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OCTOBER 22 APPEAL: 1997 A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE

The Independent Appeals Authority for School Examinations will hear this appeal at 29 Bolton Street, London W1. 10am. Open to the public. Details: 0171 509 5348.

OCTOBER 24 REUNION

Teachers who taught at Crispin School in Street, Somerset, between 1973 (when it opened) and 1978 are invited to its 25th anniversary. Pupils who were in the first year in 1973 will also be attending. Details: Crispin School Reunion Committee, 01458 210144.

OCTOBER 24-30 TIE THE KNOT

This half term, children aged seven to 14 can learn about knots and their uses from a former Royal Naval Commander and discover the difference between a bowline and a sheepshank on board HMS Belfast, Tooley Street, London SE1. Several sessions daily. Booking essential. Details: 0171 940 6320.

OCTOBER 24-30 QUEST FOR CAMELOT

Drop-in interactive storytelling workshops, led by Arthurian characters from Camelot, are being held for families at the Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank, London SE1, linked to its current exhibition. There is also a Kid's Quest trail offering the chance to win a cut-out Merlin the magician to colour in and keep. Free after admission. Details: 0171 928 3232; 0171 620 2025 minicom.

OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 1 HALF TERM AT GREENWICH

Children can get a glimpse at the life of 19th-century sailor, Jolly Jack, and discover how a sextant works, the mysteries of the Bosun's Call and how it feels to go diving for mines. Plus storytelling on what life was like for a child aboard a man-of-war during the Napoleonic Wars and the Crowsnest Club aimed at young children. Events are held in the Old Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum. London SE10. Details: 0181 858 4422 or 0181 312 6565 (24 hours).

OCTOBER 24-31 HALLOWE'EN WITH THE NATIONAL TRUST

Eerie events at National Trust properties include: a "Ghost, ghouls and witches" activity day with spooky stories and costumes, October 24, 11am-3.30pm, at Dunster Castle, Somerset; a Hallowe'en Fair at Ardress House, Portadown, Northern Ireland, October 24, 3-7pm; and a "Phantoms of the forest" walk at Hardcastle Crags in Calderdale, October 31, 7pm. Details: 0181 315 1111.

OCTOBER 28 SWINGING CATS

Families can join in a cat chorus and a Painted Cat Face competition at two musical moggies shows at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1, 11.30am and 2pm. Music ranges from rock to classical and includes a version of the Cornish legend, "The Mousehole Cat". Tickets: Pounds 7 adults, Pounds 5 under 14s and concessions. Details: 0171 960 4242.

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