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AUGUST 1-29 (THURSDAYS) ART OF GLASSMAKING SUMMER SCHOOL Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery has organised sessions on stained glass (Pounds 10); "classy glass" (Pounds 25) in which participants will make a paperweight or scent bottle; "sassy glass" (Pounds 6), in which ordinary wine glasses and jam jars will be transformed into decorative accessories, engraving (free), and silk painting (Pounds 10).

Booking essential. Details: Jo Cunningham, 0191 565 0723.

AUGUST 5-9 AND 12-16 RAINFORESTS Edinburgh Zoo's education centre is running one-week summer courses on "Rainforests" for 6 to 8-year-olds, 9 to 11-year-olds and 12 to 14-year-olds. There will be talks, visits to relevant rainforest animals and arts and craft sessions appropriate to each age group. Fee: Pounds 60. Details: Ros White, 0131 334 9171.

AUGUST 9 AND 16 VICTORIAN ART AND CRAFT SUMMER SCHOOLS National Trust summer schools for 7 to 13-year-olds at Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down, 10.30-12.30, and 2-4pm. Tickets: Pounds 1.50 bookable by July 29.

Details: 01396 881204.

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