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UK Insights

August 20th: What's happening in the UK this week?

Sarah Wait

Director of Forward Planning Services

Preview 17.08.2018 / 10:00


This week sees the annual weigh-in at London Zoo, the start of Notting Hill Carnival and GCSE results released. What else is happening?

Read the business, entertainment, news and sporting highlights for next week, with our global forward planning service from Kantar Media.


Monday 20th August

UK premiere of new Spike Lee film 'BlacKkKlansman' at BFI Southbank in London

Robert Plant celebrates his 70th birthday

MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in New York


Tuesday 21st August

Chuka Umunna speaks at discussion on youth violence in Brixton

Kantar Worldpanel publishes its latest grocery market share figures

Toronto International Film Festival schedule announced


Wednesday 22nd August

Edinburgh International Television Festival begins

Financial Ombudsman Services publishes latest complaint data

Terry Gilliam receives Auteur Award from the Raindance Film Festival


Thursday 23rd August

GCSE results day

US Open tennis championships draw announced

ZSL London Zoo's annual weigh-in


Friday 24th August

Samsung Galaxy Note9 smartphone becomes available

Reading and Leeds Festivals begin

CarFest South, hosted by Chris Evans, begins at Laverstoke Park Farm


Saturday 25th August

Manchester Pride Parade

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final rugby league fixture: Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves

KSI v Logan Paul amateur boxing match in Manchester


Sunday 26th August

Pope Francis says Holy Mass at the Phoenix Park in Dublin

Notting Hill Carnival begins

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show at Dovecot Studios 

Source : Kantar Media

Editor's Notes

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