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What’s On In The UK: August

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From seafood supper clubs to star-studded music line-ups, we’ve pulled together a list of the coolest events, restaurant openings, festivals and more to fill your social calendar throughout August and beyond…

FEAST & FROLIC HERE: The Big Feastival, The Cotswolds

Tipped as the biggest and liveliest of summer food festivals, The Big Feastival is returning to Alex James' beautiful Cotswold grounds for its sixth year, to showcase the biggest names in food and music. A three-day extravaganza with top celebrity chefs including Rick Stein and Antonio Carluccio, while Madness, Olly Murs and Hacienda Classical will be headlining the Main Stage. Other acts to look forward to this year include The Cribs, De La Soul, Norman Jay and Dodgy.

Alex James’ Farm, The Cotswolds, 25th – 27th August 2017; adult camping ticket £179.50; teen camping ticket (13-17) £104.50; child camping ticket (under 12) £37.25

Visit TheBigFeastival.com


ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY HERE: BBC Countryfile, Oxfordshire

BBC Countryfile Live is returning for its second year, with all the Countryfile presenters showcasing the best of the British countryside, to the picturesque grounds of Blenheim Palace. Baby lambs will be on show in the Passion for British Livestock area, as well as live arena shows, hands-on activities, animal displays, debates, food, drink and shopping from over 500 independent retailers and lifestyle brands.

Blenheim Place, Oxfordshire, Woodstock OX20 1PP, 3rd – 6th August 2017, tickets from £27

Visit CountryfileLive.com


REMINISCE HERE: Beatleweek at the Cavern Club, Liverpool

Beatles fans prepare to rejoice – International Beatleweek Festival is coming to Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club, to celebrate 30 years of the annual music festival. Live music dedicated to the seminal sixties rockers will play across their three stages, as well as exhibitions, memorabilia sales, guest speakers, video shows, sightseeing tours and a convention.

Cavern Club, 10 Mathew St, Liverpool L2 6RE, 23rd – 29th August 2017, ticket prices vary

Visit CavernClub.org/BeatleWeek



Europe’s biggest fitness festival is back, touring the UK in partnership with Reebok, to bring gym bunnies a series of free workshops, fitness classes, pop-up eateries, as well as drop-in advice sessions with PT's and other wellness professionals all from a tour bus. 

Various UK venues running until 10th August, FREE

Visit BeFitLondon.com/Pop-Up-Events


GET YOUR MUSIC FIX HERE: Bowood House & Gardens, Wiltshire

Throughout August and September, Wiltshire’s luxury country estate, Bowood House, will host a series of fun-filled summer events in their stunning landscaped gardens. This weekend, music lovers can revel in Ibiza-inspired classical sounds, together with the Great British Proms, for the ultimate music fix. Later in the month, there will be a Tractor Diggers and Dumpers Weekend, a golf anniversary celebration and the Great British Food Festival.

Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire, Bowood House SN11 0LZ, various dates in August & September, tickets from £5 – £38

Visit Bowood.org


BET ON THIS: Qatar Goodwood Festival, West Sussex

Boasting five days of thrilling sporting action, with fashion, food and fizz, all set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside. Glorious Goodwood is the highlight of the horse-racing season, but be quick, tomorrow is the final day.

Goodwood, Selhurst Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS, until 5th August, tickets from £23

Visit Goodwood.com


BRUNCH HERE: No.15 Great Pulteney, Bath

We can't think of a better way to start a Sunday thatn with a brunch session at Bath’s coolest hotel hangout, No. 15 Great Pulteney. The hotel’s quirky café will be serving up a sumptuous three-course Sunday brunch, starting with a selection of breads, buttery pastries, Italian cured meats and cheeses, followed by hearty mains of Eggs Benedict, Croque Madame with fried duck egg and minute steak, and Shakshuka with guacamole and yoghurt. Wash down with a glass (or two) or prosecco then finish on a high with a No.15 ice-cream sundae or treacle sponge.

15 Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4BR, brunch available 1pm – 4pm every Sunday. £25 for three courses, £37 to include prosecco and house wines, £12.50 for children under 12

Visit No15GreatPulteney.co.uk


SET SAIL HERE: Cowes Week, Hampshire

Watch Olympic and world-class sailors compete in the largest sailing regatta in the world. Quench your thirst at the Cloudy Bay pop-up bar, where you can keep cool in the summer sun with a glass of crisp Sauvignon in hand.

Cloudy Bay Bar at Cowes at The Hut, Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight, open until 5th August 2017

Visit LendyCowesWeek.co.uk


DANCE HERE: Creamfields, Liverpool

The Glastonbury of dance festivals; look forward to Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz, Seth Troxler, Goldie, Pendulum, Chase & Status, Stormzy, Fat Boy Slim, Diplo and Loce Dice, on this year’s bumper line-up.

Daresbury, Warrington, Liverpool WA4 4AG, August, 24th – 27th August, two-day tickets from £185

Visit Creamfields.com


MUNCH HERE: EatNorth Leeds

With an ever-changing roster of sizzling street food stalls, EatNorth Leeds is the place to go to satisfy your weekend food fix. As well as delicious grub, each Saturday also brings with it an epic line-up of music, games and craft beer.

North Brewing Co, Sheepscar Grove, Leeds LS7 1AH, open every Saturday from 12pm – 12am, FREE entry

Visit LeedsIndieFood.co.uk


STAY HERE: Sunday Sleepovers at The Lucky Onion, Cheltenham

Sink into the sofa on a Sunday afternoon with a glass of Nyetimber and drift away into a blissful slumber. This month’s Lucky Onion offer includes a cosy supper for two with a room and late check out at either No.38 or No. 131.

No. 131 and No. 38, Cheltenham, Sunday Sleepover for £195 based on two people sharing (excluding bank holidays)

Visit TheLuckyOnion.com


DRESS UP HERE: Salon Privé, Oxfordshire

A luxurious garden party where you can play dress up. Wander through the grounds, take a look at the impressive classic car collection and sip on Champagne – Ladies Day on the 1st September is a particular highlight, where elaborate hats and floaty frocks will be out in full force, and lobster lunches and afternoon teas come top of the menu.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 31st August – 2nd September, tickets from £150

Visit SalonPriveConcours.com


SUNDAY ROAST HERE: Bottomless Roast at the Station Tavern, Cambridge

The perfect remedy to a Saturday night hangover – a bottomless Bloody Mary roast. Every Sunday, look forward to the station’s Yorkshire puddings served alongside succulent cuts of sirloin of beef, lemon and thyme chicken, cider glazed pork belly or a meat-free vegetarian Wellington. There’s also a ‘Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Station’ where you can pimp your drink with your choice of spirits, spices, pickles and herbs.

2 Station Square, Cambridge CB1 2GA, Bottomless Roast available every Sunday 11am – 4pm until 24th September, £32.50, with bottomless Bloody Marys for 90 minutes

Visit TheStationTavern.co.uk


GET YOUR FILM FIX HERE: Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival

Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival is back for its seventh year, to bring film lovers a summer season of cinematic classics. With pop-up screens in thirteen locations all over the UK, look forward to curling up on a cosy blanket with a glass of fizz in hand, watching everything from Pretty Woman to Jurassic Park. This al fresco summer screening experience is one you won’t want to miss.

Various dates and venues  in August & September, tickets from £13

Visit SummerNightsFilm.co.uk


INDULGE HERE: Gin Makers Dinner at The Salt Room, Brighton

To celebrate Sussex Gin Week, Brighton’s illustrious seafood restaurant The Salt Room will be hosting an exclusive evening of gin cocktails, with delicious food and captivating conversation in association with the Brighton & Hove Food & Drink Festival. Look forward to a mouth-watering three-course supper, each dish carefully paired with a bespoke gin cocktail, courtesy of the gin gurus at East London Liquor Company.

106 King's Road, Brighton BN1 2FU, 29th August, from 6:30pm, tickets £75

Visit SaltRoom-Restaurant.co.uk


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