This is your complete guide to events happening in the UK to keep an eye on for the rest of the year. We have reviewed many exhibitions, festivals and fashion events to gather the most interesting ones for you to mark on your calendar. Take a look and make sure you’re not missing out on anything good.
1 July – 14 July, London
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship is held in London and the tickets are going fast. It is known as the longest-running tennis tournament in the world and one of 4 annual Grand Slam tennis events held around the globe. Guests of the event will be able to enjoy world-class tennis right in the middle of the event. Buy your tickets in advance from the public ballot.
19 – 21 July, Woolwich, London
This year we celebrate 50 years since the first landing of the man on the moon. Hollywood already contributed by making the movie ‘First Man’, exploring the life of Neil Armstrong and the first ever space mission that allowed a man to walk on the moon. Now its London’s turn to celebrate the anniversary. Head to Woolwich and take part in music performances, art exhibitions, moonlit film screenings and science lectures, all hosted by The Moon Festival.
27 March – 11 August, Tate Britain, London
The lifetime work of Van Gogh comes to life before our eyes. The Tate Museum has organized an exhibition to honour the impressionists. Over 45 exhibits are planned to be presented to the public. Visitors will be able to see iconic paintings – Starry Night Over the Rhône and Sunflowers to name a few.
August 2019, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
The National Theatre Scotland is organizing a performance based on the best-selling Jackie Kay’s memoir Red Dusty Roads. Directed by Dawn Walton, the storyline mirrors the book, where we follow the poet on her journey down memory lane. The story is focused on her decision to leave the home of her parents who adopted her and to start looking for her birth parents all the way from Scotland to Lagos. The stage adaptation is a co-production of Manchester’s HOME and The National Theatre Scotland. If you are in Edinburgh, make sure to book your tickets.
24, 25 and 26 August, London
Europe’s biggest street carnival comes to life once again to celebrate in true Caribbean style. The celebrations seem to only grow larger, brighter and better each year. Costumed performers entertain the public under the sounds of typical Caribbean beats. The carnival was first organized in 1966 to celebrate the Caribbean traditions and culture in London, and ever since it has just become a yearly festival be attend.
13-22 September, across England
If you are interested in history and culture, put those days down on your calendar. England’s largest history and culture festival starts in September to mark the 25th anniversary of the event. The festival is a combination of 5,000 events so that everybody can find something for themselves. Choose between music performances, workshops, exhibitions and much more. This year the theme of the festival is ‘People Power’ to mark the important way through which people have changed the world over time.
5 November, London
Bonfire Night, also known as the Guy Fawkes Night, is celebrated each year to mark the anniversary of 5 November 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his team tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I in the Gunpowder Plot. Bonfires are lit to symbolize ‘burning’ the guys and a huge celebration is thrown with food and music. Buy your tickets in advance as they sell fast.