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Ex­hi­bi­tion July 7–Jan­uary 6, 2019 ‘Cat­walk­ing: fash­ion through the lens of Chris Moore’, The Bowes Mu­seum, Barnard Cas­tle, Co Durham. A rare in­sight into the fash­ion world, with 200 pho­to­graphs from shows by Ba­len­ci­aga, Chanel and Vivienne West­wood, plus a se­lec­tion of out­fits (01833 690606; http://the­bowes­mu­seum.org.uk)

July 9–14 ‘Trav­els with a Paint­brush’ (right), Royal Opera Ar­cade Gallery, Pall Mall, Lon­don SW1. Sixth solo ex­hi­bi­tion from for­mer COUN­TRY LIFE Fron­tispiece Alice Hall (May 25, 2016), in­clud­ing 80 Im­pres­sion­is­tic land­scape paint­ings and draw­ings (www.al­ice­hall.co.uk)

July 12–21 ‘Jonathan Cooper: 30 Years’, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, Park Walk, Lon­don SW10. Thir­ti­eth an­niver­sary group ex­hi­bi­tion show­cas­ing 30 in­ter­na­tional artists, with gen­res from wildlife and botan­i­cal to land­scape and still-life (020–7351 0410; www.jonathancooper.co.uk)

Fes­ti­val July 5–15 JAM on the Marsh, Rom­ney Marsh, Kent. Con­certs, ex­hi­bi­tions, po­etry, chil­dren’s events and a churches tour, with an ope­nair pro­duc­tion of Noël Cow­ard’s Blithe Spirit. On July 8, there will be free steam-train travel be­tween New Rom­ney and Rom­ney Marsh Vis­i­tor Cen­tre. Prices vary (0800 988 7984; www.jam­con­cert.org)

July 6–8 Man Booker 50 Fes­ti­val, South­bank Cen­tre, Belvedere Road, Lon­don SE1. A week­end of de­bates, pan­els and mas­ter­classes with more than 60 speak­ers from the prize’s 50-year his­tory, in­clud­ing win­ners Kazuo Ishig­uro and Paul Beatty. Tick­ets from £10 (020–3879 9555; www.south­bank­cen­tre.co.uk)

July 6–8 Ben­ing­field’s Wildlife

Week­end, Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum, Tring, Hert­ford­shire. Ex­hi­bi­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties cel­e­brat­ing the art of con­ser­va­tion­ist Gor­don Ben­ing­field. On July 6, Jim Asher of But­ter­fly Con­ser­va­tion will give a talk. Tick­ets £9 (020–7942 5000; www.nhm.ac.uk)

Lec­ture

July 12 To Catch a King: Charles

II’S Great Es­cape, Broughton Cas­tle, Ban­bury, Ox­ford­shire. The Ban­bury Mu­seum sum­mer lec­ture, de­liv­ered by the 9th Earl Spencer, tells the story of the great­est man­hunt in his­tory. Tick­ets £25, gates open at 5pm for pic­nics in the grounds, lec­ture from 7pm (01295 236165; www.ban­bury­mu­seum.org)

Book now July 20–22 Cu­ri­ous Arts Fes­ti­val, Pylewell Park, Lyming­ton, Hamp­shire. A thor­oughly English and ec­cen­tric af­fair in­volv­ing every­thing from nov­el­ists, po­etry, dogs and G&TS to mid­night bat-walks and poker games. Adult tick­ets from £55 (http://cu­ri­ousarts­fes­ti­val.com)

Cogshall Grange, North­wich, Cheshire CW9 6BJ. July 8, 11am–5pm. £6, chil­dren free This ex­ten­sive gar­den cre­ated by Tom Stu­art-smith has an el­e­gant Ge­or­gian house (not open) at its cen­tre and park­land pro­vides a wider land­scape set­ting and views. There are highly in­di­vid­ual de­tails of both de­sign and plant­ing from the ac­claimed de­signer and the over­all ef­fect is a ver­i­ta­ble feast for vis­i­tors.

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