Events

4th September 1998 at 01:00
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 18 THE BEST OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART

Exhibition at Proud Galleries, 5 Buckingham Street, The Strand, London WC2. Details: 0171 839 4942.

SEPTEMBER 5 GLOBAL SHAKESPEARE

English language expert, Alan Maley, will explore problems and solutions to teaching Shakespeare in overseas classrooms at this workshop for teacher trainers and teachers of English as a foreign language organised by Voluntary Service Overseas at the Globe Theatre, Bankside, London SE1, 10am-3.30pm. Tickets: Pounds 10 including lunch. Also on offer is an optional tour of the Globe, 5.30-6.30pm, tickets Pounds 4, and an optional performance of The Honest Whore, 7.30-10.30pm, tickets Pounds 5-Pounds 20. Details: Mick Reid, VSO, 0181 780 7518.

SEPTEMBER 7-11 BRITISH ASSOCIATION SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The final day of this event in Cardiff will be devoted to celebrations for the total eclipse of the Sun to take place next August. It will include opportunties to view the Sun safely, photographs and video sequences of solar eclipses, presentations on how to set up your own eclipse experiment, and, for young people, "Sunshade: the Eclipse", a drama workshop exploring the terror of losing the life force of our planet (free tickets from Sarah Weobley, 0171 973 3062). Details: 0171 973 3500.

SEPTEMBER 12 NATIVE RITES

Dancers, singers, musicians, drummers and storytellers will be taking over the nooks and crannies of the Barbican Centre, London EC2, during this "cultural celebration of America's first peoples". Other attractions include an exhibition, "Native Nations: journeys in American photography" running until December 13, and workshops. It forms part of the Centre's year of American culture, "Inventing America". Details: 0171 638 8891.

SEPTEMBER 12-13 ARMED FORCES WEEKEND

Re-enactors from the War of the Roses, English Civil War, Rifle Brigade and World Wars One and Two will demonstrate drills and skirmishes in the arena at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London NW9, and set up authentic encampments showing daily life. Activities include: a cadet assault course competition and regiment band music. Admission: Pounds 3, Pounds 2 children. Details: 0181 205 2266.

SEPTEMBER 12 REUNION

Former pupils are invited to a "Big Splash" at Pipers Corner School, High Wycombe, where the Old Girls' Association will be relaunched as "Cornerstones". There will also be a champagne reception and the laying of a cornerstone by chairman of governors, the Countess of Buckinghamshire. Details: Priscilla Francis, 01494 718255; e-mail: pipers@enterprise.net

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