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How to See Tel Aviv Like a Local
Buzzing Tel Aviv is Israel’s arts and entertainment capital. Picture the city as a course-after-course mezze of things to do, see and eat. Here’s how to see Tel Aviv like a local.
5 Reasons to Visit Malta this Year
From its Tarxien temples to the island’s dynamic capital Valletta, named European Capital of Culture for 2018, Malta is a true celebration of antiquity and modernity. Combine its hearty history with fresh Mediterranean fusion food, a dynamic International Arts Festival and you’ve got plenty of reasons to visit Malta this year
Sydney Street Art: A Graffiti Guide
After Dark: Gorgeous Nighttime Tokyo Photography
Buenos Aires Architecture: A Tour of the City’s Most Striking Modern Buildings
Colours of the Rainbow | Festival Pics from Around the World
Captured | The Cherry Blossom Season in Pictures
Aerial Art Around the World: From Snow to Sea
Sometimes you see art in galleries, other times you see it in nature and from the sky, these are manmade pieces of aerial art that leave one breathless.
Skating Heaven – Gorgeous Urban Ice Rinks
Azerbaijan Through the Lens
A CIty On Celluloid – Tel Aviv in Photos
Surprising Reasons To Visit Newcastle
There's been a creeping renaissance in the North East, with new art galleries, great restaurants and fun nightlife maybe now's the time to visit Newcastle
Coolest London Summer Pop-Ups (that aren’t restaurants)
Must-See Museums
Great Roofscapes of the World
The Commonwealth on Camera
15 Questions with Nick Ulivieri – Travel Photographer
OMG! Some of the world’s most beautiful holy places
Urban Flowers – A City in Bloom
Earth Day on Camera
Our Favourite Photos of This Week
We thought we'd share a selection of our favourite photos from things we've been working on this week to keep you entertained over the weekend.
Hg2’s Guide to surviving Frieze Art Fair
We offer some handy hints on how to survive the dodgy dealers, barmy browsers and the angsty artists themselves in Hg2's Guide to Surviving Frieze Art Fair.
Los Angeles street artist Saber scrawls graffiti in the sky
LA street artist Saber has taken his graffiti to the skies in protest of attempts to ban all forms of street art from the city's walls.
Keith Bain on the return of Offbeat Broadway musical
South Africa will soon see the return of the 90s musical hit, Offbeat Broadway, and Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain can't wait.
The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town
Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain opts for a little culture at the opening of symphony season, and goes in search of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fugard Theatre Studio makes its grand entrance
To inaugurate the Fugard Theatre Studio at Cape Town's centre of culture-centric live theatre, the theatre will put on a performance of Romeo and Juliet.
A look inside Istanbul’s SALT Beyoğlu gallery
Funded by Turkish bank Garanti, SALT was unveiled in April as the city's new contemporary gallery. To be quickly followed by SALT Galata in October.
Stomp: Keith Bain and Cape Town’s latest exhibition
Culture Vulture Keith Bain is always on the lookout for new exhibitions around town, and this week he looks forward to the opening night of Stomp.
Fashion and Art at Cape Town’s Unknown Union
Unknown Union is a concept store in Cape town. A dual space, visitors can shop men's fashion downstairs and peruse local artwork a floor up.
Ryan Chetiyawardana Adds Fizz to Your Cocktail
Head bartender at Worship Street Whistling Shop Ryan Chetiyawardana on how to make the perfect cocktail with an ISI soda syphon.
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David Lynch-designed club to open in Paris
A club designed by American filmmaker David Lynch is set to open in Paris this September, complete with a concert hall, theatre, art library and restaurant.
Introducing Rome’s new MAXXI museum
Created by Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, Rome's MAXXI museum is a display of art installations, sculpture, videos and photographs.
Gingerline Hosts Pop-Up Restaurant and Art Evenings.
New creative enterprise Gingerline hosts pop up restaurant and art evenings in London's East End in secret locations.
Cora Sun-Drop at the Natural History Museum
The Cora Sun-Drop is the world's largest yellow pear shaped diamond, and is now on display at London's Natural History Museum.
Review: the Royal Academy restaurant
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough enjoys a night at the museume and a visit to Peyton and Byrne's newest venture; the Royal Academy restaurant.
Cirque du Soleil’s Totem at the Royal Albert Hall
The circus is coming back to town! The Royal Albert Hall has been transformed, and is hosting Cirque du Soleil's new show, Totem.
The best Cape Town events in January
Hg2's Cape Town resident Keith Bain picks out 5 of January's unmissable Cape Town events. Don't miss out!
Furniture designer Nada Debs talks to Hg2
Hg2 sits down with furniture designer Nada Debs to discuss her work, her inspirations, and her hedonistic side.

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