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March

Manchester - 02/03/2012 - VIVA! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival
2nd March - 18th March Manchester - VIVA! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival; Held at the Cornerhouse, which boasts 3 floors of contemporary art galleries and screens, this 18th edition features the best of comedy, drama and documentary film-making from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America
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Manchester - 02/03/2012 - Manchester Irish Festival
2nd March - 18th March Manchester - the city becomes a sea of green as over 100,000 people line the streets for one of Europe’s largest Irish Festival parades. The two weeks features a stack of live music, dancing, comedy, sporting events- quite simply a lot of fun!
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Chichester - 03/03/2012 - 3rd March The Art of Chichester Festival Theatre
3rd March Manchester - a celebration celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chichester Festival Theatre the Pallant House Gallery houses an exhibition of models, props and costumes from the early productions
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Gloucester - 03/03/2012 - March Open West 2012
3rd March - 31st March Gloucester - An annual open competition and exhibitionwith work from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual arts such as film and sound, textile, ceramics, print, drawing and sculpture. This year being held at Gloucester Cathedral
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Lincoln - 05/03/2012 - Lincoln Music and Drama Festival
5th March - 17th March Lincoln - Now in its 70th year, bringing together young and old performers in a competition featuring reading, drama, music and song.
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Norwich - 06/03/2012 - Norwich Literary Festival
6th March - 27th March Norwich - A diverse line-up of literary writers feature at the University of East Anglia
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Birmingham - 08/03/2012 - Crufts, NEC
8th March - 11th March Birmingham - The World’s greatest dog show. A celebration of all things doggie, with the famous shows and everything you could ever want to buy for your 4-legged friend
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Birmingham - 15/03/2012 - Easter Eggstravaganza, CadburyWorld
31st March - 15th April Birmingham - A deliciously fattening day out!
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Cambridge - 15/03/2012 - Cambridge WordFest
13th April - 15th April Cambridge - 10 years old and billed as one of the country’s ‘friendliest and freshest literary festivals’- featuring Alistair Darling, Ian Hislop, Rory McGrath and a host of others
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Peterborough - 15/03/2012 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
12th April - 15th April Peterborough - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy,east of England Showground
2-day celebration of sci-fi, cult film and TV
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Truro - 15/03/2012 - Art in the City
2nd April - 15th April Truro - Truro’s annual visual arts festival, it aims to make art truly accessible to the community, running across open spaces and existing galleries across the city, and opening up new opportunities
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Bath - 15/03/2012 - April Bath Comedy Festival
30th March - 9th April Bath - The 4th annual crack at the art of making people laugh. A colourful mix of comedy at various venues across the city.
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Oxford - 15/03/2012 - Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
24th March - 1st April Oxford - Over 350 writers at Christ Church College for a week of stimulating talks, debates and discussions
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Newcastle - 15/03/2012 - Gateshead International Jazz Festival
23rd March - 25th March Newcastle - Celebrating its’ 8th anniversary at the Sage Gateshead, this is the first in the UK jazz calendar year. Great venue for such an event
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Durham - 15/03/2012 - Receiving of St Cuthbert’s Banner - Durham Cathedral
20th March Durham - A new banner to replace the one previously damaged during the reformation. As St. Cuthbert the patron saint of this beautifully relaxing city a thought-provoking day out.
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Leeds - 15/03/2012 - Leeds Beer, Cider and Perry Festival
15th March - 17th March Leeds - Over 150 real ales from Yorkshire – not bad beer makers – and beyond. This years’ theme is Great Expectations.
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Nottingham - 17/03/2012 - Robin Hood Town Tour
17th March Nottingham - Join the man on a tour of the city, taking in the Castle, the country’s oldest pub, the Lace Market and the Old County Gaol amongst others. Really good fun
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Lichfield - 17/03/2012 - Drayton Manor Theme Park
17th March Lichfield - Cracking theme park opens for the season. Thomasland, and a stack of rides like Maelstrom, make for a real family focus.
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Brighton - 17/03/2012 - Vegfest
17th March - 18th March Brighton - A celebration of all things Vegan, with stacks of stalls offering food, clothes, bodycare and demos, talks and performances
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Hereford - 17/03/2012 - Verdi Requiem
17th March Hereford - Celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Hereford Choral Society, they perform the Verdi Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra in Hereford Cathedral
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Bath - 23/03/2012 - Bath in Fashion
 23rd March - 25th March Bath - Now in its third year, this event is perfect for a fashionable city like Bath. This year includes legendary shoe man Manolo Blahnik- the week-long celebration covers talks, workshops and catwalks
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Peterborough - 23/03/2012 - Peterborough Festival of Antiques
23th March - 24th March Peterborough - East of England Showground, 1700 stalls from all over Europe selling a range of antiques and collectables. Spray on your tan and do your best David Dickinson impersonation.
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Lancaster - 29/03/2012 - Leyland Beer and Wine Festival
29th March - 1st April Lancaster - Held at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum;over 50 real ales and other drinks alongside the exhibits
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Winchester - 31/03/2012 - Winchester Bunny Hop
31st March Winchester - Lots of clues, secret codes and a fun Easter Egg trail
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City of London - 31/03/2012 - Opening of new Warner Brothers Studio Tour London- The Making of Harry Potter
31st March London - Behind the scenes walking tour which immerses you in the wonderful world of film-making. This tour focuses exclusively on the Harry Potter series of films, created by Warner Bros. A must for fans of the wizard.
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