“They say recessions are good for creativity. With the latest general strike taking place in Athens only last Thursday and news of food queues cropping up on a regular basis, how are the arts faring in the city that gave us Sophocles and Phidias?” Olympia Zographos went along to the cutting-edge Athenian district of Ghazi to find out.
Cantonese opera is an elaborate, elegant and beautiful spectacle – as Kay and Dave found when they were treated to a performance at The Pavilions pool villa resort in Phuket.
Visit the 10th International Literature Festival in Berlin – the focus this year is on eastern Europe.
Lots of international festivals in Venice
Photography School Asia offers you a unique opportunity to study with British photojournalist Jonathan Taylor, with courses, classes and tours in Bangkok, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Tim Batchelor, co-curator of the major Constable exhibition at Tate Britain this summer, tells us about the artist’s “six-foot” canvases and why if you can’t visit…