The Diary: Things to do in August

Your essential what’s on guide for the month ahead

1 Aug 2017

Edinburgh Festival 2017: comedy shows to book now

Al Porter, Sara Pascoe and Adam Riches are among the comedians to catch at this year’s Fringe

21 Jul 2017

London’s best lidos

Stay cool at the capital’s finest open-air swimming pools

20 Jul 2017

Where to drink during the Edinburgh Festival

Escape the main Fringe venues and head to the finest pubs and bars the Scottish capital has to offer

London’s best outdoor cinemas

Catch a classic film in the fresh air this summer

11 Jul 2017

The Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton Hall, 27-30 July

6 Jul 2017

Romeo and Juliet

Royal Festival Hall, 1-5 August

6 Jul 2017

Stax Student Tour

Fifty years on from a landmark tour of Europe by Otis Redding and other soul stars from the Stax label,…

6 Jul 2017

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30 Jun 2017

Gallery: London Art Week

More than 40 galleries across the capital are joining forces for a week of fine art

27 Jun 2017
The Green Man festival

The best summer music festivals in 2017

A curated guide to the British festival circuit

19 Jun 2017

Girl from the North Country

The Old Vic, 10 July – 7 October

14 Jun 2017

Immaculate Spanish home, frenzied English children. What could go wrong?

It was like releasing a dozen hyenas in a ­chicken farm – and there were only two of them

14 Jun 2017
Monks at Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh

Words apart in the Himalayan desert

You’ll need a new vocabulary for the stunning Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh

14 Jun 2017

The celebrity spa that’s worth its salt

We try out the purgative weight-loss regime at Austria’s FX Mayr clinic

14 Jun 2017


Various venues,
from 1 September

12 Jun 2017

Grayson Perry

Serpentine Gallery, until 10 September

12 Jun 2017

The Stepmother

Chichester Festival Theatre, from 11 August

12 Jun 2017

God’s Own Country

Cinemas, from 1 September

12 Jun 2017


National Theatre, 5-23 September

12 Jun 2017

This is Rattle

Barbican, 14 -24 September

12 Jun 2017

RHS Hampton Court palace Flower Show

Hampton Court, 4-9 July

12 Jun 2017

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Somerset House, 10-23 August.

12 Jun 2017

Green Man Festival

Glanusk Park, 17-20 August

12 Jun 2017

Daniel Kitson

Royal Exchange Manchester, from 31 August

12 Jun 2017

Young Frankenstein

Garrick Theatre, from 28 September

12 Jun 2017