THE ARTS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS
RICH AT HEART: WHY YOUNG PEOPLE MUST HAVE THE ARTS
Lectures in the Arts Matter series organised by and held at The Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2, 6 pm. The first will be given by Sir Alan Cox CBE, former chair, Allied Steel and Wire, and the second by Ruth McKenzie OBE, executive director, Nottingham Playhouse. Free but booking essential. Details: 0171 930 9286.
I M MARSH COLLEGE, LIVERPOOL: REUNION
The organisers of this reunion of the class of 1974-77 (environmental education) have been unable to contact two people. They are Laura Dilworth and Jane (nee) Saunders, who taught in the Dover area and is possibly married to John Jones. The reunion will be held in a Lake District hotel. Please contact Sue Pearce, 01424 445323.
NOVEMBER 15, 22, 29
PIECES FROM THE PAST
Lunchtime lectures about recent excavations around London Bridge Station and Borough High Street for the Jubilee line extension project will be held at the Museum of London, London Wall, EC2, 1.10pm. A small display of recent finds will be in the museum's entrance hall, November 18-December 16, including a second-century amphora from France and Roman pottery and glassware. Details: 0171 600 0807.
UNTANGLING THE THREADS
Symposium about contemporary craft at Angel Row and Djanogly art galleries, Nottingham, linking the exhibitions: "Shifting planes: Peter Chatwin and Pamela Martin" and "Crossing strands: innovation in contemporary textiles". Speakers include: Pamela Johnson, critic and writer, and the artist Peter Chatwin. Tickets Pounds 15, concessions Pounds 9 (includes lunch). Details: 0115 951 3189.
THE CHALLENGE OF DEPENDENCY: THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING IN A GIRLS' SCHOOL
Lecture at the Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3, 7.30pm, by Florence Heller, who was a counsellor at the Haggerston Girls' School for nine years. Tickets: Pounds 6, Pounds 3 members. Details from the Forum for the Advancement of Educational Therapy and Therapeutic Teaching, 0181 998 4224 (evenings).
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE:OXFORD STUDY DAY
Part of the "Way Ahead" project, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council, this free taster day in higher education is aimed particularly at black and Asian adults unfamiliar with HE. Sixth-formers also welcome. Details: Peter Forsaith, 01865 247644 ext. 3225.
NOVEMBER 21-DECEMBER 1
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL
Bristol's celebration of the short film at Watershed Media Centre. Programme strands include French cinema, cartoons and the movies, and new work from Bristol and the South-West. There will also be a screenwriting workshop, children's show, and Laurel and Hardy afternoon. Details: 0117 922 4636.
NEW MOVES IN AFRICAN DANCE
Bode Lawal and the Sakoba Dance Company are performing a new programme at the Purcell Room, South Bank, London SE1. Pieces include: "Travelling", in which live djembe drumming accompanies Bode Lawal in his exploration of the twists and turns of life's journey, and "JunkJunkie", in which the dancers use the imagery of drug addiction and live contemporary percussion to portray a throwaway society. Details: 0171 921 0600.
A MATTER OF OPINION
Twenty groups of children and young people from northern England are running workshops and making presentations about Article 12 of the UN Convention, which states they have a right to have their opinions taken seriously by adults when decisions are being made. The event is being run by the Participation Event Group in association with UNICEF, and is sponsored by Save the Children Fund, local authorities and businesses. Details: 0191 232 3258.