Following a brief respite where Joe.M took over for #NCphotoweek last week, I am back to bring you the latest edition of the Week in Pictures here at Nokia Connects. Go on, admit you missed me, I know you did…!
Hot air balloons at the ‘Balloons Over Waikato Festival’ in New Zealand. via Wikipedia
1. Iberoamericano Theatre Festival, Bogota
Also known as the Fiesta de las mil caras (Party of a thousand faces), this year marks the 13th annual Iberoamerican Theatre Festival in the Colombian capital of Bogota. The festival is by far the biggest cultural event in Colombia, involving theatre groups from 45 different countries participating in over 800 functions and 70 special events over 17 days. It has also been recognised by UNESCO as an event of Intangible Cultural Heritage, and involves more than 30 indigenous Shaman.
2. World Figure Skating Championships
Held this year in Nice, in southern France, the ISU World Figure Skating Championships is the single biggest event in the world of figure skating – bar the Olympics, of course. The Championship is taking place between March 26 and April 1 and will determine the world champions in various categories. But I just like watching it to see the colourful costumes! 🙂
3. James Cameron’s Deep Sea Dive
We’ve already talked about Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s larger-than-life mission to reach the deepest point of the ocean, the Challenger Deep in the Marina Trench. Which makes him the first human being ever to reach the 6.8mile-deep underwater valley solo. A pretty impressive feat, and well-deserving of a spot in this week’s Week in Pictures!
4. Wuhan-Chengdu International Panda Lantern Festival, China
The first ever Wuhan-Chengdu International Panda Lantern Festival at Wuhan East Lake Park kicked off this week. The theme of the festival is ‘three cultures’, and is intended to promote the local culture, food and traditions of Hubei province.
5. China Fashion Week
The biannual China Fashion Week has become an important event in the fashion world as China continues to make its mark felt on the international haute couture scene. With China’s share of the luxury goods market expected to jump from 12 per cent in 2011 to 22 per cent by 2015, the country has experienced an explosion in high-end fashion design.
‘I have great confidence in the future of fashion in China. We have a lot of talented designers.’ Local designer Hu Sheguang.
That’s it for this week in pictures, I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection – and if you think I’ve missed any all-important events then let me know @Nokia_Connects!