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Friday, 25 May 2012

What Where When: 25 May

The ultimate guide to the best events this weekend.

Written by Rebekah Prime
What: "That's Grouse" The British Show- A solo exhibition of Australian pop artist, Linton Meagher's work, exploring themes related to contemporary society.

Where: COMODAA, Gallery 8, 8 Duke St, St James's, London SW1Y 6BN - www.comodaa.com

When: 22nd to 29 of May 2012

What: Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair – a one-day event for art lovers and bargain-hunters. A chance to meet the artists as they sell their pieces from the boots of classic and Vintage Vauxhalls.

Where: Old Truman Brewery, East London

When: 27 May 2012

What: Beyond the Border – Wales' leading international festival for storytelling. Performances by musicians, circus performers, storytellers, puppeteers and street theatre artists and many more!

Where: St Donats Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

When: 29 June to 1 July 2012

What: Wild Thyme Food Festival – celebrating the best of ethical produce, local suppliers and artisan producers. The festival will include a wide variety oft tastings, demonstrations and talks, as well as stalls selling local produce.

Where: Chipping Norton Town Hall, Oxfordshire

When: 27th May 2012, 11am-5pm

What: Acoustic Festival of Britain – 7th annual European music festival featuring folk, celtic, rock and pop music, various stalls, craft activities and beer tents.

Where: Uttoxeter Racecourse, Uttoxeter, ST14 8BD www.acousticfestival.co.uk

When: 25 to 27 May 2012

What: Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival – 40th annual performing arts festival, featuring performers of theatre, music and dance.

Where: Various venues, Salisbury www.salisburyfestival.co.uk

When: 25 May to 09 June 2012

What: Local Heritage Attraction - Winterbourne House and Garden turns the clocks back to 1912 with Edwardian food, entertainment and fun for all the family.

Where: Winterbourne House, University of Birmingham, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT www.winterbourne.org.uk

When: 26 May 2012, 11am-4.30pm

What: Big Nature Day – Annual nature fair featuring free family activities and displays. Discover the hidden value of nature for our well-being!

Where: Darwin Centre and Wildlife Garden, National History Museum www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/special-events/big-nature-day-2012

When: 27 May 2012, 11am – 7pm

What: Whisky Live Dublin - annual celebration of some of the best whiskies in the world, including taster classes, master classes and a whisky tour.

Where: Mansion House, London, EC4N 8BH www.whiskylive.com

When: 26 May 2012

What: Yorkshire Antique and Art Fair - approximately 350 stands displaying period furniture, vintage textiles, ceramics, paintings, jewellery and oriental rugs.

Where: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW www.antiquesfairs.com

When: 26 to 27 May 2012

What: 'Wah! Wah! Girls' - A British Bollywood Musical. East London meets Bollywood in a new musical from Sadler's Wells, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Kneehigh.

Where: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2 www.sadlerswells.com/show/Wah-Wah-Girls

When: 24 May to 23 June 2012

What: Cornwall Asparagus Festival – with food market of Cornish produce, live cookery demonstrations and tasters!

Where: Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth, Cornwall www.cornwallfoodanddrink.co.uk/calendar/penventon-park-hotels-asparagus-festival

When: 27 May 2012, 11am – 4pm

What: Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair - featuring ceramics, paintings, glassware, decorative items and furniture.

Where: The Malvern Showground, Great Malvern, WR13 6NW www.edinburghantiquesfair.co.uk

When: 27 May 2012

What: 'Falstaff' - Verdi's final opera on the main stage by The Royal Opera. Sung in Italian, English subtitles.

Where: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

When: 23 to 30 May 2012

What: Cambridgeshire Garden Show - Major horticultural show, featuring over 200 exhibitors, a food court and craft marquee.

Where: Wood Green Animal Shelter, Huntingdon, PE29 2NH http://www.aztecevents.co.uk/

When: 25 May to 27 May 2012

What: Bath Fringe Festival – 31st annual festival, with over 200 performances taking place, including music, visual arts, street arts and outdoor performances, as well as children's events.

Where: Various venues, Bath www.bathfringe.co.uk

When: 25 May to 10 June 2012

What: Bedlam Street Fair - coinciding with Bath Fringe Festival, the weekend features both indoor and outdoor events including live music, street performers, street bands and an art fair.

Where: Bath City Centre, Bath www.bathfringe.co.uk

When: 25 to 27 May 2012

What: Cardiff Festival – 12th annual festival opens this weekend is the UK's largest free outdoor festival. A fusion of artistic, sporting and cultural events spread across the city, from food festivals to family picnics, musicals to meals, sailing to street theatre.

Where: Various venues, Cardiff www.cardiff-festival.com/content.asp

When: 25 May to 01 September 2012

What: Fortnum & Mason play host to an exquisite artisan market, with tasters and with tasters and demonstrations from suppliers and buyers.

Where: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Picadilly, London, W1A 1ER, United Kingdom www.fortnumandmason.com/c-637-to-market-to-market-.aspx

When: 25 and 26 May

What: Highclere Country Fair – 16th annual fair, focusing on events involving working dogs, including sheepdog trials, gundog scurries, terrier and lurcher events and hound parades.

Where: Highclere Castle, Newbury, RG20 9RN www.countrymanfairs.co.uk

When: 26 to 27 May 2012

What: Macmillan's Big Mix Festival – The 4th annual charity fundraiser, featuring comedy, cabaret, art and fashion.

Where: Various venues, Shoreditch

When: 26 May 2012

What: The Shropshire County Agricultural Show – 123rd annual agricultural show. Celebrating livestock and farming in the West Midlands.

Where: Shrewsbury Showground, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF www.shropshirecountyshow.com

When: 26 May 2012

What: Soho Flea Market – 1st annual event displaying a collection of creative market stalls including fashion, furniture, glass, games and a musical showcase.

Where: Dean Street, Soho, London W1 www.sohofleamarket.com

When: 27 May 2012

What: The Royal Academy plays host to the Summer Exhibition Preview Party – star studded, glamorous evening offering the opportunity to preview a variety of artworks. Tickets available from the Royal Academy Events Office.

Where: Royal Academy, London

When: 30 May 2012

What: Easton Walled Gardens Summer Meadows' celebration - The celebration will showcase the very best that British meadows and orchards have to offer, and help educate visitors on the importance of protecting this natural landscape and the British wildlife that lives within them. Highlights include a bee walk and an owl flying display – a lovely way to spend a family day out.

WHERE: Easton Walled Gardens, Easton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5AP www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk/Contact.asp?S=8&;V=1&P=30 

When: 3 and 4 June

WHAT: Fortnum & Mason play host to an exquisite artisan market, with tasters and with tasters and demonstrations from suppliers and buyers.
WHERE: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Picadilly, London, W1A 1ER, United Kingdom.
WHEN: 25 and 26 May
Website: http://www.fortnumandmason.com/c-637-to-market-to-market-.aspx



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