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MARCH 1-23

FREE ICT CONFERENCES

Educational technology company RM will hold conferences in Birmingham, Coventry, Wales, London, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle and Glasgow for senior managers, heads and deputy heads on how to use ICT in schools.

Speakers will include Owen Lynch and Niel Mclean, chief executive and director of learning respectively at Becta, and Stephen Heppell, director of Anglia Polytechnic University's Ultralab.

Tel: 08709 200200

www.rm.com

MARCH 3

TEACHING MASK THEATRE

MARCH 4

DEVISING

Trestle Theatre Company run these teachers' workshops at Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, Hertfordshire, from 10.30am to 5pm. The first will cover techniques such as hot-seating, characterisation and improvisation, and explore developmental work and devising. The second will look at presentation techniques such as masks, animation and physical theatre. Both encourage social development and co-operative working. pound;100 per course including sandwich lunch.

Tel: 01727 850950

Email: admin@trestle.org.uk

www.trestle.org.uk

MARCH 9-30

DRAMA MASTERCLASSES

The Theatre Royal Haymarket, London SW1, runs year-round workshops and talks for ages 17 to 30 led by most outstanding actors, directors, designers and writers in theatre today. All run from 2.30 to 5pm. The spring season starts with Opening Doors - Acting, March 9, in which a panel comprising an actor, agent and director will explore the realities of acting. Other classes: actress Patricia Hodge, March 16; Sonia Friedman, producer of the New Ambassadors Theatre, March 23; Phelim McDermott, actor, writer, director and a founder member of award-winning Improbable Theatre, March 30. pound;5 per event; pound;20 for five events.

Tel: 020 7389 9660

Email: masterclass@trh.co.uk

www.trh.co.ukmasterclass

MARCH 22

YOU-TV CONFERENCE This Rural Media Company conference in Hereford for teachers and youth workers will demonstrate how movie-making and analysis of films can be used across the curriculum and beyond.

Presenters will include Steve Goodman, founding director of Educational Video Centre, New York, and Cathy Poole, head of education, Watershed arts centre, Bristol. pound;100, includes lunch.

Contact Sarah Laws

Tel: 01432 344 039

Email: sarahl@ruralmedia.co.uk

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