England’s 2022 Summertime News

May 2022: As England gets set to host landmark celebrations, major sporting events and immersive experiences galore, summer 2022 is tipped to be one to remember. Here are some of our summertime highlights, including the launch of new attractions, accommodation, festivals, trails and ground-breaking exhibitions all across the country.

 

New attractions

 

The Gunpowder Plot at Tower Vaults

20 May 2022

Journey back in time and witness London as it was in 1605 with The Gunpowder Plot immersive experience at the UNESCO World Heritage Tower Vaults, located alongside The Tower of London. Using a combination of live theatre and the latest digital technology, audiences will be transported into the heart of the Guy Fawkes story in which they are the protagonist. Making use of hi-tech headsets, the 90-minute show uses actors, special effects and VR to recreate the scene.

www.gunpowderimmersive.com

 

ABBA Voyage at ABBA Arena, London

27 May 2022 – May 2025
Be wowed as Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid bring ABBA Voyage to London. For the first time in 40 years, ABBA are back with a revolutionary new concert at the purpose-built ABBA Arena; a state-of-the-art 3,000-capacity arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The concert is set to be performed digitally with a 10-piece band and virtual versions of ABBA, which have been created by an 850-person team at George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic.

www.abbavoyage.com

 

Miserden estate launches new nature-inspired experiences, the Cotswolds

28 May 2022

Just in time for summer, one of the Cotswolds’ best kept secrets, Miserden estate, launches a brand-new programme of experiences inspired by nature and its rich woodland heritage. A new café, workshop space, craft and garden shop and nature walk trail form the new heart of the estate, providing the ideal base to explore the stunning 17th century walled garden and 850 acres of expansive woodland, farmland and lakes. The Glasshouse Café, friendly to muddy boots and dogs, will offer freshly prepared lunches and refreshments, as well as Woodland and Garden Afternoon Tea experiences. Workshop sessions available in the ‘Peach House’ glasshouse include wood carving, jewellery making, pottery, floristry, metal work, foraging and cookery classes, using the surrounding area for inspiration and raw materials. The estate is also committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Using biomass boilers for heat and hot water and sustainable woodland thinning for timber, Miserden estate provides heat and hot water for all properties in the local village.

www.miserden.org

 

The First Light Pavilion, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

4 June 2022

Jodrell Bank, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will welcome the First Light Pavilion in June, set to become a major new UK visitor attraction. The stunning new building is at the heart of the £21.5m First Light Project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which aims to open up the inspirational history of Jodrell Bank by engaging visitors with the fantastic stories of its pioneering scientists and their ground-breaking feats of science and engineering. Expect to explore the depths of space in an immersive planetarium experience, and discover new ideas in the exhibition space.
www.jodrellbank.net

 

Peaky Blinder’s: The Rise, London

24 June 2022

Tommy and the Shelby family are inviting visitors back to the 1920s to join one of their notorious family meetings, with the agenda of taking over the city. Headquartered in Camden Town’s purpose-built Garrison Pub, this 360-degree immersive theatre experience based on the BBC gangster series will take groups to multiple venues and across a variety of storylines, from meeting the families’ associates and enemies to visiting the infamous Eden Club. The show will follow the rise and the fall of the family and catapult the audience into the heart of the story with live actors and 20s décor.

www.immersivepeakyblinders.com

 

Wake The Tiger, Bristol

July 2022

The team behind the immersive Boomtown festival will launch the world’s first Amazement Park® this summer in Bristol. Wake The Tiger is a collaboration of over 100 artists, including storytellers, poets, scenic artists, robotics experts, fabricators, costume makers, architects, videographers and prop makers, bringing to life this new interactive experience in the city’s St Philips neighbourhood. A hybrid of an art gallery, theme park and film set, the park’s psychedelic twists will lead visitors through different environments, from passageways, to hidden forests and even an ice cave. Wake The Tiger encourages audiences to delve into their imagination and discover spiritual and scientific teachings inspiring the emergence of a better world.

www.wakethetiger.com

 

Castlefield Viaduct, Manchester

July 2022

After being out of use for 50 years, the Grade II listed Castlefield Viaduct is being turned into a High Line-inspired urban park. Built in 1892, this summer the Castlefield Viaduct will open as a temporary National Trust park to test ideas for its long-term future, with first plans for the 400m long raised walkway including it being lined with flowers, trees and seating areas. Castlefield Viaduct is set to be England’s equivalent of New York’s High Line park in the sky, an urban green space which tourists and locals equally love.  

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castlefield-viaduct

 

Reopening Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham
Early summer 2022

Brewhouse Yard has been part of Nottingham’s changing story and important cloth trades for hundreds of years, affecting the lives of many of the city’s different communities. Generations of textile makers have lived and worked here, from the Wildboare dyers to the laceworker Websters. Brewhouse Yard began as cave dwellings and these still exist today. From medieval maltings and tanneries to World War II air raid shelters, you can discover the tales and stories buried deep in the sandstone.

www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk/the-castle/brewhouse-yard-stories   

 

Shakespeare North, Liverpool

July 2022

Shakespeare North will celebrate the Elizabethan heritage of Merseyside with the launch of a replica Shakespearean theatre in Prescot – which was home to the only purpose-built Elizabethan playhouse outside of London over 400 years ago. The 350-seat Shakespeare North Playhouse will be a faithful, candlelit replica, built inside a modern shell. It will also include classrooms and an exhibition area. An opening ceremony for the community is planned for 15-16 July.

www.shakespearenorthplayhouse.co.uk

 

Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth

Summer 2022

A new £26m water and leisure centre is set to open on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile in the summer of 2022. The glass-fronted Marina Centre will have a beach view café, and bring a year-round boost to the coastal resort. Facilities include a six-lane 25m pool with full disabled access, a confidence water area and learner pool with moveable floor, aqua fun with two water flumes and a splash pad, 100-station health and fitness gym, a four-court multi-purpose sports hall, and an indoor climbing zone for all ages.

www.marinalc.co.uk

 

Canal cruises through a World Heritage Site, Derbyshire

July 2022

After delays caused by the pandemic, Sandiacre Canal Trust’s plans to bring boat trips to the River Derwent in Derby finally look set to launch in July 2022. The fully accessible, electrically powered leisure cruiser will offer scenic tours along the River Derwent from the city to Darley Abbey Mills. Stretching 15 miles along the river valley from Derby to Matlock Bath, the World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes, with one of the site’s most significant buildings being The Silk Mill, now home to the Museum of Making, which opened last year.

www.visitderby.co.uk

 

The Cleveland Pools, Bath

August 2022

The Cleveland Pools, Britain’s oldest lido and the country’s only surviving Georgian lido, is set to open once again in the summer of 2022. After a 17-year campaign to save the 200-plus-year-old Pools, the charity received a £6.1m grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to bring the heritage site back into use as a community pool. Restoration has started to make the facility fit for use, with plans to create a unique open-air public swimming pool, with the energy for heating the water coming from heat pumps in the adjacent river.

www.clevelandpools.org.uk

 

The Intelligence Factory, Bletchley Park

Opened 28 April 2022

A brand-new exhibition and the largest in Bletchley Park to date, The Intelligence Factory has just opened to visitors uncovering stories of the war time operations. As one of the UK’s most important museums and heritage sights, Bletchley Park was once home to World War II codebreakers, with 75% of staff being women. The Intelligence Factory will allow visitors to be able to step inside Block A, a historic, newly restored building at the heart of the site, with objects, war time machinery, intelligence-management techniques and human stories uncovering the wartime operations of the site from 1942 to 1945.

www.bletchleypark.org.uk

 

The Children’s Country House, Derbyshire

Museum and Gardens opened 7 May 2022 (weekends and school holidays only); Hall opening late 2022

A first of its kind, the Children’s Country House at Sudbury Hall has been created with 100 children ‘ambassadors’ and experts to create a brand-new experience for children to explore, learn and be part of conserving history. Families will be able to visit and experience history in a way suitable for them, such as moving model ships around on a specially commissioned map carpet, reading in the library in child-sized nooks, or dressing up and taking part in a song and dance as the original Vernon family would have once too. Pre-booking required.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-childrens-country-house-at-sudbury

 

Archway Project: World Heritage Centre, Bath

Opened 9 May 2022

The new Bath World Heritage Centre, located in the heart of the city centre, offers free access for all. Filled with imaginative interpretation the attraction will show people why Bath is so special and inspire and equip them with the information they need to go out and explore the amazing World Heritage City of Bath. The creation of the new World Heritage Centre, along with the new Clore Learning Centre (also opened Spring 2022), are together known as the Archway Project, which is converting the former Victorian spa buildings close to the Roman Baths and unlocking previously unseen areas of the Roman Baths themselves – including a Roman sauna.

www.bathworldheritage.org.uk/worldheritagecentre; www.romanbaths.co.uk/archway

 

The Reel Store, Coventry

13 May 2022

Coventry City of Culture Trust has launched the UK’s first permanent immersive digital art gallery, The Reel Store, becoming a permanent new visitor attraction in the heart of the city. Following on from the huge popularity of immersive art spaces around the world, the space features innovative experiential art commissions and will be a prominent feature of the City of Culture programme in summer 2022. The Reel Store is located in the former home of the Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper, a distinctive post-war building in the heart of the city. The main 800m2 exhibition space houses a large projection mapping canvas with multiple high-quality video projectors and an immersive sound system.

www.coventry2021.co.uk/explore/the-reel-store

 

New events and exhibitions

 

Birmingham 2022 Festival

Now – September 2022

A six-month festival shining a global spotlight on creativity in the West Midlands as Birmingham gets set to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Running from March to September 2022, the festival features hundreds of creative commissions across the region featuring art, photography, dance, theatre, digital art and more. Key events include an uplifting free musical concert, To The Streets, being performed in parks across the West Midlands (19 – 28 August), the inclusive Healing Gardens of Bab events and installations popping up at locations across Birmingham (27 June – 17 July) and PoliNations, an immersive forest filled with real and architectural trees located in the heart of Birmingham (2 – 18 September).

www.birmingham2022.com/festival

 

Dreamachine, Woolwich Public Market, London

Now – 24 July 2022

Dreamachine is inspired by an extraordinary 1959 invention by artist Brion Gysin, described as the ‘first artwork to be experienced with your eyes closed’. A seated, multisensory experience, the 21st Century Dreamachine has been created by a team of leading minds in architecture, technology, music, neuroscience, and philosophy, including Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble and Grammy-nominated composer Jon Hopkins. Like a modern kind of campfire, you’ll share your Dreamachine journey with a group of up to 32 people at a time. You’ll be able to experience the Dreamachine immersive lightscape with 360-degree spatial sound in Woolwich Public Market in London’s Greenwich this summer. After your experience, you’ll be invited to reflect on what you saw, what you heard and how you felt – by yourself, or with others.

Dreamachine is part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK. Free tickets are now available here.

www.dreamachine.world

 

Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival

Now – 5 June 2022

The new Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival will celebrate the great outdoors, taking place across a host of locations and showcasing everything the Lincolnshire Wolds has to offer. As well as featuring traditional outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling and horse riding, it will now include more activities, from fishing to yoga, and golf to water sports.

www.woldsoutdoorfestival.com

 

Green Space Dark Skies, Nationwide

Now – September 2022

Green Space Dark Skies is a series of mass countryside gatherings inviting up to 20,000 to experience beautiful landscapes across the UK at dusk, from now until September 2022. Anyone is welcome to sign up to the events, which celebrate nature, our responsibility to protect it and everyone’s right to explore the countryside. Using low impact lights, participants – known as ‘lumenators’ – will create magical, memorable moments outdoors at National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In England, Green Space Dark Skies events will take place in Dartmoor National Park (21 May), Exmoor National Park in Devon and Somerset (28 May), Dorset AONB (11 June), Broads National Park in Norfolk and Suffolk (15 June) and the Chilterns AONB (15 July).

Green Space Dark Skies is part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.

www.greenspacedarkskies.uk

 

Food Forever, Kew Gardens, London and Nourish, Wakehurst, Sussex

21 May – 18 September 2022 and 8 July – 18 September 2022

Celebrate all things food and how it affects our planet at Kew Gardens this summer with a variety of new immersive installations, a new trail garden, talks, films, and after-hours events. Food Forever is inviting visitors to step into the future of food to discover how combating climate change and biodiversity loss can secure a sustainable future for food. As part of the Food Forever schedule, there will be the Pip and Pop fantasy food scape art installation until the 5th March 2023 by the award-winning Aussie artist Tanya Schultz. Meanwhile, in Wakehurst, Sussex visitors can experience Kew’s wild botanic gardens this summer with five new installations inspired by the future of plants and food and the nourishment of the mind and body. There will be a host of activities as part of the schedule, from interactive workshops to special evening events, each taking inspiration from Kew’s world-leading science projects around the world. Discover each installation in the wild restorative landscapes and feel something new, whether it’s the 24-ft high sculpture controlled by rainfall or the giant fungi network.

www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/food-forever; www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-on/nourish

 

Thomas Hardy Exhibitions, Wessex museums

28 May 2022 – 30 October 2022

Take a rare look at the life and literature of Victorian novelist and poet Thomas Hardy in the largest collection of Hardy objects ever displayed at one time. This brand-new exhibition will be across four venues, The Salisbury, Wiltshire, Poole, and Dorset Museums. The story will be retold in exciting new ways by the museum collections, from period costumes to personal letters, and art to archaeology. Self-guided tours or tailored guided tours will also be available.

www.wessexmuseums/thomas-hardy-exhibition

 

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, World Museum, Liverpool

27 May – 30 October 2022

A world premiere exhibition will explore the science within the universe of Doctor Who. The immersive experience will take you from epic monsters to costumes and props, science will be brought to life with some of the Doctor’s many adventures and encounters through space and time. Visitors can engage with original artefacts, sets and much more – a must-see for any fan of Doctor Who and science enthusiasts too.

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/doctorwho 

 

Superbloom, Tower of London

1 June – 18 September 2022

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the Tower of London, where a spectacular, colourful, vibrant field of flowers will fill the Tower’s moat. Once the jaunt of royals and home to the crown jewels, the specially commissioned installation has been designed to attract pollinators. ‘Superbloom’ will bring a spectacular, ever-changing, natural beauty to the urban space and introduce a new biodiverse habitat for wildlife. 

www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/whats-on/superbloom-at-the-tower-of-london

 

Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux, Liverpool

2 – 5 June 2022

For four days in June across the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend, Liverpool comes alive with a brand-new festival. Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux is set to be the most delicious weekend of the year, celebrating Liverpool’s food and drink heritage and its vibrant reputation as a hospitality hotspot. The city will become an immersive food destination with takeovers by leading restauranteurs and chefs, cookery demonstrations, food inspired cultural events and many venues offering special festival menus and an array of beautiful Bordeaux wines.

www.visitliverpool.com/tasteliverpool 

 

Live at Leeds in the Park, Temple Newsam, Leeds

4 June 2022

Traditionally, Live at Leeds in the city takes place every October, and 2022 is not an exception, however a brand-new outdoor event will arrive in Temple Newsam for one day in the summer sun. Live at Leeds in the Park will bring independent venues and an array of local musical talent together, but this time in the midst of summer and in the beautiful grounds of Temple Newsam. Some exciting acts have already been confirmed to attend the outdoor event such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Nothing but Thieves and Arlo Parks, with more acts set to be announced in the lead up to the event.

www.liveatleeds.com

 

Retro Americana Festival, Cheltenham

24 – 26 June 2022

Celebrating 80 years since American GIs used Pittville Pump Room as a military base, the first Retro American Festival in Cheltenham is a winning experience for fans of retro USA who’d like to be transported back in time to the 1940s and 50s America. Expect vintage fashion, dancing, live music and classic American cars.

www.pittvillepumproom.org.uk/retro-americana-festival

 

SEE MONSTER, Weston-Super-Mare

9 July – 9 September 2022

SEE MONSTER is a retired rig from the North Sea, reimagined in Weston-Super-Mare to celebrate the great British weather from this iconic seaside town. The offshore platform will be transformed into a huge installation that harnesses energy from the natural elements and reborn at shore in the Tropicana, a former 1930s lido. As a pioneer towards a greener future, SEE MONSTER will explore the concept of inherited structures, be those physical, social, or environmental and will showcase a range of new renewable technologies.

SEE MONSTER is part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK. Free tickets will be available here.

www.seemonster.co.uk

 

Park Fair, Oxfordshire

18 – 21 August 2022

Launching in August, Park Fair is a four-day event in the Oxfordshire countryside which reimagines the classic country fair. Guests can expect a festival atmosphere, thanks to roaming musicians, classic fairground rides, and a schedule of interactive workshops for children and adults. Alongside this, shop from a curated collection of independent artisans, fashion and lifestyle brands all selected for their style, quality and sustainability. The VIP lounge will be stocked by Laurent Perrier who will be topping up the Champagne saucers and local favourites Quince & Clover will be offering a seasonal dining menu throughout the weekend.

www.parkfair.uk

 

PoliNations, Victoria Square, Birmingham

2 – 18 September 2022

An immersive forest filled with real and architectural trees will turn a patch in the heart of Birmingham into an oasis of plants, grasses and flowers. It’s a celebration of colour, beauty and natural diversity that tells stories of journeys, movement, dispersal and new roots. Up in the sky giant architectural trees will drink rainwater captured in the canopy, while down on the ground, there’ll be music, spoken word, tours, light shows, design workshops and multi-sensory experiences. Once PoliNations has closed, the remaining plants and saplings will be distributed into the community, contributing to the growth and development of Birmingham’s green spaces.

PoliNations is part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK and also presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival.

www.polinations.com

 

New trails

 

The Hares of Hampshire, Southampton and Winchester

16 June – 25 August 2022

A brand-new free family trail of Hares and their young leverets will be hopping into Hampshire for 10 weeks this summer, aiming to bring streets, parks and public spaces to life. The art installations will celebrate the history and culture of Hampshire, and pop up in 30 locations in the two cities creating a fun trail and tour of the areas. The Wild in Art event has been created by The Murray Parish Trust; a charity dedicated to improving paediatric emergency medicine across the South of England, and each sculpture will be part of a farewell event before being auctioned with all funds going to the Trust.

www.haresofhampshire.co.uk

 

Puffins Galore, East Yorkshire

July 2022

A trail of 40 colourful giant puffin sculptures is set to celebrate East Yorkshire’s role as a ‘puffin paradise’, thanks to its dramatic cliffside breeding sites. The Flamborough Headland, and the towering Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve, are among the best places in the UK to see puffins from land – and already a major draw for visitors during the breeding season. Now visitors will be able to celebrate one of the world's favourite birds on a new public art trail, ‘Puffins Galore!’, due to launch summer 2022.

www.visiteastyorkshire.co.uk

 

Follow that Duck art trail, East Sussex

Summer 2022

For a unique summer experience follow the art trail of five-foot-tall rubber duck sculptures decorated by artists is coming to the Sussex coast from Hastings to Bexhill. In partnership with Wild in Art, St Michael’s Hospice is hoping to encourage communities to get outside, get active and engage with nature as they search for the 30 sculptures, which will each host a wellbeing activity throughout the summer.

www.followthatduck.co.uk

 

Anniversary celebrations

 

1900th Anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall, Northern England

Throughout 2022

As part of the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall, there will be a programme of hundreds of events taking place in celebration throughout 2022, delivered across the length of the Hadrian’s Wall Frontiers. The 1900 Festival will commemorate 1900 years of history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site recognised locally, nationally, and internationally, as a cultural and historical asset of Outstanding Universal Value to humanity. The celebration aims to provide opportunities for everyone to celebrate and find their connection to the historic site whether it be Roman history, dark skies, the natural environment, cultural diversity, food, music, the arts and more. Events taking place this summer include the family-friendly Hail Hadrian Roman re-enactment weekend at Chester’s Roman Fort (23 – 24 July), the Summer Explorer Quest at Birdoswald Roman Fort (23 July – 4 September) and the Roman Festival at Senhouse Roman Museum (23 July – 29 August).

www.1900.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk

 

1,000th anniversary of the Abbey of St Edmund, Suffolk

Throughout 2022

Originally planned for May to November 2020, the anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund by King Canute in 1020 will be celebrated instead from St Edmund’s Day on 20 November 2021 through to 20 November 2022. St Edmund, the first Patron Saint of England and King of East Anglia, was enshrined in this site in 903 – hence the name of the town that was built around it: Bury St Edmunds. The shrine became one of the most famous and wealthy pilgrimage locations in England. The Abbey is also known for its links to the Magna Carta. As well as pilgrimages by groups of walkers and processions of Benedictine monks and nuns, planned events include: an Abbey 1000 sculpture exhibition (1 May to 30 November), featuring a different sculpture each month, starting with a giant 7ft 6ins-tall monk made from steel; the new Abbey 1000 Heritage Trail around the town centre (21 May – 20 November); and an exhibition of seven manuscripts from the Abbey Scriptorium, reunited for the first time in their place of origin since 1539 (2 May – 9 June). It culminates with the St Edmund’s Day Finale and Spectacle of Light, with images of illuminated manuscripts from the Abbey projected onto historic buildings plus a light trail through the Abbey ruins (17 – 20 November).

www.abbeyofstedmund1000.co.uk

 

950th anniversary of Lincoln Cathedral

Throughout 2022

Construction began on Lincoln Cathedral – now regarded as one of Europe’s finest gothic buildings – in 1072 when William the Conqueror commissioned the first Bishop of Lincoln to lay the foundations for Lincoln Cathedral, once the tallest building in the world. And in August 2022, Lincoln Cathedral Flower Festival returns with the theme of ‘Vision’ to celebrate that 950th anniversary, while a new visitor centre is also expected to open in 2022 showcasing some of the Cathedral’s many treasures.

www.lincolncathedral.com

 

125th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

26 May 2022

This spring marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the original Gothic novel, Dracula. Fans will be able to visit the bloodthirsty Count’s haunt of Whitby, with summer events including a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest gathering of people dressed as Vampires (26 May 2022), a spectacular Dracula! live show at Whitby Abbey (every weekend from 23 July to 21 August) and spooky Paranormal Investigations Nights at 9 Marine Parade (first Saturday of each month).

www.visitwhitby.com/blog/dracula-and-whitby

 

BALTIC 20th anniversary, Newcastle

July 2022 and last celebrations 16 – 17 July 2022

This summer, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art will celebrate its 20th anniversary since opening in July 2002. On the South Bank of the River Tyne, BALTIC has welcomed more than 8 million visitors to experience free art, experiences and performances, and to mark the anniversary, the centre has teamed up with Travelling Gallery, Scotland on a new exhibition which will travel to communities across North East England. Catch the end of the on the go exhibition on the weekend of the 16 and 17 July as the bus parks up outside the gallery.

www.baltic.art/whats-on/exhibitions/baltic-travelling-gallery-whats-for-tea

 

Brighton Pride’s 30th Anniversary, Brighton

5 – 7 August 2022

Brighton Pride celebrates its (delayed) 30th year in 2022, widely acknowledged as the best LGBTQ+ event in the country. One of the highlights of the Brighton & Hove calendar, it is set to be a weekend full of celebration. With over 300,000 people pouring out onto the city’s streets, the all-singing, all-dancing carnival of colour will make its way from the Hove Lawns to the main Pride festival site, where FABULOSO in the Park will host main stage artists as well as popular favourite attractions, including Cabaret Tents, Queer Town, the QTIPoC stage, dance tents and a host of new, diverse and immersive experiences.

www.brighton-pride.org

 

A summer of sport

 

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, England

6 – 31 July 2022

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 will be welcomed to Greater Manchester for the opening ceremony of the 13th Championship. Matches will be played across England including stadiums in Greater Manchester, Brighton, London, and Sheffield. The final will kick off in Wembley Stadium. Excitement is building for the tournament which will see England’s Lionesses joining 15 other nations, playing 31 matches at venues across the country.

www.thefa.com/competitions/uefa-womens-euro-2022

 

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham

28 July – 8 August 2022

Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. First held in 1930, the 2022 games will bring people together from across Birmingham and the region. The games will include 11 days of swimming and diving, eight days of cricket, eight days of gymnastics, and seven days of athletics including the marathon.

www.birmingham2022.com

 

Hot beds - where to stay

 

YHA at the Eden Project, Cornwall

29 April 2022

YHA will be opening new glamping accommodation at the Eden Project this summer with options including retro-feel airstreams, bell tents and land pods, as well as a dedicated wild pitch camping field during the attraction’s popular Eden Sessions shows. The site will be in a central location at the Eden Project, next to woodlands and trails and a short walk from the famous biomes. The premium bell tents will offer integrated wood burners, eco-friendly solar lighting bedside tables, and a BBQ firepit.  The aluminium travel trailer airstreams sleep between two to three people and offer a unique, retro feel glamping experience. All glamping offerings include beds and bedding, while catering facilities on site will be offering breakfast and a light snack menu.

www.edenproject.com/media-relations/yha-announces-new-accommodation-offe...

 

Art’otel at Battersea Power Station, London
Late Summer 2022

Located in one of the new Foster + Partners-designed buildings around historic Battersea Power Station, this 167-bedroom luxury lifestyle hotel will have a rooftop pool and a bar overlooking the iconic chimneys. Guests will be welcomed by a public gallery creative space with a rotating calendar of exhibitions, as well as cultural and artistic events that support both established and up-and-coming artists.

www.artotellondonbattersea.com

 

Boys Hall, Kent

Summer 2022

A beautiful 17th century, family owned country house in the heart of Kent is being restored and refurbished ahead of opening in the summer time. On completion, Boys Hall will feature 10 uniquely designed bedrooms, a kitchen garden as well as a 70-cover restaurant. The manor house will also be surrounded by beautifully lush gardens with herbaceous borders and planters galore.

www.boys-hall.com

 

 

 

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