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Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til April 30 ‘A Print­maker’s Jour­ney’, The Gallery, Winch­ester Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre, Hamp­shire. A se­lec­tion of prints span­ning the ca­reer of Angie Lewin (above) shown along­side artists in­clud­ing Rav­il­ious and Baw­den (01962 873603; www. aprint­mak­er­sjour­ney.info)

Un­til Novem­ber 4 ‘As Good as it Gets’, The Welsh Quilt Cen­tre, Lam­peter, Ceredi­gion. A cel­e­bra­tion of the mag­nif­i­cent lux­ury Welsh quilts made be­tween 1921 and 1939 as part of a post-first World War gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive to keep tra­di­tional skills alive and pro­vide em­ploy­ment. Tick­ets £6 (01570 422088; www.welshquilts.com)

Work­shop March 26 Mother­ing Sun­day posy-ty­ing work­shop, Forde Abbey, Chard, Som­er­set. Cre­ate the per­fect posy with fresh blooms from the es­tate. Free with stan­dard gar­den ad­mis­sion (01460 220231; www.forde­abbey.co.uk)

March 29 Young Shots work­shop, The Royal Berk­shire Shoot­ing School, Pang­bourne, Berk­shire. All-day course for 10 to 18 year olds with ex­pert tu­ition in clay shoot­ing, air­gun shoot­ing, gundog han­dling and fly fish­ing. £150, in­clud­ing lunch (01491 672900; http://rbss.co.uk)

Cake sale March 24 The Great Hamp­shire Cake Sale, St Mau­rice’s Covert, Winch­ester, Hamp­shire. In aid of the Hamp­shire and Isle of Wight Air Am­bu­lance. 9am–4pm (www. hiowaa.org) Open day March 26 Kil­morey Mau­soleum Spring Open Day, Twick­en­ham, Greater London. Rare op­por­tu­nity to visit this Grade Ii*-listed pinkand-grey gran­ite mau­soleum, com­mis­sioned in the 1850s by Fran­cis Need­ham, 2nd Earl of Kil­morey, for his mis­tress, and its sur­round­ing wildlife gar­den. 12pm–3pm, en­try free, but do­na­tions wel­comed (www.en­vi­ron­ment­trust.co.uk; 020–8891 5455)

Book now April 6 The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, Guild­hall, Gre­sham Street, London EC2. De­li­cious cur­ries from Gurkha chefs, a silent auc­tion, prize draws and Livery Com­pany stalls, all in aid of The Sol­diers’ Char­ity. 12pm–3pm, tick­ets £100 with unlimited curry, beer and wine (020–7811 3960; www.sol­dier­schar­ity.org)

Alling­ton Grange, near Chip­pen­ham, Wilt­shire SN14 6LW March 26, 2pm–4.30pm. £4, chil­dren free The tran­quil 11∕2 acres around this el­e­gant stone house (not open) are bright­ened by a gor­geous spring gar­den with helle­bores and many small bulb trea­sures. The open char­ac­ter of the or­chard and wildlife pond are best at this time of year and the se­cluded, walled potager is an un­ex­pected delight.

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