Taste buds are in for a treat with the launch of a new touring chocolate festival, the world’s first waterfall-powered cabin (which also happens to be a pub) and Rochester Cathedral’s first wine festival for almost 1,000 years.
This month we’re whisking you off to a new hotel on a barge in London and a 17-seater bike on the Isle of Wight. We’ve also got a few firsts lined up, with Cornwall’s first plough-to-bottle distillery and the world’s first augmented reality zipline.
There’s a great month ahead for Potterheads, glampers and history fans, with a new Harry Potter quiz in the actual Hogwarts film set, Liverpool’s first urban glamping site, and anniversary celebrations for Thomas Chippendale and Captain Cook.
London’s first bottomless brunch on the beach, a season of field-to-fork events on a working farm with a restaurant and art gallery, and the Great British Gin Festival are all on the agenda this month, with the UK’s first zero-waste vegan festival lined up for later in the summer.
Whatever your tipple, discover new venues, savour new flavours and get shoulder-to-shoulder with alcohol experts around England for World Cocktail Day (13 May); English Wine Week (27 May – 4 June); and World Gin Day (9 June).
This month we’re excited to share news of a new Champagne School in London celebrating English sparkling; one of many royal wedding screenings to celebrate the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; and a new exhibition charting Bristol’s vibrant music scene.
6 February 2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed some women in Britain to vote for the first time, gave them the right to stand as an MP and was the first time a female MP was elected.