Society & culture

Cultural events in the field of cinema, literature, music, theater, art and show business. International festivals and exhibitions, premieres, concerts, performances and award ceremonies. Interviews with key personalities of cultural and social life in the UK, USA and the world.

A kitesurfing community is riding a wave of interest on Dubai’s beaches

The elevated water sport is on the rise in the Gulf, where light coastal winds are ideal for beginners. Kitesurfing…

Pop star Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

As previously reported, Shakira has found herself in a sizeable pickle with the law. Now, a Spanish judge has approved…

This is the new royal monogram of King Charles III

The new monogram for the UK’s King Charles III — which will appear on government buildings and post boxes —…

Eye on the future: the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Academy

To play in the Vienna Philharmonic is one of the ultimate symbols of achievement for a musician. Its traditions and…

The Vienna Philharmonic: A life dedicated to music

The musicians of the legendary Vienna Philharmonic devote their lives to music, but what does it take to play in…

Meet the women saving sharks off the coast of Mexico

SCENES shines a spotlight on youth around the world that are breaking down barriers and creating change. The character-driven short…

From salmon-flavoured gin to chorizo-flavoured whisky: Is this Spain’s most disruptive bartender?

From salmon-flavoured gin to chorizo-flavoured whisky, Antonio Naranjo sees no limits to the unusual flavour combinations he can introduce to…

Enter the world of Eda Birthing, the costume designer dressing Istanbul’s drag queens and performers

Nestled in the heart of Istanbul’s Ortakoy neighbourhood is a portal to another world. Colourful and chaotic, Eda Yorulmazoglu’s studio…

Rendez-vous: The Best of Arts and Culture in Europe

This week our round-up of some of Europe’s best art shows begins in the UK capital with a large white…

Feeling the pinch: French museums and cinemas adapt to rising energy costs

Museums in France are relying on tightening their purse strings and future investments to ride out soaring energy costs, rather…

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