My Happy Place – *NEW SERIES*
Series starts Tuesday 12 July within ‘News Stream at’ 1300 BST / 1400 CET and within ‘International Desk’ at 1700 BST / 1800 CET
Launching in July, ‘My Happy Place’ is a new monthly series on CNN International which features personalities from the worlds of business, media, design and sport who reveal their favourite place or space, which helps give them peace of mind.
The first in the series features actor and filmmaker, Edward Norton (pictured), who introduces a place close to his heart as a conservationist: the ‘Campi ya Kanzi’ in Kenya.
Since visiting the safari lodge for the first time in 2000, Norton reveals to ‘My Happy Place’ the reasons why he’s returned every year since.
Led by a Massai community, Campi ya Kanzi only allow 16 people into the 340 thousand acre area at a time, allowing for virtual solitude alongside roaming elephants, giraffes and lions.
Friday 24 June at 1630 BST / 1730 CET and 2330 BST / 0030 CET
Saturday 25 June at 2030 BST / 2130 CET
Sunday 26 June at 0130 BST / 0230 CET
Tuesday 28 June at 1030 BST / 1130 CET
Wednesday 29 June at 0430 BST / 0530 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
In June, ‘The Circuit’ reflects on the first Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, before looking ahead to the rest of the European season, and the Austrian Grand Prix.
Away from the track, host Amanda Davies (pictured, right) takes in a cookery lesson from keen chef, Haas driver Romain Grosjean (pictured, left) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Grosjean speaks about his debut season with Haas, and reflects on his early point-scoring results in the first two races. Davies and Grosjean prepare an everyday meal for a Formula One driver, and discuss the dietary requirements of racing at the highest level.
‘The Circuit’ also meets famed circuit designer, Hermann Tilke. With 11 Tilke-designed tracks on the Formula One calendar this year, the designer explains what makes a good modern circuit, and reveals the challenges of constructing a racetrack in the heart of historical Baku.
‘The Circuit’ looks ahead to the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in the company of the nation’s greatest-ever driver and three-time World Champion, Niki Lauda.
Thursday 16 June at 0930 BST / 1030 CET
Friday 17 June at 0430 BST / 0530 CET
Saturday 18 June at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1630 BST / 1730 CET
Saturday 25 June at 1230 BST / 1330 CET
Sunday 26 June at 0530 BST / 0630 CET
Monday 27 June at 0400 BST / 0500 CET
CNN International's acclaimed cook-centric programme, ‘Culinary Journeys’ continues in June. The only chef in Scandinavia to be awarded three Michelin stars, Esben Holmboe Bang, takes CNN’s cameras on a voyage of discovery through the landscape and cuisine of Norway.
Scandinavia has become known the world over for leading a fine dining revolution, and Holmboe Bang is part of the culinary vanguard. Though born in Denmark, the chef has adopted Norway as his home, where he seeks to uncover and share flavours buried in the country’s forests and fjords.
Holmboe Bang’s restaurant in Oslo, Maaemo – meaning “Mother Earth” in old Norse – is a tribute to local organic produce where each plate is crafted to reflect the seasons.
As part of his culinary journey, Holmboe Bang travels from his kitchen in Oslo to Nordskot, a small fishing village 300 kilometres inside the Arctic Circle to explore Norway’s biggest treasure: the sea.
Under the midnight sun, he forages along the rugged coastline and dives for clams and urchins with fisherman Roderick Sloan, a key supplier to some of the world’s best restaurants. Holmboe Bang also learns more about the traditional preservation techniques which are essential to locals who endure the harsh winter months.
This journey culminates in a traditional meal with friends and family back in Oslo: a celebration of nature and the best of Norway’s culinary culture and hospitality.
Saturday 4 June at 1330 BST / 1430 CET
Sunday 5 June at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET
Wednesday 8 June at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 11 June at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET
Sunday 12 June at 1330 BST / 1430 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
CNN’s monthly programme for global stories around the world of art, design, fashion and luxury, ‘CNN Style’ continues in June.
Hosted by journalist and author, Derek Blasberg (pictured, left), the third episode of ‘CNN Style’ comes from the Eternal City, Rome.
Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani once dubbed the “Last Emperor”, and his partner Giancarlo Giametti have created a new version of the Opera “La Traviata” which takes to the stage at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The performance is directed by Academy Award winning director, Sofia Coppola and features costumes designed by Valentino’s Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.
‘CNN Style’ goes behind the scenes as the finishing touches are laid, and then take a front-row seat at the star-studded premiere.
The programme also meets a rising star in the world of contemporary art – Pietro Ruffo, and discovers the undying art of silk-production at the country’s oldest surviving workshop – whose fabrics have adorned an array of Renaissance Princes and even the Pope.
Host Blasberg enjoys a whirlwind tour of Rome’s iconic architectural landmarks on four wheels, with the flamboyant heir-apparent to the Fiat Group automotive empire, Lapo Elkann.
Wednesday 16 April at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET
‘Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta' is CNN's monthly programme which offers viewers a global look at the world of medicine, hosted by CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent. FULL POST
Part of CNN’s continued commitment to environmental programming, ‘Going Green: Ice and Fire’ is a special theme week which sees CNN’s ecological correspondent Philippe Cousteau explore the rugged and breathtaking landscape of Iceland. FULL POST
Wednesday 25 September at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET Saturday 28 September at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET Sunday 29 September at 1330 BST / 1430 CET Duration: 15 minutes
This month ‘Leading Women’ focuses on the chairwomen of two world-leading charitable organisations, whose humanitarian work has helped to improve lives of people around the world. FULL POST
The current scale and pace of urbanisation is unprecedented in human history – by 2050 it is estimated that 70 per cent of the world’s population will like in cities. Cities use three quarters of the world’s energy whilst also producing two thirds of the greenhouse gases. Pressure on services, infrastructure and resources is already massive and will only continue to grow. FULL POST
Starting Monday 24 June, ‘A Girl’s World’ will air in Connect the World at 2100 BST / 2200 CET; CNN Newsroom at 0600 BST / 0700 CET; CNN NewsCenter with Monita Rajpal at 1130 BST / 1230 CET
‘A Girl’s World’ is a distinctive new series chronicling the lives of seven girls in seven regions.
The programme offers an intimate look at the unique challenges and opportunities this generation of girls face on a daily basis, exploring education, culture, environment, community, faith and family through the eyes of 16-year-old girls.
Starting 24 June, ‘A Girl’s World’ introduces seven girls from Argentina, Germany, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey and the United States, all with untold – yet familiar – stories. FULL POST
In June CNN International premieres the critically-acclaimed film, ‘Girl Rising’.
‘Girl Rising’, filmed before the well-known girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, follows several girls across the globe as they pursue an education. Like Malala, these girls – who come from Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nepal, Peru and Sierra Leone – fight to overcome impossible odds to realise their dreams. FULL POST