Hollywood stars flocking to the Irish capital to attend the European premiere of Lincoln. Among the famous faces was Steven Spielberg, the director of the movie and the figure pulling the strings behind a wide range of motion pictures including Schindler’s List,...
Filed in: Dublin, Events
It’s nearing fertility season for the giant pandas residing at Edinburgh Zoo, with keepers announcing they have begun to carry out fertility tests on Tian Tian in the hope of seeing panda cubs in the spring. It’s an exciting time for everyone connected at the zoo, with the tests giving an insight as to when Tian Tian’s hormones begin to peak,...