25 August: National Family Week begins. National Family Week celebrates UK family life and raises awareness about issues facing modern UK families.
26 August: Notting Hill Carnival Notting Hill, London. Annual street party and cultural festival in west London.
27 August: Disabled People Against Cuts protest London. Disabled People Against Cuts and UK Uncut begin 'The Atos Games' - a protest against the company's sponsorship of the London 2012 Paralympic Games when the Government has appointed Atos to carry out assessments for those claiming disability benefits.
28 August: What You Will: Pop-Up Shakespeare project London. Shakespearean characters 'pop up' across London as part of the London 2012 Festival.
29 August: Venice International Film Festival begins Venice. The 69th edition opens with the world premiere of Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
30 August: WPP interim results. Interim results for the advertising and marketing firm headed since 1985 by Sir Martin Sorrell.