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Event Venues UK Overview

Here you will find a calendar of our top occasions and experiences found across Britain. To make your life that bit easier, we have complied a list of popular categories for you to browse at your leisure. Whether you are searching for the perfect inspiration for your wedding, fancy a trip to the theatre or crave a cultural art exhibition, Britain’s Finest has you covered.

Current and Upcoming Events (1/12)

Battle of the Chefs at Minster Mill

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
19:30 - 22:30
20
Aug 2020

Award-winning chefs from across the Andrew Brownsword Hotels collection of properties will come together to share their signature dishes in an evening of culinary competition. Minster Mill's Head Chef is joined by the Executive Chef of Amberley Castle to create a delicious six-course tasting menu showcasing their favourite dishes and techniques.

Each of our talented chefs will create three courses championing their signature style and guests will then be invited to vote for their preferred course to crown their favourite chef! Join us for a unique opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes from two award-winning chefs in one evening.

Ticket: £100.00

Creepy Crawlies Day at Drusillas

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
10:00 - 16:00
23
Jul 2020
Creep down to Drusillas Park and meet some amazing mini monsters. The Discovery Centre, open between 11am and 4pm, will be swarming with weird insects, slimy molluscs and scary spiders and experts from the British Tarantula Society will be available to answer your questions. Included in entry price.
Admsission from:: £20.50

Grower Champagne Dinner

Palace Lane, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZL
23:00 - 23:00
23
Jul 2020
Phil Weeks, Sales Director of Lea & Sandeman Wine Merchants and our Head Sommelier, Sergio Dos Santos have collabarated alongside new Head Chef Matthew Whitfield for a mouth-watering 5 course menu accompanied by delectable Grower Champagne. Grower Champagne is sparkling wine crafted by grape growers and their families. The beauty of Grower Champagne is that it comes from one vineyard and produces cuvées that reflect their distinct vineyards and style. Join us for a truly unique evening where you and your taste buds will be taken on an educational journey during this intimate dining experience.
Per Person: £125.00
03
Jun 2020
Sir Paul Getty spent 25 years assembling one of the finest private collections of books and manuscripts in the world. When he moved to Wormsley, just 15 minute drive from Belmond Le Manoir, he commissioned the building of the castellated Library, as an extension of the main house. The growing collection features the first edition of Caxton’s printing of The Canterbury Tales, Anne Boleyn’s Psalter and the first folio of Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories and Tragedies”. Other highlights include manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 15th Century, important Bibles and extraordinary modern bindings. We are invited to a rare viewing of this renowned collection with a curated tour of this historic location. We will also explore the enchanting walled gardens which date back to the mid 1700s. We will then return to Belmond Le Manoir where we will sip Champagne as the sun goes down and enjoy a feast of summer dishes for dinner. INCLUDES: Tea, coffee and lemon cake, transfer to Wormsley Estate and exclusive viewing of the Getty family private collection, hosted tour of the walled garden, champagne reception, 4-course dinner with sommelier paired wines, coffee and petits fours.
: £250.00

Lifeboat Weekend in aid of RNLI

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
01
Aug 2020
02
Aug 2020
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This is a great weekend for all the family, packed full of fun and action. On Saturday there’s a very popular 2 mile sponsored swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly, starting at 9:00 a.m. Adults battle their way through the currents all the way. Sunday is an entertainment-packed day. ATC Gun run up the cobbles in the morning and there will be lifeboat operational displays during the day. There are food, info stalls and a BBQ with entertainment for all, including tug of war, games and competitions. The Lifeboat House will be open and there’ll be an exciting rescue display in the afternoon by Clovelly’s volunteer lifeboat crew. So come along! You’ll love it.
14
Aug 2020
15
Aug 2020
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Friday 14th August

The Red Lion Harbour Bar. Menus will include foods, such as Soda breads, Homity pies, Rice puddings and Walton pies. And there will be live music in the evening with Tamsin Ball singing at 8 pm.

Saturday 15th August

Throughout the day, there will be live music, party food in the street, plus arts and crafts, games, exhibitions in the museum gallery, parades down the cobbled street, film screening of bombs, barns and books in St. Peters Chapel and so much more!

The Pirates of Penzance (Opera)

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by Opera Anywhere (Group)
26
Aug 2020
27
Aug 2020
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An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’! The twists and turns of this classic operetta unfold with ingenious characters, sublime lyrics and some of the best-known songs in opera!

All: £18.00

The Three Musketeers

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by This Is My Theatre (Group)
19:30 - 21:00
14
Aug 2020

“All for one and one for all!”

When young D’Artagnan travels to Paris to join the king’s musketeers he uncovers a plot to discredit Queen Anne in the eyes of King Louis XIII and the country.

With Athos, Porthos and Aramis, D’Artagnon now must help to defeat the evil Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter, but their quest will not be easy…

Join us as we bring this action filled adventure to life in a lively staging of this much-loved novel complete with unexpected plot twists, romance and of course epic fights!

All: £15.50

The Navy Lark

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
19:30 - 21:30
06
Jun 2020

Coming live to the theatre for the first time in over 60 years is The Navy Lark.
Starring James Hurn known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams from his hit one man show Hancock and Co.
Also starring Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant Lot.
The Navy Lark sees a cast of three bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran for 1959 - 1977 which originally featured Leslie Phillips, Dennis Price, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee. Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.
When HMS Troutbridge docks at your local theatre it’s going to be “Ev’rybody Down!” For an evening of nostalgic belly laughs. So “Bung Ho!” and secure your tickets now!

All: £15.50

Plant Hunters Fair

Siddington, Congleton Rd, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
10:00 - 16:00
16
Aug 2020
The plant fair will be sited in front of the magnificent backdrop of the Hall and the entry charge will include access to the picturesque gardens. The Hall will also be open (separate charge). Dogs on leads welcome in the fair and, for this event only, in gardens on paths only.
Palnt Fair and Gardens: £3.50

James Dodds Wood to Water

Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY
03
Oct 2019
01
Sep 2020
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This exhibition of paintings of traditional boats of Falmouth showcases the work of artist James Dodds. It includes several new commissions including a Falmouth Pilot cutter which will be the largest painting James has ever undertaken. “Boats have evolved over centuries to suit the sea conditions and materials available to build them. Boats are shaped by the sea. ‘Wood to Water' is a travelling exhibition inspired by the vernacular boats of the British Isles. This show focuses on Cornwall and the working boats of Falmouth. It gives me great pleasure to be showing my linocuts and paintings in this wonderful building again, in a museum that celebrates and is dedicated to small boats, vessels that float, fly and fire the imagination. As an artist and former shipwright it has been invigorati
Free as part of the normal Museum admission: £13.95

Cheshire Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
10:00 - 16:00
30
Aug 2020

Includes North West Mercedes-Benz Day

Our third and final event of 2020 at Capesthorne Hall, this popular event regularly attracts 400-500 display vehicles to this most picturesque of settings.

In addition to an eclectic display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles the Capesthorne Hall courtyard directly outside Capesthorne Hall will be filled with a stunning display of vehicles courtesy of the Cheshire Mercedes-Benz Owners Club.

Prices: Adults £8.50, Children (7-14yrs) £3.50. Visitor parking is free.

Hall opens from 12 noon (last admission 3.30pm)
Hall Admission Adults £3, accompanied children free
Lakeside Cafe open 11am – 4.30pm for refreshments

Please see Classic Shows website for exhibitor enquiries.

www.classicshows.org
Tel: 01484 667776
Email: [email protected]

Adult: £8.50 | Child (7-14yrs): £3.50
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