Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Month Ahead - March 2018

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Welcome to March's The Month Ahead. There's plenty to forward to this month including the clocks going forward one hour on 25th March. Before then there is St. David's Day, Mothering Sunday and St. Patrick's Day. The month finishes with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Let's have a look at some of the traditional feasts and festivals, events and exhibitions that are happening around the UK this month.

Throughout March - National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival. Across England and Wales private and public gardens open their gates to the public to raise money while showing off their daffodil displays.

1st March - Free entry to Cadw sites, across Wales. Learn about the history and heritage of Wales on their patron saint's day. Cadw, who manage a number of historic sites across Wales, will be offering free entry to everyone for one day only.

5th March – St. Piran's Day, Truro. The patron saint of Cornwall is celebrated throughout Cornwall on 5th March. In Truro the annual parade finishes with free pasties.

7th-11th March - Women of the World Festival, Southbank Centre, London. To coincide with International Women's Day the 8th WOWLondon features talks, performances and art installations.

9th-18th March - British Science Week, across the country. A 10 day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. Choose from hundreds of events to get involved.

11th March – Mother's Day at The National Trust, across the country. Treat your mum to an afternoon tea, craft event or a walk around the gardens in National Trust venues around England and Wales.

12th-18th March - Shakespeare Week, across the country. Indulge in all things to with the Bard with performances, workshops and craft events.

16th-18th March - St. Patrick's Day celebrations, London. The main events of this year's three day celebrations are centred around Trafalgar Square. It culminates in the parade on Sunday 18th which goes from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square.

17th March - St. Patrick's Day Parade and Concert, Belfast. This year's parade runs from Royal Avenue to Writers Square. It finishes with a free concert at Custom House.

17th-23rd March - Sport Relief. Get up and moving to raise money for charity. Organise your own event or take part in The Nation's Billion Steps Challenge.

29th March – Royal Maundy Service, St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Each year the Queen gives money to nominated recipients on Maundy Thursday. Tickets for the services will have already been allocated but you can be one of the crowd outside.

All events are subject to change. Please check with the organisers before travelling.

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