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Whether you have been invited into the Royal enclosure; one of the other Stewards or rowing club enclosures or just going for the fun and atmosphere with a picnic on the river banks, be sure to pick up a slice of British style here before you go.
29 June - 03 July www.hrr.co.uk
27 June-10 July www.wimbledon.com
Glastonbury - 22nd to 26th June, Somerset
The world renowned Glastonbury Festival originated all the way back in 1970, the day after Jimi Hendrick died, and has gone onto become a famed and long recorded event on the annual calendar. www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
British Summer Time Hyde Park - 1st to 10th July, London
A 10 day extravaganza in Central London featuring live music, comedy acts and film. www.bst-hydepark.com
Wireless Festival Finsbury Park - 8th to 10th July, London
This year the festival returns to Finsbury Park. Embrace the summer open air experience as Wireless brings you an amazing mix of acts including pop, dance and R&B. www.wirelessfestival.co.uk
T in the Park, Scotland - 8th to 10th July, Perthshire, Scotland
Scotland’s premiere festival, for those up north. www.tinthepark.com
Latitude Festival - 14th to 17th July, Suffolk
Billed as being “so much more than a music festival”, you can enjoy cabaret, theatre, literature, film interviews, and poetry arenas as well as listening to many acts. www.latitudefestival.com
Lovebox Festival - 15th - 16th of July 2014, London
Running now for 14 years in East London’s Victoria Park, this is one of the most flamboyant of the festivals to run – so expect to making moves! http://loveboxfestival.com
V Festival - 20th and 21st August, Staffordshire
One of the most popular festivals across the whole of Europe, it's also noted by music revelers and industry insiders for its top notch acts and future talents. www.vfestival.com
Britain has always been a world leader on arts pioneering some of the most renowned festivals worldwide. This Part 1 guide focuses on arts and culture festivals; never before have we seen such a varied and inspiring symbiosis of fashion, art, film and literature worlds coming together. Whilst next week will bring you all the boheme meets rock'n'roll spirit from the summer's best music festivals.
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Glyndebourne Festival Opera - 21st May - 28th Aug - Glyndebourne, East Sussex
Founded in 1934, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences. The Festival presents six productions each year in a 1,200-seat opera house. http://glyndebourne.com
The Proms - 15th Jul - 10th Sep - London
The Proms is simply the largest classical music festival in the world. It is held for nearly two months in London and has one aim – to bring the widest range of music that is played to the highest standard to the largest audience. The 122nd season of the BBC Proms features more than 90 concerts over eight weeks, including four Last Night celebrations around the UK. www.bbc.co.uk/proms
Hay Festival - 26th May - 5th Jun - Hay, Wales
Hay Festival runs for ten days with a packed programme of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians. Since it's beginnings in 1987, it has remained a sold out and key event on the cultural calendar. http://www.hayfestival.com/wales
Edinburgh International Festival - 5 - 29 Aug - Edingburgh, Scotland
Always a much looked forward to event in late summer, the enthusiastic atmosphere is helped by the beautiful city surroundings of Edinburgh, and draws an eclectic crowd across multiple generations, during three weeks of the very best in international opera, music, theatre and dance. www.eif.co.uk
He won the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the West End and Broadway production of the drama play Red. He also received the 2011 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his portrayal of Richard II at London's Donmar Warehouse. After an incredible performance as Marius Pontmercy in the musical film Les Miserables (2012), alongside Anne Hathaway, in 2015 Eddie won an Oscar for Best Actor for the movie The Theory of Everything playing the famous physicist Stephen Hawking. With this brilliant career he is now considered a Hollywood A-lister and much photographed as one of the hottest young actors on the red carpet.
His professional stage debut was for Shakespeare's Globe theatre in Twelfth Night at the Middle Temple Hall in 2002. He won the award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 50th Evening Standard Theatre Awards (2004) for his performance in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, and the award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in 2005. After which he received good reviews for TV miniseries' including an adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong.
Outside of his well developing acting career, Redmayne has enjoyed success as a model and face of Burberry ad campaigns, and was featured in the Vanity Fair 2012 Best Dressed List. He featured on the cover of W magazine recently and joked in an interview inside that wearing a 'corset is not that bad.'
Arguably his most notable performance to date has been his starring role as King George V1 in 2010's The King speech and for which he received an Oscar.
His trajectory to acting stardom has been slower than some of his contemporaries from the 1980's 'Brit Pack' era - including the likes of Gary Oldman - but he came to the fore in 1995 for his TV adaption of Mr Darcy in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. A hit across the UK and US, this led to high profile film roles in The English Patient, Bridget Jones Diary, Shakespeare in Love, Love Actually and A Single Man.
Through his multiple roles, he has illustrated his acting skills and integrity through an ability to segue into many different roles. He is well remembered by his legions of fans (across many generations) for the scene where the caddish, sexy and romantic idol, Mr Darcy, appears in wet clothes after a swim in the lake. He has gone onto play light comic roles, romantic period pieces, serious villains to historical biopics.
His suave charm and old school English looks have made in a household name and British style icon, featuring on numerous best dressed lists and multiple British GQ covers.
And after several years, Gandy was the lead male model for Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana who featured him in their campaigns and fashion shows, and has now catapulted to British male idol status, where in an industry dominated by skinny models, Gandy's muscular build caused some menswear fashion designers to move to a more masculine standard.
The increase in his popularity and name recognition resulted in a broad portfolio of UK and international magazine covers, editorial photo shoots, interviews and industry awards. He has gone on to participate in fashion-related and personal projects such as writing a blog for British Vogue, writing car reviews for British GQ, mobile app development and charity work.
In 2012, David Gandy was featured on sixteen magazine covers, eighteen fashion editorials and was named the brand ambassador for Johnnie Walker Blue Label. He was appointed to serve on the British Fashion Council's Committee to launch "London Collections: Men" as part of London Fashion Week 2012.
During the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, David was the only male to walk the Union Jack-shaped catwalk featuring British fashions, alongside models Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson, Georgia May Jagger, Karen Elson and Stella Tennant. For the occasion, he wore a gold bespoke suit by British designer Paul Smith.
The Evening Standard included Gandy in their list of "London's 1,000 Most Influential People" for 2011 and again for 2012. For a second time, BFC nominated him for "Model of the Year" in 2012.
For weeks fashion lovers speculated on the designer of Kate’s wedding dress, and suspicions were confirmed when she walked down the aisle in an elaborate lace and satin gown created by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, paying tribute to the late British designer. Now an official member of the Royal family with her own title, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is constantly in the spotlight, and setting standards with her sophisticated style. She gracefully mixes couture with high street pieces while buyers flock to stores to get the same look, sending items flying off the racks at record pace!
For high profile events, she opts for simple, classic pieces and minimal jewellery – a delicate necklace or small drop earrings. Rather than large handbags, she is often seen holding a small clutch to complement her outfit. Kate Middleton also accessorizes with various hats and fascinators, and has made them a signature of her style.
As she continues in her new influential role, all eyes will be on and how her inimitable style progresses.