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The world is a vast playground for art, culture, and music buffs, and particularly so in the month of January when events, exhibits, and festivals — M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Light to Night Festival, London Art Fair and many more — are in full swing across the globe. Ahead, our culture calendar for the best way to kick off the new decade.

This story first appeared on PrestigeOnline Singapore

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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020

Curated around the theme of My Country and My People, the annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media features works by Singaporean and international artists addressing issues like the costs and cruelties of imperialism and colonisation, the compromises of national development, and sacrifices made for economic ambition.

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Various venues
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Start Date
20200108
End Date
20200119
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Light to Night Festival 2020

Take an evening stroll around the Civic District and see the precinct’s public spaces and iconic cultural institutions, such as the Asian Civilisations Museum and National Gallery Singapore, illuminated with artworks inspired by the theme Invisible Cities.

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Civic District
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Start Date
20200110
End Date
20200119
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Taipei Dangdai

The second edition of the international art fair takes place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, bringing together 98 galleries from Taiwan and around the world. Look out for the Ideas public talks programme where influential figures in the art world come together to create conversation about four key themes: Technology, Ecology, Pop and Tradition.
Image courtesy of Arario Gallery

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Taipei Nangang Exhibiton Center
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Start Date
20200117
End Date
20200119
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Fringe World Festival 2020

Perth’s most popular annual festival returns with over 700 events across more than 150 venues. The widest range of entertainment takes place at The Woodside Pleasure Garden in Northbridge, a picturesque family-friendly spot to spend summer evenings.

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Various venues
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Start Date
20200117
End Date
20200216
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London Art Fair

Discover and buy some of the most exceptional modern and contemporary art by renowned British and international artists at London’s Business Design Centre. Also take part in talks, tours, screenings and dialogues for a more interactive experience.

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Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, United Kingdom
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Start Date
20200122
End Date
20200126
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Snowattack 2020

Hit the slopes of the French Alps in the day, then party all night to a line-up of DJs like Borgore, Gianluca Vacchi and Alle Farben. Don’t miss the electronic music and snow-sports festival held in the ski resort of Les Orres in southeastern France.

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Les Orres, France
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Start Date
20200125
End Date
20200201
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Chance Encounters V

The Loewe Foundation presents its fifth exhibition in its Chance Encounters series that brings artists from different disciplines together to create conversations. Staged in the Loewe Miami store in the city’s Design District, the exhibition features a textile, sound and video installation by artist Hilary Lloyd and large-scale ceramic sculptures by Ewen Henderson.

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110 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137, United State
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Start Date
20191204
End Date
20200131
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Jai Thep Festival

Get away from the city and head to the laid-back hills of Chiang Mai for a weekend of art, music and wellness. There’s something for everyone from spoken word, poetry, electronic music, yoga, live painting, circus acts and many more.

Address
Lanna Rock Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Start Date
20200131
End Date
20200202
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