CULTURE & MUSIC BBC Proms Season 14 July - 09 September London.
Believed by many to be the world's greatest classical music festival, the BBC Proms are entering their 116th year. The first Proms concert took place on 10... Read More →
10 September Gateshead/Newcastle. Run over 13.1 miles, this is the world's largest half marathon, attracting over 52,000 participants. It is the largest sporting participation event in... Read More →
SPORTING INTERESTS Burghley Horse Trials
31 August - 03 September. Stamford, Lincolnshire.
A three-day event (which confusingly takes place over four days) that has just been given the International Best Event Award for the fifth... Read More →
La Tomatina TRAVEL
30 August, Buņol, Valencia Spain. There are no winners in Spain's unique battle of the tomatoes, but all of the 40,000 or so revellers come away happy.
On the last Wednesday in August, the... Read More →
13 September - 16 September Town Moor, Doncaster. First run in 1776, the St Leger Stakes is a flat race for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is the world's oldest Classic race,... Read More →
Blenheim Palace Trials SPORTING INTERESTS
13 September - 17 September Woodstock, Oxfordshire. A well-established fixture of the eventing calendar, the Blenheim horse trials have run since 1990, and continue to attract some of the world's... Read More →
Henley Literary Festival CULTURE & MUSIC
02 October- 08 October, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. For five days in early autumn London's leading literary lights gather in this pretty riverside town for 100 literary events. Venues range from... Read More →
Bregenzer Festspiele TRAVEL
19 July - 20 August Austria. On the Austrian shore of Lake Constance, Bregenz's month-long music and drama festival from late July to late August boasts the world's biggest floating stage, which... Read More →
Opening Night New York CULTURE & MUSIC
26 September, Lincoln Center, New York. The opening night at the Metropolitan Opera is a glamorous night, rich with the promise of a star-studded winter of world-class opera. Anna Netrebko and... Read More →
Irish Field St Leger TRAVEL
14 September. Curragh Racecourse, County Kildare, Ireland.
The Irish racing season ends on a high note with this classic Group 1 race, open to thoroughbreds which are three years old and... Read More →