A day for teachers, parents and others who work with children and young people to share their experiences and explore creative alternatives to countering violence. Organised by National Peace Council and Peace Education Network at Manchester Town Hall. Fee: Pounds 10, Pounds 5 unwaged. Details: Religious Society of Friends, 0171 387 3601.
Family show put on by seven performer-musicians at the Purcell Room, South Bank, London SE1, 2pm, as part of the British Festival of Visual Theatre. Tickets Pounds 4 (suitable for children aged 7 upwards). Other events include Zic Zazou's mixture of music, madness and comedy at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, November 8, 11.30am, tickets Pounds 5, forming part of the Oris London Jazz Festival; and the London Philharmonic Orchestra's schools' education concert, "Scenes from Russia", at the Royal Festival Hall, November 21, 10.45am and 12.15pm, tickets Pounds 3.50 (suitable for five to nine-year-olds). Details: 0171 960 4242.
FORKBEARD FANTASY EXPLODE!!!
Forkbeard Fantasy Theatre Company is running daytime workshops for special needs students and evening workshops for adults about Bonfire Night at The Castle, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. They will afford a taste of film, animation, video and sculpture and the chance to perform live at the end of the week. Details: 01933 270007.
DAYS OF RALLIES AND ROSES
More than 40 years' involvement in the student, labour and trades union movements are documented in this free photographic exhibition at the TUC Centre, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1, presented by Fred Jarvis, former general secretary, National Union of Teachers. It includes images of life in Russia and Poland in the 50s, the fall of the Berlin Wall, marches and rallies during 18 years of Conservative rule and the 1997 general election. Details: 0171 636 4030.
DEATH AND SURVIVAL IN 20TH CENTURY MEXICAN ART
Professor Oriana Baddeley is giving this free London Institute lecture at the Cochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, WC1, 7pm. Almost coinciding with Mexico's famous Days of the Dead, it will trace the development of the rhetoric of death within Mexico's cultural and political debates. Tickets: 0171 242 7040.
Multimedia resources exhibition for Jewish educators organised by Research for Quality in Jewish Education at London Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1, noon-6pm. Details: 0171 612 6872.
OBSERVE THE HEAVENS
The University of Hertfordshire Observatory, Hatfield, is open to the public this evening. Check out their sophisticated astronomy equipment and (weather permitting) see the Moon, planets, stars and distant galaxies. Tickets (Pounds 3 adults, Pounds 2 concessions, children free) from Vivien Mizon, 01707 284602.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: THE NEXT GENERATION
Special BBC Antiques Roadshow for children and young people at Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. Free but entrance ticket essential. Details: Liz Nicol, 0117 974 2421.