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American Museum in Britain Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD www.americanmuseum.org The only museum outside the USA to showcase America’s arts.


exhibitions: An American Toy Story explores the impact that movie-licensing had on toy production and the way we play. Vintage treasures and modern classics spanning 100 years, on together for the first time. Jeremiah! Inspired Interiors (April 19 to July 1), a retrospective of Jeremiah Goodman’s signature room portraits. Revered for his rare ability to infuse rooms with warmth and personality, his paintings interpret and inspire, conveying how a space is experienced through the eyes of an artist. Still vital and energetic at 93, Goodman has made available a number of his favorite paintings for this his first European retrospective.


trails, Quilting Bees, Toddler groups, Music Concerts, Art Talks, Craft Courses, Classic American Dance classes and a talk, ‘Prison or Arcadia? What Americans Made of the English Country House’, by Clive Aslet, former editor of Country Life magazine.


12 The American Plus Yarn Bomb This year’s


British Library Eccles Centre British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB www.bl.uk/eccles The Eccles Centre for American Studies regularly hosts talks and events with a Transatlantic flavor, including: May 9th, Nigel Cliff on the Shakespeare Riots; 16th Bryant reception & lecture Martin Dickson (former US editor of FT); 24th Gary Gerstle (Cambridge University) on ‘The Intimate History of Democracy and Money in America’; June 3rd Books Talk Back, a creative writing event with Alison MacLeod (Eccles BL Writer in Residence).


Dorset Knob Throwing Cattistock, Dorset www.dorsetknobthrowing.com May 1


Knobs of bread for eating, painting, a Knob and Spoon race, guess the weight of the Knob & Knob darts. Part of Frome Valley Food festival.


Blackawton Festival of Wormcharming www.wormcharming.co.uk Blackawton, Devon May 1 This year’s costumes and events pay tribute to the UK emergency service.


Pucklechurch Scarecrow Trail Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire www.pucklechurch.org May 1 & 2 How many ways can you dress a scare- crow? Quite a few, as it turns out.


The Great American Trailer Park Musical Waterloo East Theatre, Brad St, London www.waterlooeast.co.uk 020 7928 0060 May 11 to June 5 There’s a new tenant wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park: Pippi, a stripper on the run, arrives at Armadillo Acres and comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert – the storms begin to brew!


World Toe Wrestling Championships Bentley Brook Inn, Fenny Bentley, Ash- bourne, Derbyshire bentleybrookinn.wordpress.com May 15 Founded in 1976, in 1997 it was rejected as an Olympic Games sport. Shame.


Bath International Music Festival bathfestivals.org.uk/music May 20 to 29 Classical, jazz, folk and world music in beautiful settings around the city, plus films, music, theater and a free party.


Memorial Day Cambridge & Brookwood US Cemeteries www.abmc.gov May 29 & 30 US armed force members who died serving their country will be commemo- rated in the UK at Brookwood American Cemetery (near Woking, Surrey) on May 29th and Cambridge American Cemetery on May 30th. See www.abmc.gov for full details. Attendance is free and open to the public.


Scottish American Memorial Day “The Call” Monument, Edinburgh www.esuscotland.org.uk May 30 The English Speaking Union Scotland’s memorial service commemorates the sacrifice made by Scottish soldiers during WWI and celebrates links between Scot- land and the USA. ‘The Call’ monument was funded by Americans, many with Scottish ancestry.


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