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What's on worldwide

Tokyo, Japan (right)

Until 12 November. Nobuyoshi Araki is Japan's most world-renowned living photographer. The "Araki Retrograph" illustrates his skill in capturing daily life and his ability to shock with sensational, explicit images.

Vittoriosa, Malta

3-5 October. The spectacular Birgu Festival marks the Great Siege by Ottoman forces in 1565, with a re-enactment of visits to the city by every Grand Master of the Order of St John by 250 actors wearing authentic costumes.

Hessenhuis, Antwerp

Until 5 October. Rubens is famed as a painter, but less well known as a tapestry designer. The "Rubens' Textiles" exhibition displays four fine tapestries from the four series he designed, and some of the paintings which inspired him.

Nottingham, England

1-4 October. At 703 years of age, the Nottingham Goose Fair is one of the oldest traditional fairs in Britain. No geese today, but traditional attractions include fortune tellers, hoopla stalls and tombolas, and more modern white-knuckle rides.

Genoa, Italy

Until 30 November. Andy Warhol, "Viaggio in Italia": after Naples and Rome, this Warhol retrospective, now in Genoa, is a rare opportunity to view more than 250 works by the American Pop-artist, gathered from Italian museums and collections.

Sorsogon, Philippines

1-17 October. The Kasanggayan (prosperity and happiness) festival features traditional singing and Bicol dancing, painting competitions, lots of eating and an agricultural trade fair.