JAMES ENSOR 1860-1949 AND DON McCULLIN: SLEEPING WITH GHOSTS
Two exhibitions at the Barbican Art Gallery, London EC2. The first features more than 140 paintings, prints, drawings and rarely seen works by Belgium's foremost expressionist artist. The second is the first major retrospective of one of the world's greatest photo-journalists. It features over 250 prints from major stories McCullin covered in England, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Indonesia, and religious festivals he has visited in India over the past 10 years. Details: 0171 588 9023.
PORTRAIT OF A SCHOOL
The annual Christian Schiller memorial lecture will be a presentation by the Crawley Ridge community - "a progressive school facing and overcoming the pressures of market forces". Venue: Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London SE1, 10.30am to 1pm. Fee: Pounds 2. It has been organised by the National Association for Primary Education and The Schiller Group. Details: John Coe, 01865 890281.
SEPTEMBER 24, 30
Beryl Bainbridge, Peter Carey and John Fowles will appear together at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1 on September 24, and you can hear Martin Amis, Richard Ford and A L Kennedy on September 30. Details: 0171 960 4242.