Festivals

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Move over Cannes: 10 of Europe’s best summer film festivals
The star-studded French fest starts today, but the coming months bring plenty more celebrations of the big screen – in stunning settings

Anna Smith

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best spring and summer food festivals in the UK for 2022
Exotic tastes, live music, workshops, great beer and cooking demonstrations all feature in our pick of foodie parties from West Sussex to Glasgow

Rachel Dixon

28, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Step into spring: 10 of the best upcoming walking festivals in Britain
Cider-fuelled strolls, full moon trails, a coast-to-coaster … our pick of the UK’s finest guided and self-guided walks this spring

Rachel Dixon

07, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Take a bow to Baltimore: a fiddle festival in Ireland that hits the high notes
The Baltimore Fiddle Fair in County Cork attracts musicians from around the world for four days of intense music-making that’s inspired by the region’s spectacular landscape

Hugh Thomson

04, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Celebrate good times and ancient traditions: readers’ favourite carnivals
After a two-year, Covid-enforced hiatus, this weekend marks the start of carnival around the world. Our revellers recall celebrations of singing, dancing and orange-hurling from festas past

Guardian readers

24, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Outdoor vibes: 10 of Britain’s best wild festivals for 2022
From mountain survival to foraging to Charlotte Church’s pop dungeon … the best adventure and wellness festivals offer outdoor pursuits by day and all-out partying by night

Sian Lewis

27, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Indigenous Amazon singers and sacred cacao … the UK festival that’s wild in a different way
The Medicine weekender specialises in nature and cultural exchange – a rare festival that you leave feeling better than when you arrived

Jane Dunford

01, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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A taste of Provence on a weekend break at the Collobrières chestnut festival
Winding roads lead to a town in the Var where chestnuts aren’t just roasted on open fires … they are celebrated, eaten and even drunk as liqueur

Carolyn Boyd

30, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Living the stream: glamping in an American Airstream trailer … in Somerset
We check out a lovingly restored classic caravan on a quiet farm – but they can also be taken out on the road or to a festival

Hugh Thomson

20, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Dead tasty: English history festival revives tradition of graveside picnics
England’s biggest festival of history – Heritage Open Days – celebrates cuisine this year, with events in pasty shops, cathedrals and cemeteries

Alex Mistlin

10, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Excommunicated Spanish ‘witch’ village turns curse into tourist cash
Embracing its strange past is a blessing for Trasmoz as thousands flock to its witchcraft attractions

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

22, Aug, 2021 @9:15 AM

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10 of the best places to eat in Leeds
Savour this selection of the city’s many great food discoveries, from street food to fine dining

Tony Naylor

06, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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