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.
Toronto: Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) brings Hollywood’s VIPs to the city for 11 days of movie screening fun. The festival began 40 years ago and has become one of the biggest and most important publically attended film events in the world. The event offers people the chance to attend screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals workshops, industry support and the opportunity to meet filmmakers and movie stars from Canada and around the world. It’s a great chance to mingle with the stars of the movie world and see some big and small budget movies. Seats to venues are first come, first serve so we recommend arriving at least an hour before hand if you want a decent seat!
8th to 18th September 2016
350 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3X5
Price: Adult standard ticket prices start from $25, premium adult tickets start from $49
London: London Design Festival
The London Design Festival is a nine-day event that focuses and celebrates design from all around the world. The festival was created in 2003 by graphic designer Sir John Sorrell and former political campaign consultant Ben Evans. The festival showcases over 300 lectures, panels, pop-ups workshops, installations and art exhibits, which are held over a variety of cultural venues, public spaces and business establishments. There are also helpful lectures and seminars for design students and recent graduates on assembling a portfolio, presentations from potential employers and much more information on how to further their career in the design world. Everyone who takes part and attends the festival has the same unified love of design and the London Design Festival helps celebrate and promote the past, present and future of the design world.
17th September to 25th September 2016
Festival events are staged in up to 400 different venues across the city. Check individual event listings for details.
Price: Most Festival events are free to enter. Ticketed events are managed by host / organising venues. Check listing and contact details for each event you’re interested in.
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair held in Munich that lasts for 17 days. Although some may view Oktoberfest as an excuse to just drink loads of beer it is actually an important part of Bavarian culture, having taken place since 1810. When it first began it was to celebrate the marriage of the Crown Price Ludwig and Princess Saxe Hildburghausen with a horse race. Of course since then the festival has changed and it is has much more of a focus around bratwursts, and glass beer steins. Last year around 5.9 million guests from Munich and all across the world visited Oktoberfest and 7.7 million liters of beer was consumed!
17th September to 3rd October 2016
Price: Entry to the area and beer tents are all free, the beer prices can be found here
London: London Fashion Weekend
London Fashion Weekend gives the general public the opportunity to live the life of a fashion insider; you can shop the best designer collections, watch some of the hottest designer catwalk shows, listen to talks by industry professionals and be the first to know about the new season trends. The event is held in the Saatchi Gallery and you can attend all the events under the one roof. Expect to see talks from Sarah Shotton, the creative directior of Agent Provocateur, accessory designer Sophia Webster, and Patrick Grant, the creative director of Savil Row tailor Norton & Sons, as well as a talk on developing your career in the fashion industry. It’s the perfect weekend for all you fashion lovers in London to grab a piece of the London Fashion Week action and surround yourself with clothes, accessories, shoes and industry experts.
22nd to 25th September 2016
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY
Price: Bronze tickets £20, Silver tickets £45, Gold tickets £60
Chicago: Chicago Gourmet
Foodies of Chicago rejoice, as Chicago Gourmet is a weekend of food celebration! Lovers of food and drink come together at Millennium Park to see, enjoy and taste all sorts of delicious food and drinks. There is so much going on over the weekend you and you certainly won’t run out of things to taste; there’s two stages where top chefs show off their amazing cooking skills and techniques, interactive wine and cocktail seminars and the Great Lawn where some of the best restaurants, wineries, spirit purveyors and breweries offer a display of tasty treats for you to sample. It’s a weekend filled with delicious food and drink and one that definitely shouldn’t be missed.
23rd to 25th September
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States
Price: Tickets range from $50 to $205 depending on ticket selected
Various locations around the USA: Museum Day Live!
Some of you might think that museum trips are only meant for rainy days, but we beg to differ! Museums are great, you can see so many cool exhibitions, top up your history knowledge and learn lots of facts that you might not have known about before. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex with an impressive 19 museums across the world and what makes the Smithsonian Museums so great is the fact that all of the museums are free to enter. To honor this great perk, the Smithsonian Magazine sponsors the annual Museum Day Live!, when more than 1500 museums across the US get rid of admission fees for the day and invite the general public to come and look around. You can find out here what museums are participating in this year’s event.
24th September 2016
Price: Free yay!
Amsterdam: Unseen Photo Festival
Unseen Photo Festival in Amsterdam is an annual international photography fair and festival that welcomes 53 galleries from around the world. The festival showcases new photography, new developments in the photography world, emerging new talent and new work by established artists. Unseen brings together leaders in the photography industry with artists, curators, collectors and photography lovers to share their knowledge, passion and ideas with one another. What’s so great about the festival is the fact that it takes place in a newly chosen neighbourhood of Amsterdam each year, in an attempt to show visitors new areas of the city, and to spread the love of photography with local citizens and businesses of Amsterdam.
16th to 25th September
Price: Unseen Photo Fair tickets €17,50, Unseen Photo Festival Tickets €12,50