Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this weekend: a punctuation masterclass, a point-to-point or a cosy kitchen cooking course.

Exhibitions
Until January 18 ‘Style from the Small Screen’, The Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral. Showcasing costumes from Downton Abbey, as worn by the Dowager Countess and Lady Mary, among others, alongside historic garments made between 1912 and 1923 (0151–478 4136; www. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk)

Until April 12 ‘Water Ways: Art and Nature on the Broads’, Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Exploring the extraordinary landscape through the eyes of 19th- and 20th- century artists (01493 743930; www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk)

Talk
January 6 ‘Bowie on a banknote’, The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1. Lunchtime talk by the Museum’s Ben Alsop on the rebirth of local currencies. 1.15pm–2pm (020–7323 8299; www.britishmuseum.org)

Point-to-point
January 4 Larkhill Racing Club, Larkhill, Wiltshire. Check for weather conditions
on Talking Point 09068 446061 or at www.pointtopoint.co.uk

Book now
January 15 and February 12, 2015 Venison Butchery and Cookery Day, Vale House Kitchen, Timsbury, Somerset. A one-day ‘field-to-fork’ course, covering curing, smoking, boning and slow-cooking. 10am– 5pm, £180 including a three-course lunch (01761 470401; http://valehousekitchen.co.uk)

January 27 Punctuation masterclass with Harry Mount, The Idler Academy, 81, Westbourne Park Road, London W2. Find out what exactly the difference is between gerunds and gerundives. 6.30pm–8pm, £40 (http://idler.co.uk)

January 31 Stroud Choral Society Fundraising Evening, Subscription Rooms, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Raising money to support the forthcoming setting to music of Roald Dahl’s The Giraffe the Pelly and Me (COUNTRY LIFE, October 29). Live music from Sarah Connolly and James Bowman among others, plus food and drink. Tickets from £20 (http://stroud choral.org)

February 25 Cosy kitchen cooking, Bettys Cookery School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. One-day course covering wholesome and comforting recipes, such as slow-braised beef cheeks and walnut and orange sticky-toffee pudding. 9am–4.30pm, £185 (01423 814016; www.bettyscookery school.co.uk)

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