TIM­ING IS EV­ERY­THING

You might like to plan your visit around these key events in the cities

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life | Travel -

AFRIKABURN

South Africa’s an­swer to Ne­vada’s legendary Burn­ing Man Fes­ti­val is a wild and won­der­ful six days of fire, fes­tiv­i­ties and art in­stal­la­tions on a pri­vate farm called Stone­henge in the arid semidesert of North­ern Cape roughly 300 kilo­me­tres from Cape Town. The next event is sched­uled for April 2018. afrikaburn.com

THE PROMS, LON­DON Its name is short for prom­e­nade con­certs, and it’s a hugely pop­u­lar fes­ti­val of clas­si­cal mu­sic held at the Royal Al­bert Hall and other venues. The se­ries com­prises 92 con­certs be­tween July and Septem­ber with tick­ets priced as low as £5. Con­duc­tors lead or­ches­tras through a wide range of mu­sic by com­posers such as Beethoven, Wag­ner and Bruck­ner—and even Hol­ly­wood film scores. The sea­son runs from July 14 to Septem­ber 9. roy­alal­berthall.com

SIN­GA­PORE ART WEEK The 12-day fair re­turns in Jan­uary 2018 with more than 100 events rang­ing from art shows and gallery open­ings to art walks around the city— plenty for art lovers of all ages, in­ter­ests and ex­pe­ri­ence. artweek.sg

SÃO PAULO BI­EN­NALE Ini­ti­ated in 1951, the Bienal de São Paulo is the se­cond old­est art fes­ti­val of its type in the world af­ter the Venice Bi­en­nale. The next one, to take place in Septem­ber 2018, will bring a flood of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists and gal­leries to the city for a cel­e­bra­tion of cul­tural life. bienal.org.br

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