Information days for interested professionals organised by the National Deaf Children's Society in London (fee Pounds 75) and Leeds (Pounds 58.75).
The first will include: under-fives policy and practice; governors' responsibilities; school-based assessment and specialist services; statementing - effective parental consultation; and transition planning - involving young people. Details: Sarah Jeffrey, 0532 823458.
NOVEMBER 5-8 THE ART OF ANIMATION The Flintstones, Top Cat, Yogi Bear and many more cartoon characters created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera will be featured in this Stoke on Trent City Museum exhibition. The artwork is for sale and includes original pencil drawings, limited edition paintings on clear sheets of acetate or celluloid, and comic strip art.
Details: Ian Vines, 0782 202173.
NOVEMBER 5 TOWARDS A CAREER IN DANCE Careers symposium organised by the National Resource centre for Dance and Dance and the Child International at the Laban Centre, Laurie Grove, London SE14.
Details: NRCD, Surrey University, 0483 259316.
NOVEMBER 6-26 CAMBRIDGE ELGAR FESTIVAL This celebration of British music includes: Cambridge University Opera Society's performance of "The Spanish Lady"; a Vaughan Williams concert performed by Selwyn College Music Society and Chapel Choir; the finale of a week spent in primary schools by the Toll House Company and a young people's workshop led by Compact Opera. Details: Gillian Perkins, 0223 350544.
NOVEMBER 7-27 BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN'S Contributors to Ireland's largest arts festival include: Five Guys Named Moe, Kokuma Dance Theatre, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Ulster Orchestra, BBC Big Band, Bearcat Cajun Playboys, the Royal Shakespeare Company's regional tour of Henry VI - the Battle for the Throne, Belfast Community Circus School, Don Pullen's African Brazilian Connection, Craig Raine, James Fenton, Jon Snow and Donald Woods. Plus film season, exhibitions and children's events. Details: 0232 665577.
NOVEMBER 7-9 SCHOOLS PROM The best of schools' music introduced by Richard Stilgoe, Bob Holness and Antony Hopkins at The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7. Tickets: 071 589 8212.
Concert enquiries: Music for Youth, 081 870 9624.
NOVEMBER 11-18 STUDENT SCREENINGS AT THE 38TH LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Students at London schools and colleges are invited to free screenings of Broken Harvest, Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, I Like It Like That, Shorts Programme, Tales from a Hard City, and Crows, all at 10.30 am. Venues: Museum of the Moving Image and National Film Theatre on the South Bank, London SE1, and Odeon West End. Details: Richard Rickitt, 071 928 2601.
NOVEMBER 12 CHILD PROTECTION AND THE PRE-SCHOOL CHILD Training day organised by National Association of Nurseries in Colleges, Universities and Polytechnics (NANCUP) at Hull University. Brian Lawson, a multi-agency child protection officer for Wakefield, will cover how to respond positively to child abuse within your workplace, how statutory agencies work together to protect children, and how children and adults recover from child abuse. Fee: Pounds 35, Pounds 30 members. Details: Nicola McEvinney, 0482 466274.
NOVEMBER 12 SECONDARY RETURN TO TEACHING COURSE Taster day for teachers wishing to sample this new course, organised by the Roehampton and West London Institutes. Venue: Froebel Institute College, Roehampton Lane, London SW15. The course will update students on recent educational legislation and curriculum practice in science, technology, music, modern foreign languages, PE, and geography, and include a placement in school and careers advice. Details: Pauline Lewis, 081 392 3300.