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Ex­hi­bi­tion

Oc­to­ber 5–Novem­ber 1 ‘The Jour­ney: Nick Archer’ (right), Long & Ryle, John Is­lip Street, Lon­don SW1. These new for­est paint­ings by the East Sus­sex artist are like scenes from ‘a dark fairy tale’, us­ing rich colour and gold foil (020–7834 1434; www. lon­gandryle.com)

Un­til Novem­ber 25 ‘A Print­maker’s Jour­ney’, St Barbe Mu­seum & Art Gallery, Lyming­ton, Hamp­shire. Prints by Angie Lewin de­pict­ing the north Nor­folk coast and Scot­tish High­lands are ac­com­pa­nied by works from 25 other artists, in­clud­ing Rav­il­ious, Baw­den and Suther­land (01590 676969; www.stbarbe-mu­seum.org.uk)

Com­pe­ti­tion

Oc­to­ber 7 World Por­ridge Mak­ing Cham­pi­onship (right), Car­rbridge, Scot­tish High­lands. Watch com­peti­tors from around the world com­pete to be­come World Por­ridge Mak­ing Cham­pion and lift the Golden Spur­tle. Pipe-band pro­ces­sion 10.15am, com­pe­ti­tion 10.30am– 4pm. Free en­try, in­cludes por­ridge and whisky tast­ing (www. gold­en­spur­tle.com)

Theatre

Un­til March 11, 2018 Wit­ness for the Pros­e­cu­tion (right), County Hall, South Bank, Lon­don SE1. Agatha Christie’s tale of jus­tice, pas­sion and be­trayal is brought to life in a spec­tac­u­lar court­room set­ting. Tick­ets from £10 (www.wit­ness­coun­ty­hall.com)

Un­til Oc­to­ber 31 Ham­mer House of Hor­ror Live, Hox­ton Hall, Hox­ton Street, Lon­don N1. An ‘im­mer­sive prom­e­nade the­atri­cal per­for­mance’ from the film com­pany be­hind Drac­ula and The Woman in Black, based on an orig­i­nal script and set in this listed Vic­to­rian mu­sic hall. Gates open at 7.30pm for 8pm start, tick­ets from £48.50 (http://ham­mer­house­ofhor­ror.com; 020–7684 0060)

Fes­ti­val

Oc­to­ber 5–8 1,000 Mouths, Nan­car­row Farm, Truro, Corn­wall. Four nights of feasts, with 1,000 guests fed from a sin­gle bul­lock reared on the farm, in aid of Ac­tion Against Hunger. Farm tours from 5pm, fol­lowed by cock­tails and canapés, then a three-course menu. Tick­ets from £40pp (01872 540343; www.nan­car­row­farm.co.uk)

Oc­to­ber 5–8 The Althorp Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val, Northamp­ton, Northamp­ton­shire. This year’s line-up in­cludes Clare Bald­ing, the Rev Richard Coles and Johnny Ball, plus a new Chil­dren’s Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val for chil­dren aged 8–12 on Oc­to­ber 7–8. Visit web­site for full sched­ule and prices (01604 770107; http://spencero­falthorp.com)

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Oc­to­ber 19 In Con­ver­sa­tion: Vic­to­rian Celebri­ties: G. F. Watts’ Hall of Fame, Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, Lon­don WC2. Writer A. N. Wilson, art his­to­rian Richard Or­mond and cu­ra­tor of Vic­to­rian art at Tate Bri­tain Alison Smith dis­cuss the artist’s ca­reer as a por­traitist 200 years af­ter his birth. 7pm, tick­ets £8 (020–7306 0055; www.npg. org.uk)

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