THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL - the biggest names in comic art gather in Britain's Lake district.
The weekend festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District.
FROM 13 – 15 OCTOBER 2017 THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL WILL BE CELEBRATING THE AMAZING WORLD OF COMIC ARTISTS, CREATORS AND WRITERS.
Featuring live comic drawing, films, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance, masterclasses, a free family zone and independent publishers – the events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world.
We bring the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work.
Visit the Website: www.comicartfestival.com
SURINAME - enjoy the enchanting beauty of pristine tropical rainforest, the multicultural population and the dynamic capital city.
Suriname is rapidly gaining popularity among adventurous travelers from Europe and America, who discover the country as the ultimate holiday destination. European and American vacationers enjoy the enchanting beauty of the pristine tropical rainforest, the multicultural population and the dynamic capital Paramaribo.
PARAMARIBO: AN IMPRESSIVE CITY
In Paramaribo one finds an exotic miniature world that consists of a tropical mix of population groups, religions and cultures. Paramaribo has a vibrant city life with distinctive buildings erected in the 17th Century Dutch style, interspersed with modern hotels and office buildings. The historic inner city of Paramaribo is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Paramaribo has a unique blend of architecture, cultures and religions and is one of the few places in the world where mosques, Hindu temples, synagogues and Christian churches peacefully coexist. Accordingly a city tour with a guide is a must. You will then discover the stunning architecture and the vibrant history of Paramaribo.
THE BEAUTY OF SURINAME
A holiday in Suriname is an unforgettable experience that you cherish for a lifetime. The tours to the interior where the Amazon rainforest is still intact and welcomes its visitors, are adventurous and impressive. With mountains, jungles, indigenous tribes and beautiful flora and fauna, Suriname has a lot to offer in terms of nature and culture. The Surinamese jungle offers endless possibilities for active holidays and adventure activities as well.
THE MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTEL IN PARAMARIBO
Hotel Krasnapolsky is part of the Kersten Hospitality Division (founded in 1973). During the past few years, Krasnapolsky has evolved into a leading hotel in Suriname and because of its characteristic appearance, it has become a familiar and inextricable part of the inner city of Paramaribo.
OUR MISSION: ONLY THE BEST IS GOOD ENOUGH.
“Our mission is to offer our guests a unique hospitality and warm ambience during their stay. Each part of the business operations of Hotel Krasnapolsky is designed to optimize the quality of our services in order to be able to meet all the wishes of our guests.”
“Our core values constitute the basis for everything that each hotel employee brings into practice on a daily basis. Accordingly, our team operates in accordance with the highest possible hospitality standards.”
Visit the Website: www.krasnapolsky.sr
Fernando Mesta founded House of Gaga in 2008 with José Rojas. Since then, the gallery has been building a valuable outlet for a community of artists who emerged in the 2000s.
With an eclectic mix of international contemporary artists exhibiting year round and locations in Mexico City and Los Angeles, House of Gaga is a must visit when you are in either of those cities.
Visit the Website: www.houseofgaga.com
COMO COCOA ISLAND - encircled with powder white sand and guaranteeing a carefree, understated luxury experience.
COMO Cocoa Island is an intimate private Maldives island resort located in the South Malé Atoll (or South Kaafu Atoll). Surrounded by spectacularly clear waters, the land itself is made up of live coral reefs and sand bars, making the natural ecosystem here truly distinctive. Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes world-class diving, fishing trips, as well as sunset cruises offering a chance to watch dolphins at play. COMO Cocoa Island, known locally as Makunufushi, is located among South Malé’s coral atolls.
The style of COMO Cocoa Island is like that of no other luxury hotel in the Maldives. With a uniquely local aesthetic, the resort’s 33 suites and villas are inspired by the gently curving wooden forms of the local ‘dhoni’ fishing boats. Each bungalow, connected by a sinuous planked walkway, sits offshore and overhangs the lagoon. Built of New Zealand pine with Kajan thatched roofs, each suite has high raftered ceilings and glossy teak floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows open to substantial decks, blurring the line between inside and out. Blue and white décor further brings the sea, sand and sky into the heart of every room.
From its personalised service and sophisticated cuisine to its distinctive design, authentic culture and calming spa, our Maldives luxury resort works hard to tailor the experience to your needs. We can orchestrate customised cruises to neighbouring islands and beaches; plan private dinners at secluded locations; arrange yoga, diving or snorkelling; and create adventures for families travelling together.
Importantly, guests do not need seaplanes to access the island; it is just a 40-minute speedboat transfer from the international airport on Malé (the main island).
Visit the Website: www.comohotels.com
Hotel Unique São Paulo -a place where architecture, art, design, fashion, gastronomy, music and exquisite service.
Visually stunning architecture crafted by Ruy Ohtake. Elegant, contemporary design from João Armentano. Landscaping brought to life by Gilberto Elkis. Innovative gastronomy and drinks presented by Chef Emmanuel Bassoleil at spectacularly sexy Skye.
Hotel Unique is a living, breathing part of the city of São Paulo, a place where architecture, art, design, fashion, gastronomy, music and exquisite service are at the heart of a groundbreaking hotel culture that delights and inspires each of our guests.
Visit the Website: www.hotelunique.com.br
The Hotel Turk Art Hotel is located in Eminönü peninsula which called Old City that was the capital city for hundreds of years.
You will enjoy the mystic moments in this historical place where Otoman and Byzantian Empires carried on their lives alongside Oriental and Occidental cultures.
Visit the Website: www.turkarthotel.com
Castlefield Gallery - Northern England’s most successful developer of emerging contemporary artists.
Since its founding in 1984, Castlefield Gallery (CG) has been one of Northern England’s most active and successful organisations/agencies for developing emerging contemporary artists and practice. Its ambitious curated exhibitions programme responds to national and international trends, promoting artists at key stages of their careers, including subsequent Turner Prize nominees/winners and exhibitors at international festivals. Central to CG’s activities is an artist development programme that has launched major commission-winning artists.
Castlefield Gallery’s vision is for the North to be a place where artists can live and produce work, while presenting their work in national and international contexts. Its mission is to nurture talent, explore cultural trends and deepen the audience’s relationship to contemporary art.
CG runs its curated programme of exhibitions from its city centre public gallery space, as well as hosting regular artist talks, events, and exhibition previews. CG’s curated projects present new art by emerging and established artists, often working with external or independent curators and partners. CG is free to attend and open to all.
Visit the Website: www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Art Hotel Atelier sul Mare is a hotel-museum of contemporary art unique in the world, just few meters from a wonderful sea, in Castel di Tusa (ME), nearby Cefalù.
The hotel is situated in a territory full of culture and popular traditions. Inserted in a rare beauty sight, in a wonderful frame of an integral and magnetic nature, between a crystalline sea and the Nebrodi mounts, Atelier sul Mare is an ideal hotel for who wants to spend unforgettable vacations. A place of art, romantic and relaxant, for who wishes to regenerate spirituality in a magical and exclusive atmosphere.
Here the utopia lodges the dream of art.
The realization of 20 of the total 40 rooms of Atelier sul Mare has been given to international artists, with the result of unique art works. To enter and stay in these emotional spaces, mean living a new spiritual dimension, enjoying that happiness of existing that only the creativity of the art can donate. Antonio Presti, already creator of Fiumara d' Arte (the biggest open air park of sculptures in Europe), is the author of this unique reality where landscape, culture and art are merged in order to show and let living to the visitors of this beautiful land an unforgettable emotion: the art must be lived like a dream.
The dream of many people: to spend a night inside a museum to fall asleep within an art work. Antonio Presti, with his noble and further vision, has changed radically the idea of hotel room in order to deliver it to his utopia: "It’s only entering and living the room that the art work will be totally realized; the presence, the use of the room, will be integrating and fundamental part of it ".
Art Hotel Atelier sul mare is reported like an exclusive international center, a great container of contemporary art, an alive museum, where the guest-visitor doesn’t have a relationship with the contemplative art or distant anymore, but can live the art work in a pure emotional condition. A unique occasion in the world, that offers to the guests the possibility of a vacation in a hotel supplied of the most comfort, with the attendance of a specialized staff, in a familiar and comfortable climate. The originality and its creativity, offer the Art Hotel Atelier sul Mare like a place full of unrepeatable atmosphere, to be present in the most important international tourist guides such as the prestigious HIP Hotel.
Visit the Website: www.ateliersulmare.com
Volcanoes National Park is situated in northwestern Rwanda and is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Since reopening in 1999, it has experienced a growing number of visitors each day, thanks in large part to its role as the world’s most popular mountain gorilla sanctuary. With fewer than 700 of this species left, tourists can catch a rare glimpse of the gorillas as they can nowhere else in the world. Beyond gorillas, however, Volcanoes National Park park is also able to offer some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and diverse vegetation. It is part of the Virunga Conservation Area and covers more than 125km2, including five extinct volcanoes: Muhabura, Sabyinyo, Gahinga, Karisimbi and Bisoke. The latter two can be climbed during one or two-day treks.
Against this backdrop, tourists can hike through the lush bamboo and Hygenia rainforest, open grassland and swamp of the Volcanoes National Park to discover golden monkeys, bush duiker, buffalo and spotted hyenas. You will not have to listen too hard before you hear one of the 178 recorded bird species in the park. Look through the gaps in the dense forest canopy and you will also see the breathtaking peaks of the volcanoes standing tall at over 4,500m.
Volcanoes national park was become famous as the research base of the late American primatologist Dian Fossey and, subsequently, as the setting for the film Gorillas in the Mist. The park continues to uphold its reputation as a destination for unrivaled wildlife encounters and at the edges of Mt. Sabyinyo are also where you will find Fossey’s tomb, as she was buried among the gorillas she grew to love so dearly.
Experienced guides will take you through this impressive montane ecosystem, where you can witness the sights and sounds of the heart of Africa.
Visit the Website: www.volcanoesnationalpark.org
The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. Tours of the site are available in May through November and advance reservations are recommended.
THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places.
This project is supported by the Interpretation and Education Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an endowed fund made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Glass House site can be experienced virtually via Google Street View. This project was supported with funds from the Marder Grant for Innovation.
Visit the Website: www.theglasshouse.org