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August

Gloucester - 01/08/2011 - The Severn Bore
September(and March) Gloucester - The Severn Bore, one of Britain’s truly spectacular natural events – a large surge wave across the Severn estuary, where the tidal range is the second highest in the world at 50ft 
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Wolverhampton - 01/08/2011 - St Wilfrids Festival
August Wolverhampton - St Wilfrid’s Festival and procession; 
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Truro - 01/08/2011 - Kernow Live
August Truro - Kernow Live;Cornwall’s new Cultural Youth Festival. It aims to celebrate the diversity of Cornwall’s culture, sport and art by bringing children and young people together to share their ideas, achievements and projects 
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Stoke - 01/08/2011 - 6 towns 1 city carnival
August Stoke-on-Trent - Six towns One City Carnival; The annual multi-cultural carnival, Stoke’s answer to Notting Hill, with lots of live music including R’n’B, reggae, calypso and delicious food 
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Nottingham - 05/08/2011 - Nottingham Riverside Festival
5th - 7thAugust Nottingham - Riverside Festival; a large festival on the banks of the River Trent with live world music, street theatre and fireworks 
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Brighton - 06/08/2011 - Summer Festival Week
6th - 14thAugust Brighton - Summer Festival Week; the biggest of its kind in Britain, celebrating all things lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in a week-long extravaganza
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Lancaster - 06/08/2011 - Morecambe Sandcastle Festival
6th - 7thAugust Lancaster - Morecambe Sandcastle Festival; Unique in the North of England with prizes, beach games, brass bands: think you’re any good? 
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Leicester - 06/08/2011 - Leicester Caribbean Festival
6thAugust Leicester - Caribbean Festival; vibrant dress and parades, chilled sounds and great Caribbean cooking smells 
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Worcester - 06/08/2011 - Three Choirs Festival
6th - 13thAugust Worcester - Three Choirs Festival; held each year since the 18th century, this is one of the world’s oldest classical choral music festivals 
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Salford - 07/08/2011 - Big Band Season
7thAugust Salford - Big Band Season; Wardle and Anderson Brass Band- award-winning Victoria Park hosts this afternoon of brass at the Victorian bandstand (part of a season of events) 
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Worcester - 08/08/2011 - Worcester Festival
8th - 29thAugust Worcester Festival; a celebration of life, Worcester and its people. It runs for two or three weeks in August, but always ends on the Bank Holiday Monday with a terrific fireworks display
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Chichester - 08/08/2011 - Selsey Festival
8th - 29thAugust Chichester- Selsey Festival; over 70 events including shows, talks and fetes 
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Nottingham - 10/08/2011 - Anual Robin Hood Festival
10th- 14thAugust Nottingham - Annual Robin Hood Festival; a week of medieval fun with jesters, jousters and the like in Sherwood Forest, celebrating the Nation’s favourite outlaw 
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Bristol - 11/08/2011 - International Balloon Fiesta
11th - 14thAugust Bristol - International Balloon Fiesta; over four days watch hundreds of balloons take to the air in one of the biggest events of its kind in the country 
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Leicester - 12/08/2011 - Summer Sundae Festival
12th - 14thAugust Leicester - Summer Sundae Festival; spend the weekend stomping your feet to sounds from names such as The Maccabees, Graham Coxon, Toots and the Maytals and Example 
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Brighton - 13/08/2011 - Annual Gay Pride Parade
13thAugust Brighton - Annual Gay Pride Parade; the following Monday is an unofficial Bank Holiday in Brighton! 
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Coventry - 14/08/2011 - BMW festival
14th August Coventry - BMW festival at Heritage Motor Centre; the largest gathering of BMW’s in the world 
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Southampton - 14/08/2011 - Skyride
14thAugust Southampton – Skyride; the streets open up for over 10,000 cyclists on a traffic-free day 
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Plymouth - 16/08/2011 - British Fireworks championships
16th- 17thAugust Plymouth - British Fireworks championships; 2 evenings of spectacular fireworks as six teams battle it out for the title 
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Manchester - 19/08/2011 - Manchester Pride Festival
19th - 29thAugust Manchester - Pride; the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender festival 
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Plymouth - 19/08/2011 - Flavour Fest
19th - 21stAugust Plymouth - Flavour Fest; over 100 stalls featuring the finest South-West delicacies 
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Plymouth - 20/08/2011 - Sea Cadet National Band Contest
20thAugust Plymouth - Sea Cadet National Band Contest; the national final 
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Leicester - 20/08/2011 - Bosworth Battlefield Anniversary Weekend
20th - 21stAugust Leicester - Bosworth Battlefield Anniversary Weekend; re-enactments, jousting, a children’s knight school and much, much more 
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Stoke - 20/08/2011 - V Festival
20th - 21stAugust Stoke-on-Trent - V Festival; Nationally acclaimed rock and pop festival with over 1000 acts at Weston Park 
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Canterbury - 20/08/2011 - Herne Bay Festival
20th - 28thAugust Canterbury - Herne Bay Festival; A nine-day celebration of entertainment and live music on the seafront, including gumboot dancing 
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Liverpool - 24/08/2011 - International Beatle Week Festival
24th- 31stAugust Liverpool- International Beatle Week Festival 
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Leeds - 26/08/2011 - Leeds Festival
26th - 28thAugust Leeds - Leeds Festival; Bramham Park 
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Liverpool - 26/08/2011 - Creamfields
26th- 28thAugust Liverpool – Creamfields; Dance music festival 
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Southampton - 26/08/2011 - British Powerboat Festival
26th - 28thAugust Southampton - British Powerboat Festival; at Cowes- competitive racing and spectacular action 
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Gloucester - 26/08/2011 - Tall Ships Festival
26th - 28thAugust Gloucester - Tall Ships Festival; now a bi-annual event; looks stunning in the docks 
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Portsmouth - 27/08/2011 - International Kite Festival
27th - 29thAugust Portsmouth - International Kite Festival; Southsea Common- now in its 20thyear with entries from all over the world 
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Sunderland - 27/08/2011 - Sunderland Folk Festival
27th - 29thAugust Sunderland - Sunderland Folk Festival; the first ever Sunderland folk festival is at the National Glass Centre and Mowbray Park 
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City of London - 28/08/2011 - Notting Hill Carnival
28th  - 29thAugust – London Notting Hill Carnival: the largest street festival of its kind in Europe, a celebration of the Caribbean, 20 miles of floats, steel bands and over 40 sound systems, attracting over 1 million visitors from around the globe 
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Durham - 28/08/2011 - Streets of...Summer Festivals
28th- 30thAugust Durham - Streets of... Summer Festivals; the city streets burst into life with some of the best musicians, dancers and buskers from around the world in Streets of Dance, Streets of Folk and Streets of Play. Great fun! 
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Sheffield - 28/08/2011 - Sheffield Fayre
28th - 29thAugust Sheffield - Sheffield Fayre; Big, free event with lots of attractions, including the Horticultural Show and a history camp with live battles and costume displays
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Liverpool - 28/08/2011 - Mathew Street Festival
28th- 29thAugust Liverpool - Mathew Street Festival; centred on the street that is home to the Cavern Club and one of Europe’s biggest free music events. With stages across the city. 
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Wells - 29/08/2011 - Wells Moat Boat Race
29thAugust Wells Moat Boat Race- rafts, fete and bandstand music, plus a Spitfire flypast 
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