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Decorative vases at the Biennale 2016

Marrakech Biennale 2016

The Marrakech Biennale is a major festival in North Africa focusing on innovative modern art, photography and film. It was first held in November 2005 and over the last decade, has become a huge success in promoting the status of the artists and art in North Africa and in mobilising a creative dynamic between artists…

Sosa concert

Festival of World Sacred Music

Before arriving in Fez, one of Morocco’s Imperial Cities, it wasn’t on my list of favourite cities. But after enjoying a week of concerts in some of the most magical venues, combined with exploring the region and meeting the friendly locals, I left with my opinion changed forever. The festival was one that I had…

The performers come from around the world

Planet Rock

I’m in Marrakech: home of bustling markets, friendly locals and positively oozing with history and culture. But, as the sun drops below the horizon, a new and very different Marrakech appears. I have been invited to join an eclectic bunch of British music lovers for a series of rock concerts running over three days. Planet…

pink rose

Stop and Take Time for The Rose Festival

When most people hear about Ouarzazate they immediately picture sand as far as you can see, along with sand-coloured buildings and sandstone walls. But not far away – about fifty miles to the west – is El-Kelaâ M’Gouna. It’s a small town in the foothills of the High Atlas surrounded by acres of greenery, a…