NEW Shows and more with BeamZ this week!
NEW Shows Travel The Enchanting Village of Eze on the French Riviera Wednesday, December 7th Olga is taking us to Eze, a medieval village perched high on a hill above the French Riviera in south-east Provence from where it has lovely views along the coast and out across the sea. We will walk its narrow streets, visit a unique exotic garden and more!
Olga goes to Cannes on the French Riviera Thursday, December 8th If you are a movie star, a celebrity, a king, painter, artist, jewel thief, or movie director, you have already been there. So what makes Cannes so special? It is the regattas, is it the Film Festival, is it "la croisette", is it the stars? Olga is far away from Ukraine visiting Cannes so let's go to Cannes and enjoy it!
Jewish Barcelona Thursday, December 8th Olga is in Barcelona for several days and would like to invite you to explore the city's fascinating Jewish history. Let’s walk the narrow streets of Barcelona and uncover the city’s fascinating Jewish history. We will discover one of the oldest synagogues of Europe. Although most of the buildings, which once belonged to the vibrant and vast Jewish community were torn down hundreds of years ago, the Synagoga Mayor has been excavated and reopened. And let’s uncover the story of once thriving Sephardic Jewish community.
Away from Ukraine, Paris' Light Festival of Insects Friday, December 9th Olga is in Paris and she found out about a insect light festival, where she will take us! This colorful nighttime show is about to downsize you. The way she was told, this immersion into the universe of the minuscule makes us discover how an ecosystem works and better understand the importance of small species. Butterflies, spiders, and snails reveal the life of the small things, before we discover a pond filled with dragonflies, mosquitoes, and frogs.
Snap it Up - Christmas Sweepstakes This is your chance to win gifts from all around the world, picked by you and hosts, while playing the Snap it Up game! Now, every time you share a Snap from ANY show you win a ticket to our Christmas Sweepstakes, where gifts from a few different hosts will be raffled during Christmas! We will also have special shows with the hosts to pick the gifts live together, so join us. All you need to do is share as many snaps possible on your personal Facebook profile.
Special Sweepstakes Shows Snap It Up with Patrick: Magic of Christmas Friday, December 9th Join Patrick along the medieval streets of royal Compiègne for the Christmas lights, the Christmas village, the ice rink, the Tree, and (we all hope): Santa Claus himself. And this time there will be plenty of photo opportunties to advance your Snap It Up ranking. We will also pick a prize for the Christmas sweepstakes of course!
Krakow's Christmas Market & Fun Lottery with Prizes! Friday, December 9th Let's join Zuzanna in Krakow's Christmas market, one of the largest market square in Europe! 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. And get a chance to receive home a genuine Polish handicraft gift for Christmas from her.
Christmas is Coming! Christmas Special - a walk along the River Liffey Thursday, December 8th A stroll along the Liffey River in the heart of Dublin is bound to take you to the places steeped in Irish history. This time during Christmas! So it will be extra special. Enjoy a relaxing walk with spectacular views of the river and get to know one of the most touristic places of Dublin, Temple Bar. Join in and let Dave show you everything!
Birmingham Christmas Markets and Lights Thursday, December 8th Birmingham celebrates Christmas in style - and early! The Christmas markets open in the first week of November and are hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. Join Ian to enjoy the atmosphere, sights and sounds of the largest German-style Christmas market outside Germany, which extends throughout the city centre. See our main squares and pedestrianised streets transformed into a carnival of lights with iconic buildings lit up for the season. Explore the local craft markets around St Phillip's Cathedral and find out how Birmingham gave us some of our best known modern Christmas songs.
Haarlem: Holland's Best Christmas Market Friday, December 9th This is Mark. Let's go and visit Holland's best Christmas Market. It's in Haarlem, the capital of North Holland, a city even older than Amsterdam. No fairground rides and no ice rinks here. Haarlem is more old fashioned than that, with orchestras and choirs and many old-world stalls. Dive back in time with me, Mark, and see locals in traditional costumes keeping old crafts alive and selling 19th century snacks!
History A walk back in the History of Spain Wednesday, December 7th After having showed you around Santander, Lillian figured you may want to understand the history of Spain better so that you can appreciate the country in-depth. Spain has had a trepidating history full of archaeological discoveries shaping our understanding of the very distant past. However it has also had a fair share of war, trauma and hardship culminated by 2 dictatorships in one century. Through this talk Lillian walks you through the motions and help you see how Spain became the country that you know it as, while digging under the surface so you get the truth behind it.
Culture Gods of India Wednesday, December 7th Looking for an immersive Indian experience? Our host Roopak Agarwal is opening the doors of his house to all Beamers virtually out there. Learn more about Hindu, holy chants, and some very popular Indian Gods with Roopak. This definitely is an eye-opening experience and a different way to take in a new culture. You don’t want to miss it!
Series - NEW Episodes History Russian Revolution Series Season 2 Wednesday, December 7th The numerous photographs, documents, letters and artifacts of the Museum of Russian Revolution are ready to tell us the history of the stormy years after the First Russian Revolution, that is the Bloody Sunday of 1905. We will be able to trace the chain of events that lead the county to the collapse and Nicholas II to his abdication in spring 1917.
Christmas Traditional German Christmas cookies - one at a time Wednesday, December 7th 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.
Coming Soon NEW Travel Turin - discover the Royal Capital of Italy Sunday, December 11th Discover the Royal Turin in Piemonte - Italy. The whole centre still reminds us of the fact that it was the Capital of the Kingdom of Piemont and later Capital of Italy. We see the landmarks, we walk the site, and we certainly do not forget the delicious Piemontese specialities.
Welcome to Wexford Sunday, December 11th Time to discover Ireland's Viking town with Ian: Wexford. Fascinating history and great snap opportunities ahead as we wander the winding medieval streets and learn about the town's Viking roots. We will walk the banks of the River Slaney and see colourful, bright houses along the water. Also expect the mighty Westgate Tower and Wexford's favorite church, St. Iberius. Season treats ahead with amazing buildings, stunning views and surprising history at Wexford!
Christmas is Coming! Christmas Market and Light Installations in Turin - Italy Saturday, December 10th Every Christmas season the city invites Light Artists to create Light Installations all over the historical centre. So we will see a beautifully lit monumental centre in a festive atmosphere around the Christmas Market. Turin knows how to party and celebrate. And this year we can start early, together. Join Patrizia!
Away from Ukraine, a Paris Christmas. Louvre and Tuileries Saturday, December 10th Olga is in Paris for a few days and she wants to show us the Louvre and the pyramid all shimmering at night. And the royal Tuileries gardens outside Le louvre. "Christmas magic" will take us over the Tuileries garden to provide magical Holidays. Tuileries Christmas Market puts on a great spread by relying on wonderful Chrstmas decors, as well as a lovely selection of gift ideas: French produces with a mouthwatering market taking you all around France and craftsmen providing you with gift ideas.
Away from Ukraine a Paris Christmas - Sparkling Paris Sunday, December 11th Olga is in Paris for a few days and she wants to show us around Paris! Christmas is the time of year when Paris is full of sparkling lights, the smell of mulled wine, and magical Christmas markets. Let’s catch the festive spirit of Paris together!
Away from Ulkraine. Miracle Christmas in Paris: Montmartre Monday, December 12th Olga is in Paris for a few days and she wants to show us around Paris! I want to see Montmartre - so famous for its artistic heritage. Its village atmosphere and steep, winding, cobbled streets. The white Sacré Coeur church at the highest point. I am told the hill features extensive views of Paris. Great for snaps! Do you think she can find a cup of warm spiced wine ? Hot roasted chestnuts?
Magic X-mas in Paris with Patrick #3 : Notre Dame market Monday, December 12th Let's visit the elected "most charming Christmas market in Paris" right in the foot of the beautiful Cathedral of Notre-Dame! Get ready to explore this small Christmas market that differs from others in that it is exclusively made up of craftsmen and creators: no high priced products from ordinary markets, but handmade creations from the workshop. French gastronomy is also honored with regional products such as sausages, foie gras, hot chestnuts, mulled wine, cheeses...
Christmas in Chicago - Chicago's holiday traditions Monday, December 12th Each year, Chicago reinvents its x-mas celebrations. How will Chicago bring back the magic? Chicago icon and BeamZ host Mike is the natural go-to person to find out and see the best of Chicago. In this first episode, Mike will show us: 1. Chicago's iconic Marshall Field Building: what are the holiday windows this year? 2. The official City Christmas tree: just how tall? and how are they make thi edition special? 3. Our annual holiday market is inspired by the Nuremberg market in Germany. So what is it like?