Everyone seems to be travelling to Portugal these days. Indeed, this year the country reported gleefully on another record year for overseas arrivals. Just over 12.7 million foreigners visited the country in 2017 – up 12 per cent year-on-year. Here's why it is proving so popular. Portugal has been recognized by many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, The New York Times, El País, CNN, World Travel Awards, the Best Of Wine Tourism, Great Wine Capitals, Catavinum and many more. These awards recognize the country’s tourism excellence.
Lisbon's century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars that still lurch and rumble their way through the city are unique. Wandering from Baixa district to Graça you'll see a very traditional side
The music industry is gearing up for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, with the nominees having been officially announced just last week. There have been ecstatic responses from fans and supporters the world over, but the one nomination that seems to be fishing in more reactions than any other is that of Korean based pop-group, BTS.
The first K-pop group to have received worldwide recognition and embark on an international tour, BTS have made history by bagging this Grammy nomination for the art and visuals of their famed album, ‘Love Yourself: Tear’. It is not only a massive breakthrough moment for the Bangtan septet, but for the Korean music scene as a whole. The album that was placed at No.1 on the 'Billboard 200' in May earlier this year, is nominated for best recording package - a
London to get colder as huge blocks of glacial ice arrives along the bank side as a part of an art installation to display the effects of climate change.
Olafur Eliasson confronts Londoner's with the reality of climate change > https://t.co/o6Uh1uTjDz pic.twitter.com/VdYsGNK2Ui
— It's Nice That (@itsnicethat) 9 December 2018
Olafur Eliasson, Icelandic-Danish artist known for his sculptures and large-scale art installations along with leading geologist Minik Rosing, is bringing 24 giant blocks of ice as a part of an ice-watch installation at Tate Modern, London. The installation, which follows its iterations in Copenhagen and Paris, will serve as a primary reminder of the impact of climate change on the world at large.
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The Urban Maker Market for independent designers has been held in East London.
When Christmas is approaching, people are busy with shopping and preparing for the holiday. What do small businesses do ? They are probably involved in Christmas market. If you Google "Christmas markets in London", enormous markets will pop up for visitors and sellers. Urban Maker market in one of the Christmas markets as well.
Urban Maker Market is opening on 9th and 10th December. The market invites local designers in East London and holds a market every season at Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park. This year is Urban Maker Market’s third year.
Today, Londoners face many options and find it difficult to choose which independent artists' market to visit. But three years ago, founders, Julia Redgrove
Away from the bustling streets of Oxford Circus lies a quiet independent cinema, Regent Street cinema. The cinema prides itself on giving its audience an insight into film history and giving a platform to foreign and independent films, that are not screened elsewhere. 80 percent of cinemas in the UK are now multiplexes, making the originality of Regent Street cinema attractive.
Shira Macleod, director of the cinema, has extensive experience in the programming of films. She said: “I go and see a lot of films and my background is in choosing film, I like to screen older and unusual films."
“We are not part of a chain allowing us to make unique and independent choices. Our cinema has a Compton organ, we are one of the only cinemas that screen silent films with live audio.”
Silently sitting in Mariah Carey’s penthouse, Marilyn Monroe’s white piano is locked away from the world. Sold at a private Christie’s auction in 1999, it is unclear if the public will ever be able to view it again. Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of parts of music and film history?
However, It’s positive news for auction houses. The popularity of film and music memorabilia has steadily increased over the last decade. Christina Moriame from Ewbank Auction house believes its due to “more activities and awareness of sales in this specialism, marketing and being able to be pushed by valuers” another significant point is that “items are becoming older thus more collectible” she added.
Auction houses are now cashing in, generating profits b
The estimated total income for all contemporary craft making businesses in the UK ranges to a £457 million in 2017.
The Thames Estuary Report claims that creative industries are becoming UK’s new biggest growth sector in terms of job opportunities and income generated.
The UK Creative Industries generates £8.8m per hour with 1.3m employees in the creative economy across the South East Asia alone.
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills predicts 1.2 million new workers will be needed in the sector over the next decade.
The Renegated Craft Fair opened up a platform for startup and experienced craftsmen in jewelry, accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware and apothecary.
Ogechi Anyanwu, one of the Organisers of t
After six weeks of touring the world, English pop duo Hurts finally arrives home this December. Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson are both very happy to be on home soil and finally, after weeks of performing, they get the chance to introduce their fourth full-length album Desire to the London public.
The songs from the new album sound lighter, happier, and more positive than all their previous work. Westminster World went to see them live at Brixton Academy to see their new style.
After releasing their album Desire, the duo shared with NME that this is some of the best music they have ever made in their career. For the lyrics of Desire, Theo Hutchcraft (singer and songwriter) explained that they have been 'a bit more personal on this record'.
The band has always been very open-
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible,” once said Frank Vincent Zappa, a distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader.
From the first Rock Bands of 1950s to modern Pop all over London’s famous clubs and bars, every genre found a hip designated place. But if art continued following norms, it wouldn’t be an inspiration for the queer minded.
Streets of London are witness to the beautiful breakdown of a norm. Yes, we are talking about the busking scene.
Buskers are musicians, singers, composers and writers who bring their talent out of a hugely commercial world, and onto the streets. It’s sometimes surprising to see how they draw an enthusiastic audience within moments on a busy Monday evening.
Jack is one such busker who performs at Picadilly Cir
An underground hothouse in the centre of Borough Market, the Imaginarium welcomes Christmas with a different outlook. Opening up a creative hub for artists from all fields such as storytelling, painting and live performances.
Photo Credits: Sreelakshmi Vachasapthy
I was able to make it on the very first Sunday, where I witnessed the opening of these feasts, ideas and theatrics. It also gave me a chance to interact with the owner of the place- Naomi, who gave an insight about the events happening over next couple of weeks. She said: "It is a six-week long program which consists of theatrical events, music, arts, dinning and workshops for people to join."
The place stands out for its interior work and atmosphere. It also has stores set up which marks London’s independent artists, d