Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this weekend: make a start on your Christmas shopping or listen to some Britten at the Royal Albert Hall.
November 8–9 Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor, Berkshire. More than 150 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries exhibiting, with prices from £40 to £4,000. Tickets £7 in advance, £9 on the door (01753 591892; www.windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk)
November 9 The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair, Kingsley Sports Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire. More than 120 tables of vintage fishing tackle and books for sale, plus reel repairs and rod restorations. 9am–2pm, entry £2 (07980 274383)
November 10–12 WellChild Christmas Fair, Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham, Gloucestershire. Luxury gifts for sale, plus festive cookery demonstrations and Champagne tasting. Advance tickets from £6 or from £12 on the door (0845 458 8171; www.wellchild.org.uk)
November 9 Remembrance Sunday: Britten’s War Requiem, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7. Performed by the Royal Choral Society, supporting Veterans Aid. 3.30pm, tickets from £17.29 (0845 401 5045; www.royalalberthall.com)
November 11–12 A Dreamer of Dreams, Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh. Celebrating the life and career of Sir Robert Lorimer, the ‘Lutyens of the North’, with guided visits, discussions and receptions. Organised by the Lorimer Society: for details, email Prof Aline-Wendy Dunlop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What to book this weekend
November 15 A Game Supper, Bruisyard Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk. Supporting the Countryside Alliance. 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets £50 (01728 639000; www.bruisyardhall.co.uk)