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Friday, 18 May 2012

What, where, when: 18 - 20 May

Written by Young Ladies About Town
WHAT:Bearded Theory Derbyshire's biggest family festival.

WHERE: Kedleston Hall Park, Derby, DE22 5JH, United Kingdom

WHEN: 18 May – 20 May www.beardedtheory.co.uk

WHAT: Essex Garden Show Flowers, food and crafting. Come down to the Essex Garden Show with over 300 exhibitors for a day of fun and arts.

WHERE: Brentwood Centre Showground, Brentwood, CM15 9NN, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May www.aztecevents.co.uk

WHAT: Festival of Museums Galleries and museums are open later than usual and include extra family activities and unique art performances.

WHERE: Nationwide

WHEN: 18 May www.festivalofmuseums.com/

WHAT: HMS Belfast The legendary World War Two vessel has been in refurbishment for 6 months but is finally back open to the public!

WHERE: HMS Belfast, London, SE1, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May www.iwm.org.uk/visits/hms-belfast

WHAT: International Museum Day 30,000 museums in over 100 countries celebrate the unique industry and clash cultures worldwide!

WHERE: Worldwide

WHEN: 18 May www.icom.museum/what-we-do/activities/international-museum-day.html

WHAT: Lakefest 2012 Music and drink festival, largely inspired by the success of the Cider Festival in 2011.

WHERE: Croft Farm Waterpark, GL20 7EE, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May – 19 May www.lakefest.co.uk/

WHAT: London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Flame arrives in UK and begins its epic journey around the United Kingdom.

WHERE: Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May, 7:30pm. www.london2012.com/torch-relay/

WHAT: Lufthansa Festival of Baroque music This year's Festival celebrates passion, talent and gentle competition as it demonstrates the beauty of European Baroque music.

WHERE: St. John's, Smith Square and Westminster Abbey, London, SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May – 26 May www.lufthansafestival.org.uk/index.php?id=about-the-festival

WHAT: Mayfair Park and Tower Race A very scenic 5km run containing sites such as the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park and finishing at the London Hilton.

WHERE: Galvin At Windows, London, W1K 1BE, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May, 8:30am. www.mayfairparkandtowerrace.com/

WHAT: Mind the Map: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography A showcase of the museum's collection of antique maps as we delve into the theme of journey. Includes a huge range of maps, from decorative to digital.

WHERE: London Transport Museum, London, WC2E 7BB, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May www.blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2011/mind-the-map-inspiring-art-design-and-cartography/

WHAT: Open Air Theatre Season 80 years old, the Open Air Theatre Season is back in Royal Park demonstrating Summer in the city and creating an amazing social and cultural hub.

WHERE: Open Air Theatre, Regents Park, London, NW1 4NR, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May – 8 September www.openairtheatre.org/about

WHAT: Pitlochry Festival Theatre Season Known for its massive range in productions, the 'Theatre in the Hills' is an honoured event which attracts over 100,00 visitors each year and provides a different show every night!

WHERE: Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May – 27 October. www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com/

WHAT: Plant Conservation Day Celebrates the importance of plants and the environment. Also educates on the role we all play in being eco-friendly.

WHERE: Worldwide

WHEN: 18 May www.plantconservationday.org/

WHAT: The Affordable Art Fair Bristol A family friendly art show which celebrates good art and proves you do not need to be a millionaire or actually have any knowledge of art to participate!

WHERE: Passenger Shed, Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May – 20 May www.affordableartfair.com/bristol/about/

WHAT: The Baby Show A show at an excellent venue which covers everything from parenthood and breast-feeding, to baby toys and baby clothes!

WHERE: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT, United Kingdom

WHEN: 18 May – 20 May www.thebabyshow.co.uk

WHAT: The Late Shows After-hours event that celebrates unique cultural experiences and guarantees a night of engaging humour.

WHERE: Various Venues in Newcastle, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May – 19 May 01912 326 789

WHAT: Words in the Park Taking place in a beautifully scenic area in London, Words in the Park is a 'literary oasis' which takes place in a magnificent theatre solely created each year for Opera Holland Park's Summer Season.

WHERE: Holland Park Theatre, London, W8 6LU, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 18 May – 20 May www.wayswithwords.co.uk/festivals/words-in-the-park-london-29

WHAT: B.A. Vintage Working Weekend Agricultural and vintage vehicle events.

WHERE: Lyne of Skene, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 19 May – 20 May www.highlandwebdesign.co.uk/bavintageweekend/

WHAT: Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 Exhibition showcasing magnificent ballgowns ranging from the 1950's to present and including some of the biggest fashion names in the industry.

WHERE: V&A Fashion Galleries, London, SW7 2RL, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 19 May – 6 January 2013. 020 7942 2497

WHAT: Eastbourne Cycling Festival This athletic celebration will have something for everyone as the exhibitor's area is introduced for 2012. Athletes, social cyclists, children and the general public are welcome.

WHERE: Western Lawns, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 19 May – 20 May www.eastbournecyclingfestival.co.uk/eastbournecyclingfestival/index.html

WHAT: Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair Features ceramics, paintings, glassware, decorative items and furniture. Also takes place in August, November and February.

WHERE: Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, EH28 8NF, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 19 May – 20 May www.edinburghantiquesfair.co.uk/

WHAT: European Museum Of The Year Award The European Museum of the Year Award , is presented each year by the European Museum Forum, under the Council of Europe.

WHERE: Municipal Museum of Penafiel, Portugal.

WHEN: 19 May 12 www.europeanmuseumforum.info/

WHAT: Moira Canal festival Festival with many events based on performing arts such as tightrope walking across the Ashby Canal. Also, features historic re-enactments, crafts, bars etc.

WHERE: Moira Furnace, Moira, DE12 6AT, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 19 May – 20 May www.moiracanalfestival.co.uk/

WHAT: Rickmansworth Festival Largest and best-attended festival of its type in the area. Features two live music stages, funfair, historic working canal boats, boat tug-of-war, beer tents and boat trips.

WHERE: Aquadrome and Canalside, Rickmansworth, WD3 1NB, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 19 May www.rwt.org.uk/festival/2012

WHAT: Royal Welsh Smallholder & Garden Festival This year The Royal Welsh Spring Festival is "the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustainable living".

WHERE: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, LD2 3SY, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 19 May – 20 May www.rwas.co.uk/en/garden-festival/

WHAT: RSPB Scottish Birdfair Join over 5000 bird and wildlife enthusiasts for the first annual Scottish Birdfair. There are more than 80 wildlife trade stands to explore which offer bird technology, clothing literature and artwork.

WHERE: Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, EH30 9SL

WHEN: 19 May – 20 May www.scottishbirdfair.org.uk/

WHAT: Save Our Butterflies Week This year's theme is rare and threatened species. This week explains how many butterflies are in danger and the effect industrial areas has on the species.

WHERE: Nationwide

WHEN: 19 May – 27 May www.butterfly-conservation.org/text/1996/save_our_butterflies_week.html

WHAT: Scottish Biodiversity Week Scotland celebrate their precious landscapes and wildlife.

WHERE: Nationwide

WHEN: 19 May- 27 May www.biodiversityscotland.gov.uk/area/biodiversity-week/about/week/

WHAT: Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to be if you wish to learn about DIY and the best way to find all the products and help you will need for reasonable prices.

WHERE: SECC, Glasgow, G3 8YW, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 19 May – 20 May www.scotland.homebuildingshow.co.uk/

WHAT: Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2012 Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality. We welcome new work and help to develop new talent and reach new audiences.

WHERE: Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, BN8 5UU, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 20 May – 26 August (annual) www.glyndebourne.com/

WHAT: Third Annual Animal Art Fair Enjoy great artists' work in the heart of the city and support the next generation of creative minds at Peckham Shed.

WHERE: Riverside Walk Way, South Bank, London, SE1 9NH, United Kingdom.

WHEN: 6pm – 9:30pm 17 May 2012 www.peckhamshed.com/projects/current-projects/animal-art-fair/

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