April 1 agenda: 2010 World Car of the Year announced

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Thursday's selection comprises the biggest fashion event in Moscow, an international jazz festival in Cape Town, the announcement of the World Car of the Year at the NYC Auto Show, an architectural exhibition in Istanbul, European Capital of Culture 2010, among other events.

Russian Fashion Week
April 1-7
Moscow, Russia

The biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe will celebrate its 10th year in existence this year, showcasing the best in Russian design but also fashions from abroad, featuring a London showroom in collaboration with the British Fashion Council.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival
April 1-4
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa

The International Jazz Festival offers the guitar maestro and vocal artist George Benson as main headliner in the list of 42 international bands showcasing their talent in Cape Town for the 11th edition of its jazz festival. Benson will give two shows at the festival. On the first night he presents "An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole" with a 28-piece South African Orchestra. With his band, he will close the second day of the festival in a concert dubbed: George Benson: "Greatest Hits."

2010 World Car of the Year
April 1
New York, USA

Finalists are announced in March 2010 across all categories, chosen by a volunteer jury of close to 50 distinguished automotive journalists representing the world's most significant automotive outlets. Participating regions include: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States

Architectural exhibition: Istanbul 1910-2010
April 1 - October 31
Istanbul, Turkey

From April to October, the project Istanbul 1910-2010: The City, Built Environment and Architectural Culture Exhibition is showing the evolution of the city in 100 years thanks to maps, models, drawings and various visual communications devices at the cultural complex Santralistanbul.This exhibition is part of the series of events organized this year to celebrate the European Capital of Culture title given to Istanbul throughout 2010. The cities of Pecs in Hungary and Essen in Germany are also European Capitals of Culture for 2010.