Brighton & Hove Pride, Brighton – 4th August
Matching this year’s London Pride, Brighton & Hove’s festivities will not disappoint. The parade starts at 11am with about 300,000 people lining the streets – with this year’s theme being ‘Colour My World’ we’re expecting many, many rainbows. Plus support for the LGBTQ+ community spreads to its festival at Preston Park where Britney will be performing. That’s right, Britney. If this wasn’t enough, the line-up also includes Ella Eyre, MNEK, Louise and Pixie Lott.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh – 3rd-27th August
Up for a laugh? Edinburgh Festival Fringe starts this week for almost an entire month of frivolity! It’s where all the big comedy dogs debut their latest shows, as well as an array of other performers filling up venues across the city – expect dance, theatre, music and more.
Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup, London – 5th August
The men’s 2018 Fifa World Cup may have ended, but there’s another one just around the corner and this one involves sticks, a slightly smaller ball and an 11-a-side team – it’s the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup. Looking to succeed as they did on home turf back in 2015, the England team are still in the running to win this year – fingers crossed!
FriendsFest, Manchester – 8th-12th August
If you can’t quote the entire boxset of Friends from start to finish, are you really a true fan? Comedy Central UK’s FriendsFest is returning again this summer bringing the iconic show to Manchester’s Heaton Park. Live your wildest dreams, walk through Joey and Chandler’s apartment and pretend to be the 7th member of the group.
Stoke Croft, Bristol – 2nd – 8th August
The beauty of shooting on 35mm film is how it tends to capture the story. Opening in Bristol, Jake Davis and Chris Taylor are holding their work –‘Stoke Croft’ – at Hamilton House for a week – a photo series shot entirely on 35mm film. Their work shows the true grit and stark black & white contrast of the people of Stokes Croft.