Festivals

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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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Prize pigs, freak veg and haggis hurling: readers’ best UK country shows
Tipsters pick their favourite agricultural fairs and other rural shindigs – including some for the diary in 2022

Guardian readers

05, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The best of British seaside festivals and events for 2021: readers’ tips
From great food to fine folk music and art, these cultural and community events are all the better for a blast of sea air

Guardian readers

29, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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10 of the UK’s best seaside festivals and summer beach parties
Live music and comedy, firepit feasts, surf competitions and vintage theme parks are bringing our seafronts back to life

Gemma Bowes

23, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Go rewild in the country: a weekend kids’ camp in Sussex
Nature and falconry sessions on the mystical High Weald are topped off by a session at a ‘wild spa’. It’s a joyful, muddy hit with this family

Gemma Bowes

20, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 best British campsites with a summer festival vibe
There aren’t many festivals on this year but these family-friendly sites have a party atmosphere, fun activities, great food and low-key gigs

Gemma Bowes

26, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of Britain’s best arts festivals for summer 2021
Festivals are back to brighten up our lives, with events from Edinburgh to Brighton lining up live music, art trails, theatre and family fun, alongside virtual shows

Phoebe Taplin

14, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Samba and caipirinhas: how to celebrate Rio’s cancelled carnival online
The world’s biggest party should have started today. Enjoy the virtual version through livestream shows, music and online tours of Rio’s spectacular sights

Gavin McOwan

12, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Glastonbury 2021 officially cancelled due to Covid pandemic
‘In spite of our efforts to move heaven and Earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the festival happen this year,’ the organisers said in a statement

Laura Snapes

21, Jan, 2021 @12:41 PM

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‘It symbolises the end of the year and the new one beginning’: folk dance in Romania
Our series on evocative travel photographs continues with Alecsandra Raluca Drăgoi documenting traditional Romanian folk festivals

Alecsandra Raluca Drăgoi

25, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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