Summer Events 2015

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Despite the rain, summer is here which can only mean one thing; it’s the season of festivals and outdoor events! Hooray! Here is our guide to some exciting summer events for 2015 based in a few of our best-selling cities in the UK.



Shaun in the City, 6th July – End of August- Aardman’s internationally- acclaimed character Shaun the Sheep appears in a unique art trail this summer with 70 giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep created by artists, celebrities and designers placed in iconic locations within the city. For more information visit the website or download the official app to find your closest Shaun – all of the money goes to a great cause, The Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

Bristol Harbour Festival, 17th – 19th July– For groups travelling this weekend, be sure to visit the two-mile stretch of the harbour which will be featuring seven fun-filled areas including dance, music, a busy water programme and circus performances. Certainly one not to miss! 

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, 6th – 9th August – Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – one of the city’s most loved and famous festivals is now in its 37th year and is Europe’s largest ballooning event. You can enjoy four spectacular days of extravagant hot-air balloon displays and best of all, for free!



Rooftop Film Club: Peckham, Now until Friday 31st July– Fancy a film night? Why not visit the state of the art outdoor cinema at the Bussey Building, with comfy director chairs, blankets and wireless headphones. You can enjoy a mix of recent film releases right through to cheesy 80’s golden oldies. To top the evening off, you will also have the chance to see breath taking 360 degree views of the city from the arty venue’s rooftop.

Notting Hill Carnival, 30th – 31st August– Notting Hill Carnival – Europe’s biggest street festival, represents London’s multicultural past and present.  Join in the party and celebrate the Caribbean culture and traditions at this two-day festival, jam packed with live music, colourful floats and delicious Caribbean cuisines.

London Wonderground, 7th May – 27th September – Back for its fourth year, this exciting festival is renowned for hosting the best circus and cabaret from across the world in an enchanting riverside location. Put together by 1920s Spiegeltent and a variety of rides and attractions, this dazzling playground is a perfect place to visit this summer.



Cardiff Carnival, 8th August –Cardiff is about to come alive with its biggest and brightest events of the summer, the 26th Cardiff Carnival. Expect glamorous carnival costume featured on the carnival street stage, samba drumming as well as quirky street theatre, Bollywood dance, Brazilian martial arts, live music, family-friendly burlesque, magic shows and surprise flashmobs.



Edinburgh Fringe Festival 7th – 31st August– The largest arts festival in the world is back with its thousands of performers taking to the stages all over Edinburgh. Whatever your taste, there is a show for everyone performed by big names in the world of entertainment to unknown and upcoming artists. The festival includes comedy, theatre, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. What more could you want!




Brighton’s Big Screen, 14th August – 13th September – It’s that time of year again and for 2015, the Brighton’s Big Screen has the best movie line for you to date, with its exciting blockbuster hits and much-loved family classics. Situated on Brighton beachfront, this large open air cinema event will be offering free daytime showings and night time viewings starting from just £3 per person. This year, you even enjoy its brand new beach bar and the city’s favourite restaurants including Chilli Pickle.



Jane Austin Festival, 11th – 20th September – We have already had groups asking about this event so we thought it was one worth mentioning! It’s the annual celebration of all things Austen situated in the picturesque Georgian city of Bath. The festival will take place in a variety of venues across Bath, where they will be hosting events to commemorate the iconic author. So if you happen to be in Bath this September, expect to be taken back in time as you come across the parades of people dancing around the Georgian terraces decked out in their Regency costumes.