* Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, which exhibits imaginative and colourful, mechanical sculptures, cartoons and toys at 33-34 The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2, is running a Design an Automata competition in association with Young Engineers. It is open to pupils aged seven to 15 and is structured around four regional events, followed by a national final in July at a London venue. It will be launched at the Design and Technology Education Show (see Event). For details, tel: 0171 379 7961.

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