The What, Where, When: 1 August

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days
WHAT: Cambridge Folk Festival. One of the longest running and most famous folk festivals with world-wide status. Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor and Newton Faulkner will feature.
WHERE: Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, CB1 9LD.
WHEN: 31 July – 3 August

WHAT: Sheepdog Championships: Welsh National Trials. One of four major sheepdog trials to be held in UK and Ireland each summer.
WHERE: Tyn Rhyd, Selattyn, Oswestry, SY10 7NY.
WHEN: 31 July – 2 August

WHAT: Spoonfest. International celebration of the carved wooden spoon.
WHERE: Edale Village Hall, hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 7ZA
WHEN: 1 – 3 August

WHAT: International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. A festival celebrating masters of Victorian comic opera with 30 full Opera House performances and 70 fringe events.
WHERE: Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxrton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN
WHEN: 2-26 August

WHAT: Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge. Dragon Boat teams battle it out over a 250m race course.
WHERE: River Trent, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 7QP
WHEN: 3 August

WHAT: International Print Biennale. A showcase of the best new British and international printmaking, featuring an extensive programme of events, exhibitions and activities whilst being centred around the Print Awards.
WHERE: Various venues, Newcastle
WHEN: 27 June – 8 August

WHAT: Yorkshire Day. Established by Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1975, featuring local events which promote regional pride and raising money for charities across Yorkshire.
WHERE: Nationwide.
WHEN: 1 August

WHAT: Standon Calling. Small, unsponsored, boutique annual music festival which celebrates new acts as well as established artists.
WHERE: Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1PR
WHEN: 1 – 3 August

WHAT: World Championship Hen Racing. An event where hens race over a 20 metre track in a tradition which dates back over 100 years.
WHERE: The Barley Mow Inn, Bonsall, Derbyshire, DE4 2AY
WHEN: 2 August

WHAT: Kids Week in the West End. Children aged 5-16 can go to any participating show when accompanied by an adult paying full price.
WHERE: Various theatres, London.
WHEN: 1 – 31 August

WHAT: Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Largest arts festival in the world with performances from Frank Skinner, Al Murray, Russell Kane and Chris Ramsey.
WHERE: Various Venues, Edinburgh
WHEN: 1 – 25 August

WHAT: Nostalgia Weekend. Classic Cars from the 1940s to the 1970s are put on show.
WHERE: Croft Circuit, Croft on Tees, North Yorkshire, DL2 2PL
WHEN: 2 – 3 August

WHAT: Leeds Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show. The largest show of its kind in West Yorkshire with stalls and exhibitions welcoming all members of the family.
WHERE: The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS
WHEN: 2 – 3 August

WHAT: Total Warrior – Lake District. Up to 5,000 competitors rake up the challenge to complete 25 military obstacle courses.
WHERE: Shap Abbey, Shap, nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3BN
WHEN: 2 – 3 August

WHAT: Buckingham Palace State Rooms – summer opening. The Queen's State Apartments become open for public viewing for two months.
WHERE: Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
WHEN: 2 August – 28 September

WHAT: Aberdeen Asset Mangement Cowes Week 2014. The largest, longest-running and most prestigious international sailing regatta in the world.
WHERE: Various venues, the Isle of Wight.
WHEN: 2 – 9 August

WHAT: Lights Out – public turn lights off to mark WWI. For this event, commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the public are invited to turn off their lights, replacing them with one single light to mark the 100th anniversary of the moment that Britain declared war on Germany.
WHERE: Nationwide.
WHEN: 4 August, 22:00-23:00

WHAT: Wayland Show. An agricultural which is one of the oldest one-day shows in Britain, perfect for family and friends.
WHERE: Brandon Road, Watton, Norfolk.
WHEN: 3 August

WHAT: The London Triathlon. The world's largest triathlon sees around 13,000 competitors take part.
WHERE: ExCel Conference Centre, London, E16 1XL
WHEN: 2 – 3 August

WHAT: Rhythms of the World – World Music Festival. Largest free festival celebrating world music in the UK.
WHERE: Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
WHEN: 2 – 3 August.

WHAT: The Varsity Hotel presents open-air Shakespeare performances. A roof top theatre will feature scenes from 'The Taming of the Shrew' as well as recitals of Shakespeare's Sonnets against the backdrop of Cambridge's skyline.
WHERE: The Varsity Hotel, Cambridge
WHEN: 3 August and 17 August

WHAT: Jude Law film: The Gentleman's Wager. Johnnie Walker Blue Label launches 'The Gentleman's Wager', a short film which starts Jude Law and Giancarlow Gianni, directed by Jake Scott.
WHEN: 30 July onwards.