What's going on

September

Salford - 01/09/2012 - Salford Food and Drink Festival 2012 - 1st September-7th October
Food related events taking place across the city throughout the time period and take advantage of special dining offer.
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Ripon - 01/09/2012 - The Great North Art Show - 1st-23rd September
An exhibition of contemporary paintings at Ripon Cathedral.
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Ripon - 01/09/2012 - Ripon International Festival - 1st-22nd September
Classical orchestrated music with a great international line-up.
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Sheffield - 01/09/2012 - Art in the Garden- 1st-2nd September
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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Newcastle - 01/09/2012 - NE-Generation- 1st-2nd September
Celebration of creativity and talent of the youth’s across the North East from dance to music to cinem.
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Southampton - 01/09/2012 - SoCo Music Festival- 1st September
Free urban music festival showcasing talented 12-18 year olds live music performances.
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Leeds - 01/09/2012 - Classical Fantasia - 1st September
An open air classical music concert set in the illuminated ruins of Kirkstall Abbey.
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Brighton - 03/09/2012 - Ace Cafe Reunion - 9th September
A great day out for motorcycle fans with stunts and trade stands. Combined with Brighton’s National speed trials the day before, a great weekend for motorsport fans.
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City of London - 03/09/2012 - Liberty Festival 2012 - 1st-3rd September
Festival showcasing the talents of deaf and disabled artists with events from music and dance to comedy and arts. The 10th anniversary coincides with the London 2012 Paralympic games.
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Bradford - 06/09/2012 - Saltaire Festival - 6th-16th September
A vibrant celebration of music and art attracting a continental audience.
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06/09/2012 - Heritage Open Days - 6th-9th September
Various cities; Heritage Open Days: free access to many buildings across the city not normally open to the public.
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Leeds - 06/09/2012 - Leeds International Beer Festival - 6th-9th September
Live music and food to accompany a wide range of local and international beer selections.
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Hull - 06/09/2012 - Freedom Festival - 6th-9th September
A celebration of the arts, a legacy of Hull’s William Wilberforce’s campaign in 2007 and bicentenary of slave trade abolition. Live music, dance, comedy and much more.
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Bristol - 06/09/2012 - Cocktails in the City - 6th September
Britain’s only cocktail dedicated festival, over 1200 cocktails to taste and learn how to make.
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Plymouth - 08/09/2012 - Plymouth Marine City Festival - 8th-16th September
Celebrations across the city of Plymouth’s relationship with the sea and it being a leading UK marine city.
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Truro - 08/09/2012 - Truro Carnival - 8th September
A tradition for many years now where locals take part in a carnival parade and celebrate all things Truro.
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Stoke - 08/09/2012 - Spitfire day- 8th September
Celebration of the spitfire to raise funds for it, with military vehicle demonstrations at the potteries museum.
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Brighton - 08/09/2012 - National Speed Trials - 8th September
Britain’s oldest motor racing event sees a wide range of cars and motorbikes race along Brighton’s seafront.
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St Albans - 09/09/2012 - Giant Monopoly - 9th September
Participants visit up to 20 different checkpoints throughout the City Centre and partake in activities at each checkpoint
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Salisbury - 09/09/2012 - Salisbury Food and Drink Festival - 9th-16th September
Over 70 stalls of foodie activities ranging from cookery demonstrations to workshops.
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Portsmouth - 09/09/2012 - Bark in the Park - 9th September
Charity dog walking event where a 2km dog walk takes place followed by various dog events such as agility events and dog grooming.
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Leicester - 09/09/2012 - Our Leicester Day- 9th September
Leicester market is taken over by local societies, clubs and organisations.
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Carlisle - 12/09/2012 - The Tour of Britain at Carlisle City Centre - 12th September
Carlisle hosts the star of stage four of the race which will feature ‘Tour de France’ winner and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins, a great event after Great Britain’s incredible year in cycling.
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Southampton - 14/09/2012 - PSP Southampton Boat Show 2012 14th-23rd
Britain’s leading boating festival with fun on and off the water.
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City of London - 14/09/2012 - London Design Festival 2012 - 14th-23rd September
Over 300 events and exhibitions at various venues across London, the festival allows visitors to explore art in depth from the global designs.
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Bath - 14/09/2012 - Jane Austen Festival - 14th-22nd September
Celebrations of one of Britain’s greatest writers in the historic city of Bath.
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Chichester - 14/09/2012 - Goodwood Revival - 14th-16th September
A unique celebration of classic motors at a classic circuit full of atmosphere.
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Chichester - 14/09/2012 - Chichester Local Food Fair - 14th-16th September
Chichester’s city centre hosts a celebration of British and local food
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Bristol - 14/09/2012 - Park Street Indie Fashion Show - 14th September
Fashion show which showcases independent boutiques, this helps to give recognition to individual businesses on our high street in these tough financial times
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Plymouth - 15/09/2012 - Plymouth International Book Festival - 15th-23rd September
A brand new festival with literary readings, plays, demonstrations, poetry, workshops and music in Plymouth.
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Newcastle - 15/09/2012 - BUPA Great North Run Weekend - 15th-16th September
The iconic half marathon returns with junior races on the Saturday followed by the main race on the Sunday.
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Sunderland - 15/09/2012 - Washington Heritage Festival - 15th September
A family fun event with performers and many events offering the opportunity to learn about Washington’s history.
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Newcastle - 15/09/2012 - Great North City Games - 15th September
A free athletics event in a unique location in Baltic Square, GB runners take on athletes from USA, an event in cohesion with the Great North Run the following day. A great sporting weekend.
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Derby - 20/09/2012 - Derby Festé - 20th-22nd September
Live performances of dance, music and film across Derby’s streets
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York - 21/09/2012 - York Food and Drink Festival - 21st-30th September
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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Lichfield - 22/09/2012 - Lichfield Heritage Weekend - 22nd - 23rd September
Royal-themed events at venues across the city in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
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Lichfield - 22/09/2012 - Dr Samuel Johnson’s 303rd birthday celebrations - 22nd September
Celebrations in the city centre to celebrate the birthday anniversary of the pioneer of the English dictionary.
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Manchester - 26/09/2012 - National Track Championships 2012 - 26th-30th September
A great event to support after Team GB’s outstanding performances in the Velodrome at the Olympics.
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Bath - 28/09/2012 - Bath Festival of Children’s Literature 2012 - 28th September-7th October
Britain’s largest festival dedicated to celebrating children’s literature with many literary events across the city.
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Manchester - 28/09/2012 - Manchester School of Art Show 2012 - 28th September-5th October
Media postgraduates from the Manchester School of Art exhibit their art, design and architecture across various venues in the city.
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Canterbury - 28/09/2012 - Canterbury Food and Drink Festival - 28th-30th September
Celebrating Canterbury being home to some of the finest food and drink purveyors.
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Gloucester - 29/09/2012 - Underground Festival 2012 - 29th-30th September
A free festival introducing the best emerging talent with the biggest line the festival has seen.
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Ely - 29/09/2012 - Soham Pumpkin Fair - 29th September
In Ely’s nearby village of Soham, a festival about pumpkins with a pumpkin growing competition.
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