Events in July

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July is a great time of the year in the UK – it’s usually one of the only months where we see the sun and it’s warm enough to do things outside!

So, here are 10 things to do this month as chosen by Tanith and Ben.

Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse

Date: 1st July 2022

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire

Step into Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse at the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter as they unveil their latest immersive exhibit on the tour.

The new section transports visitors to a recreation of the set first seen in the Chamber of Secrets and is of course, a must-see for Harry Potter fans.

Unfortunately we were a little early for this one, but you can read all about our visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in our blog article.

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Wireless Festival

Date: 8th – 10th July 2022

Location: Finsbury Park, London

This three-day festival is a celebration of hip hop, grime and R&B music, representing artists from the UK and the USA. The festival is the product of blending both of these music scenes.

The Wireless Festival has a reputation of providing new talent with a platform to showcase their music to the world. Alongside this, established world-class artists are also commonplace at this Festival.

Wireless is a non-camping festival.

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Aperol Spritz Piazza at The Oast House

Date: 13th – 24th July 2022

Location: Oast House, Manchester

The Oast House is bringing a touch of bright orange Italian sunshine to Manchester this July by teaming up with Aperol Spritz.

An Italian-style piazza will feature at the Oast House in Spinningfields, allowing the people of Manchester to bag their very own slice of summer in the Mediterranean without the (likely cancelled / delayed) flight to Europe!

The piazza will feature orange trees, swing seats, and art deco streetlights, and even an orange iconic Fiat 500 – enough zest to brighten up your day and your Instagram feed.

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Tatton Park Foodies Festival

Date: 8th – 10th July 2022

Location: Tatton Hall, Knutsford

Pop up bars, street food, chef’s theatre, a live music stage and much more! The annual foodies festival makes it way to the picturesque Tudor Hall of Tatton Park in Cheshire between 8th and 10th of July.

There will be a huge range of food and drink from local sources, as well as entertainment from live music acts including East-17 (on the 8th), Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe from Blue (on the 9th), and Toploader – who round off the festival on Sunday 10th.

There will also be a host of Michelin-starred and top local chefs in attendance. Dogs are welcome at the event (short leashed) and the best part, you might even bump into us reviewing the festival on the Saturday!

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Manchester Craft Beer Festival

Date: 22nd – 23rd July 2022

Location: Depot Mayfield, Manchester

2022 sees the return of the Manchester Craft Beer Festival after its sell-out event in 2021. It promises to be another jam packed weekend of beer, food, music and much more.

So, what can you expect from the festival?

Awesome beers from the best breweries from Manchester and the surrounding area. There will be amazing food from Manchester’s independent eateries and local chefs, and a whole bunch of live music.

What’s not to like?

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Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Date: 9th – 10th July 2022

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucester

The riverside medieval market town of Tewkesbury in the Cotswolds seems like the perfect location to hold a medieval festival. This is one that we would love to attend but alas, we can’t this year.

This event has been running annually since 1984 and is the largest of its kind in Europe (wow). The event attracts over 2000 re-enactors and traders from all over the Europe and many of those choose to live in full medieval garb for the whole weekend.

They cook over open fires, fettle their armour ready for battle, whittle trinkets, and do a myriad of other medieval-related activities things.

It sounds like real fun – do let us know if you’re going.

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The Royal Welsh Show

Date: 18th – 21st July 2022

Location: Llanelwedd, Powys

After a three year absence, The Royal Welsh Show returns for an action packed four days of livestock and horse competitions. Entrants travel from all over to compete at his event and the organisers say that there is something for everyone to enjoy here.

There are huge range of activities on offer, including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink, and more. Plus, with over 1000 stalls and trade stands, you can pick up everything from a tractor to a brownie.

All packed into four 12-hour days.

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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Date: 18th – 21st July 2022

Location: Various, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Jazz Festival began in 1978 – established by banjo-player and guitarist, Mike Hart. Hart’s original focus was on traditional jazz and a host of events taking place for free admission in local pubs across the city.

From the beginning, the artistic policy of the festival has been to concentrate on musical excellence and to celebrate spontaneous creativity and music making in the city of Edinburgh and beyond.

This ethos have been developed throughout the years with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra, and a commitment to supporting Scottish musicians.

Today, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival has extended its reach globally, showcasing world class international talent.

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Qatar Glorious Goodwood Festival

Date: 26th – 30th July 2022

Location: Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester

One of the highlights of the British flat horse racing calendar, Goodwood Festival is affectionately referred to as ‘glorious’ Goodwood. With five days of exciting horseracing action in amongst stunning backdrop of beautiful Sussex countryside.

It’s a great excuse to get dressed up and enjoy a flutter on a race or two. Another one that we definitely would love to be attending this year!

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Lambeth Country Show

Date: 16th – 17th July 2022

Location: Brockwell Park, Lambeth

The Lambeth Country Show is attracts about 180,000 people every year and best of all, it is free!

It takes place annually in Brockwell Park in Lambeth, London.

There are many events at the Country Show that include horse riding displays, displays of birds of prey, animal shows, and live musical performances.

One of the main attractions is the “vegetable animal” competition where local people compete to create strange and wonderful creatures out of vegetables. Other attractions include sheep shearing, a scarecrow competition and jousting.

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Thanks for reading our recommendations for July – head over to the next month (August) to see what’s coming up.

Or, head over to our blog to see what we have been up to lately >>