July is here with scorching weather and much to do. Keep up to date with our dates for the diary.

The Field’s July dates for the diary encompass art and sport, starting with Masterpiece and finishing with the Game Fair. We hope to see you at Harewood House this year. But first there are the delights of Wimbledon, the Yorkshire Show and the Welsh show to get through, as well as the hound judging at Peterborough. For those keen on judging hounds, or anyone who wants to know a bit more see our features on hound judging and modern foxhound breeding.


11 July

Horse New works by 11 artists, Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorset; www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk.

25 June -1 July

Masterpiece London 150-plus galleries show artworks spanning 3,000 years, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3; www.masterpiecefair.com.

1-2 July

Royal Norfolk Show Dereham Road, Costessey, Norwich; www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk.

1-5 July

Henley Royal Regatta Henley-upon-Thames, Oxfordshire, tel 01491 572153; www.hrr.co.uk.

3-5 July

GWCT Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace, Perth, tel 01738 554826; www.scottishfair.com.

4-5 July

Marlborough Open Studios 60 artists open their studios and galleries from 11am to 5pm all weekends in July; www.marlboroughopenstudios.co.uk.

8-19 July

Winslow Hall Opera Winslow Hall, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. La Traviata in the gardens, tel 07544 726501; www.winslowhallopera.co.uk.

11 July

Big Swim in aid of Marine Conservation Society, in the sea at Eastbourne (1km and 3km courses), registration 9am, swim 11am; www.mcsuk.org/swim.
14-16 July

Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate, North Yorkshire (hound show on 15th), tel 01423 541000; greatyorkshireshow.co.uk.

22 July

Festival of Hunting East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. For tickets, call 01733 363513 or visit www.festivalofhunting.org.uk.

25 July -2  August

West Green House Opera West Green, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire. The Marriage of Figaro and Ariadne auf Naxos, tel 01252 848676; www.westgreenhouseopera.co.uk.

28 July -1 August

Glorious Goodwood Goodwood racecourse, Chichester, West Sussex. For tickets, call 01243 216610 or visit www.goodwood.com.

30 July -2  August

Port Eliot Festival St Germans, Cornwall. Annual celebration of words, music, food, fashion and flowers; www.porteliotfestival.com.

31 July – 2 August 

CLA Game Fair Harewood House, Leeds, Yorkshire. For tickets visit www.gamefair.co.uk; £35, Fri; £30 Sat/Sun; £5 reduction if bought in advance.