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Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til Oc­to­ber 29 ‘Power & Por­trai­ture: paint­ing at the court of El­iz­a­beth I’, Wad­des­don Manor, Ayles­bury, Buck­ing­hamshire. An ex­plo­ration of how the Queen and her courtiers used paint­ings to con­trol their pub­lic im­age. The Na­tional Por­trait Gallery’s ‘Phoenix’ por­trait will be on dis­play (01296 820414; http://wad­des­don.org.uk)

Game fair June 30–July 2 GWCT Scot­tish Game Fair (be­low), Scone Palace, Perthshire. This coun­try­side show­case will host the in­au­gu­ral Four Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Gun­dog com­pe­ti­tion and a newly re­vamped fish­ing area. Adult tick­ets from £20 (0844 776 6777; www.scot­tish­fair. com)

Fes­ti­vals July 1–2 Gar­den Mu­seum Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val, Boughton House, Ged­ding­ton, Northamp­ton­shire. Hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Buc­cleuch, speak­ers in­clude COUN­TRY LIFE con­trib­u­tor John Lewis-stem­pel, Sir Roy Strong and Roy Lan­caster, plus gar­den tours and an ex­hi­bi­tion. Tick­ets from £25 (020–7401 8865; http:// gar­den­mu­seum.org.uk)

July 2 Lyming­ton Italia Fes­ti­val, Hamp­shire. A con­voy of 50 Fer­raris will drive from Lyming­ton Yacht Haven to the high street, which will host an Ital­ian mar­ket with fan­tas­tic food and wines. 10am– 4pm (www.lyming­toni­talia.co.uk)

July 5–9 Hen­ley Fes­ti­val (above), Ox­ford­shire. This year’s black-tie fes­ti­val boasts per­for­mances on the Float­ing Stage from the Pet Shop Boys, Chaka Khan and the Her­itage Orches­tra, plus com­edy from An­gus Deay­ton and food and vis­ual arts ga­lore. Tick­ets from £45 (http://hen­ley-fes­ti­val.co.uk; 01491 843404)

July 6–16 Jam on the Marsh, Rom­ney Marsh, Kent. Multi-arts fes­ti­val with the Marsh’s me­dieval churches at its heart. Mu­si­cal per­for­mances, from Bach and Han­del to jazz, will be com­ple­mented by art, theatre, po­etry, chil­dren’s events and church tours. Visit the web­site for full pro­gramme and prices (www.jam­con­cert.org; 0800 988 7984)

Gar­dens July 2 The Old Rec­tory char­ity gar­den open­ing, North Cer­ney, Glouces­ter­shire. The gar­dens will host a sculp­ture trail, ce­ramic stu­dio and de­li­cious cream teas in aid of Scrub­ditch Care Farm. 2pm– 5pm, en­try £5 (01285 831750; www.scrub­ditch­care­farm.org.uk)

Book now July 22 A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream, Altt-y-bela, Usk, Mon­mouthshire. The Han­dle Bards, the group that trav­els to venues by bi­cy­cle, will per­form in the Gar­den Theatre. Guests are en­cour­aged to bring a pic­nic to en­joy be­fore the play starts at 7pm. Park­ing is at Usk Show­ground with a minibus to the gar­dens. Tick­ets £22 (020–7689 8100; http://arne­may­nard.com)

Spetch­ley Park, Spetch­ley, Worces­ter­shire WR5 1RS July 2, 11am–6pm. Ad­mis­sion £7, chil­dren £2.50 The clas­si­cal façade of Spetch­ley looks out to sweep­ing lawns drop­ping away to a large lake and views to the dis­tant Malvern Hills. Through­out nearly 30 acres, there are happy sur­prises to be dis­cov­ered in dif­fer­ent en­clo­sures, in­clud­ing mem­o­ries of the Ed­war­dian plantswoman Ellen Will­mott and rare plants, from trees to herba­ceous gems.

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