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Capability Brown Festival
2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, a designer who changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped people’s picture of the quintessential English countryside. The Capability Brown Festival brings together a huge range of events, openings and exhibitions. New research and a full listing of his sites will help build knowledge about Brown and fix him at the forefront of modern thinking on design and management of the natural environment.
National Gardens Scheme
Throughout the year: main festival June
Across the country over 3,700 gardens open up for the NGS raising money for nursing, caring and gardening charities. Many are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved.
Museums at Night
11th-14th May + 28th-29th October 2016
A UK wide celebration of museums and galleries co-ordinated by Culture 24, and supported by museums, galleries and arts organisations throughout the UK.
Festival of British Archaeology
16th-31st July 2016
Hundreds of special events give you the chance to discover and explore the rich archaeological heritage of the UK, providing opportunities for hands-on activities, family-fun, guided tours, craft workshops and much more.
European Heritage Days
Heritage Open Days is part of European Heritage Days, a Europe-wide celebration of our common heritage. 50 countries take part in this joint action by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
- Northern Ireland: European Heritage Open Days (10th-11th September 2016) www.discovernorthernireland.com/niea/ehod
- Scotland: Doors Open Days (every weekend in September) www.doorsopendays.org.uk/opendays
- Wales: Open Doors Days (every weekend in September) http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/opendoors/?lang=en
- London: Open House (17th-18th September 2016) www.openhouselondon.org.uk
European Days of Jewish Culture
4th September 2016
Historic synagogues and Jewish heritage sites all over the United Kingdom open their doors to the general public.
Ride + Stride
10th September 2016
A chance to explore thousands of churches, chapels and meeting houses across the country whilst raising money to help care for and maintain these wonderful buildings. Supported by the National Churches Trust in partnership with County Churches Trusts nationwide.
SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and far fewer carbon emissions - at least 60% less! This is a chance to see eco renovation at its impressive best as the pioneering owners open their doors.
1st - 2nd October 2016
Find a place where the arts and sciences meet in a fun, creative way in your local community.
Get Creative Family Arts Festival
Staged by hundreds of performing and visual arts organisations across the UK, this national festival presents eye-boggling arts for all the family.
The Big Draw
Every October over 1,500 events use drawing - in many different forms - to connect participants with museum and gallery collections, local heritage and the wider community.
Black History Month
A nationwide celebration of Black history, arts and culture; highlighting the achievements of the black community in Britain and uncovering their hidden history.
UK Disability History Month
An annual event celebrating the achievements of disabled people and providing a platform that focuses on the history of their struggle for equality and human rights. With events taking place throughout England, Scotland and Wales.