We bring you part two of our February cultural highlights, so wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do.
Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town Art Fair
Showcasing some of the most talented artists from Africa and around the world the Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) is the perfect weekend of culture. 2017 will be the CTAF’S 5th edition and this year it’s taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The CTAF’s curated program will consist of the ‘Unframed’ section, which will showcase large-scale, museum-quality sculptures and new media installations; ‘Tomorrows/Today’ which will present solo presentations by emerging artists from Africa; and finally the ‘Cultural Platforms section which showcases art institutions and non-profit organisations, as well as talks by professionals from the art world. The CTAF is a fantastic event that helps to generate prestige and respect for Cape Town as an art destination and brings together fans and collectors under the one roof to celebrate art. 17th to 19th February 2017 Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Price: General access R 126.00 www.capetownartfair.co.za
London, UK: London Fashion Week Festival
London Fashion Week is back for 2017, although it’s had a bit of a revamp this year and is now known as the London Fashion Week Festival. It’s the only event that gives you unparalleled access to the fashion industry and a behind the scenes look at some of the biggest names in fashion. You can book a seat at an authentic catwalk show and see some of the biggest trends for spring/summer 2017; you can shop till you drop from over 150 British and designer brands under the one roof and you can attend talks with some of the leading industry experts with their tips for getting ahead in fashion. If you’re obsessed with fashion then this is the event for you! 23rd to 26th February 2017 The Store Studios, 180 Strand, WC2R, London, UK Price: Bronze tickets from £20, Silver tickets from £40, Gold tickets from £60 www.londonfashionweekfestival.com
London, UK: BRIT Awards
One of the biggest and most prestigious nights in the UK music scene is back on the 22nd of February – the British Phonographic Industry’s annual pop music awards, or as most people know it, the BRIT Awards. There’s a huge selection of amazing bands and artists all in competition with each other for awards like the Best British Male Solo Artist, Best British Group and British Album of the year, and you can still vote for your favorite here. It’s the 37th edition of the BRIT Awards this year but we’re pretty certain it’ll be a night to remember and one filled with awesome performances and worthy winners.
22nd February 2017
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX, London, UK
Amarillo, Texas: Ink Life
If getting tattooed by some of the best tattoo artists in the world and also rocking out to bands like Puddle of Mudd, Wu Tang and Authority Zero sounds like your dream weekend then you’re in luck! Ink Life is a three-day tattoo music festival taking place in Amarillo, Texas, with over 200 of the worlds best tattoo artists from shows like Tattoo Nightmares, Miami Ink in attendance. If you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo for a while then this is the event to get it at! Doors open on the Friday but appointments will fill up quick so your best bet is to buy a weekend pass, head in early on Friday morning to check out the artists portfolios and then book yourself an appointment.
17th to 19th February 2017
Amarillo Inn & Suites, Interstate 40, 1911 Interstate 40 Access Rd, Amarillo, TX 79102, United States
Price: $25 for a day pass, $40 for a weekend pass