Tuesday 31 July 2018

The Month Ahead - August 2018

Welcome to August's The Month Ahead. The scorching summer in the UK seems set to continue. With the schools on holiday there's plenty of things to do this month. Don't forget the all important Bank Holiday weekend – the last one until Christmas! Let's have a look at some of the traditional feasts and festivals, events and exhibitions that are happening around the UK this month.

1st August - Yorkshire Day. This year the county's smallest city of Ripon is the official host of Yorkshire Day. Look out for special events throughout Yorkshire.

3rd-11th August – Eisteddfod, Cardiff. All the best of Welsh culture is brought together in a week long festival.

4th-11th August - Cowes Week. The waters around the Isle of Wight are filled with the annual sailing regatta. Watch from the shore or join in by using one of the spectator boats or a thrilling RIB ride.

11th August - Portavogie Seafood Festival, Co. Down. Celebrity chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn will be giving demonstrations. Don't miss the trawler pull across the harbour!

9th-12th August - Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The 40th anniversary of Europe's largest balloon meeting. Over four days around 130 balloons will be on show in this free event.

10th-19th August - Falmouth Week. A week long sailing regatta with plenty of events on the shoreside. Look to the sky on the 15th August as the Red Arrows are due to make an appearance.

14th-16th August – Guildford-on-Sea. The landlocked Surrey town brings the beach inland. Enjoy sand, deckchairs and seaside style entertainment.

17th-19th August - Art in Clay, Hatfield House. Experience the best in sculpture and ceramics at this leading show. Have a go yourself in the clay creation zone.

17th-19th August - Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend. The Lancashire coast plays host to all things nostalgic kicking off with

18th-19th August - Iron Age Life, Chiltern Open Air Museum. Go back in time in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, to experience life thousands of years ago.

27th August - The Grand Oldtimer Rally, Folkstone, Kent. Car rallies have been held since 1896 and 2018 looks like it won't disappoint vintage car fans. Expect an assortment of around 400 cars to be on display.

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

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