SPEAKING IN CODES
Sign up to a coding course or teach yourself online – students these days are building websites before landing their first job and everyone from will.i.am to Karlie Kloss believes in the benefits of learning a new online language, especially if you’re interested in future-proofing your career. codeacademy.com

BESTIVAL
Celebrate the definite end of summer with The Cure, Major Lazer, Craig David and Wolf Alice (and hundreds of other acts) on the Isle of Wight in September. This year’s theme is The Future so expect all kinds of wonderment. bestival.net

COOK BY THE BOOK
Whether it’s filleting a fish or knowing four ways to cook eggs, kitchen skills are both necessary and impressive. If Netflix and chill truly is dead (good riddance), you’ll need another reason to invite them round – an eight-course taster menu just might do it. lookingtocook.co.uk

THE TOUR OF BRITAIN
In a race spanning the length and breadth of the UK, the world’s top cyclists will be competing from Glasgow to Dartmouth, 4-11th September, in the country’s largest free-to- spectate sporting event. Get on your bike and check them out. tourofbritain.co.uk

OPEN HOUSE LONDON
This annual event (17-18th September) allows you to explore the interior of some of the capital’s most famous landmarks – for free – and also find out more about some of the city’s strangest sites. Grand Designs? Grand day out. openhouselondon.org.uk

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