World Cup ‘66: Sat 30th July (QUAD, Derby)
This weekend QUAD in Derby will be remembering England’s footballing success from the Summer of 1966.
Fifty years on music, history and football combine into a one-off event re-telling the story of the historic day. Bringing together match footage, stories, appearances from football heroes, and songs from 1966 - performed live by some of today’s artists.
Told in real time, minute by minute, World Cup '66: Minute By Minute will be broadcast live to cinemas from The SSE Arena, Wembley, just yards from where the original game was played.
“It’s a great way to celebrate English sporting success with a mix of live music and archive footage”
For times, prices and more information visit: www.derbyquad.co.uk
Classic Motor Show: Sun 31st July (Stafford Castle, Stafford)
Thousands of visitors are expected at Stafford Castle this Sunday for the classic motor show.
Now in its twelfth year there’ll be awards for the ‘Best Vehicles in Class’. Competition categories include: Pre 1920; 1920s & 30s, 1940s & 50s, 1960s & 70s, Future Classics, Best Vintage Tractor; Best Classic Commercial, Best Military Classic and Best Vintage Motorcycle.
Organisers of the car show are also inviting owners of veteran, vintage, classic and collectors’ cars to book their vehicles into the show.
For opening times and more information visit: www.staffordbc.gov.uk/heritageevents
The Game Fair: Fri 29th - Sun 31st July (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)
Now in its 58th year, the Game Fair takes place at Ragley Hall this weekend.
The event celebrates British country life and field sports. More than 100,000 people are expected to take part in a range of activities this weekend including gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting.
There will also be food and drink, shopping stalls, as well as outdoor off-road driving.
“We are delighted to be hosting the 58th Game Fair which has always been one of the most popular shows at Ragley Hall.
From those passionate about country pursuits to families looking for a fun-filled day out, The Game Fair it set to be a great day out for everyone”.
For opening times and more information visit: www.thegamefair.org
Silverstone Classic: Fri 29th - Sun 31st July (Silverstone, Northamptonshire)
More than 100,000 people are expected at Silverstone in Northamptonshire this weekend for the annual Silverstone Classic.
The event is the largest festival of classic cars in the world and celebrates historic British motor racing.
As well as action on the world famous Grand Prix track visitors will get full paddock access, watch track parades and displays from more than 10,000 cars over the weekend. There’ll also be interactive activities, demonstrations, live music, aerial displays and a vintage funfair.
“The Silverstone Classic now ranks as one of the world’s top motor racing festivals and being held at the home of British Motorsport only adds to the sense of occasion”.
For opening times and more information visit: www.silverstoneclassic.com
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Family Festival of Art & Science: Sun 21st July (British Motor Museum, Warwickshire)
A new Family Festival of art and science will take place this Sunday.
Visitors can learn from an Aardman expert model maker how to make their own Shaun the Sheep clay model to take home.
There’ll also be a Go Kart track for 4-10 year olds, as well workshops, storytelling and drop in activities for all the family.
For opening times and more information visit: www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk
Country Music Festival: Fri 29th - Sun 31st July (Newark Showground, Nottingham)
The FSA Country music festival is back for the year year and it’s being held at the Newark Showground in Nottingham.
Over the three day event, festival goers can expect to watch and hear music from upcoming modern UK Country artists.
Some of the artists on the lineup include: The Cheapseats, Jess and the Bandits, Luke and Mel and Laura Oakes.
For times, prices and more information visit: www.fsapresents.com
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