27th November 1998 at 00:00
UNTIL JANUARY 4. INSIGHTS ON GERMANY. Scotland Street School in Glasgow's interactive exhibition covers Germany's geography, history and culture. Free tours and activity sheets are available to schools. New displays at Glasgow's Museum of Transport include: "Travel 100 Years Ago" and "Shipbuilding on the River Clyde".

Details: 0141 287 2747.

NOVEMBER 27-29. JOURNEY OF COCOA AND CHOCOLATE. This exhibition, originally mounted at Kew Gardens by the International Cocoa Organisation, now forms part of an international festival ofchocolate at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1. From December, schools will be able to set it up on their own premises. Details: 0171 307 8810.

NOVEMBER 27-29. INTERNATIONAL PLAY WRITING FESTIVAL. Sample the five best plays from this year's playwriting competition at the Warehouse Theatre, Croydon, November 29, from 5pm. Tickets: Pounds 5, Pounds 4 concessions; Pounds 7.50 (with supper). On day one, 7.30pm, there will be an international showcase, and on day two, 7.30pm, original work from the Warehouse's writers' workshops. Tickets: Pounds 4, Pounds 3 concessions. Details: 0181 681 1257.

DECEMBER AND JANUARY. ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY. The world-famous touring exhibition can be seen in Enfield, Middlesex, next month and Derry, Armagh and Belfast in Northern Ireland in the New Year. Details: 0181 340 9077.

DECEMBER 1. CHRISTMAS EVENING OPENING. A bullrush-weaving workshop and storytelling for children and lectures for their parents are some of the activities at this annual event at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1, 6-9pm.Canticum will perform traditional Christmas carols and visitors will be able to see (without crowds) such exhibits as the Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and sculptures from the Parthenon.

Admission: Pounds 5 adults, Pounds 2 children, Pounds 10 family tickets. Details: 0171 323 8605.

DECEMBER 4-17. BICENTENARY OF INCOME TAX. On December 3, 1798, William Pitt announced the introduction of income tax to fund the Napoleonic Wars, an occasion the Inland Revenue andother bodies are marking with a free exhibition in Somerset House, London WC2. Introduced by "Pitt" himself, it will tell the story of tax through the ages with eyecatching displays, many interactive, including the original Act on parchment and Gordon Brown's budget box. School groups welcome. Details: 0171 438 6692.

DECEMBER 5. ANNUAL FELLOWS DAY LECTURES. The Physical Education Association is hosting this event at the Rembrandt Hotel, Kensington, London SW7, 2pm. Speakers: Dr Nicholas Tate, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; and Dr Peter Warburton, Durham University. Tickets: Pounds 5. Details: 01732 875888.

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