Friday, 08 June 2012

What, Where, When: 8 June

We've selected the best activities for the weekend and beyond.

Written by Jen Neal

WHAT: Aldeburgh Festival of Music & the Arts Around 80 events take place ranging from song recitals, orchestral and chamber music concerts to fully staged operas, free events on the beach and exhibitions.
WHERE: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Saxmundham, IP17 1SR, UK http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk/
WHEN: 8 - 24 June

WHAT: British Biscuit Festival Festival celebrating the British snack features build-a-biscuit workshops, biscuit tin tournament, biscuit art awards, live music and a farmers market.
WHERE: The Brunswick Shopping Centre, London, WC1N 1BS, UK http://www.facebook.com/thebrunswick
WHEN: 8 – 10 June

WHAT: British Franchise Exhibition Showcase of business opportunities in sector, worth over £11bn a year in the UK, employing around 330,000 people. Features a comprehensive seminar programme and professional advice.
WHERE: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester, M2 3GX, UK http://www.franchiseinfo.co.uk/
WHEN: 8 - 9 June

WHAT: Canoe Slalom World  Cup Major international sporting event comes to Wales in the run up to London 2012.
WHERE: Cardiff International White Water, Cardiff, CF11 0SY, UK http://www.bcu.org.uk/
WHEN: 8 – 10 June

WHAT: Fort William UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Established as one of the best international mountain bike competitions in the world is part of the World Cup series. Also takes place across Europe, Canada, South Africa and Australia between April and September.
WHERE: Fort William, Fort William, UK http://www.fortwilliamworldcup.co.uk/
WHEN: 8 – 10 June

WHAT: Holker Garden Festival Features horticultural displays, show gardens and awards presentations.
WHERE: Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, LA11 7PL, UK http://www.holkerfestival.co.uk/
WHEN: 8 – 10 June
Image: http://www.holkerfestival.co.uk/gallery/

WHAT: MINT Polo in the Park Six teams each representing global cities play in a 'Round Robin' format.
WHERE: Hurlingham Park, London SW6, UK http://www.polointheparklondon.com/
WHEN: 8 – 10 June

WHAT: RockNess Dance event on the banks of Loch Ness attracting leading UK DJs. Acts include Mumford & Sons, Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran. Noah & The Whale and Deadmau5.
WHERE: Loch Ness, Inverness, UK http://www.rockness.co.uk/
WHEN: 8 – 10 June

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WHAT: South East Essex Garden Show Major horticultural show for the area features over 300 exhibitors, a food court and craft marquee.
WHERE: Barleyland Show Ground, Billericay, CM11 2UD, UK http://www.aztecevents.co.uk/
WHEN: 8 – 10 June

WHAT: Southport Food and Drink Festival Includes food court, chef demonstrations, master-classes, product sampling, record attempts and radio broadcasts.
WHERE: Town Hall Gardens, Southport, UK http://www.visitsouthport.com/
WHEN: 8 – 10 June

WHAT: Cleethorpes Airspace The Humber region's premier air event aims to rival other coastal airshows such as the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival.
WHERE: Seafront, Cleethorpes, UK http://www.cleethorpesairshow.co.uk/
WHEN: 9 – 10 June

WHAT: Cumberland County Show Cumbria's largest agricultural show features around 300 exhibitors and promotes rural issues to urban and rural dwellers.
WHERE: Carlisle Racecourse, Carlisle, CA2 4TS, UK http://www.cumberlandshow.co.uk/
WHEN: 9 June

WHAT: David Nash at Kew: A Natural Gallery Exhibition by British sculptor, who began producing works at the Gardens in April. Features sculptures, installations, drawings and films throughout the Gardens, glasshouses and exhibition spaces, including a 'wood quarry' created using trees that have come to the end of the natural life.
WHERE: Kew Gardens Kew, TW9 3AB, UK http://www.kew.org/
WHEN: 9 June – 14 April 2013

WHAT: Evesham Balloon Festival Balloon festival featuring hot air ballooning, stunt kites, classic cars, fun fair, live music, and culminating in a firework finale. Part of the British Aparagus Festival.
WHERE: Various Venues, Vale of Evesham, Evesham, UK http://www.eveshamtown.co.uk/
WHEN: 9 – 10 June

WHAT: Field to Fork Show Combines a county show with a food festival. Features farm tours, agricultural talks, chef demonstrations and numerous local produce stalls.
WHERE: Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, RG25, UK http://www.fieldtoforkshow.co.uk/
WHEN: 9 – 10 June
 
WHAT: British BBQ Championships Takes place at the Field to Fork Show. Celebrity chefs and food writers judge the best BBQ-er.
WHERE: Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, RG25, UK http://www.shelterbox.org/
WHEN: 9 – 10 June

WHAT: Leicester Riverside Festival Activities include a play village, face painting, storytelling, boat trips, live music, arts and crafts and the Ride Leicester cycling festival.
WHERE: Bede Park, Mile Straight and Western Boulevard, Leicester, UK http://www.leicester.gov.uk/festivals
WHEN: 9 – 10 June

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WHAT: Open Garden Squares Weekend Initiative of the London Parks & Gardens Trust. Over 200 normally private gardens and squares throughout the capital open their gates to the public and are brought to life by concerts, family activities and demonstrations.
WHERE: Various Venues, London, UK http://www.opensquares.org/
WHEN: 9 – 10 June

WHAT: Oxford Castle Flower & Gardening Festival Family oriented flower and gardening festival. Includes talks, demonstrations, workshops and children's activities and entertainers.
WHERE: Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY, UK http://www.oxfordcastle.com
WHEN: 9 – 10 June

WHAT: The Broadway Arts Festival Features exhibitions, talks, walks, a flower festival and an art competition. This year features the work of John Singer Sargent and The Broadway Colony.
WHERE: Various Venues, Broadway, UK www.broadwayartsfestival.com
WHEN: 9 – 17 June

WHAT: The Grampian Country Fair Only country fair of its type in Scotland includes country pursuits such as shooting, fishing and horse and pony shows.
WHERE: Fyvie Castle, Aberdeen, UK www.grampiancountryfair.co.uk
WHEN: 9 June

WHAT: The Times Cheltenham Science Festival 2012 More than 300 of the world's greatest scientists, thinkers, comedians and writers will come together at Cheltenham Science Festival to celebrate and explore the wonders of the natural world, the complexities of the human mind and the mysteries of space.
WHERE: Cheltenham Town Hall & Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA, UK www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science
WHEN: 12 – 19 June

WHAT: Beard to Tail – The Pop-Up The fabulous team behind cocktail institution Callooh Callay is launching a four day pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch. Beard to Tail will offer amazing cocktails and a suitably carnivorous menu of dishes such as the ‘Rumpie-Pumpie for 2’.
WHERE: 24 Chart Street, London, N1 6DD http://www.beardtotail.co.uk/
WHEN: 12th –15th June

WHAT: Celebrate London Jewellery Week A jewellery sale featuring 28 of London’s talented jewellery designers and collectors, offering a unique opportunity to buy direct from the designer.
WHERE: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3 5EE www.jewelleryweek.com

WHAT: Wales Biodiversity Week Events range from small and personal guided walks in nature reserves and towns, to large fairs where thousands of people can learn about biodiversity and the environment.
WHERE: Wales, UK http://www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/
WHEN: 9 – 17 June

WHAT: Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Annual Conference Independent food workers union convenes.
WHERE: Spa Hall, Bridlington, YP15 3JH, UK http://www.bfawu.org/
WHEN: 10 June

WHAT: Manchester Day Parade Highlights the creativity and diversity of the city. Hundreds of individuals and community groups in the Manchester region create floats and costumes, and take part in performances and music events.
WHERE: Manchester City Centre, Manchester, UK www.themanchesterdayparade.co.uk
WHEN: 10 June

WHAT: Pulse 2012 Home accessories, trade and personal giftware show features products from new design talent, established designers and manufacturers and 600 well-known UK and international brands.
WHERE: Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA, UK http://www.pulse-london.com/
WHEN: 10 – 12 June



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