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Your summer arts and culture hit list

From awe-inspiring art installations to cutting-edge fashion pop-ups, these are the most memorable moments happening across The Bicester Collection this season.


La Roca Village: Gala Dalí’s Mediterranean dream

La Roca Village and the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí’ present an extraordinary celebration of Gala’s identity, marking 103 years since her birth. ‘The Awakening of the Myth: Gala Dalí’ is a year-long exhibition exploring Gala's enigmatic persona through her fashion archive. This visionary showcase redefines her legacy with remarkable contributions from illustrator Carla Fuentes and photographer Jordi Bernadó, whose artwork and photographs transform the Village’s façades into an open-air gallery.

For those visiting Barcelona, this exhibition, which begins at Púbol Castle, continues as an absolute must-see at La Roca Village. Don’t miss the House of Gala, a pop-up boutique, offering exclusive treasures from the Dalinian triangle’s museums. Browse coffee table books about the muse, Dalí-designed tarot cards and more, along with tickets to the museums. The celebration of art, fashion and community honours Gala's enduring influence and promises an unforgettable experience.

I want to go down in history as a legend. When all this is over, when everything that is murky now is clean, when time has passed, people will talk about me for good or ill.”

Gala Dalí

Garbo magazine, 1964


Bicester Village: a celebration of English gardens

Celebrate the joys of summertime at Bicester Village with a sensory journey through custom-designed gardens. Delight in the bee garden, a wildflower-filled meadow home to our industrious Buckfast Abbey bees, and breathe deeply in the scent garden, where a sculptural array of aromas awaits. The Formal Garden, created in partnership with Blenheim Palace, draws inspiration from the grandeur of the Palace’s grounds, while the Waddesdon Manor Garden celebrates the brilliance of birds, reflecting the Manor’s summer theme.

Extend your visit to enjoy delicious foodie delights, complemented by refreshing summer beverages infused with basil and mint sourced from Blenheim’s gardens. London-based illustrator Emily Rand brings these gardens to life through her exquisite digital illustrations, perfectly capturing the charm of these outdoor spaces. Her art invites us to witness their beauty firsthand – after all, these gardens are best enjoyed in person.


Wertheim Village: a summer of champions

This summer, dive into the world of major sporting events at Wertheim Villager. From soccer and golf to yoga, cycling and swimming, we’re celebrating every athletic lifestyle. Throughout July, soak up the vibrant atmosphere with exclusive events, curated collections and exceptional offers from the finest sportswear brands. Football aficionados will be particularly enchanted by the adidas Giant Football, a stunning installation exclusively provided by adidas.


Fidenza Village: melodies of summer

Summer has arrived at Fidenza Village, setting the stage for a dazzling array of events, headlined by SoundON. In collaboration with Universal Music Italia, Radio Italia and Openstage, Fidenza Village is on a mission to discover emerging musical talent. Mark your calendars for 18 July, when five finalists will compete for the opportunity of professional production. But the music doesn’t stop there. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the infectious energy of the Fidenza Summer Festival. This extraordinary series combines the joy of shopping with the power of music, featuring live DJ sets and culminating in an end-of-season party. It’s the ultimate celebration of summer, style and sound.

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Las Rozas Village: sun, culture and charm

Paying tribute to the timeless allure of Madrid summers, Las Rozas Village transports you to long, languid days spent in serene Spanish villages. Embrace the nostalgia of traditional tapas, the melodies of local festivals and the charm of artisan pieces reminiscent of your grandparents' cattail chair.

The Enea Chair stands proudly among the boutiques, a nod to Castilian customs, while exquisite wicker parasols from Pont de Queros offer respite from the summer sun. Every week, The Saturday Market presents an opportunity to discover a new generation of contemporary artists, featuring talents such as Inez Prat and Inome Atelier.

And, no trip is complete without sampling the local flavours – classic steak tartar, anchovies in vinegar and gildas – paired with a glass of regional wine. With mountain vistas as your backdrop, nothing captures the essence of summer quite like this enchanting experience.


La Vallée Village: colour your summer

Experience the joy of colour firsthand as La Vallée Village brings Pantone's world-renowned expertise to life in a celebration of vivid hues and boundless creativity. In their first-ever physical partnership, La Vallée Village and Pantone transform the boutique façades into a cheerful rainbow palette of citrus green, sky blue and candyfloss pink, promising to brighten your summer days. As the foremost authority on colour, Pantone’s palettes span a spectrum of emotions, with each brilliant hue capable of enlivening the senses and revealing unique personalities.


Maasmechelen Village: festival fever

Festival season is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. The iconic pop-up Tomorrowland Store at Maasmechelen Village kicks off the festivities with special collaborations throughout the summer. As Tomorrowland prepares for its monumental 20-year anniversary edition, immerse yourself in the dance-heavy electronic music festival. Whether you're attending the event or looking for a unique summer fit, this pop-up promises to fulfil all your needs.

Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to admire the enchanting organic creations by Belgium-based landscape artist and willow weaver, Jean-Louis Muller. His intricate willow installations celebrate the natural beauty of the region, inviting us to reconnect with our environment in a truly artistic way.