Festivals and Events Across The Globe That You Must Not Miss in the First Half of 2020
MARY QUANT EXHIBITION
Now until February 16, 2020 | London, United Kingdom
Arguably one of the most iconic fashion designers of the sixties, Mary Quant popularised the irreverent looks that characterised the Mod fashion movement: micro miniskirts and hot pants. Ongoing until February next year, this vibrant retrospective showcases how the revolutionary Quant influenced young people to have fun with fashion.
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO GALA
December 15, 2019 | Milan, Italy
It’s been 50 years since maestro Placido Domingo first performed in the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. To mark the milestone, the acclaimed tenor returns to La Scala for a golden anniversary gala, where he will perform some of Verdi’s most beloved arias— from I Vespri Siciliani, Don Carlo, and Macbeth— along with Saioa Hernández, Jorge de León, and Ferruccio Furlanetto.
SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL
February 4-11, 2020 | Sapporo, Japan
The Sapporo Snow Festival started in 1950, when some high school students built a few snow statues in the 1.5-kilometre-long Odori Park in the centre of the city. Since then, the festival has grown into one of Japan’s most popular winter events, attracting more than two million visitors every year. The spectacular Snow Festival is staged on three sites: the Odori Site, Susukino Site, and Tsu Dome Site.
UBUD FOOD FESTIVAL
April 17-19, 2020 | Bali, Indonesia
Savour Indonesian flavours in this festival that celebrates the country’s rich culinary heritage. Since its first edition in 2015, the Ubud Food Festival has grown into one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting culinary events. With cooking demonstrations, food tours, film screenings, and more, the festival is every spice fiend’s dream come true.
April 30 to May 5, 2020 | Basel, Switzerland
Showcasing the latest trends in horology, BaselWorld, the premier show for watches and jewellery, attracts over 100,000 passionate watch enthusiasts, watchmakers, and international media each year. For the first time, BaselWorld 2020 will closely follow the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, which will take place immediately preceeding it, from April 26-29.
This article was originally published in Philippine Tatler Traveller Volume 16