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APRIL 17 AND 18? - LIVING WILLOW

Learn to weave tunnels and fences with Jon Warnes at Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhithe Street, London SE16. Fee: pound;39.50 a day; pound;75 for two days. Details: 0171 231 1010.

APRIL 20 - AMERICAN ADVENTURE WORLD

The theme park in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, is offering general national vocational qualifications students the chance to learn about business, marketing, tourism and leisure, customer care and health and safety. The programme includes four lectures, two park activities, lunch and free time to enjoy the attractions. Lecturers and students' notes will be supplied. The course is supported by Driffield Travel. Fee: pound;10. Details: 01773 531521.

APRIL 24 PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR PRIMARY MENTAL MATHEMATICS

APRIL 29-30 - LITERACY AT KEY STAGE 3-4

Insets at the London Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. The first will be led by Shirley Clarke, the Institute's in-service education and training co-ordinator for assessment, fee: pound;85, and the second is a cross-curricular project aimed at literacy and special needs co-ordinators, bilingual team leaders and local education authority advisers led by Gunther Kress, professor of English at the Institute, fee pound;120. Details: 0171 612 658991

APRIL 24-26 AND JUNE 26-28 - PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE CORE CURRICULUM

Organised by School of Education, Exeter University, at Crossmead Conference Centre, Exeter, leading, if required, to a qualification. Speakers include: Professors Martin Hughes and Ruth Merttens. Fee: pound;365 residential, pound;240 non-res. Details: Lesley Tricker, 01392 264981; e-mail: L.A.Tricker@exeter.ac.uk

APRIL 24 - Costume is Social History: TRANSLATING HISTORICAL REALITIES FOR STAGE AND FILM

Talk and case-study workshop by Deirdre Clancy at Wimbledon College of Art, Theatre Design School, London SW19. Ms Clancy was costume designer for Mrs Brown and received an Olivier Award for best costumes for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Love's Labour's Lost. Drama teachers and theatrefilm students welcome. Fee: pound;65, pound;45 concessions, pound;25 students. Details: Maxwell Steer, 01747 870070; e-mail: mms@enterprise.net

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