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Diary: 2-8 August

Monday 2: Bank Holiday, Scotland. Ninth Annual Robin Hood Medieval Festival begins, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

Tuesday 3: Great British Beer Festival begins, Olympia, London W14. Parade to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Horse Artillery, Woolwich, London SE18.

Wednesday 4: The Queen Mother's Birthday: gun-salutes, Hyde Park, London W2, and Tower of London, London EC3. Hayling Island Carnival, Hayling Island, Hampshire.

Thursday 5: Cricket, England v Australia, fifth Test begins, Edgbaston. Truro International Festival of Music and Dance begins, Truro, Cornwall. 'Airborne 93' Air Show begins, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Friday 6: Edinburgh International Jazz Festival begins.

Saturday 7: Football, FA Charity Shield, Wembley. Sailing, Fastnet Race begins. Southend Jazz Festival begins, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally begins, Driffield, Humberside. Hastings Town and Country Fair begins, Alexandra Park, Hastings, East Sussex. Battle of Conisborough Castle re-enactment, Conisborough Castle, South Yorkshire. Alnwick International Music Festival begins, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Sunday 8: Ninth Sunday after Trinity. Bowls, National Championships begin, Worthing.