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Things to photograph at the weekend

Things to photograph at the weekend - A photographer's guide to what's on around the country at the weekend

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updated 21 April 2010
Stuck for things to photograph at the weekend? Here's the ePHOTOzine guide to events that you should take a camera to.  Please bookmark the page as this will be updated regularly.

Events diary - click on a date to take you to that weekend
2-3 Jan 2010 9-10 Jan 2010 16-17 Jan 2010 23-24 Jan 2010 30-31 Jan 2010
6-7 Feb 2010 13-14 Feb 2010 20-21 Feb 2010 27-28 Feb 2010  
6-7 Mar 2010 13-14 Mar 2010 20-21 Mar 2010 27-28 Mar 2010  
3-4 April 2010 10-11 April 2010 17-18 April 2010 24-25 April 2010  
1-2 May 2010 8-9 May 2010 15-16 May 2010 22-25 May 2010 29-20 May 2010
5-6 June 2010 12-13 June 2010 19-20 June 2010 26-27 June 2010  
3-4 Jul 2010 10-11 Jul 2010 17-18 Jul 2010 24-25 Jul 2010 31 July - 1 Aug 2010
7-8 Aug 2010 14-15 Aug 2010 21-22 Aug 2010 28-29 Aug 2010  
4-5 Sept 2010 11-12 Sept 2010 18-19 Sept 2010 25-26 Sept 2010  
2-3 Oct 2010 9-10 Oct 2010 16-17 Oct 2010 23-24 Oct 2010 30-31 Oct 2010
6-7 Nov 2010 13-14 Nov 2010 20-21 Nov 2010 27-28 Nov 2010  
4-5 Dec 2010 11-12 Dec 2010 18-19 Dec 2010 25-26 Dec 2010  

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10-11 April 2010 

Saturday 10 April
Event: Jurassic Coast Trust walk
Location: Dorset
Time: 10:30 - 15:30
Details: A 4-5 miles walk starting at 10:30 from the Layby Stepps Lane, Axmouth and ending up at Lyme Regis' Undercliffs. A good opportunity to see the area on preparation for a more photography focused excursion on your own later.
More info: Jurasic Coast Walks

Event: Wild West 
Location: Leeds Royal Armouries Museum
Time: 10:00-19:00
Details: Dramatic live performances, Action-packed combat displays, Horseshows and Falconry displays
More info:
Wild West at the Royal Armouries
 
Event:
Off Road Ride
Location: Surrey
Time:
Details: Mountain bike riding opprotunity to get some great action and panning shots around the circuit.
More info: Off Road Ride

Sunday 11th April 2010
Event:
Sportive road ride
Location: Surrey
Time:

Details: Mountain bike riding opprotunity to get some great action and panning shot around the North Downs circuit.
More info: Sportive road ride

Event: Wild West 
Location:
Leeds Royal Armouries Museum
Time: 10:00-19:00
Details: Dramatic live performances, Action-packed combat displays, Horseshows and Falconry displays. 70-210/300mm will be fine for most of the action. Enjoy a walk around the museum too using a standard zoom. A monopod will help support the camera as the light can be low in some areas.
More info: Wild West

Event:
Animal Man
Location:  The National Geographic Store London
Time:
Details: Nick Spellman hosts two sessions with a range of live animals from spiders to owls.
More info: Animal Man

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17-18 April 2010

Saturday 17 April 2010
Event:
Diesel Gala
Location:
Loughborough Station, Leicestershire
Time:  9:00 - 20:50
Details:  As the name suggests this is an event for diesel photographers. The star guest is a Class 26 007 and other main line locomotives expected to take part are Class 20 D8098, Class 25 D5185, visiting Class 26 26 007Class 27 D5401, Class 31 D5830, Class 37 37314, Class 45 D123, Class 47 D1705 and visiting Class 50 50 007
More info: Great Central Railway

Event: Pirates 
Location: Leeds Royal Armouries Museum
Time: 10:00-19:00
Details: Dramatic live performances, Action-packed combat displays, Horseshows and Falconry displays. 70-210/300mm will be fine for most of the action. Enjoy a walk around the museum too using a standard zoom. A monopod will help support the camera as the light can be low in some areas.
More info: Pirates

Event: Holland House 2010
Location: Trafalgar Square London
Time: 12:30 - 20:00
Details: Live Music, pole-vaulting demos and an authentic dutch market provide a variey of candid opportunities.
More info: Holland House

Sunday 18 Apr 2010
Event: Shakespeare's Birthday
Location: The Shakespear Globe
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Details: The Shakespear Globe have a free annual open day to celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday 
More info: Shakespeare's Birthday

Event: Diesel Gala
Location:
Loughborough Station, Leicestershire
Time:  9:00 - 17:40
Details:  As the name suggests this is an event for diesel photographers. The star guest is a Class 26 007 and other main line locomotives expected to take part are Class 20 D8098, Class 25 D5185, visiting Class 26 26 007Class 27 D5401, Class 31 D5830, Class 37 37314, Class 45 D123, Class 47 D1705 and visiting Class 50 50 007
More info: Great Central Railway

Event: Scottish Car Racing (SMRC)
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Scottish Championship Car Racing featuring Legends, Minis, Sports & Saloons, Formula Fords and Classics.
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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24-25 April 2010

Saturday 24 April 2010
Event: Rhythm of London
Location: Trafalgar Square
Time: 13:00 - 18:00
Details:  A musical event featuring young musicians, buskers, music hall performance and Joe Brown headlining. Take a longer lens for stage shots and a standard zoom for crowd candid shots.
More info: Rhythm of London

Event: Whitby Goth Weekend
Location: Whitby
Time: All day
Details: Whitby goth weekend, a must for photographers wanting to capture people in full Goth dress, those dressed are more than happy to pose for photographs.
More info: Whitby Gothic Weekend

Event: Zapcat Racing
Location: Fistral Beach, Newquay
Time: 10.00 - 17.00 both days
Details: Powerboat Racing
More info: Opening round of the 2010 championship, photographers can get close to the action and there is always great action shots to be had.

Event: Grand Historical Bazaar
Location: Rufford Abbey Country Park
Time:  11:00 - 16:30
Details: Re-enactors will be in period costume with living history activities and displays taking place throughout the weekend. There will be stalls selling clothing, uniforms, model soldiers,militaria, equipment, weaponry, antiques, pictures, prints & postcards.
More info: Rufford Abbey Events

Event: St George's Day Jousts
Location: Leeds Royal Armouries Museum
Time: 10:00-19:00
Details: Special joust at 2:00pm, Dramatic live performances, Action-packed combat displays and Falconry displays.
More info: St George's Day Jousts

Event: Hot Hatch Car Trackday
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Full day of on track driving with Subaru Imprezas, Evos and custom built, highly modified road and track cars
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event: Prescott Speed Hill Climb
Location: Prescott, Gloucestershire
Time: 9:00am start
Details: Who will dominate the Hill in 2010? Find out at the start of another seaon of competiton, as the top drivers step up to the challenge. Saturday Practice, Sunday Race Day.
More info: Prescott Speed Hill Climb

Sunday 25 April 2010
Event: London Marathon
Location: tba
Time:  tba
Details: One of the biggest races in the UK will provide lost of opportunity for serious  action shots and fun candid photography. Use the link below to plan the best spot to shoot from.
More info: Race Information

Event:  Grand Historical Bazaar
Location:  Rufford Abbey Country Park
Time:  11:00 - 16:30
Details: Re-enactors will be in period costume with living history activities and displays taking place throughout the weekend. There will be stalls selling clothing, uniforms, model soldiers,militaria, equipment, weaponry, antiques, pictures, prints & postcards.
More info: Rufford Abbey Events

Event:  World Pinhole Day
Location:  Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol
Time:  14:30 - 19:00
Details: Today is World Pinhole Day and one of the leading photographers in this genre, Justin Quinnell, will be holding interactive workshops at the KWMC. Visitors can learn how to make a pinhole camera, create photos and then upload them to the worldwide pinhole gallery. It's a free workshop but you have to book in advance.
More info: World Pinhole Day Workshops

Event: British Rallycross Championship
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time:
Check link for start times
Details:
The madcap world of British Rallycross is back for another season of sideways action.
More info:
Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event: Whitby Goth Weekend
Location: Whitby
Time: all day
Details: Whitby goth weekend, a must for photographers wanting to capture people in full Goth dress, those dressed are more than happy to pose for photographs.
More info: Whitby Gothic Weekend

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1-2 May 2010

Saturday 1 May 2010
Event: Spring Steam Gala
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Time:  tbc
Details: East Coast Weekend features 1 or 2x A4s and N2 tank, to include King’s Cross suburban with N2, 1 or 2 x A4s sharing Esk Valley
More info: Spring Steam Gala

Sunday 2 May 2010
Event: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners
Location: Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30
Details: Local RSPB members free guided walk of Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
More info: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners

Event: Open Day
Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 
Details: A partially restored Victorian swimming baths with some beautiful stain glass windows and interesting interiors. Take a tripod and have a go at HDR. A wide angle lens is best for here.
More info: Manchester Victoria Baths

Event: Scottish Bike Racing
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: All day bike racing action featuring Superstock 1000cc machines, 600 Production, Classic and Sidcar races.
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event: Spring Steam Gala
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Time:  tbc
Details: East Coast Weekend features 1 or 2x A4s and N2 tank, to include King’s Cross suburban with N2, 1 or 2 x A4s sharing Esk Valley
More info: Spring Steam Gala

Event: Medieval Battle
Location: Cosmeston Medieval Village
Time: 11:00 - 17:00
Details: Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village. 5 miles west of Cardiff between Sully and Penarth on B4267. Adults £5.00, concessions £3.00, Family ticket £12.00 2*2. Phone 02920 701678. The 94 bus from Cardiff Central station stops directly outside.

Event: American Civil War Re-enactment
Location: Rockingham Castle
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Details: Large event including Cavalry, Infantry and artillery, Battles in afternoon.
More info: Rockingham Castle

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8-9 May 2010

Saturday 8 May 2010
Event:  Midland Kite Fliers
Location:  Rufford Abbey Country Park
Time:  11:00 - 16:30
Details: Expert Kite fliers doing demonstrations on the Abbey lawn. Hopefully it will be blue skies so take a polarising filter to make the colourful kites stand out. Use wider angle to include the kite flier, or shoot with telephoto for close ups of kites.
More info: Rufford Abbey Events

Event:
British GT Championship + SMRC
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time:
Check link for start times
Details:
The British GT Championship returns with a grid full of supercars... also featuring Scottish Car Racing
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event: Summer Saturday
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Time:  tbc
Details: 2 x A4s recreating holiday trains of the 1950s/1960s
More info: Summer Saturday

Sunday 9 May 2010
Event:
  Morris Minor Day
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
Time:
  10:30 - 16:00
Details:
  Vehicle displays, club stands and trade stands at the Crtich Tramway Museum. Tihere will be timed vehicle parades with Morris Minors driving through the Village’s period cobbled street, under the Bowes-Lyon Bridge and weaving in and out of the vintage tram service. Use a wide angle lens to get the whole car in but be prepared for some clonng work to remove background distractions or people. Try shooting close ups these cars will be well buffed and very shiny reflective. A polariser will help reduce reflections on paint work
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

Event:  Midland Kite Fliers
Location:  Rufford Abbey Country Park
Time:  11:00 - 16:30
Details: Expert Kite fliers doing demonstrations on the Abbey lawn. Hopefully it will be blue skies so take a polarising filter to make the colourful kites stand out. Use wider angle to include the kite flier, or shoot with telephoto for close ups of kites.
More info: Rufford Abbey Events

Event:  Dragon Boat Festival
Location:  Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Time:  tbc
Details:   Decorative boats on the Oulton Broad and displays on the banks. More candids and action fun for photographers.
More info: Dragon Boat Festival

Event:  Gourock Highland Games
Location:  Gourock Park, Gourock
Time:  12:00
Details: Various events including dancing, tug o war, parachute diaplys, entertainers and bird of prey displays. Plenty of potential camera action.
More info: Gourock Highland Games

Event: Excursion Sunday
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Time:  tbc
Details: 2 x A4s on summer excursions, ‘Schools’ and S15 on Esk Valley excursions
More info: Spring Steam Gala

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15-16 May 2010

Saturday 15 May 2010
Event:  Medieval Outlaws, Knights and Combat
Location:  Rufford Abbey Country Park
Time:  11:00 - 16:30
Details: A living history experience based on Robin hood with colourful tented encampments, armoured knights, soldiers, craftsmen, civilian camp followers and their families. Period soldiers in tournament and deadly combat. A 70-210mm lens should be good for the portrait shots of the soldiers in combat, while a wider lens will be good when wandering around the tents.
More info: Rufford Abbey Events

Event:
Hot Hatch Car Trackday
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time:
Check link for start times
Details:
Watch as a varied collection of modern day vehicles and specially built track cars tackle the Knockhill Circuit
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event: Red Bull Pro National (Motocross)
Location: Canada Heights, Kent
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Details: Round 3 of the Red Bull Pro Nationals Motocross Championship
More info: MC Federation

Event: Haworth 1940s Weekend
Location: Haworth Village
Details: Weekend event where Haworth steps back in time to the 1940s.
More Info: Haworth Village

Sunday 16 May 2010
Event: Jurassic Coast Trust walk
Location: Burton Bradstock, Dorset
Time: 10:30 start from NT Hive Beach Car Park, Burton Bradstock
Details: A 3-4 miles walk along the cliff top and beach to the east and west of Burton Bradstock.  A very interesting opportunity to look at wildlife, natural history and geologyi n preparation for a more photography focused excursion on your own later.
More info: Jurasic Coast Walks

Event:  Medieval Outlaws, Knights and Combat
Location:  Rufford Abbey Country Park
Time:  11:00 - 16:30
Details: A living history experience based on Robin hood with colourful tented encampments, armoured knights, soldiers, craftsmen, civilian camp followers and their families. Period soldiers in tournament and deadly combat. A 70-210mm lens should be good for the portrait shots of the soldiers in combat, while a wider lens will be good when wandering around the tents.
More info: Rufford Abbey Events

Event: Modified Live
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Modified Live - The Custom car show that features the European Drifting Championships and Time Attack
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event: Spring Air Show
Location: IWM Duxford
Time: 8:00 - 18:00
Details: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight take to the skies for some breath-taking aerial action alongside the sophisticated contemporary aircraft of the RAF.
More info: Duxford Spring Airshow

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22-23 May 2010

Saturday 22 May 2010
Event: Scottish Pipe Band Championships
Location: Levengrove Park, Dumbarton
Time: tba
Details: Pipe bands from across Scotland compete. Shoot with a longer lens for close ups of fingers on pipes, shoot from behind and agaisnt the light for interesting silhouettes 
More info: n/a

Event: The Official Scottish Motorshow
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Motorfair returns for 2010 - the all action family motoring event of the year - don't miss this one!
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit
 

29-30 May 2010

Saturday 29 May 2010
Event:  Blackford Highland Games
Location:  Games Park, Blackford
Time:  10:30 - 19:00
Details: Various events including Highland dancing, pipe band, track events, heavy events and stalls.
More info: Blackford Highland Games

Event: Golden Oldies
Location:
Loughborough Station, Leicestershire
Time:  tbc
Details:  Watch machines (or replicas) from the early days of steam in action on the double track. Three confirmed vintage visitors include Furness number 20 (one of the oldest working steam locomotives in the world), The 'Planet' replica from the Manchester museum of science and industry (original built by Robert Stephenson, and Beattie Well Tank number 30585 (tiny 2-4-0  from the 1870s). Wide angle lens essential, but consider using a longer lens for close shots of parts of the chassis.
More info: Great Central Railway

Sunday 30 May 2010
Event:  Blair Atholl Gathering and Highland Games
Location:  Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Time:  10:30 start
Details: Various events including Highland dancing, solo piping, light and heavy field events and the Scottish Tug O’ War Championship.
More info: Blair Atholl Highland Games

Event: Golden Oldies
Location:
Loughborough Station, Leicestershire
Time:  tbc
Details:  Watch machines (or replicas) from the early days of steam in action on the double track. Three confirmed vintage visitors include Furness number 20 (one of the oldest working steam locomotives in the world), The 'Planet' replica from the Manchester museum of science and industry (original built by Robert Stephenson, and Beattie Well Tank number 30585 (tiny 2-4-0  from the 1870s). Wide angle lens essential, but consider using a longer lens for close shots of parts of the chassis.
More info: Great Central Railway

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5-6 June 2010

Saturday 5 June 2010
Event:  Shotts Highland Games
Location:  Hannah Park, Shotts
Time:  13:00-17:30
Details: Various events including Highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy field events such as toss the caber and a number of novelty displays and attractions.
More info: n/a

Event:  Appleby Horse Fair
Location:  Appleby, Cumbria
Time:  all day
Details: The small town of Appleby is transformed as around 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers arrive for a week each year to meet and trade horses. From a photography point of view you can photograph the gypsies, horses and carts. Some of the best shots tend to be when the horses are taken into the river Eden to be washed.
More info: Appleby Horse Fair

Event: North East Motorcycle Club
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: They come from the South! And brought some of the best club level bike racing with them! (NEMCRC)
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Sunday 6 June 2010
Event: Camden Green Fair
Location:
Time: 12:00  - 19:00
Details: Green themed event should provide lots of opportunities for interesting and colourful candid photos.
More info:

Event: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners
Location: Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30
Details: Local RSPB members free guided walk of Hartsholme Country Park and  Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
More info: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners

Event: Open Day
Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 
Details: A partially restored Victorian swimming baths with some beautiful stain glass windows and interesting interiors. This weekend includes a vintage fair. Take a tripod and have a go at HDR. A wide angle lens is best for here.
More info:
Manchester Victoria Baths  

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12-13 June 2010

Saturday 12 June 2010
Event: Living History Festival
Location: Sledmere House, Driffield 
Time: 
Details: Sealed Knot, Roman and Medieval re-enactments. A 70-300mm lens range is perfect for most of this fun activity
More info:

Event: Wartime Weekend
Location:
Loughborough Station, Leicestershire
Time:  tbc
Details:  With the help of many WW2 re-enactors the station relives the 1940’s with plenty of steam train action producing a spectacular show as it revisit those darker, more deadly years. Looking at the lives of both civilians and military personnel from Britain, America, France and Germany. A short telephoto is essential for candid portraits and a moderate wide angle for most of the full length shots. A longer telephoto will be useful for the aircraft display and the skirmish.
More info: Great Central Railway

Event:
Classic Bike Racing
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time:
Check link for start times
Details:
A new event for 2010 - a full day's programme of classic bike racing - bikes from the forgotten era reborn!
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event: F2 World Stock Car Qualifiers
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: (6pm)
Details: F2 Stock Cars offer fast race action as drivers push and shove one another out of the way in pursuit of glory!
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event: Swinging Sixties
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Time:  tbc
Details: Celebrate the swinging 60s in Heartbeat country, with a mix of period locomotives, vehicle displays and live music along the railway.
More info: Spring Steam Gala

Sunday 13 June 2010
Event: Living History Festival
Location: Sledmere House, Driffield 
Time: 
Details: Sealed Knot, Roman and Medieval re-enactments. A 70-300mm lens range is perfect for most of this fun activity
More info:

Event: Adrian Flux French Car Show
Location: Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northants 
Time:  7:00am - 17:00
Details: Terry Grant, one of World's leading stunt driver performers will perform in the main arena. The UK's hottest FMX riders from the Relentless UKFMX Freestyle MX team will provide an action packed display of airborne acrobatics. Plus lots of show cars, Flux promotion models flaunting and a parade of saxos. Use a wide angle 12-24mm region for the close shots and a 70-300mm range for the longer shots of arena activity and close ups of models.
More info: Adrian Flux French Car Show

Event: Jurassic Coast Trust walk
Location: Beer Quarry Caves, Beer, Devon
Time: 10:45 start from Beer Quarry Caves Car Park
Details: A fascinating 1.5hr tour of one of Britain’s most important and least known archaeological sites. This man- made complex of underground caverns. Take a jumper
More info: Jurasic Coast Walks

Event: Wartime Weekend
Location:
Loughborough Station, Leicestershire
Time:  tbc
Details:  With the help of many WW2 re-enactors the station relives the 1940’s with plenty of steam train action producing a spectacular show as it revisit those darker, more deadly years. Looking at the lives of both civilians and military personnel from Britain, America, France and Germany. A short telephoto is essential for candid portraits and a moderate wide angle for most of the full length shots. A longer telephoto will be useful for the aircraft display and the skirmish.
More info: Great Central Railway

Event: Swinging Sixties
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Time:  tbc
Details: Celebrate the swinging 60s in Heartbeat country, with a mix of period locomotives, vehicle displays and live music along the railway.
More info: Swinging Sixties

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19-20 June 2010

Saturday 19 June 2010
Event: 
Location: 
Time: 
Details:  
More info:

Sunday 20 June 2010
Event:
  London to Brighton Bike Ride
Location:
  London to Brighton
Time:  tbc
Details: A chance to take action photos on this popular cycling event. The route isn't given out until close to the start so it's n
More info: London to Brighton Bike Ride

Event:  Dragon Boat Festival
Location:  River Nene Peterborough
Time:  tbc
Details:   Decorative boats on the Nene and displays on the banks. More candids and action fun for photographers.
More info: Dragon Boat Festival

Event: Hot Hatch Car Trackday
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Track cars, road cars, car clubs and sizzling on track action as car enthusiasts test their driving skills
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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26-27 June 2010

Saturday 26 June 2010
Event:  1950s Weekend
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
Time:
  10:30 - 16:00
Details:
  A gala of 1950s music, cars and styles brings the Village to life. Wander around photographing the people who dress up in 50s clothing. Good for candids, but also posed shots. If you ask they'll assist, basically free models for the day!
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

Event: Scottish Speedfair & Classic Festival
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Classic Sports & Saloons, Ferraris and so much more...
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Sunday 27 June 2010
Event: White Rose Polo
Location: Castle Howard
Time: 11:00
Details: The annual spectacular White Rose Polo played in the historic setting of Castle Howard.
More info: White Rose Polo

Event:  1950s Weekend
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
Time:
  10:30 - 16:00
Details:
  A gala of 1950s music, cars and styles brings the Village to life. Wander around photographing the people who dress up in 50s clothing. Good for candids, but also posed shots. If you ask they'll assist, basically free models for the day!
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

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3-4 July 2010

Saturday 3 July 2010
Event: Pride Parade
Location: London West End
Time: 
Details: This year's theme celebrates 40 Years of the Gay Liberation Front. Lots of fancy dress and perfect for candid photography. 
More info: http://www.pridelondon.org/3rdjuly

Event: MCE British Superbikes
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Britain's premier motorcycle racing series returns to Knockhill Racing Circuit in 2010. A fabulous spectacle of 2 wheel speed, the British Superbike Championship makes its annual pilgrimage North of the Border, to provide spectators with stunning elbow to elbow action, as the modern day gladiators tackle what is considered by many riders to be the most challenging circuit in this prestigious, high profile championship
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Sunday 4 July 2010
Event: Arthur Starkie Memorial March
Location: Marston Moor
Time: 12:00 - 12:30
Details: A march starting at the Boot & Shoe at Tockwith and ending at the Sun Inn at Long Marston
More info:

Event: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners
Location: Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30
Details: Local RSPB members free guided walk of Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
More info: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners

Event: Open Day
Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 
Details: A partially restored Victorian swimming baths with some beautiful stain glass windows and interesting interiors. Take a tripod and have a go at HDR. A wide angle lens is best for here.
More info: Manchester Victoria Baths

Event:  Dragon Boat Festival
Location:  Willen Lake, Milton Keynes
Time:  tbc
Details:   Decorative boats on Willen Lake and displays on the banks. More candids and action fun for photographers.
More info: Dragon Boat Festival

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10-11 July 2010

Saturday 10 July 2010
Event:  Edwardian Weekend
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
Time:
  10:30 - 16:00
Details:
  This two day event aims to bring to life the elegance and atmosphere of Edwardian Britain in the period 1901 - 1919 Wander around photographing the people who dress up in Edwardian costumes. Good for candids, but also posed shots. If you ask they'll assist, basically free models for the day!  There will also be a Vintage Horse tram and Edwardian wedding.
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

Event: Vintage Vehicle Weekend
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Time:  tbc
Details: Celebrate the swinging 60s in Heartbeat country, with a mix of period locomotives, vehicle displays and live music along the railway.
More info: Vintage Vehicle Weekend

Event: Flying Legends
Location: IWM Duxford
Time: 8:00 - 18:00
Details: The very best of classic aircraft displaying at Duxford in one of the world's most celebrated air shows. A 300mm lens ideal for closer shots of the air display
More info: Flying Legends

Sunday 11 July 2010
Event: Bastille Day Garden party
Location: Battersea Park
Time: 10:00  - 19:00
Details: French themed party should provide lots of opportunities for interesting and colourful candid photos.
More info: Bastille Day Garden party 

Event:  Edwardian Weekend
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
Time:
  10:30 - 16:00
Details:
  This two day event aims to bring to life the elegance and atmosphere of Edwardian Britain in the period 1901 - 1919 Wander around photographing the people who dress up in Edwardian costumes. Good for candids, but also posed shots. If you ask they'll assist, basically free models for the day!  There will also be a Vintage Horse tram and Edwardian wedding.
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

Event: Vintage Vehicle Weekend
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Time:  tbc
Details: Celebrate the swinging 60s in Heartbeat country, with a mix of period locomotives, vehicle displays and live music along the railway.
More info: Vintage Vehicle Weekend

Event: Flying Legends
Location: IWM Duxford
Time: 8:00 - 18:00
Details: The very best of classic aircraft displaying at Duxford in one of the world's most celebrated air shows. A 300mm lens ideal for closer shots of the air display
More info: Flying Legends

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Time: 11:00
Details: The Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2010 promises to be the biggest and best medieval spectacular of them all, when the two day Gloucestershire event gets underway. Free Entry
More Info: Tewkesbury Medieval Festival


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17-18 July 2010

Saturday 17 July 2010
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Sunday 18 July 2010
Event: Jazz Coctail
Location: Castle Howard
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More info: Jazz Coctail

Event: The Ford RS Owners Club
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ford RS Owners Club with RSOC regional groups
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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24-25 July 2010

Saturday 24 July 2010
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Sunday 25 July 2010
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Scottish Car Racing (SMRC)
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Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
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Scottish Championship Car Racing featuring Legends, Minis, Sports & Saloons, Formula Fords and Classics.
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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31 July - 1 August 2010

Saturday 31 July 2010
Event: Hot Hatch Car Trackday
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
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Come along and support your friends and family as they pit their wits against the famous Knockhill tarmac.
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Sunday 1 August 2010
Event: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners
Location: Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30
Details: Local RSPB members free guided walk of Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
More info: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners

Event: Open Day
Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 
Details: A partially restored Victorian swimming baths with some beautiful stain glass windows and interesting interiors. Take a tripod and have a go at HDR. A wide angle lens is best for here.
More info: Manchester Victoria Baths

Event: Fuchs British Open Rallycross Championship
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Watch the madcap world of British Rallycross The 2010 Fuchs Lubricants Rallycross Open Championship will take the rough with the smooth as it storms on to the purpose-built shale and tarmac circuit at Scotland’s Motor Sport Centre.
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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7-8 August 2010

Saturday 7 August 2010
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Sunday 8 August 2010
Event:  Dragon Boat Festival
Location:  River Trent, Victoria Embankment, Nottingham
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Details:   Decorative boats on the River Trent and displays on the banks. More candids and action fun for photographers.
More info: Dragon Boat Festival

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14-15 August 2010

Saturday 14 August 2010
Event: English Civil War Commemoration
Location: Hylton Castle, Sunderland
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Event: World Sidecar Championships
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: KDMC organised Scottish bike racing plus World Championship Grand Prix for F1 Sidecars. Knockhill will host its first ever Grand Prix in 2010. The World Sidecar Championship will visit the twists and turns of Knockhill on the 14th &15 of August for round 6 of the series.
A brilliant weekend of motorcycle sport on two and three wheels is in prospect! See bikes capable of 190mph battle fairing to fairing as they tackle the demanding twists and turns
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Event:  1940s Weekend
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
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  10:30 - 16:00
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  A gala of 1940s music, cars and styles brings the Village to life. Experience the real atmosphere of wartime with air raid warnings, rationing and the blackout. Wander around photographing the people who dress up in 50s clothing. Good for candids, but also posed shots. If you ask they'll assist, basically free models for the day! This event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and will feature a fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

Sunday 15 August 2010
Event: English Civil War Commemoration
Location: Hylton Castle, Sunderland
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Event:  1940s Weekend
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
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  10:30 - 16:00
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  A gala of 1940s music, cars and styles brings the Village to life. Experience the real atmosphere of wartime with air raid warnings, rationing and the blackout. Wander around photographing the people who dress up in 50s clothing. Good for candids, but also posed shots. If you ask they'll assist, basically free models for the day! This event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and will feature a fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

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21-22 August 2010

Saturday 21 August 2010
Event: Scottish Car Racing (SMRC)
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
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Scottish Championship Car Racing featuring Legends, Minis, Sports & Saloons, Formula Fords and Classics
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Sunday 22 August 2010
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The Scottish Tuning Show
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
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The world of customised, tuned and modified cars comes to Knockhill. The best car show in Scotland
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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28-29 August 2010

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Sunday 29 August 2010
Event: Nottinghill Carnival
Location: Nottinghill, London
Time: 9:00 to Sunset
Details: One of the world's largest, most audacious and professionally managed street parties. Take a wide angle lens for groups and a short telephoto for close -ups. Flash might be worth taking for slow sync effects or daylight fill-in.
More info: Nottinghill Carnival

Event: Scottish Bike Racing (KDMC)
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: All day bike racing action featuring Superstock 1000cc machines, 600 Production, Classic and Sidcar races
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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4-5 September 2010

Saturday 4 September 2010
Event: Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
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Its the BIG ONE!! Renowned for providing more overtaking and action in one race than in a full season of Formula 1, the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship can justifiably claim to be ‘right up there with the best’ when it comes to bringing the crowd to its toes with the on-track antics of these hard-charging drivers in cars which at least resemble the road-going versions of predominantly ‘sporty’ saloon cars.
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

Sunday 5 September 2010
Event: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners
Location: Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30
Details: Local RSPB members free guided walk of Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
More info: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners

Event: Open Day
Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 
Details: A partially restored Victorian swimming baths with some beautiful stain glass windows and interesting interiors. Take a tripod and have a go at HDR. A wide angle lens is best for here.
More info: Manchester Victoria Baths

Event:  Beetle Drive
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
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  10:30 - 16:00
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  Old and new VW Beetle and camper van displays, club stands and trade stands at the Critch Tramway Museum. There will also be a street parade. Use a wide angle lens to get the whole car in but be prepared for some cloning work to remove background distractions or people. Try shooting close ups these cars will be well buffed and very shiny reflective. A polariser will help reduce reflections on paint work
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

Event:  Honnington Country Fair
Location:  Honnington Farm, Tunbridge Wells
Time:  10:00 - 17:00
Details:   Country Fair with a display of Italian Cars from bygone to latest. Try shooting close ups  - these cars will be well buffed and very shiny reflective. A polariser will help reduce reflections on paint work. There w the usual range of stalls for candid photography.
More info: Honnington Country Fair

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11-12 September 2010

Saturday 11 September 2010
Event:  Dragon Boat Festival
Location:  River Cam, Fen Ditton, Cambridge
Time:  tbc
Details:   Decorative boats on the River Cam and displays on the banks. More candids and action fun for photographers.
More info: Dragon Boat Festival

Sunday 12 September 2010
Event:
Hot Hatch Car Trackday
Location:
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
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Full day of on track driving with Subaru Imprezas, Evos and custom built, highly modified road and track cars
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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18-19 September 2010

Saturday 18 September 2010
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Sunday 19 September 2010
Event:  Classic Ford Drive
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  Critch Tramway Museum
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  10:30 - 16:00
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  A celebration of Classic Fords with displays, club stands and trade stands at the Critch Tramway Museum. There will also be a street parade. Use a wide angle lens to get the whole car in but be prepared for some clonng work to remove background distractions or people. Try shooting close ups these cars will be well buffed and very shiny reflective. A polariser will help reduce reflections on paint work
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

Event: Scottish Car Racing (SMRC)
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Scottish Championship Car Racing featuring Legends, Minis, Sports & Saloons, Formula Fords and Classics.
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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25-26 September 2010

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Sunday 26 September 2010
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Streetcar Scotland
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Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
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A modified car show featuring The British Drifting Championship and National Land Rover Owners' Show
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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2-3 October 2010

Saturday 3 October 2010
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Sunday 3 October 2010
Event: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners
Location: Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30
Details: Local RSPB members free guided walk of Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
More info: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners

Event: Open Day plus Vintage fair.
Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 
Details: A partially restored Victorian swimming baths with some beautiful stain glass windows and interesting interiors. Take a tripod and have a go at HDR. A wide angle lens is best for here.
More info: Manchester Victoria Baths

Event: Scottish Bike Racing (KDMC) + Jock Taylor Trophy for Sidecars
Location: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland
Time: Check link for start times
Details: Bike racing action from The Scottish Championship
More info: Knockhill Racing Circuit

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9-10 October 2010

Saturday 9 October 2010
Event:  Northallerton Wartime Weekend – 2010
Location:  Allerton Court Hotel, Northallerton
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Details:  See troops from the Second World War in their encampments near the front lines. Each day at 2.30 there will be a display of the weapons, uniform and kit of the various forces engaged in the Second World War. This will include the use of blank firing weapons and pyrotechnics. Military Vehicles. Plus a number of stalls at the event selling 1940’s memorabilia
More info: panzer21.com

Sunday 10 October 2010
Event:  Northallerton Wartime Weekend – 2010
Location:  Allerton Court Hotel, Northallerton
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Details:  See troops from the Second World War in their encampments near the front lines. Each day at 2.30 there will be a display of the weapons, uniform and kit of the various forces engaged in the Second World War. This will include the use of blank firing weapons and pyrotechnics. Military Vehicles. Plus a number of stalls at the event selling 1940’s memorabilia
More info: panzer21.com

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16-17 October 2010

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23-24 October 2010

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Sunday 24 October 2010
Event:  Red Oktober
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  Critch Tramway Museum
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  10:30 - 16:00
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  A celebration of Eastern Bloc vehicles including Trabants, Wartburgs, Tatras and Skodas with displays, club stands and trade stands at the Critch Tramway Museum. There will also be a street parade. Use a wide angle lens to get the whole car in but be prepared for some clonng work to remove background distractions or people. Try shooting close ups these cars will be well buffed and very shiny reflective. A polariser will help reduce reflections on paint work.
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

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30-31 October 2010

Saturday 30 October 2010
Event:  Starlight halloween
Location:
  Critch Tramway Museum
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  10:30 - 16:00
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  A Halloween spectacular with illuminations, witches, ghosts and trams in the dark at Critch Tramway Museum. Good for candids. Take flash and try doing some slow sync shots mixing flash with the low ambient light.
More info: Critch Tramway Museum

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6-7 November 2010

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Sunday 7 November 2010
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RSPB Birdwatching for beginners
Location: Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30
Details: Local RSPB members free guided walk of Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
More info: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners

Event: Open Day
Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 
Details: A partially restored Victorian swimming baths with some beautiful stain glass windows and interesting interiors. Take a tripod and have a go at HDR. A wide angle lens is best for here.
More info: http://www.victoriabaths.org.uk/index.html

Event: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
Location: London Hyde Park to Brighton
Time:  7:04-8:40am start to 10:10-16:40 finish
Details: An opportunity to photograph classic cars in action. The route is preplanned so you can plan as well. Spectating along the 60-mile route is free of charge and can be viewed from the roadside. Choose a spot where the background is either uncluttered or interesting.
More info: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

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13-14 November 2010

Saturday 13 November 2010
Event: Somerset Carnivals
Location: Glastonbury
Time: starts at 7.00pm
Details: The Somerset Carnivals are highly regarded as the largest illuminated procession in the world, very spectacular! A variety of dates and venues have carnivals - check the website for more info
More info: Somerset Carnivals

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20-21 November 2010

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27-28 November 2010

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4-5 December 2010

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Sunday 5 December 2010
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RSPB Birdwatching for beginners
Location: Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30
Details: Local RSPB members free guided walk of Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve
More info: RSPB Birdwatching for beginners

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11-12 December 2010

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18-19 December 2010

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Dvaid 5 176 United Kingdom
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Its 2011 already !!!

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