World Book Day, St. Patrick's Day, Red Nose Day ...
ARE JUST SOME OF THIS MONTH'S EVENTS
World Book Day has become a major event in the calendars of schools all over the UK. Everyone loves to dress up as their favourite character from a book, and there are so many to choose from! The day was originally created to promote books and reading, and of course it does that - but with a healthy dose of fancy dress dropped in for good measure! With events taking place all over the country, it's always a great day to spot some fantastic costumes. Who will you be? Harry Potter is always a favourite, but how about something a little out of the ordinary? Alice from Alice in Wonderland perhaps, or how about Fantastic Mr Fox? The world is your oyster; the hardest part will be deciding!
This month Butlins have not one but two 90s Reloaded weekends; one at Skegness and another at Minehead. We can't wait! With acts such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Coolio, Heather Small and Black Box in Skegness, and Minehead being an "On The Decks" spectacular hosting the likes of Trevor Nelson and Danny Rampling, it's bound to be a massive blast from the past!
Comic Relief only happens every other year; on the years in between, we have Sport Relief. Rather than doing something funny to raise cash, instead we are encouraged to do something sporty! This year there are the Sport Relief Games, being held at venues all over the country. In previous years celebrities have undertaken amazing feats: remember in 2009 when Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days? This year he's running 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa in tribute to Nelson Mandela. You don't need to do anything quite that adventurous though; there are plenty of other ways to get involved!
You may have seen the Great Comic Relief Bake Off on TV lately; the night itself is not far behind! This year, as well as the usual tomfoolery, we're all being invited to join in with the Sports/Comic Relief. The theme is "make your face funny for money" - and for those of us with a leaning towards fancy dress, this is a full on invitation to put on your best fancy dress outfit, and dance til you can't dance any more! Fantastic.
Billed as a fun-packed weekend for all the family, this is a chance to really get into character - with the brilliant styles of hair and dress of the era. A nostalgic look back, the weekend features great entertainment, military vehicle displays, classic cars and trade stalls. A real tribute to our armed forces of yesterday, today and tomorrow, this show is definitely not to be missed!
The Candlelight Club is a pop-up cocktail party held in a secret London venue, with a 1920s speakeasy theme. 14th March is the Candlelight Club's Spring Ball, and it's sure to be a spectacular evening not to be missed! We love that the dress code for this includes words like "dandy" and "flappers" - it's bound to be a night to be dressed to the nines in your best fancy dress outfit.
St Patrick's Day is a massive celebration in the UK - in fact across most of the world! It's the day we all celebrate our Irish heritage - whether real or slightly embellished for the purposes of joining in! The day traditionally celebrates the life of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who famously drove all the snakes from Ireland after they attacked him while he was observing a fast. Although St Patrick's Day is officially a Christian feast day but we've never let that stop us donning a ridiculous green top hat and celebrating our links to Ireland - however tenuous those links might be! Grab a pint of Guinness and let's celebrate!