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The battle is regarded as one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s (1769- 1821) greatest victories29 - 30Horsens : Medieval Festival representing all aspects of medieval society with arts, crafts, music and customs www.middelalderfestival.dkDECEMBER	SEPTEMBERPrague – Christmas Market markets.orgDenmarkCopenhagen : Golden Days Festival to enlighten, entertain and engage everyone in the city’s history.2014	will explore World War I and some of the cultural movements that followed such as the idolization of youth Copenhagen : Blues Festival an abundance of great international and homegrown blues music spread out over the various clubs and venues in the city. www. copenhagenbluesfestival.dkMix Copenhagen The festival formerly known as Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the worldRoyal Copenhagen’s Christmas Tables The Christmas tables at Royal Copenhagen are set by new artists each year, and the exhibition has become one of the most popular Christmas events Copenhagen : Christmas Markets in Tivoli Gardens with beautiful light decorations and wooden stalls selling Christmas items. Also Nyhavn is a canal with beautiful old and historic houses Stalls and decorations are set up along the water, offering traditional Danish Christmas specialties such as æbleskiver (danish donuts/pancakes) and gløgg (mulled red wine). de France Cultural Festival www. of Parliament opens to the public check web for dates London:Virgin London Marathon www. virginlondonmarathon.comHarrogate:Flower Show billed as one of	the best spring flower show in Europe Over 400 bands play in over 30 venues. Includes conference and The John Peel World Cup. Brighton:Festival comedy, music, arts, film, dance, theatre performances and workshops. Held in over 240 Stilton:Cheese Rolling Championship. Hundreds of villagers and visitors watch the teams battling for the honour of being called the champion www. stilton.orgBadminton:Horse Trials The first of the great three- day events, Malvern :RHS Spring Gardening Show www.rhs. org.ukNorfolk & Norwich Festival is the international arts festival of the East of England, featuring the very best in world-class performance, with music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts as well as hosting free outdoor events throughout the region. Stadium:Emirates Airline London Sevens Rugby Cornwall: Fowey Festival of Words and Music (Previously known as The Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature London:Covent Garden 18th May Fayre & Puppet Festival St Paul’s Church Garden, Showcase for Punch and Judy puppetry.London:Regents Park Open Air Theatres a magical setting for a programme of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as a classic musical. Bath: International Music festival World-class concerts and performances.Wembley Stadium:The FA Cup Final Biggest event in the football year Lewes:Glyndebourne Festival Opera Glyndebourne Opera House. Features world premieres, new productions and revivals. London: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Undoubtedly unique and undeniably wonderful, Windsor Great Park:The Cartier Queen’s Cup THE polo to watch Bath:International Music Festival Eclectic line-up of classical, world, folk, contemporary and jazz music.APRILTo end Aug05 - 2124 - 28Klampenborg-Bakken : The world’s oldest amusement park and one of Europe’s most	OCTOBER popular. www.bakken.03 – 12 the world’s oldest	NOVEMBER10 - 2328 – 05 29MAY06 – 10 17 - 1918 – 24JUNESeptMayCopenhagen : Tivoli Gardens: One ofamusement Parks that gave Walt Disney the idea for Disneyland www.tivoli.dkRibe - Viking Market Hundreds of Vikings, craftsmen, traders, warriors, archers, riders, entertainers etc. will invade Ribe VikingCenter Copenhagen - World Half Marathon Championships The unique mix of the world’s best elite runners and 25.000 recreational runners creates a world class adventureCopenhagen - Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Copenhagen Carnival - Lots of fun with music, workshops, performances and evening	parades with 120 bands on 8 different stages www.	APRIL Aalborg Carnival - 25,000 people joining the GrandTo 06 July04 - 08 June 06 – 0913 24 – 2713 – 15 28 - 06JULY04 - 13 21 - 23 26 – 27July03 0507 08 0910 1012 1516 17 1720 20 22- 25– 11 – 11 - 25– 11 - 17- 13 – 26- 24AUGUST02 – 05 18 – 2422 – 3126 -31 28 - 07 Sept- 24 – 15 June - 02 JunedkParade. This year’s theme is “Trendy Times”.Copenhagen : Distortion Crazy annual street party 101+ venues. Free of charge Copenhagen Medieval Market brings you back to the time of knights, Vikings and deadly swordplay	MAYwith more than a thousand actors. Experience the “Battle of the Nations” (the Historical Medieval Battle World Championship) and go shopping medieval-style at the market with 160 stalls. - NorthSide Festival The rock/pop music festival offers a wide array of Danish and international artists Roskilde: Festival Annual music festival with performances from some of the best rock stars in the world www.roskilde-festival.dkCopenhagen : Jazz Festival One of the largest and most respected music events of its kind in Europe with over 250,000 guests World Santa Claus Congress Annual event practiced in Denmark for the last 55 years www. - Moesgård Viking MootClose to 800 real Vikings gather to recreate the festive market held in the early days of the city of Aarhus. The market offers stalls with interesting articles, craftsmen producing Viking items, archery and many other different activities. The highlights of the Viking Moot are the battles of Viking warriors and the shows performed by fierce horsemen.Esbjerg - Tall Ships Races almost 100 of the biggest and most beautiful sailing ships attend Odense - Hans Christian Andersen Festivals over 270 events offers fairy tales, imagination and adventure for kids of all ages.Copenhagen Cooking one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe. The festival profiles Danish gastronomy and the New Nordic Cuisine with more than 150 events Copenhagen : Pride Celebrating Denmark’s gay and lesbian community Aarhus: Festival Week This week-long extravaganza brings world-class opera, ballet, theatre, music and much more to the city centre.www.aarhusfestival. com01 - 0315 – 31 Dec 15 – 22 DecEnglandSeptAugYou can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at Events

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