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1st July 2005 at 01:00
Rock and pop festival July 11-14

More than 2,000 children are involved in this extravaganza at the NEC, Birmingham. It includes children's music workshops; work experience placements in sound, lighting, video engineering, stage management and rigging; and evening concerts for family and friends featuring more than 70 young bands.

Tel: 0121 743 2483 www.rockandpop.org.uk

Two novels examined July 18 and September 7

Patrick O'Brian's action-packed Master and Commander and Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy are the respective subjects of panel discussions at the British Library, Euston Road, London NW1, 6.30-8pm.

Panellists include authors Hari Kunzru, Tim Lott, and Professor John Sutherland, chair of this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Tickets: Pounds 6; pound;4 concessions.

Tel: 020 7412 7222 Email: Box-Office@bl.uk www.bl.uk

Looking at literature September 3

The journal Children's Literature in Education is holding a 35th birthday conference at Middlesex University. It will feature appearances by authors Peter Hollindale, Posy Simmonds, Michael Rosen, Nick Tucker and Kim Reynolds, as well as a look to the future from the journal's North American editor Margaret Mackey, and a children's performance. Fee: pound;70 (includes lunch, wine and a copy of the journal); pound;35 concessions.

Contact Carolyn Pitkin for details.

Email:c.pitkin@mdx.ac.uk

Tel: 020 8411 6363

British music halls Until October 29

A free exhibition at Bodleian Library, at Oxford University, reveals the story of the music hall, 1850-1920. Featured are richly-illustrated sheet music for songs such as "Champagne Charlie", as well as posters, cigarette cards and artefacts. Background music provided by early recordings is also available on CD.

Tel: 01865 277063 Email: music@bodley.ox.ac.uk

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