Spend your Summer in the UK

It isn’t known for sunny skies and high temperatures all year round, but the UK is actually one of the most exciting places to be in the summer months. As soon as it gets warmer, the calendar fills up with all sorts of colourful outdoor events like concerts, festivals, fairs, and exhibitions, as well as sports and adventure activities.

As an EC student, why not make the most of your weekends and free time, and explore the local culture? With schools located in seven destinations across England, EC gives you the perfect base from which to experience the delights of an eventful UK summer!

Don’t miss out! Here’s some of the fun to look out for in summer 2015, and the EC school located closest to each event.

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Music festivals in the UK are renowned for their vibrant atmosphere and abounding creativity. There is so much variety, from famous Glastonbury festival, which attracts 175,000 people a year as well as the world’s biggest music stars, to Bestival which always has a wacky fancy dress theme, to small family festivals like Green Man. Even if you love London and have no desire to leave, there are plenty of events taking place in the city itself.

Parklife
Dates: 6 – 7 June
Nearest EC school: EC Manchester

Isle of Wight Festival
Dates: 11 – 14 June
Nearest EC school: EC Brighton

Glastonbury Festival
Dates: 24 – 28 June
Nearest EC school: EC Bristol

Wireless
Dates: 3 – 5 July
Nearest EC school: EC London

Secret Garden Party
Dates: 23 – 26 July
Nearest EC school: EC Cambridge

Wilderness
Dates: 6 – 9 August
Nearest EC school: EC Oxford

Green Man
Dates: 20 – 23 August
Nearest EC School: EC Bristol

Bestival
Dates: 10 – 13 September
Nearest EC schools: EC Brighton and EC Bristol

 

Events

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

Do you love books, art and tradition? If you’re a ‘culture vulture’, you’re sure to meet like-minded intellectuals who appreciate the type of refined entertainment at festivals and exhibitions taking place across the country.

These events celebrate both British and international film, theatre, art, dance and literature. Here are our suggestions. For a longer list of festivals, access this list online.

Salisbury International Arts Festival
Dates: 22 May – 6 June 2015
Nearest EC schools: EC Brighton, EC Bristol and EC Oxford

Edinburgh International Festival
Dates: 07 – 31 August
Nearest EC school: EC Manchester

Cambridge Film Festival
Dates: 3 – 13 September
Nearest EC school: EC Cambridge

Bristol Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival
Dates:15 – 20 September
Nearest EC school: EC Bristol

 

SPORTS

For those who like speed, thrill, and competitive games, consider some of the world famous sport events taking place in the UK. You can watch Formula 1 drivers zoom past the finish line, discover England’s national sport of cricket, or get tickets for Wimbledon, one of the most important tennis tournaments in the world.

Wimbledon (tennis)
Dates: 29 June – 12 July
Nearest EC school: EC London

Formula 1 British Grand Prix, Silverstone
Dates: 3 – 5 July
Nearest EC school: EC Oxford

Royal Ascot (horse racing)
Dates: 16 – 20 July
Nearest EC school: EC London

The Ashes (cricket)
Dates: 8 July – 24 August
Nearest EC school: The Ashes take place at various locations across the UK

Tour of Britain (cycling)
Dates: 6 – 13 September
Nearest EC school: The Tour of Britain starts in Wales and ends in London, after touring a lot of the country.

 

OTHER EVENTS

Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival
Dates: 18 – 21 June
Nearest EC school: EC Brighton and EC Bristol

Summer at the Museums
Dates: 23 July – 2 September
Nearest EC school: EC Cambridge

Bristol International Balloon Festival
Dates: 6 – 9 August
Nearest EC school: EC Bristol

 

After all that temptation, why not learn more about our UK schools?


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