OLNEY PANCAKE RACE
Olney, Buckinghamshire, 5th March 2019
Frying pans at the ready! This Shrove Tuesday, head to Olney to watch the annual pancake race, a world-famous Buckinghamshire tradition dating all the way back to 1445. Participants must run a 415-yard course, frying pan in hand, tossing their pancakes from start to finish. Sounds like a flipping good time to us.
BRISTOL JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
Bristol, 22nd- 24th March 2019
Toe-tap all the way to Bristol for over 40 concerts and workshops at the seventh International Jazz & Blues Festival. The festival will be taking place across multiple venues to bring you performances from some of the biggest names in jazz. If music and a healthy dose of culture are your jam, then look no further.
WORDS BY THE WATER FESTIVAL
Keswick, Cumbria, 8th – 7th March 2019
Celebrate all things literature at this festival boasting hundreds of renowned authors and speakers addressing a range of subjects. Held in the spectacular setting of the Lake District, it’s worth a visit for the venue alone. Need another incentive? This year’s line-up has something for everyone, with appearances from Prue Leith, Mike Berners-Lee and Melvyn Bragg