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6-11 HORTICULTURE RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court. For advance booking, please contact: +44 (0)171 957 4000 or purchase at the gate
3-August 28 MUSIC Kenwood Lakeside Concerts, Kenwood House (Iveagh Bequest), Hampstead Lane
1-4 GOLF Murphy's Irish Open, Dublin
1-5 CRICKET First Cornhill Insurance Test between England and New Zealand, Edgbaston
3-4 AUTO British Touring Car Championship, Croft
3-4 MOTOR British Grand Prix, Donington Park
6-8 RACING The July Meeting, Newmarket
7-11 EQUESTRIAN: Show Jumping and Dressage, Hickstead
10 MUSIC Celine Dion, Wembley Stadium
11 MOTOR RACING British Grand Prix, Silverstone
14-15 MUSIC Alanis Morissette, Wembley Arena
15-18 GOLF 128th Open Championship, Carnoustie
16-17 MUSIC Cliff Richard, Hyde Park
16-18: ROWING National Championships, Nottingham
16-18: MOTOR British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park
17-18 AUTO British Touring Car Championship, Snetterton
17-12 September MUSIC BBC Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, Royal Albert Hall
22 FINE ART: Joseph Beuys Drawings The Secret Block for a Secret Person in Ireland, Royal Academy of Arts
21-2 August TRADITIONAL Royal Tournament, held at Earl's Court. Entertainment for all the family with displays by armed forces teams: gymnastics, marching, military bands, motorcycles, horse-riding, strength and co-ordination
27-31 RACING Glorious Goodwood
31-1 August AUTO: British Touring Car Championship, Thruxton


2 MUSIC Across The Tracks, Roadhouse
3 MUSIC Love Train, Roadhouse
4 MUSIC T Bass, Roadhouse
5 MUSIC Funky Divas, Roadhouse
First week SOCIETY Cowes Week Ball, London Yacht Club, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Kicks off the legendary Cowes Week with style
6 MUSIC Boogie Wonderland, Roadhouse
6-8 MOTOR British Superbike Championship, Knockhill
7 MUSIC Geno Washington, Roadhouse
7 ATHLETICS IAAF Grand Prix, Sheffield
7 MUSIC National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain celebrates 30 years at BBC Proms - Turnage, Dvorak, Bartok, Royal Albert Hall
9 MUSIC The Blunter Brothers, Roadhouse
13-15 MOTOR British Superbike Championship, Mallory Park
14-15 AUTO British Touring Car Championship, Knockhill
15 CRICKET NatWest Trophy second semi-final
22-23 MUSIC V99, Hylands Park, Chelmsford
24-30 EQUESTRIAN European Show Jumping Championship and Derby, Hickstead
28-30 MOTOR British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park
29 CRICKET NatWest Trophy final
29-30 AUTO British Touring Car Championship, Brands Hatch
End TRADITIONAL Notting Hill Carnival. World-famous street party and parade in West London


7-8 HORTICULTURE The City of London Flower Show, Guildhall, Gresham Street EC2. For more information please call the Show Secretary on +44 (0)181 472 3584
9-11 RALLYING Manx International Rally, Isle of Man
9-12 CRAFTS National Needlecraft Show 99, Olympia 2
9-12 GOLF One2One British Masters
11 FINE ART Sir John Soane, Royal Academy
11 FINE ART Van Dyck 1599-1641, Royal Academy
16 SOCIETY Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball at Grosvenor House W1. Premier 'debutante' ball of the Season
16-26 ANTIQUES The Chelsea Antiques Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road
17-19 MOTOR British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch
18 RACING Ladbroke Ayr Gold Cup, Ayr; Irish St Leger, The Curragh
18-19 AUTO British Touring Car Championship, Silverstone
24-26 MOTOR British Superbike Championship, Donington Park
25-26 RACING Ascot September Festival
29-3 October EQUESTRIAN: Horse of the Year Show, Wembley Arena
30 FINE ART John Hoyland, Royal Academy


1-5 November RUGBY UNION: World Cup, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France
7-10 GOLF Alfred Dunhill Cup, St Andrews
9 RUGBY LEAGUE JJB Grand Final, Old Trafford
14-17 GOLF Cisco World Match Play Championship, Wentworth
23-31 HISTORICAL Escape from Hampton Court Palace - tours and activities for adults and children
32-31 HISTORICAL English Civil War re-enactments, Tower of London 24-1 November INDOOR BOWLS: International Open
27-march 2000 HISTORICAL Tower of London Menagerie exhibition


Early TRADITIONAL Christmas Lights on Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street are turned on for Christmas period
4-26 HISTORICAL Ghost Tours around the Tower of London, from 7pm
6 RUGBY UNION World Cup final, Cardiff
10 TRADITIONAL Remembrance Day service and parade. At the Cenotaph in Whitehall, led by HM The Queen, the nation remembers those who have died in two World Wars and the more recent conflicts. In mid-November or at the start of a new government's term, the Sovereign travels in the Irish State Coach along the Mall and Horse Guards to Parliament. Procession leaves Buckingham Palace around 10.40am, preceded by carriage carrying State Crown. Arrives Parliament 11am
13 RACING Murphy's Gold Cup, Cheltenham
14 TRADITIONAL Lord Mayor's Show. Historic procession (originating 1422) through City of London on the second Saturday in November, starting 11am. The newly elected Lord Mayor travels from Guildhall to the Law Courts in the Strand in his State coach drawn by Shire horses, escorted by pikemen and musketeers. Colourful floats, bands, etc, representing city companies, industry, commerce, youth enliven the proceedings
27 RACING Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, Newbury


3 December-6 January 2000 TRADITIONAL Christmas Tree in residence in Trafalgar Square SW1
4 RACING Tingle Creek Chase, Sandown
9-12 SWIMMING British Championships, Sheffield
11 RACING Tripleprint Gold Cup, Cheltenham
16-20 EQUESTRIAN Show jumping, Olympia
16-21 TENNIS British Nationals, Telford
27 RACING Pertemps King George VI Chase, Kempton 27-2 Jan HISTORICAL Tudor Christmas Festivities at Hampton Court Palace

APRIL 2000

RUNNING Flora London Marathon, starts from Greenwich Park
ROWING Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, Thames


1 FINE ART NPG 2000 launched at the National Portrait Gallery
23-26 HORTICULTURE Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea. Tel: +44 (0)171 821 3047.

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