Events
GRAD SHOW - LIVE
Birmingham City Council House, Banqueting Suites, Victoria Square, Birmingham City Centre
Friday 14th Nov 2014
WhatsOn Media are proud to present GRAD SHOW- LIVE: An unmissable event for all jobseekers, ambitious bright sparks and brilliant employers. This unique event will not only be a crucial networking opportunity for job hunters and potential employers, who are just waiting to find eachother, but also a chance to take advantage of on-the-spot assessments, real time CV feedback and continuing career development through our specialist online support. So, struggling to find your dream job or simply can't get the staff? Either way, drop the dull conferences and job fairs and join the revolution with GRAD SHOW - LIVE. Stall holder enquires warmly welcomed. Please email pam@whatson.uk.com or call 0121 636 0830 for more information.
Entry> Free Doors> 9.15am - 5.00pm
Notting Hill Carnival
Accross London, UK W thenottinghillcarnival.com
24-25 Aug
Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival. Sunday is child friendly while Monday sees the party really kick off.
Entry> Free
Dome Club
Q Club Complex, 212 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6QB , UK bit.ly/domeclubuk
Through-out the summer
Imagine putting your head inside a YouTube video. Imagine the video playing all around you. At Dome Club, you don't just watch the video, you immerse yourself in it. Dome Club is Birmingham's answer to Montreal's SATosphère. Dome Club will be projecting Pink Floyd’s; Wish You Were Here & Dark Side of The Moon, as well as DJ Food's The Search Engine. Each show will be displayed on different dates so follow them online for more information.
Grove on Down the Road
Southbank Centre, London
W southbankcentre.co.uk
5 – 26 Aug
Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they groove on down the yellow brick road in this visually spectacular journey to Oz. Have your head spun and your heart warmed as they meet the mysterious Wizard and discover the joys of following their dreams.An original new vision of a classic tale, featuring music by Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, José González, Janelle Monáe and Miguel.
Entry>£22/27 Doors> 2/3/5.30 & 7pm
Edinburgh International Festival
Various venues
T +44(0)131 473 2000 W eif.co.uk
8 - 31 Aug
Over 2,400 artists will come from 43 countries to perform at the annual showcase of artistic talent. Highlights include performances from Kronos Quartet, Heiner Goebbels, Oliver Knussen and Piotr Anderszewski amongst many more.
Entry> Various
Wilderness
Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, UK
W wildernessfestival.com
7 - 10 Aug
A festival of musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and food experiences. With 10,000 capacity, the festival offers an inclusive and wide range of entertainments and activities that make the most of the unique natural setting. Artists include Metronomy, Burt Bacharach, London Grammar, Jessie Ware with the Wilderness Orchestra, Sam Smith, and more.
Entry> ?143.50 
The Green Man Festival
Glanusk Park Usk Valley Powys Wales
W greenman.net 
14 - 17 Aug
Located in the truly lovely Black Mountains this intimate festival is in the most beautiful festival site in the UK, with a 10 year tradition of championing great music, good times and good causes. Artists include Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, First Aid Kit, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Daughter, Anna Calvi, Sharon Van Etten, Jeffry Lewis, Tunng, Toy, First Aid Kit, All We Are and many many more.
Entry> ?159
V Festival 
Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Stafford
W vfestival.com
16 - 17 Aug
The festival, whilst being very commercial, uses that to its advantage to create a friendly, safe atmosphere, free from mud, with relatively low queuing, and all with an incredible atmosphere. The line-up includes Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Example and Lilly Allen.
Entry> 185

Creamfields

Daresbury Halton, Cheshire
W creamfields.com
22 - 24 Aug
The clubbing world's mecca for 40,000 party people is an explosive end to the Summer, with a mega line up: It’s what August Bank Holidays are for. Artists include Eric Prydz, Annie Mac, Maya Jane Coles, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim and many more.
Entry> Day £80
Moseley Folk Festival
Moseley Park Birmingham
W moseleyfolk.co.uk
29 - 31 Aug
Come to leafy Moseley and enjoy music from the best folk musicians, including local upcoming and new talent. Not to be missed. Artists include Lau, The Waterboys, Johnny Marr, Thurston Moore, The Felice Brothers, Richard Thompson.
Entry> £35

End of the Road 

Larmer Tree Gardens Salisbury Wiltshire
W endoftheroadfestival.com
29-31 Aug
An intimate festival to be enjoyed by families and friends in Larmer Tree Gardens. End of the Road includes a healing field, woodland library and an enchanted forest for the weird and wonderful. Artists include The Flaming Lips,Yo La Tengo, St. Vincent, The Horrors, Johnny Flynn, Wild Beasts, White Denim, Richard Thompson + more.
Entry> £160

Bingley Music Live

Myrtle Park Lancashire
W bingleymusiclive.com
29 - 31 Aug
Bingley music festival always presents an exciting mix of contemporary, mainstream and alternative artists which always makes this festival a crowd pleaser. Artists include Pet Shop Boys, Shed Seven, Example, Avec Sans, Bipolar Sunshine, Bird To Beast, Bridie Jackson, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Eliza and the Bear, Etta Bond, Gorgon City and more.
Entry> £49 

Cats 

Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5ALwmc.org.uk

28 Jul - 09 Aug
Cats, Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s extraordinary smash-hit musical, this wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance is set on the night that the Jellicle Cats meet for the Jellicle Ball in a sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse.
Entry> £18 - £45 Doors> 7.30pm

Kids Week 

The West End, Soho, London, WC2H 7BP
W kidsweek.co.uk
1 – 31 Aug
During Kids Week, a child aged 16 or under can experience the magic of London theatre and see a fantastic selection of shows for free, plus two additional children can go at half price, as long as they are accompanied by a full paying adult.
Entry> Various 
BBC Proms 2014
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP bbc.co.uk/proms
18 July - 13 Sept
The largest classical music festival in the world, the BBC Proms also boasts one of the mightiest venues. The Royal Albert Hall is a monument to the same Victorian pomp and splendour that swells through Edward Elgar’s music. What better way to open this season than with the composer’s biblical oratorio The Kingdom – the beautiful ‘slow movement’ of a musical triptych that started with The Apostles, but that would remain unfinished at Elgar’s death.
Entry> £9.50–£46
The Dylan Weekends
Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, West Wales, thedylanweekends.com
Book Now 2 May – 28 Sep
To celebrate Dylan Thomas’ Centenary the team behind the Laugharne Weekend will be presenting three special festival weekends with each one inspired by a different aspect of Dylan’s talent. The first will celebrate poetry and theatre, the second will feature music and film and the final weekend in September will celebrate radio and comedy. Participants include Helen Griffin, Phil Bowen Rhodri Miles Andrew Wilson, Paul Ferris, George Tremlett, Jeff Towns, Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band), John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and Fernhill, Alasdair Roberts, Robin Robertson.
Entry> Various/b>
 

Stalin's Daughter

Tobacco Factory Theatres, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF  W tobaccofactorytheatres.com

2 – 6 Aug
The incredible true story of how Josef Stalin’s daughter came to make her new life in Clifton, Bristol.Leaving three husbands and the fall of the Soviet Union in her wake, Svetlana Alliluyeva seeks a place to reflect on the horrors of her past and to escape her father’s name.
Entry> £9-£12 Doors> 20:15 
Roman Baths by Night
The Roman Baths, Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ torchlitromanbaths.co.uk
1 July – 31 Aug
Relax and enjoy the romantic torchlit ambience of the Great Bath and avoid the crowds by visiting on a summer evening. The site and shop are open until 10.00pm every evening in July and August (last admission 9.00pm). As darkness falls, the ruins of this vast Roman building are an awesome sight. By the light of flickering torches, you can walk on 2000 year old pavements, providing a truly magical atmosphere.
Entry> £38 Door> 7.00pm or earlier.

Hamlet

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS hamlet.barbican.org.uk

6 Aug – 31 Oct
Set in Denmark where the title character plans his revenge against the uncle who murdered his father, before usurping the throne for himself. Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play the lead in the Barbican Theatre's highly-anticipated production of Hamlet.
Entry> TBC

I Believe in Unicorns

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH london-theatreland.co.uk

8 – 31 Aug
In a mountainous town amidst the backdrop of war-torn Europe, a young boy called Tomas spends his days clambering about the hills, and loathes school and reading in particular. One day he encounters a mysterious lady when he happens upon his local library by chance.
Entry> £21 Doors> Check with venue
 

A Small Family Business

National Theatre, Olivier South Bank SE1 9PX nationaltheatre.org.uk

Until 27 Aug
 ‘A Small Family Business’ is a semi-farcical family drama that serves as a quietly devastating metaphor for the ravages of Thatcherite capitalism, as decent businessman Jack finds his scruples eroded by his spectacularly venal family. What Penford’s production has going for it is a rock-solid middle-aged cast.
Entry>£15

LolliBop 

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, UK  lollibopfestival.co.uk

15 – 17 Aug
Designed to delight mini festival goers, providing the best summers day out for under 10s and their families. LolliBop is the perfect place to introduce your little ones to all the thrills of a festival vibe but without the hassle of long car journeys and camping.
Entry> £20 Doors> 10am-6pm

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess 

Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR openairtheatre.com

17 July - 23 Aug
What could be better than listening to the poignantly beautiful 'Summertime' in Regent's Park's leafy outdoor theatre. George and Ira Gershwin's toe-tapping musical set in America's Deep South Porgy and Bess tells the story of crippled beggar Porgy and his labour of love to tame the wild Bess.
Entry> £25-£45 Doors> 2.15pm-7.45pm

Skylight

Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0DA skylightwestend.com

Until Aug 23
Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy return to the stage for the first time in aeons to star in David Hare's 1995 psychodrama about a schoolteacher who receives unexpected visits from her former lover and his son. Stephen Daldrey directs, following last year's blockbuster 'The Audience'.
Entry>£17.25-£99.75  Doors>2.30-7.30pm

Ffffestival of Mmmmusic (FOM!)

The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Birmingham, B12 0NH

31 Aug
If you after a music festival without the cost and pretence then head down to the Spotted Dog for a grand mix of musical genres including Irish, Brazilian, Trad Jazz, Irish Traditional, Folk singer- song writer, Jazz with a twist, Afro Jazz to name just a few style on show. All the money donated at the event goes towards Acorn Hospice.
Entry>Free  

A Streetcar Named Desire

The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ youngvic.org.uk

 23 July - 6 Sept
As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. You'll be very lucky to get a seat in this packed out theatre. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois.
Entry> £10 Doors> 2.30-7.30pm

Little Revolution

Almeida Theatre Islington, London, N1 1TA almeida.co.uk

26 Aug - 4 Oct
From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, this explosive new play records the voices and stories of a community as the riots happened to their present-day aftermath. Little Revolution is Alecky Blythe’s first new London production after the success of London Road.
Entry> £9 - £36 Doors> 2.30/7.30pm

Edinburgh Fringe 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, 180 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS W edfringe.com

1-28 Aug

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, with thousands of events spanning 25 days totalling over 2,695 shows from 47 countries and hundreds of venues. A renowned showcase of performing arts, theatre and comedy, dance and music with The Edinburgh International Festival, Book Festival and Jazz Festival all running alongside the fringe.

Entry> Various 

Leopallooza 

The Wyldes St Mary, North Cornwall
W leopallooza.tumblr.com
1 – 3 Aug
Set in a beautiful valley near the sea, Leopallooza is the number an independent festival exuding the distinctly friendly vibe that can only come with a home-made party and was made on of The Guardian's top boutique festivals last summer. Lin-up features Fenech-Soler, Foxes, Brother & Bones, The Other Tribe, Rae Morris, and more.
Entry>70
Y-Not Festival 

Mouldridge La, Pikehall, Matlock, Derbyshire W ynotfestivals.co.uk

1 - 3 Aug
Located in the the Peak District, Y Not Festival has some amazing bands from a varied range of genres all in an exceptional location.Artists include Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Shed Seven, Ella Eyre, Swim Deep, Saint Raymond, Beans On Toast, Yuck, etc.
Entry> £84.50

 

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