What's going on

May

Newcastle - 01/05/2012 - Flow
May - September Newcastle - Tide Mill, a floating piece of artwork on the Quayside. A huge waterwheel powers interactive musical instruments on board!
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Brighton - 03/05/2012 - Fashion & the Flag, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
3rd May - 25th November Brighton - Free exhibition featuring the use of the union flag as a fabric or design inspiration
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Liverpool - 04/05/2012 - May Day at Speke Hall
5th - 7th May Liverpool - Hands on three day Tudor May Day festival, try archery & visit the Tudor Farmers market
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Norwich - 04/05/2012 - Norfolk & Norwich Festival
11th-26th May Norwich - Events & concerts at various venues, Norfolk’s biggest arts festival
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Leeds - 04/05/2012 - Live @ Leeds
4th - 7th May Leeds - Listen to over 100 bands in many venues for a musical extravaganza
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Salisbury - 04/05/2012 - Downtown Cuckoo Fair
5th May Salisbury - Enjoy a traditional May fair with Maypole & Morris Dancing
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Derby - 04/05/2012 - Summer Nights Film Festival
May 4th - September 15th Derby - Watch classic & contemporary films outside on giant screens in various locations over the season, starting at Elvaston Castle.
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Salford - 04/05/2012 - Sounds from the Other City
6th May Salford - Music festival taking place in venues in Chapel Street from 3pm
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Norwich - 05/05/2012 - The Broads Outdoor Festival
5th-20th May Norwich - A celebration of wildlife & countryside at Whitlingham Country Park
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York - 05/05/2012 - 8 Wonders Tour, York Minster
Every Saturday from 5th May- September 2012 York Minster - Find out the influence of the number 8 & how it’s shaped the Minster’s past over 8 centuries
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Brighton - 05/05/2012 - Open Houses Festival 2012
Every Saturday & Sunday in May Brighton - A chance to see & buy artwork & crafts & meet the artists in their homes
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Ely - 05/05/2012 - Eel Festival & National Eel Throwing Competition
5th May 2012 Ely - From throwing to tasting, watch this annual procession of a giant eel, an unusual day out.
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Brighton - 05/05/2012 - Brighton Fringe
5th- 27th May Brighton - An open access arts festival with 675 events over 3 weeks
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Brighton - 05/05/2012 - Brighton Festival
5th – 27th May Brighton - An exciting programme of cultural events guest directed this year by Vanessa Redgrave
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Lancaster - 06/05/2012 - Lancaster Food & Drink Festival
6th - 7th May Lancaster - A brand new event, try samples from local butchers, bakers & brewers & watch & learn with chef demonstrations
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Nottingham - 06/05/2012 - Dawn Chorus Walk
6th May Nottingham - Early birds might enjoy a 5am walk at Attenborough Nature Reserve, finishing off with breakfast
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Lichfield - 06/05/2012 - Lichfield Mysteries
6th - 7th May Lichfield - 700 Actors & 27 plays involved in this free community theatre event at the Market Square & Cathedral
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Ripon - 06/05/2012 - Ripon Spring Classic Vehicle Show
6th May Ripon - At Ripon Racecourse a fine display of classic cars, motorcycles & more
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Durham - 06/05/2012 - Teddy Bears Party
6th May Durham - Take along your favourite bear to Hardwick Park in his party best!
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Exeter - 06/05/2012 - The Great West Run
6th May Exeter - If you don’t fancy running you can always cheer them on in the 28th half marathon
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Winchester - 06/05/2012 - Spring Rally at Twyford Waterworks
6th May Winchester - Displays & demonstrations of steam engines & vehicles
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Lincoln - 07/05/2012 - Lincoln Medieval Fete
7th May 2012 Lincoln - Morris Dancing, Tug of War, Knights of Skirbeck & a family dog show, it’s all going on!
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City of London - 08/05/2012 - Big Nature Day at Natural History Museum & Darwin Centre
27th May London - Explore the outdoors & nature at this hands-on interactive fun day
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City of London - 08/05/2012 - HMS Belfast Summer Jamboree
26th - 27th May 2012 Belfast - A great chance to hop on board as it re-opens on the Southbank
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Worcester - 08/05/2012 - Worcester Olympic Torch Relay
24th May Worcester - The turn of Worcester to host for this once in a lifetime event finishing at the County Cricket Club
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Leeds - 08/05/2012 - Leeds to Skipton Walking Marathons
20th May Leeds - Raise money for BHF walking the towpath of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal in either a full or half Marathon
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Leicester - 08/05/2012 - Leicester Moroccan Market
8th-12th May Leicester - Add a touch of spice to your life experience the flavours of Morocco through the sights, sounds & smells of the market
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Chester - 09/05/2012 - May Festival
9th - 11th May 2012 Chester - This three day festival kicks off the racing season in Chester with Cup Day, Ladies Day & City Day
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Southampton - 12/05/2012 - Dragon Boat Racing & Family Fun Day
12th May Southampton - A fun day out at Mayflower Park supporting The Rainbow Centre charity
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Birmingham - 12/05/2012 - Dragon Boat Festival
12th May Birmingham - A colourful & exciting race taking place on Edgbaston Reservoir
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Durham - 12/05/2012 - Cheerful Children
12th May Durham - Make & decorate an origami fish at Durham University Botanical Garden to celebrate Japanese children’s day
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Lincoln - 13/05/2012 - Festival of Cycling Weekend
May 13th - 14th  Lincoln - Two days of races with the Grand Prix on the Sunday
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Brighton - 13/05/2012 - Jubilee Craft Bootcamp
Every Sunday from 13th May – 3rd June Brighton - A fun preparation for the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, make corgi piñatas, bunting & cakes!
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St Albans - 13/05/2012 - HSV May Triathlon
13th May St Albans - Fancy a swim, bike & run? The 3rd Triathlon takes place at Hertfordshire Sports village
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Chester - 13/05/2012 - Half Marathon
13th May Chester - Taking place in the heart of the city for the 31st time, have a go or cheer them on!
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Gloucester - 13/05/2012 - CLIC Sargent Dragon Boat Regatta
13th May Gloucester - Up to 30 teams in fancy dress having fun on the water & Gloucester dockside raising money for a good cause
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Plymouth - 15/05/2012 - Sky Ride
13th May Plymouth - Get your bike out & join the ride taking advantage of traffic free roads
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Bristol - 17/05/2012 - Mayfest 2012
17th- 27th May Bristol - Various locations in Bristol become a theatrical playground of well all things theatrical!
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Exeter - 17/05/2012 - Devon County Show
17th - 19th May Exeter - Livestock, gardening food & drink, enjoy all the pleasures of country life at this great show
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Bath - 18/05/2012 - Museums at Night
18th - 20th May Bath - A chance to visit Baths many museums after hours
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Liverpool - 18/05/2012 - Light Night Liverpool
18th May 2012 Liverpool - A one night arts & culture festival taking place in venues in the city
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Liverpool - 19/05/2012 - Zombie Outbreak
16th - 19th Liverpool - A thrilling night time chase game transforming parts of the city into zombie film sets. Hunt for clues to find safety at Resistance HQ
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Leicester - 19/05/2012 - Open Weekend, A celebration of outdoor adventure
19th - 20th Leicester - Visit Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre & try Archery, Canoeing, High Ropes & more for free!
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Bradford - 19/05/2012 - 1940’s Weekend at Main Street Howarth
19th - 20th May Bradford - Step back in time for this wonderful weekend all things 1940’s raising money as you go for Help the Heroes Charity
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Truro - 19/05/2012 - Olympic Torch Relay - Truro
19th May Truro - The Olympic Torch will pass through Truro during the day on route from Falmouth
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Portsmouth - 19/05/2012 - Portsmouth Summer Fair & Picnic
19th May Portsmouth - A great family day with music, film, circus skills & lots more
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Portsmouth - 19/05/2012 - Portsmouth Summer Fair & Picnic
19th May Portsmouth - A great family day with music, film, circus skills & lots more
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Plymouth - 19/05/2012 - Lord Mayors Day
19th May Plymouth - A celebration day with music fun & a carnival atmosphere in the city centre
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Plymouth - 19/05/2012 - Olympic Torch Relay
19th May Plymouth - Come & see the torch as it stops in Plymouth on route from Lands End
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Bradford - 19/05/2012 - Lord Mayor’s Civic & Carnival Parade
19th May Bradford - A fantastic parade through the city centre involving over 100 children to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee ending at City Park
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Bristol - 22/05/2012 - Bristol Olympic Torch Relay
22nd - 23rd Bristol - Don’t miss your chance to see the torch on the streets of Bristol
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Oxford - 22/05/2012 - Eights Week
22nd-26th May Oxford - An annual Oxford University rowing event that takes place on the Isis (locals name for The Thames) Go along a find out about ‘Bumps racing’
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Bath - 22/05/2012 - Olympic Torch Relay - Bath
22nd May Bath - The torch will travel along the famous Royal Crescent as part of its route
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Gloucester - 24/05/2012 - Gloucester Olympic Torch Relay
24th May Gloucester - The Olympic Torch visits Gloucester today
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Leeds - 25/05/2012 - Leeds Loves Food
25th - 27th May Leeds - Guest Chefs, food sampling, demonstrations & recipes taking place across the city
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Winchester - 25/05/2012 - Best of British Festival
25th May – 26th July Winchester - A series of events in Winchester celebrating all things British inspired by the Diamond Jubilee & Olympics
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Peterborough - 25/05/2012 - The Willow Festival
25th - 27th May Peterborough - This music festival returns, 120 live bands, 6 stages over 3 days on the embankment
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Salisbury - 25/05/2012 - Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival
25th June - 29th June Salisbury - Music, Theatre, Dance & Film, inspired this year by Brazilian culture, fire & celebration
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Brighton - 25/05/2012 - Foodies Festival
25th - 27th Brighton - A delight for foodies set on the beautiful Brighton & Hove Lawns
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Wells - 26/05/2012 - The Hilliard Society of Miniaturists 30th Annual International Exhibition
26th May - 3rd June Wells An amazing display of miniature paintings many smaller than a playing card
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Newcastle - 26/05/2012 - Newcastle Fashion Week
26th May - 3rd June Newcastle - Catwalks, Industry Talks & Shopping events taking place at various venues
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York - 26/05/2012 - York Asparagus Festival
26th - 27th May York - All things asparagus, if asparagus soup isn’t for you try the champagne bar
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Preston - 26/05/2012 - Carnival King & Queen Competition
26th May 2012 Preston - Do you fancy leading the procession at the Caribbean Carnival?  The King & Queen must be able to wow the crowd with their costumes & dance moves at the festival the following weekend
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Nottingham - 26/05/2012 - Nottingham Triathlon
26th May Nottingham - Fitness fanatics, fancy a 750m swim, 20k bike ride & 5km run? Taking place at the National Water Sports Centre
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Leicester - 27/05/2012 - Leicester Summer Food & Drink Festival
27th May Leicester - A culinary delight of stalls & demonstrations in the market place, from curries to fine cheese & meat
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Chester - 29/05/2012 - Olympic Torch Relay & Celebration Evening
29th May Chester - Start getting into the spirit of an Olympic summer watching the torch arrive at the racecourse.
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Stoke - 30/05/2012 - Stoke - Olympic Relay
30th May Stoke - Its Stokes turn for the torch, look at the website to find the route through the city
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