Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this weekend: visit an art exhibition in London, learn about coppicing or attend a William Blake festival.

Exhibitions
Until January 23 ‘RASA: Essence of India’, Royal Geographical Society, 1, Kensington Gore, London SW7. Original works on paper and sculptures capturing the spirit of the country (020–7591 3000; www.rgs.org)

Until January 24 ‘Face to Face: British Portrait Prints from the Clifford Chance Art Collection’, Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2. Featuring works by Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney and Gavin Turk (020–7405 2107; www.soane.org)

Until February 14 ‘No Foreign Land’, The Fleming Collection, 13, Berkeley Street, London W1. Evocative landscapes from Scottish artists (020– 7042 5730; http://flemingcollection.com)

Day out
January 15 Woods and wassail, Lower Woods, Wickwar, Gloucestershire. Get a taste of woodland management: learn to coppice, become familiar with the wildlife and, at dusk, toast the trees in the traditional way. 10am– 5pm, booking essential (www.wildlifetrusts.org; 01452 383333)

Festival
January 16–31 Inspired by Blake, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Oxfordshire. A festival of talks, panel discussions, workshops and live performances, all themed around the art, poetry and philosophy of William Blake (01865 333623; www. ashmolean.org)

Book now
February 5 Making the most of your veg box, The Cookery School at Daylesford, near Kingham, Gloucestershire. Never be flummoxed by mystery tubers or brassicas again. 9.30am–4pm, £175, including lunch and refreshments (01608 731620; http://daylesford cookeryschool.co.uk)

February 25 Gardens in the Romantic Era, The Garden History Society, 70, Cowcross Street, London EC1. The National Trust’s Richard Wheeler on how the gardens of the early and mid 18th century were received by the next generation. 6pm for 6.30pm, tickets £10 (020–7608 2409; www.gardenhistory society.org)

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