Exhibitions

October 24-November 8 Paul Rafferty, Portland Gallery, 8, Bennet Street, London SW1.

Oils painted en plein air (020-7493 1888; www.portlandgallery.com)

Until October 31 ‘The Art of Plaster’, Lawrence House Museum, Launceston, Cornwall. Works by architectural sculptor Geoffrey Preston (01566 773277; www.lawrencehousemuseum.org.uk)

Lecture

October 24 Blenheim Lecture 2013, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Dr William Whyte on architectural conservation. Tickets £25, including wine and refreshments. Cheques payable to the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust should be sent to Mrs Julia Twynam MBE, Merestones House,
Woolstone, Faringdon, SN7 7QL

Tasting

October 24 ‘Awardwinning English food and wine’,
The Pantry, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. 7pm, tickets £60, including a five-course dinner and wines (01423 224290; www.thepantryharrogate.co.uk)

Festival

October 26-November 3 Wild Boar Week, various venues, Rye, East Sussex.
Woodland tours, food safari, plus special menus in local restaurants (www.wildboar.org.uk)

Masterclass

October 25, Biscuiteers Icing Pop-up, Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1. Learn to create eye-catching treats. 1pm, £10. Booking essential (www.indytute.com)

Day out

October 27 Apple Day, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
Taste rare varieties, cakes and ciders, get pruning tips from East of England Apples and Orchards Project experts and order heritage rootstocks. £3 plus admission price (01223 336265; www.botanic.cam.ac.uk)

Book now
October 31 ‘The Irish Country House: A Chronicle of Change’, Lettsom House, 11, Chandos Street, London W1. The Irish Georgian Society’s autumn lecture-David Hicks charts the histories of several well-known houses. Tickets £15, booking essential. Send cheques payable to the IGS
London Chapter to Colm Owens, Kilner House, Clayton Street, London SE11 5SE

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