National Children's Art Day is on June 20 and is part of Big Arts Week, June 15-22, an initiative to get children and young people involved in the arts. Activities include artists working with schools and larger scale projects such as the national "art shadow" programme, which involves children spending a day with leading artists, assisting them in their work. Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota and artist Anthony Caro were among those participating last year. In addition, pound;60,000 is to be given away at Tate Modern, London SE1, in the annual Artworks Young Artists of the Year Awards, funded by the Clore Duffield Foundation.

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See the work of Royal College of Art graduates in textiles, architecture and interiors, design products, computer related design, industrial design engineering, vehicle design, animation, communication art and design, conservation and history of design at The Show: TWO. It will be at the RCA, Kensington Gore, London SW7, June 28-July 7. Free admission. Tel: 020 7590 4567

Fifty pairs of tickets worth pound;17 are available to TES readers for the Artists and Illustrators Exhibition on July 25-28 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1. Send your name, address and telephone number on a postcard by July 15 (not forgetting to quote The TES) to: Aamp;I Magazine, 188-194 York Way, London N7 9QR. As well as trying out arts materials before buying and attending demonstrations, workshops and lectures, visitors will be able to meet artists, including Tony Hart, who will be creating his "Hartoons". Children's art will be on sale in aid of Mencap. Tel: 020 7700 8500

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