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A to Z October 23-31

This festival for children and teenagers in Buxton, near Manchester, will feature acting, dancing, DJ'ing, performances, screenings and urban art among the events organised by Buxton Opera House. Tel: 0845 127 2190 www.buxton-opera.co.uk

A-level food technology November 6

A British Nutrition Foundation conference at the Great Hall, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7. Aimed at GCSE and A-level food technology teachers and A-level students, it will give an update on recent developments.

Fee: pound;25 teachers; pound;10 students.

Email: m.christofi@nutrition.org.uk www.nutrition.org.ukalevel2004.htm

Unilever International Schools Art Project

Schoolchildren aged five to 18 are invited to create works of art on the theme Show Me! Tell Me! Connecting and Communicating, which links with Bruce Nauman's current display in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Closing date: October 25. One artwork from each participating country will be displayed at Tate Liverpool, November 4-6. Winning artists spend three days in London, including a creative session at Tate Modern. The work will be displayed in the National Theatre foyer, London, in February. For details and an education pack Tel: 01932 263000 www.unileverseries.com

Webit: website design competition

Channel 4 and the Institution of Electrical Engineers are inviting students aged 13-19 to create an original and engaging website. A free teachers' CD-Rom is available containing cross-curricular lesson plans and a copyright-free library of images, sounds and video. Closing date: December 17. Prizes include iPods, and a VIP trip to the set of a top Channel 4 show. Entries must be submitted online at www.channel4.comwebitenter Teachers' registration: www.channel4.comwebitteachers

Global Canvas National Schools Art Competition

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation invites entries from young people aged 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16 on the theme Fragile Planet, by February 11. Up to 50 entries from each age group will be judged by wildlife artist David Shepherd at the Natural History Museum, London, in March. Prizes will include an afternoon at David Shepherd's studio and Daler Rowney artistic materials.

Tel: 01483 272323 Email: dswf@davidshepherd.org; www.davidshepherd.org

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