But on a happier note:
31st July - 2nd August, Nottingham River Festival - REGIGIGAS EVENT
I'll have to ask Tony if he's interested on going on the Saturday, the river festival itself doesn't start until midday though :S Hummm, will have to see!
http://ms.nintendo-europe.com/regigigas/enGB/index.html - The rest of the event days are listed on this site for those interested! :D