2015 is set to be an exciting year for all of us here at Littlefish FX – keep your eyes peeled for a shiny new look to the website, brand new widgets and features and other cool opportunities – for more info, check out @LFXSam‘s letter on the year in review.
But there’s plenty of fun to be had away from the charts too, so we’ve compiled a list of sporting events, films and lots more to look forward to in 2015 – so get your shiny new calendars at the ready and plan your #traderlifestyle year ahead…
The Grand National
Where? Aintree, Liverpool
When? April 9th-11th
What? Probably the most legendary day in the horse racing calendar, The Crabbies Grand National showcases 40 top jockeys and horses and is watched live by over 600 million people – or head to Aintree and watch the drama unfold in person.
Find out more: http://www.thecrabbiesgrandnational.co.uk
The first European Games
Where? Baku, Azerbaijan
When? June 12th-28th
What? The inaugural edition of the European Games, an international multi-sport event for members of the National Olympics Committees of Europe. The sports will include aquatics, athletics, cycling, gymnastics, martial arts, shooting, triathlon and even beach volleyball.
Find out more: http://www.baku2015.com
The British Grand Prix
Where? Silverstone Circuit
When? July 3rd-5th
What? The joint-oldest continuously staged Formula One World Championships Grand Prix (with Italy). The fastest cars, the best drivers and a weekend-long party atmosphere.
Find out more: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2015-british-grand-prix/
Where? Pilton, Somerset
When? June 24th-28th
What? Worthy Farm’s famous five-day music and performing arts festival. Tickets are already sold out for 2015’s lineup, featuring headliner Lionel Richie and rumoured to include Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Prince, The Libertines, Florence and the Machine and AC/DC.
Find out more: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
Where? Wimbledon, London
When? June 29th-July 12th
What? The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, held at the All England Club in London. Not bothered about the tennis? Make the most of the opportunity to indulge in the traditional strawberries and cream and a glass (or two, or three) of champagne. It would be rude not to…
Find out more: http://www.wimbledon.com/index.html
The Tour de France
Where? France – the clue is in the name with this one!
When? July 4th-26th
What? An annual multiple stage cycling race in France, the oldest and most prestigious of the Grand Tours. This year’s route covers six new stage cities: Utrecht, Zélande, Livarot, La Pierre-Saint-Martin, Muret and Sèvres. Get those cycling gadgets at the ready…
Find out more: http://www.letour.com/us/
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Where? Edinburgh (obviously)
When? August 7th-31st
What? The world’s biggest arts festival – music, theatre, comedy, dance, circus, cabaret, musicals and opera performers, plus exhibitions and events. And the whole of the Scottish capital transforms, with outdoor pop-up bars lining the streets and street performers around every corner.
Find out more: https://www.edfringe.com
Notting Hill Carnival
Where? Notting Hill, London
When? August 30th-31st
What? Europe’s biggest street festival with a Caribbean theme. Think steel bands, Calypso music, tempting food stalls, floats and performers and a party atmosphere.
The Rugby World Cup
Where? Eleven cities across England including London, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester
When? September 18th-October 31st
What? The world’s biggest rugby union tournament which takes place between international teams once every four years. It’s arguably the third biggest sporting event in the world, behind only the Fifa World Cup and the Olympics.
Find out more: http://www.rugbyworldcup.com
Where? A cinema near you
When? November 6th
What? The latest James Bond movie – the 24th, to be precise – has been shrouded in mystery so far, but a recently revealed plot synopsis told us “a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation.” Stay tuned…
Find out more: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2379713/
…and the end of the #selfie trend
Well, we can live in hope.