Diary: 3-9 August

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Tuesday 4: The Queen Mother's Birthday. CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London W14.

Wednesday 5: Cartmel Show, Cartmel, Cumbria. Morecambe Illuminations, Morecambe, Lancashire.

Thursday 6: Cricket, Fifth Cornhill Test match starts, The Oval, London SW8.

Friday 7: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol. Lowther Horse Driving Trials and Country Fair, Lowther, Cumbria. Portsmouth and Southsea Show, Hampshire.

Saturday 8: Sailing, National Championships, Penzance, Cornwall. Merseyside International Caribbean Carnival, Liverpool. Old Town Week begins, Hastings, East Sussex.

Sunday 9: Eighth Sunday after Trinity. Ealing Jazz Festival, Walpole Park, Ealing, London W5.