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UNTIL MARCH 12 DIRECTION '97: THE COLLEGE EXHIBITION. Central St Martin's College of Art and Design exhibition at the Lethaby Galleries, Southampton Row, London WC1. Details: 0171 514 7022.

UNTIL MARCH 20 FOUNDATIONS FOR FAME

Free exhibition of the work of eminent artists who started out on a foundation course at either Camberwell, Central St Martin's or Chelsea School of Art between 1964 and 1988. Venue: London Institute, 65 Davies Street, London W1. Artists represented are: Stephen Farthing, Denzil Forrester, Nicola Hicks, Zebedee Jones, Mike Leigh, Ray Markey and Julian Opie. Details: 0171 514 6000.

UNTIL MAY 4 LOVIS CORINTH FEBRUARY 25-JUNE 8 TURNER'S WATERCOLOUR EXPLORATIONS 1810-42

Exhibitions at the Tate Gallery, London SW1. The first includes more than 90 oil paintings and 70 watercolours, drawings and prints demonstrating Corinth's modern interpretation of traditional subjects such as the Bible, mythology, the nude, portraiture, landscape and still life. The self-portraits Corinth painted each birthday are a special feature. Advance tickets from First Call: 0171 420 0000. At the second exhibition, several Turner Bequest "Colour Beginnings" watercolours will be on display. Free admission. Details: 0171 887 8008.

UNTIL MAY 26 MODERN ART IN BRITAIN 1910-1914

Paintings by Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso are displayed alongside the work of British artists they "inspired", including Vanessa Bell, David Bomberg, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant and Augustus John at the Barbican Art Gallery, London EC2. Also showing is "Lucie Rie and Hans Coper: Potters in Parallel". Details: 0171 382 7105.

FEBRUARY 26 SCHOOL'S OUT

The Birmingham branch of School's Out, a group that works for lesbian, gay and bisexual equality in education, meets every last Wednesday in the month, 8pm, The Fox, Lower Essex Street. Details: PO Box 5205, Birmingham B14 7RD.

FROM MARCH 1

Free seminars are being run at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, on: houses and homes (March 1); shops and shopping (May 14); transport (June 11); and industry (July 2 - this will include the launch of the museum's industry resource book). All begin at 4pm. There is also an all-day seminar on June 21 starting at 9am. The museum's real shops, houses and workshops authentically demonstrate life around the turn of the century. Booking form and free school visits pack from: Margaret Taylor, 0121 557 9643.

MARCH 7 THIRD INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK LECTURE

At Eltham Hill School, London SE9, 2pm, Sukvinder Stubbs of the Runnymede Trust will talk about the role of women as bridge-builders between communities and the responsibilities they carry in sustaining their cultures. Details: Mr D Carter, 0181 859 2843.

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