Museums at Night
Across the UK
The purpose of this UK-wide festival is to attract more visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites and also in many of the historic houses, different landmarks and libraries anywhere in the UK. The main purpose of the festival is to promote and increase the importance of Britain’s cultural heritage, traditions and history. This year it will be from 16 to 19 May.
Many London museums and galleries organise special events with talks, dance performances, workshops, films, DJs, food & drink, circus acts, magic shows, debates, film screenings and more.
Entry> Free ……Read more
Affordable Art Fair
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
The sixth edition will exhibit over 115 galleries, both new and returning, with 1,000 local and international artists priced between HK$1,000 and HK$100,000. Including painting, print, canvases, sculpture or photography, the fair has something for everyone to suit all tastes and budgets. It can be a fun day out with family and friends with its array of inspiring and interactive arty education activities to explore and grow creativity. This year it will be held from 18 to 20 May and will include a fun speed yoga live which will showcase a unique means of expression (through art).
Entry> $120 – $165……Read more
Carnival of Cultures
Across Berlin, Germany
The Carnival of Cultures celebrates cultural diversity in Berlin. Since 1996 this four-day city festival has been held annually with more than 5000 participants through costumes, dance, music and rituals. The carnival is a great opportunity for members of Berlin’s ethnic groups to make their cultures visible and celebrate cultural diversity. This year it will be celebrated from 18 to 21 May. On several stages, Berlin’s World Music scene and international bands play concerts. Stilt-walkers, acrobats and magicians invite visitors to test their own abilities. About 300 market stalls attract visitors with culinary temptations, arts, crafts and much more.
Entry> $10- $80 ( Some Events Free)……Read more
Across London, UK
A festival of flowers and gardening which provides freedom and opportunity to people looking to express themselves through the medium of greenery. It is a wonderful mixture of public spectacles, horticultural happenings and community celebrations with installations, events, experiences, exhibits, talks and walks. The seventh Chelsea Fringe will start on Saturday 19 May 2018 and run for nine days until 27 May at a host of different venues and settings with a wide range of work from professionals and enthusiasts. It is all about harnessing and spreading the excitement and energy around gardening.
Entry> £0 – £30……Read more
Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
Various venues in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This is the world’s largest photography event which highlights the art of photography and its diversity. Across various venues thousands of world famous artists participate through exhibitions, photography and visual art etc. This event is a fantastic opportunity to interact with photographers. They can also share their visions and their points of view. It also provides an opportunity to showcase new talent.Throughout the whole month of May, conferences, screenings, and lessons are organised alongside the exhibitions.
Entry> Free……Read more
Seoul Eco Film Festival
3F, Donghwa Bldg, Seoul 04513, Korea
The Green Film Festival In Seoul is changing its name to the Seoul Eco Film Festival as it has been introducing films on the environment from all over the world since 2004. By showcasing cinema, the festival hopes to promote ideas of environmental protection and life respect to encourage public awareness and action for positive change. It is the Asia’s largest international environmental film festival and its 15th edition will be held in Seoul (Korea) from 17 – 23 May. This festival awards best international and domestic environmental films with 3 prizes of international competition and 3 prizes of Korean Competition.
Entry> Free……Read more
Melbourne spoken word & Poetry Festival
The Toff in Town, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
For lovers of words and language, this festival is an exciting two-week program of performances, slams, workshops, open mics and showcases featuring nationally and internationally recognised spoken word artists and poets, with 35 events across 18 days, featuring nationally and internationally recognised spoken word artists and poets. This year it will be from 17 May to 3 June.
Entry> $10 – $30 (Many events are free)……Read more
Artist Jay James
Jam-packed with music, the ‘J-list’ boasts an array of punchy little numbers that will get you foot-tapping and head-bobbing – and that’s just at the first listen! ‘The Money & Fame Intro’ kick-starts the album well, with Jay’s soulful voice really coming through, and this sets the tone of the album with its powerful vocal and clean instrumentals. ‘Long May They Roll’ stands out in the sense that it really shows off Jay’s singing ability – he can evidently master both low tones and the high notes. Yet again it’s incredibly soulful; there’s a smoothness to his voice that holds your attention. ‘Gravity’ makes for real easy listening with its gorgeous instrumentals, which become increasingly more prominent throughout, and the thoughtful simplicity of both the lyrics and the production of the song ultimately tie this together as a cohesive whole.
> Hannah Montgomery……Read more
The Woman in the Window
Author : A.J. Finn
For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in 36 languages around the world. Anna Fox lives alone in her New York City home, unable to roam outside. She spends her day drinking too much wine, watching old movies, recalling happier time and spying on her neighbours. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son, a perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble – and its shocking secrets were gradually disclosing. She believes witnessing a crime in a neighbouring house. The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.
> Shiuly Rina ……Read more
Cast: Tapsee Pannu, Diljit Dosanjh, Angad Bedi and more
Director :Shaad Ali
Soorma is an Indian biographical film based on the true story of former India hockey captain Sandeep Singh. The actor & makers have left no stone unturned to make the character look as same as real life Sandeep Singh. This film speaks about the greatest “comeback story of the hockey legend Sandeep Singh”. Sandeep Singh was paralysed and used a wheelchair for two years after an accidental gunshot injured him in 2006, but he did not give up. Fighting against all odds, Sandeep got back on his feet and made a comeback to international hockey in 2008. India won the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup under his captaincy and went on to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.
> Juthi Saha ……Read more
The funkiest festival in the West is back! Shindig kickstarts the summer on 25 th – 27 th May at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset. Bringing a healthy dose of funkativity and a packed programme of entertainment for all ages, Shindig Festival offers relaxation and revelry in equal measures. The award--winning event always has “the dopest line up” in the Cuban Brothers’ opinion and this year is no different. The world--famous headline act: Jazzie B’s Soul II Soul, is coming to Somerset to celebrate their 30 th Anniversary, Shindig style. Live music lovers listen up! Performances include: British hip--hop outfit -- Stereo MCs; music royalty -- Jungle Brothers; gangster--swaggering -- Dub Pistols and the London Posse – who are giving their first festival performance in 20 years. Bringing dexterity to the decks, Jurassic 5’s vocalist -- Chali 2NA and Krafty Kuts will be scratchin’, spinnin’ and mashin’ in the way that only they can. Not forgetting the funk powerhouse -- Smoove and Turrel who’ll be bringing their 7--piece band to blow the roof off! Part of what makes Shindig special is that it’s the ideal weekend for party people with little ones. The Kid’s Kingdom is the family--friendly area for babies, children and parents to hang out and play. Think circus skills, climbing walls, space hoppers and sandpits. Get your tickets now at www.shindigfestival.co.uk.
Help Kids get a Family Break
Dig out your sunglasses to support Shades Day on Friday and help struggling families get a much needed break away from home. Shades Day is the national fundraising and awareness day of the Family Holiday Association, the only national charity dedicated to providing short breaks and day trips for families coping with some of the toughest challenges life can bring. On May 18 we’re encouraging everyone to wear a pair of shades, whatever the weather! It couldn’t be easier to get involved. All you need is a pair of sunglasses and a bit of imagination! Visit our website for some inspiration and to request your fundraising pack. Wearing and sharing photos in your sunglasses on social media for Shades Day helps spread the charity’s message that everyone deserves a chance to paddle in the sea, build a sandcastle and wear shades on the beach for the very first time. And, of course, funds raised will help us send more families on a vital break in 2018. For many struggling families in desperate circumstances, the joy of simply seeing each other smile can lift them out of everyday cares and worries and enrich their lives forever.
Get Involved. Visit www.shadesday.org.uk……Read more