Diary: 14-20 December

Monday 14: Antique Map and Print Fair, Bonnington Hotel, London WC1.

Tueday 15: NSPCC Cinderella Ball, the Savoy Hotel, London WC2. Olympia International Showjumping Championships start, Olympia, London W14. Joy to the World Christmas Concert, in aid of the Spastics Society, UNICEF and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. Performance of the Messiah, Central Hall, Westminster, London SW1, arranged by Crisis in aid of homeless people.

Wednesday 16: Royal Film Performance of Chaplin in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, Odeon, Leicester Square, London WC2. Christmas Activities, Gurkha Museum, Peninsula Barracks, Winchester, Hampshire. Carol Concert, Guards Chapel, London SW1, in aid of Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund.

Thursday 17: London Fire Brigade Annual Service of Carols, St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4. Gulf Medal Presentation Parade, Chester Castle, Chester.

Friday 18: Kensington Fashion Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London W8.

Saturday 19: Swedish Church in London Christmas Fair, Harcourt Street, London W1.

Sunday 20: Fourth Sunday in Advent. Chanukah.