August 25, 2015

5 events to inspire you this August bank holiday

Looking for event inspiration this bank holiday? Here are some of the weekend’s top events to help get the ideas flowing.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  Revellers perform at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 27, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

1. Notting Hill Carnival

Whether it’s a steel band concert for the family or a raucous Caribbean street party, the Notting Hill Carnival stays true to its cause: celebrating cultures, traditions and diversity in London. Planning your event around a central theme means that no matter how varied the entertainment, guests will still have an idea of what to expect.

2. Edinburgh Fringe

Can’t think of a theme for your event? Start with a common interest. In this case, it’s creativity. The Fringe is a totally open-access festival, meaning anyone “with a story to tell and a venue willing to host them” can be a part of it. This attracts everyone from creative producers to world famous dancers, students and families.


3. Reading Festival

Music festivals make for great bank holiday weekend events. Events like Reading draw thousands of enthusiasts, especially when the likes of Mumford and Sons and Metallica are on the set list. If you can’t pull in the big names, why not start with local artists or bands? Never underestimate the power of a small but dedicated fan base – you might even spot the next Ed Sheeran!


4. South West Four (SW4)

Think outside the box and host a different type of event. Take a cue from SW4 who’re inviting 80 of the world’s leading electronic DJs to Clapham Common this weekend. Whether it’s alternative music or exotic foods, find a niche interest and start planning an event around it.


5. Newlyn Fish Festival

Want to throw a party for a good cause? Create an event for a charity or partner up with one. The Newlyn Fish Festival in Cornwall supports the Fisherman’s Mission, which cares for working, retired and disabled fishermen and their families.


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