The What, Where, When: 8 August

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days
WHAT: The Art and Science of Exploration 1768-80. Explore the crucial role of artists on Captain Cook's three voyages of discovery.
WHERE: Queen's House, Greenwich
WHEN: From 7 August

WHAT: Film 4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. A highlight of the city's summer calendar, the series features a range of films, all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound.
WHERE: Somerset House Trust, South Building, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
WHEN: until 20 August

WHAT: Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week. One of the largest sailing regattas in the South West features 300 yachts.
WHERE: Various venues, Falmouth, Cornwall
WHEN: 8-17 August

WHAT: Shrewsbury Flower Show. Flower show with arena programme, music and a fireworks finale on both evenings.
WHERE: The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury, SY1 1RV, Shropshire
WHEN: 8-9 August

WHAT: Bowman Antiques Fair. Largest indoor antiques fair in England, featuring around 400 stands. Runs as part of a series of shows
WHERE: Bingley Hall County Showground, Stafford, ST18 0BD, Staffordshire
WHEN: 8-10 August

WHAT: The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) International theatre, dance, opera and music event.
WHERE: Various Venues, Edinburgh, Scotland
WHEN: 8-31 August

WHAT: Belladrum Tarten Heart Festival. Music ranges from Celtic folk to pop and rock
WHERE: Belladrum Estate, Beauly, IV4 7BA, Inverness-shire
WHEN: 8-9 August

WHAT: Africa Fashion Week London. A fashion extravaganza including art, music and food.
WHERE: West Hall, Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
WHEN: 8-9 August

WHAT: Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance. Premier UK festival of dance, music and arts & crafts
WHERE: Various venues, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees
WHEN: 8-16 August

WHAT: Dinosaurs Unleashed. A thrilling journey 67 million years back in time to the lost world of dinosaurs awaits adventure seekers at the Eden Project this summer.
WHERE: The Eden Project, Cornwall
WHEN: until 16 September

WHAT: Laurent-Perrier Orangery at Wilderness Festival. Perched on the hill overlooking the great lakes, the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Orangery at Wilderness will delight those who pay a visit.
WHERE: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
WHEN: until 10 August

WHAT: A Town at War: Harrogate During The First World War. Discover the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from the Harrogate area in a new exhibition commemorating The Great War.
WHERE: The Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY 01423 556188
WHEN: Until 31 December

WHAT: Paradise. Visitors will be able to interact with the new art works through touch, smell and taste whilst exploring how we are affected by the design of our environment and our relationship with the urban and the rural.
WHERE: Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1NX and Leigh Woods near Bristol
WHEN: Until 2 November

WHAT: Forgotten Voices at the Edinburgh Fringe. The audience will see a series of vivid and deeply moving accounts of battle and its terrible aftermath. These accounts will be recited by actors, making a poignant tribute for the centenary commemoration of WWI
WHERE: The Grand, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
WHEN: until 25 August

WHAT: Powerboat P1 Superstock Championship. Offshore series takes place in locations across the UK
WHERE: Torquay
WHEN: 9 August

WHAT: Homelanz. Festival celebrating southern hemisphere culture, featuring acts from New Zealand, South Africa and Australia
WHERE: Boston Manor Park, London, TW8 9JX
WHEN: 9 August

WHAT: The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup. Unique horse racing event sees four teams from Great Britain and Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world compete.
WHERE: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, SL5 7JX, Berkshire
WHEN: 9 August

WHAT: Simply Landrover. Motoring rally event exclusively for Land Rovers
WHERE: Beaulieu Arena and Event Fields, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZN, Hampshire
WHEN: 10 August

WHAT: Notting Hill Nursery Carnival. Largest under-fives carnival event in London
WHERE: Kensington Memorial Park, St Mark's Road, London, W10 
WHEN: 11 August

WHAT: Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment. Celebrates music, the spoken language and the visual arts
WHERE: Various venues, Knaresborough, Harrogate
WHEN: 8-17 Aug

WHAT: Colour – Exhibition. First exhibition of its kind in Britain, educating visitors about the history and science of colour
WHERE: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
WHEN: until 17 September