HEAD TO MADRID FOR SOME LATE SUMMER CULTURE AT APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND
By Sara Darling
The tenth edition of Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend is taking place from 12-15 September 2019 in 49 galleries across the city.
Join global culture vultures who will be flocking to the city to enjoy the plethora of art galleries and museums showcasing exclusive exhibitions from more than 70 contemporary artists and designers.
Coupled with with extended opening hours, the city comes alive with culture and collectors, experts and curators from all over the world, converge in events and programmes to celebrate arts diversity.
Free for all, visitors can enjoy everything from avant-garde to contemporary art, as well as numerous disciplines: painting, photography, sculpture, installation in a complete programme of carefully curated activities which aim to bring the general public closer to contemporary art and spread the word about Madrid’s art scene.
With the city's major cultural institutions- Reina Sofia Museum, Thyssen Museum, Dos de Mayo Centre and ARCOMadrid taking part, there will be opportunity for families, culture vultures or those with a passion for the new to enjoy exploring the whole city.
Stay in the five-star hotel, VP Plaza España Design Hotel which is located just minutes away from gallery hub, and enjoy a vast number of Spanish artists and designers such as Pere Gifre who specialises in sculpture, scenography and interior design; Nacho Zubela, who is influenced by the surroundings of Valle de Campo in Cantabria, and Fernando Palacios who crosses over between figurative and the abstract work.
Click here for details on the Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend
Click here to book VP Plaza Espana Design Hotel
Double rooms available from £217.00 per night based on two people sharing on a room-only basis.
TRAVELLING IN STYLE
BY SARA DARLING
The final destination might be fanciful, but getting from A to B has more cons than pros if you don't know where to fly.
But SoEdited has done the hard work for you, and rounded up the best airports in the world, which will make even the most nervous flyer, feel like a VIP.
BRISBANE AIRPORT, AUSTRALIA
The east coast of Oz is known for its cosmopolitan, urban vibe and outdoor adventure, it's no wonder that Brisbane airport is sleek and on trend.
With a clean and spacious interior, it ranks constantly amongst the best airports every year for both its appearance and customer satisfaction. It might have something to do with the beautiful people who work there. Or it may not....
HAMAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, QATAR
As you might expect from the Middle East, Hamand Airport has all the mod cons to make your journey seamless. Although it only opened in 2014, this airport's modern design and outstanding facilities made it one of the best airports on earth.
Every aspect of luxury is catered for, and you can even have a pre-flight dip! *Other entertainment is available.
It takes going on holiday to another level!
TOKYO HANEDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JAPAN
Ultra modern and super efficient, like the rest of Japan, the Haneda airport is an interior designers dream.
With a six-story shopping mall, restaurants and plenty of activities, even if your plane is delayed, there will be plenty of things to do. AND an abundance of charging points!
ZURICH AIRPORT, SWITZERLAND
You expect fresh air in Switzerland, and the capital's airport doesn't disappoint- the sleek design contrasting with its natural surroundings.
Dubbed as one of the healthiest airports in the world, Zurich Airport offers a fitness centre so you can squeeze in a workout if you have a long stopover
SINGAPORE CHANGI AIRPORT, SINGAPORE
With a butterfly garden, waterfall and 24 hour free movie theatre, it is no wonder that Changi airport is a favourite stopover destination!
Enjoy meandering through the top of the range facilities, or shopping in duty free.
Flyers can also enjoy a free tour around Singapore if they experience a layover that is longer than six hours.