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Ex­hi­bi­tion July 15–23 ‘Six Hour Place’ (right), Creake Abbey, North Creake, Norfolk. Large colour pho­to­graphs of north Norfolk’s coastal land­scape by Harry Cory Wright, in­ter­spersed with his draw­ings in ink and wa­ter­colour (020–8408 1961; http:// eleven­fin­eart.com)

Wildlife July 20 Rock­pool Ram­ble at Dol­phin­watch, Torry Bat­tery, Aberdeen. Ex­plore the rocky shore­line and spot bot­tlenose dol­phins, seals and even whales in the har­bour. Sturdy footwear essen­tial, suit­able for chil­dren aged four and above. 4pm–6pm, sug­gested do­na­tion £3 (01224 624824; www.rspb.org.uk)

Fair July 16 Camel and Mon­go­lian Day, Bus­cot Park, Far­ing­don, Ox­ford­shire. En­joy camel dres­sage, Mon­go­lian wrestling, archery and mu­sic, camel-milk ice cream, a hawk dis­play and, best of all, camel rides. Gates open 12pm, £15 per car (www.wild­camels.com)

Food July 15 Taste of Rich­mond Bor­ough, Rich­mond Yacht Club, Twick­en­ham, Greater Lon­don. A show­case of fresh, sea­sonal and lo­cal pro­duce from chef Mikala Mccormick, with a raf­fle, an auc­tion and a skif­fle band plus won­der­ful views over the Thames. 7.30pm –11.30pm, tick­ets £45 (020–8891 5455; www.en­vi­ron­ment­trust.co.uk)

Dance July 19 Bal­let United Gala, Cado­gan Hall, Sloane Ter­race, Lon­don SW1. Show­case of the best in bal­let, with dancers from The Royal Bal­let, Paris Opera Bal­let and Vi­enna State Bal­let per­form­ing both clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary pieces. 7.30pm, tick­ets from £15 (020–7730 4500; www. cado­gan­hall.com)

Fes­ti­val July 15–16 Wealden Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val, Bold­shaves Gar­den, Wood­church, Kent. With a fo­cus on the nat­u­ral world, the pro­gramme of speak­ers in­cludes Ni­cholas Crane, Pres­i­dent of the Royal Geo­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety, and COUN­TRY LIFE con­trib­u­tor and au­thor Jay Grif­fiths. See web­site for pro­gramme and pric­ing (01580 292169; www.wealden­lit­er­aryfes­ti­val.co.uk)

July 19 The Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val of Hunt­ing, East of Eng­land Show­ground, Al­wal­ton, Cam­bridgeshire. The great­est gath­er­ing of hounds in the coun­try, with both ca­nine and equine show­ing classes and fell-hound and cours­ing dis­plays, plus the in­ter-hunt re­lay. Adult ticket £15 (01733 363513; http://fes­ti­val­ofhunt­ing.com) Book now Au­gust 2 Sea­sonal Ta­ble Ar­range­ments: Cotswolds (be­low), The Dayles­ford Gar­den shop, King­ham, Glouces­ter­shire. Learn to cre­ate the perfect cen­tre­piece us­ing sea­sonal flow­ers and fo­liage as part of Dayles­ford’s new cal­en­dar of gar­den work­shops. 9.30am–1pm, £125pp in­clud­ing ma­te­ri­als and re­fresh­ments (01608 731712; http://dayles­ford.com)

Di­p­ley Mill, Hart­ley Wint­ney, Hamp­shire RG27 8JP July 16, 2pm–5.30pm. Ad­mis­sion £6, chil­dren free Quan­ti­ties of flow­ing wa­ter, a his­tory stretch­ing back to the Domes­day Book and a trea­sure trove of plant­ing and or­na­ment make this river­side gar­den a place of dis­cov­ery. It’s con­tem­po­rary—as in the Rust Gar­den—or ex­otic—as in the In­dian Pool Gar­den—and burst­ing with good plant­ing.

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