Travel writer Laura Botia writes about Snowdonia National Park and the diverse range of activities and landscapes this corner of Wales has to offer.Written by Laura Botia on 16th March 2018
Around the world in February
Georgina Clarke lets us know what’s going on around the world in February Venice Carnival: Mardi Gras is here again, and that means carnivals the world over
Georgina Clarke lets us know what's going on around the world in February
Venice Carnival: Mardi Gras is here again, and that means carnivals the world over. This year in Venice the celebrations run from 11th-21st Feb and you can be sure to expect beautifully elaborate, hand-crafted masks, inventive costumes, and live music throughout the mesmerising city.
Bob Marley Week: 6th of February is the birthday of the world-famous reggae singer and every year people celebrate his life and music in Kingston, Jamaica. This year it runs from the 2nd – 8th February and includes concerts, karaoke contests, film showings and exhibitions, in a fittingly celebratory tribute to the legendary native of the island.
Leap Year: Women, start planning your proposals, because this year has a February 29th. Traditionally, a leap year meant that protocol was abandoned and women often took the opportunity to propose to their partners. It’s up to you if you decide to pop the question in the truly conventional way though – wearing a red petticoat under your dress to let him know what you’re planning…
Glasgow Film Festival: from the 16th to the 26th February in sixteen different venues, the best of films and filmmakers are celebrated in Scotland’s Second City. Highlights include an homage to 1950s film star Gene Kelly, a collection of the ‘Best of British’ films from past and present, and ‘Weimarvellous’, an event inspired by the cabaret movement of the Weimar Republic that includes film screenings and cabaret acts.