The Galway Film Fleadh is an international film festival founded in 1989 as part of the Galway Arts Festival. Describing itself as Ireland’s leading film festival, the event is held every July in Galway city in Ireland.
The Galway Film Fleadh is both a platform for international cinema in Ireland and an advocate for Irish national cinema. Uniquely in Ireland, it is also an industry festival, with many industry events taking place under the name of the Galway Film Fair, including conferences, screenings, masterclasses, networking events, Ireland’s longest-running pitching competition and Ireland’s only film marketplace.
This festival aims to be an international and innovating visual arts festival; showcasing both international and Rotterdam visual arts talent, facilitating artist collaborations and organizing network activities for art professionals. With performance art and visual art, featuring fashion, music, design, photography, video art and interventions in public space. The festival attracts as a showcase festival, Rotterdam art and artists in the neighborhoods, on expedition. Art manifests itself in public spaces, streets, alleys, squares, buildings, houses and undeveloped locations. The art institutions in the Witte de play an important part in the program and its free open.
North Sea Round Town of Rotterdam offers concerts, exhibitions, master classes, lectures, jam sessions and after-parties for children and adults at no less than 100 Rotterdam indoor and outdoor locations. This is one big musical event with mostly free admission performances. The city warms up every day a little more, to end with a big bang: the North Sea Jazz Festival.
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Montreal Jazz Festival is an annual jazz festival held in Montreal, Quebec that holds the 2004 Guinness World Record as the world’s largest jazz festival. Every year it features roughly 3,000 artists from 30-odd countries, more than 650 concerts (including 450 free outdoor performances), and welcomes close to 2.5 million visitors (34% of whom are tourists). The festival takes place at 10 free outdoor stages and 10 indoor concert halls. A major part of the city’s downtown core is closed to traffic for ten days, as free outdoor...
Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of Confederation, when Canada became a country separate from the British Empire. Parliament Hill is the focal point for Canada Day celebrations, with a giant stage featuring Canadian performers throughout the day, the noontime playing of Oh Canada and a flyby by Canada’s Snowbirds aerobatics team and other military aircraft. The celebrations spill over from Parliament Hill to venues on both sides of the Ottawa River, including Major’s Hill Park and Jacques Cartier Park in downtown Gatineau, with fun and activities for people of all ages. The day is capped-off with a massive fireworks finale visible from any vantage point downtown.
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The Winnipeg Folk Festival is a summer folk music festival held in Birds Hill Provincial Park, near Winnipeg, Manitoba. It features a variety of folk artists from around the world, as well as a number of local artists, contemporary singer-songwriters, and children’s performers. There’s also a Food Village with an emphasis on local, organic, and fair trade ingredients and the Hand-Made Village which celebrates the long-standing history that folk art and crafts share with folk music festivals and features artisans from all over Canada and the United States.Camping is a popular at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the festival operates two unserviced campgrounds with late night animation and jams.
The Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival is a festival that takes place in mid-July on Sir Winston Churchill Square, in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has showcased street performance artists from around the world since 1985. While Comedy Cares (Proving that laughter has the power to heal, Festival cast members use their diverse talents to bring smiles, chuckles and giggles to patients, family and staff in local hospitals and long-term care facilities during the festival and year round) is definitely a highlight but as multifaceted as the Festival has become, it still comes down to one simple thing: to put smiles on people’s faces presenting the best street performers.
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The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world’s largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions. Organized by thousands of volunteers and supported by civic leaders, the Calgary Stampede has grown into one of the world’s richest rodeos, one of Canada’s largest festivals and a...
Canada Day occurs on July 1st, the anniversary of Canada’s confederation. From 7am until midnight, Canadians can enjoy a pancake breakfast, live jazz music, and a South Asian cultural extravaganza, which includes traditional dances, bollywood fashion and ethnic food. Entertainment will include Canadian music performers and dancers. Another Vancouver favorite is the annual Canada Day bike race. This family favorite attracts hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators. Canada Day would not be complete without an extravagant fireworks display: The Canada Day Burrard Inlet fireworks show.
Cowboys and cowgirls from around the region gather for the annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo, which is held at the city’s Cariboo Memorial Arena. This three-day event is the BC Rodeo Association’s second largest rodeo, and it delivers heart stopping competitions and top cash prizes.
In addition to time-honored rodeo events such as calf roping and bareback riding, the entertainment includes clowns and a drill team – a group of horseback riders showcasing high-speed patterns and maneuvers in rhythm to music. Pancake breakfasts, live music and dances keep visitors entertained from day until night.
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Brighton Pride, the UK’s biggest Pride festival celebrates 25 years in existence.
Loved locally and acclaimed nationally Brighton & Hove Pride is a celebration of all that is great about the city and its vibrant LGBT community.
To mark this important milestone & recognise the wonderful diversity of Brighton & Hove’s community, the theme for 2015’s Brighton Pride is ‘Carnival of Diversity’.
This Lifestyle Festival is an annual event held in Cornwall, South West England, usually held over four days in mid-August. The event is a combination of live music and surfing/skateboarding competitions in and around the town of Newquay. The Fistral Beach site, where surfing in the UK began, plays host to the best in action sports including surf, skate and BMX competitions.
The party expands to the Festival site at Watergate Bay. Known throughout the land as Cornwall’s festival; Boardmasters Festival delivers a laid back festival atmosphere designed to bring out the inner surfer in everyone. This themed festival offers a tailored music offering across eight stages on arguably the most beautiful festival site in the UK.
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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.
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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...