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UNTIL OCTOBER 15 WEOBLEY WATERCOLOUR WEEKS A choice of eight courses for all levels of experience with Bob Kilvert and colleagues conducted in his 14th-century house in a medieval village. They include pencil drawing, pen and ink, and collage and range from flower painting to landscape. A range of specialist courses is also offered. Fee: Pounds 330 + VAT, Pounds 132 + VAT non-res. Details: Bob Kilvert, The Old Corner House, Broad Street, Weobley, Hereford HR4 8SA, 01544 318548.

ALL SUMMER PAINTING HOLIDAYS The Painting Holiday Directory lists courses in Britain and across Europe and even some in Turkey, North Africa and New Zealand.

They range from structured college courses to relaxed "house-parties" with expert tuition. The book is illustrated with full-colour examples of locations and of tutors' artwork and costs Pounds 4.50 post free from PHD Pubications, PO Box 1, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE19 2EB.

AUGUST 14-25 SEPTEMBER 18-22 ARABICENGLISH TRANSLATION SUMMER SCHOOL RUSSIAN VACATION SCHOOL Organised by and held at the School of Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. The first is aimed at native speakers or those with a degree or equivalent. Tuition fee: Pounds 145 per week. The second is offered at three levels - beginners, elementary and post-HigherA-level. Tuition: Pounds 120-Pounds 130. Accommodation available on campus. Details: Christine Wilson, 0131 451 30043014.

SEPTEMBER 4-NOVEMBER 5 BLOOM READING HOLIDAYS Week-long holidays in secluded, comfortable houses in beautiful countryside in Argyll, Yorkshire and North Wales. Each programme has two host writers, among them Beryl Bainbridge, Bernice Rubens, Iain Chrichton Smith, Deborah Moggach and Desmond Hogan, and includes a reading list, discussions and walks. Fee: Pounds 295. Details: Stuart Delves, 0131 333 4547.

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