With regular good news about vaccines, it does seem that we give ourselves a moment to look forward to a New Year of possibilities and enjoy some of the things that we’ve missed. There are lots of rescheduled events; sport, flower shows, and festivals, all offer the chance to enjoy events, with extra measures to keep everyone safe.
Events already rescheduled include; Euro 2020, the football will kick off in Rome in June. The following month, the Tokyo Olympics are set to take place, a year later than planned. For something closer to home and if you’ve missed the unique atmosphere of live sport Six Nations Rugby, round two will be a Twickenham in February, can England win again? The annual rugby union competition sees the national teams of France, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England take to the field with hospitality tickets available. Tennis fans will be pleased to know that Wimbledon is expected to happen, with various tournament options being actively planned for, hopefully, only rain will stop play.
Those of us with gardens, however small, appreciated them all the more during Lockdown. For the ultimate displays of blooms, the Chelsea Flower Show offering the best in gardening inspiration. Organisers, The Royal Horticultural Society, have planned for reduced visitors and more days in 2021, tickets are already on sale. The RHS maintains a number of glorious gardens across the UK, many are open and accessible with additional measures in place. There are also plans for flower shows in various locations over the next 12 months.
Festivals, will hopefully, be a wonderful way to enjoy, much-missed, live music. Many festival-goers, rolled over tickets from cancelled events in 2020 to 2021. I took that option for Valley Fest, a spacious outdoor event, that celebrates both food and music. Latitude, a Suffolk based festival, will be back with Lewis Capabidi and Bastille amongst other artists announced so far. For families, Camp Bestival has announced a great line-up and is looking forward to a fun-filled weekend next summer. With many other festival organisers making careful plans, now is a good time to grab tickets and get planning.
2020 has presented many challenges we’ve all spent a lot of time at home, 2021 is already offering a lot to look forward to.
Disclosure: In collaboration with Keith Prowse, but all views are my own.