Events
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.
T in the Park
Balado, Kinross-Shire, Scotland tinthepark.com
11 - 13 July
A major Scottish festival consistently winning awards. Expect to find a top line-up with some 180 artists who will play over 11 stages, quality food is on offer as well as a good range of camping options. Artists include Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Pixies, Royal Blood, Red Hot Chilli Pipers etc.
Entry>£184, Door>Weekend
Cocoon in the Park
 Temple Newsam, Leeds cocoon.net
12 July
Once again Cocoon in the Park brings you a world class line-up of the most in demand artists across one stage. Expect cutting-edge visuals, pyrotechnics and performances from the Cocoon dance troupe.
Entry>£35-£75
Larmer Tree Festival
Larmer Tree Gardens, Rushmore Estate Office,Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 5PY W larmertreefestival.co.uk
16 - 20 July
There will be over over 100 bands and acts will perform on six stages, alongside a comedy club, 150 free workshops and a Sunday carnival. Artists include The Selector, Tom Odell, We Used To Make Things, We Were Evergreen, Will And The People, Yeti Love etc.
Entry>£205, weekend
The Woman in Black
Fortune Theatre, Russell St, London, WC2B 5HH, T0844 871 7677, ambassadortickets.com
22 Apr-26 Jul
It's been over 20 years since this skillful adaptation of Susan Hill's 1983 Gothic horror story first started setting West End audience a-shiver. 'The Woman in Black' remains perennially popular – particularly, it seems, with generally hard-to-please teenagers – which is testament to its rough-theatre appeal and the extraordinary and enduring potency. Tue Apr 22
Entry> £18 Door> 15:00
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR W 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 and save her from a life of ruin.
Entry>£25-£45 (£55 Prem Seats) Door>2.15pm/7.45pm
FARR Festival
Bygrave Woods Newham, Hertfordshire W farrfestival.co.uk
18 - 20 July
One of UK leading boutique festivals just outside of London, set in a deserted forest. It might be small in size, buts its big in atmosphere bringing in the happiest festival crowd, making it one of the best kept secrets. People who don't mind getting lost in the woods but they are totally up for a 2 night danceathon. Artists include Hercules & Love Affair, Mount Kimbie, The Skints, Scuba,George FitzGerald, Woman's Hour, Rosie Lowe, Outboxx etc.
Entry> £85
1984
Playhouse Theatre Northumberland Av WC2N 5DE W headlong.co.uk
Until 19 Jul
With no interval, and trippy enhancements from Tom Gibbons’s roaring sound design, blinding washes of light, it becomes a mesmerically disorientating experience. By the time Winston reaches the end of the line in torture chamber Room 101, you can feel his reality tearing as the production.
Entry>£50-£62 Door>7.30pm
Beat Herder
The Ribble Valley, Lancashire, UK T 0844 888 9991 W beatherder.co.uk
18 - 20 July
Beat Herder festival evolved from the underground Northern Party scene and features some stellar music! Eleven contrasting stages play host to an array of musicians, including a few musical heavyweights, as well as a selection of local talent. Artists include 2manydjs, Eats Everything, Happy Mondays, Hot Since 82, The 2 Bears, Vitalic, Wolf Alice etc.
Entry> £118.25
Idomeneus
Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Rd, Notting Hill, London, W11 3HQ gatetheatre.co.uk
Until 19 July
This extraordinary new play, inspired by The Iliad and written by one of Germany’s leading writers Roland Schimmelpfennig, receives its UK premiere in a bold new production by Gate Associate Artist Ellen McDougall.
Entry> £:20/15 Door> 7.30pm
Bristol Harbour Festival
Bristol Harbour, Bristol bristolharbourfestival.co.uk
18 - 20 Jul
One of the UK's largest public events to showcase its rich musical and performance roots. Over 250,000 festival fans head down to the historic waterfront to party, dance and relax. The festival includes music, dance, and activities for young people, maritime events and so on. Young people will discover themselves and enjoy Bristol.
Entry> See Website
LoveBox
Victoria Park London W loveboxfestival.com
18 - 19 July
A 'must do' annual event on the bristling summer social calendar and totally excellent. On London's oldest public park bordering Bethnal Green, Hackney, and Bow. Music has always been at the heart of Lovebox, with all the rock & roll chaos and glamour of supercharged sets, epic performances with dramatic backdrops, and chuggy jams under the trees from bands and DJs spanning the genres.
Entry>£ 35 + Booking Fee
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
WOMAD
Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9DG womad.co.uk
24 - 27 July
WOMAD - 'World of Music, Arts and Dance' is one of the world's most well respected purveyors of world music. This internationally established Festival consistently brings together an eclectic mix of artists from all over the globe each and every year with the central aim of celebrating the world's many forms of music, arts and dance. Importantly, WOMAD is family-oriented, diverse and an active musical events; sometimes offering as many as seven stages within the festival site. The key aim of WOMAD is to excite, inform, and create awareness of the worth and potential of a multicultural society, as such, there are also participatory workshops, where the audience has a chance to meet and learn about the visiting artists and their music. Special events for children, including organised workshops and activities, create an experience both educational and entertaining. A 'must-attend' festival for the worldly and well-informed!
Entry> £160
Secret Garden Party
HMill Hill Field, Huntingdon Cambridgeshire W secretgardenparty.com
24 - 27 July
This year, as The Garden celebrates her 12th Birthday, you'll be able to explore ceremonies, rituals, initiations, anniversaries and carnivals which bind us together. The theme for 2014 is ' "Goodbye Yellowbrick Road". So get dressed up in a best togs and be prepared to join in the fun. Artists include Little Dragon, Fat Freddys Drop, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Deep, Honeyblood and loads more.
Entry> £ 175
Mr Burns
Almeida St, Islington, London, N1 1TA W almeida.co.uk
Until 26 July
Following the phenomenal success of 1984, Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke directs Mr Burns in its European Premiere. Mr Burns asks how the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future for America’s most famous family.
Entry> £8-32 Door> 7.30pm
Global Gathering
Long Marston Airfield, Stratford upon Avon W globalgathering.com
25 - 26 July
The award-winning UK dance festival returns to showcase the world’s biggest DJs and live acts. The Prodigy, David Guetta, Chase & Status, Alesso, Netsky, KatyB and many more will be descending upon the old-airfield to make a weekend to remember, with huge stages, enormous production and some of the craziest festival goers you’ll ever meet – Global has it all.
Entry> £110
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>
A Small Family Business
National Theatre, Olivier South Bank SE1 9PX W 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, £28, £39, £50
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 event 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 leaving you with literally thousands of choices to entertain yourself when in Edinburgh but you should probably book early!
Entry>Various
 
Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, London, SE10 0BB W montypythonlive.com
1 – 20 July
Surrealist legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin join forces once again for their first live performance since 1980. The Pythons reunite for a not-to-be-missed performance of their highly acclaimed and hugely influential comedy sketch show. This show will no doubt be a highlight of the live comedy acts performing in London in 2014 and a talking point for many years after that.
Entry> £32.50-£106.75 Door> 7.30pm
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.
Shakespeare in Love
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AU W shakespeareinlove.com
2 - 23 July
The stage adaptation, directed and designed by Cheek by Jowl's Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, promises transport audiences back to Shakespeare's London with the narrative following a promising playwright (Will Shakespeare) as he searches for a new hit and inspiration in his new muse, Viola De Lesseps while giving us an unorthodox insight to the writing of Romeo and Juliet.
Entry> £10.00-£52.50 Door> 2.30pm/7.30pm
Henley Royal Regatta
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, London, RG9 2AQ hrr.co.uk
2 - 6 July
Thousands gather to eat picnics and drink Pimm's by the waterside. Henley Regatta is a historic occasion, set in a riverside village that has hardly changed in the last two centuries and bringing some serious competition to the water in one of Britain's most famous summer sporting events. It has been running since 1839, and has grown from a local event into one of the biggest meetings in rowing, attracting crews of international quality to an array of Challenge Trophies.
Entry> See Website
BE FESTIVAL
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham. B1 2EP W birmingham-rep.co.uk
2 -12 July
BE FESTIVAL is a fortnight-long feast of European culture. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, this year BE FESTIVAL takes over The REP, turning turning the building back to front to present a twenty show spread of electrifying new work from across the continent. There are four half-hour shows each night with an interval like no other, where you can enjoy a drink in our backstage lounge and sit down to dinner in the pop-up dining room on the theatre’s main stage.
Entry> £10-12
British Summer Time at Hyde Park
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, London, W2 2UH bst-hydepark.com
3 - 13 July
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat reunite with bandmates John and Gary as The Libertines reform to headline the first Saturday night of the opening weekend at this year's British Summer Time at Hyde Park. Other days in the is festival spanning 10 days you can expect a genre themed bonaza with The Pogues, Spiritualized, Maximo Park, Wolf Alice, Swim Deep, and The Enemy perform, Black Sabbath (4th), McBusted (6th), Neil Young (12th) and Tom Jones (13th).
Entry> £66.60 - £220.89 Door> 13:30
FareShare Food Drive
Across UK fareshare.org.uk
3 – 5 July
Food redistribution charity FareShare is partnering with Tesco and The Trussell Trust to run a nationwide food collection, helping to feed thousands of vulnerable people across the UK. Register as a volunteer at July’s Neighbourhood Food Collection by visiting www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2014/ and sign up by 27th June. And if you are not able to volunteer, why not pop into a Tesco store on 3rd to 5th July and donate an item of food. #everycanhelps
West Side Story
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP W royalalberthall.com
4 - 6 July
Following on from its sold-out anniversary performances at the Hall in 2012, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Jayce Ogren, will return to play Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live while the re-mastered film is shown in high-definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact.
Entry> £Doors> 2.30/7.30pm
Blissfields
Vicarage Farm, Winchester Hampshire, UK W blissfields.co.uk
4 - 5 July
Blissfields is an intimate festival for all the family in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. This is a festival for 2,500 people who want something as far removed from the big commercial festivals as you can get! Among the great line-up of huge acts with lots more activities and fun to get involved in. Artists include Chloe Howl, Tune-Yards, Gentleman's Dub Club, Dan Croll, Nick Mulvey, Wolf Alice, Melt Yourself Down.
Entry> £45, day tickets
Wimbledon 2014
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London wimbledon.com
23 June- 6 July
The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world kicks off and takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, culminating with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Final, scheduled for the second Saturday and Sunday respectively. Wimbledon is the only Major still played on grass, the game's original surface. This year we'll all be hoping Any Murray can retain his title.
Entry>Ballot/Queue system
Cornbury
Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire T 08443380000 W cornburyfestival.com
4 - 6 July
Renowned for being ‘The UK ’s most beautiful boutique festival’, Cornbury continues to offer an eclectic array of acts, from the classic crooners to pop. Artists include Jools Holland, The Feeling, Suzanne Vega, Arrested Development, Sophie Ellis Bextor and many more.
Entry> £170 weekend
Wireless
Finsbury Park & Perry Park , Church Rd, Birmingham B42 2LA W wirelessfestival.co.uk
4 - 6 July
Kanye West, Drake and Bruno Mars have been confirmed to headline Wireless Festival 2014. The tenth Wireless Festival will take place for the very first time at London’s Finsbury Park and Birmingham’s Perry Park.
Entry> £68.75-£176.20
Wimbledon Final
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London ,  wimbledon.com
5- 6 July
The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world kicks off and takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, culminating with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Final, scheduled for the second Saturday and Sunday respectively. Wimbledon is the only Major still played on grass, the game's original surface. This year we'll all be hoping Andy Murray can retain his title.
Entry>Ballot/Queue system
RHS Hampton Court Palace
Flower Show Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, London, KT8 9AU W rhs.org.uk
Book Now
8 - 13 July
Hands-on inspiration is at the heart of the event. Discover a mix of glorious show gardens with a wealth of opportunities to see planting and country crafts close up; fine dining with dazzling floral displays and all things 'grow-your-own'; live music with fabulous shopping, fashion and food. A unique day out for all, in a truly majestic setting.
Entry> £ 18.50-34Door> 10am-7.30pm
Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod
Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, LL20 8SW international-eisteddfod.co.uk criterion-theatre.co.uk
8 – 13 July
Every summer Llangollen stages one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Performers from across the globe head to the beautiful Welsh town to take part in a unique event combining competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Around 25 different competitions celebrate song, music and dance, climaxing with the prestigious ‘Choir of the World’ where winning choirs compete for the Pavarotti Trophy.
Entry>Free/Various
2000 Trees
Upcote Farm Withington, Cheltenham W twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk
10 - 12 July
2000trees Festival returns in its beautiful location in the Gloucester countryside and a friendly atmosphere. It has an ethical and green culture and is an all round chilled out fun time. There is a wide selection of music at the festival including something for every taste- featuring rock, metal and indie to folk, pop, DJs, and the downright strange.
Entry>£ 75
Somerset House Summer Series
Somerset House London W somersethouse.org.uk
10 - 20 July
A series of open-air concerts takes place at the beautiful Somerset House every year, attracting big names and big crowds. Artists include Daughter, Kodaline, Agnes Obel, The Cat Empire, Kelis, Bastille, Franz Ferdinand, Chvrches, Sam Smith, Clean Bandit, Little Dragon
Entry>£ 28.50
HIGH DEFINITION
Eridge Park in Tunbridge Wells East Sussex
5 July
Entering in to its fourth year, 2014’s July event will build on last year’s sold-out success, with even more spectacular production and incredible music for the best festival yet. High Definition Festival intends to create the most visually and sonically extravagant showpiece ever for a quintessential electronic festival in the UK with cutting edge production across all stages and arenas. Carl Cox b2b Marco Carola UK festival exclusive! All About She, B.Traits, Brockie & MC Det, Charlie Hedges, DJ Die, Dusky, Filsonik, George Fitzgerald, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Harry Shotta Show, Jon Rundell, Joy Orbison, Logan-D, Mampi Swift, MC Eksman, MC IC3, Midland, Mista Jam, Ms Dynamite, My Nu Leng, Oneman, Ratpack, Roska, Route 94, Sam Supplier, Shy FX, The Martinez Brothers, Tom Rio, Will Saul, Zinc, Artwork and many more great
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