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Plant conservation April 5-6

Growing heritage: garden plants and conservation is a conference to agree on a plan for the conservation of garden plants. Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society and the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens at the RHS Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1.

Speakers include Simon Thornton Wood, assistant director RHS science and learning, and Gail Bromley, education development manager and international consultant for biodiversity education at Kew.

Tel: 01483 211465

Alice exhibition Now open

Alice through the Looking Glass is an exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre which is free with entry to the Science Mall. Through hands-on exhibits, visitors can explore the fascinating tricks that the brain can play. Other events include ScottishPower Planetarium shows, Our Place in Space and Junior Sky Tonight, and IMAX films Walking on the Moon, CyberWorld and Alien Adventure.

Tel: 0141 420 5000

Music workshops Easter holidays

Music House for Children workshops in Shepherd's Bush, London, will include: Chick Chick's Hunt for Easter Eggs, a drama, dance and art morning for ages three to five, April 4, pound;20; the Biggest Easter Egg Hunt Challenge in the Universe, a musical theatre spectacular for 5 to 10-year-olds, April 3-5, pound;35 one day, pound;60 two days, pound;95 three days; a costume and stage design workshop for ages 11 to 13, April 3-5, pound;40 one day, Pounds 70 two days, pound;110 three days; a Rock 'n' Pop songwriting and recording workshop for ages 10 to 16, April 5-6, pound;60 for both days.

Tel: 020 8932 2652

K'Nex Challenge Registration closes April 30

Young Engineers and Hasbro invite primary classes to design and make K'Nex models. Regional finals will be held in June and July, and the national final in September, as part of the annual celebration of engineering. The winning team will receive pound;1,000 for their school and runners-up will get Pounds 500. Free K'Nex kits will be awarded to all schools and teams participating in the final.

Tel: 01428 727825 Email:

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