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Events guide

Up North

International Beatleweek Festival

Liverpool, 23 – 29 August
This seven-day celebration of the Fab Four features conferences, conventions and tribute performances from 70 bands.

York Literature Festival

York, 16 - 30 March
Rub shoulders with best-selling authors in this four-day celebration of the written word.

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

Liverpool, 15 - 16 April, 16 - 17 September
Enjoy tasty treats from 160 local chefs as they serve up a slice of Liverpool’s foodie scene.

The Late Shows

NewcastleGateshead, 19 - 20 May
More than 70 daytime arts, culture and heritage venues open their doors until late for two days of workshops and performances.


Down South

Oxford Foodies Festival

Oxford, 1 – 3 September
Oxford Foodies is one of the UK’s biggest food festivals. There are also several more festival locations across the country.

London Burlesque Festival

London, 18 - 28 May
Chaz Royal & LELO present ten days of glamour and glitz in this Burlesque celebration.

Bath Comedy Festival

Bath, 1 – 17 April
Bath’s premier comedy event features the best British comedians, from newbies to seasoned pros.

Bath Mozartfest

Bath, 10 - 18 November
Enjoy world class concerts and recitals in some of the most beautiful venues in Bath.


Bristol, 29 - 31 July
Europe’s biggest free street art festival features more than 250 graffiti artists.


Get Outdoors

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Port Eliot Festival

Cornwall, 27 - 30 July
The Port Eliot Festival encompasses fashion, food, flowers and music. Enjoy some poetry or dance the night away.

Marsden Cuckoo Festival

Yorkshire, 21 - 22 April
Featuring a craft fair, a maypole, morris dancing and street entertainment, this is a truly English occasion like no other.

The Shrewsbury Flower Show

Shrewsbury, 11 – 12 August
This festival is one of the country’s longest running flower shows at 115 years, and features celebrity gardeners and chefs.

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Gloucestershire, 8 - 9 July
Commemorating the War of the Roses, this festival is one of the world’s biggest war re-enactments.

The Big Feastival

Oxfordshire, 25 – 27 August
Forget dodgy burgers and overpriced hotdogs. Founded by Jamie Oliver and Alex James, this is a festival that puts food first.

Royal Ascot

Berkshire, 20 - 24 June
The finest racehorses in the world gather for this classic English event. One of the hottest events on the calendar, even the Queen never misses a race.

Festival of Light

Wiltshire, 11 November – 2 January
Set in the beautiful county of Wiltshire, this festival is great during the day, but really comes into its own at night.

The Faversham Hop Festival

Kent, 2 - 3 September
This festival is a celebration of the golden age of beer that really gets beautiful market town Faversham hopping.