According to meteorological seasons, June 1 marks the first day of summer, and what better way to celebrate than to share the busy calendar of events that are taking place this month. From posh frocks at Royal Ascot to letting your hair down at Glastonbury, you’ll be sure to find something to make the most of the sun!

Forest of Imagination, Bath 3-6 June

Spaces around Bath Abbey are to be transformed into a temporary fantastical forest and outdoor gallery by a collective of local artists and creative businesses during a free, four-day contemporary arts event and is themed around ‘Eyes of the Forest’. It aims to suggest interesting and imaginative ways of seeing forests and their importance to global ecosystems.

To the front of the abbey, the Global Forest will point to the global importance of forests and encourage the imagination to travel to the forests of Madagascar and marvel at its Baobab trees. The island’s endangered wildlife is symbolised by the presence of Lemurs from a Bristol Zoo led conservation project.

Focused on Abbey Green’s mature Plane tree, the Living Forest will use a soundscape and lightweight sculpture to highlight the role of nature in the city.

In a large square off Kingston Parade, the Creative Forest offers an outdoor workshop where the Forest of Imagination will grow over the four-day event and involve a creative installation of 1,000 living and man-made trees.