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Enjoy our round-up of 8 great events you can visit around the country from your camping pitch.
A celtic celebration
In the lovely town of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, you can catch the Festival of the Celts in full swing this month. Taking over the local Salutation Inn, as well as the grand Newton House and Cawdor Hotel, the celebrations will include traditional Celtic-inspired food and drink, Celtic music, Morris dancing, spoken word performances, bushcraft, woodcraft and much more. Performances will come from the likes of Parcel of Rogues, Celtic Duo and Kizzy Crawford, who sang with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and at the Cambridge Folk Festival.
Nearest Club Ste: Rhandirmwyn
Start your engines
If you’re looking for a little vroom this spring, head over to Sussex for Eastbourne’s Magnificent Motors, the largest free motoring show on the south coast. Everything from classic cars to motorbikes, buses and more will be on show, with the traditional Parade of Motors being one of the most anticipated events. Here, you’ll be able to see the cars in action as they speed alongside the seafront in a spectacular cavalcade. In addition, the festival will also feature a whole host of live music performances, entertainment, and competitions.
Nearest Club Site: Norman's Bay
A foodie's dream
One of many food festivals this year, the Great British Food Festival is heading to Nottinghamshire this month. Taking place at the picturesque Hardwick Hall, the festival will be set on the lawns with a stunning view of the heritage property, with visits in and around the house and gardens also available. The festival itself is chock full of celebrity chefs, demonstrations, man vs food competitions, live music, cake offs, foraging walks and even cookery classes for the kids. The Great British Food Festival will be heading to other venues all around the country throughout the year, so be sure to keep an eye out for the foodie festival near you.
Nearest Club Site: Teversal
Enter the world of Frank Zappa
Fans of the free-form movement will be able to relive some of legendary artist Frank Zappa’s performances at the Frank Zappa Hologram Tour, which will be hitting The Edinburgh Playhouse this May. Produced in co-operation with the Zappa Family Trust and featuring former bandmates Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thomas, and more, the one-of-a-kind holographic spectacle will use hours of unseen performance footage, blended with live footage, and incorporate Frank’s hand-drawn illustrations, album imagery and musical characters.
Nearest Club Site: Lauder
Bringing art to life
For those preferring a more artistic scene, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival is one calendar event that is not to be missed. Bringing together almost every artistic discipline under the sun, this two-week extravaganza will kick off with a daring high-wire walk in the centre of Norwich. The festival will then host everything from exhibitions to live music performances, political pieces, interactive theatre, acrobatics, dance productions, and even a nine-piece juggling act.
Activities to get involved in include a reverse walking experience, creating live art with your family and friends, and getting into the groove with Fred Astaire-style dancing. Visit nnfestival.org.uk for the full programme.
Nearest Club Site: Norwich
Get your folk on
This May, Chippenham in Wiltshire will be celebrating its 48th Folk Festival, showcasing the very of best of traditional British folk culture. Come and take part in this nationally-renowned festival, boasting more than 200 events including folk singing, dancing, music-making and storytelling. The majority of musical excitement happens at the big top tent, where concerts and social dances take place. In addition to an array of different shops, plus rows and rows of food stalls where you can try both authentic British and worldwide dishes, there will also be a craft tent where you can find intricate woodwork and silver-smithery.
Nearest Club Site: Devizes
Take a train back in time
The East Lancashire Railway in Bury is putting on a time-bending 1940s weekend, bringing you back to the war-time world of steam trains, jazz music and polka dot dresses. The award-winning event will return with singing, dancing, classic and military vehicle exhibitions, and vintage stalls. And of course, a 1940s centred event wouldn’t be complete without historical war-related displays and even a few battle re-enactments. A 1940s weekend photography course will also be held over the same days, allowing visitors to capture the best shots from the weekend and go on a tour behind the scenes of the railway.
Nearest Club Site: Crowden
There’s no better time to enjoy a walk across the North York Moors than in the springtime, especially as this year the Cleveland Way is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The National Park's WalkFest is one of two anunual walking festivals (the other is the Redcar and Cleveland Walking Festival, 15-23 June) dedicated to the Cleveland Way. Both festivals offer numerous walks themed around the National Trail with something to suit all ages and abilities.
Nearest Club Site: Slingsby
SHEENA RAMCHURN | 20 April 2019