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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHEN: 9 - 12 August


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

WHERE: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

WHEN: 11 August


WHAT: Talk on 'Rubens The Judgment of Paris'

WHERE: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

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

WHEN: 7 - 15 August

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