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MARCH 9-11 AND 29-31, 7PM

PAINT, SAID FRED!

John Sessions is performing a one-man show on the life and times of Frederic Leighton at the Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London W1, to coincide with its Leighton exhibition. Sessions' reincarnations include a heated exchange between Joe Pesci and Robert de Niro enacting Gericault and Delacroix, Dirk Bogarde as Ruskin and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Prince Albert. Matinees will be held at 5 pm on March 10 and 29-31. Tickets: Pounds 15 from 0171 494 5676.

UNTIL JUNE 6

TODOS SANTOS AND THE TIERRA FRIA VILLAGES

Maya, the Guatemalan Indian Centre at 94A Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6, is staging a free exhibition of the brilliantly brocaded costumes of the Mam of Todos Santos and San Juan Atitan plus Kanjobal and Chuj embroideries. Evening events include: a lecture about education and drug rehabilitation programmes among Honduran streetchildren on March 21 (Pounds 1.50), and the film, Winds of Memory (about Indian resistance to military dictatorships) on March 13 (Pounds 1 donation suggested). The centre is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Details: 0171 371 5291.

MARCH 15-24

SET 96

National celebration of science, engineering and technology organised by the British Association for the Advancement of Science at hundreds of locations across the country. Full programme available on the Web: http:www.psyc.abdn.ac.ukba or on Science Line, 01345 600 400 (1-7 pm weekdays).

MARCH 16

ASK THE ASTRONOMER ROYAL

The Astronomer Royal will release hundreds of balloons from the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London SE10, and answer questions about black holes, comets, galaxies, cosmology and other mysteries of astronomy.

Details: 0181 858 4422 or 0181 293 9618 (24-hour information line).

MARCH 16

SPACE DAY

Activities for children (accompanied by adults) at the Liverpool Museum linked to space and its exploration. There will be storytelling, and chances to make a sundial and other instruments and to look at space information on the Internet. Free admission. Details: 0151 478 4747.

MARCH 19

CAMPAIGN AGAINST BULLYING AT WORK

The second CABAW meeting will be held at the House of Lords, 11am. The group aims to establish a national helpline for people being bullied and to get legislation introduced giving individuals rights of complaint at tribunals.

People interested in joining and contributing time, skills, experience or funds are welcome.

Details: Chris Ball, MSF Union, 50 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN.

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