Every month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are going on globally. So wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do.
Dubai: Meet D3
Held in Dubai’s Design District Meet D3 is a yearly festival showcasing all things creative in design, art, technology and also celebrates the continually growing D3 (Dubai Design District) community. The festival is open to everyone and invites the public to step into a three-day immersive experience that will inspire and electrify attendees with all things design. Meet D3 features large-scale installations, retail and food concepts, music and all sorts of other cool activities. The event also acts as a platform for Dubai’s creative industries and brings together designers, artists, musicians, and other industry experts from Dubai and around the world. The curated programme of art and design presents new commissions, interactive installations and a whole bunch of other interactive fun! There are also a number of different regional and international acts that perform over the three days at different locations of Meet D3. You can watch performances in music, dance, and theater, with actors, DJs, producers, dancers and many more skilled performers who come to Meet D3 to share their talent with the community. And if you fancy taking home a souvenir from your visit to Meet D3 then you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. There is a specifically curated section that showcases collectible design, furniture, clothing and accessories from emerging and establish designers. If you’re in Dubai at the start of December and love all things design then Meet D3 is the perfect event for you!
8th to 10th December 2016
Dubai Design District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Price: Free (yay!)
Milan: Paper Fashion by Isabelle Borchgrave
Paper Fashion is an exhibition by prominent Belgian artist and sculptor Isabelle de Borchgrave, who is best known for her colorful paintings and intricately painted sculptures. As a child de Borchgrave liked to design dresses and as she grew up she turned this love for design into pattern making and sewing. From there she began to use these skills to recreate iconic dresses that were made completely out of paper; de Borchgrave crumples, pleats, braids and paints the surface of simple rag paper to recreate the effect of textiles and incredible Haute Couture gowns and outfits. The exhibition features 30 incredible garments including suits by Dior, kimonos and evening gowns by Lanvin and creations by Chanel, that are made completely out of paper. Paper Fashion runs until the end of December so it’s your last chance to catch this beautiful and intricate exhibition.
Ends 31st December 2016
Villa Necchi Campiglio via Mozart, 14 – 20122 Milano, Italia
London: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions
What do you get when you combine Pokémon and a symphonic orchestra? Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions of course! Now at first this pairing might strike you as a little odd, but this event is fast becoming one of the must-see events of the year and if you purchase a ticket you will see why. The video-game concert showcases music from the Pokémon series beginning with the Red and Green for the original GameBoy, and works through each generation to X and Y for the 3DS. As the music is played there is also a large screen that shows gameplay footage, which of course adds another element of enjoyment to the overall experience. It’s been 20 years (crazy right?!) since Pokémon first exploded onto the scene and we’re sure the concert will evoke some pretty fond memories you have of playing the game. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet up with friends from all ages, to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from this iconic game.
Monday 19th December and Tuesday 20th December 2016
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9QH, United Kingom
Price: Seats start at £39.87
Ituberá, Bahia, Brazil: Universo Paralello
Why not celebrate the end of the year like never before and head to Universo Paralello? It’s a Brazilian music and arts festival that takes place over the New Year and continues on into a 10-day psychedelic, trance music party. The festival is located on the sands of Pratigi Beach and attracts visitors from all over to rave together whilst celebrating music, history and psychedelics. There are eight days of music in total with six stages of DJs and artists to choose from. Universo Paralello doesn’t just attract Brazilians as the diverse musical line up attracts the festivals self-named ‘Planetary Citizens’ from all around the world to travel to Brazil and join the celebrations. People come from far and wide to attend and there’s a real sense of community spirit and love. There is even a list of 10 commandments, which range from recycling and cleaning up after yourselves to respecting everyone in attendance and looking after your body. There are also lots of other treats for festival attendees to enjoy like yoga classes and a flea market that has more than 40 shops to browse from. You can also grab a bite to eat at the 24-hour food court that has professional chefs and culinary experts preparing all sorts of delicious treats; you can feast on traditional Brazilian cuisine, international dishes, as well as raw and vegan options. It’s the perfect opportunity to see in the New Year dancing, partying and listening to some awesome music.
December 27th 2016 to 4th January 2017
Line up: Lucas O’Brien, James Monro, Zaghini, Pin, Cosmos, Aladin, Future Frequency, Electric Universe, Captain Hook and many many more…
Price: R$ 590,00
Goa, India: Sunburn Festival
Sunburn Festival is a three-day event that combines music, food, shopping and entertainment and takes place every year between the Christmas and New Year period in Goa, India. The festival attracts some pretty big crowds as just under 150,000 people flock to Goa to see some of the biggest Indian and international DJs perform over the three days. Like many other electronic music festivals the electronic music is broken down into different genres; at Sunburn you can expect to find trance, house, electro, techno, drum & bass, psy-trance and many more. The stage production at Sunburn is also pretty spectacular and you’ll see DJs performing on massive, extravagant stages; you’ll get a fantastic view of them all from the top of the ferris wheel! For those who want to do a little more raving once the festival is over each day you can catch one of the multiple after-parties that are organized and dance the night away. Sunburn has come in as Asia’s Best Live Experience Festival since 2009 so you know it’s one that definitely shouldn’t be missed!
28th to 31st December
Line up: Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin Van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso, Kshmr, Joshi, Nitin, NDS, Yotto and many many more…
Price: Festival pass Rs. 7750, two day pass starting from Rs. 4000, single day pass starting from Rs. 2000
Radisson RED: Emerging Artist Competition
Calling all emerging artist, this is your last chance to enter our Emerging Artist Competition as the competition ends on 9th December! You have the chance to win $1,500 USD, social promotion and a feature on this blog. The competition is open to all emerging artists* and all you have to do is enter a piece of art that is inspired by Radisson RED; so it can be anything from a sculpture to tattoos to graphic design or street art, you’ve just got to make sure that it can be digitally reproduced. RED is expressive, bold and alive so get your creative juices flowing and give it your best shot!
*Emerging Artist is defined as those who have not yet done a solo exhibition, has a portfolio of work but does not have commercial representation.
Ends 9th December 2016