Oddball Olympics – The World Alternative Games

As the European Summer winds down – and so too does the European Bazaar project – One Small World has their eyes set on Gold as we return to the mecca of strange festivals for the ‘mad Olympics’, the World Alternative Games! In 2012 London hosted the 30th modern Olympic Games, an event couched in Ancient Greek […]

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The Upside-Down Cow of Comedy – The Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe festival requires no introduction. It is the world’s largest arts festival and in 2014 will see 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues across one of the world’s most picturesque and historic cities. As if this weren’t enough, August in Edinburgh is also host to a separate Visual Arts Festival, The Edinburgh Military […]

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Top Ten Weirdest Sciences Stories of 2014 (Part 1)

Part 1 Sorry hipsters, we hit peak beard In April, Australian researchers delivered a cutting blow to hairy male hipsters – their research found that beards are only attractive to women if they’re a rarity. The bald truth is that, when too many people conform to bristly non-conformism, it quickly becomes a turn-off. But there was good […]

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Week 3 Winner – Europe’s Most Unmissable Festival is….

AND THE WINNER IS… Choosing a winner in this category has been like picking your favourite chocolate biscuit in a pack of chocolate biscuits. Of the four finalists for Europe’s Most Unmissable Festival, any of them could have easily taken the prize. They are all incredible events, coordinated and attended by generous life-loving people. Each […]

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Week Three of the 2014 One Small World Awards

Europe’s Most Unmissable Festival Winner Announced: Monday 24th Nov 2014 One thing I did not expect to discover when I set out on the European Bazaar project was just how many festivals there are out there that people would call bizarre. Even after over a year of researching and six months trekking back and forth across the […]

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Week One winner – Europe’s Most Outrageous Festival is….

Mallorca’s Es Firo! Without a doubt, one of Europe’s most unique and exciting festivals, Es Firó on the Balearic island of Mallorca places onlookers right in the middle of the action. Explosions, gunfire, snarling pirates, this is historical homage at its most edgy and visceral. Add to that a pervasive sense of mischief and fun, a […]

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Top Ten Weirdest Science Stories of 2014 (Part 2)

Part 2 Robopenguin rolled into our hearts In November, researchers introduced the world to a rather cute remote-controlled rover disguised as a baby penguin, designed to monitor real penguin populations in the Antarctic. The bogus bird certainly had the real ones fooled – even notoriously shy emperor penguins tried to communicate with it and let it join […]

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One Small World in London’s TNT Magazine

The March edition of London’s best fun mag, TNT Magazine, featured an article by One Small World entitled: Your Weird Summer Sorted! Have a read by clicking the image below for this year’s best summation of Europe’s most bizarre upcoming Summer festivals. And happy travels! Shar

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