Festivals, Carnivals and Events

Join the big cheeses at the Caerphilly Food Festival!

Caerphilly Food Festival

Caerphilly Food Festival is set to once again delight visitors when it returns to the town on Saturday 12th May.

Thousands are expected to descend on Caerphilly town centre – just a ten-mile hop from the capital city of Cardiff – as it plays host to 100 stall holders who will tempt taste buds with delicious aromas, sizzling sounds and mouth-watering produce. 

The streets will be transformed into a marketplace between 9am and 5pm bursting with culinary delights complemented by craft and activity stalls and the ever popular farmers market. 

The event promises to be a fun day out for the whole family with activities planned throughout the day including face painting, donkey rides, a children’s fun fair and street entertainers.

The Westminster British 10k

British 10k

Lace up and experience the City's most iconic landmarks with a very British 10k. Run by Trafalgar Square, the Embankment, Big Ben and more, and bask in the glory that is summertime in London!

Virgin Sport is adding to the Great British season of celebration and Summer of Sport with a return of the iconic Westminster British 10K.

"Running on closed streets in central London and past all the iconic landmarks makes the British 10k a race like no other. We are excited to be working with Westminster Council and ASICS, our official sportswear presenting partner, to make this a fun summer day out for everyone again in 2018." - Jessica Frey, Virgin Sport, General Manager

The Brewery Quarter Set For Jazz Festival Take Over with Around Town Event

Jazz Festival

The Brewery Quarter is preparing for the return of the prestigious Cheltenham Jazz Festival and its fantastic Around Town events.

Returning to the Quarter for the third year on Sunday 6 May, the Around Town Jazz Festival Event provides a flavour of the main event but without the ticket price, with six amazing free acts taking to the stage throughout the course of the day. 

Starting from 1pm, enjoy live music and dancing until 7pm on the Bank Holiday Sunday. 

1pm – 1.45pm - Gypsy Jazz band, Pixie and the Gypsies will be performing unique covers featuring vocals, violin, double bass and guitar. 

From 2.15 – 3pm Soular Funk will be performing some of the very best funk, soul and disco classics from the 1970s to present day. 

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Colour Run is back with a festival twist

Colour Run

Local children’s hospice, Forget Me Not,  have announced their Colour Run event will be back this and is set to be their biggest event yet.

The Colour Run Festival will not only include the much loved Colour Run around Farnley Estate but the event will become a day out for all the family with a colourful festival taking place throughout the day..

Forget Me Not, which provides care and support to local children with life-shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire, is looking for people to run, jog, walk or dance their way through the 4k rainbow route on Saturday 30th June.

‘Queen’ set to rock Darlington

THIS May will see some of the greatest acts of all time grace Darlington’s Market Square for a night of music, dancing and fun with The Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival.

The Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival will see the biggest and best artists of our generation impersonated by international professionals coming together to play their artist’s all-time classics

Festival goers will get the chance to see performances from ‘Ed Sheeran’, ‘The Beatles’, ‘Queen’, ‘Pink’, ‘Oasis’ and many more.

The party starts on Saturday 5th May from 3pm-10:30pm and will be part of the May Bank Holiday fun at Darlington’s All Square Festival.

MALTON FOOD LOVERS FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 26TH & SUNDAY 27TH MAY 2018

Malton Food Lovers Festival

Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton, will celebrate the 10th annual Malton Food Lovers Festival on the 26th – 27th May 2018. Attracting tens of thousands of hungry visitors each year, the Festival is well regarded as one of the UK’s most prestigious food events.
 
The Malton Food Lovers Festival has attracted some of the finest food talent in the country and will this year welcome an all-star line-up with three of Yorkshire’s born and bred Michelin Star guest chefs confirmed to attend.
 

Royal Three Counties Show celebrating 60 years at Malvern

Three Counties Show

The Royal Three Counties Show returns for its 60th year at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern - and it’s the biggest celebration of the great British countryside yet.

With more than 90,000 visitors expected to join the landmark event in the agricultural calendar, it’s set to be a hearty feast of farming, fine food and family entertainment.

Diana Walton, Head of Shows at the Three Counties, said:

“We’re incredibly proud to mark the 60th year of our namesake show. Our roots stretch back over 220 years but this year we’re celebrating our ‘diamond’ anniversary at the showground with a sparkling line up. We’ve some wonderful new additions including our Gardening Hub, Ask the Groom and the much-loved actors from the Archers.”

The Albany Theatre - Proud of what we do

The Albany Theatre - Proud of what we do

... and those who help us do it 

The Albany is home to a beautiful Art Deco theatre in the heart of Coventry and a brand-new studio space staging in-house and professional touring dance, drama, music and comedy productions.  

From exquisite professional ballet companies to fun-packed tribute acts, local community shows to spectacular Off-Broadway hits, The Albany’s two theatres play host to dance, drama, music and comedy events both large and small. 

Geronimo festival announces awesome 2018 headliners

Geronimo Festival

Geronimo Festival is delighted to announce their exciting 2018 headliners and families are in for an entertainment-packed long weekend from 25th – 28th May at Arley Hall, Cheshire.

The renowned family festival confirms that children’s TV Megastar, Justin Fletcher is returning to Geronimo at Arley Hall and will headline the Main Stage on Saturday 26th May. The ever-popular Cbeebies star will be on-hand to keep young children and their families entertained on stage during his afternoon performance.

Geronimo FestivalYouTube teen stars, Max and Harvey are also joining the all-star line up for 2018, cementing Geronimo’s place as the premier children’s UK festival.

Bristol and the South West 2018 Festivals

Bristol Festivals

Below is the list of Bristol Festivals in Bristol and the South West for throughout this year.

Bristol New Musi, 20th - April 22nd

Various venues across Bristol

The third instalment of Bristol New Music, featuring its boldest programme to date, will bring some of the world’s most innovative musical pioneers to the city in April, playing at the Colston Hall, Arnolfini, St George’s Bristol, Spike Island and the University of Bristol. Audiences will get the chance to walk among a live orchestra during a performance, hear synthesised sound pioneer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith perform in the former Bristol IMAX Cinema and plenty more one-off events.

UK’s first music, food and fitness festival returns in July with new adventure program

LoveFit

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.

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.

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Speyside Whisky

Thousands of visitors from around the globe will celebrate Scotland’s national drink this spring at one of the world’s biggest whisky events – the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. The Festival is a five-day celebration comprising around 500 different events scattered across the beautiful region, which lies directly between the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness.

Distillery tours, food pairings, whisky tastings, music and fun combine to provide a packed programme. Visitors will have the chance to take exclusive behind the scenes distillery tours, learn how to pair whisky with food, enjoy traditional music and even take a ride on a whisky themed vintage train.