Conferences and courses

23rd February 2001 at 00:00
The National Society for Education and Design's annual conference will be held on May 19 at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SE1. It will examine the National Foundation for Educational ResearchRoyal Society for the Arts report on 'Arts Education in Secondary Schools: effects and effectiveness'. NSEAD, the Gatehouse, Corsham Court, Corsham, Wiltshire SN10 0BZ.Tel: 01249 714825.

Students, sixth-formers and anyone with an interest in classical music and of recordings from all periods and genres are invited to a study day, Music and Recording: a Century of Change, at the British Library conference centre, 96 Euston Road, London WC1, March 24. It will explore how the invention and development of recording has changed musical attitudes and activities. Speakers include: Timothy Day, curator of Western art music at the National Sound Archive; and Professors Peter Hill, David Milson and Eric Clarke from Sheffield University. Fee: pound;25, pound;20 concessions. Tel: 020 7412 7332. E-mail: Nw destinations in The Painting Holiday Directory include Nepal, the romantic lakes of Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Zanzibar and Morocco with in-depth study available at university and college summer schools. Non-painting companions can embark on alternative courses at many of the centres. The book is illustrated with paintings inspired by past holidays. pound;5 from: PHD Publications, PO Box 1, Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE19 2EB. Tel: 01830 540215. E-mail: Bristol Old Vic is running theatre courses for young people this summer. From July 30 to August 11, students aged 11 to 18 can work alongside practitioners at BOV and the Queen Elizabeth Hall Theatre. Course options include: acting, design, musical composition, stage management, lighting and sound. The junior course, August 20-24, allows nine to 10-year-olds to work with actors, directors and designers. Both courses culminate in a full length performance. Send SAE to: Bristol Old Vic Education Department, King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED.

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