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Our guide to the very best of the UK's festivals & heritage events and attractions. We've been busy finding the very best things for you to do, places to visit, and events to attend across the UK in 2012.

  • Belfast Film Festival Belfast Film Festival Festivals & Heritage

    A celebration of film with premieres and screenings of amazing films showcasing the best in national and international cinema. Features screenings, talks and visits promoting film education and practical film making skills. Full programme is announced early May.   Read more

  • Belfast Mela Festivals & Heritage

    To promote religious and cultural diversity in Northern Ireland, ArtsEkta presents Belfast Mela in the Botanic Gardens. The programme includes Hindu dance, bhangra beats and sitar music as well as performances by other ethnic groups in the city.  Read more

  • Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival Festivals & Heritage

    Annual music festival held in the Scottish Highlands. Music ranges from Celtic folk to pop and rock. Features theatre, cabaret, workshops, debates, kids entertainment and a mountain bike race called Sweaty Bella. This year performances include Travis, The Wombats and We are Scientists.  Read more

  • Pagan Pride Parade at the Beltane Bash. Courtesy Jeanette Ellis Beltane Bash Festivals & Heritage

    Pagans, witches, wiccans, druids and shamans gather at London's Conway Hall for an extraordinary celebration of the changing season. The Beltane Bash's parades have dancing bushes, medieval giants, live music, chanting and singing. Join in with a leafy green outfit.  Read more

  • Beltane Festival, Edinburgh. Courtesy of Beltane, © Ove Hansen Beltane Festival Festivals & Heritage

    Held every year at the top of Edinburgh's Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire Festival is a modern take on an ancient Celtic fertility ceremony. Costumed revellers dance around the hill accompanied by drummers, musicians and spectacular props.

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  • Bermondsey Carnival Bermondsey Carnival Festivals & Heritage

    A procession of floats, music and street performances with up to 2,000 participants, including schools, youth groups, community organisations and local businesses. Performers include Alexander O'Neal, with more acts to be announced.   Read more

  • The Gatehouse at Berry Pomeroy Castle, Totnes, Devon, England. Courtesy of English Heritage Berry Pomeroy Castle Festivals & Heritage

    This "haunted" castle tells a medieval story of a Norman family - the Pomeroys - and Elizabethan renovation with its adjoining mansion. Wander through the gatehouse to Berry Pomeroy's ruins for views of the ravine below.  Read more

  • Bessie Surtees' House Festivals & Heritage

    Scandal has always attracted attention. Besse Surtees' House in Newcastle is no exception. This 16th/17th-century home is a fine example of Jacobean domestic architecture - and scene of Bessie's elopement with John Scott, future Lord Chancellor of England, in 1772.  Read more

  • BIAD Graduate Shows Festivals & Heritage

    BIAD Graduate Shows exhibit and promote the best emerging talent from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Held at venues throughout Birmingham University sites, it showcases mixed-media work from students who are taking their first steps towards becoming professional artists.

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  • Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon. Courtesy of the Big Pit National Coal Museum Big Pit National Coal Museum Festivals & Heritage

    The Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, is a real coal mine and Britain's best mining museum. Visitors can journey 300 feet underground to experience life at the coal face. For the less adventurous, there's a multimedia tour and exhibitions.  Read more

  • Billingham International Folklore Festival Billingham International Folklore Festival Festivals & Heritage

    Each year Billingham transforms into a kaleidoscope of colour and joie de vivre and becomes a “meeting place” for world cultures, showcasing the diversity and richness of the World traditional and contemporary Cultures through dance, music, songs, costumes and crafts at performances, parades, exhibitions, and workshops, presenting over 300 best International performers from 8-10 countries from all over the World  Read more

  • Birmingham International Food Fair Birmingham International Food Fair Festivals & Heritage

    The annual Birmingham International Food Fair will be bigger and better this year with around 140 stalls. It is the summer sister to Birmingham's world famous Frankfurt Christmas Market and is host to a mouth-watering array of cuisine will be on offer from a wide range of countries such as including France, Germany, Poland, Holland, Italy and Spain as well as further afield such as Australia and the Far East.   Read more

  • Birmingham International Tattoo Festivals & Heritage

    The Birmingham International Tattoo at the National Indoor Arena presents massed bands, pipers, dancers, gymnasts and even a dog display team. With more than 1000 international participants, the three-hour spectacular is great entertainment for families in the run-up to Christmas.  Read more

  • Birmingham Pride Birmingham Pride Festivals & Heritage

    The biggest free two-day LGBT party in the UK and third largest Pride festival features a carnival parade through the city centre and other entertainment. The theme for the festival is "It gets better" which is a worldwide campaign targeted at youths who are having problems and being bullied. There are various stages featuring a wide variety of entertainment, a dance arena, main stage, cabaret marguee, funfair, market street and a street party. Live music entertainment includes Jo O'Meara from S Club, Baby D, Boy Banned and Rozalla.   Read more

  • Black History Month Festivals & Heritage

    Black History Month is celebrated throughout London during October. Music, cultural and political events commemorate the role that Black people have played in British history, and celebrate their positive influence on society.  Read more

  • Blackford Highland Games Festivals & Heritage

    Early in the season, Blackford's Highland Games in late May date back to 1870. Alongside the sporting elite's competition in the various "heavy" games, it's also for teams to show their prowess in the arts of piping and dancing.  Read more

  • Spectacular fireworks light up the night sky. Photo courtesy Lewisham Council Blackheath Fireworks Display Festivals & Heritage

    One of the capitals most famous and dazzling firework displays goes off with a bang on Blackheath in South London. The display, organised by Lewisham City Council, guarantees to be full of dazzling colours.  Read more

  • Blackpool Illuminations roadway feature. © VisitBlackpool.com Blackpool Illuminations Festivals & Heritage

    England's favourite light show takes place every year along Blackpool's six-mile promenade. From humble beginnings featuring just eight arc lamps, the show now stages and presents colour, light and movement, even breathtaking displays using real fire and water.  Read more

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. Courtesy of Lancashire & Blackpool Tourist Board Blackpool Pleasure Beach Festivals & Heritage

    Established in 1869, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has become one of Britain's top tourist attractions. More than seven million visitors every year flock to its restaurants, cafes, bars, themed shops and, most importantly, its huge range of rides and attractions.  Read more

  • Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games Festivals & Heritage

    As traditional as whisky and tartan, Highland Games are an essential part of the Scottish summer. Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games, on Bogles Field, includes the usual "heavy" sports as well as Scottish dancing and bagpiping.  Read more




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