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Time Out, the global media and hospitality brand that helps people explore and experience the soul of the city, has revealed its list of the 16 best city breaks in Europe for 2022. The list features official capitals of culture, lesser-known second cities and the under-the-radar destinations that will host some of the biggest festivals and openings of the year. As vaccination and booster rollouts continue apace worldwide, Time Out believes that in 2022, travellers will rediscover a passion for city breaks, especially with this set to be a year packed with big new cultural openings and many huge festivals returning. Time Out’s network of 16 expert local European editors and writers picked these emerging destinations because of their excellent food, culture, nightlife and community spirit – the things that have always made Europe’s cities such great places to be. In these climate-conscious times, the list also features only places that are easy to get to by train and bus. Caroline McGinn, Time Out’s Global Editor-in-Chief, says: “For the past 18 months, travellers have largely explored closer to home, with trips to the countryside especially popular, but in 2022 we’re predicting that the city break will make a triumphant return. Where else can you order an espresso, pop into a museum, taste a local liqueur and go out out? Whether you’re looking to hit a blockbuster festival or visit a new museum opening, we hope our list will provide some much-needed travel inspiration this win

Residents and visitors to Dubai – whether families, friends, couples or solo diners – will be able to enjoy a month-long ‘Time Out Festive Market’ programme at the city’s only editorially curated food and cultural destination, Time Out Market Dubai. Running from Sunday December 5 to Wednesday January 5, a dedicated menu of over 30 Christmas-inspired dishes will be on offer, as well as a ‘Sparkles & Sneakers’ New Year’s Eve extravaganza.  Christmas at ‘Time Out Festive Market’ The Market will be decked out head to (mistle)toe in a cosy winter Christmas setting reminiscent of traditional European festive markets, with real Christmas trees and pretty fairy light drapings. Scents of real pine and ginger mulled wine will fill the air, along with live musical performances and DJ nights throughout the month, Christmas Eve and Day included.  Santa will be on hand to meet and greet kids in his grotto for the perfect festive photo opportunity on Friday December 17 and Saturday 18, as well as on Friday December 24 (Christmas Eve) and Saturday December 25 (Christmas Day). In addition to regular dishes, a festive menu from all 18 vendors will be available all day and night throughout the month including Christmas Eve and Day. Expect Christmas-inspired plates like Folly Workshop’s impressive giant Yorkshire pudding with roast turkey leg and chestnut stuffing, Fulvio’s classic spaghetti alle vongole (with sautéed clams), BB Social Dining’s tempura lobster and caviar bao, plus Reif Japanese

Time Out Market Dubai, the city’s only editorially curated food and cultural market, has welcomed a new concept, ​​21grams Balkan Bakery & Deli, boosting its line-up to 18 Dubai-born brands. The award-winning, vibrant bistro opens at the Market. Established in 2018 by Serbian native and restaurateur Stasha Toncev, 21grams is known in Dubai as the go-to destination for savoury and sweet Balkan burek phyllo pies, and for a compelling all-day breakfast offering. ​​21grams Balkan Bakery & Deli at Time Out Market Dubai will offer fresh, hand-crafted traditional Balkan dishes and baked goods. Renowned for its innovative spins on classic family recipes, creative flair and eye-catching presentation – not to mention some of Dubai’s best breakfasts – 21grams is set to become a vibrant addition to the Market and a place where the good things in life are celebrated every day. The menu, with head chef Urosh Mitrashinovic at the helm, will showcase 21grams’ signature all-day breakfast dishes including a Balkan breakfast and Komplet egg, three different phyllo pie options – goat’s cheese, beef bacon and honey, spinach, and pulled beef – alongside deli small plates such as ajvar, urnebes, and hummus of the day. In addition to serving up a selection of salads, including Greek salad, fasolia salad and farmer’s salad, 21grams will also introduce a brand-new cold cuts platter. 21grams Balkan Bakery & Deli’s arrival at Time Out Market Dubai also represents the first time diners will be able to en

As social life returns in cities around the world, Time Out today announces that the Love Local Awards are back for 2021. Celebrating the places that locals love the most – whether that’s a hidden coffee shop, a fantastic indie cinema, a buzzing food spot or a thriving community theatre – this big celebration of small businesses will honour the most loved venues in cities around the world, as voted for by locals.  Launching in 14 cities simultaneously this year, the Love Local Awards are part of Time Out’s commitment to inspire connection and joy by capturing the soul of the world’s greatest cities. The Awards offer local, independent businesses a platform to give them the recognition they deserve. The Love Local Awards nomination phase is open from 26 October until 5 November, when long lists will be created in each city. Voting will kick off from 11 November until 17 December, and winners will be announced in the New Year. Local businesses are encouraged to download social media promotional assets to inspire their customers to nominate them and to vote. Following a tough 18 months, Time Out is also offering the most-loved spots – the Time Out Love Local Award Winners of 2021 – a valuable free marketing and advertising package to help them thrive.  Caroline McGinn, Global Editor-in-Chief, Time Out, says: “We all have special places that make our day in the city. The friendly coffee spot that keeps you going. The community culture spot that surprises you or makes you smile. T

Time Out Market, the world’s first food and cultural market rooted in editorial curation, announces Jay Coldren has joined as Chief Operating Officer of the Americas, with immediate effect. Reporting into Time Out Market CEO Didier Souillat, in the newly created role Jay will be instrumental in expanding the footprint, driving efficiency and increasing profitability of the Time Out Market brand across the Americas. Jay brings more than 30 years of hospitality experience spanning the restaurant, boutique hotel and gourmet retail segments. Most recently, Coldren served as the Executive Director of Hospitality for Streetsense, a creative consultancy in Washington, DC, where he developed a global hospitality practice advising clients such as KSL Hotels, Marriott International and Live Nation. Prior to that, he served as the Global Brand Leader for EDITION Hotels, overseeing development and expansion; Managing Director for North American operations of the iconic gourmet retailer Dean & Deluca; and leadership roles at extraordinary properties such as the Michelin Three Star Inn at Little Washington, The Inn of the Anasazi, The Claremont Resort and Spa and more. Jay has also worked as an independent restaurateur, co-owning and operating restaurants in Santa Fe, NM, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC. Time Out is a deep-rooted champion of cities and exists to serve the passionate locals and visitors of the greatest cities in the world by capturing and celebrating the best they offer.

Time Out revealed today that Nørrebro in Copenhagen tops its fourth annual World’s Coolest Neighbourhoods list: the cultural and culinary hotspots that are also leading the way as we begin to emerge from the pandemic. Since 2018, Time Out’s annual list of the World’s Coolest Neighbourhoods has been collated using the experiences and opinions of thousands of locals in hundreds of cities around the world via the annual Time Out Index survey, combined with the expertise of Time Out’s international network of local editors and city experts. This year, more than 27,000 city-dwellers around the world were asked to nominate their city’s coolest, most underrated and most culturally exciting neighbourhood. To create and rank the final list, Time Out’s local expert editors and writers rated neighbourhoods for great vibes, food, drink, nightlife, emerging culture, community spirit and resilience. They also considered sustainability and innovative green initiatives along with other quality-of-life factors that promote stress-free living.  Caroline McGinn, Global Editor-in-Chief of Time Out, said: “Time Out’s annual list of the World’s Coolest Neighbourhoods is a love letter to the city at its most joyful and surprising. It celebrates the hyperlocal places where the cities of the future are being made up, on the spot. In the last 12 months, grassroots community culture has been vital to preserving the health and optimism of city-dwellers and the restaurants, bars, galleries and culture sp

Today, the 2021 HERoes Advocate Executives List was announced celebrating the 35 senior leaders who are championing and advocating for women in the workplace. Time Out Group CEO, Julio Bruno, has been selected as part of the index of leaders, which includes CEO’s from Diageo, WPP, Goldman Sachs, Blackrock and many more. Those named are striving towards removing career barriers for female employees within their business and industry and are dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment. Throughout his career and at Time Out Group, Julio has always surrounded himself with a team of mixed genders, races and ethnicities. The leadership team Julio currently heads at Time Out has a 50:50 gender split. In addition, 58% of the whole workforce is female and there is no gender pay gap. The company’s HR recruitment process involves practicing blind recruitment, to avoid unconscious bias around hiring men over women, and insisting on a 50% minority candidate long list from any agencies used. During 2020, in response to the issues faced by working parents over the pandemic, Time Out created a family resource centre as a support to help with mental health and the time off needed while working and caregiving simultaneously. Every year Time Out celebrates International Women's Day, both internally and through the company’s media megaphone, and Julio actively encourages his editorial team to spotlight female owned businesses as well as minority-owned businesses. CEO

San Francisco is the world’s number one city right now according to the fourth annual Time Out Index released today. The city’s unbeatable combination of progressiveness, acceptance and sustainability earned it the coveted top spot as the best city in the world for living and social life, followed by Amsterdam, Manchester, Copenhagen and New York. The hotly anticipated, annual Time Out Index combines the experiences and opinions of thousands of people in hundreds of cities around the world with the expertise of Time Out’s global network of local editors and city experts to capture and celebrate what makes a city great right now. The Time Out Index 2021 had more than 27,000 global participants and worked through the challenges of Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions to represent the soul of their cities. The cities were rated for eating and drinking, culture and nightlife, with more emphasis than ever on community spirit and environmental initiatives. Respondents shared how easy it is to do things like express themselves, make new friends and even hook up with people, in addition to relaxing and discovering new things. This year, editors posed questions around activism and community projects, sustainability and the importance of green spaces to gain insight into the cities thinking about the future as well as the now. Time Out crunched the numbers along with local expert knowledge to compile this year’s definitive ranking of the world’s best cities right now for living and socia

Time Out Market, the world’s first editorially curated food and cultural market, today announces the launch of its local cultural entertainment program at Time Out Market Dubai. Kicking off on 3 August 2021, Time Out Stage Presents will showcase local musical talent, with regular events perfectly complementing the 17 food concepts of Dubai’s award-winning chefs and restaurateurs all under one roof. Every Tuesday from 7-10pm, artists will take over the Time Out Stage to serve up a musical experience as impressive as the food and drinks. Fully licensed, the expertly designed space features three spectacularly unique bars that serve original mixed drinks inspired by global Time Out Market locations as well as a great selection of hops, grapes and mocktails.  The entertainment program is being launched in collaboration with The Fridge, Dubai’s premier talent agency known for promoting the best local talent and live entertainment. Promising a truly eclectic variety of live music, the all-star line-up of home-grown performers at Time Out Market Dubai this August includes:  3rd August: Abri Dubai-born singer-songwriter Abri will kick off proceedings with a soulful set of his well-known songs 10th August: Carl and the Reda Mafia With members hailing from India, Greece, Egypt and Nigeria, guests can expect funk and rock from international sensations Carl and the Reda Mafia 17th August: Ciaran Fox Irish swing vocalist Ciaran channels the great crooners through the ages from Sin

Today, Time Out, the global media and hospitality brand that helps people explore and experience the soul of the city, reveals its list of the 50 best cinemas in the UK and Ireland. The top ten features the Iconic BFI Southbank, not one but two historic picturehouses in Edinburgh, and an art deco Dublin theatre. With the majority of UK and Irish cinemas reopen again and big blockbuster releases on the horizon, Time Out’s global film editor Phil de Semlyen curated the ultimate guide to local cinemas to make it even easier for moviegoers to get back out and escape to another world for a couple of hours.  “The temporary closure of cinemas has left a huge gap in our lives over these past months, so we’ve set out to celebrate the moviegoing experience in all its variety,” said Phil de Semlyen, global film editor at Time Out. “There are close to 1000 cinemas in the British Isles and we’ve scoured them all, taking into consideration everything from pricing to programming, history to hospitality – and all with an eye for cinemas that connect deeply with their local communities. From cosy indies, to ultra-luxe modern picturehouses, to colossal multiplexes, to art deco one-screeners, these 50 cinemas represent the very best of British and Irish movie houses.” The cinema topping the list is The Stella Cinema in Dublin’s buzzy suburb of Rathmines, which was the largest cinema in Ireland when it opened in 1923. Now sympathetically restored, it features midnight screenings and a cocktail b