Showing posts with the label January

The Auckland Anniversary Regatta in New Zealand

Where? Auckland, New Zealand
When? 27th January 2014

The Auckland Anniversary Regatta, New Zealand is the largest single-day regatta in the world and the oldest sporting event in New Zealand.

The very first Auckland Anniversary Regatta took place in first 1840 to commemorate the the founding of the province, and ever since it has grown to become one of the world’s largest single day regattas.

A great yachting event for sailors and spectators who can view the maritime and trading history of Auckland in action.


The Australian Open 2014

Where? Melbourne, Australia

When? 13th - 26th January

The beginning of the Tennis Season!

The Australian Open is the held annually and chronologically marks the first Grand Slam Tennis Tournament of the year followed by the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

The Tournament is held at Melbourne Park with centre-court events at the Rod Laver Arena and features:

Men's and women's singlesMen's, women's, and mixed doublesjunior's championshipsWheelchair competitions

The Sydney Festival Australia 2014

Where? Sydney, Australia

When? 9th - 27th January

The Sydney Festival celebrates the arts, in particular the performing arts, and comprises of a variety of outdoor events as well as musical events; theatre, dance and physical theatre; visual arts and cinema.

Among the Hot List of event venues are the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall, Art Gallery of NSW, City Recital Hall Angel Place, Riverside Theatres, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Darling Harbour, Joan Sutherland & Performing Arts Centre, Hyde Park.

A Festival Guide App is also available for iPad!

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Up Helly Aa Festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Where? Lerwick, Shetland Islands
When? 28th January 2014
Up Helly Aa is an annual Festival that originates from the 1880's and is is held in Lerwick, Shetland Islands.

It's Europe’s largest fire Festival and involves...
A series of marches and visitations.The Festival culminates in a full sized Viking Galley, complete with shields and oars.The Viking Galley is pulled by a torch-lit procession leading to the beach.Featuring locals dressed as Viking warriors. The Galley is set alight and thereafter hours of performing acts and dancing in halls follows.

The Amsterdam Fashion Week

Where? Amsterdam, The Netherlands
When? 17th - 27th January

Amsterdam Fashion Week brings fashion from the catwalk to the sidewalk with over 50 events organized over the weekend throughout the city. Publicly accessible events include ‘fashion routes’, pop-up catwalks, exhibitions, presentations and a spectacular catwalk show ‘on ice’.


Lokotsav Folk Festival in Goa, India

Where? Panaji, Goa, India

When? 7th-16th January

The festival will showcase handicrafts and traditional folk dances and music from different parts of the country. Around 450 stalls of handicrafts will be put up where the craftsmen will exhibit and sell the items. Visitors can interact with the artists, and find out more about the process.

In the evenings, there are folk performances of various dance styles. In fact around 500 performing artistes will perform traditional folk dances, folk music and folk songs during the event. Lokotsav will be opened by Goa governor B Wanchoo.

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Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair, U.S.A.

Where? Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
When? 30th January - 2nd February 2014
Now in its fith year,  the International Contemporary Art fair of the West Coast returns to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

The fair presents up to 70 top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world presenting collections of recent works from represented artists.

The Art fair provides an accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts alike to enjoy and hosts a comprehensive programming series, including world class artist talks, film screening and performance series. Events are staged on site as well as throughout the city.


Twelfth Night Festival in London, England

Where? London, England
When? 5th January

The Twelfth Night Festival is an annual celebration held outside Shakespeare's Globe in London marking the end of Christmas and to welcome in the New Year.

The Holly Man arrives by boat on the River Thames and along with the actors toasts the people, the River Thames, and The Globe Theatre. A play is performed by Bankside Pier after which cakes are given two of which have a bean and a pea hidden in them.

The 2 people who find them are hailed King Bean and Queen Pea for the day are given a crown and lead the people through the streets to the historic George Inn in Borough High Street to warm up with storytelling, the Kissing Wishing Tree, and more dancing.


World Cooking Contest Bocuse D'Or in Lyon, France

Where? Lyon, France

When? 29th - 30th January

The Bocuse D'Or (the Concours mondial de la cuisine, World Cooking Contest) is one of the world’s most prestigious international chef championship which occurs every two years in Lyons, France at the SIRHA International Hotel, Catering and Food Trade Exhibition. Named for chef Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse D'Or launched in 1987 and initiated the era of live cooking competitions. Each chef represents his or her country, working within a team to create a meat and a fish dish that are judged by a panel of elite chef judges in terms of both quality and presentation.

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Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii, U.S.A.

Where? Hawaii, U.S.A.

When? 10th -15th January

The 40th Anniversary Celebration of Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu and features concerts, panel discussions and tours of Elvis-related sights on the island culminating with an enhanced movie screening of Aloha from Hawaii held 40 years later in the same venue as the original concert. Fans will have the unique opportunity to follow in the king's footsteps and spend time exploring Elvis' Hawaii. Hawaii was an important destination to Elvis Presley both as a place to perform and as his own persona relaxation with friends and family.