Events in August 2017



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Grand Medieval Joust

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 to Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as four of the most masterful knights in the kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds, battle for good or evil. Choose your champion and see who is victorious in this colourful display of chivalry and courage. Surround yourself in pageantry and marvel at falcons in flight. The living history encampments will take you back in time where you'll be kept entertained by the court jester and merry musicians. Budding knights can enjoy their own hero moment as they test their bravery in the hobby-horse jousting. £11.60 adult | £10.50 concession | £6.90 child | £30.10 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Beautiful butterflies (Caterpillar kids)

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

10.30 – 12.30, Search for butterflies at Lorton Meadows, how many different ones will you see? Plus make a wildlife inspired piece of artwork, and play games, with the Community Conservation Officer. Meet at Lorton Meadows Centre, Lorton Lane, Weymouth, DT3 5QH. BOOKING ESSENTIAL, Children £3, must be accompanied. Contact us on 01305 816546. The reserve can be muddy, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather. Please notify us of important medical information prior to the event. Toilets, parking, cycle racks, tea/coffee machine, wildlife gifts & guides available. For more information please see www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org/lorton. For more Weymouth and Portland events follow us on Twitter @DWTWeyPort

How to Be a Roman Soldier

Saturday 5th of August 2017 to Sunday 6th of August 2017

Have you got what it takes to be a Roman soldier? Enrol in the grounds of this ancient Roman Fort and test your stamina as you take part in a variety of hands-on activities, from ancient games to battle drills. Hear stories about the tough lives of soldiers and citizens of the time, try on costumes, and handle Roman weapons and objects. £6.40 adult | £5.80 concession | £3.80 child | £16.60 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Clash of Knights

Tuesday 8th of August 2017 to Thursday 10th of August 2017

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, four teams of highly skilled knights meet head on with clubs and shields. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph. Let battle commence! £11.40 adult | £10.30 concession | £7.10 child | £28.90 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Grand Medieval Joust

Tuesday 8th of August 2017 to Wednesday 9th of August 2017

Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as four of the most masterful knights in the kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds, battle for good or evil. Choose your champion and see who is victorious in this colourful display of chivalry and courage. Surround yourself in pageantry and marvel at falcons in flight. The living history encampments will take you back in time where you'll be kept entertained by the court jester and merry musicians. Budding knights can enjoy their own hero moment as they test their bravery in the hobby-horse jousting. £11.60 adult | £10.50 concession | £6.90 child | £30.10 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Ventnor Fringe

Tuesday 8th of August 2017 to Sunday 13th of August 2017

The Ventnor Fringe is a unique celebration of the arts, showcasing emerging and established talent across every creative discipline. Each year it attracts more than 300 performers from across the world that together transform Ventnor into a wonderland of pop up bars and secret venues. Visit http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/events for more information.

How to be a Roman soldier

Saturday 12th of August 2017 to Sunday 13th of August 2017

Have you got what it takes to be a Roman soldier? Enrol in the grounds of this ancient Roman Fort and test your stamina as you take part in a variety of hands-on activities, from ancient games to battle drills. Hear stories about the tough lives of soldiers and citizens of the time, try on costumes, and handle Roman weapons and objects. £6.40 adult | £5.80 concession | £3.80 child | £16.60 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Clash of Knights

Saturday 12th of August 2017 to Sunday 13th of August 2017

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, massed ranks of armoured knights meet head on. Feel the heat of the battle as four teams fight with clubs and shields in this contest of skill and strength. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken, but only one team will triumph. Revel in the atmosphere of the encampment as it buzzes with the activity of everyday medieval life. Enjoy merry music while your budding young knights test their bravery on the field and burn off energy in battle drills. £10.90 adult | £9.80 concession | £6.50 child | £28.30 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Grand Medieval Joust

Saturday 12th of August 2017 to Sunday 13th of August 2017

Witness the spectacular medieval art of jousting at the Dover Castle’s first ever tournament full of rich pageantry and excitement. Watch in awe as the most skilful knights in the land, mounted on their magnificent steeds, compete in the ultimate display of chivalry and bravery. £22.40 adult | £20.30 concession | £14.20 child | £56.50 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

The Joust: Battle for Good

Sunday 13th of August 2017 to Tuesday 15th of August 2017

This is the joust to end all jousts. Four of the most skilful knights in the Kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds, battle for love or eternal sorrow. Good or evil; who will triumph? Marvel as an ultimate display of chivalry determines the victor of this medieval event. Watch the fierce falcons in flight and discover medieval life in the living history encampments. Budding knights can test their bravery in the hobby-horse jousting, while the court jester and merry musicians set the scene for a spectacular day. £11.90 adult | £10.80 concession | £7.60 child | £29.40 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Grand Medieval Joust

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 to Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as four of the most masterful knights in the kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds, battle for good or evil. Choose your champion and see who is victorious in this colourful display of chivalry and courage. Surround yourself in pageantry and marvel at falcons in flight. The living history encampments will take you back in time where you'll be kept entertained by the court jester and merry musicians. Budding knights can enjoy their own hero moment as they test their bravery in the hobby-horse jousting. £11.60 adult | £10.50 concession | £6.90 child | £30.10 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

How to be a Roman soldier

Saturday 19th of August 2017 to Sunday 20th of August 2017

Have you got what it takes to be a Roman soldier? Enrol in the grounds of this ancient Roman Fort and test your stamina as you take part in a variety of hands-on activities, from ancient games to battle drills. Hear stories about the tough lives of soldiers and citizens of the time, try on costumes, and handle Roman weapons and objects. £6.40 adult | £5.80 concession | £3.80 child | £16.60 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Return of the Romans

Saturday 19th of August 2017 to Sunday 20th of August 2017

To mark the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian becoming an emperor, the Romans will return to the northern frontier this summer! Enjoy two days of spectacular military display as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of a living camp, and be part of the action as the mighty Romans return to the Wall. £7.50 adult | £6.90 concession | £4.90 child | £18.00 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Medieval Mayhem

Saturday 19th of August 2017 to Sunday 20th of August 2017

Join us for a wild weekend of medieval mayhem. Experience living history, daring duelling displays, get involved with interactive plays and test your aim at have-a-go-archery. Finally, cheer on brave knights and duelling warriors as they perform in a courageous combat display. £5.60 adult | £5.00 concession | £3.40 child | £14.60 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Knight’s Tournament

Saturday 19th of August 2017 to Sunday 20th of August 2017

Feel the heat of this fiery contest as rival knights show their prowess at archery and swordsmanship. Brandishing blades and bows, they'll face each other in a test of strength and skill. Explore the medieval encampment guided by the smell of fire-cooked food and the sound of merry music. Let the little ones show off their bravery with knight's battle drills out on the field. £9.10 adult | £8.15 concession | £5.40 child | £23.60 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Saturday 19th of August 2017 to Sunday 20th of August 2017

The Garlic Festival is a fundraising event that is held annually on the Isle of Wight, and raises money for the booming Garlic industry on the island, as well as fundraising for other agricultural farms on the island. Visit http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/events for more information.

The Joust: Battle for Good

Sunday 20th of August 2017 to Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

This is the joust to end all jousts. Four of the most skilful knights in the Kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds, battle for love or eternal sorrow. Good or evil; who will triumph? Marvel as an ultimate display of chivalry determines the victor of this medieval event. Watch the fierce falcons in flight and discover medieval life in the living history encampments. Budding knights can test their bravery in the hobby-horse jousting, while the court jester and merry musicians set the scene for a spectacular day. £11.90 adult | £10.80 concession | £7.60 child | £29.40 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Victorians’ Worst Jobs

Monday 21st of August 2017 to Friday 25th of August 2017

Join our careers fair with a difference! From chimney sweeps to pure collectors, matchstick makers to porcelain glazers - travel back in time and discover the vile Victorian jobs your history teacher is too timid to tell you! There’s dirt, filth, disease and possible death, are you brave enough to be recruited? £10.40 adult | £9.40 concession | £6.20 child | £27.00 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Henley Handmade Fair

Friday 25th of August 2017 to Monday 28th of August 2017

ICHF Events will be bringing the fantastic Henley Handmade Fair to the gorgeous grounds of Stonor Park Manor House this August Bank Holiday weekend. With 250 stands showcasing the best of British craft, visitors can browse through beautiful, handmade products for the home and garden. It’s a chance to discover bespoke pieces including furniture and glassware along with jewellery, luxury beauty products and leather goods. As well as browsing the crafts marquees, visitors can take part in demonstrations, child friendly workshops and relax in the beautiful grounds of the house and gardens at Stonor Park. Full details of the show including all features, demonstrations, exhibitors and ticket information are available at www.ichfevents.co.uk.

How to be a Roman soldier

Saturday 26th of August 2017 to Monday 28th of August 2017

Have you got what it takes to be a Roman soldier? Enrol in the grounds of this ancient Roman Fort and test your stamina as you take part in a variety of hands-on activities, from ancient games to battle drills. Hear stories about the tough lives of soldiers and citizens of the time, try on costumes, and handle Roman weapons and objects. £6.40 adult | £5.80 concession | £3.80 child | £16.60 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Knights Tournament

Saturday 26th of August 2017 to Tuesday 29th of August 2017

This bank holiday, feel the heat of this fiery contest as rival knights prove their prowess at archery and swordsmanship. Brandishing blades and bows, they'll face each other in the ultimate test of strength and skill. Explore the medieval encampment on site, guided by the smell of fire-cooked food and the sound of merry music, and let the little ones show off their bravery with knight's battle drills out on the field. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

River Cottage Summer Festival

Saturday 26th of August 2017 to Sunday 27th of August 2017

River Cottage has announced dates for its annual Summer Festival, over the August Bank Holiday, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in all of the delights River Cottage has to offer and even camp onsite at the famous farm. The jam-packed programme of events includes food masterclasses, live music and family-friendly festival fun. You can find out more here: https://www.rivercottage.net/dining-and-events/river-cottage-festival-2017

River Cottage Summer Festival

Saturday 26th of August 2017 to Sunday 27th of August 2017

The Festival provides a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in all of the delights River Cottage has to offer and even camp onsite at the famous farm. The jam-packed programme of events includes food masterclasses, live music and family-friendly festival fun. You can find out more here: https://www.rivercottage.net/dining-and-events/river-cottage-festival-2017

WWII Weekend

Sunday 27th of August 2017 to Monday 28th of August 2017

Get ready to take cover as this action-packed bank holiday weekend propels you into wartime Britain. From the Trooper of the D-Day landings to the kitchen maid dishing out meagre wartime rations, prepare yourself as you’re drawn into the theatre of war at Station 43. Fall into step as we teach you how to be a soldier, put on your dancing shoes for 1940s music, fashion and food, dig for victory and experience a dramatic wartime assault. From the sadness and injury of the battlefield to the make-do-and-mend lifestyle on the home front, learn the stories behind the battles that shaped the world as we know it. £20.00 adult | £17.90 concession | £12.40 child | £52.40 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Grand Medieval Joust

Sunday 27th of August 2017 to Monday 28th of August 2017

Feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at the greatest event of medieval England. Cheer on your favourite in this thundering battle of bravery and honour. Soak up the medieval way of life in the colourful encampments and be entertained by the naughty court jester while your budding young knights test their strength in the field. £14.30 adult | £12.80 concession | £8.60 child | £37.20 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Clash of Knights

Sunday 27th of August 2017 to Monday 28th of August 2017

Experience this all-action contest as four teams of knights battle it out for victory armed only with clubs, shields, strength and skill. In this adrenalin-fuelled combat, only one team will triumph. Soak up the atmosphere in the medieval encampment as food cooks over an open fire, colourful banners flutter and the musicians play. There are battle drills for budding young knights to enjoy a moment of triumph. £13.20 adult | £11.85 concession | £7.75 child | £34.15 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/

Grand Medieval Joust

Sunday 27th of August 2017 to Monday 28th of August 2017

Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as four of the most masterful knights in the kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds, battle for good or evil. Choose your champion and see who is victorious in this colourful display of chivalry and courage. Surround yourself in pageantry and marvel at falcons in flight. The living history encampments will take you back in time, where you'll be kept entertained by the court jester and merry musicians. Budding knights can enjoy their own hero moment as they test their bravery in the hobby-horse jousting. £7.55 adult | £6.80 concession | £4.55 child | £19.65 family. Find out more here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/summer-events-2017/