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Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til Oc­to­ber 21 ‘Canaletto and the Art of Venice’, The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holy­rood­house, Ed­in­burgh. The Royal Col­lec­tion presents one of the finest col­lec­tions of 18th-cen­tury Vene­tian work in the world, with pieces by its most fa­mous view painter and his con­tem­po­raries (www.roy­al­col­lec­tion.org.uk; 0303 123 7306)

May 30–June 9 ‘Johnny Dewe Mathews: Stu­dio Ex­hi­bi­tion’, 5, St Ge­orge’s Ter­race, Lon­don NW1. Cut-outs, prints and wa­ter­colours by the artist whose works are ‘not paint­ings of things so much as paint­ings of be­ing with and part of things’ (020–7722 2540; john­ny­dewe­math­ews.com)

June 2–10 ‘Guild Crafts Tet­bury’, The Mar­ket House, Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire. Twenty mem­bers of The Glouces­ter­shire Guild of Crafts­men will be dis­play­ing ex­am­ples of jew­ellery, ceram­ics, weav­ing, book-mak­ing and bas­ketry. Free ad­mis­sion (01242 245215; http://guild­crafts.org.uk)

Fes­ti­val June 3 Plein Air Paint­ing Fes­ti­val, Sculp­ture by the Lakes, Palling­ton, Dorset. Vis­i­tors to the 26-acre sculp­ture park will be able to see some of the county’s best artists work­ing in the open air and buy their art­work on the day. Fur­ther events will take place on July 22 and Septem­ber 29. 10am–4pm, en­try £10 (07720 637808; www. sculp­ture­bythe­lakes.co.uk) June 9–10 Crail Food Fes­ti­val (above), Fife. One of Scot­land’s ma­jor food fes­ti­vals will of­fer a new ‘Seafood Spec­tac­u­lar’ with a host of lo­cal pro­duce, work­shops, demon­stra­tions and live mu­sic. From 10am, adult en­try £6, chil­dren free (www.crail­food­fest.co.uk)

June 10 A Doggy Day Out, Forde Abbey and Gar­dens, Chard, Som­er­set. Fun-packed fam­ily event with a ‘Pets Got Tal­ent’ con­test, ca­nine first-aid work­shops and lots of pet para­pher­na­lia for sale. 10.30am–4.30pm, en­try £5 (01460 221290; www. forde­abbey.co.uk)

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June 15 Ton­erl Sym­phony

Or­ches­tra con­cert, St John’s Smith Square, West­min­ster, Lon­don SW1. Young mu­si­cians from Lon­don mu­sic col­leges per­form Beethoven and Bruck­ner in aid of the char­ity Parkinson’s UK. From 7.30pm, tick­ets £15 (020– 7222 1061; www.sjss.org.uk)

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