NEW Shows and more with BeamZ this week!
NEW Shows 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.
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.
Industrial and Social Museum - Print Works Sunday, December 11th Located in Sussex, UK, Amberley Museum i is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. It is located within historic chalk quarries. Chalk was extracted and processed for lime on site for more than 100 years, and the museum still houses a number of its original lime kilns. In addition, holdings and exhibitions at the museum cover a diversity of industrial and local heritage collections, including narrow gauge railways, local bus services, and a multitude of light and rural industrial subjects.
Christmas Sweepstake Specials 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.
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!
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.
Berlin with Olga: Christmas Market and City Symbols Sunday, December 11th Off to Berlin! on our restless search for the best Christmas market. This time let's check the best-known street of West Berlin: Kurfürstendamm. Berliners call it the Ku-damm. We can stroll down Kurfürstendamm and soak in the holiday spirit. Enjoy the Christmas lights. And of course we'll hit the Christmas market. Christmas is here! ho-ho-ho, says Santa Klaus!
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!
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?
Away from Ulkraine. Miracle Christmas in Paris. Montmartre Monday, December 12th Hi, this is Olga, from Kyiv. Making a quick stop-over in Paris, for 4 days. 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 I can find a cup of warm spiced wine ? hot roasted chestnuts? See you in Paris for a change.
Magic X-Mas in Paris with Patrick #11 : Montmartre - Abbesse Tuesday, December 13th One of the tiniest Christmas markets in Paris is located at Place des Abbesses, a little square known for its iconic love wall and proximity to the butte of Montmartre. Each festive period, a little market is erected in the square, encircling the carousel. Join us there!
Series - NEW Episodes History Russian Revolution Series Season 2 Friday, December 9th Every Soviet person knew the notion of Lenin in Razliv. In the summer of 1917, Lenin and his friend and associate Grigory Zinoviev were forced to flee from Petrograd. Thanks to the help of like-minded fellow Nikolay Yemelyanov, they managed to find refuge in the village of Razliv. ⠀ In this episode, we’re going to see the place where Lenin used to hide in a hut in the middle of the woods on the shore of the Lake Razliv. There is a small museum which focuses on the events of 1917 and Lenin’s place and role in them.
Spirit of Japan Tuesday, December 13th Japan is a place where traditional and modern cultures mix to create something incomparable. This series will introduce you to the heart and soul of Japan through unique cultural experiences. Join Eriko in exploring Tokyo and beyond as she shares a fascinating blend of old and new cultures. Visit iconic spots in the metropolis, discover off the beaten path places, and learn hidden meanings behind the traditional arts. Here is an invitation to have a deeper insight into Japan's unique views of nature, culture, and spirituality. Japan is yours to discover.
Coming Soon Travel Liverpool -More Than Just Docks and The Beatles Tuesday, December 13th So what do you know about Liverpool? Docks, and the Fab Four, and full stop perhaps? Then you need this show. And you need it now. Expect views. Stories. Stunning architecture. Snap It Up has started, and is this show going to help you win points as you snap and share! And depending on how things go I might also work in a mention or two of a certain Fab Four lads from the city!
Galway - City of the Tribes Thursday, December 15th Galway is known in Ireland as the City of the Tribes. It is also a phenomenal natural site: a harbour that sits where the river Corrib meets Galway Bay, with the bay entrance opening to the Atlantic Ocean. Join Dave as he takes you for a stroll around this wonderful city featuring Eyre Square, School Street, Lynch's Castle and the Spanish Arch and much more. Galway is the fastest growing city in Ireland. It is very much a multicultural city, one where people are very proud of their arts and culture. Let's explore it!
Penguins on Parade! Thursday, December 15th This is Ian here. Join me in my home town, now is the time. This December, the centre of England's second city is home to a parade of penguins! Join me on the trail of these fun, colourful and creative sculptures decorated by local artists. Along the way, we will be able to enjoy some of the most iconic sights of the city centre, including the Town Hall, Cathedral and Bull Ring, and of course we will be seeing plenty more of Birmingham's festive markets and decorations. For you, this is a chance to take fabulous snaps. For me, a chance to share the city where I live with you in a different way!
The Island of San Giorgio in Venice Thursday, December 15th San Giorgio Maggiore island lies just across from St. Mark's Square. It is one of Venice's icons. It was photographed, shot in films, and painted by Monet, Turner and others. The island's long history starts with the Romans. Then the first church was built in 829. The curren church in all its magnificence is the work of Andrea Palladio the great. Get ready for Snap Time as we go to the campo in front of the church. The view over the city is second to none. More snaps ahead as we see the interior of the church, the harbour. Our finale is the glasswork in "Le Stanze del Vetro" exhibition hall.
Christmas is coming! Let's Kick off the Holiday Season in Perugia Thursday, December 15th Every year the city of Perugia comes up with something new during the Holiday Season. It is not just some festive lights but often linked to a local artist or theme. Together with Patrizia, let's discover the 2022 decorations while walking the medieval centre of the city. History, Gastronomy and Festive Season combined. Let's enjoy it!
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