The best events for your diary this week


Until September 8 ‘Collecting Gauguin’, The Courtauld Gallery, London WC2. Charting the artist’s rise to fame in Britain. 10am-6pm, admission £6 or £3 all day on Mondays (020-7848 2526;

22 – 28 July 2013
Boconnoc in Lostwithiel, Cornwall is set on a 200 acre estate complete with a Church, 18th century stable yard, beautiful self catering cottages, a preserved Georgian bath, gorgeous gardens and a deer park with extensive views over the valley, woods and lake.
Relax and unwind in utter tranquility and attend a classical music dinner and recital (23, 25 July) or Church concert (26 July) by one of Royal College of Music’s most accomplished ensembles, Catalaya Quintet. Visit or contact the Estate Office on 01208 872507.

July 19-28 Music at Paxton, Paxton House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders. Ten days of chamber-music concerts in the Picture Gallery (01314 73 2000;

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July 20 Church Knowle Food Fayre, Church Knowle Village Hall, Dorset. Stalls selling locally-reared meat, fresh crab and West Country ice cream, plus a demonstration kitchen. 10am-4pm (01929 480567)

July 22-25 Royal Welsh Show, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. Falconry, parade of hounds, Pony Club Mounted Games and shearing demonstrations, plus sheepdog trials, live music and food. One-day tickets £21 (0844 545 0517;

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July 30-August 9 St Endellion Summer Festival, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Highlights include Bizet’s Carmen, Brahms’s German Requiem and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 (01208 880298;

August 2-4 Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire. World-class eventing plus shopping, arena attractions and family entertainment. Advance day tickets from £10 (0843 208 7455;

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