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Ex­hi­bi­tion Fe­bru­ary 25–June 11 ‘Con­sta­ble at Gains­bor­ough’s House’ and ‘Ju­lian Perry: The County of Elms’, Sud­bury, Suf­folk. Works of art, paint­ing ma­te­ri­als and fam­ily mem­o­ra­bilia as­so­ci­ated with John Con­sta­ble will be on show along­side a col­lec­tion of paint­ings by land­scapist Ju­lian Perry that is de­scribed as a ‘con­tem­po­rary re­sponse to Con­sta­ble’s work’ (www.gains­bor­ough.org; 01787 372958)

Talk March 2 Neisha Crosland in Con­ver­sa­tion, Fash­ion and Tex­tile Mu­seum, Ber­mond­sey Street, Lon­don SE1. The in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed de­signer talks to Fiona Mccarthy about her dis­tinc­tive use of geo­met­ric pat­terns. In­cludes a sign­ing of Miss Crosland’s new book and en­try to the ‘Josef Frank Pat­terns–fur­ni­ture– Paint­ing’ ex­hi­bi­tion. Tick­ets £15, 6pm start (www.ftm­lon­don.org; 020– 7407 8664)

Beer fes­ti­val Fe­bru­ary 23–25 Craft Beer Ris­ing, The Old Tru­man Brew­ery, Brick Lane, Lon­don E1. The best Bri­tish beers and ciders, with street food and mu­sic. Tick­ets from £12.50 (http://craft­beer­ris­ing.co.uk)

Fam­ily day out Un­til Fe­bru­ary 24 No­to­ri­ous Navvies (top) at the Royal Ar­mouries Mu­seum, Fort Nel­son, Hamp­shire. Fun and ed­u­ca­tional events for chil­dren aged 3–12, in­clud­ing ‘navvy chal­lenges’ based on the con­struc­tion of Fort Nel­son, Vic­to­rian crafts and in­sight into the work of Florence Nightin­gale. Visit the web­site for times and prices (01329 233734; www.roy­alar­mouries.org)

Art fair Fe­bru­ary 24–26 Ox­ford In­ter­na­tional Art Fair, Ox­ford Town Hall, Ox­ford­shire. Con­tem­po­rary art in­clud­ing paint­ings, sculp­tures, pho­tog­ra­phy, il­lus­tra­tions, jew­ellery and crafts to ad­mire and buy. En­try £10 for Fri­day’s Cham­pagne pre­view, 6pm–9pm. Free en­try Satur­day and Sun­day, 11am–6pm (www.ox­ford in­ter­na­tion­alart­fair.com)

Point-to-point Fe­bru­ary 26 Coun­try­side Al­liance Club (Wes­sex) at Bad­bury Rings, Dorset. First race at 12pm. Other fix­tures in­clude Cottes­more at Garthorpe, Le­ices­ter­shire (first race at 12pm), East Corn­wall at Great Trethew (first race at 12pm), Tynedale at Cor­bridge, Northum­ber­land (first race at 12.30pm) and West of Yore at Askham Bryan Col­lege, North York­shire (first race at 12.30pm). For weather re­ports and form guide, tele­phone 09068 446061 or visit www.point­to­point.co.uk

Film fes­ti­val Fe­bru­ary 24–March 12 Border­lines Film Fes­ti­val, var­i­ous venues in Here­ford­shire, Shrop­shire and the Marches. Now in its 15th year, the pro­gramme of­fers au­di­ences the chance to see a range of fan­tas­tic films be­fore they’re re­leased to the gen­eral public. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion (01432 340555; www.bor­der­li­nes­film­fes­ti­val.co.uk)

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