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Families love libraries Until June 30

The Museums Libraries and Archives Council is inviting families to have their say on what makes their local library special, be it the staff, free IT access or activities, and to suggest one thing they would change. The consultation coincides with National Sure Start Month, a campaign showcasing family services. Results will be published on October 14 as part of Family Learning Week.

Tel: 020 7273 1444 www.mla.gov.uk

Outdoor theatre Until August 30

Family favourites such as The Railway Children, The Wind in the Willows, The Importance of Being Earnest and A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed against a backdrop of castles, historic houses and enchanting gardens throughout the summer. The 53 National Trust properties for the productions include Corfe Castle, Dorset, Trelissick Garden, Cornwall, and Calke Abbey, Derbyshire. The season is sponsored by Sky.

Tel: 0870 458 4000 www.nationaltrust.org.ukwhatson

NFT events Teachers' courses at the National Film Theatre, London, build on the British Film Institute's Starting Stories key stage 1 pack and Story Shorts KS2 pack. Fee pound;60. Other courses include: Teen Rebels, an introduction to film analysis for teachers and KS3 pupils, June 29, pound;7, and Teaching French Film at A-level, June 27, fee pound;100. Screenings include Spirited Away, July 3, Whale Rider, July 11, and The Wizard of Oz, July 13, pound;3, accompanying adults free. Booking essential.

Tel: 020 7815 1329 www.bfi.org.ukschools

Anne Frank exhibition Until January 31

The Anne Frank (+ You) exhibition recently held at St Paul's Cathedral will also visit Sutton Library, Woolwich Town Hall, the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, and Fife, Scotland. It includes a replica of Anne Frank's bedroom when she was in hiding and filmed interviews with British teenagers discussing how issues she contemplated in her diary, such as identity, freedom, racial hatred and conflict, affect them today. Also on display are 60 previously unseen, poignant childhood photos of Anne and Margot Frank taken by their father in happier days.


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