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LoveFit 2018 - the UK’s first music, food and fitness festival

LoveFit 2018

LoveFit - the UK’s first music, food and fitness festival - is returning to the stunning grounds of the St Clere Estate, Kent in July. For it’s second year, LoveFit has announced a slew of new additions and improvements including an exciting adventure programme, boutique camping from Hotel Bell Tent and an expanded food and drink selection including newcomers Body Burger and Vits & Kicks.

LoveFit’s inaugural year saw over 1000 music, fitness and healthy food enthusiasts descend upon the tranquil woodlands of the St Clere Estate. LoveFit offers a unique mix of music from international DJs and live acts and world class fitness personalities, studios and instructors including MTV Fit’s Charlotte Holmes, King of Gym’s 1Rebel and Fierce Grace Hot Yoga.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018

Norfolk & Norwich Festival has today announced the full programme for its 2018 Festival (11 - 27 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, circus, outdoor and family events, includes world and UK premieres, one-off spectaculars, and a host of free events across the Festival. The Festival will showcase renowned international artists from across the globe and countries as widespread as Syria, Australia and India, alongside the best local Norfolk and UK talent presented across the county, from Norwich city centre and Great Yarmouth to Wells-next-the-Sea.

Have Yourself a Merry Motown Christmas

Motown and Soul Christmas concert, in London

Christmas is a time for peace, love and great, great music. On 8th December, at St Giles in the Fields located in the heart of London's West End, the festive season kicks off with a fabulous Motown and Soul Christmas concert.

Fronted by the talented composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mo Pleasure, the concert is a fund-raiser for The Haven + London http://thehavenlondon.com, a social enterprise that offers pastoral care, mentoring and practical help to people working in the creative industries when they are at their most vulnerable.

Good vibrations expected for Conwy Valley’s first ever surf-side Christmas Market

A real ale tent complete with fire pit, a surf-side Santa’s grotto, some brilliant live music and stacks of local producers will be among the features of a unique Christmas market coming to Surf Snowdonia in December.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Conwy Valley’s forests and mountains – and on the shores of their world-first inland surf lagoon – the Surf Snowdonia Christmas Market will take place over the weekend of the 10-11 December, exactly two weeks before Christmas.

Jack Griffo & Kira Kosarin get set for Nickelodeon’s Slimefest

Tickets for SLIMEFEST now on sale at Ticketmaster

The Stars of Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans and YouTube sensation Roxxsaurus Join the Line-up for Nickelodeon’s First-Ever UK SLIMEFEST in Blackpool on 3rd September

ack Griffo and Kira Kosarin, stars of Nickelodeon’s hit live-action series The Thundermans, are heading to Blackpool for Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST on Saturday, 3rd September, 2016.

Summer Events 2016

Summer Events 2016

11th – 14th August, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol: Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest hot air balloon festival with over 100 balloons gathered in the grounds of the stunning Ashton Court Estate to take off at dawn and dusk each day.

A jam packed four days of fun for the whole family, with breakfast and balloons at dawn to the night glows on Thursday and Saturday after dusk, when the balloons glow to a soundtrack of music. Over half a million people attend each year.


All aboard Steam on the Dock - the UK’s only inner-city steam rally at Albert Dock Liverpool

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Train

 

Toot those whistles one and all as Steam on the Dock chugs into Albert Dock Liverpool from May 6-8. Step aboard an authentic steam train and steamboat from a bygone age, and be amazed by a symphonic spectacular of live music, steam and sparks - it’s full steam ahead to the UK’s only inner-city steam rally, which takes over the North West’s most-visited free tourist attraction for a free weekend of wonder for families and steam enthusiasts alike.

Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy celebrated with vibrant mix of pageantry and performance

Shakespears 400 year legacy celebrated with a vibrant mixx of pageantry and performance, photo of parade

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23 April 2016, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has planned an extra special programme of celebrations in honour of William Shakespeare - Stratford’s most famous son and the world’s greatest playwright with a vibrant mix of music, performance and family fun. From Shakespeare-inspired opera and sonnets performed hip-hop style, to an exclusive BBC Radio 3 workshop and creative doodling on a giant Art Cube, there’s plenty to celebrate this special anniversary year.

Cornbury Music Festival

Cornbury 2016 Music Festival

Bryan Ferry, Jamie Cullum, Seal, All Saints Soul II Soul, Steve Wilko, The Zombies, James Morrison, Gabrielle Aplin, Corinne Bailey Rae and many more

 “Cornbury is quintessentially English – good natured, inclusive and slightly eccentric. Beautifully organised and convivial in atmosphere” Mike Scott, The Waterboys

Stunning 90’s popstars, All Saints are marking their comeback at this year’s Cornbury Music Festival showcasing a hot new album along with the megahits that made them famous – Pure Shores, Never Ever and Under the Bridge.


Taking tea on the Thames

Afternoon Tea on the River Thames, London

LONDON visitors keen to escape the city’s hustle and bustle are invited to take tea on the Thames this spring.

Leading Thames river cruise company Bateaux London, at river cruise has announced the return of its afternoon tea cruises on the largest and most sophisticated boat on the river.

From 2 April, on Wednesdays through to Saturdays, Bateaux London’s flagship, Harmony, will weigh anchor to take guests on a 75-minute cruise, taking in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.