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22nd October 2004 at 01:00
Rama and Sita

October 22-November 14

The spellbinding story of Prince Rama and his beautiful wife Sita has enthralled audiences in India, Tibet, Cambodia, Singapore and beyond.

Inspired by different incarnations of the tale, storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton has created a new version of the Hindu epic for everyone aged six upwards. School performances of Rama and Sita:Path of Flames will take place at 10.30am or 1.30pm in the Unicorn at the Pleasance Theatre, Carpenter's Mews, North Road, London N7. Tickets: pound;5 (one teacher free with every 10 pupils).

Tel: 020 7609 1800 www.unicorntheatre.com

Iron Ladies

October 22-April 2, 2005

"Iron Ladies: Women in thatcher's Britain", an exhibition at the Women's Library in London Metropolitan University, explores the experiences of Margaret Thatcher as Britain's first female prime minister and her legacy for women and the women's movement. Original material includes documents, photographs, posters and 1980s clothing.

Tel: 020 7320 2222 www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk

Maths is Mental!

November 6

This conference organised by the Edinburgh Centre for Mathematical Education at Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University, will focus on the five to 14 age group. Key speakers: Ian Thompson, visiting professor at Northumbria University, and David Crawford, Leicester Grammar School.

Tel: 0131 651 6431


Drama workshops

From November 10

Trestle Theatre is holding teachers' workshops on devising and teaching mask theatre on November 9 and 10 respectively, fee pound;100 per course including lunch (10 per cent discount if both courses booked). Also on offer are workshops for arts professionals on visualphysical theatre and mask theatre, November 16 and 17 respectively, fee: pound;55 per course including sandwich lunch (pound;100 if both courses booked). Venue: Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Tel: 01727 850 950 www.trestle.org.uk

Dolphin watch

Anyone who has sighted bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises, common seals and grey seals in the River Thames and its estuary are invited to visit the Zoological Society of London's website to complete a questionnaire. Data gathered will be used to support conservation plans for these and other animals using the waterway.

Visit www.zsl.org for information.

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