Diary: 7-13 December

Monday 7: Royal Variety Performance, Dominion Theatre, London W1. Evening Concert, Hull University Choir and Orchestra, Hull University. Concert, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1, in aid of Red Cross assistance in former Yugoslavia.

Tuesday 8: Varsity Match, Twickenham. Prince Michael Road Safety Awards, Royal Garden Hotel, London W8. Not Forgotten Association's Christmas Party, Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London SW1. Opening of Orangerie Italiana 1992, the International Fair of Italian Art and Antiques, Accademia Italiana, London SW7.

Wednesday 9: Congregation of Awards Ceremony, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Musical Evening, St James's Palace, in aid of the Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association. Presentation of Royal Town Planning Awards, Glaziers' Hall, London SE1.

Thursday 10: Clothes Show Live, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5. Opening of new School of Radiography, Charterhouse College, London EC1.

Friday 11: Dickensian Christmas Craft Fair, Brands Hatch Circuit, Kent. Opening of extended City Art Centre, Edinburgh. National Academic Awards Ceremony, Hopetoun House, Edinburgh. British Computer Society Award Ceremony, Waldorf Hotel, London WC2.

Saturday 12: National Cat Club Show, Olympia, London W14.

Sunday 13: Third Sunday in Advent. Gala Concert of the Philharmonia, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7, in aid of the Philharmonia Trust. Toy and Train Collectors Fair, Museum of Army Transport, Flemingate, Humberside. An Evening with Dylan Thomas Gala performance in aid of the Prince's Trust, Lyndhurst Hall, London NW3. Meet Father Christmas Underground, Yorkshire Mining Museum, Overton, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.