Mark your autumn calendar

Mark your autumn calendar

As the world keeps turning, September brings events for movers and shakers.

Shorts

Light fantastic

Berlin The Berlin Festival of Lights sees the German capital transformed into a stunning nocturnal display. Visitors can take in the sights via bicycle taxi, stretch limo, charabanc, horse and carriage, and bus & ship combination, while a static balloon brings an elevated view. Pre-festival attractions start Sept 29.
October 5–14

Parkour 101

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Boston Learn parkour basics such as vaulting, jumping, rolling, landing, and sticking across a series of Boston Metro locations. Project Freerun clinics accommodate beginners and experienced athletes from ages 4 to 55 looking to up their game. Expect no boundaries; a 61-year-old woman completed a wall-flip! 
September 9

Continental shift

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Europe Europeans are encouraged to mix their transportation modes (as they do their food and fashion) during European Mobility Week, with “multimodality” being 2018’s theme. Many cities and towns will also compete in the Social Biking Challenge.
Sept 16–22

 

Amazing rays

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Belgium The iLumen Solar Challenge, the world’s only 24-hour endurance race for solar-powered cars will see some 20 teams from 13 countries compete on a 4km former Formula One track. Distance travelled depends on the weather. Free entrance all weekend.   
September 21–23

Compiled by Simon Fry
Top photo Bode Museum / Frank Herrmann

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