Friday 31 May 2019

The Month Ahead – June 2019

Welcome to June's The Month Ahead. Summer is now officially upon us. The days are long so make the most of the lighter evenings. 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 June – The Derby, Epsom. The greatest of the flat races and of the social events of the year on the British calendar.

1st to 2nd June - The Big Lunch. Organised by The Eden Project this is a chance for people around the country to come together and share lunch.

5th to 9th June - RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Against the stunning backdrop of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's stately home this Derbyshire flower show returns for its third year. See show gardens, buy plants from top nurseries and enjoy the food and drink stalls.

8th to 9th June - River Exe Regatta, Devon. The sailing clubs around the River Exe gather for their annual event. Watch the sailing and join in later with the evening celebrations.

9th June - Open Farm Sunday 2019. Across the country hundreds of farm will open to the public. See what it is like to live and work on a farm and the challenges the farmers face.

14th and 15th June - National Refuse Championships, Weston-super-Mare. This charity event sees teams racing against each other to collect waste and recycling. Free to spectate with rides and food stalls.

15th and 16th June - Wings and Wheels, Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey. Held over Father's Day weekend motoring and aviation fans will be thrilled by the sight of the Red Arrows at this year's show.

18th and 19th June - Royal Cheshire County Show. Tabley near Knutsford is the setting for this annual show that dates back to 1838. See the best in Cheshire rich agricultural heritage with competitions for animals ranging from cows to rabbits.

22nd and 23rd June - Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta. The ground and air of Cheltenham Racecourse will be filled with the spectacular sight of hot air balloons. Along with the balloons there will be a giant funfair and fireworks display.

22nd to 30th June - Pembrokeshire Fish Week. The towns of the Welsh coastline will be filled with events to highlight their fishing history. Join in with seashore safaris, fresh fish tastings and cookery demonstrations.

22nd June to 29th September - Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019. A free festival of sculpture across Leeds and Wakefield. You'll find sculptures in four different galleries plus special commissions around the cities.

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

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