June Diary

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1: Polo, Royal Windsor Cup, Guards Polo Club, Windsor. Sport for the Disabled, National Wheelchair Championships begin, Stoke Mandeville.

2: 40th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation: gun salutes, Hyde Park, London W2, and Tower of London, London EC3. Beating Retreat and Musical Display by the Massed Bands of the Household Division, Horse Guards Parade, London SW1. Horse Racing, Derby and Diomed Stakes, Epsom. Suffolk Show begins, Suffolk Showground, Ipswich. Royal Bath and West of England Show begins, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

3: Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair begins, Olympia, London W14. Cricket, First Cornhill Test Match, England v Australia, Old Trafford. Golf, British Masters, Woburn. Royal International Horse Show begins, Hickstead. Horse Racing, Coronation Cup, Epsom.

4: Richmond Royal Horse Show, Old Deer Park, Richmond-upon-Thames. Swimming, Great Britain Masters, Cardiff.

5: Trooping the Colour, Horse Guards Parade, London SW1. Horse Racing, Oaks, Epsom. Canoeing, National Sprint Racing Championships, Holme Pierrepoint, Nottingham. Horse Racing, Oaks, Epsom. Rowing, Docklands Multi-Lane Regatta, London. Bournemouth International Festival begins, Bournemouth.

6: Trinity Sunday. Summer Exhibition opens, Royal Academy, London W1. Polo, The Queen's Cup, Guards Polo Club, Windsor.

7: Tennis, Stella Artois Grass Court Championships begin, Queen's Club; Birmingham Classic begins, Edgbaston.

8: Beating Retreat and Massed Bands Display, Horse Guards Parade, London SW1 (also on 9 and 10 June). Opera North Spring Season begins, New Theatre, Humberside. Golf, Women's British Open Amateur Championships begin, Royal Lytham. Polo, Warwickshire Cup, Cirencester.

9: Grosvenor House Antiques Fair begins, London W1.

10: The Duke of Edinburgh's Birthday: gun salutes, Hyde Park, London W2, and Tower of London, London EC3. Founder's Day Parade, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW1. Liverpool Festival of Comedy begins, Merseyside. Golf, Irish Open begins, Mount Juliet. World Pea Shooting Championships take place, Witcham, Cambridgeshire. Royal Cornwall Show begins, Wadebridge. South of England Agricultural Show begins, Ardingly, West Sussex. Health Show begins, Olympia, London W14.

11: Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts begins. Institute of Directors' Summer Ball 1993, Institute of Directors, London SW1. Lichfield Jazz Festival begins, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Charity Concert in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund, York Minster. South East Counties Antique Dealers' Fair begins, Goodwood House, West Sussex. International Ceramics Fair begins, Park Lane Hotel, London W1.

12: The Queen's Official Birthday. Birthday Parade and Trooping of the Colour, Horse Guards Parade, London SW1: gun salutes, Green Park, London W1, and Tower of London, London EC3. Leeds Summer Heritage Festival begins, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Jousting, Royal Coronation Joust, Hever Castle, Kent. Yachting, Round the Island Race, Isle of Wight. Athletics, British Championships, Crystal Palace.

13: Second Sunday after Pentecost. Polo, JAL Cup Match, Guards Polo Club, Smith's Lawn, Windsor, Berkshire. London International Festival of Theatre begins, various venues.

15: Horse Racing, Royal Ascot begins. Three Counties Agricultural Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Hereford and Worcester.

17: Horse Racing, Royal Ascot Ladies' Day. Cricket, Second Cornhill Test Match, England v Australia, Lord's.

18: Lichfield Folk Festival begins, Lichfield, Sussex. Bradford Street Festival begins, Bradford, West Yorkshire. Athletics, Pearl International, Belfast. Rowing, Henley Women's Regatta, Henley-upon-Thames, Oxfordshire.

19: Biggin Hill International Air Fair begins, Biggin Hill, Kent. Devon Motor Show begins, Westpoint Showground, Clyst St Mary, Devon. Motor Racing, Le Mans 24-hour race takes place. Tug-of-War, National Championships, Andover, Hampshire.

20: Third Sunday after Pentecost. Fathers' Day.

21: Tennis, Wimbledon Tennis Championships begin, All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London SW19.

24: Westminster Antiques Fair, Royal Horticultural Society's Halls, London SW1. Horse Racing, Veuve Clicquot Champagne Stakes, Salisbury.

26: Devon and Exeter Motor Show begins, Powderham Castle, Devon. Middlesex show begins, Uxbridge Showground, Uxbridge, Middlesex. 'Wandsworth Weekend' begins, King George's Park, London SW18. Wessex Game and Country Fair begins, Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, Somerset. Polo, Cowdray Park Gold Cup begins. Glastonbury Pilgrimage, Glastonbury, Somerset.

27: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Horse Racing, Irish Derby, The Curragh. Amateur Radio Fair, Longleat House, Wiltshire.

29: Cricket, Eton v Harrow, Lord's. Gala Opening Night of the Kirov Ballet performance, Romeo and Juliet, London Coliseum, London WC2.

30: Rowing, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-upon- Thames, Oxfordshire. Shrewsbury International Music Festival, Shrewsbury. Camille Pissarro exhibition opens, Royal Academy, London W1.