February: Diary (CORRECTED)


1: Performance of Handel's Messiah in aid of the National Children's Homes Action for Children, Westminster Abbey, London SW1, to celebrate their 125th anniversary.

3: 1994 Road Racing and Superbike Show, Alexandra Palace, London N22.

4: Frogmore Gardens and Royal Mausoleum open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme, Windsor Home Park, Windsor; Frogmore House opens (also 5 February) in aid of the Royal Collection Trust.

5: Rugby Union, Ireland v Wales, Dublin; Scotland v England, Edinburgh.

6: Eighth Sunday before Easter. Sexagesima.

7: 42nd anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne: 41-gun salute in Hyde Park, 12pm; 62-gun salute at the Tower of London, 1pm. National Trust 'Glorious Gardens' lecture series begins, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. Snooker, Benson and Hedges Masters begins, Wembley.

10: 'BBC Holiday Live' travel show begins, Olympia, London W14.

11: South-East Counties Antique Dealers Fair, Goodwood House, Goodwood, West Sussex.

12: Winter Olympics begin, Lillehammer, Norway.

13: Seventh Sunday before Easter.

14: St Valentine's Day.

15: Shrove Tuesday.

16: Ash Wednesday. Picasso exhibition opens, Tate Gallery, London SW1. Mountbatten Festival of Music 1994, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7.

17: International Practical Woodworking Exhibition begins, Wembley Exhibition Hall, Wembley.

18: Frogmore Gardens and Royal Mausoleum open in aid of the National Children's Home, Windsor Home Park, Windsor; Frogmore House opens in aid of the Royal Collection Trust.

19: Boat, Caravan and Leisure Show begins, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. 'Housework' art exhibition begins, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford. Cricket, West Indies v England first Test begins, Kingston, Jamaica. Football, FA Cup fifth round; Tennents Scottish Cup fourth round. Rugby Union, Wales v France, Cardiff; England v Ireland, Twickenham.

20: First Sunday in Lent. London International Antique Dolls, Toys, Miniatures and Teddy Bear Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London W8. Sailing, Whitbread Round the World Race, fourth leg begins, Auckland, New Zealand.

24: Daily Express Motor Racing Show, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5.

26: American Women's Club Golden Eagle Ball, Four Seasons Hotel, London W1, in aid of British charities. Gary Hill 'In Light of Other' exhibition begins, Tate Gallery Liverpool. The Royal Mausoleum opens to mark Queen Victoria's birthday, Frogmore House, Windsor.

27: Second Sunday in Lent.


Frogmore House and Gardens and the Royal Mausoleum will not be holding special open days in February (February Diary, yesterday). These events will take place in May.