The new era of festivals  

The new era of festivals  

Usually when people hear the word “festival” they imagine famous bands and singers surrounded by huge crowds of people. If we go a little bit more precise, it is most likely happening in some big field. However, nowadays the concept of festivals has changed a lot and sometimes they do not even involve music. The diversity of events is something that people can be proud of because there is something for everyone.

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Does the idea of many people gathering in one place for the same hobby sounds good for you? Then maybe one of these new festivals will appeal to you, and you will find your new passion.

For the lovers of colors

Holi festival in India and Nepal is something that people go to from all around the world to see. For those who have never heard of it, Holi is also sometimes called the festival of colors. People usually play with dry colored powder and water. After that they end up looking as colorful as possible. The main idea of this event is celebrating the victory of good over evil and the end of winter. This is something that people of all ages get involved and it is celebrated every year.

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For the adventurous people

There was a huge poker festival in Estonia this summer. Poker and festival are words that people rarely see together in one sentence, but it was actually a big success! It took place at Olympic Park Casino and Hilton Tallinn Park hotel in August. More than 20 tournaments were scheduled for this festival and players from all around the world came to compete.

Teresa Nousiaineni was the main tournament director. She said that Tallinn is actually a very popular destination for Finnish poker players and people from other Scandinavian countries. Many poker professionals booked their places as soon as they heard that this event is happening. If such games sound interesting, but you do not have time to go an actual casino and practice, you can try pay by phone casino. This is the best way to try out games which later you could play together with professionals in one of the festivals for casino games.

For the rebels

Burning Man is one of those festivals which you should attend to truly understand, according to its participants. Every year around fifty thousand people come to one of the deserts of Nevada in the United States and celebrate the freedom of expression. The main idea is to burn a big wooden statue. Sounds simple, but it is the symbol of experiments, inclusion, radical expression. Thousands of people go to Burning Man because they are tired of their routines and want to feel free again.

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All these different events show that the word festival has evolved. Now there is an event for everyone’s taste. If you prefer the old-school music festivals, there is nothing wrong with that, but maybe it is time to start looking for something new?

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Leisure activities and stress  

Leisure activities and stress  

It is no secret that nowadays many people are surrounded by stress and anxiety. Somehow, we got in that situation where it has become normal to be stressed most of the time. It can be caused by many different things, for example, work, studies, family and so on. The reason might be different, but the outcome of stress is the same.

Therefore, more and more people are considering possible solutions to overcome stress. Some of them are a bit more traditional and some are more modern, so it just shows that no person should suffer from stress because there is an option for everyone.

Art is becoming a savior  stressed man

Studies have shown that making art or simply looking at it can reduce the level of stress significantly. If you are one of those who prefers to create something, it is important to know that the quality of artwork does not even matter. It is the creation of art itself that makes people more relaxed. Even if you never thought of yourself as an artist, when it comes to reducing stress, everyone can take part in this. Just 45 minutes of creative leisure activities can make at least most of the stress disappear. Taking a piece of paper and some pencils can reduce stress and improve your overall mood.

Fidgeting away the stress

Recently various fidget toys have become very popular. Chances are that you already heard about fidget spinners, but now it is time for fidget cubes. “What is fidget cube?”, you might ask. A fidget cube is basically a toy which helps you to concentrate. Every side of this cube has special little gadgets which can be used for concentrating. This is one of the ways to also reduce stress. You get so involved in pushing buttons or switches that you forget why you were stressed in the first place.
There is a right fidget cube for everyone because different gadgets and sides can help the most stressed person. Even such simple technology as pushing a button can help with anxiety and then a person can go on with his or her life and enjoy the rest of the day.

The power of music

Some people consider music to be just a simple hobby, but it can also play a major role in reducing stress. It has been scientifically proven that soothing music can help people with anxiety. The calming sounds can act as a distraction from stress and let people re-evaluate situations which might cause them anxiety. Music on headphones is even used for patients in hospitals before and after surgery. Music therapy is an interesting way to improve the quality of life in general, so why not give it a try?

These days there are so many ways to properly deal with stress, so there is no reason to be anxious any longer. Everyone can choose what works the best for them, whether it is something like art or more modern technologies.

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Does Theatre lose Quality on the Move?

Does Theatre lose Quality on the Move?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the best theatre festivals and performance arts in general. We mentioned 24:7, a festival in Manchester that recently took place. For those that are unfamiliar, this festival is exceptional because the scripts are anonymous to the judges and the performances are scattered around clubs, pubs and many other places.

The matter of the fact is, I personally find travelling theatre performances a bit of a gamble. Instead of the home ground, the actors breakout into new stages, to new audiences. In essence, instead of people coming to see actors, actors come to the people. And that’s a whole different dynamic that may influence the quality of the performance.

For example, if a play would be shown in a bar or some cool gambling site just outside Las Vegas instead of the small, intimate surroundings of the theatre? Like what happens when, mostly to promote their play, the cast goes to a festival where instead of a couple of hundred, there are thousands of people chatting, drinking and having a good time.

I walked backstage of many theatres before and after the shows, I’ve watched warm-ups and post-show discussions. This is the atmosphere that can really leave you breathless. However, often playing on tours, changes the atmosphere dramatically. The actor’s attitude changes and the audience is not as focused because instead of being the only show they will see that night, it’s one of many. Often, during these festivals some plays are performed simultaneously.

But what if it weren’t a festival? What if actors move out for one or two nights and, just for the change is scenery, perform somewhere different? Macbeth could be performed in a castle, Dealer’s Choice could be held in a cool gambling site like the Copenhagen Casino that used to be a very beautiful theatre. Well, you get an idea.

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Fitting the scenery to the play could do wonders and actually help actors give even the better performance compared to the one at home. Because theatre is as much about the play as it is about the audience. It is live.

If you have never been to a play on tour and at any point find out about a performance such as this, make sure not to miss it. It really has potential to be extraordinary. But while I speak from experience, I am curious to know what sort of experiences has you had in theatres on tour? Did you feel more distracted? Was the performance good?

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How the Theater has changed My Life

How the Theater has changed My Life

Theater – many people think of the very big stages of the world, of exceptionally intense art and expressive performances. Everything is right, because theater has the ability to present emotions in a way that other art forms can not.

School was different

It all started differently, at school. In all the provisional performances in the lower classes, with little text but many strange moments – and always someone who rumschrie for wild reasons and laughed wildly. At that time the theater was a rather stupid and rather unpleasant thing for me, which luckily was quite easy to avoid, because more than one performance per school year was usually not in it. Most of my time I spent browsing the internet, playing games, especially online casinos. Instead of reading books or doing more interesting things, at that time I knew all the best UK casino sites and how to earn money online. In my later years, the performances were better, because also high-quality and adapted to my intellectual condition, but I have never really been able to win it for myself.


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It was only in my last teen years that I was so slow to get used to the theater, too. Although still at school, but slowly with higher demands, I took timidly at first theatrical plays and courses, in order to fall in love with the theme more. Since I could finally read and understand the texts in the original, it was much easier to get into the matter. So the enthusiasm for this kind of art came gradually.

Nowadays, I love to deal with the theater, even though I rarely have the opportunity to attack a piece. But often the excellent reviews in the large daily papers are enough to make a certain tingling sensation in the body and to bring me into the mood. Maybe I should really go back soon, because what makes the theater so versatile is its dynamic versatility. Here, young talents can often be seen as they take their first steps on the big stage and thus play full expression and dedication with the audience and captivate them. It is always said that theater is a higher form of playful culture than, for example, the cinema is capable of life. This I can sign just as well, because what I have seen in my life on the stage is far more remarkable than anything that can give me in movies.

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The Cost of Free Art

The Cost of Free Art

Should art be free? Should you pay for the news or let them use ads on their site? How much for cup of coffee is reasonable?

It may not appear this way at first but these questions are about the very same, essential topic. Where is the balance between paid and free?

In the pre-internet age you had to pay for everything. You would buy tickets to plays and movies, you would pay for cable TV, you would pay for newspaper subscriptions. Which is not a perfect model when you compare it to today when most of the things you want may be gotten for free.

However, this is not ideal as well because free isn’t free. You may think that downloading torrent movies, listening to music via free Spotify service or getting bonus rounds at a casino doesn’t cost anything. You pay with your privacy, you pay by watching ads and by essentially being a test bunny for all those giant corporations when they are learning how to target customers better.

Everything is paid for. When you think about it, nothing changed since the dawn of the internet. But I bet it will. Every company in the world has only one way to survive. That’s, as you probably already have guessed it right, to make money. But when and how much you will pay for it is a matter of question.

But when it comes to art, it is a completely different picture.


Is Theater moving online

Theater and dance has always been different from most other types of entertainment because it’s live, up close and intimate. There are no second takes. There are no crowd-evoked euphoria. It’s all quiet. It is all personal. Which sort of makes plays an ideal candidate to move online.

Should they?

I’ll confess. I saw Hamilton by watching a pirated copy online. I only did it because there was no other way I could ever watch it. But I also felt horrible. For some reason I take not paying for the news as a normal thing but I would have gladly paid for watching a play.

So, my question is, should plays move online? Modern technologies make it easy nowadays to stream, or they could record plays and release downloadable versions.

If you will visit one of the festivals for dance and theater, you will join a small community of people who have seen these plays. Theater doesn’t have the capabilities to reach millions. Well, it didn’t until now.

And if we watch Netflix and Hulu, why wouldn’t we watch plays in our homes? Another question is, however, whether that would distort theater. Would it destroy the sanctity of the institution? OR would it raise the quality of production and help actors get paid as much as they deserve?

In closing, I want to ask you whether you think art should be paid or free and how making theater accessible through internet would change art? Finally, would you yourself download and watch a play from Australia or a musical from Hungary?

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Secret Facts About Music Festivals in Europe


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The festival happens during the beginning of the dark Icelandic winter which adds a unique vibe to the function. Although it does not have a long history like Melt and Fusion, it was a great success last year. This festival puts a stop to summer festivals. If you prefer to read more on the topic of the Feel Festival of last year you may read my entire article here. If you’re unsure about working in the audio festival or concert business, consider volunteering first. A lot was said around here about our favourite music festival ever. It’s most likely the biggest music festival on Earth and attracts thousands of artists from assorted genres.

Considered among the very best medium-scale festivals in Europe, the festival covers big foreign names, upcoming indie bands in addition to local music. This festival occurs prior Ash Wednesday. It combines lots of bubbly champagne and plenty of bubbly entertainment. It’s also among the ideal value festivals Europe offers.


There are various events and festivals, celebrated by distinct communities of the planet. This festival is going to be organized near Frankfurt-Oder that’s about one hour drive from Berlin. The festival began with a little pop and rock affair with few folks attending it. In comparison to many different nations and Europe, German festivals are absolutely inexpensive. A German festival which provides lots of distinct music-styles is named Hurricane. It’s the word’s biggest fair and among the most well-known events in Germany. It is regarded the world’s biggest event with huge numbers of people taking part of the celebration every year.

There is really a festival for everybody! If 10 more festivals popped up in fantastic markets, with wonderful parks and wonderful concepts, I think that they’d do the job.” There are many festivals in the united kingdom now.

The Lollapalooza festival provides a great array of music-styles. To us it appears like quite a cool, challenging and ambitious festival. Actually it’s the only of the above mentioned festivals that still exists. Nowadays, it is among the most happening festivals on the planet.

The Secret to Music Festivals in Europe

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You’ll find some fantastic art works here which will certainly grab your attention. From classical music to the contemporary kinds these days, German music incorporates many variations. There is going to be 5 unique stages so that you will probably find some terrific music every moment of the day. Gypsy music is among the absolute most fun, creative and diverse fashions of music on earth. A choir might just take part in one of the 3 categories.

The only means to acquire in the festival area is via the forest. It’s the nation’s capital since 1955. Additionally, there are Flamenco fairs, bullfight festivals, cultural pursuits and concerts.

A number of the best methods to find work at an audio festival is via volunteering. It originally happened during 1968-1970. Other places on the planet also hold this sort of event inspired by this lively portion of Bavarian culture. There are a lot of beautiful areas to visit, all those nooks and crannies of the world to explore. People have three days to reside in the present time, rave to their favourite DJs, and party this up with new friends from all over the world. If you prefer to go this year you will need to register right now and keep your eye on the resale that happens on April 21. Also, as there is no actual summer (summer is when it isn’t snowing!)

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International theatre festivals to attend in Europe this year

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Nothing can compare to theatre. It is a unique and sacred experience that will touch you to the bottom of your heart every time you go.

You can slip into your pajamas and watch Netflix in your living room.

You, along with a hundred other people can stuff your face with popcorn at the cinema.

But there’s nothing as elevated and intimate as watching a play where actors are just mere meters away. Everything is personal. Every time it is a little bit different. Anything can happen at the theatre.

That is why we have prepared a list of several international theatre festivals across Europe for you to visit this year.

Holland Festival June-July, 2017

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The Holland Festival has amazing history that started in 1947. Any year you are in for an astounding mix of performances from theatre and opera, to dance, literature, architecture and more. This annual festival is full of surprises.

THEALTER 21 July, 2017 to29 July, 2017 Hungary


THEALTER is a Hungarian threatre festival, celebrated since 1991. Over the years almost 200 theatre groups from 30 countries and tens of thousands of fans have visited the festival.

This year THEALTER offers a range of performances in theatre, dance, street theatre, visual theatre, meet ups, workshops and Q&As with attendees.

24:7 – TBD

A theatre festival was started in Manchester in 2002. In its structure, it’s a unique festival. During the selection process all scripts are anonymous, so the judges decisions are completely unbiased. And also, the plays are usually performed in a variety of places scattered across the city center, including pubs, clubs and hotels.

The schedule for this year has not been announced yet, so keep your eyes peeled.

he Edinburgh Festival Fringe – August

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A street entertainer performs on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile during the city’s Festival Fringe on August 7, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Fringe, a festival started in 1947, has a great backstory. Eight groups that were not allowed entry to the Edinburgh International Festival were not discouraged. Instead, they performed right there on the fringe.

Now, The Fringe has grown spectacularly and remains one of a few spots on earth where everyone is allowed to participate.

Tampereen Teatterikesa – August

If in the end of summer you will find yourself in or around Finland, make sure to visit the Tampere Theatre Festival. It is massive, it is historic and it is unforgettable. For example, this year a week-long festival will offer you 19 astounding performances from Finland, Sweden, UK, Belgium and beyond.

Zürcher Theater Spektakel

Theater Spektakel

Started in 1980 by a group of independent theater groups, the festival has grown to become one of the most recognizable names with thousands of people eagerly waiting for it to start every year. Approximately 20-day long Zürcher Theater Spektakel every year is held in the end of August at the ‘Landiwiese’, located right beside Lake Zurich.

So, it’s not only a memorable experience for any performance arts fans, but also a great destination for a last, open-air holiday experience of the summer.

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Be the Very First to Read What an Old Pro Thinks About Art Festivals

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Many local and global artists call this wonderful city home. These paintings also arrive in a range of subjects. They also experience the benefit of becoming conversational pieces. Art is an excellent creative outlet for children and grownups alike, but it is particularly important for kids since it helps develop the creativity and capacity to finish a project which will be crucial to their success. The wide selection of arts and crafts will provide you with many choices. These 200 or so compact art galleries are completely free to explore. The best method to come across galleries and art fairs around the USA is to use this site.

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Best art and culture events in Europe in 2017


It seems like half of the year has passed in a blink of an eye. Hopefully, you have some memorable experiences already.

However, if you don’t, here are 8 amazing events all across Europe this year that you should pack your bags to without hesitation. Keep in mind, the list will include a large mix of events from sculpture to music festivals and more.

Stars of the White Nights Festival, Russia



The festival of the White Nights is an incredibly illustrious spectacle that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime.  But this year the time to visit the festival and the fair in St. Petersburg has almost ran out. Hurry.

Documenta 14


This time once-in-5 years held Documenta 14 runs from 8 April to 16 July between its place of origin in Kassel, Germany and the capital of Greece, Athens. There will be a life-sized Parthenon build from banned books to celebrate this amazing 60-year feat.

Venice Biennale, Italy

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13 May – 26 October

Venice Biennale is a yearly event that will be held for the 56th time. This year the festival will focus on works from the Middle East, Russia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Sanfermines, Spain

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6-14 July 2017

Known mostly for running with the bulls in Pamplona, the Sanfermines festival is a week-long festival to honor Spain’s first bishop Saint Fermin. Along with the daily bull runs, festival visitors have many less-dangerous attractions like fairs, parades and concerts.

Sculpture Projects, Germany

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10 June – 1 October

Munster Sculpture Projects is not your ordinary event. Held only once every ten years, in 2017 the event will celebrate its 50th edition. It’s not only about dozens of sculptures that rise around Munster, but also a variety of live public sculptures, performances and experiments such as tattoos for the elderly.

Cambridge Folk Festival, UK

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27 – 30 July 2017

Throughout the year, you can easily find many spectacular culture and arts events across UK. One of such events is definitely Cambridge’s long-weekend Folk Festival. Held since 1964, it has it all – iconic history, amazing lineup of artists and a wide range of additional attractions around the town of Cherry Hinton in Cambridge.

Please note that the tickets for this 4-day festival are almost sold out. If you want to make it, you must act now.

Øya international music festival, Norway

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8 – 12 August 2017

If you are a fan of good music, join 60,000 like-minded people in Norway this August. Øya is a 4-day international music festival held in Tøyen Park, Oslo. This year the festival promises an impressive lineup of performers throughout 14 venues.

Oktoberfest, Germany

16 September – 3 October 2017

Many know Oktoberfest only as a festival of beer with lots of large-breasted, short-skirt ladies. Which it is. But it is also a 2-week festival celebrating Bavarian culture that goes back 200 years. If you have never visited Oktoberfest, this year you have a perfect opportunity.

There are still 6 months left this year. Pick up tickets for your next holiday right now and don’t let the year slip away.

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