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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Warning as motorway roadwork scheme gets underway

Work on a major road scheme on one of Hampshire’s busiest motorway junctions is due to start today – signalling months of traffic headaches for drivers.

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Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse do the double at UK Theatre Awards – WhatsOnStage.com


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Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse do the double at UK Theatre Awards
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The Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre production of Deborah McAndrew’s An August Bank Holiday Lark won Best New Play, and the National Youth Music Theatre production of Brass directed by Sara Kestelman at City Varieties picked up the award …
Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre AwardsReuters
Irish plays have big day at UK Theatre AwardsThe Nation

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Halifax war play scoops UK Theatre award – Halifax Evening Courier


Halifax Evening Courier
Halifax war play scoops UK Theatre award
Halifax Evening Courier
Northern Broadsides’, Dean Clough, co-production of An August Bank Holiday Lark won best new play in the UK Theatre’s regional theatre awards. The Deborah Mc Andrew’s play is set in a Lancashire village in 1914 and depicts the chaos and destruction …

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Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards – Daily Mail

Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards
Daily Mail
The award for best new play went to “An August Bank Holiday Lark” by Deborah McAndrew in a Northern Broadsides production, the award for best supporting performance went to Jenna Augen for “Bad Jews” produced by Theatre Royal Bath, the best …

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Warning as motorway roadwork scheme to get underway

Work on a major road scheme on one of Hampshire’s busiest motorway junctions is due to start today – signalling months of traffic headaches for drivers.

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Warning as motorway roadwork scheme gets underway – Daily Echo


Daily Echo
Warning as motorway roadwork scheme gets underway
Daily Echo
Work on a major road scheme on one of Hampshire’s busiest motorway junctions is due to start today – signalling months of traffic headaches for drivers. Junction three of the M27 will receive extra carriageways and traffic lights as the second phase of

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Warning as motorway roadwork scheme to get underway – Daily Echo


Daily Echo
Warning as motorway roadwork scheme to get underway
Daily Echo
Work on a major road scheme on one of Hampshire’s busiest motorway junctions is due to start today – signalling months of traffic headaches for drivers. Junction three of the M27 will receive extra carriageways and traffic lights as the second phase of

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Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards – Yahoo News UK

Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards
Yahoo News UK
The award for best new play went to “An August Bank Holiday Lark” by Deborah McAndrew in a Northern Broadsides production, the award for best supporting performance went to Jenna Augen for “Bad Jews” produced by Theatre Royal Bath, the best …

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Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards – Reuters

Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards
Reuters
The award for best new play went to “An August Bank Holiday Lark” by Deborah McAndrew in a Northern Broadsides production, the award for best supporting performance went to Jenna Augen for “Bad Jews” produced by Theatre Royal Bath, the best …

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War plays win three prizes at regional theatre awards – The Guardian


The Guardian
War plays win three prizes at regional theatre awards
The Guardian
Three plays that commemorate the centenary of the first world war picked up significant prizes at the regional theatre awards on Sunday. Best new play was An August Bank Holiday Lark, a Northern Broadsides co-production with Newcastle-under-Lyme’s …

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West End actor Sir Donald Sinden given posthumous award after his death aged … – Evening Standard


Evening Standard
West End actor Sir Donald Sinden given posthumous award after his death aged
Evening Standard
Best New Play went to Deborah McAndrew’s An August Bank Holiday Lark about the effects of World War One on a small Lancashire village. The war also inspired Brass – the story of a group of musicians from Leeds who joined up together – which was …
Posthumous award for actor Sir Donald SindenWestern Morning News
Sir Donald Sinden honoured posthumously at theatre awardsBBC News

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Sinden honoured at theatre awards

Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.

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Sir Donald Sinden honoured posthumously at theatre awards – BBC News


BBC News
Sir Donald Sinden honoured posthumously at theatre awards
BBC News
The 35-year-old, one of the original History Boys in Alan Bennett’s play, received the award for best performance in a musical. An August Bank Holiday Lark, a play exploring the impact of World War One on a rural East Lancashire community, was named

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OFM awards 2014 best young chef: April Lily Partridge – The Guardian


The Guardian
OFM awards 2014 best young chef: April Lily Partridge
The Guardian
Not long ago, the young chef April Lily Partridge worked a memorable shift. The 21-year-old from Chingford runs the sauce section at the Club at the Ivy in London’s West End, and on the first morning of service after the August bank holiday, having an

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'My phone was stolen on holiday and Vodafone are making ME pay £15,000 bill the thieves ran up': Teacher facing …

Osian Rhys Edwards, 29, from Barmouth, Gwynedd, has been told to pay a £15,000 bill run up by thieves who stole his phone while he was on holiday in Barcelona in August.

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Flavours of Herefordshire success: Plans underway for 2015 Christmas festival

HEREFORDSHIRE is synonymous with quality food and drink so it should come as no surprise to hear that more than 38,000 people made the trip to the county’s flavours festival this summer.

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Flavours of Herefordshire success: Plans underway for 2015 Christmas festival – Hereford Times


Hereford Times
Flavours of Herefordshire success: Plans underway for 2015 Christmas festival
Hereford Times
Figures collected by festival organisers showed that the festival – over the August bank holiday – saw 90 per cent of visitors stay for more than two hours, with 41 per cent spending more than £50. Next year marks the festival’s tenth anniversary and

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Dates announced for Fusion Festival 2015 – Virtual Festivals


Virtual Festivals
Dates announced for Fusion Festival 2015
Virtual Festivals
“The team here are already hard at work making plans for next year and we’ve got some great news for you, Fusion returns to Cofton Park in 2015 on the August Bank Holiday weekend, the dates for your diary are Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th …

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Bristol Rovers hope to seal one new signing in the next few days – Western Daily Press


Western Daily Press
Bristol Rovers hope to seal one new signing in the next few days
Western Daily Press
The sides played out a competitive 1-1 draw when they met at the New Lawn on August Bank Holiday Monday, and Clarke, who will be hoping his side extend their own unbeaten run to ten games, said: “They’ve had a little change around in terms of …

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tickets on sale for Birmingham's Fusion Festival

tickets on sale for Birmingham’s Fusion Festival – tickets for The Prince’s Trust event at 2014 prices

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£400 for Eastbourne lifeboats – Sussex Express


Sussex Express
£400 for Eastbourne lifeboats
Sussex Express
The money was raised at the club’s annual August Bank Holiday rally, which is traditionally held on the seafront at Bexhill. Despite the disappointing weather, the club still managed to donate to three local charities. In accepting the cheque on behalf

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£400 for Eastbourne lifeboats – Eastbourne Herald


Eastbourne Herald
£400 for Eastbourne lifeboats
Eastbourne Herald
The money was raised at the club’s annual August Bank Holiday rally, which is traditionally held on the seafront at Bexhill. Despite the disappointing weather, the club still managed to donate to three local charities. In accepting the cheque on behalf

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Rupee posts biggest fall in a month on global worries

The rupee posted its biggest single-day loss in a month, hurt by data showing a widening trade deficit and a slump in local shares as part of a global market sell-off, but intervention from the central bank prevented steeper losses. The local unit fell…

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Warning: motorway misery ahead! – Romsey Advertiser

Warning: motorway misery ahead!Romsey AdvertiserBut the 96,000 motorists who use junction three every day will face traffic misery until spring. As previously reported work was due to start on junction three in July but was delayed to avoid additional …

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Award for Poole mini fest – Blackmore Vale Magazine

Blackmore Vale MagazineAward for Poole mini festBlackmore Vale Magazine… similar to that of Notting Hill; as the weekend hosted two international figures who would normally have been at Notting Hill Carnival, Norman Jay MBE and Jazzie B OBE who chose…

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Halstock Fete donates to CT scanner appeal – Blackmore Vale Magazine


Blackmore Vale Magazine
Halstock Fete donates to CT scanner appeal
Blackmore Vale Magazine
Yeovil District Hospital’s CT scanner appeal is one step closer to reaching its fundraising target after receiving a £200 donation from the Halstock Fete. The annual Halstock Fete takes place on August bank holiday and includes a flower shower, silence …

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Months of roadworks as £2m motorway scheme to begin

WORK on a multimillion-pound jam-busting scheme to improve one of Hampshire’s busiest motorway junctions is about to begin – giving drivers months of traffic headaches.

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Months of roadworks as £2m motorway scheme to begin – Daily Echo

Months of roadworks as £2m motorway scheme to begin
Daily Echo
As previously reported by the Daily Echo, work was due to start on junction three in July but it was delayed so that it did not cause additional traffic during the August bank holiday weekend and the PSP Southampton Boat Show last month. The project is

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Teething problems solved as Tewkesbury Hospital turns one – Gloucestershire Echo


Gloucestershire Echo
Teething problems solved as Tewkesbury Hospital turns one
Gloucestershire Echo
“I think the strength of feeling towards the new hospital was demonstrated at the hospital fete over the August Bank Holiday, organised by our fantastic Friends, which raised a record £3,500.” She said the number and range of outpatients clinics and

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