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Denmark

to 7 September The Arhus Festival. This is the biggest cultural festival in Scandinavia with a programme of several hundred events in drama, opera, music and dance, in which the whole city comes alive. This year's theme: Latin America.

Ronda

Andalusia. 6-9 September. The Goyesca Fair takes place in this extraordinary whitewashed town built over a gaping gorge, with the main events on 8 September. Lots of typical southern Spanish revelry in the heat of late summer.

Scotland

6 September. The Braemar Royal Highland Gathering. In Braemar, Grampian, kilted clansmen from all over Scotland toss cabers, dance and play bagpipes in the presence of the royals.

San Francisco (right)

6 September. A Taste of Chocolate, the annual chocolate festival. Addicts and gluttons can gather in Ghirardelli Square to taste chocolates, watch chocolate dipping, moulding and sculpting demonstrations, and collect recipes.

Abbots Bromley, England

8 September. In one of the oddest and most pointless events of the month, a dozen dancers wearing reindeer horns cavort around tirelessly for 14 hours from 8am to 10pm.

Belgium

Charleroi, opening 7 September. Rodin et Belgique exhibition, featuring 130 pieces, drawing and sculptures, including the most important examples of his work.

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