Thursday, 12 July 2012

The What, Where, When: 13 July

Written by Clare Livingston and Poppy Leatham
WHAT: BLOOM Pick your own activityThanks to BLOOM London Dry Gin, the public have the one-off opportunity to pick from rows of strawberries in Central London.

WHERE: Soho, Central London

WHEN: 11-13 July

WHAT: Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 A multi-arts project featuring new work by contemporary artists in a unique collaboration with the Royal Ballet

WHERE: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

WHEN: 11 July-23 September

WHAT: 'Othello' Verdi's adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello' represents the summit of Italian grand opera

WHERE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD

WHEN: 12-24 July

WHAT: Play without words devised by Matthew Bourne Set in Chelsea, 1965, this dance drama is a collaboration between National Theatre & New Adventures, and is returning as part of New Adventure's 25th anniversary celebration.

WHERE: Sadler's Wells Theatre, London EC1R 4TN

WHEN: 12 July-5 August

Glynde Place The Glynde Food and English Wine Festival

WHAT: The Piper-Heidsiek July Festival One of Britain's most stylish summer events, with Newmarket's quintet of fashionable lady jockeys.

WHERE: Newmarket Racecourses, CB8 0TG

WHEN: 12-14 July

WHAT: The Lewes Speakers Festival A History, Political and Literary event involving a wide range of speakers.

WHERE: The All Saints Centre, Lewes, BN7 2LE

WHEN: 13-15 July

WHAT: The Glynde Food and English Wine Festival A celebration of Regional Produce and English Wine, giving a unique opportunity to experience the country's biggest gathering of English vineyards

WHERE: Glynde Place, East Sussex, BN8 6SX

WHEN: 14-15 July

WHAT: Made in Britain Market Promoting British produce, particularly those food companies that employ UK residents.

WHERE: Central St. Giles, City of London, WC2H 8AG

WHEN: 14-2 September

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WHAT: Mortimer Country Food Fair A unique food event with a retro twist and there will be an abundance of local foods, wine, cider and beer. The fair is to be opened by actor John Challis.

WHERE: Brampton Bryan, SY7 0DH

WHEN: 14 July

WHAT: Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair Over 500 exhibitors rally to Norfolk to show-off their compilations of antiques and collectibles. You can also take your own trinkets along to have them valued at a small cost. Buy your tickets in advance.

WHERE: Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich, NR5 0TT

WHEN: 14- 15 July

WHAT: Shoreditch Festival The ultimate family festival that offers the opportunity to listen to live music by the water, experience a floating cinema and watch the dog show. Funded by National Lottery and Arts Council England.

WHERE: Regent's Canal, London

WHEN: 14-22 July

WHAT: Cakebook Britain As part of the London 2012 Festival, bakers from all over the country have created an edible map of Great Britain, including making significant features from around the nation out of cake.

WHERE: Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead

WHEN: 15 July

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WHAT: The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup – Final Here is an occasion that all polo fanatics must attend. Regarded as the most prominent such match in Europe, high-profile international players will be out in full force. In addition, the globally known Blade Aerobatic Display team will be perform an exhilarating 15-minute routine, flying at 400mph within eight-feet of each other before the polo match begins.

WHERE: Cowdray Park Polo Club, Midhurst, GU29 0BB

WHEN: 15 July

WHAT: Music of the Night This military musical charity fundraiser features local amateur artists and professional acts including musicians of the Royal Artillery and Her Majesty's Royal Marines. Folk singer Seth Lakeman shall also be performing.

WHERE: The Royal Citadel, Plymouth, PL1 2

WHEN: 16-20 July

WHAT: Swan Upping This is an event to mark the annual census of the swan population of the Thames, a tradition dating from the 12th century. Includes the counting of young cygnets from Sunbury to Abingdon.

WHERE: Various Venues, River Thames, London

WHEN: 16-20 July

WHAT: The Royal Ballet Annual Performance Presents dance from the Royal Ballet School to display full abilities of students.

WHERE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD

WHEN: 15 July

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