Latitude Festival

Henham, Suffolk, United Kingdom
16 Jul 2015 -19 Jun 2015

Latitude, is an award-winning festival with the very best from Music and the Arts; wander from Film to Music, Comedy to Literature and Theatre to Poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside. Set in fairylight-lit woods, a lake and featuring a flock of multicoloured sheep, it is the cultural highlight of the summer festival season.

For more information, visit http://www.latitudefestival.com/

The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Newchurch, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
15 Aug 2015 -16 Jun 2015

The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is a fundraising event that is held annually on the Isle of Wight, and raises money for the booming Garlic industry on the island, as well as fundraising for other agricultural farms on the island. With over 250 stallholders selling such delights as garlic beer, garlic seafood and garlic ice cream as well as a wealth of other locally produced delicacies. The centre of attention is the Garlic Marquee featuring the Isle of Wight’s Golden Clove, which is found in abundance, including the popular oak-smoked variety. The popular theatre kitchen features presentations. Further entertainment includes live music from artists and many local bands and displays from mountain bike daredevils. There is also a huge variety of family attractions on offer including...

Calentita Festival, Gibraltar

Gibraltar
20 Jun 2015 -20 Jun 2015

Calentita is the “national” dish of Gibraltar, means “warm” and, according to some sources, appeared in the sixteenth century. It is of a pot pie mixed chickpea flour with water, salt and black pepper, roasted in the oven, within a greased bowl with olive oil, and served hot. In the twenty-first century, is also the name of a food festival that takes place every year. This is a street party and food festival, a colourful celebration of Gibraltar’s multicultural society reflected in the food, where you are invited to sample tastes from the melting pot of all their communities.

 

Rüdesheimer Wine festival

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
13 Aug 2015 -17 Jun 2015

The Rüdesheimer wine festival has a unique atmosphere in the Rüdesheim, Germany. Cheerful winemakers get together with guests to show the gastronomic highlights of the region accompanied with live music, from noon until late, giving the right rhythm for young and old. Events include the Coronation of the Rüdesheimer wine queen.

For more information, visit http://www.ruedesheimer-weinfest.de

New Year’s Festival, Dublin

Dublin, Ireland
30 Dec 2015 -01 Jan 2016

Experience the New Year’s Festival in Dublin as the city comes alive over 3 day’s for fun filled New Year’s festivities. Bringing together some of the country’s best talents, NYF Dublin offers you  a host of free and family friendly activities and events guaranteed to entertain. Enjoy live gigs across the city at the NYF Music Trail. Watch how they bring the city streetscapes to life with cutting-edge 3D animations, discover the city at the Spoken Word Festival or follow the NYF Arts Trail or Dublin Discover Trail. Get active on Resolution Day by joining the New Year’s Day Fun Run from Dublin Castle, or take part in free exercise classes in Dublin city parks and fitness clubs.

Féile an Phobail /West Belfast Festival

Belfast, United Kingdom
30 Jul 2015 -09 Aug 2015

Féile an Phobail (The Community’s Festival), also known as the West Belfast Festival is a community arts organisation known for its August Féile (Festival).

The festival was established in 1988 as a direct response to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

It aims to celebrate the positive side of the community with an eclectic mix of arts, culture, language and sports events included in the celebrations.

The festival takes place on and around Falls Road in Belfast. This ten day festival presents a wide range of arts and cultural activities over the first two weeks in August, including music concerts, comedy, exhibitions, discussions and debates, youth events, literary events, dramas, family, out door and community events, street performances, carnival parade, international food...

Galway Oyster Festival

Galway, Ireland
27 Sep 2014 -28 Sep 2014

Galway City, along the Wild Atlantic Way in the West of Ireland plays host to the world’s longest running Oyster Festival from 25 – 28 September  .Throughout the Irish food festival, expect  lots of tantalising events for all to enjoy; seafood trails, oyster hot spots, oyster opening (shucking) championships including the Oyster ‘Olympics’ or World Oyster Opening Championship, foodie talks & tasting events in some of Galway’s best restaurants, food producer tours, an intimate Food village at The Festival Marquee, a Mardi Gras style Gala Event through the streets of Galway along with family activities, live music, cooking demonstrations, ‘Hot Oyster Awards’ cooking challenge and more.

Established in 1954, The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival has welcomed over half a...

Mercatino del Gusto

Maglie, Lecce, Italy
01 Aug 2014 -05 Aug 2014

Dance, music, educational masserie, workshops, books, wine, beer and plenty of good food are the main ingredients of the 15th edition of Maglie Mercatino del Gusto. An opportunity to make visitors experience all the unique features of our region, with its rich bio-diversity and different cultures, in an atmosphere of mirth and festivity. The event draws its name from the ninety exhibitor stands placed in courtyards, gardens, squares, alleys and buildings around Maglie. A curious public will have the oppurtunity to discover the products of the culinary tradition of both Salento and Puglia, by interacting directly with dairy farmers, bakers, vintners, brewers and olive oil millers.

 

Flag Day Scheveningen

Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands
14 Jun 2014 -14 Jun 2014

On Saturday 14 June 2014 all of Scheveningen will be celebrating the season’s first herring or “Hollandse Nieuwe”. This year, Vlaggetjesdag has embraced the theme 200 Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The theme has resulted in interesting additions to the packed nautical programme. 

During Vlaggetjesdag you can enjoy the Historical Dock, Nautical Market, Scheveningen Village and Scene, Old Dutch Children’s Games and spectacular shows starting at 11:00. Sample the new herring and behold the Netherlands’ largest fish selection with a wide diversity of fish caught from the North Sea.

Whether you’re a fish lover or not: Vlaggetjesdag is worth a visit!

More information

www.vlaggetjesdag.nl

Tong Tong Festival

Den Haag, The Netherlands
29 May 2014 -02 Jun 2014

The 56th Tong Tong Fair – the best mix of East and West

The 56th Tong Tong Fair will take place at Malieveld from 22 May – 2nd June 2014. By hosting the event, The Hague will be the venue for the largest Eurasian (Indonesian) festival in the world. In 1959 the Tong Tong Fair introduced the Netherlands to its irresistible, great atmosphere by mixing commercial, cultural and culinary activities. The Tong Tong Fair is not a fan of compartmentalization, largely thanks to its mixed roots: the Indonesian culture is a centuries-old fusion of East and West.

The theatres present a kaleidoscopic crossover of East and West through music, dance and literature. Lovers of world music: meet the Balinese top guitarist Balawan (jazz meets gamelan), Carel Kraayenhof & Sang Penari (tango meets Java &...