Page 8 - European Calendar of Events and Festivals 2014
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Birmingham:Gay Pride various venues. Includes a parade, live music and entertainment, films, market stalls, community information and other activities Hampshire -Alresford :Grange Park Opera Festival,	16 - 20
and around 100 daytime events, including 17 literary talks performances: solo recitalists, symphony orchestras, dance and theatre Kew Gardens:Kew the Music (Formerly Summer Swing at Kew )Outdoor summer music festival.
Birmingham :International Jazz Festival Over 200 events at around 60 venues London:BBC Proms & Proms in The Park - Royal Albert Hall, and various venues, UK. Over 70 performances by world class orchestras.
Blenheim Palace:CLA Game Fair, claims to be the biggest countryside exhibition in the world, nearly 1,000 exhibitors Bristol: Harbour Festival Celebrates Bristol’s maritime heritage, lots of shows, concerts www.
Congham, Norfolk :The World Snail Racing Championships London Pride various venues. Celebration of sexual diversity includes the Pride parade, party, rally and cabaret events
Port of Plymouth:Regatta festival of competitive racing for all classes of yachts and dinghies. www. Brownsea, Poole :Open Air Theatre staging Shakespeare’s Henry IV
Tatton Park:RHS Flower Show Huntingdon :Secret Garden Party - quirky, eclectic, musical performances (reggae, rock, funk, hip hop). Storytelling, theatre, comedy and art installations, snail racing, rubber duck shooting and Space Hopper races.
Warwick:35th	Folk Festival, over 130 events including concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, a crafts and music fair . Whitstable:Oyster Festival Features food tastings, theatre, exhibitions, entertainment, music shows, walks and displays. www.whitstableoysterfestival. com London :Buckingham Palace The State Rooms open to the public Hickstead Show Ground, West Sussex :Longines Royal International Horse Show combines the excitement and spectacle of the best classes of horses and pony with the glamour and elegance of a summer fair.
Goodwood:Glorious Goodwood Horseracing at its best Cambridge:Folk Festival This year the line-up is full of classic acts from the genres and all manner of new starlets too.
18 - 27 Buckinghamshire Wormsley EstateGarsington	18 – 13
Epsom:Derby : with the Queen of course!!
Opera Home of the Getty family. A new Japanese- style Opera Pavilion has been built. Guests can dine or picnic between performances www.	18 – 20 London;The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition The worlds largest open contemporary art exhibition	18 - 20 showing a wide range of new work by living artists. Many exhibits for sale. Plymouth: La Solitaire du Figaro	The city hosts	19 this International sailing race Hampton Court:Palace Festival world famous	19 - 27 artists perform each year Althorp;House Literary Festival	20 – 28(tbc) Isle of Wight Festival established rock, pop – you name it! Suffolk Aldeburgh : 67th	Festival Of Music And The	23 – 08 Aug Arts Berkshire:Royal Ascot The world’s most famous race is steeped in history and is one of the highlights	23 – 27 of the British social calendar	24 – 27 London:Regents Park Taste of London Festival Foodies will love this open-air food festival Bakewell and the Peak District National Park L’Eroica Britannia, ‘The Great British Adventure’, celebrating heritage, well-being and local food and	24 – 27 drink, and the historic Tuscan bike tour dubbed ‘the most handsome bike race in the world ‘www.	26 – 01 Aug London: Greenwich+Docklands Festival A 10-day rollercoaster of theatre, dance and spectacle Cowes:Round the Island Race a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight	27 – 29 Sept City of London :Festival Concerts, performances and free events the City	29 – 03 Aug Wimbledon:Lawn Tennis Championship www. Hucknall, Nottingham Byron Festival, at places associated with the romantic poet and celebrates the life and works in the town that he was buried	29 -02Aug London:Pride Parade	31 – 03 Aug
Henley: Royal Regatta Running since 1839, and has grown from a local event into one of the biggest	AUGUST meetings in International rowing Cheltenham:Music Festival Celebrates inspiring classical music.	02 – 09 Frome:Festival 200 events this is the biggest yet, with top names in music and comedy,	02 – 28 Sept London:Buckingham Palace - Summer opening classical concerts and recitals, workshops, www.	07 - 10 London Hyde Park: Barclaycard British Summer Time an exciting programme of music and entertainment eg McBusted and Neil Young & Crazy Horse Stratford upon Avon:River Festival A packed	12 – 16 programme of events both on and off the river at this unique free event, admire over 100 decorated narrow boats, feast on global foods, Charity	22 - 24 village, craft market, bands and performers. www.	23 - 25 Oxford:Alice’s Day More than 20 historic locations used to celebrate the first telling, in Oxford, of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland	23- 25 Tour de France 2014, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The Mall Hampton Court Palace: RHS Flower Show www. Henley:Festival Of Music & The Arts - floating stage	24 – 25 performances of jazz, classical and operatic acts, firework displays, as well as visual arts, comedy and	28 – 09 Sept street theatre.	29 – 09 Nov Harrogate:International Festival. world music, street theatre, comedy and classical Swanage, Dorset :Jazz Festival offers the jazz enthusiast a range of styles, from New Orleans,	SEPTEMBER
London:Houses of Parliament opens to the public The Solent:Cowes Week – Yacht heaven! www. Bristol:International Balloon Fiesta Over 400 balloons in daily mass balloon ascents, over 200 trade stands, fireworks displays, music acts and children’s entertainment. www.bristolballoonfiesta. London Olympia:The Great British Beer Festival Over 700 real ales from around the world www.gbbf. Reading:Festival Final major event on the UK summer festival circuit Portsmouth:International Kite Festival Southsea Common display of large kites with notable kite fliers, live music, arts and crafts. : www. Herstmonceux Castle:England’s Medieval Festival of the middle ages with jousting, 2000 strong battle re-enactment, fire-eaters, falconry, strolling minstrels, craft stalls. www. London:Notting Hill Carnival West London multi- cultural fiesta. Falmouth-Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014 Blackpool:The Blackpool Illuminations – Britain’s most popular attraction is switched on	www.
Dixieland and swing to bebop, postbop and	01 - 30 contemporary Buxton Festival:Buxton Opera House. Seven operas
London:The Mayor’s Thames Festival Between Westminster and Tower Bridges high-profile, cutting- edge arts events on the river, including a riverside
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