This month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are going on in Europe. So if you’re in the area you’ll always have something fun to do.

 

Edinburgh: Botanic Lights 2016

As the autumnal months approach and the evenings get darker earlier and earlier the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh light up and create a magical trail of light for everyone to enjoy. The Botanic Gardens are renowned for their beautiful trees, flowers and plants and during the month of October the gardens are light up with fantastic colors, lights and installations for a one and a half kilometer trail. The Botanic Lights 2015 was voted ‘Best Large Event’ at the Scottish Event Awards and over 26,000 people visited the installation last year so it’s definitely something not to be missed.

13th October to 6th November 2016

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ

Price: £15.00

www.botaniclights.co.uk

 

London: The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

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John Galliano for Dior, created by Stephen Jones. Inflatable Lip Hat, Spring/Summer 2005, Ready-to-wear Courtesy Associazione Culturale Anna Piaggi

PHOTO © TEAM PETER STIGTER SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Viktor & Rolf, Emma ensemble, Van Gogh Girls collection, Spring/Summer 2015, Haute Couture, © Team Peter Stigter

Vulgar – ‘Lacking sophistication or good taste.’

When the word vulgar is used your brain immediately bring up unpleasant feelings, memories or images that you associate with that word. ‘The Vulgar’ is an exhibition that opens in October in London that explores the topic of vulgar fashion, from the renaissance through to contemporary design. It looks at clothing from some of the biggest names in fashion like Manolo Blahnik, Chloé, Christian Dior and Moschino, as well as work from more contemporary brands. The exhibition invites visitors to explore how the idea of vulgarity has changed and evolved over the years and to think about what makes something vulgar. But you better be quick if you want to visit this exhibition as it is only on display for four months.

13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017

The Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Price: £14.50

www.barbican.org.uk

 

Amsterdam: Amsterdam Dance Event

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Amsterdam Dance Event

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a true dance lovers’ Mecca and the gateway to the international electronic music scene. For five days over 2,000 artists arrive to Amsterdam to play in 80 locations around the city and provide non-stop partying for anyone who is up for it. ADE is made up of three parts: the festival, the conference and the playground. The conference is a programme for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers, musicians, students, visual artists and stage designers and is open to anyone with a one or five day pass. The playground is a unique, dance-related lifestyle program that offers film screenings, music hardware presentations, art shows and exhibitions, interactive talk shows and pop-up musical performances across the city. The festival attracts over 350,000 visitors from around the globe for individual music events again all across the city where visitors can buy tickets for each individual event online.

19th to 23rd October 2016

Various locations around the city 

Price: Conference 1 day ticket €275,00 5 day ticket €440,00, individual music event tickets range in price but the full list can be found here

www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl

 

Eindhoven: Dutch Design Week

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Dutch Design Week © Boudewijn Bollmann

The Dutch Design Week (DDW) is the biggest design event in Northern Europe that presents work and ideas from more than 2500 designers to more than 275,000 visitors from all across the world. DDW takes place in various locations across the city and visitors can see exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities all focused around design. There are eight design themes that visitors can expect to see at DDW, including; Bio Design, Digital, Future Concepts, Health, Living, Material, Social Design and Sustainable Design. What makes DDW different from other design festivals is the fact that it focuses on designs of the future, it concentrates on experiment, innovation and cross-over and pays particular attention to the work and development of young talent, the designers of the future.

22nd to 30th October 2016

Various locations around Eindhoven

Price: Online €17,50, at the door €19,50

www.ddw.nl/en



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