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Cultural Calendar: August 201923.07.19

Summer's hotting up! Whether you fancy cooling off inside a gallery or soaking up the rays with your own prosecco-fuelled event,  August is full of fantastic ways to spend the season.

BBC Proms: All Aug

Delight in the eight-week season of daily orchestral classical music, held predominantly in London's Royal Albert Hall.


Prudential RideLondon: 1 - 4 Aug, London / Surrey (various)

Fancy taking part in this annual cycling festival? It promises group bike rides and a show connecting cyclists of all ages and abilities.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 2 - 26 Aug, Edinburgh, Scotland

If you can fit in a trip up north, then you can't miss out on the world's largest arts festival, with thousands of performances taking place in over 300 venues around the capital. There'll be an eclectic mix of free shows and big names - all coming together to defy norms and supply belly laughs.


National Golf Month

Timebased's Creative Director, Richard, loves to swing a golf club. Did you know you can practice your drive at the N1 Golf Academy at Greenwich Peninsula, the largest of its kind in Europe. Don't fancy travelling too far? There are plenty of places to play miniature crazy golf, from Swingers to Junkyard Golf Club.


London Craft Beer Festival: 9 - 11 Aug, Tobacco Dock

The capital's biggest celebration of craft beers and the modern brewing culture.


The EY Exhibition: 'Van Gogh and Britain': Until 11 Aug, Tate Britain

A presentation of the largest collection of the troubled artist's paintings in the UK for nearly a decade, including some of his most famous works.


National Prosecco Day: 13 Aug

Need an excuse for some glasses of bubbly? Here you go!


London Dessert Festival: 17 - 18 Aug

Got a sweet tooth? Indulge in this experiential feast for all the senses at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.


National Wellness Month

Wellbeing is a hot topic at the moment, and rightly so. In an age of increasing stress and online pressures, sometimes we need a reminder to take good care of ourselves. Whether you feel like relaxing with a pampering session or stretching some muscles with yoga and lively activities - there are a variety of health and lifestyle brands that can get you feeling your best.


Motorsports Awareness Month

Enjoy the thrill of motorsports, from F1 and MotoGP to NASCAR, Rallying and more.


'Kiss my Genders': All Aug, Hayward Gallery, Southbank

Works from more than 20 international artists come together in an exploration of gender fluidity, non-binary, trans and intersex identities.


South West Four: 24 - 25 Aug, Clapham Common

The dance music festival will take over Clapham for two days for its 16th edition.


Notting Hill Carnival: 25 - 26 Aug, Notting Hill

The annual event has taken place on the streets of London since 1966, injecting the area with Caribbean colours, music and flavours each time.

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Happiness Happens Month

Sounds like a silly occasion, but it serves an important purpose - to remind us that happiness happens one small moment at a time and it’s our job to recognise those moments. Sometimes even a small action boosts our happiness, and this can then spread round to others! So, do your best to promote positive initiatives this month.


Cindy Sherman: All Aug, National Portrait Gallery

A major new retrospective of works by the leading contemporary artist.


Lee Krasner: Living Colour: All Aug, Barbican Centre

The first retrospective in Europe for over half a century of American artist Lee Krasner, one of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism. Many of the works are on show for the first time in the UK, and reflect feelings of possibility and experiment in New York in the post-war period. Often eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock, this is now Krasner's time to shine.


ZEE London Mela: 31 Aug, Southall Park

A day festival celebrating Asian culture, creativity, music, dance, fashion and food. Culminating in a spectacular fireworks display to toast Europe's oldest Asian community.

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