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* Professor Ken Robinson is the keynote speaker at All our Futures - making it happen. The one-day conference for artists and educators will debate ways of implementing the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education, which Professor Robinson chaired. Conway Hall, London, November 26. (pound;50, tel: 0171 670 2434.)

* The Indian festival of Diwali is celebrated at the Victoria and Albert Museum with henna hand-painting, Rangoli (traditional art of floor decoration) and stories from November 4 - 7. Details: Education Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, tel: 020 7942 2197,

* Stilgoe Saturday Concerts is a series of concerts for children at London's Royal Festival Hall on November 6, February 5 and March 11. They feature music by symphony orchestras including the National Children's Orchestra, the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music. Tickets: pound;10, pound;7, pound;4.50. Details: The Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, tel:0171 960 4242,

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