Children can learn about gorilla behaviour and evolution from ape to man with the Dian Fossey Organisation as well as joining in storytelling and music workshops at Barbican Exhibition Halls, London EC2. Over 100 organisations concerned with development issues are participating. The programme includes: educational activities, a Christmas market selling crafts and fair trade goods from around the world, fashion shows, live world music, world cuisine and an international film programme. Admission Pounds 4, Pounds 2 concessions, children under six free. Details: 0171 737 6006.

NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5 THE INNER EYE:ART BEYOND THE VISIBLE Transport yourself to the "other side" and the inner world of dreams and fantasies which inspired the artists represented in this free Hayward Gallery national touring exhibition at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. It features Old Master drawings of religious ecstasy and miracles, visionary images by Bruegel, Fuseli and Blake, "spirit" photographs and conjuring devices. Details: 01273 713265.

NOVEMBER 25, DECEMBER 11 AND 12 THE PRACTICE EXCHANGE Series of events organised by the National Children's Bureau, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1, to allow practitioners and managers across all services to develop good practice together. Respective themes are: family support and child protection; babies and toddlers in group care; and child protection. A session on transition planning for young people with disabilities and special educational needs will be held in January. Details: 0171 843 60421.

NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 1 CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON N22 Over 350 craftsmen and women will be displaying their wares at the Alexandra Palace Christmas Craft Fair, among them 40 A-level students, who will be selling pottery, candles and other craft items they have designed and made during their Insight into Business Enterprise course, organised by Haringey Education Business Partnership. They will also encourage young visitors to help make faces and flowers from balloons. Admission: Pounds 7 adults, Pounds 5 concessions, Pounds 3 children. Reduced rate advance bookings and details from Marathon Event Management, 0181 366 3153.

DECEMBER 5 CAREERS FOR GEOGRAPHERS Symposium for sixth-form and undergraduate geographers at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7. The programme includes speakers from the media, environment, planning, financial services and industry on how they have used their geography degree. Information and conference packs will be available. Tickets: Pounds 3, Pounds 2 members, in advance from Alison Glazebrook, 0171 589 5466.

DECEMBER 11 SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY Robin Richardson, author, lecturer and education consultant, will give the Philip Lawrence lecture at Central Hall, Westminster, London SW1, 5.30 pm following a reception at 4.30pm. Organisers: Westminster Headteachers' Consultative Committee. Tickets Pounds 10 from Insted Ltd, 0171 372 0965. Proceeds will go to the Philip Lawrence Lecture Fund.

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