Country life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this weekend: a cheese-making course, Georgian miniatures and après-ski in Gloucestershire.

Exhibitions
November 25–December 9 ‘John Smart (1741–1811): A Genius Magnified’, Philip Mould & Company, 29, Dover Street, London W1. A unique collection of works by the Georgian period’s finest miniaturist (020–7499 6818; www.philipmould.com)

Until November 27 Tim Pomeroy, The Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond Street, London W1. Sculptures influenced by Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological sites around Scotland (020–7629 5116; www.faslondon.com)

Christmas fair
November 25 The Beaufort Christmas Fair, Newnton Dairy Farm, Brokenborough, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Christmas shopping, plus children’s entertainment and food. 11am–8pm, entry £6 (www.beaufortchristmasfair.com)

Lecture lunch
November 25 The Bishop, the Architect and the Masons, Trelissick Garden, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall. Michael Swift, stained-glass advisor to the Diocese of Truro, tells the story of the building of Truro Cathedral. 12pm–3pm, tickets £17.50, booking essential (01872 861032; www.nationaltrust.org.uk)

What to book this weekend
December 12–13 Rock the Cotswolds Après-Ski Party, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire. Enjoy snow-and-ice cocktails and alpine food, surrounded by pine trees. 2.30pm–7.30pm, tickets £10 in advance or £15 on the day, in addition to the cost of a ticket to the racing (0844 579 3003; www.rockthecotswolds.com)

January 15, 2015 Party for Perennial, The Roof Gardens, 99, Kensington High Street, London W8. Live music, a raffle and buffet-style bowl food. Supporting HortAid 2015. 7.30pm until late, tickets £45 or 10 for the price of nine (www.perennial.org.uk/party)

February 28, 2015 Artisan soft-cheesemaking course, Cook It @ Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Somerset. Learn to make your own halloumi, mascarpone, mozzarella, and butter, with Louise Talbot from Cutting The Curd. 10am–2pm, £65 including lunch and refreshments (01460 242775; www.cookitatfrogmary.co.uk)

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