NEW Shows Travel Enniskerry - picturesque village in Ireland Wednesday, November 23rd Widely regarded as on one of Ireland's most charming and one of its most popular villages, Enniskerry features superb tea rooms, shops and guesthouses. The charming village triangle centres around its clock tower and this village has been featured in many movies including disenchanted a recently produced Disney movie starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey which has yet to be released. So come along and see for yourself this magical little village!
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Explore Arequipa in Peru! Friday, November 25th Arequipa is a city located in southern Peru, at an altitude of 2,300 meters (I have climbed most of the volcanoes around the city). This architectural gem is often over-looked on trips to Peru, but it is wonderful and a true culinary destination.
Discover what makes Zadar unique in the world Wednesday, November 23rd This show is very exciting, witness nature and art come together as one to create something beautiful. Our new Croatian host Anita will show you more of Zadar. And this time, she'll take you to two famous art installations that work with nature to make unique and fascinating art. Let me give you a spoiler of one of the creations you'll see, Zadar - Sea Organs, where the ocean plays music, yes you want to know how that works, let host Anita show you this and much more.
Haridwar - Holy City of India Thursday, November 24th The sacred city of Haridwar offers a colorful and fascinating blend of culture. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in India. Decked with devotees, its air is dipped in a mystical aura. Being one of the seven holiest cities in India, Its propitious location near the holy River Ganga has gained more popularity. Sweet smell of incense sticks and chanting of priests, Sadhus all around the pious Ganga Ghats and the blissful Ganga Aarti every morning and evening makes for a sight so ethereal and fascinating.
Christmas is coming! Traditional German Christmas cookies - one at a time! Thursday, November 24th Germany is said to have given the Christmas cookie to the world. No wonder then that Germany counts at least 13 different recipes for Christmas cookies! In this series, Juliane will bake traditional German Christmas cookies with us. Each time, we will bake a different type. Join her each time, and decide which is your favorite! Right in time for the Christmas holiday season.
Magic X-mas in Paris with Patrick#6: Market in Tuileries Wednesday, November 23rd The "magic of Christmas" will once again take hold of the Jardin des Tuileries to offer you a magical end of year celebration. To do this, the Tuileries Christmas Market is going all out with beautiful Christmas decorations, but also with a fine selection of gift ideas: French products with, in particular, a gourmet market touring France and craftsmen offering gift ideas. Both a market and a funfair, the rides and animations are also present, to the delight of families.
Magic X-mas in Paris with Patrick #10 : Bercy Village Thursday, November 24th Christmas is coming to Paris and the good mood of the Holiday season has taken over the streets of the French capital city. In this festive period of time, the City of Lights has never been named this well. While the windows come to life, the streets lighten up and make you discover fantastic decorations along your outs and about. And Bercy Village is joining in, come see it!
Magic X-mas in Paris with Patrick #4: The tallest Xmas tree Friday, November 25th We'll start from the majestic Paris Opera, all lit up, to pass through a dark street (we'll try not to scare ourselves :) to arrive in front of the magic of Christmas: the Printemps. The charming windows and the giant Christmas tree are of course there! This is the visit Patrick made so often last year and we know how much it means to him because it's the one he grew up in.
History Building Bridges Between Jewish Berlin and Jewish Odessa Wednesday, November 23rd Join Olga as she heads to Berlin to explore the fascinating history of Jewish Berlin. On this live-stream tour Olga (yes, Olga of Odessa will be going live from Berlin’s Jewish quarter) will focus on the Berlin Jews - a once vibrant and large reformed community. Explore the Jewish Enlightenment movement that appeared in Berlin in the late 1,700's and marvel at the beauty of the New Berlin Synagogue and discover its fascinating story.
An Italian Woman Ahead of Her Time - Luisa Spagnoli Thursday, November 24th Discover the halting life of this great Woman entrepreneur who was ahead of her time. Luisa passed 100 years on, and yet she continues to shape Italian society to this day. Luisa Spagnoli combined innovation instinct, business acumen and a fibre for Women Welfare. This show operated live from home will show you footage from the 1900's. We will travel to Perugia and travel into the enchanting life adventures of Luisa Spagnoli!
Meet a Roman Soldier! with weapons and armour Thursday, November 24th This show is totally unique! I never knew this even existed, seeing Roman soldiers in 2022. Let's meet a Roman soldier - James the Roman, a historian and re-enactor. He will be re-enacting for us a bit and of course is going to show us his armor and weapons!
Series - NEW Episodes My Tel Aviv Stories Wednesday, November 23rd Let’s travel back in time to trace the history of foundation of State of Israel without two tours in one day. We’ll start in 1909 with the foundation of Tel Aviv, the first modern day Hebrew city and By the end of the second tour will find ourselves in 1948 when the Jewish state was finally established. The so-called Independence Trail includes the first homes and buildings of Tel Aviv built on sand dunes, the monument commemorating the state’s founders. We’ll walk on the central streets of modern Tel Aviv to enjoy the rhythm and vibe of the city that never sleeps.
Coming Soon Travel Explore Cusco, once capital of the Inca Empire! Saturday, November 26th Cusco - the Quechua (Inca) Capital - is an incredible, high altitude city. I have travelled here for over 20 years and spent a year working here for the Canadian government. I have blogged extensively about the place (the good and the bad) and try to return every few years. Normally I lead a live tour when here, but this time I will be hiking, climbing and meeting friends - and bring our BeamZ friends along for a walk!
England's Chalk Pit Garden at Worthing Sunday, November 27th It took Sir and Lady Frederick Stern some 50 years to grow this unique garden out of a vast, 250+ foot deep, chalk quarry. Today it is time to lift the veil and explore this garden and the plants that inhabit there. We will travel to East England, by the sea. We will find out about plant hunters venturing to the Himalayas to source plants for this unusual chalk pit garden, about a laboratory built out of a wine cellar to study plant chromosomes. Who needs wine when you can have plant cells! We will learn about Lady Stern and her donation of the city of Worthing. And then there's the best bit -- exploring the beautiful gardens themselves!
Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know... Tuesday, November 29th Join Ian in the insanely gorgeous ancestral home of the rock star of his time - English poet Lord Byron! Enjoy the contrast between the ruins of the medieval abbey church and the Victorian country house. Immerse yourself in the lakes, streams and trees of the grounds. Smile and shake your head at the amazing life of one of English literature's most eccentric and celebrated characters.
This show has a bit of everything for everyone.
Christmas Let’s make a German Advent wreath Saturday, November 26th Let’s make the typical decoration most people in Germany have during Christmas time. Advent wreaths have been part of the pre-Christmas season in Germany since at least the 19th century. We will tie a typical Advent wreath and learn something about the history and symbolism of the individual components. The candles on the Advent wreath, for example, shorten the time from the beginning of Advent until Christmas Eve.
Krakow's Christmas Market & Fun Lottery with Prizes! Saturday, November 26th How about receiving a Christmas gift from Poland? Zuzanna is doing a special show where you will have a chance to receive a genuine Take part in Zuzanna's Christmas Lottery, every show viewer can take part. First we will buy 2 prizes together from our local handicraft. Then, among the viewers who leave a payment for the show, we will draw 2 winners to whom I will send the prizes. Krakow's Christmas market, on the largest market square in Europe, offers an abundance of local traditions and genuine handicraft. Crib-making, Christmas carols, how genuine is it? Let's look at photographs taken at Christmas markets 100 years ago, and see how much of the real tradition is left today.
Christmas comes to Arezzo - Tuscany Sunday, November 27th You have all loved Arezzo before. Now here comes Christmas! This is Patrizia's holiday present for us. Christmas with a double touch: Tuscan spirit and Tirolese spirit. Tuscany is the heart of Italy. And Tirol is Italian part of the Alps mountains. Italy and the Alps, how do these two come together? And what do they turn Chritsmas into? Come and see for yourself, and bring a friend if you want. You have probably never seen anything like it.
She will bring you as much as possible of all this while criss-crossing the illuminated, historical center of Arezzo.
Christmas in London - Love and Lights 3 Parts Sunday, November 27th London's West End is always bright, but at this time of year it goes into overdrive! Join Gerard as we take a different path each show and see just how London is illuminated. It'll be beautiful. And we'll hopefully all share it together. At this time of year, the differences between rich and poor, of those who have everything and some who have barely anything, are all too clear. So with that in mind Gerard shall be making a donation from each show to Crisis at Christmas, the homeless charity which provides meals, warmth and company to those less fortunate in London.
Magic X-mas in Paris with Patrick #9: St. Germain des prés Monday, November 28th Located along the Boulevard Saint-Germain, near the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church, in the heart of Hemingway's neighbourhood and the writers of the lost generation, the magnificent Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas market announces its return for the end of the year celebrations, and has done so for the past 22 years. As in previous editions, the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas market is an opportunity to marvel at and treat your taste buds to numerous chalets and gourmet stands, join us!
Magic X-mas in Paris with Patrick #8 : Majestic Vendöme Tuesday, November 29th A trip to the land of Paris chic, we will cross the most luxurious streets of Paris and their Christmas decoration. We will go from the Concorde (what colour will the Obelisk be?, it's still a secret), from the rue Royale with Maxim's, from the rue Saint Honoré and the great couturiers to the magnificent place Vendôme and its Ritz and its great jewellers. So, as we know so well how to do in France: du lèche vitrine (window shopping and not window licking :)
Christmas in Chicago - where Christmas was re-invented Tuesday, November 29th You may not know it, but Marshall Field's on Chicago's State Street has defined how so many of you (and most of America) celebrates Christmas. Chicago advocate and BeamZ host Mike reveals how to us on this one-time-only live show. As a bonus, you'll also see the largest remaining creation in the world from Louis Comfort Tiffany. And it is GORGEOUS! Expect State Street holiday windows, animatronics from the past like you have never seen, and then some. We hope you join this one!
History The Spanish Golden Age Series: Last Episode - Dead Empire Monday, November 28th The last episode in the series will summarize the ups and downs that the Spanish Empire experienced during the Golden Age. We will also look into the years that followed, to exemplify the impact it had on the later development of the country. As our adventure comes to an end, we will do a mini-quiz. For Fun. And with Prizes!
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