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Festivals in Europe this October
24 September, 2008 22:05
Autumn Festival, Normandy, France
19th October – 30th November
The Autumn Festival in Normandy
features top productions in theatre, dance and music. It presents 60
performances in cities including Dieppe,
Rouen and Le
Havre, as well as smaller towns like Le Grand-Quevilly
and Montivilliers. Highlights of this year's event include homage to all things
Argentinean with a carte blanche to Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus.
18th - 26th October
If you’re a chocolate lover, this is the place to be. This is Europe’s
most popular chocolate festival and has made Perugia
the chocolate capital of Europe. For nine days, this town
transforms itself into a huge open-air pastry-shop dedicated to chocolate
lovers from all over. But not only do you get to indulge in chocolate, you’ll
also learn everything there is to know about the "food of the gods". Give
in to your sweet tooth, head for the Eurochocolate.
Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany
15th – 19th October
This one’s for the book worms. It’s claimed to be one of the most famous book
fairs in the world.
20th September – 5th October
This is the ultimate homage to beer. When one thinks of Oktoberfest,
images of crowded beer tents, huge beer mugs handled by big bosomed women in drendils
and men in lederhozen come to mind. All of which is true. But no words
can truly describe the experience of thousands of people crammed in a huge
carnival atmosphere enjoying the lively Bavarian music and its equally popular
brew. Each year over six million visitors throng to the Oktoberfest to
be part of this heady experience. Be part of the 175th year
celebrations this year.
Seafood Festvial (Fiesta de Exaltacion
del Marisco), O Grove, Spain
3rd -12th October
As the name itself suggests, this is the place for sea food lovers. Indulge yourself
and pick from a mouth watering array of mussels, clams, langostines, prawns, scallops,
oysters, lobsters, crabs and of course fish! This festivals attracts over 200,000
seafood lovers from all across Europe and is supposed to
be the place for the best seafood in Europe.
Wigstöckel, Berlin, Germany
2nd – 5th October
This is an event that attracts crossdressers and transgendered people from
across Europe. It features an entertaining show and is guaranteed
to be an interesting experience – whether or not you’re in the crossdressing
Festival, Budapest, Hungary
10th – 19th October
The Budapest Autumn Festival showcases
performances by some of the most significant progressive artists from all
genres. The events aim to provide exposure and recognition for new Hungarian
Festival, Wexford, Ireland
16th October – 2nd
This is a small but perfectly formed and well respected festival featuring
premier opera performances. This is the 57th year that the festival has
been around and highlights of this year’s performances include The Snow Maiden
by Snegurochka and The Mines of Sulphur by Richard Rodney Bennett.
Please note that there
may be changes to the dates, events and line-ups at the festivals. For detailed
information, check the official websites.
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