Here are our choices for three amazing events coming up this August in Europe! Whether it’s a hot time in Barcelona at the Circuit International Gay and Lesbian Festival; an artistic mix of modern and classic art at Edinburgh International Festival; chilling at London’s Film4 Summer Screen; you’ll have a fun time no matter your preferred speed.
Circuit International Gay and Lesbian Festival – Barcelona, Spain
In August, Barcelona becomes the gay capital of the world with the Circuit International Gay and Lesbian Festival. In its tenth anniversary celebration, the hottest place on the globe will go XXL adding an extra week to the debauchery. From August 5-20 put on your sexiest swimsuit, dance, and make a splash at their insane Water Park party that’s a highlight of the 15-day extravaganza. www.circuitfestival.net
Edinburgh International Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland
The classic and modern collide into thought-provoking art at the Edinburgh International Festival. Discover timeless works of opera, theatre, dance, and music with some modern twists like Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid turning Hans Christian Anderson’s fable into a “dark aquatic fantasy.” Marvel at festival staple Verdi’s Macbeth the first opera performed at the premiere festival in 1947. Performances run through a multitude of venues including The Queen’s Hall and Edinburgh Playhouse. Get your culture on August 4-28. www.eif.co.uk
Film4 Summer Screen – London, England
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House returns bringing the best of cinema to one of the most spectacular settings in London. Experience 14 nights (August 10 -23) of handpicked premieres, contemporary, cult, and classic films presented with surround sound and state-of-the-art projection onto London’s largest outdoor screen. Before each film DJs play film-inspired sets, while you tuck into picnics or treats from our food stalls, and on selected nights there will be live introductions from familiar faces. Included in this year’s screenings are: Moonlight, The Philadelphia Story, Blow-up, and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/film4-summer-screen