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Mooncakes in Hong Kong get a protest makeover

Naomi Suen has gained a reputation for producing eye-catching and often gently subversive mooncakes that particularly appeal to younger customers.

Venice film festival pulls the stars but gender disparity casts shadow

After a few years on the wane, the festival is now seen as a launchpad for award season success, having premiered ‘La La Land’, ‘Gravity’ and ‘Roma’ which triumphed at the Oscars.

Woodstock 50 fest will go on in Maryland

It is unclear which artists will perform at Woodstock 50, as artist contracts were linked to the original venue of Watkins Glen in New York.

Prized Thai buffaloes show off speed in muddy race

It's less about winning the cash prize than pride in victory for the owners.

8 people gored as famed Spanish bull run festival ends

Each morning hundreds of runners test their valour by sprinting with six half-tonne bulls along an 850-metre course during the festival.

Stormzy makes Glastonbury history, but sign interpreter steals show

Footage of Tara Asher swaying, rocking and mouthing along Stormzy's performance of the uniquely London style of rap lit up social media.

The king of fruits on sale at Penang Durian Festival from...

They will be offered at 5-20% lower than the market prices.

Win two tickets to GinRum.Me 2019

Make like a pirate and sample the best Gins and Rums available in Malaysia.

Flying high: Vietnam hot air balloon fest woos enthusiasts

The festival was held with the hope it can kickstart a passion for flying in the tourist hotspot.

Tiada penganjuran festival Songkran di Khaosan Road tahun ini

Persiapan majlis pertabalan Raja baru Thailand bertembung dengan sambutan festival Songkran

Offbeat art fest puts abandoned California town back on map

Launched in 2016, the festival is the brainchild of three Los Angeles-based friends – Tao Ruspoli, Stefan Ashkenazy and Lily Johnson White.

Sins and spirits: Thais flock to tattoo fest

Every year, thousands of devotees gather at Wat Bang Phra for the annual festival, which celebrates the traditional Sak Yant tattoos.

Drama on fractured Israeli identity scoops Berlin filmfest top prize

Director Nadav Lapid said the semi-autobiographical movie might 'scandalise' many in his home country, as well as France.

Berlin filmfest turns focus on women, Netflix

Nearly 400 movies from around the world will be presented, with 17 vying for the prestigious Golden Bear top prize.

‘Back to the garden’: Festival to mark Woodstock’s 50th

The anniversary event will be held at the original location of the 1969 concert, spanning the same dates as the original festival.

Art, politics mix at first French sex worker festival

The Paris "Snap!" festival's militant approach seeks to increase political visibility for prostitutes.

Khalid Samad sues activist over ‘organising’ gay festival claim

Minister claims Muslim activist Wan Asshima Kamaruddin issued a statement that he had “organised” a gay festival without checking her facts.

‘Whiplash’ producer Blum unrattled by China trade war backlash

He revealed he still had his eyes on a collaboration in China, and on similar partnerships within other Asian markets.

Beer and bull-riding: Australian revellers celebrate the outback

The two-day event has outlasted other festivals held in Australia by embracing the nation's rural heritage.

Annual Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich with beer, lederhosen, sausages

Oktoberfest attracts around six million visitors every year, with some travelling from abroad for the experience.

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman died on Saturday after collapsing at the Defqon.1 festival.

Julia Roberts’ first TV series gets Toronto festival premiere

Roberts, 50, is the latest major Hollywood star to transition to television, joining the likes of Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and John Travolta.

Women cheer as Swedish man-free music festival opens

Held in Sweden's second-largest city of Gothenburg, the two-day Statement Festival, forbids men but not transgender people.

US Open celebrates 50th birthday with US$600 million facelift

The US Open long ago cast aside its quaint roots and has grown into a big, bold and brash two-week tennis machine.