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Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til Au­gust 6 ‘The Road Less Trav­elled’, Mes­sums Wilt­shire, Tis­bury. De­but solo ex­hi­bi­tion in this 13th-cen­tury barn from Brid­get Mc­crum. The 81 year old’s work ‘is pared back into de­cep­tively sim­ple marks and ges­tures in char­coal or stone’ (www.mes­sum­swilt­shire.com; 01747 445042)

July 23–Au­gust 28 ‘Han­nah Wood­man: Be­tween the El­e­ments and the Artist’ (right), Tre­men­heere Sculp­ture Gar­dens, near Gul­val, Corn­wall. Land­scapes ex­plor­ing Tre­men­heere and its sur­round­ing en­vi­ron­ment, look­ing out to­wards the sea and St Michael’s Mount (www.tre­men­heere.co.uk; 01736 448089)

Gar­dens July 23 Win­ter­ing­ham Open Gar­dens, north Lin­colnshire. Dis­cover up to 20 gar­dens in this con­ser­va­tion vil­lage. There will be free park­ing at the vil­lage hall, where re­fresh­ments are also avail­able. Tick­ets £4, with pro­ceeds go­ing to Lindsey Lodge Hospice and the vil­lage hall. 11am–4pm (01724 732525; les­ley­fowler567@bt­in­ter­net.com)

Lit­er­ary fes­ti­val July 20–23 Theak­ston Old Pe­culier Crime Writ­ing Fes­ti­val, Old Swan Ho­tel, Har­ro­gate, North York­shire. Writ­ing work­shops and talks from au­thors in­clud­ing Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Den­nis Le­hane. See web­site for full pro­gramme and prices (http:// har­ro­gatein­ter­na­tion­alfes­ti­vals.com; 01423 562303)

Mu­sic July 25–26 Mu­sic at Great Mass­ing­ham, Church of St Mary the Vir­gin, Nor­folk. A week­end of Vi­valdi, Grieg, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven in aid of church re­pair and main­te­nance. Buf­fet sup­pers and re­fresh­ments avail­able. See web­site for con­cert pro­gramme and prices (01485 535071; www. great­mass­ing­ham.net)

Coun­try show July 24–27 Royal Welsh Show (left), Llanel­wedd, Powys. Live­stock com­pe­ti­tions, forestry, hor­ti­cul­ture, vin­tage ma­chin­ery and coun­try­side sports as well as dis­plays from the RAF Hawks. Adult tick­ets from £22, gates open 8am (01982 553683; www.rwas.wales)

July 26 Dun­ster Coun­try Fair, Dun­ster Cas­tle Lawns, Som­er­set. Fal­conry, archery, bikes, gun dogs, ponies, crafts, trade stands and a fun­fair—plus one of the largest hound shows in the West Coun­try. Adult tick­ets £12, park­ing free (www.dun­ster­coun­try­fair.co.uk; 01984 640253)

Theatre July 26–30 The Box­ford Masques 2017: All at Sea!, Welford Park, New­bury, Berk­shire. A cast of 60 local ac­tors, dancers and singers will per­form this ro­man­tic com­edy set in the Roar­ing Twen­ties. Adult tick­ets from £9 (01635 46044; www.wa­ter­mill.org.uk)

Somer­ford, 19, Leyces­ter Road, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8QR. July 23, 12pm–6pm. Ad­mis­sion £4, chil­dren free It’s hard to be­lieve that this gar­den has ef­fec­tively been cre­ated in the past seven years. An air of es­tab­lish­ment comes from ma­ture trees, but more so from the oak-per­gola cen­tre­piece. Gravel paths are lined by horn­beams clipped into cubes and rich herba­ceous bor­ders com­plete a pic­ture of lay­ered qual­ity.

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