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Events in August

Thu 1st August

Houses of Parliament Tours
1st August 8:45am - 30th August 4:45pm
Palace of Westminster
Take a tour of the Houses of Parliament during the MP's Summer Recess. Self-guided Audio Tours and Fully Guided Tours are available.
Sky Light Croquet
1st August noon - 31st August 10:30pm
Tobacco Dock, 120, Pennington St
The classic English lawn game. Grab a few friends - we'll give you the mallets. Each croquet game ticket is for 45 minutes. A croquet ticket is valid for a group of 2 to 6 persons!

Fri 2nd August

Anxiety Management & Relaxation
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Cooper’s Lodge, 61 St. Nicholas St, Radford, Coventry CV1 4BN
5 Weekly sessions to learn how better to deal with anxiety and learn relaxation methods.
Anxiety Management & Relaxation
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Cooper’s Lodge, 61 St. Nicholas St, Radford, Coventry CV1 4BN
5 FREE weekly sessions to learn how better to deal with anxiety and learn relaxation methods.

Sat 3rd August

This Makes That with These- Wind up Engines
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
A few of our oldest cars have engines that were wound up with a starter handle. In this session, we will find out a little more about these and other engines and then have a go at making a mini engine to take home.
Guided Walk: Over 150 years of the District Line
11am - noon
Stamford Brook Tube Station, Goldhawk Rd, Chiswick, London, W6 0XA
An insightful one-hour walk. The District Line has been running since 1868. Learn about its creation and expansion, explore local stops on the way and discover a lost station in Hammersmith.
This Makes That with These- Wind up Engines
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
A few of our oldest cars have engines that were wound up with a starter handle. In this session, we will find out a little more about these and other engines and then have a go at making a mini engine to take home.

Tue 6th August

This Makes That with These- Noise Makers
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Psst… listen carefully! Can you hear that noise? Is it a cycle whooshing by, or a vrooming car engine? In this session we explore how sound is made and amplified by vehicles and engineer a speaker to take home.
This Makes That with These- Noise Makers
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Psst… listen carefully! Can you hear that noise? Is it a cycle whooshing by, or a vrooming car engine? In this session we explore how sound is made and amplified by vehicles and engineer a speaker to take home.

Wed 7th August

National Play Day!
10am - 4pm
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Coventry
?Celebrate the joy of playing and imagination as you explore the museum with your children.

Thu 8th August

Art Masterclass: Still Life with Pen and Ink
10am - noon
The Herbert, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
Investigate objects from our collection in this masterclass that will teach your children key skills when drawing from still life, before moving onto work with pen and ink, giving final sketches an illustrative quality.
Art Masterclass: Still Life with Pen and Ink
10:30am - 12:30pm
The Herbert, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
Investigate objects from our collection in this masterclass that will teach your children key skills when drawing from still life, before moving onto work with pen and ink, giving final sketches an illustrative quality.
Art Masterclass: Still Life with Pen and Ink
2pm - 4pm
The Herbert, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
Investigate objects from our collection in this masterclass that will teach your children key skills when drawing from still life, before moving onto work with pen and ink, giving final sketches an illustrative quality.
Film4 Summer Screen
8th August 7pm - 22nd August midnight
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, Somerset House
Join in the ultimate cinematic experience under the starry sky. Over fourteen summer evenings, London’s largest outdoor screen and cinema-quality surround sound ensure you enjoy every frame, every look, and every line of some unmissable films!

Fri 9th August

London Wildlife Festival
9th August 5:30pm - 11th August 5pm
Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH
The London Wildlife Festival is a new and exciting urban event celebrating the conservation and culture of Britain’s natural world!

Sat 10th August

This Makes That with These- Noise Makers
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Psst… listen carefully! Can you hear that noise? Is it a cycle whooshing by, or a vrooming car engine? In this session we explore how sound is made and amplified by vehicles and engineer a speaker to take home.
This Makes That with These- Noise Makers
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Psst… listen carefully! Can you hear that noise? Is it a cycle whooshing by, or a vrooming car engine? In this session we explore how sound is made and amplified by vehicles and engineer a speaker to take home.

Mon 12th August

Sleep Problems
10am - noon
Cooper’s Lodge, 61 St. Nicholas St, Radford, Coventry CV1 4BN
Having issues with your sleep? Come along to the free session to better manage counting sheep!
Sleep Problems
10am - noon
Cooper’s Lodge, 61 St. Nicholas St, Radford, Coventry CV1 4BN
Having issues with your sleep? Come along to the free session to better manage counting sheep!

Tue 13th August

This makes That with These – Cars and Mechanics: How does this work?
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
This week we focus on the different mechanics found in a car and figure out how these work. Can we use these techniques to make our own inventions?

Wed 14th August

Great River Race
10am - 5pm
Docklands to Surrey
The Great River Race is London's River Marathon. A spectacular boat race up the River Thames, it attracts over 330 crews from all over the globe. The Great River Race appeals to every level of competitor!
Make and Play Engineers – Building it Up
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Anything goes in this week’s session as long as you get building. Will you build the longest bridges, the highest towers, the sturdiest walls or even a life size car? We will give you the building material and you get to test your skills.
Make and Play Engineers – Building it Up
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Anything goes in this week’s session as long as you get building. Will you build the longest bridges, the highest towers, the sturdiest walls or even a life size car? We will give you the building material and you get to test your skills.

Thu 15th August

Improving Motivation
10am - noon
Cooper’s Lodge, 61 St. Nicholas St, Radford, Coventry CV1 4BN
Want to learn how better to improve your motivation?
Improving Motivation
10am - noon
Cooper’s Lodge, 61 St. Nicholas St, Radford, Coventry CV1 4BN
Want to learn how better to improve your motivation?

Sat 17th August

The London Dessert Festival
17th August 10am - 18th August 7pm
The Old Truman Brewery
A culmination of sensory experiences, tantalising tastes, enticing scents and intriguing installations.
London Dessert Festival
17th August 10:30am - 18th August 6:30pm
The Old Truman Brewery
The London Dessert Festival is the capital’s first experiential festival celebrating sensory indulgence through desserts.
This makes That with These – Cars and Mechanics: How does this work?
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
This week we focus on the different mechanics found in a car and figure out how these work. Can we use these techniques to make our own inventions?

Tue 20th August

This Makes That with These- Cars and electronics
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
“I push this button and then… that! But… how does it work?” Get into the electronics of a car, experiment with circuits and make your very own pretend dashboard to take home.
This Makes That with These- Cars and electronics
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
“I push this button and then… that! But… how does it work?” Get into the electronics of a car, experiment with circuits and make your very own pretend dashboard to take home.
Red Bull Music Festival
20th August 7pm - 14th September 11pm
Various Locations
100+ artists and 16 events covering live gigs, concept shows, club nights, and talks!

Wed 21st August

Make and Play Engineers – Robot Makeovers
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Investigate the world of computers, programming and digital – without computers. Can you upgrade our robot using only the material and tools supplied? While using your imagination and problem solving skills to get innovative.
Make and Play Engineers – Robot Makeovers
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Investigate the world of computers, programming and digital – without computers. Can you upgrade our robot using only the material and tools supplied? While using your imagination and problem solving skills to get innovative.
BLACK MAGIC – THE LITTLE MIX SHOW
7pm - 9pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
A highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award-winning girl band, Little Mix! This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.

Thu 22nd August

Positive Thinking
10am - noon
Cooper’s Lodge, 61 St. Nicholas St, Radford, Coventry CV1 4BN
Need a little boost on how to improve your thinking?

Fri 23rd August

London Gin and Rum Festival
23rd August noon - 25th August 7pm
The Oval
The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is coming to London! Get ready to be spoilt for choice with over 60 different Gins and 60 different Rums in an amazing venue for you to discover.

Sat 24th August

Notting Hill Carnival
24th August 9am - 26th August 10pm
Notting Hill
Celebrating the Carnival’s establishment and ongoing development; Caribbean Culture; artistic talents and creativity; enhancement of community spirit and innovative platforms embracing cultural diversity.
This Makes That with These- Cars and electronics
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
“I push this button and then… that! But… how does it work?” Get into the electronics of a car, experiment with circuits and make your very own pretend dashboard to take home.
This Makes That with These- Cars and electronics
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
“I push this button and then… that! But… how does it work?” Get into the electronics of a car, experiment with circuits and make your very own pretend dashboard to take home.
KARL LOXLEY – YOU RAISE ME UP – THE SONGS OF JOSH GROBAN & ANDREA BOCELLI
7:45pm - 10pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Featuring an incredible live band, TV’s The Voice and international classical crossover singer Karl Loxley celebrates the music of Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo and many more.

Sun 25th August

The 2019 Havering Show
25th August 11am - 26th August 7pm
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch
The Havering Show returns this August Bank Holiday Weekend, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August 2019, boasting a bigger and better line-up than ever before!

Tue 27th August

This Makes That with These- How to attach this to that?
10:30am - 12:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Our vehicles are put together in many different ways. Let’s explore how connecting parts makes a whole. Engineer your own creation to take home.
This Makes That with These- How to attach this to that?
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Our vehicles are put together in many different ways. Let’s explore how connecting parts makes a whole. Engineer your own creation to take home.

Sat 31st August

London Brunch Fest
31st August 10am - 1st September 5:30pm
The Old Truman Brewery
The biggest celebration of brunch London has ever seen. There will be coffee, there will be booze, also workshops, talks, music and most importantly, more awesome brunch food than you can shake a sausage at!
This Makes That with These- How to attach this to that?
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Our vehicles are put together in many different ways. Let’s explore how connecting parts makes a whole. Engineer your own creation to take home. This summer we are introducing our exciting new family session, This makes That with These. This session
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