The apps agenda: Fashion's Night Out, Bestival, CEDIA
Friday 02 September 2011
A roundup of the essential apps needed for keeping up-to-date with major events in music, art, cinema and more from September 5-11.
54th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition (June 4 - November 27, Venice, Italy)
For over 100 years the Venice Biennale has promoted contemporary art through its organization of international events and is one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world.
Tim Burton (May 29 - October 31, Los Angeles, USA)
This major retrospective exhibition at the LACMA explores the filmmaker's creative work, bringing together over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs and cinematic ephemera. Many of these objects come from the artist's own archive, as well as from studio archives and private collections of Burton's collaborators.
Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy, August 31 - September 10)
Now in its 68th year, the internationally renowned and star-studded Venice film festival promotes international cinema as an art form, entertainment and as an industry. Users of the official iOS app shown here can book tickets, follow the latest news, enter competitions and find background information on the attending celebrities.
Fashion's Night Out (September 8, International)
The global shopping event, initiated by Vogue magazine, takes place in more than 100 cities around the world; participating countries include the US, Australia, China, the UK, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey. For the first time, online retailers will also stage special shopping events to involve those who aren't close to any of the participating locations. Smartphone apps are available but differ depending upon location, those currently available are shown below.
iOS New York iOS London iOS China Android app New York
8th Bestiva l (September 8-11, Isle of Wight, UK)
The Isle of Wight's Bestival attracts around about 55,000 people and is noted for its alternative acts and non-corporate feel. Headlining in 2011 are Bjork, The Cure, Pendulum, PJ Harvey, Public Enemy, Ms Dynamite, and many more on its 18 stages.
iOS app - €3.99 Android app €3.99
51st IFA (September 2-7, Berlin, Germany)
IFA is one of the world's biggest consumer electronics trade shows attracting 1,423 exhibitors and 235,000 visitors in 2010. The event serves as a launchpad for many new innovative consumer appliances - in 2010 notable IFA announcements included Samsung's first tablet, the Galaxy tab, and the world's slimmest LED 3D TV.
CEDIA Expo (September 7-10, Indianapolis, IN, USA)
CEDIA Expo is the top expo for the residential custom installation industry. It showcases the latest innovations in home cinema, audio-video solutions, lighting control and other technologies for custom home installations. The US edition features "bleeding edge" products at the Future Technology Pavilion. The Asia-Pacific edition of the expo takes place in May while the UK expo is held in June.
iOS app Android app
Apps are free unless stated otherwise.
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