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APRIL 20-MAY 27 TIERRA DE TEMPESTADES: LAND OF TEMPESTS New art from Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery reflecting all aspects of life, from celebration and humour to suffering and violence. Luiz Gonzalez Palma's sepia photographs of the Mayan people, for example, are a memorial to the thousands of Indians who have disappeared under the Guatemalan dictatorship.

Joanne Bernstein, curator will talk about the three countries and the exhibition on April 20, 11.30 am. Free tickets available in advance. Details: Nicola Coleby, 01273 713265.

APRIL 27 AND JULY 6 ROCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS APPEAL A Scottish evening (7.30 pm start, tickets Pounds 2 adults, Pounds 1 children, under-fives free) and a summer ball, (6.45 for 7.30 pm, tickets Pounds 15, Pounds 7. 50 to RGS students in Years 12 and 13) have been organised by the Rochester Grammar School Association to raise money for a performing arts block building. Support is also sought from the business community. Details: Jenny Wallace, RGSA, co 7 Beech Grove, Higham, Rochester, Kent ME3 7BB, 01474 822185.

APRIL 28-MAY 4 NATIONAL DEAF CHILDREN'S WEEK The National Deaf Children's Society has organised a number of events for the week culminating in a festival of performing arts at the Unicorn Arts Theatre, London W1. Other events on the NDCS calendar include technology open days in Birmingham, June 21-22. Details: 0171 250 0123 (voice and text).

APRIL 30 A-LEVEL APPEAL The Independent Appeals Authority for School Examinations is hearing an A-level history appeal at Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11, 1.30 pm. Open to the public. Details: 0171 243 9245.

APRIL 30 A FAIR DEAL FOR SHROPSHIRE Public meeting in college hall, The Community College, Bishop's Castle, to consult over the need for a further campaign to protect all the endangered local services of south-west Shropshire. Details: David Preshous, head of Community College, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AY.

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