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Tell the time with a dandelion clock, watch the dabble of ducks and dazzle of damselflies or count the spots on a ladybird. Make some time for the great outdoors this summer with the help of the Canal & River Trust's free, family-friendly activity book. Full of fun, inspirational activities the guide will ensure your family heads outside and has a real summer of adventure.

Storywalks in the woods, campfire tales and family storytelling all day  are all on the programme for the fifth Martineau Gardens Storytelling Festival.  Community Garden Martineau Gardens and the Traditional Arts Team have joined forces to create the Martineau Gardens Storytelling Festival, a family friendly day of storytelling plus arts, music, crafts and dance taking place on Saturday 25 June, 11am – 7pm.

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC), the country’s flagship organisation for young dancers, performs a new creation by the company’s Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan-Dolan, an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells Theatre.The work entitled In – Nocentes will be performed at Mac, Birmingham, on Saturday 23 July. Now in its fourth year, NYDC has established a reputation for innovative, challenging and influential work, and producing open-minded, curious and brave dancers.

A Walsall College Lecturer and highly acclaimed author signed copies of her latest novel at a book store in Walsall this week. Supported Learning Performing Arts tutor, Tanya Lewis, who writes under her maiden name Tanya Bullock, made an appearance at Waterstone’s in Walsall on Friday 3rd June, to sign copies of latest and second novel, ‘Homecoming’. The story follows an elderly couple with dementia who fall in love during their stay in a care home.

Sandy feet, beachside cocktails and melting ice creams –summertime is almost upon us! It's hard to believe, but this year Londoners can experience all this summer fun and more, right in the heart of the city. Building on the huge success of the annual Ski Lodge, The Montague on the Gardens is bringing summer to the city with an all-new Beach Bar experience, available for bookings from now until Sunday July 24. 

In 2016, Blue Man Group is celebrating 25 years of living in full color! The celebration takes place across all five of our North American productions, in New York City, Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston and Chicago, as well as on our brand new World Tour and our production at Bluemax Theatre in Berlin. As part of this exciting celebration, amazing projects will be happening year-round to showcase the creative spirit of Blue Man Group.

Taken aback travellers were faced with an unexpected swarm of shuffling zombies as tons of ‘walking dead’ boarded the new tram routes across the city to join them on their daily journey to work. The horde of terrifying zombies ‘rose from the dead’ to accompany thousands of confused Midland Metro commuters in anticipation of the eighth annual Birmingham Zombie Walk, taking place on Saturday 18 June.

From the recreation of a canal complete with narrow boat, to a garden commemorating Geoff Hamilton, this year’s Show has wall to wall inspiration and practical ideas for you to take home to your own garden. Don’t miss Health for Life’s Community Garden, designed to generate thoughts of how green spaces can be used for a healthier lifestyle, featuring kids’ cookery and paint-a-seed-mat sessions plus artists promoting community gardening through poetry and performance at the weekend.

The countdown is on to the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2016 which will be officially opened by award-winning actor Sir Ian Mckellen on Friday, June 17th. Sir Ian's appearance is just one of the highlights of this year's show being staged from June 17-19 in the stunning grounds of the magnificent country house which is home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough.

Dancers around Britain are being urged to showcase their talents in a national competition, which welcomes all styles of dance, as it celebrates the UKs most diverse dance talents.  Launched by a former heart patient, the UK Dance Elite Championship, will raise money for national charity, Heart Research UK, as well as offering the overall winner a life-changing prize. This consists of £5,000 prize money, a dancing scholarship which includes masterclasses and agency showcases in Hollywood, California.

The 2016 Ibiza season is officially underway, with the spectacular Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel kicking off proceedings. From midday to the last light of the famously flammable stage, the crowd hit full capacity in what was a spectacular and memorable opening party. Known for pulling out all the stops with her musical anthems, Maya Jane Coles took to the stage with a sophisticated deep house set, with Joris Voorn also on hand to maintain the techno momentum.

Kids will discover a summer packed full of fun at Legoland Florida Resort this year with new attractions and Lego building activities and a brand-new summertime event that will light the night with a dazzling fireworks display. Here's what's in store. Included in admission price, Legoland Night Lights invite guests to enjoy extended park hours; meet-and-greet opportunities with favourite Lego characters, the chance to build alongside Lego Master Model Builders; and a spectacular, brick-tacular Lego Ninjago fireworks display.

No matter how good your food is, or how much you pride yourself on excellent customer service, if there is any doubt over your food hygiene customers will steer clear. A recent survey confirms that UK consumers are united in not tolerating poor food hygiene ratings and simply won't visit places that have had food safety issues, no matter what type of restaurant they are.

Leading Coldplay and Take That tribute bands will be headlining the new Thorpefest, summer outdoor music festival at the Thorpeness Country Club, near Aldeburgh on Suffolk's Heritage Coast on Saturday, 2nd July. Featuring nearly a dozen bands and artists performing live from 12noon until 10pm (gates open from 11am), the open air charity concert will replace the popular Music by the Sea event, which has been held outside the White Lion Hotel on Aldeburgh's sea front since 2012.