Diary: 12-17 July

Tuesday 12: Great Yorkshire Agricultural Show begins, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Thursday 14: Bastille Day. Phoenix Festival of Music begins, Long Manston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon. Buxton Opera Festival begins, Buxton, Derbyshire. Kent County Show begins, Detling Showground, Maidstone, Kent.

Friday 15: St Swithin's Day. Sir Henry Wood Promenade Concerts begin, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7.

Saturday 16: Cumberland Agricultural Show begins, Rickerby Park, Carlisle. Durham County Agricultural Show begins, Lambton Park, Durham.

Sunday 17: Seventh Sunday after Trinity. Cadbury's 'Strollerthon' charity walk takes place, in aid of Save the Children and One Small Step, Regent's Park, London NW1.

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