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FROM SEPTEMBER

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN, LONDON

New clubs and classes at this centre include a music technology club and a percussion club for seven to 14-year-olds, pound;12 and pound;5 respectively, and a Saturday Musical Madness Club, 9.45am-1.45pm, for ages eight to 14, pound;15, which includes music technology, singing, composition, percussion, drama, dance, keyboards and violin. Existing classes include violin, keyboard and guitar, music appreciation for ages three to six and the Bush Kids Choir for age seven upwards. Money will be available to offer 32 subsidised places.

The Music House for Children, Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, London W12

Tel: 020 8932 2652 www.musichouseforchildren.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 23-24

CHAMPIONING SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS: CITIZENSHIP IN ACTION

This conference at De Montfort Hall, Leicester will aim to reduce school run congestion and encourage pupils to try walking and cycling.

Representatives from the Leicester Youth Council and the UK Youth Parliament are chairing the sessions. Speakers include: Stephen Twigg MP, parliamentary under secretary of state for schools; Sally Dowler (mother of Milly) on personal safety, and a student delegation from Massachusetts and California, where pupils are attempting to introduce a system similar to the UK's Safe Routes to Schools. UK students can join in online discussions and vote on a website.

Tel: 0117 915 0100 Email: conf@sustrans.

org.uk www.srsconference.org.uk www.saferoutestoschools.org.uk

OCTOBER 1

CONNECT AND CREATE

Creative learning is the theme of Surrey's annual arts conference in Woking for everyone working in arts and education in the region. Dr Bill Lucas, author, strategist and creator of "Family Learning Weekend", will examine theories of learning and sessions will look at learning environments including family learning, learning through the arts in primary school and using new technology to communicate with young people. Fee: pound;75 plus VAT. Tel: 01372 825123 Email: info@smartaudiences.co.uk

ARTWORKS

The new-look Artworks website for art and design teachers includes details of how to take part in the annual Artworks Awards and Children's Art Day held in early July plus information on Artworks research projects and a gallery of winners.

www.art-works.org.uk

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