Events

Events in England

There’s nothing quite like events in England. Where else can you take a dip in a hot tub after dancing the night away at a masquerade ball, sing along with rock stars while dressed as an octopus and catch up with famous writers and chefs in a glorious seaside setting. Film, food, music, comedy, street art, theatre, literature, vintage lifestyle and even worm charming are all checked off at English events and festivals. Want to keep it traditional? England invented the social season and the summer calendar of events in the UK is peppered with opera in gardens and major sporting fixtures including horse racing and rowing.

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Push the boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

Push the boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

Witness the world’s most diverse artists and performers from the risqué world of Burlesque.

Location: London, Greater London

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Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Discover why the twentieth century’s great writers and artists found their inspiration in the fishing town of St Ives.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

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Climb aboard the East Lancashire Railway for a 1940s festival

Climb aboard the East Lancashire Railway for a 1940s festival

Join the East Lancashire Railway to party like its 1949 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire where the blitz spirit is still going strong.27-29 May 2017.

Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire

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Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

This festival of indie, pop, electronic and alternative music is a travelling show, moving between three cities over three consecutive days.

Location: Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

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Celebrate Portsmouth’s cultural festivities

Celebrate Portsmouth’s cultural festivities

If you're a culture vulture then you'll absolutely love Portsmouth's annual festival of culture, arts and heritage, spread out over two weeks.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Gather your pieces-of-eight for some piratical fun

Gather your pieces-of-eight for some piratical fun

Landlubbers beware! Grab an eye-patch and a parrot and head to Brixham for an adventure on the high seas.

Location: Brixham, Devon

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Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

See Jimmy Carr, Al Murray and a bunch of alpacas at The Halifax Comedy Festival running from 21st - 29th October.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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Enjoy a city Christmas festival with a difference

Enjoy a city Christmas festival with a difference

Experience the timeless beauty of Durham City as you explore the traditional Durham Christmas festival this winter.

Location: Durham City, Durham

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Release your inner Wordsworth with Words by the Water Festival

Release your inner Wordsworth with Words by the Water Festival

Don’t miss this exciting literature event, a festival of words and ideas, set by the lake surrounded by the Lake District fells.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

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Challenge yourself to the Tresco Triathlon

Challenge yourself to the Tresco Triathlon

If you're a sporty type why not come and challenge the islanders in the Tresco Triathlon?

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Enter an underground Christmas Grotto

Enter an underground Christmas Grotto

Receive a gift from Father Christmas and follow the magical tale of Evie's Airplane as you explore Clearwell Caves.

Location: Clearwell Caves, Gloucestershire

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Prepare to be surprised at the UK’s most eccentric film festival

Prepare to be surprised at the UK’s most eccentric film festival

Flatpack is a film event like no other, fresh and innovative, which pops up in cultural venues across the whole of Birmingham every March.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Experience the Southampton Boat Show this autumn

Experience the Southampton Boat Show this autumn

This unique event is the biggest marine show in the south of England and it will be showcasing over 300 boats.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

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Dance the night away with musical legends at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Dance the night away with musical legends at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Swing into springtime in style at Cheltenham Jazz Festival (26 April – 1 May 2017), set in the cultural heart of the Cotswolds.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Meet your food heroes at the Big Eat Weekend

Meet your food heroes at the Big Eat Weekend

If you’ve got a taste for Thai or a craving for cupcakes, get down to the Big Eat Weekend and get your fill of Newcastle’s best street food.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Sing along to folk favourites at the Warwick Folk Festival

Sing along to folk favourites at the Warwick Folk Festival

For four days each summer Warwick is awash with the sights and sounds of folk music from all over the world.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

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Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

This is undoubtedly one of England's strangest sports, but its tradition dates back to the 17th-century.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Toe tapping & hip wiggling at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Toe tapping & hip wiggling at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

For 17 days during May, Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance creating a plethora of entertainment for all ages.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

This summer the streets, parks, bars and squares of Birmingham will be filled with melody as the city plays host to some fantastic music festivals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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