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THE SOCIAL CALENDAR

The social season never ends. So each month we're bringing you all kinds of looks for the many, many occasions currently filling up your calendar.

SEPTEMBER

Blenheim Palace Horse Trials, Oxfordshire

Set in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, this prestigious equestrian event attracts some of the world's best horses and riders. Alongside eventing classes, displays and competitions, expect an abundance of delicious food and drink, shopping and entertainment. Our timeless trenches have you covered.

Last Night of the Proms, London

What better way to celebrate Classical Music Month than with the Last Night of the Proms? If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket, you'll be treated to a spectacular evening of music lead by mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and conductor Sakari Oramo. From orchestral dances to operatic tragedies, world premieres to traditional favourites, rise to the occasion with our event wear.

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Suffolk

Now in its 14th year, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is a two day celebration of Suffolk's thriving gastronomical reputation. Fine food and local brews set against the beautiful backdrop of Snape Maltings by the River Alde make the perfect ingredients for a delicious weekend away. Opt for jeans with a little stretch.

International Agatha Christie Festival, Devon

Investigate Agatha Christie's English Riviera at her namesake festival in Torquay, Devon. Literary fans can enjoy a programme of guest author talks from leading crime writers, murder mystery dinners, tea parties and more. Walk the Agatha Christie mile, which takes you to some of the places that were inspirational in her life and works, in a comfy pair of boots.

AUGUST

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

Every year for three weeks the Gothic city of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, hosts the world's largest celebration of arts and culture. From theatre to comedy, musicals to opera, thousands of performers will take to hundreds of stages to present shows for all tastes. Revel in the fun in a comfy pair of flats.

LADIES DAY AT GLORIOUS GOODWOOD FESTIVAL

The place to see and be seen. Ladies Day at 'Glorious Goodwood' offers an exciting mix of elegant fashion and some of the greatest horse races in the world. Adhere to the dress code with our head-turning occasionwear ‒ don't forget the fascinator!

CASTLE HOWARD PROMS

Set in the beautifully manicured gardens of Castle Howard, the Proms Spectacular promises to be an unforgettable night. Guest soloists will be joined by the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell, before a spectacular firework finale. Take a trench just in case.

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

From joining in the revelry at Europe's biggest street party, Notting Hill Carnival, to escaping for a sun-soaked retreat, there are so many ways to make the most of the August bank holiday weekend. However you spend it, our summer dresses will more than fit the bill.

JULY

WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

A 142-year-old British institution, Wimbledon is widely regarded as the most prestigious Grand Slam in tennis. Tense matches, strawberries and cream, and a steady flow of Pimms are just a few of the treats in store - whether you're courtside or soaking up the atmosphere at Murray Mound. Take style cues from the players and opt for head-to-toe white.

HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

One of the most famous regattas in the world, summer sporting events don't come much more quintessentially English than Henley Royal Regatta. Established in 1830, the five-day annual event sees spectators gather on the banks of the River Thames for over 200 races of international standard. Meet the dress code with our elegant occasionwear.

BIG FAIR, HAMPSTEAD

With its carnival atmosphere, the Big Fair is an unmissable highlight of Hampstead's Summer Festival. Drawing crowds of thousands, this colourful street party sees over 100 stalls line Heath Street against a backdrop of live music, street entertainment and a traditional fun fair. Join in the revelry in a vibrant colour.

EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL

Edinburgh Art Festival brings together the Scottish capital's leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces for its annual celebration of the very best in visual art. A chance to discover work by renowned historic and contemporary artists, as well as the best emerging talent, the programme includes exhibitions, performances, screenings and art talks. Wear a comfy pair of flats.

JUNE

NATIONAL GARDENING SHOW, SCOTLAND

Get inspired at Scotland's national gardening show. Now in its 20th year, the festival promises to be fantastic day out for those with green fingers. From beautiful plants and innovative garden designs to the latest trends for outdoor living, the emphasis this year is on making the most of your outdoor space. Soak it all up in a comfy pair of shoes.

DAYLESFORD FOOD FESTIVAL

Celebrate the arrival of summer at Daylesford organic farm. This year's theme, 'The Summer of Love – 1967', invites you to wear flowers in your hair as you enjoy delicious food in beautiful surroundings. There'll be cookery demonstrations, competitions, craft workshops, music and more. Wear a comfy pair of trousers.

ROYAL ASCOT, BERKSHIRE

Have a flutter in your finest at Royal Ascot. A highlight of the summer social calendar, this revered event attracts some of the world's finest racehorses to compete for millions of pounds worth of prize money. Ladies Day is the perfect opportunity to dress to impress, and our new collection of fascinators couldn't be more timely.

HAMPSTEAD SUMMER FESTIVAL, LONDON

A celebration of arts, culture and all things Hampstead. Head to London's leafiest borough for its annual summer festival. Opening with the Art Fair at Whitestone Pond and closing with a colourful street party along Heath Street, expect an eclectic mix of art, workshops, stalls and live music. Dress on the bright side.

A SEASIDE ESCAPE TO ST IVES, CORNWALL

With its turquoise waters and golden bays, the Cornish port of St Ives offers an idyllic destination for a weekend away. But aside from its dashing good looks, the town has been harbouring a thriving arts scene since the 1920s. Many galleries line its cobbled streets including the Barbara Hepworth Museum, which houses the works of the 20th century sculptor who inspired some of our SS19 collection.

MAY

CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL

Lose yourself in the sound of music at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Boasting a standout programme of traditional and contemporary jazz from both international icons and emerging artists, alongside fun family activities and food and drink stalls, it's the perfect way to welcome spring. Don't forget your dancing shoes!

BANK HOLIDAYS

With not one but two bank holidays, the month of May offers double the fun. Why not keep to tradition with a spot of Maypole dancing at one of the UK's many May Day festivals, before heading to the countryside for the second three-day weekend? Wherever you go, pack a versatile dress.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

Welcome spring at the world-renowned and quintessentially British Chelsea Flower Show. From innovative garden design to a floral feast served up in the Great Pavilion by the world's leading growers and nurseries, it promises to be an unforgettable day out. Soak up the inspiration in a comfy pair of flats.

BLENHEIM PALACE FOOD FESTIVAL

Food, glorious food - in equally glorious surroundings. Back for its sixth year running, the annual Blenheim Palace Food Festival will cook up a delicious weekend of talks and demonstrations from celebrity and local chefs, with over 160 food and drink exhibitors on hand to tickle your taste buds. Jeans with a little stretch recommended.

APRIL

CHERRY BLOSSOM IN LONDON

While Japan might be famed for its cherry blossom or sakura, there are plenty of places to see these symbolic spring flowers in the UK and London, too. From Kew Gardens' Cherry Walk to Hampstead's Kenwood House, where rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias are also in bloom, don't miss out on this brief but beautiful annual treat. Choose a picture perfect dress for your visit.

EASTER IN FLORENCE

Put the Easter bank holiday to good use with a cracking (quite literally) weekend in Florence. Every year on Easter Sunday, the Tuscan city celebrates with 'the explosion of the cart' parade, during which a cart filled with fireworks is torched outside the aptly egg-shaped Duomo by the Archbishop. If the tradition runs smoothly, it is thought to ensure a good harvest. Pack our easy, breezy linen.

SHAKESPEARE DAY IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Every year for the last two centuries, Shakespeare's home town, Stratford-upon-Avon, plays host to a weekend-long party marking the anniversary of the playwright's birth. Expect a packed schedule of street entertainment, re-enactments and craft activities, as well as a special performance of The Taming of the Shrew in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Take stylish cover with our new spring jackets.

LONDON MARATHON

The race is on! Cheer loudly from the sidelines at the London Marathon 2019. This world-renowned sporting extravaganza sees thousands of professional athletes and fun runners take on a 26.2 mile race through the streets of London, passing some of the capital's most famous sites. Follow them from start to finish in a comfy pair of flats.

MARCH

WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL, LONDON

Celebrate International Women's Day at the Women of the World Festival. Back for its ninth year running at London's Southbank Centre, the event aims to highlight the achievements of women and girls, as well as the obstacles they face across the world. Expect a programme of discussion, debate and activism including live conversations with Angela Davis and Naomi Klein.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

Head to the rolling Cotswolds countryside to soak up the electric atmosphere of Cheltenham Festival. Showcasing four days of jump racing, the event is a key feature of the annual sporting calendar. Master the Ladies Day dress code with our exquisite occasionwear collection ‒ don't forget a fascinator!

ST PATRICK'S DAY IN DUBLIN

Where better to spend St Patrick's Day than on the Emerald Isle itself? Each year, Dublin plays host to a four day festival extravaganza celebrating all things Irish; think beer and whiskey festivals, colourful street carnivals and bustling parades. Dress for the occasion in this season's favourite shade of green.

MOTHER'S DAY AT KENWOOD HOUSE

Treat her to afternoon tea in stately surroundings. Situated on the edge of London's sprawling Hampstead heath, the Brew House at Kenwood House offers an atmospheric spot to enjoy freshly made sandwiches, tempting cakes and tea ‒ just like the historic women before you! Round off the day with a stroll through the grounds, which boast panoramic views of the capital. Our trench coats have you covered.

FEBRUARY

Chinese New Year in Manchester

Usher in the Year of the Pig in Manchester's Chinatown. An annual riot of colour, sounds and delicious smells, the city will be transformed into a bit of Beijing as lanterns, food stands and Chinese Craft stalls line the city's streets. But the festival's highlight has to be the Dragon Parade, which sees a 175 foot paper dragon, alongside a troupe of dancers and drummers. Layer up in lucky red.

Kenwood House Tour, Hampstead

Situated on the edge of Hampstead Heath, Kenwood is one of London's hidden gems. Home to an exquisite collection of artwork and furnishings, a tour around this neoclassical house is not to be missed. You'll discover the stories and history of the house as well as learn about Robert Adams' illustrious interior and the villa's world-renowned paintings. Wrap up in a chic coat before enjoying a stroll around its acres of grounds.

A Valentine's Break in Vienna

Whisk that special someone away for a romantic stay in Vienna. In between admiring the Austrian capital's beautiful baroque streets, imperial architecture and masterpiece-filled museums, be sure to stop by one of its opulent coffee houses for a spot of exquisite cake in equally exquisite surroundings. The chance of snow only adds to the romance ‒ pack a puffer!

Kew Gardens Festival of Orchids, London

A carnival of colour, Kew's annual festival of orchids is the perfect way to escape the winter gloom. Celebrating the breathtaking biodiversity of Colombia, enjoy a spectacular, orchid-laden display along a curated route inspired by the country's wildlife, river Caño Cristales and sprawling rainforests. Blend into the scenery in one of our equally vibrant floral prints.

JANUARY

BURNS NIGHT

Don our woollen tartans and partake in the centuries-old Scottish ritual of Burns Night. An annual event to celebrate the life of Scotland's national Bard, Robert Burns, the night traditionally centres around a hearty supper of haggis, neeps and tatties with a dash of whiskey, followed by recitals of Burns' poetry. Whether you're Scottish or not, it's the perfect excuse for a post-Christmas party!

A LONG WEEKEND IN MARRAKECH

Swap the January blues for the Majorelle blue of Yves Saint Laurent's Moroccan botanical garden. Often described as an unforgettable sensory experience, the ancient city of Marrakech offers a truly enchanting destination for a winter break. From getting lost in its labyrinth-like medina to taking in the sights and sounds of the lively Djemaa El Fna square, it's the perfect place to soak up some culture and winter sun.

WOMEN OF HAMPSTEAD EXHIBITION

To celebrate over 100 years since some women got the vote, Burgh House in London is dedicating an exhibition to the inspiring women of Hampstead. Shining a light on the female artists, poets, writers and politicians who lived in the area, 'All that I am Capable of Becoming' brings their stories to life through a curated collection of artwork and historic objects. Follow up with a stroll around the heath in one of our cosy coats.

LONDON ART FAIR

An unmissable opening to the international art calendar, the annual London Art Fair is back at the Business Design Centre for its 31st edition. Showcasing museum-quality modern and contemporary art from more than 100 galleries, it's a chance to discover sculptures, paintings, photographs and ceramics by internationally renowned artists, as well as attend a range of talks, tours, screenings and curated spaces. A comfy pair of flats is recommended.

 

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