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UNTIL JANUARY 8 CHRISTMAS AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON WC2

Using a cardboard interactive compact disc, available free from information desks, children aged seven and over are invited to sort out a jumbled selection of heads, bodies, legs and phrases and identify the pictures to which they belong. Plus gallery talks for five to 11-year-olds, December 27-31, on such themes as "by magic", "through the air" and "on four legs", a circular quiz for adults with prizes, and seasonal lunchtime lectures. Details: 071-839 3321.

UNTIL JANUARY 20 YOUR RIVERS, CLEAN RIVERS?

Free exhibition for visitors to the Thames Barrier Visitors Centre, Unity Way, Woolwich, London SE18. Topics include: pollution prevention at home and in industry, chemical and biological monitoring, and types of pollution and their effects. Details: 081-854 1373.

UNTIL MARCH 15 SEBASTIAO SALGADO - WORKERS: ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE In the Serra Pelada goldmine of Brazil, workers crawl over the earth like ants; Sicilian fishermen wrestle with giant, grimacing tunafish; and blackened firefighters in Kuwait slump in exhaustion during the Gulf War. These images are included in this exhibition at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, of people who earn their living by physical toil. Details: 0274 727488.

DECEMBER 17-JANUARY 21 PICASSO'S LATE ETCHINGS BTSouth Bank exhibition at Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery featuring mythological and theatrical subjects from the suites The Magnificent Cuckold (1968) and the El Greco-inspired Burial of Count Orgaz (1969). Details: 0452 524131.

DECEMBER 27-31 AND JANUARY 2-3 PREHISTORIC PRACTICES Period craft activities and storytelling sessions for families at the Museum of London, EC2 to celebrate the opening of the new Prehistoric London gallery. Children can watch a coracle being made, decorate sophisticated jewellery inspired by archaeological finds, decorate their faces or bodies with washable paint as prehistoric people did, and more. Details and booking: 071-600 3699 ext. 200.

DECEMBER 29-30 RED RIDING HOOD Puppet show at Sutton House, Homerton High Street, London E9 which has been inspired by the wood engravings of Thomas Bewick. Plus vintage magic and competitions. Admission: Pounds 3, family tickets Pounds 5.50 (for two), Pounds 8 (for three), Pounds 10 (for four). Early booking advisable: 081-986 0221 or Arcady Bookshop, 59 Wilton Way, E8, 071-254 0416.

JANUARY 2-7 WINTERSCHOOL '95 Lectures, public debates and workshops looking at the future for architecture and architectural education. The event has been organised by students from the Birmingham School of Architecture, University of Central England, in the Custard Factory, Institute, Digbeth, and other venues in Birmingham City Centre. Details: Sean or Alastair, 021-331 5167.

BEGINNING JANUARY 11 UNTIL MARCH 23 COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADERS AWARD SCHEME Tutor training days for this Central Council of Physical Recreation scheme are offered in Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Cardiff, Exeter, Oxford, Bedford, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Durham and Belfast. Fee: Pounds 65, Pounds 30 morning only. Details: Ron Tulley, 071-828 31634.

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