Country Life rounds up the best activities this weekend: go hunting for antiques or book a place for your child on a fun-filled countryside skills course.

Exhibitions
October 18–November 5 Richard Pikesley, The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset. New landscapes (01935 815261; www.jerramgallery.com)

Until November 22 ‘Another Life, Another World’, Piano Nobile, 129, Portland Road, London W11. Watercolours by Paul Nash made between 1910 and 1946 (020 7229 1099; www.piano-nobile.com)

Show
October 16–19 Chester Antiques Show, Chester Racecourse, Cheshire. More than 40 dealers, many of whom are BADA and LAPADA members. Thursday to Saturday 10.30am–5.30pm, Sunday 10.30am–5pm (01886 833091; www.penman-fairs.co.uk)

Talk
October 21 ‘Shaping the Air: the Voice and Radio’, The British Academy, 10–11, Carlton House Terrace, SW1. Marking 60 years since the first performance of Dylan Thomas’s radio play Under Milk Wood on the BBC. 6pm–8pm, entry free, but registration required (020–7969 5200; www.britac.ac.uk)

What to book this weekend
November 15 National Point-to-Point Awards Dinner and Dance, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Tickets £75, including Champagne reception, three-course dinner, awards ceremony and dancing (01285 841920; www.pointtopoint.co.uk)

November 1 Ben Fogle’s School of Wild, The Lakes by Yoo, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire. Children will learn key survival techniques and bushcraft, from firelighting and shelter-building to foraging, skinning rabbits, basket-weaving, charcoal-making, woodcarving and bow-andarrow making. £110 per child (01367 254263; www.schoolofwild.com)

November 22 Art of perfume workshop, Sara Lucia Academy, Steyning, West Sussex. Artisan perfumer Sara Knights will help you to learn about the different fragrance families and create a signature scent, which you’ll take home with you. £75, including refreshments and all materials (www.saralucia.org)

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