Diary 12-18 July

Monday 12: BBC Radio 2 Young Musician Competition 1993, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1. Newark Festival 1993, Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire.

Tuesday 13: Raymond and Beverley Sackler Galleries of Later Mesopotamia and Ancient Anatolia open, British Museum, London WC1. Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Wednesday 14: Cricket, England XI v Rest of the World XI, Jesmond, Tyne and Wear. Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race 1993 begins, Newcastle upon Tyne. Buxton Opera Festival begins, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Thursday 15: St Swithin's Day. Golf, Open Championships begin, Royal St George's, Sandwich, Kent. Kent County Show begins, Detling, Kent. Premiere of Jurassic Park, in aid of Turning Point, Empire Leicester Square, London W1. Northern Cathedrals Festival begins, Ripon Cathedral, Ripon. Memorial to the Old Contemptibles is unveiled, Westminster Abbey, London SW1. International Byron Conference begins, Nottingham University.

Friday 16: Horse Racing, Prix de la Grande Dame, Newmarket. Athletics, AAA Championships, Birmingham. Sir Henry Wood Promenade Concerts begin, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. Butlers Wharf Festival begins, Tower Bridge, London SE16.

Saturday 17: Stratford-upon-Avon Festival begins, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. King's Lynn Arts Festival begins, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Sunday 18: Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Croquet, British Open Championships begin, Hurlingham. SSAFA International Air Display, RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.