Un­miss­able events

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Air­show Au­gust 11–14 Air­bourne: East­bourne In­ter­na­tional Air­show ( right), East­bourne Seafront, East Sus­sex. This free event boasts a two-mile fly­ing dis­play line and will in­clude the Red Ar­rows, Ty­phoons, Chi­nooks and the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Memo­rial Flight ( 01323 415415; www. east­bourneair­show.com)

Au­gust 27–28 Wings and Wheels, Dunsfold Park, Sur­rey. Fea­tur­ing the Red Ar­rows, the Tigers Para­chute Team and Red Bull Mata­dors, as well as mo­tor­ing and car-stunt demon­stra­tions ( 01483 542226; www. wingsand­wheels.net)


Au­gust 20 Fam­ily Fun Fish­ing Day, Sport­fish Game Fish­ing Cen­tre, Hay­wards Farm, Theale, Berk­shire. Cel­e­brat­ing Na­tional Fish­ing Month, the Sport­fish Game Fish­ing Cen­tre is of­fer­ing Hay­wards Farm Lake and Lake Sav­age ex­clu­sively to par­ents or guardians with up to two ju­niors (un­der 16). The session will round off with a bar­be­cue of the fish that’ve been caught ( 0118–930 3860; www.game­fish­ing­cen­tre. co.uk)

Coun­try fair

Au­gust 16–18 Pembrokeshire County Show, County Show­ground, Pembrokeshire. Enjoy har­ness and scurry rac­ing, packs of fox­hounds, dog-agility demon­stra­tions, shop­ping and ar­ti­san pro­duc­ers and ad­mire Ti­tan, the 8ft ro­bot ( 01437 764331; www.


Au­gust 20–21 Gal­loway Coun­try Fair, Drum­lan­rig Cas­tle, Dum­fries and Gal­loway. A won­der­ful two­day event of coun­try sports, en­ter­tain­ment and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in the beau­ti­ful set­ting of Drum­lan­rig Cas­tle (www.gal­loway­coun­try fair.co.uk)

Mu­sic fes­ti­val

Au­gust 12–14 Bre­con Jazz Fes­ti­val, var­i­ous venues, Bre­con, Powys. More than 20 con­certs will be held at venues across the town, from small gigs to big bands ( 01874 611622; www. bre­con­jazz.com) Un­til Au­gust 14 Bath Folk Fes­ti­val, var­i­ous venues, Bath. Run en­tirely by vol­un­teers, this grow­ing fes­ti­val gath­ers folk artists from around the world for mu­sic, dance and sto­ry­telling and in­vites new tal­ent to en­ter a com­pe­ti­tion to win a day’s record­ing session (www. bath­folk­fes­ti­val.org)

Tit­sey Place, Tit­sey Hill, near Oxted, Sur­rey RH8 0SD

Au­gust 14, 1pm–5pm. £4.50, chil­dren £1, plants for sale, dogs wel­come. As thou­sands of peo­ple race—or crawl—along the M25 on the Sur­rey/kent border, they are mostly un­aware that, over­look­ing the mo­tor­way from an el­e­vated po­si­tion on the North Downs, is one of the most im­pres­sive house-and-gar­den com­bi­na­tions in­side the M25: Tit­sey Place. The el­e­gant house and its sur­round­ing gar­dens com­mand spec­tac­u­lar views south. The walled gar­den was re­stored in 1996 and, at this time of year, the stan­dard of its re-cre­ation of a busy work­ing Vic­to­rian gar­den is ev­i­dent. Equally im­pres­sive is the descend­ing panorama of lawns, lakes, ma­ture trees and Ju­bilee rose gar­den that is pre­sented from the ter­races. Visit www.ngs.org.uk

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