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Ex­hi­bi­tion: “Un­dressed: A Brief His­tory of Un­der­wear”. V&A, Cromwell Road, Lon­don SW7 2RL. The re­veal­ing story of un­der­wear from the 18th cen­tury to mod­ern times. More than 200 gar­ments are fea­tured from home-made “stays” to pieces by mod­ern de­sign­ers such as Stella Mccartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith. To 12th March. Tel: 020 7942 2000.


Jorvik Vik­ing Fes­ti­val, var­i­ous venues, York. As a pro­logue to the re­open­ing of the world­fa­mous Jorvik Vik­ing Cen­tre on 8th April, the fes­ti­val fo­cuses on the end of Eric Blood­axe’s reign. Vis­i­tors can join in the fi­nal cam­paign where Eric meets his death in com­bat and wit­ness his spec­tac­u­lar flam­ing funeral pyre. A wide range of at­trac­tions in­clude liv­ing his­tory en­camp­ments, strong­man and best beard com­pe­ti­tions, have-a-go archery and sword fight­ing, talks, work­shops and the fa­mous march through the city streets on Satur­day, 25th. To 26th. De­tails: www.jorvik-vik­ing-fes­ti­val.co.uk .


Lon­don Clas­sic Car Show, Ex­cel, Lon­don E16 1FR. High­lights of the show in­clude a cel­e­bra­tion of 70 years of Ferrari road cars, a chance to see cars up close in the pad­dock area, guest speak­ers in an open fo­rum, dis­play of car clubs show­ing af­ford­able clas­sics and the “Per­fect 10” — the best ex­am­ples of clas­sic cars in 10 dif­fer­ent body styles. To 26th. Tick­ets: 0844 871 8805; www. th­elon­don­clas­s­ic­carshow.co.uk .


Ex­hi­bi­tion: “Diana: Her Fash­ion Story”, Kens­ing­ton Palace State Apart­ments, Kens­ing­ton Gar­dens, Lon­don W8 4PX. Mark­ing 20 years since her death this ex­hi­bi­tion re­veals Diana’s im­pact on fash­ion and pop­u­lar cul­ture. Iconic out­fits such as the pale pink blouse she wore for her en­gage­ment pho­to­graph and the blue vel­vet gown worn when she danced with John Tra­volta at the White House will be on dis­play. A tem­po­rary White Gar­den fea­tur­ing nar­cis­sii, roses and a car­pet of for­get-me-nots will be cre­ated. To 24th Fe­bru­ary 2019. Tel: 0844 482 7777; www.hrp.org.uk .


Royal Shrove­tide Foot­ball, Ash­bourne, Der­byshire DE6 1EU. With goals three miles apart, played over two eight-hour pe­ri­ods and with very few rules — this is a unique foot­ball game. To 1st March. Tel: 01335 343666.

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