What to do this weekend: August 23


Until September 15
‘The House at Pooh Corner’, Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire. Previously unseen illustrations by E. H. Shepard, plus kites, a family quest trail and installations by Cabaret Mechanical Theatre (01794 340757; www.nationaltrust.org.uk)

Until September 8

‘A Ralph Steadman Retrospective’, The Cartoon Museum, 35, Little Russell Street, London WC1. More than 100 originals from the last 50 years that first appeared in Punch and Private Eye (020-7580 8155; www.cartoonmuseum. org)


August 24

Dumfriesshire & Stewartry Foxhounds Sheep-racing, Terregles Banks, Dumfriesshire. Betting, barbeque and music, 4pm. Tickets cost £10 from Jane Cook, plus £10 to own a sheep (01387 721215; 07989 996230)

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August 29

‘Country Cooking for Children’,
Thyme at Southrop Manor, Southrop,Gloucestershire. Introductory course for ages 8-14, including a tutored kitchen-garden walk(weather permitting) and egg collecting. 2pm-4pm,£55 (01367 850174; www.thymeatsouthrop.co.uk)

August 31

Rib Eye Clay Shoot, Trull Farm, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Bacon rolls at 9am, lunch at 1pm. £125 per gun (£75 for 17 years and under) or £500 for a team of four. For the Countryside Alliance and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity (www. ribeyeshoot.com)

September 5

‘Divine Music for Trumpets and Voice’, Mansion House, London EC4. Celebrating the life of Handel with Simon Russell Beale and the Elysian Singers. 7.30pm, tickets from £80 (020-7246 4021; www.thelordmayorsappeal.org)

September 14
‘Chimney Meadows and the Upper Thames Living Landscape’, River & Rowing Museum, Henleyon- Thames, Oxfordshire. A talk by Lisa Lane of the Wildlife Trust. 11.30am (coffee from 11am, £7 (http://rrm.co.uk)

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