Events

22nd September 1995 at 01:00
FROM SEPTEMBER. AFRICAN ART AND UTAMARO STUDY DAYS

To complement Britain's festival of African arts (Africa '95) and the British Museum's exhibition on the 18th-century Japanese artist, Utamaro, the BM, London WC1, and Museum of Mankind, London W1, are running study days, teachers' evenings, gallery talks, slide lectures and films. Events include: African art for primary teachers, November 10 and 11; a teachers' evening with the London Association for Art and Design Education, September 28; an Utamaro study day for adults and teachers, September 30; and "North-east Africa across the millennia", December 9. Study days cost Pounds 10, Pounds 7.50 teachers and concessions. Some events free. Details: 0171 323 8508.

FROM SEPTEMBER. EASTERN ELECTRICITY SEMINARS

Eastern Electricity's education team is holding seminars to introduce teachers to its new series of work cards for primary children in the Eastern region. The cards were designed by some Bedfordshire teachers to complement EE's "Electric Box", which was sent to schools to help children learn about electricity. Ideas include Sparky the Clown, whose nose lights up using a circuit and switch, and using magnets to make a puppet theatre. Details: Schools' freephone, 0800 526671.

SEPTEMBER 23-NOVEMBER 26. AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 1890-1965

Works by over 100 major photographers selected from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. Photographers represented include: Jacob Riss, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Robert Frank and Irving Penn. Details: 0131 556 8921.

FROM SEPTEMBER 25. WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES AT THE LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM, COVENT GARDEN WC2

Key stage 2 and 3 pupils can participate in poetry on the move with Caribbean poet, Valerie Bloom, help design the transport of the future, investigate light in transport, join in handling sessions, or watch actors bring Second-World-War London to life, and the development of powered transport on the capital's streets since the 1800s. No extra charge but prior booking essential.

Six lunchtime talks onLondon design past and present will complement the museum's "Designed for London" exhibition. Tickets: Pounds 4.25, Pounds 2.50 concessions. Details: 0171 379 6344.

SEPTEMBER 26-FEBRUARY 7. TOURING FARADAY LECTURE:"JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY"

Eurotunnel and the Institution of Electrical Engineers are presenting this year's lecture about the Eurotunnel electric railway. Venues include: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Bristol, Liverpool, Harrogate, Sheffield, Cardiff and London. An education pack is to be distributed to all secondary schools. Details: David Dowle, IEE, 0171 344 8405 or Catherine O'Kell, 0171 747 6641.

SEPTEMBER 21-DECEMBER 10. THE ART OF AFRICAN TEXTILES: TECHNOLOGY, TRADITION AND LUREX. CARRINGTON: THE EXHIBITION

Exhibitions at Barbican Art Gallery, London EC2. The first features over 200 works ranging from the delicacy of Ghanaian Asante weaving to funky urban wax prints. Among the most striking exhibits are: a magnificent Egyptian applique and a Niombo, a lifesize cloth sculpture once used in the Kingdom of Kongo as a coffin. The Dora Carrington exhibition coincides with the release of a major British film about her life and includes paintings, drawings, woodcuts, illuminated letters and inventive decorative work. Details: 0171 382 7105.

SEPTEMBER 28-DECEMBER 15. MY FRIEND WILLY

This play about young men's perceptions of themselves and teenage attitudes to relationships, sex and sexuality is being performed around East Norfolk by Tiebreak Touring Theatre. Written by Robert Rigby, it covers many aspects of personal, social and health education. Details: 01603 426374.

OCTOBER 5. SOCIAL JUSTICE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY?

Lecture by Patricia Hewitt, deputy chair of the Commission for Social Justice, at Breakspears Lecture Theatre, Lewisham College, London SE4, 4.30-5.30 pm. Free tickets from: Lisa Hayman, 0181 694 3296.

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