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Rac­ing Novem­ber 11 Coun­try­side Day, Chel­tenham Race­course, Glouces­ter­shire. Race day with a coun­try-fair at­mo­sphere, in aid of the Coun­try­side Al­liance and In­jured Jock­eys Fund, fea­tur­ing dis­plays, live mu­sic and shop­ping. Tick­ets from £10 (01242 513014; http://chel­tenham.the jock­ey­club.co.uk)

Shop­ping Novem­ber 3–5 Salonqp, Saatchi Gallery, Kingõs Road, Lon­don SW3. Lux­u­ry­watch ex­hi­bi­tion, with sem­i­nars, work­shops and demon­stra­tions. Tick­ets from £20 (020Ð 7931 3946; www. salonqp.com)

Novem­ber 7–9 Wellchild Christ­mas Fair, Dayles­ford Or­ganic Farm, near King­ham, Glouces­ter­shire. More than 180 stalls burst­ing with Bri­tish-de­signed gift ideas, plus free work­shops, home­grown food and re­fresh­ments. Tick­ets from £5 (www.wellchild.org.uk)

Novem­ber 8–11 Mary Howard Christ­mas Fair, New­bury Race­course, Berk­shire. More than 100

Rookes­bury Park, Wick­ham. More than 50 stalls boast­ing cloth­ing, an­tiques, books and gar­den­ing gifts. En­try £6 (0844 415 4100; www. art­fund.org)

Wildlife Novem­ber 11–20 Bird­watch­ing for be­gin­ners, RSPB Hayle Es­tu­ary Na­ture Re­serve, Corn­wall. Ex­plore the mud­flats and watch the es­tu­aryõs waders, in­clud­ing oys­ter­catch­ers, ringed plovers and curlews. £5 per per­son (01736 360624; www.rspb.org.uk)

Con­cert Novem­ber 12 Memo­rial Ground, Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, St Mart­inõs Place, Lon­don WC2. Com­mem­o­rat­ing the end of the Bat­tle of the Somme, David Langõs Memo­rial Ground will be

Book now Novem­ber 23–Jan­uary 2, 2017 Christ­mas at Kew (above), Royal Botanic Gar­dens, Richmond, Sur­rey. Ômag­i­cal af­ter-dark ex­pe­ri­enceõ with a one-mile won­der­land walk plus Fa­ther Christ­mas and his elves, vin­tage rides and fes­tive fare. Tick­ets from £10 (www.kew.org; 020Ð 8332 5655) How to keep the bath spot­less From ‘500 House­hold Hints by 500 House­wives’, pub­lished by in 1926. We can­not vouch for the accuracy of any ad­vice given

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