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Fire­works Jan­uary 1, 2017 New Year’s Day Fire­works (right), Cromer, north Nor­folk. Stroll on the beach and sam­ple fish and chips be­fore watch­ing the spec­tac­u­lar dis­play over the pier at 5pm. Take your cam­era to cap­ture the magic and your pho­to­graph could star on the poster for next year’s event—for more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cromer-tc.gov.uk/fire­works.htm

Con­cert Jan 13 and 14, 2017 Northum­brian Mu­sic Fes­ti­val on Tour, St Oswald’s Church Gras­mere/the Wordsworth Ho­tel, Cum­bria. Per­for­mances over the two days in­clude the Three English Tenors, The Glory of Sa­cred Mu­sic and a recital by or­gan­ist Luke Fitzger­ald. Tick­ets from £25, in­clud­ing a three­course meal (www.nm­fes­ti­val.co.uk; 01668 283100)

Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til Fe­bru­ary 19, 2017 ‘Un­told Sto­ries: Bri­tish Art From Pri­vate Col­lec­tions’, Watts Gallery, Comp­ton, Sur­rey. Great works of art rarely or never be­fore seen by the pub­lic, in­clud­ing pieces by Ros­setti and Sargent as well as lesser-known artists (01483 810235; www.watts­gallery.org.uk)

Art fair Jan­uary 18–22, 2017 Lon­don Art Fair, Busi­ness De­sign Cen­tre, Up­per Street, Lon­don N1. Mod­ern Bri­tish and con­tem­po­rary art plus a show­case of work from across the globe, ma­jor works from The Light­box mu­seum’s In­gram Col­lec­tion, the Grav­i­tas lens-based pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion and a daily pro­gramme of talks, tours, and events (0844 581 1388; www.lon­donart­fair.co.uk) Point-to-point De­cem­ber 31 Cam­bridgeshire Har­ri­ers, Cot­ten­ham, Cam­bridgeshire. Wrap up and en­joy a pic­nic be­fore the first race at 11am. For weather re­ports and a form guide, tele­phone 09068 446061 (www. point­to­point.co.uk)

Trail run Jan­uary 14 Na­tional Trust Night Run, Nostell, near Wake­field, West York­shire. Those look­ing for ad­ven­ture can choose from the Ex­plorer route (about 11∕2 miles) or the longer Ad­ven­turer route (about five miles), which will take them along traf­ficfree paths and wood­chip trails. All money raised goes back to Nostell Pri­ory. En­tries from £6.95, ar­rive from 4pm—head torches are es­sen­tial (www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk; 01924 863892)

Fam­ily ac­tiv­ity Jan­uary 7 Feed the Birds, Cam­bridge Univer­sity Botanic Gar­den, Cam­bridgeshire. Cre­ate your own feeder, then sit back to watch the birds flock onto your patch. 11am–3pm. Adults from £5, chil­dren free (01223 331875; www.botanic.cam.ac.uk) Ap­ply now April 7–9 Cast­ing for Re­cov­ery UK & Ireland fly-fish­ing re­treat, The Con­is­ton Ho­tel Coun­try Es­tate and Spa, Skip­ton, North York­shire. Free-of-charge re­treat for ladies pro­foundly af­fected by breast cancer, run by The Coun­try­side Al­liance Foun­da­tion. De­li­cious food and spec­tac­u­lar scenery will be ac­com­pa­nied by coun­selling, med­i­cal sup­port and fly-fish­ing in­struc­tion. Places are al­lo­cated by bal­lot (www.cast­ing­for­recov­ery.org.uk; 020–7840 9223) What to do with shriv­elled nuts 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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