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Con­cert Septem­ber 16 Lam­mer­muir Fes­ti­val: Mu­sic and Film at Con­corde, Na­tional Mu­seum of Flight, East For­tune, East Loth­ian. Beau­ti­ful per­for­mances from the mu­si­cians of the Red Note En­sem­ble, ac­com­pa­nied by a spe­cially cre­ated film in the won­der­ful set­ting of the Con­corde Hangar (0131–473 2000; www. lam­mer­muir­fes­ti­val.co.uk)

Art fes­ti­val Septem­ber 17– Oc­to­ber 2 Es­tu­ary, var­i­ous venues in Es­sex and Kent. Cu­rated in re­sponse to the Thames Es­tu­ary, this Arts fes­ti­val takes place in cul­tur­ally sig­nif­i­cant and his­toric venues along the Es­sex and Kent shore­lines, pre­sent­ing work from across the re­gion (www. met­al­cul­ture.com)

Septem­ber 17– Oc­to­ber 2 Som­er­set Open Stu­dios, var­i­ous venues, Som­er­set. Fo­cus­ing on artists in their work­ing en­vi­ron­ment, it high­lights the artists’ cre­ative pro­cesses and in­spi­ra­tion. For a full venue list, visit the Som­er­set Art Works web­site (01458 253800; www.som­er­se­tart­works. org.uk)

Septem­ber 23–25 The Chatsworth Fes­ti­val —Art Out Loud, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Der­byshire. Af­ter a suc­cess­ful in­au­gu­ral event in 2015, the fes­ti­val re­turns to Chatsworth with more than 20 speak­ers, in­clud­ing ceram­i­cist and author Ed­mund de Waal, Maria Bal­shaw of The Whit­worth Gallery and the Duke of Devon­shire (01246 565300; www. chatsworth.org)

Lit­er­ary fes­ti­val Septem­ber 17–18 Roald Dahl’s City of the Un­ex­pected (above), Cardiff. The Welsh cap­i­tal marks 100 years since Roald Dahl was born with per­for­mances staged across the city’s streets, pub­lic spa­ces, shops, ar­cades, build­ings and parks (www.cityof the­un­ex­pected.wales)

Septem­ber 22–25 Write on Kew, Kew Gar­dens, Rich­mond, Sur­rey. High­lights in­clude talks from Robert Har­ris, Rose Tre­main and for­mer chil­dren’s lau­re­ate Michael Rosen, plus COUN­TRY LIFE’S John Lewis-stem­pel (http:// writeon.kew.org/)

Fly-fish­ing fes­ti­val Septem­ber 15–18 Kil­choman UK Salt­wa­ter Fly Fish­ing Fes­ti­val, St Mawes, Corn­wall. In­cludes work­shops, cast­ing demon­stra­tions, dis­cus­sions on flies, tac­tics and tides, and a com­pe­ti­tion (www.salt­wa­ter­fly

flishin­guk.com) Val­u­a­tion day Septem­ber 16 Sotheby’s val­u­a­tion day, Hopetoun House, South Queens­ferry, Ed­in­burgh. In­cludes Bri­tish, Scot­tish and Euro­pean art, jew­ellery, sil­ver, Chi­nese works of art and Euro­pean porce­lain and glass. From 10am to 4pm, no ap­point­ment nec­es­sary (0131–558 7799; www.sothe­bys.com) Ry­mans, Apul­dram, Chich­ester, West Sus­sex PO20 7EG

Septem­ber 17–18, 2pm–5pm. £5, chil­dren free; plants for sale, dogs welcome, home­made teas. The gar­den at Ry­mans (house not open) has been re­ju­ve­nated in the past 20 years, cre­at­ing pos­si­bly its most dis­tin­guished pe­riod in its cen­turies-long his­tory. It’s a place of dis­cov­ery, as secret and un­ex­pected en­clo­sures are un­veiled—in par­tic­u­lar, the parterre gar­den and the larger walled gar­den, in which a sense of spa­cious­ness is com­ple­mented by wellplanned plant­ing. Dahlias with late peren­ni­als and roses will be mak­ing a show in the long dou­ble bor­der and other choice rar­i­ties, such as myr­tles and tra­chy­car­pus, are tes­ta­ment to the gar­den’s mild cli­mate. Visit www.ngs.org.uk

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