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September

Durham - 01/09/2011 - Durham Book Festival
October Durham - Durham Book Festival; a host of household names take over the city to talk all things books. 
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Exeter - 01/09/2011 - Exeter Autumn Festival
October- November Exeter - Exeter Autumn Festival; theatre, music and entertainment. 
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Peterborough - 01/09/2011 - Burghley Horse Trials
1s t - 4th September Peterborough - Burghley Horse Trials 
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Hull - 01/09/2011 - Hull Freedom Festival
SeptemberHull - Freedom Festival, Hulls unique music and live arts festival 
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Ripon - 01/09/2011 - Great North Art Show
September– Great North Art Show: an exhibition of contemporary paintings at Ripon Cathedral 
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Ripon - 01/09/2011 - Ripon International Festival
Start September– Ripon International Festival: orchestra and world music at Ripon Cathedral 
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Gloucester - 03/09/2011 - Gloucester day
3rdSeptember Gloucester - Gloucester day; (named after the civil war was won in 1643)
 
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Sheffield - 03/09/2011 - Arts in the Gardens
3rd - 4thSeptember Sheffield - Arts in the Gardens; at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Now one of the north’s largest outdoor arts exhibitions, the Gardens are transformed into an enchanting artsy crafty village packed with original artwork and entertainment. 
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Bristol - 03/09/2011 - Organic Food Festival
3rd - 4thSeptember Bristol - Organic Food Festival; now in its 11thyear, it’s Europe’s largest organic showcase 
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Bristol - 03/09/2011 - International Festival of Kites and Air Creations
3rd - 4thSeptember Bristol - International Festival of Kites and Air Creations; an extra-special year as it celebrates its 25thbirthday with spectacular flying displays and aerial battles 
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Derby - 04/09/2011 - Darley Park
4thSeptember Derby - Darley Park Concert; the UK’s largest free outdoor classical concert 
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Derby - 04/09/2011 - Darley Park
4thSeptember Derby - Darley Park Concert; the UK’s largest free outdoor classical concert 
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Plymouth - 04/09/2011 - Navy Days
4th - 5thSeptember Plymouth - Navy Days; Devonport Naval base opens its doors for a rare opportunity to see how Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines live in Western Europe’s most high tech nuclear naval base 
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Oxford - 04/09/2011 - St Giles’ Fair
4th - 5thSeptember Oxford - St Giles’ Fair; dating back to 1625, held to celebrate St Giles, patron saint of beggars and lepers with fairground rides, bands and stalls 
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Coventry - 04/09/2011 - Coventry Festival of Motoring
4th - 5thSeptember Coventry - Festival of Motoring; fun-packed weekend of car runs and displays to celebrate the motor heritage of the city
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Norwich - 04/09/2011 - Norfolk Food Festival
4thSeptember - 2ndOctober Norfolk - Food Festival; Perfect for foodies including ‘A Moveable Feast’, where 600 diners eat a three-course meal around the city, and the Annual Battle of the Bangers 
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08/09/2011 - Heritage Open Days
8th-11thSeptember Various cities; Heritage Open Days: free access to many buildings across the city not normally open to the public 
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Leeds - 08/09/2011 - Saltaire Festival
8th - 18thSeptember Bradford - Saltaire Festival; performances, events, markets and fun 
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Liverpool - 08/09/2011 - On The Waterfront River Festival
8th- 15thSeptember Liverpool - On The Waterfront River Festival 
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Plymouth - 08/09/2011 - Heritage Open Days
8th - 12thSeptember Portsmouth - Heritage Open Days; discover the hidden and unknown cultural treasures of the city for free 
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Chester - 10/09/2011 - Chester Fasion Festival

10th - 24th September Chester - Chester Fashion Festival; the most stylish festival of the year, fabulous fashion-led events from catwalk shows, fashion in the street, competitions and the much loved Face of Chester competition. A must if you love fashion and shopping.


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Plymouth - 10/09/2011 - America's Cup
10th - 18thSeptember Plymouth - America’s Cup; the biggest sailing spectacle and the oldest contested competition in the world
 
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Brighton - 10/09/2011 - National Speed Trials / Ace Café Reunion
10th- 11thSeptember – Brighton - National Speed Trials / Ace Café Reunion; This is the weekend for “petrol-heads” in Brighton.  On the Saturday is the UK’s oldest motor racing event where vehicles of all kinds race a quarter of a mile section of the seafront, whilst the Sunday sees around 40,000 motor bikers descend on Brighton. 
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Lancaster - 10/09/2011 - Morecambe ‘We do like to be beside the seaside’ Festival
10th - 11thSeptember: Lancaster - Morecambe ‘We do like to be beside the seaside’ Festival; The annual celebration of all things seaside: traditional fun, aircraft displays and plenty of frolics. Plain old fun. 
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Birmingham - 10/09/2011 - Artsfest
10th - 11th September Birmingham - Artsfest; the UK’s biggest free arts festival 
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Truro - 10/09/2011 - Truro Carnival
10thSeptember Truro - Truro Carnival; a tradition for many years now where locals take part in a carnival parade and celebrate all things Truro
 
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Sunderland - 11/09/2011 - Washington Heritage Festival
11th - 12thSeptember Sunderland - Washington Heritage Festival; jazz and brass bands on this day celebrating the links to Washington

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Exeter - 11/09/2011 - Big Screens in the Park
11th - 13thAugust Exeter - Big Screen in the park; watch films al fresco in the evening on the 10m screen in historic Northernhay Gardens 
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Salisbury - 12/09/2011 - Salisbury Food and Drink festival
12th- 18thSeptember Salisbury - food and drink festival; Over 70 stalls, over 8,500 people, and events such as the great waiters’ and bartenders’ race, barbecues, and beer and wine tents

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York - 16/09/2011 - York Festival of Food and Drink
16th - 25thSeptember York - Festival of Food and Drink; the biggest festival of its kind in the country with ten days dedicated to cooking, slow food, chef demonstrations and restaurant deals.
 
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Bath - 16/09/2011 - Jane Austen Festival
16th - 24thSeptember Bath - Jane Austen Festival; a selection of events taking place to celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen, Bath’s most famous resident, including Europe's largest Regency costumed Promenade. 
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Southampton - 16/09/2011 - PSP International Boat Show
16th - 24thSeptember Southampton - PSP International Boat Show; the UK’s leading festival of boating. 
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Chichester - 16/09/2011 - Goodwood Revival
16th - 18thSeptember Chichester - Goodwood Revival; a magical chance to step back in time to a golden era of motor racing at this atmospheric circuit.
 
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Lichfield - 17/09/2011 - Dr Johnsons birthday celebrations
17thSeptember Lichfield - Dr Johnson’s birthday celebrations; ceremony around the square including live musical performances

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Southampton - 17/09/2011 - German Beer Festival
17th - 18thSeptember Southampton - German Beer Festival; oompha, sausages, schnitzel and beer 
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Plymouth - 17/09/2011 - Plymouth - British Arts Show
17thSeptember - 4thDecember Plymouth - British Arts Show; the influential contemporary arts exhibition which takes place every 5 years across 4 different cities
 
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Lichfield - 17/09/2011 - Lichfield Heritage Weekend
17th- 18thSeptember Lichfield - Lichfield Heritage Weekend; Ye Olde Olympics, a weekend of games and sports throughout the centuries and all the heritage attractions are free.
 
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Derby - 17/09/2011 - Derby Walking Festival
17thSeptember - 15thOctober Derby- Derby Walking Festival; perfect opportunity to explore this fascinating city from a variety of themes reflecting the city's unique history and character, ranging from ghosts to real ale, art festivals to famous artists, award winning architecture at Derby Roundhouse to the gothic tower of Derby Cathedral. 
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Newcastle - 18/09/2011 - Great North Run
18thSeptember Newcastle - Great North Run; come for the weekend and experience a weekend of athletic games

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Canterbury - 23/09/2011 - Eurofair
23rd- 25thSeptember Canterbury - Eurofair in association with the Kent Food and Drink Festival; an array of stalls offering mouth-watering food, drink and crafts as well as cooking demonstrations and musical interludes.
 
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Truro - 23/09/2011 - Cornwall Food and Drink Festival
23rd - 25thSeptember Truro - Cornwall Food and Drink Festival: with a huge food marquee and cookery demonstrations, all celebrating the very best of Cornish food and drink, this is the biggest event in the city 
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Bath - 23/09/2011 - Festival of Children’s Literature
23rdSeptember - 2nd October Bath - Festival of Children’s Literature; the Festival presents over 80 public, ticketed events for children and families featuring some of the worlds’ leading authors, illustrators and storytellers.
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Ely - 24/09/2011 - Soham Pumpkin Fair
24thSeptember Ely - Soham Pumpkin Fair; OK, it’s just around the corner from Ely, but still, it’s a festival; about pumpkins. What’s not to like?
Last weekend in September – Derby Festé:performance arts and dance excellence 
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Bradford - 30/09/2011 - Ilkley Literature Festival
30thSeptember - 16thOctober Bradford - Ilkley Literature Festival; 17 non-stop days of author events, workshops, poetry, discussions, performances and literary magic 
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