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Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til May 7 ‘Vic­to­rian Trea­sures’ (right), Walker Art Gallery, Wil­liam Brown Street, Liv­er­pool. More than 60 out­stand­ing paint­ings and wa­ter­colours by leading 19th-cen­tury artists in­clud­ing Leighton, Al­matadema and Poyn­ter plus pi­o­neer­ing Pre-raphaelites Mil­lais, Ros­setti and Hol­man Hunt. Ad­mis­sion free, in­clud­ing group tours on re­quest (0151–478 4199; www.liv­er­pool mu­se­ums.org.uk/walker)

Trail run Fe­bru­ary 11 Na­tional Trust Night Run, Clum­ber Park, Not­ting­hamshire. Walk­ers, first-time run­ners, ex­pe­ri­enced off-road­ers and fam­i­lies can choose from the Ex­plorer route (nearly two miles) or the Ad­ven­turer route (about four miles) on traf­fic-free paths and trails. All money raised goes back to Clum­ber Park. En­try from £6.95, ar­rive from 4.35pm—head torches are es­sen­tial (01909 544917; www. na­tion­al­trust.org.uk)

Con­fer­ence Fe­bru­ary 5 FOR­WARD Sym­po­sium, Ep­som Downs Race­course, Sur­rey. Pro­gramme of talks giv­ing ex­pert guid­ance on man­ag­ing, treat­ing and pre­vent­ing in­jury in agility, work­ing and per­for­mance dogs. 9am–6pm, tick­ets from £115 (sarahc@fitz­patrick­re­fer­rals.co.uk; www. fitz­patrick­re­fer­rals.co.uk)

Rac­ing Fe­bru­ary 11 Bet­fair Su­per Satur­day, New­bury Race­course, Berk­shire. Key fix­ture in the run-up to Chel­tenham, fea­tur­ing the Bet­fair Hur­dle, the Bet­fair Den­man Chase and live mu­sic. Gates open 11am, first race 1.15pm. Tick­ets from £20 (http://new­buryrace­course.co.uk; 01635 40015) Writ­ing on news­pa­per Crossword en­thu­si­asts will find that the ink will not run if the pa­per is warmed be­fore the fire for a few min­utes be­fore writ­ing. From ‘500 House­hold Hints by 500 Housewives’, pub­lished by in 1926. We can­not vouch for the ac­cu­racy of any

ad­vice given Last chance Un­til Fe­bru­ary 19 ‘Al­ter­na­tive Letch­worth: Past and Present’, Broad­way Gallery, Letch­worth Gar­den City, Hert­ford­shire. Ex­plo­ration of the town’s bo­hemian and pro­gres­sive past and its legacy, us­ing pho­to­graphs, cos­tumes and texts, plus spe­cially com­mis­sioned works by four artists with lo­cal ties (www.broad­way-letch­worth.com; 01462 476110)

Book now March 7 Kitchen Gar­den Plan­ning for Spring, Peter­sham Nurs­eries, Rich­mond, Sur­rey. Learn how to plan your plot, pre­pare the soil and sow suc­cess­fully with Amanda Brame. In­cludes a tour of Peter­sham’s own kitchen gar­den and a two-course lunch. 11am–4.30pm, £95 (http://pe­ter­sham­nurs­eries.com; 020–8940 5230)

March 11 Veni­son in a Day, The School of Ar­ti­san Food, Wel­beck, Not­ting­hamshire. Learn how to choose veni­son, skin, joint and butcher a car­cass and pre­pare dishes us­ing red and fal­low deer from the Wel­beck es­tate. You will take home veni­son loin, burg­ers and bre­saolo in cure. 9.30am–5pm, £190 (www.schoolo­far­ti­san­food.org; 01909 532171)

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