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MAY 1 AND 11. INDEPENDENT APPEALS AUTHORITY FOR SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS. The IAASE will hear appeals concerning English literature and business studies on May 1 at 10am and 2pm respectively, and for home economics (textiles) on May 1 at 2.30pm. All are at Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 and open to the public. Details: 0171-243 9245.

MAY 3-6

DORIAN GRAY

Musical at Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1, based on Oscar Wilde's classic novel and adapted by Rock Theatre Budapest. Cast includes two British guest actors, Claire Moore and Hal Fowler, and leading Hungarian actor, Attila Csengary, as the beautiful man remaining forever young while his portrait mirrors the hideous corruption of his soul. Tickets: Pounds 18, Pounds 14. Box office: 0171-388 8822.

MAY 8

OXFORD STREET CHILDREN'S PARTY

On the 50th anniversary of VE Day, the British Red Cross and the Oxford Street Traders Association are hosting a fundraising street party for more than 1,000 children aged five to 12 in Oxford Street, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. It will celebrate BRC's 125th birthday and promote the need for first aid training. Activities will include: bandaging competitions, quiz games with an emergencyhealth theme led by celebrities, stories by grandparents about VE day celebrations, clowns, street theatre and magicians. Details: Patricia Hodge, 0171-201 5017.

MAY 10

HEADTEACHERS' TASTER DAY

Outdoor management development and teambuilding for staff, and outdoor education for pupils at Bowles Outdoor Centre, Tunbridge Wells. No charge. Details: 01892 665665.

MAY 10

READING BACK: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND YOUTH CULTURE

Annual Woodfield lecture in room X401, department of information and library studies, Loughborough University, 10.30 for 11am, free. Speaker: Dr Kimberley Reynolds, director of the Children's Literature Research Centre, Roehampton Institute. Details: Professor Margaret Evans, 01509 223050.

MAY 24

RSPCA SCHOOLS DAY

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking schools across England and Wales to focus on animal themes and have an animal-friendly day. To obtain a free activity pack including details of a national design competition, please telephone 01403 223286.

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