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July

Winchester - 01/07/2011 - Winchester Festival
1st - 10thJuly Winchester Festival; some of the greatest names in 21st- century theatre, literature and visual arts showcased in this perennial Top 10 Festivals in England favourite
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Chester - 01/07/2011 - Chester British Masters Show - Jumping
1st - 31st July Chester - British Masters; Show-jumping  
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Birmingham - 01/07/2011 - Birmingham - Jazz Festival
1st- 10thJuly Birmingham - Jazz Festival; over 50 venues across the city 
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Chester - 01/07/2011 - Chester Summer Music Festival
1st - 16thJuly Chester - Summer Music Festival; late-night concerts amid magical settings 
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Chichester - 01/07/2011 - Chichester - Annual Jazz and Real Ale Festival
1st - 2ndJuly/ 8th-9thJuly Chichester - Annual Jazz and Real Ale Festival; undercover in Priory Park with great live music, superb beers and a really friendly welcome 
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Bath - 01/07/2011 - Roman Baths - Explore by Night
July & August Bath - Roman Baths by torchlight; explore the Roman Baths in the evening by flickering torchlight 
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Bath - 01/07/2011 - Bath Food & Drink Festival
Bath Food & Drink Festival; a celebration of food and drink with a line up of the most tantalising food and beverage producers in the country throughout July
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Salisbury - 05/07/2011 - Lantern Parade
Mid-December Salisbury - Lantern Parade; Watch the streets glow as over a thousand lanterns light up the south of England’s biggest parade 
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Lancaster - 05/07/2011 - Lancaster Christmas carols
8th - 17thDecember Lancaster - Christmas carols in the Ashton Memorial; Local choirs and orchestras at this dramatic venue. Uplifting. 
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Truro - 05/07/2011 - City of Lights
Mid-November Truro - City of Lights: giant lanterns made by local schools and community groups on the streets of Truro - a visual delight plus a feast of live music. Well worth experiencing. 
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Carlisle - 05/07/2011 - Windermere Airshow
 23rd- 24thJuly Carlisle- Windermere Airshow 
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Gloucester - 05/07/2011 - Quays Food Festival
22nd - 24th July Gloucester - Quays food festival; with guest chefs Gino d'Campo and James Martin 
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City of London - 05/07/2011 - BBCProms
15thJuly- 10thSeptember London - BBCProms; for a city that’s all about international, rather than English or British, this is a reminder that London is the Capital of England. 
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Preston - 05/07/2011 - Preston Riversway Festival
15th-17thJuly Preston - Riversway Festival; the docks come alive with music, colour and water-themed fun 
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Ely - 05/07/2011 - World Pea shooting Championship
11thJuly Ely - World Pea shooting Championship; now in its 40thyear, come and compete for a World title. 
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St Albans - 05/07/2011 - St Albans CAMRA beer festival
9th - 18thJuly St Albans - CAMRA beer festival; yes, we know lots of places have these, but St Albans is the home of CAMRA, so if they can’t lay on a bash here... 
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Chichester - 05/07/2011 - Petworth Festival
9th - 30thJuly Chichester - Petworth Festival; bringing together classical, jazz, outdoor theatre and comedy (plus a treasure hunt) this is a hidden gem of a festival 
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York - 05/07/2011 - York Early Music Festival
8th - 16thJuly York - Early Music Festival 
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Norwich - 05/07/2011 - Lord Mayor’s Celebrations
7th - 10thJuly Norwich - Lord Mayor’s Celebrations; Norwich’s biggest bash with music, fireworks, street artists and all sorts going on
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Lichfield - 05/07/2011 - Lichfield Festival
7th - 17thJuly Lichfield Festival; the 30th Lichfield Festival centres around Lichfield Cathedral, but will take place in venues elsewhere in the city and beyond
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Derby - 06/07/2011 - CAMRA Summer Beer Festival
6th - 10thJuly Derby - CAMRA Summer Beer Festival, in this city with a fine brewing heritage 
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Plymouth - 07/07/2011 - Plymouth - Race week
7th - 10thJuly Plymouth - Race week; a new biennial yacht race taking advantage of the fabulous waterfront and superb sailing waters 
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Nottingham - 08/07/2011 - Outdoor Theatre Season
8thJuly - 19thAugust Nottingham - Outdoor Theatre Season at Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey 
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Durham - 08/07/2011 - Brass International Festival
8th - 17thJuly Durham - Brass International Festival; International bands perform jazz, funk, classical and ska music; and The Durham Miners' Gala takes place in July, when colliery brass bands traditionally march through the streets 
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Wakefield - 08/07/2011 - Newmillerdam Festival
8th - 17thJuly Wakefield - Newmillerdam Festival Week; including treasure hunt, familt Ceilidh, and a chainsaw carving exhibition 
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Peterborough - 08/07/2011 - Just Dogs Live
 8th - 10thJuly Peterborough - Just Dogs Live; East of England Showground, for the East of England Championship Dog Show, the winner going to Crufts
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Wolverhampton - 09/07/2011 - Wolverhampton - City Show
9th - 10thJuly Wolverhampton - City Show; West Park, giant free show with displays, fairs, and numerous stalls 
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Oxford - 09/07/2011 - Oxford - Alice’s Day
9thJuly Oxford - Alice’s Day; in honour of Alice in Wonderland, fun, games and ‘happenings’ around the city 
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Cambridge - 09/07/2011 - Cambridge Big Weekend
9th - 11th July - Cambridge - The Big Weekend; three days of non-stop music, including Sunday’s World music day and entertainment for the family 
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Wakefield - 10/07/2011 - Pontefract Liquorice Festival
10thJuly Wakefield - Pontefract Liquorice Festival; street entertainers and plenty of liquorice food and drink 
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Leicester - 10/07/2011 - Belgrave Mela
10thJuly Leicester - Belgrave Mela; this rich, colourful mix of South Asian arts and culture festival includes live entertainment, celebrity guests and much more. 
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Cambridge - 11/07/2011 - Shakespear Festival
11thJuly - 27thAugust Cambridge - Shakespeare Festival; picnic beforehand in idyllic College surroundings then watch dynamic and accessible performances performed in full period costume 
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Lincoln - 15/07/2011 - Lincoln Waterfront Festival
Mid-July: Lincoln Waterfront festival: with many daredevil stunts 
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Carlisle - 16/07/2011 - Carlisle Cumberland Show
16thJuly Carlisle - Cumberland Show; a celebration of all things Cumbrian 
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Salford - 16/07/2011 - Right Royal Regatta
16thJuly Salford - Right Royal Regatta; recreating the visit of Queen Victoria to Worsley in 1851, this free event by the canal featuring a flotilla of boats is part of loads of celebrations marking the 250thanniversary of the opening of the Bridgewater Canal 
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Lincoln - 16/07/2011 - Spalding South Holland Food Festival
16thJuly - 14thAugust Lincoln - Spalding South Holland Food Festival; a great place to meet and eat, this is a real celebration of food 
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Sheffield - 16/07/2011 - European Fencing Championships
 16th - 22ndJuly Sheffield - European Fencing Championships; after the craftsmen with the cues (snooker), it’s the turn of the ones with the blades 
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Stoke - 17/07/2011 - Tunstall Carnival
17thJuly Stoke-on-Trent  - Tunstall Carnival; live entertainment, bike and mountain bike shows, dog displays and fun inflatables 
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Sunderland - 18/07/2011 - 2011 C2C bike challenge
18thJuly Sunderland - 2011 C2C bike challenge; finish line at Roker 
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Chester - 18/07/2011 - Chester Midsummer Watch Parade
18th - 19thJuly Chester Midsummer Watch Parade: one of Britain’s oldest festivals, dating back 500 years, involves a family of model giants, giant mythical creatures and chariots. It’s bizarre and utterly brilliant 
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Liverpool - 19/07/2011 - Museum of Liverpool Opening
19thJuly Liverpool - Official opening of Museum of Liverpool
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Liverpool - 19/07/2011 - Liver Building Centenary
19thand 22nd/24thJuly Liverpool - Liver Building celebrates its Centenary 
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Peterborough - 20/07/2011 - Peterborough Festival of Hunting
20thJuly Peterborough - Festival of Hunting; East of England Showground 
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Canterbury - 21/07/2011 - Kent Beer Festival
21st - 23rdJuly Canterbury - Kent beer festival; surely worth a visit given the quality of Kentish hops
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Newcastle - 22/07/2011 - Summertyne music festival
22nd - 24thJuly Newcastle - Summertyne music festival; on NewcastleGateshead Quayside 
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Plymouth - 22/07/2011 - Classic Boat Rally
22nd - 24thJuly Plymouth - Classic boat rally; a 5-day show and festival for classic boat owners and admirers 
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Sheffield - 22/07/2011 - Sheffield - Tramlines massive
22nd - 24thJuly Sheffield - Tramlines massive; non-stop party weekend at a multitude of venues across the city. Music is big in Sheffield – there are over 50 independent music studios here 
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Ripon - 22/07/2011 - Ripon Summer Party
22ndJuly Ripon - Summer Party at Fountains Abbey; BBQ, String Trio and a Ceilidh at this atmospheric venue 
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Bristol - 23/07/2011 - Bristol - Harbour Festival
 23rd - 31stJuly Bristol - Harbour Festival; with dragon boat races, strolling music and much more. Now in its 40thyear, one of the largest events of its type in the country
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Canterbury - 23/07/2011 - Oyster Festival Whistable
23rd - 29thJuly Canterbury - Oyster Festival Whitstable; A celebration of the town’s long history as gourmet oyster: on 24this ‘landing of the oyster’s, on 29ththe ‘blessing of the waters’ 
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Leicester - 24/07/2011 - Nottingham Splendour
24th July Nottingham Splendour; the city’s largest music festival 
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Chichester - 26/07/2011 - Glorious Goodwood
26th - 30thJuly Chichester - Glorious Goodwood; the famous horse racing event done in style 
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Cambridge - 28/07/2011 - Cambridge Folk Festival
28th - 31stJuly Cambridge - Folk Festival; with all the biggest names in folk 
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29/07/2011 - Lake District Summer Music Festival
29thJuly - 14thAugust Lake District Summer Music Festival; top artists, ensembles and speakers amidst dramatic scenery 
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Sunderland - 29/07/2011 - Sunderland International Airshow
29th - 31stJuly Sunderland International Airshow; the biggest free airshow in Europe 
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Hull - 29/07/2011 - Yum Festival
29th - 30thJuly Hull -Yum Food Festival; tasty tents, chefs theatres and a continental market, at this food lovers showcase across the city 
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Wakefield - 30/07/2011 - Wakefield Brass Band Festival
 30th - 31stJuly Wakefield - Music Collective Brass Band Festival at Clarence Park Bandstand 
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Plymouth - 30/07/2011 - Plymouth - Regatta
30thJuly - 7thAugust Plymouth - Regatta; the city’s biggest annual sailing event includes daily prizes and live music at the weekends 
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Lichfield - 30/07/2011 - The Staffordshire Hoard
30thJuly - 21stAugust Lichfield - Exciting touring exhibition of the hoard to Lichfield Cathedral in the summer of 2011. Visitors to the exhibition will discover more about our proud Anglo Saxon history, the bloody battles, warfare and passage from paganism to Christianity that helped shaped our country today 
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Hull - 30/07/2011 - P1 Powerboat Racing
30th- 31stJuly Hull - P1 Powerboat Racing; dramatic racing and spectacular jet-ski displays 
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Worcester - 30/07/2011 - Pershore Plum Festival
30thJuly Worcester – For a month, the Pershore Plum Festival 
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Leicester - 31/07/2011 - Leicester Rathayatra
31st July Leicester – Rathayatra; colourful Hindu religious event 
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