February diary

1: Launch of 'Doughnut Week 1993' in aid of Save the Children Fund.

4: Road Racing and Superbike show, Alexandra Palace, London N22.

6: Gun Salute to mark Accession Day, Hyde Park, London W2, and Tower of London EC4. Rugby union, Wales v England, Cardiff; France v Scotland, Paris.

7: Ninth Sunday before Easter. Clowns' Service, Holy Trinity Church, Dalston, London E8.

9: Shropshire Antiques Fair, The Lion, Wyle Cope, Shrewsbury. Nuneaton Antiques Fair, Chase Hotel, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

11: Service of Thanksgiving, Church of St Giles-in-the-Field, London WC2, to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Shaftesbury Homes and Arethusa.

12: Jorvik Viking Festival begins, York, North Yorkshire. Winter South East Counties Antique Dealers Fair, Goodwood House, Goodwood, West Sussex.

14: Eighth Sunday before Easter. Valentine's Day. Craft and Gift Fair, The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

17: Football, England v San Marino, Wembley Stadium, London NW10.

20: Rugby union, Scotland v Wales, Murrayfield, Edinburgh; Ireland v France, Lansdowne Road, Dublin.

21: Seventh Sunday before Easter. Park Lane Arms Fair, London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London W1. Toy and Train Fair, Museum of Transport, Flemingate, Beverley, Humberside.

23: Ramadan begins. Shrove Tuesday.

24: Ash Wednesday.

27: Bedfordshire Competitive Music Festival, Corn Exchange, Bedford.

28: First Sunday in Lent.