Un­miss­able events

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Ex­hi­bi­tion April 27–May 12 ‘Cu­ri­ous Crea­tures’, Pan­ter & Hall, Pall Mall, Lon­don SW1. Wildlife artist Do­minique Salm’s hu­mor­ous and nat­u­ral­is­tic an­i­mal por­traits (above, 020– 7399 9999; www.pan­terand­hall.com)

April 27–June 3 ‘Bloomin’ Jew­els’, Con­tem­po­rary Ap­plied Arts, South­wark Street, Lon­don SE1. Sell­ing ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the work of more than 20 con­tem­po­rary jew­ellers, all cel­e­brat­ing the tra­di­tion of de­pict­ing flow­ers and fo­liage in jew­ellery (www.caa.org.uk; 020– 7620 0086)

Car boot sale April 30 Sen­nowe Park Stately Car Boot Sale, Guist, Nor­folk. More than 200 stalls (by in­vi­ta­tion only) sell­ing an­tiques from some of the grand­est at­tics in Nor­folk in aid of the Nor­folk Churches Trust. There will be a VIP tent (en­try £30), plus re­fresh­ments and a brass band. 10am–3.30pm. En­try £5 (http:// state­ly­car­boot­nor­folk.co.uk; 07771 655637)

Rac­ing April 29 bet365 Jump Fi­nale, Sandown Park Race­course, Esher, Sur­rey. The fi­nal day of the Na­tional Hunt sea­son. Adult tick­ets from £24 (http://sandown.the­jock­ey­club.co.uk; 0344 579 3012)

Food fes­ti­val April 29–May 1 Ex­eter Fes­ti­val of South West Food and Drink, Ex­eter Cas­tle Court­yard and North­ern­hay Gar­dens, Devon. In­dulge in tra­di­tional cheeses, lo­cal meats and ciders, learn from cook­ery demon­stra­tions and work­shops and en­joy live music. Adult tick­ets from £6 (www.ex­eter­foodand­drink­fes­ti­val. co.uk)

Tex­tile fair April 30 Manch­ester An­tique Tex­tile Fair, Ar­mitage Cen­tre, Greater Manch­ester. More than 80 ex­hibitors will show­case fab­rics, clothes and hab­er­dash­ery from around the world. 10am–4.30pm, tick­ets from £4 (020–7923 0331; www.tex­tile­so­ci­ety.org.uk)

Gar­den­ing fair

April 26 Bri­tish Red Cross Great Spring Gar­den­ing Event (be­low),

New­port House, Alme­ley, Herefordshire. Gar­den tours, for­ag­ing walks and cel­e­bra­tion teas, plus stalls of­fer­ing plants, seeds, food, jew­ellery, cloth­ing and lots more. 10.30am– 4.30pm, tick­ets £7 (07738 340581; www.red­cross.org.uk/great­spring gar­den)

Talk

April 27 The Legacy of the Bri­tish In­volve­ment in Afghanistan,

New­burgh Pri­ory, Cox­wold, North York­shire. Pho­to­jour­nal­ist Kate Holt shares her ex­pe­ri­ences and pho­to­graphs from the conflict. 6.30pm, tick­ets £15 with pro­ceeds go­ing to the char­ity Team Ru­bi­con (www. prid­den­pran­de­vents.com; 01439 748522)

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