Page 9 - European Calendar of Events and Festivals 2014
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England 23 – 26	Wentworth: BMW PGA Championship, Thebeginning of the championship golf season inmainland Britain, and a must for golf enthusiasts 23 – 08 June Bath:Fringe Festival - various venues. Over 20010– 24 11 – 1311 -27street theatre. 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, Dixieland and swing to bebop, postbop and contemporary Buxton Festival:Buxton Opera House. Seven operas 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., Norfolk :The World Snail Racing Championships London Pride various venues. Celebration of sexual diversity includes the Pride parade, party, rally and cabaret events .www.pridelondon.orgPort 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 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. www.secretgardenparty.comWarwick: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 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. of Parliament opens to the public The Solent:Cowes Week – Yacht heaven! www. - 2530 – 09 JulyJUNE06 – 07 06 – 12 Jul09 – 18 Aug11 – 15 11 - 2512 -14 12 -1513 - 29 17 – 2119 - 22 20 – 2220 – 28 21 23 – 26 23 - 06 July 28 – 06 Jul28JULY02 – 0602 – 13 04 – 1304 – 13 05 - 060607 08 - 13 09 - 13performances including music, visual arts, street arts and outdoor performances alongside children’s events. 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, : with the Queen of course!! Buckinghamshire Wormsley EstateGarsington Opera Home of the Getty family. A new Japanese- style Opera Pavilion has been built. Guests can dine or picnic between performances www. garsingtonopera.orgLondon;The Royal Academy Summer ExhibitionThe worlds largest open contemporary art exhibition showing a wide range of new work by living artists. Many exhibits for sale. Plymouth: La Solitaire du Figaro	The city hosts this International sailing raceHampton Court:Palace Festival world famous artists perform each year Althorp;House Literary Festival Isle of Wight Festival established rock, pop – you name it! www.isleofwightfestival.comSuffolk Aldeburgh : 67th	Festival Of Music And The Arts Berkshire:Royal Ascot The world’s most famous race is steeped in history and is one of the highlights of the British social calendarLondon:Regents Park Taste of London FestivalFoodies will love this open-air food festivalBakewell and the Peak District National Park L’Eroica Britannia, ‘The Great British Adventure’, celebrating heritage, well-being and local food and drink, and the historic Tuscan bike tour dubbed ‘the most handsome bike race in the world ‘www. 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 City of London :Festival Concerts, performances and free events the City 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 London:Pride ParadeHenley: Royal Regatta Running since 1839, and has grown from a local event into one of the biggest meetings in International rowing Cheltenham:Music Festival Celebrates inspiring classical music. Frome:Festival 200 events this is the biggestyet, with top names in music and comedy, classical concerts and recitals, workshops, www. 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 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 village, craft market, bands and performers. www. 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 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 performances of jazz, classical and operatic acts, firework displays, as well as visual arts, comedy and16 - 20 18 - 27 18 – 13 18 – 20 18 - 20 19Sept19 - 27 20 – 28(tbc)23 – 0823 – 27 24 – 2724 – 27 26 – 0127 – 29 29 – 03AugAugSept Aug29 -02Aug 31 – 03 AugAUGUST02 – 0902 – 28 Sept London:Buckingham Palace - Summer opening07 - 1012 – 1622 - 24 23 - 2523- 2524 – 25 28 – 09 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 2014You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at Events

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