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UNTIL MARCH 1

(WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY) X-ERT: DESIGN, REGENERATION, COLLABORATIONS

Multi-media exhibition, at Sutton House, Hackney, London E9, of urban regeneration and environmental projects carried out by young designers at the Hackney-based Free Form Arts Trust Details: Patrick Burton, 01712493394.

FEBRUARY 9-28

TO SEE IS TO UNDERSTAND

Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, 17 Carfton House Terrace, London SW1, celebratingthe excellence and variety of work produced by pupils from James Allen's Girls' School, Dulwich, London.

Details: 0171 930 6844.

FEBRUARY 9,16,23

SCIENCE LECTURES

Chief scientific adviser and head of the Office of Science and Technology, Sir Robert May, will discuss whether we are getting better at exploiting our scientific and innovative capability in the first of three lectures atthe Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street London WC2, 6pm. The other lecturers are Dr Simon Schaffer, Cambridge University, on "The decline (and success) of science in England", and Professor Alec Broers, Cambridge University vice-chancellor, on "Innovation and invention, or insight and investment: what is important?"

Tickets: 0171 9762423.

FEBRUARY 14-20

GET ANIMATED!

Fun for all the family atthe Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank, London SEl. Every hour from 1O.30am - 3.3Opm a half-hour illustrated talk will explore the story of animation from spinning optical toys like the Zoetrope and early cartoons like Gertie the Dinosaur to modern animation methods using models, cels (animation frames) and film.

Visitors can then have a go themselves at simple animation techniques. No extra charge.

Details: 0171 401 2636.

FEBRUARY 14,15,18

CRUEL TO BE KIND?

Relive the dread of the blindfolded patient undergoing surgery before anaesthetics, rediscover the herbal remedies of the past in a hands-on demonstration complete with pill- making and poultices and watch a reconstruction of a Victorian amputation atthe Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St Thomas's Street, London SEl, 2.3Opm. Suitable for children. Details: 0171955 4791.

FEBRUARY 16-22

LIGHT AND FORCE

Temporary science based interactive exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, London NW9, will provide fun for all the family. Details: 0181 205 2266.

FEBRUARY 16,18

HALF-TERM HEAVEN

Ten-piece jazz band The hKippers led by Paul Bradley (Nigel in Eastenders), kick off a special children's programme at the South Bank, London SEl.

Bring brown paper bags and join in the musical mayhem. For children aged six upwards, Naomi Adler will read her tale Jumping Mouse, passed on to her by Sioux medicine man, Seven Arrows, and follow it with mask-making, chanting, instrument-playing and Native American dancing. Finally, Faustin Charles will use rhymes and music to do some "Caribbean Counting" with children under five.

Tickets: Pounds Pounds 5. Details: 0171 9604242.

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