With the close of summer fast approaching (sob, sob) we’re eager to pack in as many events as possible. From fancy food to art extravaganzas, make the most of the outdoors this August.
Bank Holiday Bites: Jamie’s Big Feastival
Dining al fresco is one of the very best things about summer. Add a line-up of top celebrity chefs and the word ‘festival’ to the equation and you’ve got yourself one amazing weekend. Helmed by Jamie Oliver himself, The Big Feastival is a celebration of irresistible food which covers everything from Japanese tonkatsu to Latin American burritos.
Watch television chefs Gizzi Erskine and Rachel Khoo whip up pastries in front of your eyes, shop for goodies at the illustrious food and drink markets and enjoy live music performances from Kelis and Fatboy Slim. Adult day tickets are priced at just £32, making this Oxfordshire festival a tempting bank holiday weekend option.
Culture Vulture: Edinburgh International Festival
The Edinburgh International Festival is one of those heritage British events you just have to experience. The city itself is steeped in history and boasts some of the most beautiful architecture in the UK. Sip cocktails at stylish bistro Whiski, view the city from upside down at the outlandish Camera Obscura attraction and sample haggis, neeps and tatties at a local restaurant.
Visiting during the festival season ensures an electric atmosphere at every turn and whether you’re a fan of contemporary dance, laugh out loud comedy or independent theatre you’ll find it all at this accommodating festival.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
You might have to hurry to catch this one as it’s been running since the beginning of June. The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is the largest open submission art show in the world and it’s about to end.
Don’t know your Picasso from your Rembrandt? It doesn’t matter. Seasoned art lovers and novices will both find something to admire at this large scale exhibition. For over 250 years new artists and big names have each been submitting work to the RA and the sheer variety of innovative work is what keeps the event a success. Catch the highlight of the cultural calendar at Burlington House before it closes on the 17th.
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