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Fair Novem­ber 2–4 Made by Hand (right and be­low), City Hall, Cardiff. A se­lec­tion of 135 award-win­ning mak­ers sell­ing jew­ellery, pot­tery, fur­ni­ture, tex­tiles, glass and more di­rectly to the pub­lic. There will also be work­shops on top­ics in­clud­ing stained glass and mo­saic­mak­ing. Adult daily ticket £7 (www. made­by­hand-wales.co.uk)

Novem­ber 3 The Chid­ding­fold Quintessen­tially English Win­ter Sale, Chid­ding­fold Vil­lage Hall, Sur­rey. Thirty stalls sell­ing vin­tage and ar­ti­san items for you and your home plus de­li­cious re­fresh­ments. 10.30am– 3pm, en­trance £1 with pro­ceeds go­ing to St Mary’s Church

Novem­ber 5–7 Wellchild Christ­mas Fair at Dayles­ford, King­ham, Ox­ford­shire. The an­nual fair in sup­port of Wellchild will have 200 stalls—some 80 of which are new—in three mar­quees, sell­ing home­ware, tex­tiles, jew­ellery, millinery, leather, cash­mere, chil­dren’s clothes and toys. Ad­vance tick­ets from £6 (01608 731700; www.dayles­ford. com)

Ex­hi­bi­tion Novem­ber 6–18 ‘Art in the Af­ter­math’, La Gal­le­ria, Pall Mall, Lon­don SW1. Style for Sol­diers presents paint­ings, po­etry, pho­tog­ra­phy and film by re­cently in­jured ser­vice per­son­nel re­cov­er­ing from the trauma of war through the cre­ative process (01452 416215; www.em­maw­illis.com/style-for­sol­diers) Novem­ber 3–16 Amanda Popham solo ex­hi­bi­tion, Steam Gallery, Beer, Devon. Col­lec­tion of 60 new pieces by the British earth­en­ware sculp­tor, who’s been ex­hib­ited at Lib­erty Lon­don. The hand-built fig­ures ‘ex­ude a nat­u­ral spon­tane­ity’ and are highly col­lectable (www.marine­house­at­beer. co.uk; 01297 625144)

Mu­sic Novem­ber 10 Brit­ten: War Re­quiem, Sal­is­bury Cathe­dral, Wilt­shire. Ar­mistice cen­te­nary per­for­mance by Sal­is­bury Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety, the Cho­ris­ters of Sal­is­bury Cathe­dral and Chelsea Opera Group Orches­tra con­ducted by David Halls. From 7.30pm, tick­ets from £10, free for those aged 18 and un­der (01722 320333; www. sal­is­bury­mu­si­cal­so­ci­ety.org.uk) Book now Novem­ber 16–17 Ex­plor­ing Cal­lig­ra­phy Work­shop with Gaynor Goffe, Sculp­ture by the Lakes, Palling­ton, Dorset. Two-day course with a pro­fes­sional cal­lig­ra­pher who’s taught in Europe, Ja­pan and the USA. Suit­able for all lev­els from begin­ner to ad­vanced as much of the tu­ition is one on one. 10.30am– 4.30pm, £200pp in­clud­ing lunch and re­fresh­ments (07720 637808; www.sculp­ture­bythe­lakes.co.uk)

Novem­ber 16 and De­cem­ber 14 Bauble-dec­o­rat­ing work­shop, Sude­ley Cas­tle & Gar­dens, Winch­combe, Glouces­ter­shire. Dec­o­rate a set of six baubles with the help of Chel­tenham-based ex­perts Rose and Wil­low, then take them home to dec­o­rate your own tree or give as a thought­ful gift. 10am–11.30am, £45pp in­clud­ing en­try to the cas­tle and gar­dens plus fes­tive re­fresh­ments (01242 602308; https:// sude­l­ey­cas­tle.co.uk)

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