Wednesday 31 May 2017

The Month Ahead – June 2017

Welcome to June's The Month Ahead. We come to the longest day of the year this month so make the most of the summer days. Let's have a look at some of the traditional feasts and festivals, events and exhibitions that are happening around the UK this month.

Gin Festival - Ipswich, 2nd - 4th June; Newcastle Upon Tyne, 9th -10th June; Gloucester, 16th-17th June; Stoke on Trent 23rd-24th June; Leeds, 30th June-2nd July. Join in the with growing trend for specialist gins with this touring nationwide festival.

Chilli Fest UK – Cheltenham, 3rd June; Merthyr, 10th June; Southport, 17th June. Admission free. It's getting hot, hot, hot with everything chilli coming to the streets of the UK. Dare you take the hottest chilli eating test?

2nd-3rd June – The Investec Derby Festival, Epsom, Surrey. More than just a single horse race with hospitality options for all. The new Hillside Enclosure includes a Family Zone and Garden Party.

7th-11th June – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Derbyshire. If you have enjoyed watching the RHS Chelsea Flower Show then indulge in this new show set in the grounds of the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House. The RHS are promising a show unlike any other of their existing events.

9th-11th June – Great North Swim, Lake Windermere. Wetsuits at the ready as experienced swimmers take on a variety of lengths in the iconic Lake District waters.

10th-11th June - Classic and Vintage Commercial Show, British Motor Museum, Warwickshire – A must for motor enthusiasts with over 400 pre 1997 commercial vehicles plus autojumble and model show.

16th-18th June – Eroica Britannia, Buxton, Derbyshire. For all things vintage and cycling related head to Eroica Britannia. As well as the pre-1987 bike ride there is a full music line up as well.

16th-18th June – FAB Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire. An unique combination of music and canal boating now in its 27th year.

17th-23rd June – Broadstairs Dickens Festival, Kent. Revel in all things Victorian wth a celebration of the great writer Charles Dickens. Dress up or simply spot others in their historical finery. There will be a series of free events include The Grande Parade and beach party.

28th-29th June – Royal Norfolk Show. Head east to the Norfolk Showground for the annual county show. As well as the traditional agricultural exhibits there will be a food and drink show, air display from the RAF Falcons and art show.

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

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