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Global arts and culture events: July 2013 preview

  • Club to Catwalk

    Opening on 10 July, Club to Catwalk at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London explores the relationship between fashion and the UK capital's burgeoning club scene in the 1980s. Featuring 85 outfits from designers including John Galliano, Katharine Hamnett and Betty Jackson, the exhibition shows how the decade's theatrical, posturing nightlife influenced its distinctive style. (Photo: V&A Musuem)

  • Salzburg Festival

    The hills come alive with the sound of music when one of the world's most important festivals of classical music, opera and drama gets under way on 19 July. Opening with Haydn's oratorio The Creation, the programme, which runs until 1 September, includes performances of Verdi's Falstaff, Wagner's Meistersingers of Nuremburg and Mahler's gargantuan 8th Symphony, played by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel conducting. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Melbourne International Film Festival

    Established in 1952, Melbourne's is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. This year it runs from 25 July to 11 August and offers a programme of international prize winners, documentaries, features and shorts. The festival will open with a gala screening of Pedro Almodóvar's latest, I'm So Excited. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Man Booker Prize longlist

    The Man Booker Prize, which aims to reward the best novel of the year by a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008. This year's judges will announce a longlist on 23 July. The shortlist will then be announced on 10 September and the winner will be revealed on 15 October. Last year, the winner of the £50,000 prize was Hilary Mantel, for Bring up the Bodies. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Legends of the Summer

    Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake’s co-headlining tour, Legends of the Summer, kicks off at London’s Wireless festival on 14 July before the pair set off on a jaunt around North America. The pop star and the rapper collaborated on Timberlake’s single, Suit & Tie, which they performed together at this year's Grammy Awards before rumours of a summer tour began to emerge. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Andreas Gursky

    The National Art Center, Tokyo presents the first solo show of the German photographer’s work ever staged in Japan. Gursky’s vast, digitally-altered pictures range from frenetic depictions of human activity and commerce – stock exchange trading floors, shopping centres – to still, empty landscapes and conceptual works like the recent series Ocean, produced with satellite technology. (Photo: Corbis)

  • Manchester International Festival

    England's northern metropolis comes alive from 4-21 July with a programme comprised entirely of new works, special events and one-off commissions. Many works premiered in Manchester then head off for performances around the world. Travelling highlights include The Machine, a new play about Gary Kasparov's chess battle with the supercomputer Deep Blue, and the film-and-music extravaganza, Massive Attack v Adam Cutris, both of which head to New York's Armory later in the year. (Photo: MIF)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession

    Buenos Aires' MALBA gallery presents the first Latin American retrospective of the dotty Japanese artist. Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession is a comprehensive tour through more than 100 works created between 1950 and 2013, including paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, slideshows and installations. (Photo: Corbis)

  • Montreux Jazz Festival

    The 47th Montreux Jazz Festival takes place from 5-20 July on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Running since 1967, the festival now encompasses every conceivable genre of music. This year’s eclectic line-up is a case in point – with sets from Prince, Kraftwerk, Green Day and Leonard Cohen. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Cut ‘n’ Paste

    New York's MoMA opens a new exhibition on 10 July examining the link between collage, architectural practice and urban living. The show features a range of works drawn from the gallery's own collection, including pieces by Mies van der Rohe (pictured) and snip-and-stick experiments by artists, photographers and graphic designers. (Picture: MoMA)