We’re midway through the week and, if just like us, you are already thinking of what to do this weekend, here are a few ideas to fill up your free time. Over in Brooklyn, New York, you can enjoy photography at its finest with the return of Photoville while in London, members of the beehive are being treated with a FLANNELS X RENAISSANCE collection and flagship store pop-up, highlighting Beyoncé’s tour outfits. Keep reading to get your weekly Around The World fix.
COPENHAGEN IS INJECTING LIFE IN THE STREETS WITH ITS DISTORTION FESTIVAL
Celebrating 25 years since its inception, Distortion Festival is coming back to the streets of Copenhagen. Kickstarting today and running all weekend long, each day is dedicated to a different genre, from hip hop to trance, house and techno. The lineup this year includes heavy-hitters, both local and international talents, including Bjerregaard, Amna Naseer, DJ Tiiny and Rising Dust.
LONDON’S BRIXTON VILLAGE IS OPENING UP A GALLERY
With a series of music, dance and spoken-word performances, The Brixton Project is launching The Night Gallery in Brixton Village. Taking place tomorrow evening, the night’s theme is “In Common”, with South London artists such as Lateshia Howell, Maida Ardalla and Valerie Ebuwa among others all engaging in the discourse. General Manager of Brixton Village Diana Nabagereka stated “we are creating a moment of celebration to showcase these artists and their work and offer them the opportunity to engage with the community, London and beyond”.
OUTLOUD IS CELEBRATING PRIDE IN LOS ANGELES
June is just one day away which means Pride celebrations are about to take over cities worldwide for the next month and Los Angeles is the first to its annual festivities with WeHo Pride. Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community, OUTLOUD festival is heading to West Hollywood Park with performances from the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Grace Jones, Orville Peck, Princess Nokia and more.
LORO PIANA LANDS IN SUNNY SAINT-TROPEZ
Loro Piana has been pulling out all the stops for summer and it’s not going to stop any time soon. Celebrating its Resort 2023 collection, the Italian luxury brand is crossing the border to its French destination of Saint-Tropez, highlighting its plein air aesthetic. Decorating the La Réserve à la Plage beach club, Loro Piana’s colour palette is invading the space, such as the Suitcase Stripe motif, with Loro Piana Interiors pieces creating a passage between inside the store and onto the beach.
THE AZZEDINE ALAÏA FOUNDATION IS HOLDING A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
The French capital known for its long history and ties to fashion has countless foundations, keeping the legacy of late fashion designers alive. This week, we are spotlighting the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation, which is currently showing a fashion photography exhibition. Open until August 20, the exhibition titled “Azzedine Alaïa, Arthur Elgort: Freedom” features a series of black & white photography that showcases women’s fight for independence and freedom over the years, alongside Alaïa pieces.
ENJOY FOOD & MUSIC AT SINGAPORE’S GASTROBEATS
Two things are needed for a good night out: music and food (and drinks of course, but that comes with the food). This is exactly what Singapore’s annual Gastrobeats event is offering. Taking place at the Bayfront Event Space, Gastrobeats will run all through June and will highlight Tawainese cuisine and street food as well as other worldly bites, whilst playing all sorts of music for everyone’s taste, including jazz, rock, hip hop and more.
THE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL IS RETURNING TO BROOKLYN
Photoville is the free NYC-based outdoor photography festival and it is making its return this Saturday for its 12th edition. With a headquarters in Brooklyn Bridge Park made out of storage containers, Photoville will also be hosting its Village at the Emily Warren Roebling Plaza. There will be artists’ photography on display, as well as talks and workshops that can be enjoyed accompanied by food and beverages from vendors.
EXPLORE BOWIE THROUGH THE EYES OF DUFFY GALLERY IN MADRID
COAM in Madrid is hosting for the first time to the world the retrospective exhibition that dives into legendary artist David Bowie through the lens of David Duffy. Titled “Bowie taken by Duffy”, the gallery will be open till June 25, and features prints and original objects from the Duffy Archive, as well as never-before-seen video interview footage. An explosion of the 70s, Bowie’s style and art is on full blast, including his “Aladdin Sane” album cover which was made in collaboration with David Duffy.
GRAB A FLANNELS X BEYONCÉ RENAISSANCE TOUR PIECE
In a special collaboration, luxury retailer FLANNELS has teamed up with the RENAISSANCE singer Beyoncé to create a merch line that features graphic tees, hoodies, shorts and other accessories with illustrations from the album’s visual language. The full collection is available at FLANNEL’s flagship store on Oxford Street, London, which has been completely redone for the occasion, with a Balmain x Beyoncé couture exhibition and a rave-style room in its basement, for visitors to dance out to Beyoncé’s tracks.
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