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CONVERGENCE SEPT-OCT 2017

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Of People Around The World Boarding Passes September St. Rupert's Day Fair Date: 20 – 24 September 2017 Venue: Altstadt, Salzburg, Austria This traditional fair on the squares of the Old City is to honour St. Rupert, the patron saint of Salzburg and is one of the most popular celebrations for the Salzburg locals. Arts & crafts stands provide fascinating insights into all kinds of living traditions. Market stands tempt visitors with typical local foods and drinks. Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017 Date: 15 September 2017 Venue: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Built in the 16th century, the iconic old Stari Most Ottoman bridge has a diving tradition that stretches back almost 450 years and the locals are delighted to welcome the cliff diving elites into town. Outlook Festival 2017 Europe M Date: 7 – 10 September 2017 Venue: Pula, Croatia During four days at the end of summer, this underground dancefloor-themed festival is set in an abandoned fort perched above the Adriatic Sea, next to a beach right near Pula, Croatia. C S Singapore F1 Grand Prix S Date: 15 – 17 September 2017 Venue: Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore Apart from viewing the practice, qualifying and actual race, don't forget to groove along the likes of Ariana Grande, One Republic, The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris – all set to perform during the three-day event. Brisbane Festival A Date: 3 – 24 September 2017 Venue: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia The city's biggest cultural event will see an explosion of music, theatre, dance, opera, circus and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. The Chestnut Festival Asia and Australia C Date: 27 – 28 September 2017 Venue: Okunitama Jinja Shrine, Tokyo, Japan High quality chestnuts, which served as a useful type of preserved food, are collected in the Musashino region. For this reason, they were also presented to the Tokugawa Clan. The chestnut season overlapped with the Kagura dance performances, so the festival became known as the “Chestnut Festival”. African Festival of the Arts 2017 Date: 1 – 3 September 2017 Venue: Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States The festival grounds come alive in a simulated African village with attendees transported across the diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artefacts, colourful and rich hand woven fabric and textile and other interactive spaces. Toronto International Buskerfest for Epilepsy Date: 1 – 4 September 2017 Venue: Woodbine Park, Toronto, Canada A showcase for hundreds of the most spectacular acts on earth – fearless, funny and wacky – see it all at Toronto’s wildly successful street performer festival! Rock in Rio Brasil 2017 The Americas M Date: 15 – 17 and 21 – 24 September 2017 Venue: City of Rock, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, The Who, Incubus, Maroon 5, Aerosmith, The Offspring, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, the list keeps going for this one helluva music fest! A PA Africa and The Middle East Street Food Festival Za 2017 Date: 2 – 3 September 2017 Venue: Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa The fourth annual Street Food Festival will pay homage to the country's food culture by dishing up authentic South African street foods pavement-style. The festival features a food market of local talent, live music and crate talks geared towards food entrepreneurs with such industry speakers as Ming-Cheau Lin, Nikki Albertyn, Mpho Masango and Josh De Kock from Weekly Wors. Festival De La Mer S Date: 8 – 9 September 2017 Venue: Rodrigues Island, Mauritius This festival has different activities and numerous competitions which are all sea related such as initiation to diving, kite surfing, regatta, swimming competitions as well as cultural shows. Festival of Carthage-Byrsa E Date: Till 15 September 2017 Venue: Carthage, Tunisia This is one of the more traditional events of the season and revolves around dancing, music and even horse riding. It is perfect for those who wish to study Tunisian culture in-detail and admire all of the famous dance and music styles. F 4 S Sport F Food M Music C Culture PA Performing Arts A Arts E Exhibition

Of People Around The World Boarding Passes October Film Fest Gent Date: 10 – 20 October 2017 Venue: Ghent, Belgium Every year in October, more than a 100 feature films and 30 short films from all over the world are presented at Film Fest Gent. The festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors every edition. Signal Festival C Date: 12 – 15 October 2017 Venue: Prague, Czech Republic SIGNAL festival is the largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, thanks to the unique combination of art, urban space and modern technology for its four-year existence has attracted the backdrop of an urban centre of more than 1.5 million viewers. Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival Date: 11 – 14 October 2017 Venue: Montmartre, Paris, France Learn all about this vineyard celebration, stomp on grapes with your feet and indulge in local French food! Uticon 2017 A Date: 1 October 2017 Venue: Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York, United States The Mohawk Valley's longest-running comic book show is back! Started in 1990, the Uticon had a ten-year run before taking a break. Starting in 2014, they've returned and once again ready to bring the joy and fun of comic books to the area again. Casa FOA Europe The Americas E Date: 15 September – 15 October 2017 Venue: Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina Going strong for over two decades, this cuttingedge design fair presents new trends in the world of architecture, garden and interior design, providing stylish inspiration on how best to personalise your home. A F Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Date: 20 – 22 October 2017 Venue: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia If you love bikes, head on to this and choose from a range of tickets. General admission lets you roam free, soaking up the atmosphere. Grandstand ensures a good spot and an awesome view. Or if you fancy meeting some motorcycle legends and getting behind the scenes, check out the VIP tickets. Vegetarian Festival F Date: 20 – 28 October 2017 Venue: Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand Chinatown is the gathering point for the festivities and you will find rows of temporary stalls selling a wide variety of dishes from sweet cakes to noodle soups. The best time to come is early evening, around 17:00, so you can grab a bite to eat and enjoy the coming and goings at the temples. Busan Fireworks Festival A Date: 28 October 2017 Venue: Gwangalli Beach, Busan, South Korea The festival’s diverse programmes of cultural events, high-tech laser light shows and myriad of unique and colourful fireworks make this one of the area’s most popular festivals, drawing crowds of over 1 million visitors each year. Madajazzcar 2017 M Date: 2 – 14 October 2017 Venue: Antananarivo, Madagascar This jazz music festival will see bands from around the world converge and perform alongside local musicians at this annual event. Moga Festival Asia and Australia Africa and The Middle East M Date: 14 – 16 October 2017 Venue: Essaouira, Morocco Open-air stages, poolside and beachside parties bring colour to the local off-season, with established names joined by fresh talent across the weekend. S Día de la Canción Criolla C Date: 31 October 2017 Venue: Various locations throughout Peru Halloween isn't a big deal in Peru but Criolla music, a genre of Peruvian music, is appreciated till there is a day paying homage to it. Expect performances in restaurants and music venues across the country. Shoko Festival PA Date: 29 September – 2 October 2017 Venue: Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe's biggest festival of urban culture is a vibrant space that hosts everything from live concerts, comedy nights, talks and discussions, to cutting edge presentations on tech and new media. Pictures by Okunitama Jinja Shrine, Cyril LG, ©AsiaWebDirect and Municipalidad de Miraflores 5