August Bank Holiday News & Events

Whats on August Bank Holiday 2011

A map of events on over the bank holiday weekend.

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Future bright for popular street market – Bexhill Observer

Future bright for popular street market
Bexhill Observer
Bexhill 100 members will decide which after they have held their August Bank Holiday Monday show at the Polegrove and discover how much that has made. This year sees the 10th anniversary of the summer show which over the years has raised £30,000.

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Easter weekend: 5 things to do in Gloucester today – Gloucester Citizen

Gloucester CitizenEaster weekend: 5 things to do in Gloucester todayGloucester CitizenGiving cider drinkers a taste of what to expect from the third annual Witcombe Cider Festival, being held over the August bank holiday weekend, the inaugural warm up …

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Wartime seen through the lens of rural England – ChesterChronicle.co.uk (blog)


ChesterChronicle.co.uk (blog)
Wartime seen through the lens of rural England
ChesterChronicle.co.uk (blog)
Taking its title from a line in Philip Larkin’s poem MCMXIV, An August Bank Holiday Lark explores the impact of the First World War on a rural community in East Lancashire. Set in the idyllic summer of 1914, the play charts the preparations and

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Frosts Chilli Festival to return in August 2014 – CitiBlog (blog)

Frosts Chilli Festival to return in August 2014
CitiBlog (blog)
FROSTS Garden Centres have confirmed their chilli festival will return to their Woburn Sands complex in August 2014. The event’s fifth year will take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend, starting on August 23rd and running to the 25th, and it is

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Wheels fall off car spectacular

THOUSANDS of disappointed car fans are expected in Weston over the August bank holiday weekend despite the cancellation of a popular motoring event. The Weston Wheels modified car show drew 20,000 people to the old airfield last year from all over the cou

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Maldon hospice to reopen after floods forced it to close eight months ago – Maldon and Burnham Standard


Maldon and Burnham Standard
Maldon hospice to reopen after floods forced it to close eight months ago
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Farleigh Hospice’s building at the Bentalls complex in Colchester Road, Heybridge, was flooded during the August bank holiday. It has now been fully dried out and redecorated and re-opens to patients on Tuesday. Lounge and clinical areas have been …

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Queens Of The Stone Age share stage with former bassist Nick Oliveri for first … – NME.com

Queens Of The Stone Age share stage with former bassist Nick Oliveri for first
NME.com
Queens Of The Stone Age will share the headline slot at this years’ Reading and Leeds with Paramore. The two US acts will play this years’ bash, which take place on August’s bank holiday weekend. Speaking to NME, QOTSA keyboard player/guitarist Dean …

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€11000 in funding for Limerick arts groups – Limerick Leader


Limerick Leader
€11000 in funding for Limerick arts groups
Limerick Leader
Money has been made available for the Limerick Summer Literary Festival, which will run on the August Bank Holiday weekend in UL, while the Richard Harris international film festival, set for October, will get €300 funding. Artists Fiona Burke, Eoin

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€11000 in funding for Limerick arts groups – Limerick Leader

€11000 in funding for Limerick arts groups
Limerick Leader
Money has been made available for the Limerick Summer Literary Festival, which will run on the August Bank Holiday weekend in UL, while the Richard Harris international film festival, set for October, will get €300 funding. Artists Fiona Burke, Eoin

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Holiday meal ruined after Asda failed to deliver

Groceries didn’t arrive on time at our holiday home, yet Asda still charged us the full amount of £196.51 Asda has taken payment on my credit card for £196.51 for an online grocery delivery I never received, and is not responding to my demands for a refund. I placed an order online with Asda for a delivery to a rented holiday house in Pembroke. The delivery was booked to coincide with our …

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Credit: Nobby Clark

It’s unlikely that Michael Gove will approve of An August Bank Holiday Lark. Commissioned to commemorate the centenary of WWI, Northern Broadside’s latest play certainly doesn’t celebrate it as a “just war.”

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Credit: Nobby Clark Theatre: An August Bank Holiday Lark – Morning Star Online

Credit: Nobby Clark Theatre: An August Bank Holiday Lark
Morning Star Online
Commissioned to commemorate the centenary of WWI, Northern Broadside’s latest play certainly doesn’t celebrate it as a “just war.” Rather, Deborah McAndrew’s gentle tale depicts the kind of village life creaking under the weight of holidays to

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Gloucestershire County Cricket Club will be back in the black next year, says … – Gloucester Citizen

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club will be back in the black next year, says
Gloucester Citizen
The visit of World Champions India on August Bank Holiday Monday is expected to be a 16,000 sell-out and the extra revenue from the fixture will propel the county back into profit. “We are forecasting that we will be profitable this year,” Brown said

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Maldon hospice to reopen after floods forced it to close eight months ago – Maldon and Burnham Standard


Maldon and Burnham Standard
Maldon hospice to reopen after floods forced it to close eight months ago
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Farleigh Hospice’s building at the Bentalls complex in Colchester Road, Heybridge, was flooded during the August bank holiday. It has now been fully dried out and redecorated and re-opens to patients on Tuesday. Lounge and clinical areas have been …

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10 reasons Liverpool is the best city in the UK – Metro

Metro10 reasons Liverpool is the best city in the UKMetroThe Liverpool International Music Festival takes over the summer with a five week programme of gigs, exhibitions and outdoor events and no August bank holiday party would be complete in Liverpool…

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10 reasons Liverpool is the best city in the UK – Metro

Metro10 reasons Liverpool is the best city in the UKMetroThe Liverpool International Music Festival takes over the summer with a five week programme of gigs, exhibitions and outdoor events and no August bank holiday party would be complete in Liverpool…

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Horror caravan motorway crash caught on camera as drivers are warned before bank holiday getaway

A 29-second clip released today shows the van and caravan careering out of control as it drove north along the M1 between Leicester and Loughborough

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Spotlight on Notting Hill: property area guide – Homes & Property


Homes & Property
Spotlight on Notting Hill: property area guide
Homes & Property
Staged every August bank holiday, it is now the largest street festival in Europe. Gentrification followed as a generation of architects, designers and artists — led by David Hockney, who lived in Powis Terrace during the Sixties — discovered Notting

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Tom Odell for Portsmouth's Victorious Festival

Tom Odell for Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival – plus Ocean Colour Scene as an English summer festival exclusive

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Dead end: Residents reject Thatcher road name – Politics.co.uk

Dead end: Residents reject Thatcher road name
Politics.co.uk
A recent attempt by Conservative MP Peter Bone to rename the August bank holiday “Margaret Thatcher Day” also failed after MPs rejected it at second reading. More than 138,000 people have so far signed a petition against re-naming the holiday.

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Flat effort comes up short – Mayo News

Flat effort comes up shortMayo NewsRealistically, their championship season will begin in earnest on the August Bank Holiday weekend and it is from there on in that their true worth will be measured. However, there is no disguising the fact that all do…

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Communities Fighting Back: Shanagolden looks to a bright future – Limerick Leader


Limerick Leader
Communities Fighting Back: Shanagolden looks to a bright future
Limerick Leader
Work is now underway on organising this year’s festival which will take place over the August bank holiday weekend and the organiser say it will be even bigger and better. In the meantime, with weekly bingo nights and card games, not to mention

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Bank holiday bus timetable changes from operator First for North…

Here is a list of the changes, road works and delays likely to affect journeys for bus passengers, according to operator First. 2014 Bank Holiday bus services On Bank Holiday Mondays 21 April, 5 May, 26 May & 25 August First Potteries will operate a Sunday service. On Good Friday, 18 April First Potteries will operate a Saturday service. Road works & delays updates – 14 April Welcome to the …

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Idlewild set to play Purbeck Folk Festival

IDLEWILD are to play their only mainland UK festival date at the Purbeck Folk Festival in August.

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Where Are They Now – Eugene Melaniphy – Vitalfootball

Where Are They Now – Eugene MelaniphyVitalfootballHe started in the first home game of the season in what must have been a thrilling game to watch with Argyle beating Hull 6-4, a Jack Vidler hat trick and goals from Frank Sloan, Jimmy Cookson and Eugen…

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Larks ascending! WWI centenary play to run at Liverpool Playhouse – Liverpool Echo


Liverpool Echo
Larks ascending! WWI centenary play to run at Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool Echo
It’s those festivals, in the clean air and warm sunshine of the hills and valleys surrounding the county’s industrial towns, that form the backdrop for Northern Broadsides’ latest production – An August Bank Holiday Lark – commemorating the centenary

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Wrawby’s historic mill – Market Rasen Mail


Market Rasen Mail
Wrawby’s historic mill
Market Rasen Mail
And if you aren’t able to make the opening this time, the mill will also be open on the May and August Bank Holiday Mondays – May 5 and 26, and August 25. It will also be open on Sunday, June 29 and Sunday, July 27. The Mill can also be opened by

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Fred Hughes: War is ugly, but it produced the most beautiful poetry

UNLIKE the profusion of ashen names chiselled on thousands of stone memorials, Sentinel reporter Richard Ault’s splendid series allows us to hear the sound of local voices and to see the determined ‘moustached archaic faces’ of pottery youths and miners’ sons as they headed out on that fateful ‘August Bank Holiday lark’ in 1914. The Smith’s and Jones’s: how many mute poets and artists would have …

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Easter travel misery for rail passengers in the Cotswolds – Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Wilts and Gloucestershire StandardEaster travel misery for rail passengers in the CotswoldsWilts and Gloucestershire StandardNetwork Rail has also announced that the line between Swindon and Gloucester will need to be shut on the week leading up to and…

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