What to do this weekend: October 16


Hamish Mackie Solo Show, 28 Cork Street

Until October 19
London W1
020-7287 8408

Works both old and new by one of Britain’s leading wildlife sculptors, including the life-sized bronze Leopard Stalking.


Caring for the tapestries at Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Palace

October 17, 6.30pm-8pm, £12
East Molesey, Surrey
0844 482 7777

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The Fantastic World of Fungi, Forest Garden Shovelstrode

October 26, 10am-5pm, £85
East Grinstead, West Sussex
07957 621672

Discover the multitude of fungi in Ashdown Forest. Includes lunch, tea and coffee.

A practical hands-on sheep course, Pentwyn Farm,

October 18, 10am-4pm, £35
Near Monmouth, Monmouthshire
01600 740600

Vet Hilary Jones introduces common ovine-health issues, with the help of Gwent Wildlife Trust’s flock of Hebridean and Hill Radnor sheep.


Countryside Live, Great Yorkshire Showground

October 19-20, advance tickets £8
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
01423 541000

Sheepdog displays, ferret racing, a working forge, fruit, vegetable and flower show and showjumping.


Eat Dorset Food Fair, Parnham House

October 19-20
Beaminster, Dorset

Cookery school and children’s events.

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A culinary tour of the Whistler Restaurant’s history, Tate

October 31, 8pm-11pm, £60
Millbank, London SW1
020-7887 8888

Explore food and drink from the 1920s to today.