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Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til March 25 ‘Look­ing Back with An­thony Green RA’, Chris Bee­tles Gallery, Ry­der Street, Lon­don SW1. Ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive sell­ing ex­hi­bi­tion of more than 40 works, dat­ing from the 1960s to to­day, by the Royal Aca­demi­cian. Prices range from £450 to £25,000 (020–7839 7551; www.chris­bee­tles.com)

Un­til April 2 ‘Brick Won­ders’, The Har­ley Gallery, Wel­beck, Work­sop, Not­ting­hamshire. Re-cre­ations of the Seven Won­ders of the World form the cen­tre­piece of this dis­play of more than 70 fan­tas­ti­cally de­tailed Lego mod­els (01909 501700; www. harley­gallery.co.uk)

Plant sale Fe­bru­ary 18 Spe­cial Helle­bore Day, Bosvigo Gar­dens, Truro, Corn­wall. Opened this year by Poldark ac­tress Emma Spur­gin Hussey, the plant sale will also of­fer re­fresh­ments and a raf­fle in aid of the char­ity Shel­ter Box. 9.30am–4pm (01872 275774; www.bosvigo.com)

Fes­ti­val Fe­bru­ary 18–26 Na­tional Parks Dark Skies Fes­ti­val (above), var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. A host of events in­clud­ing stargaz­ing, walk­ing, cy­cling, run­ning and cav­ing at night, as well as day­time ac­tiv­i­ties, will take place across the North York Moors, South Downs and York­shire Dales Na­tional Parks. Visit the web­site for more de­tails (www.dark­skies­na­tion­al­parks.org.uk)

The­atre Un­til March 11 Beau Brum­mell— An El­e­gant Mad­ness, Jermyn Street The­atre, Lon­don SW1. Black com­edy about the pa­tron saint of dandies by Ron Hutchin­son, star­ring Sean Bros­nan and Richard Latham. Tick­ets from £20 (020–7287 2875; www.jermyn­streetthe­atre.co.uk) Food Fe­bru­ary 28 Shrove Tues­day Af­ter­noon Tea, Ston Eas­ton Park, near Bath, Som­er­set. En­joy madeto-or­der pan­cakes along­side dainty fin­ger sand­wiches and fresh scones. 3pm–5pm, £25pp (01761 241631; www.stoneas­ton.co.uk)

Book now April 22 Dubarry Horn & Hound Ball, Chel­tenham Race­course, Gloucestershire. This Cham­pagne re­cep­tion and three-course din­ner, fol­lowed by danc­ing, an auc­tion and a horn-blow­ing com­pe­ti­tion, is in aid of the Hunt Staff Ben­e­fit So­ci­ety. Tick­ets £100 (01285 653001; www.hsbs.org.uk)

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