Exhibitions
February 27-March 14 ‘A celebration of British design, craftsmanship, engineering and innovation’, Linley Belgravia, 60, Pimlico Road, London SW1. Celebrating the nation’s luxury brands, from Nyetimber to Purdey and Hornby (020-7730 7300; www.davidlinley.com)

February 26-June 8 ‘Spitting Image’, Cartoon Museum, 35, Little Russell Street, London WC1. Characters from the award-winning satirical puppet show, including Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Richard Branson (020-7580 8155; http://www.cartoonmuseum.org)

March 1-April 26 ‘Home Lad, Home: The War Horse Story’, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire. The moving history of horses on active service during the First World War, as depicted in paintings by Lucy Kemp-Welch, Cecil Aldin, Lionel Edwards, Algernon Talmage (above), Lady Butler and Edwin Noble (01590 676969; www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk)

Until March 2 ‘From Britain with Love’, 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London W1. Recent paintings by Charlotte Partridge, with a focus on British landscapes (020-7491 7322; www.54thegallery.co.uk)

Day out
March 1-4 Pancake Flipping, Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire. Watch the annual pancake-flipping contest and have a go yourself (01952 433424; www.ironbridge.org.uk)

Festivals
March 1-9 Crickhowell Walking Festival, Crickhowell, Powys. Guided walks, talks and courses in map interpretation and navigation (01873 811970; www.crickhowellfestival.com)

March 5-9 StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews, Fife. Contemporary poetry from across Scotland and the rest of the world (www.stanzapoetry.org)

What to book this weekend
March 7 ‘An Audience with Clive Aslet’, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent. Country Life’s Editor-at-Large speaks about the extraordinary late 19th- and early-20th-century American owners of Britain’s country houses. 6.30pm for 7.15pm. Tickets £20, booking essential (01622 765400; www.leeds-castle.com)

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