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January Diary

1: New Year's Day. Lord Mayor of Westminster's New Year's Day Spectacular 1994, starts Westminster Abbey, London SW1. New Year's Day Treasure Trail, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent. International Model Engineer and Modelling Exhibition, Olympia, London W14. The Royal Ballet dance Tales of Beatrix Potter (until 8 January), Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London WC2. 'Europe without Walls' exhibition begins, City Art Galleries, Manchester. 'The Woodcarver's Craft' exhibition begins, Crafts Council Gallery, London N1. English National Ballet dance The Nutcracker (until 22 January), Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. 'The Wartime Kitchen and Garden' exhibition begins, Imperial War Museum, London SE1. Rallying, Paris-Dakar rally begins.

2: Second Sunday after Christmas.

3: 50th Anniversary Glenn Miller Tribute, Barbican Hall, London EC2. Sailing, 2nd International Blind Sailing Regatta, Australia.

5: Table tennis, England v Japan, Milton Keynes.

6: Epiphany. London International Boat Show begins, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5. Autosport International Racing Car Show begins, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. International Holiday and Travel Fair begins, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Real Tennis, Professional Doubles Championship, Queen's Club, London W14.

7: Christmas Day in the Orthodox Church. Tatton Park Decorative Antiques Fair begins, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire. 'Symptoms of Interference, Conditions of Possibility' exhibition begins, Camden Arts Centre, London NW3. Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Ice Skating, British Ice Dance Championships, Sheffield.

8: East Midlands Camping and Caravan Show, Springfields Exhibition Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire.

9: First Sunday after Epiphany.

11: 'The Patkaus: investigations into the particular' exhibition begins, RIBA Architecture Centre, London W1. Boxing, WBC International heavyweight title match, York Hall, London E2.

12: Spring Antique and Collectors Fair, South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex.

13: West London Antiques Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London W8. 'The Mansion House' exhibition begins, RIBA Architecture Centre, London W1. 'Art of the Ancient World: the George Oritz collection' exhibition begins, Royal Academy of Arts, London W1.

14: 'The Supreme Court Building, Jerusalem' exhibition begins, RIBA Architecture Centre, London W1. Boxing, Wales v Scotland, Holywell.

15: 'Fitkid Workout with the Stars' Children's Charity Workout, in aid of Mind, Olympia, London W14. Antiques and Collectors Fair, Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Rugby Union, Five Nations championship. Football, FA Vase 4th round. Horse Racing, Dipper Novices' Chase, Newcastle; Victor Chandler Chase handicap, Ascot. Polo, Epsom Arena tournament begins, Epsom.

16: Second Sunday after Epiphany. 'Workout with the Stars' Adults Charity Workout, in aid of Mind, Olympia, London W14. Antique and Collectors Fair, Alexandra Palace, London N22.

17: Basketball, English League Cup final, Birmingham.

19: Skiing, British cross country championships, Les Saisies, France. 'Art 94' exhibition begins, Business Design Centre, London N1.

21: 'Holbein and the Court of Henry VIII: drawings and miniatures from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle' exhibition begins, National Portrait Gallery, London WC2. Hockey, HA Indoor finals night, Crystal Palace, London SE19. Swimming, Speedo British Grand Prix meet, Gloucester.

22: Ann Hamilton exhibition begins, Tate Gallery Liverpool. Football, 1996 European Championship qualifying draw, Old Trafford; FA Trophy 1st round. Rugby League, Regal Trophy final. Horse Racing, Peter Marsh Chase handicap, Haydock Park; Bic Razor Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle, Kempton Park. Skiing, British national Alpine championships, Tignes, France.

23: Third Sunday after Epiphany. Athletics, Scottish Indoor National championships, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

26: 'Claude: the poetic landscape' exhibition begins, National Gallery, London WC2. 'Faberge - Imperial Jeweller' exhibition begins, Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7.

27: 3rd UK Sports Development Seminar, Royal Hotel, Nottingham.

29: London Bridal Fair begins, Alexandra Palace, London N22. Record and CD Collectors Fair begins, Royal Horticultural Society's Halls, London SW1.

30: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. Septuagesima.