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The Rand Show When 25 March to 3 April Where Johannesburg The Rand Show has been going for a truly impressive 120 years so far, and it’s easy to see why: it’s packed with events for absolutely everyone, from camouflage-clad military enthusiasts trying out their own skills on missile simulators to animal lovers cooing over bird-flight shows, and everyone in between. There’s musical entertainment, explosive science shows, and the Miss Rand competition on the showtime stage, a huge ...

10 Best Festivals

Let your hair down at the best festivals at Arik destinations — from cultural celebrations to all-night parties, you’re guaranteed a great time 1 Walking On Sunshine Calabar Carnival Calabar, Nigeria, December (annual) This 32-day-long annual festival was conceived in 2000 to celebrate the Cross River annual Christmas Festival. It sees thousands of revellers parade along a 12km route, and the event is accompanied by world-class concerts and competitions. If you’re in the region, ...

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Calabar Carnival When until 1 January Where Calabar A whole month of events during the Calabar Festival means that you’re spoilt for choice. Throughout December, there are theatre performances, fairs to please the foodies and fashionistas alike, and stellar music performances. Everyone from Alpha Blondy and Akon, to Fat Joe and NeYo have performed here, so it won’t be surprising to hear that almost a million people from around the world showed up last year. In addition to the entertai...
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Lagos Photo When October 25–November 26 Where Lagos Launched in 2010, Nigeria's first festival of photography has never failed to impress with its roll call of game-changing photographers, workshops and events. The festival's popularity is testament to the diversity of people and stories coming from all over Africa, from dusty rural towns to the gleaming glass offices, noise and traffic of Lagos. The month-long festival programme is packed with events, from the exhibition itself to ...

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Beyond Nollywood September 20—21 London Today Nigerian filmmakers are determined to recapture the image of their country for international audiences. Screening at world film festivals, their work has wowed audiences with style, storytelling and ideas. Inspired by the launch of Nadia Denton’s guide for Nigerian filmmakers, BFI Southbank is launching an exciting weekend of talks, screenings and networking, in association with Arik Air. Beyond Nollywood will showcase the work of new ...

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.blockback {color: white; background: #009fd1; padding: 4px; } Village Halloween Parade 31 October New York City At this eye-popping annual parade on 6th Avenue between Spring Street and 16th Street, New York City takes the global tradition of carnival and masquerade and turns it on its head. The atmosphere at the 39th annual Village Halloween Parade is less of a po-faced All Hallow's Eve ritual and more a one-helluva-good-time Halloween party. Expect costumes ranging from standard ghosts ...

Festival Fringe

Summer is the time to enjoy the UK’s vibrant festival scene. Coming for the Olympics? Stay for so much more. words Owen Bailey Latitude Festival  Music, comedy and more besides. The world-famous Glastonbury Festival is taking a break this year, to give the cows that live on Worthy Farm a well-earned rest. Thankfully, the packed British music-festival calendar offers a wealth of opportunities for you to muddy your Wellington boots. Whether you like dreamy acoustic strumming, hot and sweaty ...