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UNTIL JANUARY 31 MORE GRIMM TALES Carol Ann Duffy has adapted both famous and unfamiliar stories for The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London SE1. Funny, magical and cruel, they include: Rumpelstiltskin, The Hare and the Hedgehog, and Brother Scamp. Details: 0171 928 6363.

DECEMBER 16-END OF FEBRUARY THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Classic Theatre is touring this adaptation of Mark Twain's novel to Sevenoaks (01732 450175), Southend (01702 351135), Edinburgh (0131 220 4349), Peterborough (01733 552439), Norwich (01603 630000) and Manchester (0161 242 2525). Further dates to be confirmed. Free schools' workshops and education packs available. Details: Dawn Kellogg, 0171 486 1732.

DECEMBER 16 AND 29 FESTIVE FUN AT BRIGHTON MUSEUM For a small charge, storytelling, face-painting, quizzes, Santa's Grotto, decoration-making aimed at under-fives (10.30am-2.30pm). At Bee Bright sessions, December 29 (10am-12pm; 1-3pm), join in the medieval season of the bee and start the new year with a buzz. Tickets Pounds 3, available in advance from: 01273 292797. Under-eights must be accompanied.

JANUARY 21 WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT EXCLUSIONS: A MULTI-AGENCY APPROACH Conference organised by National Children's Bureau at Abbey Community Centre, London SW1. Key speaker: David Moore HMI. Workshops include: National Pyramid Trust Project, Tower Hamlets Schools Education Business Partnership and the Prince's Trust.Fee: Pounds 129.25, Pounds 123.38 members, Pounds 117.50 voluntary organisations and schools. Details: 0171 843 604241.

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