Thursday, 19 July 2012

The What, Where, When: 20 July

Written by Georgie Wilkinson

WHAT: BT Road to 2012: Aiming High A stunning new collection of portraits documenting the preparations for London 2012 including sporting heroes gymnast Beth Tweddle, talented young sprinter Jodie Williams and Jan Matthews, who is responsible for the world's largest peacetime catering operation

WHERE: National Portrait Gallery, London

WHEN: 19-23 July

WHAT: West Meets East: 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony High Tea What a glorious year for Britain. Fortnum's first held The Queen's Jubilee and now they are to hold a high tea in honour of the London 2012 Games. Diners can enjoy a smorgasbord of treats from Welsh rarebit to muffins with poached eggs. There will also be some delicious cakes and pastries as well as champagne. There is no more blissful way to watch the sporting events unfold on large screens.

WHERE: Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly, London

WHEN: 27 July

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WHAT: Walk Ten A twilight 10k walk raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, which finishes at 10pm when the majority of the Marie Curie nurses begin their night shifts.

WHERE: Various Venues

WHEN: 21 July- 8 September

WHAT: Bupa Great North 10K Gateshead A charity run.

WHERE: Along the Sunderland coastline

WHEN: 22 July

WHAT: London to Cambridge Bike Ride 60 mile fundraising bike ride in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer

WHERE: Starts at Lee Valley Leisure Centre, Pickett's Lock, off Meridian Way, London

WHEN: Sunday 22nd July 2012

WHAT: RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park Features show garden, national competitions, gardening products, plant launches, demonstrations and Fortnum & Mason fine dining.

WHERE: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire

WHEN: 18-22 July 

WHAT: Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair Which consists of over 1,700 specialist stalls showcasing furniture along with a broad range of antiques, including porcelain, silver, jewellery, glassware and textiles.

WHERE: The South Of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex

WHEN: 18-22 July

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WHAT: A unique fundraising ball The 'Sports for Peace Ball' which coincides with the London 2012 Olympic Games, honouring Mohammed Ali and in aid of the Sports for Peace Charity.

WHERE: The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Raphael Gallery

WHEN: Wednesday July 25th 7pm-10pm

WHAT: Shakespeare: Staging The World An exhibition illustrating the role of London as a city as seen through the lens of Shakespeare's plays.

WHERE: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London

WHEN: 19 July–25 November

WHAT: Sandringham Flower Show Including an entertainment arena, a military band, craft marquee, show gardens and displays by leading horticulturists.

WHERE: Sandringham Park, King's Lynn, Norfolk

WHEN: 25 July

WHAT: Deer Shed Festival 3 A very family-friendly festival shortlisted for the Best Family-Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2011, this is an independent festival run by a family for the family and this year the theme is monsters. Includes musical acts chosen exclusively by the festival team, classic silent cinema with a live soundtrack accompaniment, indestructible swingball tournaments and many games for both children and adults.

WHERE: Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire

WHEN: 20-22 July

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WHAT: Splendour Festival A family orientated festival involving music, comedy and funfair.

WHERE: Wollaton Park, Nottingham

WHEN: 21 July

WHAT: Essex Festival of Food & Drink Participating chefs include Gino D'Acampo, Aldo Zilli and Mark Baumann

WHERE: Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, Witham,  Essex

WHEN: 21-22 July

WHAT: Roman Fun and Games Day A free entry event suitable for all ages and runs from 10.30am-4.30pm. Throughout the day there is a lot of entertainment all with a Roman theme such as talks, theatre acts, cooking and games!

WHERE: St Botolph's Priory, Colchester, Essex

WHEN: 21 June

WHAT: South Devon Crab Festival A weeklong celebration of all things crab. The area's top celebrity chefs, crab experts, fishermen, award-winning hotels, restaurants and cafes will all be taking part in the 2012 event.

WHERE: Teignmouth Railway Station South Devon

WHEN: 30 July - 5 August 2012

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