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August 25, 2014

BBC Proms in the Park

Veteran funk group Earth, Wind & Fire and Canadian crooner Rufus Wainwright perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and there are also appearances by Sir Terry Wogan and Tony Blackburn at this evening event in Hyde Park. Sitting in the grass with food and wine as the sun goes down - as the finale to two months of rousing BBC Proms concerts, this is sure to sell fast.

Hyde Park, London W2 (0845 401 5040), 13 September.

The Jane Austen festival

A packed schedule of events is in place for the 14th annual Jane Austen festival in Bath - once the author's home and the setting of her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. It opens this year with a world record attempt at assembling the largest gathering of people dressed in Regency costumes, and the rest of the lineup is a whirl of author talks, balls and tours of stately homes.

Who knows - you may even meet a man of pounds 5,000 a year.

Queens Square, Bath (01225 463362), 12-21 September,

Pharrell Williams

Responsible for some of the catchiest earworms of recent times - Happy, Daft Punk's Get Lucky and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines among them - R&B star Pharrell Williams hits the UK for three solo shows as part of a worldwide tour in support of his latest album, GIRL. Here's hoping he brings the big hat.

Manchester Arena

(0844 8478000),

9 September;

the O2, London (0871 220 0260), 9-10 October.


Folk Art

The first major exhibition of British folk art, which is about to move on from London, puts the spotlight on some of the UK's best self-taught, unsung artists and artisans. If you've ever wanted to see a sculpture of a cockerel made of mutton bones by French POWs during the Napoleonic wars, you can here.

Tate Britain, London (020 7887 8888),

until 31 August; then transfers to Compton Verney, Warwickshire (01926 645500),

27 September to

14 December.


Hats off

to him . . . Pharrell Williams

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Source: Guardian (UK)

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