2020 & 2021 Events hosted by New World Business Centre
21st December 2020
Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)
The flip side of Summer Solstice (Longest Day)… and less hours until Christmas Day!! You won’t see us complaining!
25th December 2020
Whether you celebrate it not, Christmas is a month of merriment… or, for some, a very ‘merry’ month!! Not so much this year given the work Christmas party is on hold – but it’s a small price to pay – and there’s always next year so hold that thought.
What’s your tradition? Santa or St Nick? Turkey or Nut Roast? Yule Log or Christmas Pud?
1st January 2021
New Year’s Day
Celebrated for the first time in 45 B.C. as the new Julian calendar. Julius Caesar replaced the former Roman calendar which was dictated by lunar cycles.
25th January 2021
A ‘Burn’s Supper’ is held every year to celebrate the life of Robert Burns born on this day 1759. Traditional fayre includes Haggis, ‘neeps and tatties’ and of course a ‘wee dram of whisky’.
12th February 2021
Chinese New Year
2021 is the year of the Ox. Chinese people celebrate with seven days off work for their festival. Anyone born in the year of the ox is strong, fair, conscientious, reliable. They can be trusted and possess a calm and patient nature.
16th February 2021
Also known as ‘Pancake Day’. A perfect excuse to indulge in your favourite toppings. Traditionally served with squeeze of fresh lemon and a sprinkling of sugar, the possibilities are endless; honey, chocolate spread, fresh fruit, ice cream, Yum!
1st March 2021
St David’s Day
To celebrate the patron saint of Wales. Traditionally, Daffodils or Leeks are worn as emblems and it is the perfect excuse to try a welsh cake.
17th March 2021
St Patrick’s Day
Green is the colour to wear on this day, soda bread and a pint of Guinness is often consumed to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.
3rd April 2021
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
The annual rowing race between two universities dates back to June 1829. Cambridge are the current victors after winning in 2019. Can Oxford row their way to victory this year?
23rd April 2021
St George’s Day
A red rose is traditionally worn to celebrate St George, the patron saint of England. Perhaps start the day with an ‘Full English’ and round off the day with Fish and chips.
18th-22nd May 2021
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Held annually in the grounds of The Royal Hospital, Chelsea since 1912. Visitors flock from all continents. Nature at its best.
29th May 2021
Invictus means ‘unconquered’. Founded by The Duke of Sussex following an inspirational visit to The Warrior Games in the USA in 2013. By harnessing the power of sport, it can be used to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation for wounded servicemen and women.
15th-19th June 2021
Fancy a ‘flutter’ on the horses? The racecourse opened in August 1711 by Queen Anne and remains a favourite with the royals today. The prestigious Gold Cup is the highlight of this race meeting.
28th June 2021
One of our favourite sporting events here at NWBC, we will be celebrating with strawberries and cream teas as is fitting for the oldest tennis tournament in the world.
3rd of July 2021
Round the Island Race – Isle Of Wight
The first race took place in 1931, which makes the competition 90years old this year! Just 25 entries were received for the first race, numbers these days exceed 1,800. Winners are bestowed with the Gold Roman Bowl trophy.
11th – 18th of July 2021
British Golf Open
Royal St George’s will be hosting the 149th Open this year. Darren Clarke triumphed to win the Claret Jug back in 2011.
6th – 28th of August 2021
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The term ‘tattoo’ derives from a 17th century Dutch phrase ‘doe den tap toe’ (turn off the tap). This was a signal to tavern owners to turn off the keg taps to encourage the soldiers to retire at a reasonable hour.
12th – 15th of August 2021
Bristol Balloon Fiesta
This favourite event started way back in 1979 on September 7th. The first flight of a modern hot air balloon took place in Bristol in July 1967 and is the home to Cameron Balloons, the worlds largest hot air balloon manufacturer.
21st – 26th of September 2021
RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Postponed from May)
Since 1912, this splendid floral display is situated the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Nature at its best!
24th of September – 3rd of October 2021
Bath Children’s Literature Festival
Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival was sadly cancelled last year due to the pandemic, fingers crossed for this year due to open in late September.
3rd of October 2021
Virgin Money London Marathon
This annual race centred around the River Thames began in 1981 by two athletes, Chris Brasher and John Disley.
23rd of October – 27th of November 2021
Rugby League World Cup
A very special year as rugby league comes together to include men, women and wheelchair users. Harnessing the power of togetherness, ‘England 2021will be one game. Together’.
11th of November 2021
Observed on the nearest Sunday to the 11th day of November, we take time to observe the end of the First World War and honour the memory of all those who fought and lost their lives in both WW1 and WW2.
30th of November 2021
St Andrew’s Day
Also known as ‘Andermas’ it is the feast day of Andrew the apostle. He is also the patron saint of Romania, Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland.
27th of November – 5th of December 2021
Betway UK Snooker Championship
Held at the Barbican in York, 128 players will be competing for the famous trophy.
24th – 26th of December 2021
Traditionally celebrated in the Christian calendar as the birth of Jesus. It is generally observed worldwide as a time for spending with family, indulging in rich food and drink, and the giving and receiving of gifts.