Top Experiences from Around The Globe this Quarter

  • Issue no. 3

Floriade, the Netherlands – until October

Floriade is a world horticultural exhibition that takes place in the Netherlands only once a decade. Dutch horticulture experts brings the theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ to life in collaboration with national and international participants at the Expo – if you have a green thumb, this is truly a spectacle not to be missed!

The Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Taiwan – opening in summer

Seven years to the day, the £147 million, 59,000-square-metre Taipei Performing Arts Centre is an experience of a lifetime to have this summer when it finally opens.

Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland – 1-16 July

The Montreux Jazz Festival takes place for two weeks every summer in Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Nearly 250,000 spectators come to the Festival every year, enjoying a breathtaking setting, concerts with renowned acoustics and many free stages.

Galway International Arts Festival, Connacht, Ireland – 11-24 July

Galway International Arts Festival presents and produces programmes of the highest quality across all art forms featuring theatre, music, visual arts, opera, street spectacle, dance, discussion and comedy.

Seoul POPCON, South Korea – 25-28 August

Seoul POPCON (Seoul Pop Culture Convention) is a new pop culture exhibition in Korea which is revolutionising the way we think of conventions. New exhibition spaces will be created and new programs organised to promote exchanges between media and content without restrictions of country or genre – including metaverse areas and NFT stalls!

Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o, French Polynesia – 11-21 August

Surfing is a great spectator sport, especially when you’re in Tahiti. Every year, the small village of Teahupo’o is the setting for one of the World Surf League’s most thrilling championship events (on both the men and women’s tours), thanks to some truly monstrous waves arising in a select spot. It’s a remote location but well worth seeking out for the thrills and the scenery.

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