Science Museum events June-August
Some of the props, costumes and creatures used in filming The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy are on display at a new exhibition at the Science Museum, London SW7. Co-created by the museum and the team behind the recently released film, it recreates Arthur Dent's fantastic voyage and looks at some of the science that shapes our lives, the world and the universe. Visitors can also take in Nanotechnology: Small Science, Big Deal, running until August 31, or catch the end of the free Move Over Einstein exhibition (until June 12), which is part of a series of events marking Einstein Year. The main exhibit, Thinking Einstein, an interactive replica of Einstein's bike, allows children to pedal, brake and steer their way on a journey through the great man's mind. To pre-book tickets, Tel: 0870 870 4868 www.sciencemuseum.org.ukhitchhikers
School grounds week June 8-15
Learning through Landscapes, in partnership with Persil's "Dirt is Good" campaign, is inviting schools, including early years groups, to register for its free pack, Break Out! as part of National School Grounds Week.
Crammed with ideas for fun, challenging and creative activities, it encourages children to get active and dirty outdoors and see muck as a natural part of experiencing and embracing life. Register at www.ltl.org.uk
Community opera June 17 and 18
Performing alongside two professional opera singers, 11 groups of adults and children are performing One Breath, a new opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, in Doncaster Dome, June 17, and Sheffield, June 18, 7pm. The second performance is in Manor Lodge, the castle where Mary was imprisoned for 11 years. English Touring Opera commissioned the music and the words include extracts from Mary's writings and lyrics devised by the community groups involved. Tickets: pound;2 adults; pound;1 children.
Tel: 01302 370999 (Doncaster); 0114 249 6000 (Sheffield)
Food in schools June 18
The British Nutrition Foundation's annual conference, at Weetwood Hall, Leeds, will explore the Food in Schools Programme, school lunches and the promotion of food to children, and provide a nutrition update. Key speaker: Peter Toft, HMI, on food inspection in schools. Fee: pound;75.
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