Nottingham Pride: Sat 25th July
This weekend thousands of people will colour the streets of Nottingham to celebrate the city's annual Pride event. 2000 people will march through the city ending at Lace Market. Thousands will get to see a variety of entertainment performers including Nottingham's Vivienne Lynsey – a drag performer finalist from Ru Paul's Drag Race UK.
*"At a time when homophobic hate crime is still prevalent on our streets and homophobic bullying in schools is not tackled as well as it should be, we need to see more action... By being visible, loud and proud, we will march through the city as one united rainbow of colour" *- Leigh Ellis, Chairman of the Nottingham Pride Committee
Nottingham Beach will open on 23 July-1st September.
This week Nottingham city centre has been transformed into a seaside resort with a fully equipped 84 square-metre paddling pool, fairground rides, a beach bar and live music for the 6-weeks holidays.
The Beach event which began on 23rd July will run till 1st September and is expected to see 250,000 people visiting while the event is on.
The 2015 Silverstone Classic takes place from July 24 - July 26.
The 3-day weekend features fun for all the family with more than 20 races and demonstrations, over 7,000 classic cars on the infield, aerobatic displays and rock and classical music entertainment from Paul Young and rock legends Status Quo!
This year Silverstone Classic will be celebrating its 25th year festival anniversary and is expected to draw in a crowd of more than 100,000.
“The action-packed race schedule, featuring Europe’s finest historic championships, stands right at the heart of the mammoth meeting… but that’s only part of the full story... “Living up to its maxim of ‘Flat Out Fun for all the Family’, the Silverstone Classic really does boast a wealth of attractions and activities to keep all ages amused and engaged.”
The Crabstock Shellfish Festival is taking place on 25th-26th July in Northampton
It’s the 3rd year of the festival where Coast meets the Countryside.
Visitors are promised an unforgettable weekend of food, music and expert advice all about cooking and eating British shellfish.
“Crabstock is a lot of fun for all the family, but it’s also about teaching people about the health benefits of eating Great British shellfish… I fully believe that our shellfish is the best in the world and that we should do all that we can to keep all our wonderful, nutritious, sustainable shellfish on the menu”
The Winson Green Family Fun Day is taking place on July 25.
It is an event held by the Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust for all the family with giant inflatables, face painting, food stalls and theatre performances.
The hope is the family fun day will reach out to local communities across Birmingham and Solihull helping the Trust to challenge stigma associated with mental health.
“Following the success of our first family fun day in Edgbaston which had a great festival atmosphere, we look forward to welcoming the local community, our service users, carers and families to our Mary Seacole site for a fun, entertaining and informative event.” -
The Hidden Valley is taking this weekend in Herefordshire.
It’s become one of the region’s leading annual boutique festivals and this weekend, Nozstock The Hidden Valley event, is back with a sci-fi inspired theme.
Run in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside with father (Noz) and daughter (Ella). Now in it’s 17th year the festival has become one of the most popular family events in the country. with a variety of music and entertainment, arts and crafts for all ages and dance workshops for all.
“We are really ecstatic with our 2015 line up. We really feel this is a step up for us in terms of the amazing names we are bringing to Bromyard… as well as the huge range of artists, DJs and comedians who are set to make it a really magical year for us as we celebrate our 17th year.”
Smethwick’s Victoria Park is expected to attract thousands of visitors over the weekend for the country’s biggest Asian festival.
There will be music performances from over 100 international artists and groups including Punjab’s superstar Roshan Prince and chart-topping artists Arjun, Roach Killa and Juggy D.
“The Mela is always a real highlight of the calendar, bringing together community events and international stars and open to everyone with a feast of entertainment, food and activities. It draws people from all over the country and this fifth annual Mela promises to be a fantastic spectacle in the heart of Smethwick.”
More information on ticket sales and event timings can be found here.
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