What's on in August

Photo of a dress on fashion runway.

A selection of August events from Euan’s Guide listed venues, including the highly anticipated Edinburgh festivals! With everything from castle tours to artist talks and fashion workshops, what will you try this month?

Edinburgh: The festivals are back in town!

Photo of Edinburgh Castle.

August 2017, various venues

If you’re going to be in Edinburgh this August, you’re in for a treat! The Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and Edinburgh International Book Festival are all back for a very special month of arts, entertainment and thrills. We’ve got the essential disabled access information for each festival, plus free tickets for Euan’s Guide reviewers!

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Sleaford: Family Workshop: Statement Shoes!

Photo of a dress being worn on a runway.

Tuesday 1st August 2017, 10.00am, The National Centre for Craft and Design

Something a little different for the summer holidays, children and families are invited to make ‘awesome apparel’ at The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford! There’s also an opportunity for children to complete their Discover and Explore Arts Award during these activities. The Centre has automatic entrances and a lift to all floors of the building.

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Windsor: BSL tour: Windsor Castle Precincts

Photo of people on a tour at Windsor Castle.

Saturday 5th August 2017, 12.30pm, Windsor Castle

If you’re going to be in Windsor this month, Deaf presenter John Wilson will be leading a tour of the precincts of Windsor Castle in BSL. You’ll learn about how William the Conqueror founded the castle and its history up to the present day. A voiceover of the tour will also be provided.

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London: Saturday Talks: Rebecca Lewin on Grayson Perry

Poster from Serpentine Galleries.

Saturday 5th August 2017, 3.00pm, Serpentine Galleries

The marvellous Serpentine Galleries will be holding a BSL-Interpreted talk with curator Rebecca Lewin and interpreter Julie Hornsby. The talk covers the exhibition ‘Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’. Grayson Perry’s new work touches upon the themes of popularity and art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape.

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London: BSL Interpreted tour: Clarence House

Photo of Clarence House.

Saturday 19th August 2017, 4.15pm, Clarence House

Steven Hudson provides BSL-Interpretation of a ground-floor tour of Clarence House this month. Clarence House is the home of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and was built between 1825 and 1827.

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Norwich: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Captioned

Photo from the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

Thursday 31st August 2017, 2.30pm, Norwich Theatre Royal

Based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time will be captioned at Norwich Theatre Royal at the end of this month! The smash-hit has sold out in London’s West End and is highly anticipated by audiences awaiting its new tour. The story tells of Christopher, a 15-year-old with an extraordinary mind.

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