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What’s On: 15, 16, 17

We have taken a look at a few events happening around the country this weekend hopefully to inspire you to enjoy the lighter evenings and the great range of activities on offer all around the nation! Marriot London Sevens Having already been played in Australia, Dubai and South Africa, the final round of the HSBC Sevens World Series is kicking off in London on Saturday 16th May and running through until Sunday 17th. The tournament sees the finest national sevens sides compete against each other, where one team will be crowned as the World Series champions in London’s Twickenham stadium over the weekend. Twickenham Stadium with a game of rugby playing — Fur Feather & Fin This year’s tournament sees an added incentive for the top four finishing teams, as qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is guaranteed. If England qualify in the top four, Team GB will qualify for the first ever Olympic Sevens tournament. Current reigning champions New Zealand will be hoping to add a sixth title and currently sit behind Fiji and South Africa, who are second and third respectively. England currently sit in fourth, with chances of qualification looking good! Witney Festival of Food and Drink After experiencing high levels of popularity over the past two years, the 3rd Witney Festival of Food and Drink will take place on Saturday 16th May, in the heart of St Mary’s, Oxfordshire. There will be over 70 local stalls displaying high quality handmade items, as well as showing off Britain’s quality food produce. There will be a Skills Tent which will offer cookery demonstrations, as well as a wide range of entertainment from local musicians and dancers. The beer tent is also highly recommended, as there will be a range of brews, featuring some from the nearby Wychwood Brewery. Witney Festival of Food and Drink Logo — Fur Feather & Fin Prime Minister David Cameron is a supporter of the Witney Festival of Food and Drink and has praised the event for showcasing the finest food and drink that West Oxfordshire has to offer. He also called it a great day out for all the family, which “promises to have something for everyone to enjoy." If you are looking to visit, more information about the event can be found on the Witney Festival website here. Paws in the Park Spring Dog Show Taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex, is the Paws in the Park Spring Dog Show. The weekend is filled with displays of all kinds, featuring television and film stunt dogs, agility displays and gun dog demonstrations. There are a large range of activities for you and your dog to take part in, including a gun dog scurry, to see who will retrieve in the fastest time. Dog swimming race at Paws in the Park — Fur Feather & Fin Paws in the Park also features a wide range of food and drink stalls and there is even the option to camp for the weekend, if you are really looking to make the most of the event! Full details can be found regarding all the displays taking place, as well as ticket information, on the Paws in the Park website here. If you are looking to attend the show, why not take a look at our range of dog coats, so your faithful friend will be protected no matter the weather! Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre On the 15th May, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will start its annual summer performances, which opens with J M Barrie’s Peter Pan. This version is much more stripped down and true to the original story and features a Never Never Land like you have never seen it before! Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre — Fur Feather & Fin The play features moments of light comedy and equal moments of dark dram and is therefore not recommended for children under the age of nine. There are many options for dining, but you may want to consider bringing your own picnic hamper and enjoying on the picnic lawn within the park. Our outdoor leisure section features everything you will possibly need for dining outdoors, so why not take a look? For more information on the range of plays shown at the Open Air Theatre, as well as booking information for this weekend, take a look at the website here.   Photos courtesy of Diliff, Eurotunnel, Zslap under Creative Commons Logo courtesy of Witney Festival