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UK Insights

What's happening in the UK in 2019?

Sarah Wait

Director of Forward Planning Services

Preview 22.12.2018 / 08:00

2019 happy new year

The business, entertainment, news and sporting highlights for the year ahead.

With thanks to our global forward planning service from Kantar Media.


14 Jan: Australian Open Tennis begins 

22 Jan: World Economic Forum Meeting opens in Davos

29 Jan: Costa Book of the Year announced



1 Feb: Six Nations rugby competition begins

20 Feb: BRIT Awards at The O2 in London

24 Feb: Oscars ceremony in Hollywood



12 Mar: London Book Fair opens

15 Mar: Cheltenham Gold Cup 

29 Mar: Brexit Day



6 Apr: Grand National 

7 Apr: The Boat Races 

22 Apr: Inaugural Stephen Lawrence Day



18 May: Eurovision song contest in Israel 

23 May: European Parliament elections begin

30 May: Cricket World Cup 2019 begins in England and Wales



7 Jun: FIFA Women’s World Cup begins in France 

9 Jun: UEFA National League Final Four final in Portugal 

28 Jun: Glastonbury begins 



1 Jul: Wimbledon tennis begins

4 Jul: Manchester International Festival begins

12 Jul: Netball World Cup begins in Liverpool



1 Aug: The Ashes cricket begins in England

2 Aug: Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe both begin

23 Aug: Reading and Leeds Festivals begin



5 Sep: Toronto International Film Festival opens 

9 Sep: Solheim Cup golf begins at Gleneagles

22 Sep: Labour Party Annual Conference opens in Brighton 



5 Oct: 50th anniversary of Monty Python first broadcast

27 Oct: British Summer Time ends

31 Oct: ECB President Mario Draghi’s term of office ends



2 Nov: Rugby World Cup 2019 Final in Japan

5 Nov: Bonfire Night 

17 Nov: 50th anniversary of The Sun newspaper in tabloid form



17 Dec: 30th anniversary of ‘The Simpsons’

18 Dec: 50th anniversary of the death penalty for murder abolished in Britain

20 Dec: ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ released in cinemas


Source : Kantar Media

Editor's Notes

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