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UNTIL OCTOBER 12 THE POWER OF EROTIC DESIGN. The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1, is bringing together international 20th-century architecture, advertising, product, graphic, packaging, interior and fashion design for this exhibition. Sections include: "Erotic city 1900 - Vienna, Paris, London"; "Surrealism"; "Pop and the sexual revolution"; and "Speed, power and fast cars".Details: 0171 403 6933.

STARTING MAY 6 ELSECAR SPRING EVENTS

Elsecar Workshops in Barnsley is celebrating the opening of its new entertainment venue, Building 21, with performances of Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra by Northern Broadsides, May 8-10. Swamp Circus will perform their show and run circus workshops, May 28-June 1, and there will be jazz and swing evenings on May 17 and 20. Craftantique shows and the Northern Koi Carp Show will be staged later in the year.

MAY 7 EDUCATION FOR ALL? THE GLOBAL CRISIS IN BASIC EDUCATION

Save the ChildrenRSA Millennium lecture at the Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2, 6pm, to be given by Dr Fay Chung, UNICEF chief of education. Sir Christopher Ball, Campaign for Learning president, and Marion Molteno, education adviser, Save the Children, will respond. Tickets free but bookable in advance. Details: 0171 930 5115.

MAY 10 WRITING HISTORY

Seminar organised by London Socialist Historians Group at Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1. Topics include: comparative history; oral history; political economy; race and ethnicity; the history of socialists; the history of the ruling class; and the history of the women's movement. Fee: Pounds 10, Pounds 5 concessions. Details: Keith Flett, 0171 829 3097.

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