Workshops and readings with over 40 poets from five continents are being held at The South Bank Centre, London SE1.
Participating poets include Nobel Prize winners, Czeslaw Milosz and Derek Walcott. Details: 0171 921 0600.
UNTIL NOVEMBER 8
This exhibition at Glasgow's Burrell Collection marks the Chinese Year of the Tiger and aims to help save the animal from extinction. For all age groups, it includes contemporary art work, wildlife and natural history specimens, exciting film and hands-on displays. Details: 0141 287 274748.
UNTIL NOVEMBER 8
BIRMINGHAM READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL
Ian McEwan, Benjamin Zephaniah, Roy Hattersley, Edwina Currie and Linton Kwesi Johnson are just a few of the literary names appearing in this year's festival, which includes comedy, performance poetry and drama.
Over 90 discussions, debates, readings, performances and lectures are being held all over the city. Details: 0121 303 4244.
OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5
JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL OF NORTH LONDON
BRIGHTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The first festival is being hosted by the Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road, London N2, the second at a number of Brighton venues. The Phoenix has organised educational workshops with the Spiro Institute, November 2-5, 1-4pm, for key stage 2 and GCSE students on such topics as: Blacks and Jews; understanding the Holocaust; and the ghetto experience. In Brighton, there will be a children's Holocaust study day, November 16, 10am-3.30pm. Details: 0181 444 6789 (London); 01273 640642 (Brighton).
First of a series of open days for anyone considering full-time higher education at The University of Wales College, Newport. The other dates are: February 3, March 17 and April 28. Details: 01633 432432.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO
A photograph of a grief-stricken Algerian woman, taken by Hocine shortly after the massacre in Bentalha, was selected as the 1997 WPP. It is on display along with 199 other powerful, disturbing and moving news images at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1. Details: 0171 960 4242.
NOVEMBER 5,19 AND DECEMBER 10
SPEAKING UP FOR FURTHER EDUCATION
Public lecture series at the new hospital site of the Greenwich University School for Post-Compulsory Education and Training, London SE10, 6.30-8pm. The lectures will be given by Adrian Perry, Lambeth College principal; Ruth Silver CBE, Lewisham College principal; and Henry Ball, Lewes Tertiary College principal. Details: Patrick Ainley, 0181 554 4019.
LONDON LANGUAGE SHOW
Teachers visiting the Novotel Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith, London W8, can discover the latest methods of learning languages from French, German and Spanish to Urdu and Chinese. Over 100 exhibitors are showcasing the latest equipment and a programme of seminars, workshops and training sessions has been organised with the Association of Language Learning, the Department for Trade and Industry and the Language National Training Organisation. Admission is free; seminars Pounds 18. Details: Alison Osmani, Brintex, 0171 973 6648.
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
Dr Weston Fields, executive director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Trust, Israel, will discuss the origin, content and significance of these 800 documents, which include the oldest copies of the Hebrew Bible, at the Institut Francais cinema, 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7, 7pm. Tickets are Pounds 7, Pounds 5 concessions from the organisers, The College of Psychic Studies on 0171 589 32923.