The What, Where, When: 5 September

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days
WHAT: Dundee Flower & Food Festival. Join one of Scotland's premier annual flower and food festivals which features the world famous Gladioli Championship.
WHERE: Camperdown Country Park, Dundee, DD2 4TF.
WHEN: 5-7 September

WHAT: Hull Freedom festival. Hull welcomes spectators for its 7th annual live arts and music festival in celebration of freedom. Notable exhibitions include 'A Flower for Mandela' and expect performances from Britain's finest soul singer, Ruby Turner.
WHERE: Various venues, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.
WHEN: 5-7 September

WHAT: The Big Green Cardigan. Only 500 tickets are available each day for this intimate festival offering blues, folk and open to anyone who is interested in listening to just 'good old music'.
WHERE: Hawkhurst Road, Cripps Corner, East Sussex, TN32 5.
WHEN: 5-7 September

WHAT: Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot. Raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital by forming part of the 25 teams in the pigeon shoot. Not your cup of tea? Then enjoy the air display by the famous RAF Red Arrows Aerobatic Display Team and a charity auction.
WHERE: Royal Berkshire Shooting School, Tomb Farm, Ashampstead, Reading RG8 8SD.
WHEN: 5 September

WHAT: Glastonbury Pilton Party. The Foals and Ella Eyre close Glastonbury's festival season at their end of summer party.
WHERE: Worthy Farm, Pilton, BA4 4BY, Somerset.
WHEN: 5 September

WHAT: Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival. For the first time in 25 years, 50 international ships will sail down to the Thames in celebration of everything nautical. Take a peek from the free shore-side festival or book a Thames cruise on one of the ships.
WHERE: Royal Greenwich, London.
WHEN: 5-9 September

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WHAT: Shepherds Market. Visit the family run market dedicated to providing Londoners with the highest quality produce. Enjoy Scottish haggis toasties and falafels in the market where 'local meets global'.
WHERE: Shepherds Market, London
WHEN: 5-7 September

WHAT: Splendours of the Commonwealth. This fundraising event is the hot ticket in the lead up to London's Fashion Week. Be treated to champagne, canapés and musical entertainment from around the Commonwealth.
WHERE: Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London
WHEN: 8 September

WHAT: Bridport Hat Festival. Wear hats and make hats in a celebration of everything hat!
WHERE: Various venues, Bridport, Dorset.
WHEN: 5-6 September

WHAT: DH Lawrence Festival. Three week celebration of the life and works of one of the UK's most controversial authors in his home town. The festival looks at how the outbreak of the First World War in particular affected his works and personality with 'Lawrence's War'.
WHERE: Various venues, Eastwood.
WHEN: 5-25 September

WHAT: World Fireworks Championships. Sweden, Austria, Canada and the UK compete for the grand title with displays taking place every Friday in September.
WHERE: Headland, opposite Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 4BJ.
WHEN: 5-26 September

WHAT: Petersfield Antiques Fair. Antiques fair showcasing affordable and stylish furniture, art and artefacts from the past 300 years.
WHERE: Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, GU31 4AE, Hampshire.
WHEN: 5-7 September

WHAT: Festival No 6. This intimate festival of music, arts and culture boasts to be 'a festival unlike any other, in a place like no other'. Expect performances from Pet Shop Boys and London Grammar as well as a handpicked selection of awards winning literary artists and comedians.
WHERE: Portmeirion, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER, Wales.
WHEN: 5-7 September

WHAT: Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show. Over 250 exhibitors showcase original paintings, creative images in glass and ceramics, handcrafted jewellery, furniture and fashion in the 30th Weald craft bonanza.
WHERE: Penshurst Place, Tonbridge, TN11 8DG, Kent.
WHEN: 5-7 September

WHAT: Polo for Heroes. The charity calendar's premiere polo event with teams of military, civilians and two celebrity teams in aid of Help for Heroes. Alongside this there is a picnic, auction and raffle hosted by a celebrity auctioneer.
WHERE: Fifield Polo Club, Oakley Green Road, Oakley Green, Windsor, SL4 4QF, Berkshire.
WHEN: 6 September

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WHAT: The Orsett Show. One of England's oldest one-day country shows now in its 108th year set over 30 acres of countryside known to be a great family day out for budding horticulturalists and agriculturalists
WHERE: The Orsett Showground, Orsett, Grays, RM16 3JU, Thurrock.
WHEN: 6 September

WHAT: The Big Onion Food & Drink Festival. Listen to great music whilst learning about the most prized ingredient in world cooking on the UK's largest onion farm.
WHERE: Elveden Walled Garden, Elveden, IP24 3TJ, Suffolk.
WHEN: 6-7 September

WHAT: Pup Aid Puppy Farm Awareness Day 2014. The UK's first ever musical canine festival launched by Pup Aid. Listen to some music and play with puppies, what's not to love?!
WHERE: Primrose Hill, London NW3.
WHEN: 6 September

WHAT: Ascot Festival of Food & Wine. The 8th annual Ascot festival features over 30 stands containing local produce, ales and ciders. Celebrity chef James Martin returns with his famous cooking demonstration alongside high profile horse races throughout the day.
WHERE: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, SL5 7JX, Berkshire.
WHEN: 6 September

WHAT: Meatopia. New York's biggest meat and BBQ festival comes to London for its second year featuring some of the best world meat dishes including London's Duck & Waffle and NYC's own Shake Shack.
WHERE: Tobacco Dock, 56 Porters Walk, Wapping, London E1W 2SF.
WHEN: 6-7 September

WHAT: Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival. Follow the ancient Chinese tradition of dragon-boat racing to raise funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices or enjoy a picnic on the Ditton Meadows whilst cheering on competitors.
WHERE: River Cam, Fen Ditton, Cambridge, CB5 8ST.
WHEN: 6 September

WHAT: Alzheimer's Society Memory Walks. Fundraising strolls take place across the UK featuring a Memory Walk Marathon until October 26.
WHERE: Nationwide.
WHEN: 6 September onwards.

WHAT: Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight. Whether you grow, sell, cook or simply eat and appreciate there's something for you with over 300 events celebrating Scotland's food and drink.
WHERE: Various Venues, Scotland.
WHEN: 6-21 September

WHAT: Autumn Fair International. Pay a visit to the UK's biggest retail trade show and the first opportunity to see spring 2015 previews featuring over 1,400 exhibitors.
WHERE: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT, West Midlands.
WHEN: 7-10 September

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WHAT: Cally Festival. Join the street party in celebration of the cultural diversity of Caledonian Road. Over 7,000 people came down for the artistic fiesta last year!
WHERE: Caledonian Road, London.
WHEN: 7 September

WHAT: The Gherkin Challenge. Who can get to the top of the Gherkin the fastest? Try your hand at it for the NSPCC and be greeted by the most iconic view of London when you get to the top.
WHERE: The Gherkin, 30 St Mary's Axe, London, EC3A 8EP.
WHEN: 7 September

WHAT: Exeter Toy & Train Collectors Fair. The longest running event of its kind in the UK also takes place in Bristol, Shepton Mallet and Thornbury. First stop, however, Exeter!
WHERE: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, EX5 1DJ.
WHEN: 7 September

WHAT: Kew the Movies. Watch Hollywood classics surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Kew Gardens. The line-up includes Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Gravity.
WHERE: Kew Gardens, Kew, T29 3AB.
WHEN: 4 – 6 September

WHAT: Bestival. The music festival known for its eclectic lineup and family friendly atmosphere is now in its 11th year. Watch Outkast, Clean Bandit and Basement Jaxx at their best.
WHERE: Robin Hill Country Park, Newport, PO30 2NU, Isle of Wight.
WHEN: 4-7 September

WHAT: Cambridge Film Festival. Visit the grande finale of the UK's third longest running film festival showcasing some of the best films of the moment by award winning directors.
WHERE: Arts Picturehouse and other venues across Cambridge.
WHEN: 5-7 September