Festival

July 10-14 Henley Festival, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Live music from The Beach Boys and Jamie Cullum, plus performances of the ‘James Bond’ themes presented by Joanna Lumley and artworks on display. One-night promenade tickets from £50 (01491 843404; www.henleyfestival.co.uk)

Open Gardens

July 13-14 The 20th Annual Gardens Weekend, Parham House and Gardens, near Pulborough, West Sussex.

10.30am-5pm, tickets £9 (01903 742021; www.parhaminsussex.co.uk)

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Polo

July 13 Rundle Cup 2013,

Tidworth Polo Club, Wiltshire. Army v Royal Navy, followed by a Champagne reception. Cars £22 each, stand badges from £20 and reception tickets from £17 (01980 846705; www. tidworthpolo.com)

Nursery show

July 13 Woottens of Wenhaston’s Pelargonium Day, Halesworth, Suffolk.

More than 200 varieties on display, with expert advice on propagation and overwintering available. 10am- 4pm (01502 478258; www. woottensplants.com)

Ballet

July 12 and 14 ‘International Stars of Ballet and Dance’, Hatch House, near Tisbury, Wiltshire.

New works performed by the Covent Garden Dance Company in the 17th-century walled garden. Tickets £115, including Champagne reception and dinner(020-7470 8886; www.coventgardendance.com)

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July 27-28 Holkham Country Fair, Wells-next-the- Sea, Norfolk.

Attractions include the Musical Drive of the King’s Troop and dancing sheep, plus trade stands. Online day tickets £13.50 (01328 821821; www. holkhamcountryfair.com).

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