JUNE 2-4. ENGLISH RENAISSANCE GARDENS AND EMBROIDERY TODAY
Adult education weekend at Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire. Speakers include: Christopher Thacker, garden historian, and Thomasina Beck, who embroiders, writes and lectures at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Peter Lea-Cox, the conductor, will present songs he has set to Renaissance and modern garden poems. Fee: Pounds 150 residential, Pounds 64 tuition only. Details: 01494 890296.
JULY 9-19 AND JULY 25-AUGUST 4
MUSIC AT LADEVIE
International piano summer school in a French 18th-century chateau for students aged over 17. Bursaries available for advanced students and also for pianists from sixth forms and colleges keen to explore the relationships between the performance of poetry and music making. Fee: Pounds 380-Pounds 690 depending on accommodation. Details: 01580 200386.