Despite numerous revolutions and years of repressive governments the art scene in Cuba has thrived, with 14 art schools and a University of Fine Arts and numerous Cuban artist galleries. Cuban art is as diverse as the people that inhabit this small Caribbean island, with influences from Africa, South America, North America and Europe, however often the best place to experience Cuban art is on the streets of Havana, the island’s capital city.
Harbour Festival – July
Bristol’s historic harbour is decked out in bunting, but no one on the waterfront escapes the gay abandon in which banners, flags and fairy lights decorate the house boats and old sailing boats that line the waterway. Traditionally, this weekend long festival celebrates Bristol’s historic harbour which was once a major port for everything from food to slave trading (although the later is definitely no longer celebrated) as well as the city’s most famous pirate: Black Beard.