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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.

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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 Great Gatsby (Open-air)

Smallhythe, Tenterden, TN30 7NG
Performance by Heartbreak Productions (Group)
19:00 - 21:20
17
Jun 2020

Join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway quartet for an evening of jazz, prohibition style. Nick is not only the band leader but a top-notch storyteller, and when he’s in the mood, he can take you back to the summer of 1922 when he lived next door to none other than the infamous Jay Gatsby.

Nick was working as a bond salesman in New York the summer he met the mysterious party-throwing millionaire. Before long, Nick finds out that Gatsby and his cousin Daisy (who conveniently lives nearby) used to be an item. Gatsby is still in love with Daisy, but Daisy is now married to the pretentious and unfaithful Tom. 

So get your glad rags on, work up your best Charleston, and get your cocktail glass at the ready! Served up with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this outdoor adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition. Dress for the weather, bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and don’t forget the picnic and prosecco (now that prohibition has been lifted!).

Picnics welcome in the garden from 6pm.

Adult: £16.00 | Child: £10.00

West End Experience Afternoon Tea

Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6LN
13:00 - 16:00
07
Jun 2020

Sit down to a delicious afternoon tea and listen to our live community choir sing songs from your favourite  West End Shows including Hamilton, Wicked, Matilda, Les Misérables, West Side Story , Jesus Christ Superstar and many more!

Please note that all children must be supervised by an attending adult.   Parties of 8 or less may be seated at large tables with other guests.  Please let us know of any special dietary requirements  (ie: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free) at least 7 days before the event.

Adults Afternoon Tea includes:

Sandwiches
Slow cooked roast beef, tomato, grated fresh horseradish on a brioche bun
Cucumber and cream cheese, white bread
Smoked salmon, lemon and dill crème fraîche, wholemeal bread
Honey glazed ham, roasted onion mayonnaise, wholemeal bread
Egg mayonnaise and cress, white bread

Scones & Pastries
Freshly baked buttermilk fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
Brummie scone
An assortment of afternoon tea pastries and cakes

Children's Afternoon Tea includes:

A selection of ham, cheese and jam triangles
Plain scones with whipped cream and jam
Strawberry jelly pots, Chocolate rice krispies, Angel cupcake, Chocolate chip cookie

Adults: £24.00 | Children: £16.00

Chatsworth House All Year Round Event

Portland House, Matlock Bath, Matlock Bath, DE4 3PX
05
Mar 2019
31
Mar 2021
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Visit Britain's top stately home and see why it has been voted the nation's favourite with country fairs, music and theatrical shows, stunning gardens, children's farmyard and play ground and the fun maze...
FREE: FREE

Raymond Blanc’s Bastille Day Summer Garden Party

Church Road, Great Milton, OX44 7PD
16:00 - 22:00
14
Jul 2020
Join Raymond and the team for a day like no other at Belmond Le Manoir. To celebrate the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14th July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, Raymond is hosting his magnificent Provencal style garden party. He and his brigade will serve the best alfresco dishes, Michelin star treats, Maman Blanc's classic from The Raymond Blanc Cookery School and specialities from the barbecue. No summer party is complete without flowing champagne and refreshing cocktails, joyous live music and, of course, an enthusiastic rendition of La Marseillaise! Join Raymond and friends for an unforgettable Bastille experience.
: £299.00

Real Life Yoga Breaks (with Meg Jackson 2020)

Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3PB
14
May 2020
05
Sep 2020
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Feel like you’re stuck in a yoga rut? Know your Surya namaskar from your Savasana but need a bit more? Want to start developing your existing practice and add a bit of ‘oomph’ to your asana? If you’ve been practising consistently for at least six months, this is the perfect yoga break for you. Join founder of Real Life Yoga, Meg Jackson, to start ‘building on the basics’ and start challenging your body (and your mind) a little bit more. Or for the more advanced Yoga practicioner, Join Meg on 'Finding your flow' and dive into the world of vinyasa yoga. Each Real Life Yoga Break includes: – Welcome and introduction to the Break by Meg Jackson, including how to get the most from it and seven yoga sessions with Meg. – Choice of two 25-minute treatments from: • Soothing Back Massage • Conditioning Foot Treatment • Conditioning Hand Treatment • Tension Release Scalp Therapy – All meals including breakfast served to your room, three-course lunch and three-course dinner. – You will also receive a Real Life Yoga pack with tips and hints on enhancing the effects of the break once at home. – 2.00pm arrival on day one, departure on last day is at 2.00pm – Full use of all Ragdale’s facilities including Thermal Spa, gym and exercise classes as listed under What’s included in every visit.
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

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

SUPERSIZED!

Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH
04
Apr 2020
03
Sep 2020
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April 2020 will see an exciting new addition at Marwell Zoo… the world exclusive toy brick event: SUPERSIZED! The brand-new immersive adventure has been created with more than two million toy bricks and will include some of the deadliest and most deceptive creatures in the world, all blown up to enormous proportions. Follow the trail to discover more about each species and break the myth of these often-misunderstood creatures. The larger than life brick adventure features up to 40 astonishing models of real-life creatures with an explosion of colour and size. From sneaky predators such as the fearless honey badger and venomous blue-ringed octopus, to the aptly named assassin bug, all creatures have been chosen for their colourful appearance in nature, unusual natural abilities and because they can be magnified to an eye-popping size. Guests will also be able to play games, build their own models and create toy brick graffiti. The creative geniuses at BRICKLIVE say it will take their team of professional builders more than 10,000 hours to create the exclusive event. The event will be on display at the zoo from 4 April to 3 September 2020. SUPERSIZED! will be included with general admission. Ticket prices cost from £18 per child (3-16 years) and £22 per adult, which include an optional donation. Children aged 2 and under go free and every penny spent at Marwell helps the charity support the zoo and its conservation projects in the UK and overseas.
Adult: £22.00 | Child: £18.00 | Family: £76.00

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

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

Meet Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol at Drusillas!

Drusillas Park, Alfriston, BN26 5QS
10:00 - 16:00
29
Jul 2020
PAW Patrol is on a roll! Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. You’d be barking mad to miss it!
Admission from:: £20.50
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