In Focus: 2014: THE YEAR IN PROSPECT: KEY DATES
(Observer (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Captions:
7-10 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
16-18 The vital Global Forum for Food and Agriculture's Empowering Agriculture summit in Berlin.
24-27 Annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It's where mobile carriers, handset makers, app makers and everyone around them come together.
JW Anderson's first fashion show for Loewe.
6 March-22 June Big show about Britain's northern conquerors, Vikings: Life and Legend, at the British Museum
19 The Budget. This is when the chancellor, George Osborne, might hold open the prospect of future tax cuts.
7 September Henri Matisse's influential "cutouts" appear at Tate Modern, London.
3 May-3 June Thebans, a new opera retelling Sophocles's tragedies, at the Coliseum, London.
22 European elections in UK.
World Cup starts in Brazil.
5 The Tour de France starts in Leeds; and the British leg finishes with a sprint into Harrogate the
9 First of England cricket team's five Test matches against India, at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Tentative launch month for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial space flights. For $250,000, passengers will
be sent to the edge of space on
half-hour flight and will experience four minutes
First flight of Nasa's next-generation manned space vehicle, Orion.
Fashion designer Christopher Kane's first London store opens
Completion of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth report.
A key event in the food security diary - the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's second international conference on nutrition,
Commonwealth Science Conference (the first for 46 years) in Bangalore, India.
31 The official withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan.
From far left: the Rosetta spacecraft; food security will be an issue; the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire; model Malaika Firth; Virgin Galactic blasts off; Veronese heads for the National Gallery; World Cup fever; and British troops are set to leave Afghanistan.
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