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Thursday, 09 August 2012

The What, Where, When: 10 August

Written by Emma Stewart

WHAT: Shrewsbury Flower Show Flower show with arena programme, music and a fireworks finale on both evenings.

WHERE: The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk

WHEN: 10 - 11 August

 

WHAT: Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh, Scotland,International theatre, dance, opera and music event Includes the Speed Of Light show at Arthur's seat, a spectacular light show taking place as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

WHERE: Various venues, Edinburgh, Scotland www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk

WHEN: 10 August - 2 September

 

WHAT: Sea Foodies Festival Showcases the best in Scottish food and drink. Takes place during Edinburgh Festival.

WHERE: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Edinburgh www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk

WHEN: 10 - 11 August

 

WHAT: Wilderness Festival  Family friendly festival of music, food, learning and literature. Includes performances from Rodrigy Y Gabriela, C.U.B.A., Wilco, Stornoway, Lianne La Havas and Field Music. Features banquets from celebrity chefs including Valentine Warner and Yotam Ottolenghi.

WHERE: Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire www.wildernessfestival.com

WHEN: 10 - 12 August 

 

WHAT: Lowther Game and Country Fair Showcases outdoor pursuits and rural life, featuring over 200 exhibition stands. A series of field-sport championships take place with cash prizes in excess of £100k.

WHERE: Lowther Estate, Lowther, Penrith, Cumbria www.countrymanfairs.co.uk/lowther-game-and-country-fair

WHEN:11th August 2012 to 12th August

 

WHAT: Edinburgh International Book Festival  Largest and most dynamic event of its kind, celebrates the written word. Features around 750 international authors and over 7,000 events for adults and children including debates and discussions, creative workshops, readings and book signings. Zadie Smith headlines and other authors such as Irvine Welsh, Ian McEwan and Joyce Carol Oates take part.

WHERE: Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, Edinburgh www.edbookfest.co.uk

WHEN: 11 - 27 August

 

WHAT: Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week  The largest, longest-running and most prestigious international sailing regatta in the world.

WHERE: various venues, Cowes, Isle of Wight www.aamcowesweek.co.uk

WHEN: 11th August 2012 to 18th August

 

WHAT: Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival West Yorkshire's biggest food and drink festival.

WHERE: St George's Square, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire www.htcpl.org.uk/foodanddrinkfestival

WHEN: 9 - 12 August

 

WHAT: Talk on 'Van Dyke Equastrain Portrait of Charles I'

WHERE: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London www.nationalgallery.org.uk

WHEN: 11 August

 

WHAT: Talk on 'Rubens The Judgment of Paris'

WHERE: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London www.nationalgallery.org.uk

WHEN: 11 August

 

WHAT: The Tanks at Tate Modern Exhibition Artist Tania Bruguera initiated socio-political movement that aims to explore who is defined as an immigrant and the values they share, focussing on what it means to be a citizen of the world.

WHERE: Tate Modern, Bankside, London www.tate.org.uk

WHEN: 7 - 15 August



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