Friday, 18 June 2010

Los Angeles Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival

Each year the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel hosts the Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival over the Labor Day weekend which is 3-6th September 2010. The festival has been celebrated since 1996 and is regarded by some as the best jazz party in America.

Hundreds of modern day performers appear on eight stages, honouring all time great jazz musicians, performing tunes from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. The pool area of the hotel is decorated with plaques, displaying the names of all time favourite jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Each year an additional six names are added to the collection.

For more information visit the
Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival website

Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, is a glitzy and glamourous metropolis of cities and attracts visitors with its sun, beaches and lively nighlife. Los Angeles is sure to deliver, whether you are looking for an action packed family holiday, or some more grown-up sightseeing. Disneyland and Universal Studios are popular attractions, along with the fantastic shopping, bars, restaurants and Sunset Strip and Hollywood. There is also culture aplenty in Los Angeles with museums, and concert halls. The beach is where everybody heads, to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sun, or to enjoy the surfing and swimming.

Los Angeles really is as you would imagine, after watching all those Hollywood movies. The film and entertainment capital of the world has something for all visitors, filled with world-class museums, music, food, architecture and gardens.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

International Urban Theatre Festival, Rome 2010

The annual Festival Internazionale del Teatro Urbano, or International Urban Theatre Festival, is taking place in September 2010 and takes over streets right across Rome. The festival is a chance for performers to show off their acting skills, with the beautiful architecture and cobbled streets as a backdrop. The first day is usually dedicated to new, young actors and actresses, and alternative theatre. Performances start at 5pm and can be spotted all over the city until Midnight on the days of the event. The festival can be enjoyed by all, as the performances are on the streets and other open air venues, and therefore there are no admission charges at any of the events.

For more information please visit the International Urban Festival Rome website

Rome is a bustling, chaotic city yet attracts visitors from around the globe for exciting city break holidays. The Eternal City attacks the senses on every level with its stunning sights, creative Mediterranean cuisine and captivating culture. Rome city breaks guarantee an active and enjoyable holiday for couples and groups alike. The fascinating history, lively nighlife and some of the most famous landmarks in the world including the Vatican mean that you will leave Rome with incredible memories of an incredible city break.

Many people visit Rome to pay their respects to the Pope in St Peter's Square, before taking to the thrilling streets of the city. Bars, cafes and restaurants are open until late in the evening, serving traditional Italian delicacies including antipasto, pizza and pasta. Another famous landmark that visitors flock to is the Colosseum, to relive Ancient Rome's gladitorial battles.Shopaholics need to make time in their itinerary for shopping in the city. Rome has several shopping districts where you will find both souvenir shops and designer boutiques. Take a stoll through the streets away from the main tourist attractions to discover where the locals shop and you may just pick up a bargain or two.

Rome has a vast range of accommodation, ranging from small family run guesthouses to large luxury hotels in the centre of the city. You can find cheap flights from many airports across the UK, with many low-cost airlines flying to the area.