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What's On In The UK | June 2016
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What's On In The UK | June 2016

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Updated: 30 June 2016
The month of June is taking us to summer and there are plenty of events around the UK to celebrate that! Whether you want a weekend full of good music at Glastonbury, you crave some first-class seafood at a fish festival, or you feel like travelling to Greece with Mamma Mia! for a night, this guide won’t leave you disappointed. Start the summer right, get outside and enjoy the variety events around theatre, art, music and more for a fantastic month.


Week 1 UK Guide June
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SOUTHAMPTON | Cry With Laughter At The Legendary Comedy ‘Noises Off’

Wed 1 – Sat 25 June

Get ready for tears rolling down your face at Nuffield Theatre with the hilarious comedy Noises Off directed by Blanche McIntyre.

CAMBRIDGE | Watch An All-Male Company BalletBoyz Perform ‘Life’

Fri 3 – Sat 4 June

Are you ready to see an all-male dance company perform? In their inimitable style, the BalletBoyz present their brand new show, Life.

MONMOUTHSHIRE | Head Over To Monmouthshire Food Festival For Great Food

Sat 4 – Sun 5 June

How about a picnic in the sun with delicious local food and drinks? Monmouthshire Food Festival offers the best regional products to indulge in.

WHITSTABLE | Immerse Yourself In Art By The Sea With Whitstable Biennale

Sat 4 – Sun 12 June

One of the eagerly anticipated art events of the year, Whitstable Biennale brings you a variety of art from rap to spoken word and films to concerts.


Week 2 UK Guide June
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BRISTOL | Celebrate 400 Years Of The Bard In Bristol

Wed 8 June – Sat 30 July

All the world’s a stage’, especially in Bristol as productions of the Bard’s plays will be popping up all over the city for this festival.

MANCHESTER | Start The Party At Parklife 2016 In Manchester

Sat 11 – Sun 12 June

With acts such as Jess Glynne, Craig David and Bastille ready to perform, this event will definitely bring the park to life.

BRIGHTON | Join Wild Life Festival For A Two-Day Celebration

Sat 11 – Sun 12 June

Are you ready to celebrate and dance for two days? Get your dance shoes ready and head over to see some amazing musicians at Wild Life Festival.

SOUTHAMPTON | Celebrate All Things Cycling With Sky Ride Southampton

Sun 12 June

Go cycle crazy with Sky Ride Southampton as you travel round the city with all ages in a traffic-free zone.


BATH | The Holburne Museum Presents Stubbs And The Wild

Bookings from Mon 13 June

Head over to the exhibition Stubbs and the Wild to see some of the fascinating paintings and portraits capturing animals and their anatomy.

BELFAST | Belfast’s Summer Festival Of Racing

Fri 17 – Sat 18 June

Watch magnificent race horses gallop to the finish line with speed and agility in Northern Ireland’s beautiful Belfast.

WARWICKSHIRE | Also: The Festival For The Mind

Fri 17 – Sun 19 June

Listen to the best ideas in Britain before they become too mainstream, take a swim in a lake and bask in the glory of the mind at Also.

OXFORD | Celebrate Art & Culture At Oxford Festival Of The Arts

Fri 17 June – Sat 2 July

Join the Oxford Festival of the Arts for exhibitions, performances, workshops and more to celebrate all art forms, from drama to gaming.


Week 4 UK Guide June
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WINDSOR | Shakespeare’s As You Like It In The Savill Garden

Wed 22 – Fri 24 June

Follow Watch Your Head’s theatre company around the Savill Garden as they perform As You Like It.

SOMERSET | Glastonbury Festival Comes Back With Incredible Acts

Wed 22 – Sun 26 June

Enter a huge tented city to have fun, go wild and celebrate an incredible lineup for five days at Glastonbury Festival.

EDINBURGH | Edinburgh’s Finest Royal Highland Show

Thurs 23 – Sun 26 June

Witness the best of rural life, food and farming in Edinburgh as you take part in crafts, feasts and marvel at the UK’s finest livestock.

TEWKESBURY | Tewkesbury Brings Its Food And Drink Festival Back

Sat 25 – Sun 26 June

Fancy a weekend full of delicious food and drinks? Tewkesbury Food & Drink Festival offers the best local products ranging from cheese and meat to wine and cider.


Week 5 UK Guide June
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PEMBROKESHIRE | Swim Into Pembrokeshire Fish Week Festival

Mon 27 June – Sun 3 July 2016

Taste delicious seafood and explore the coast with family and friends as you get tucked into Fish Week.

BIRMINGHAM | Mamma Mia! Takes You To Sunny Greece For An Evening

Tues 28 June – Sun 3 September

Find yourself on a Greek Islands paradise watching a love story being told through timeless ABBA songs, that will make you want to sing along at Mamma Mia!.

GLASGOW | Join The Monthly Moon Country Night

Wed 29 June

Join Tron Theatre’s monthly event Moon Country to watch a new and exciting show of work by talented young playwrights, accompanied by a musical guest.

CARDIFF | Beyoncé: The Formation World Tour In Cardiff

Thurs 30 June

Dance along with the Bootylicious Beyoncé in her Formation World Tour as it hits Cardiff.

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