23rd February 2001 at 00:00
Murillo: Scenes of Childhood, at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 until May 13, is the first international loan exhibition of 17th-century Spanish paintings of ragamuffins and urchins, the street children of Seville.

Murillo in Context, running alongside it, is especially designed for school groups. An accompanying education programme includes young artists' classes and a National Science Week drop-in event on March 23, which will look at how paint and pigment were made in the 17th century and examine the materials, tools and techniques used by Murillo. Price pound;2. Tel: 020 8693 5254. Web: Vision 2001, the British Journal of Photography's interactive imaging event for professional photogrphers and photography students, takes place at the Commonwealth Institute, London SW7, April 25-27. It will feature free seminars and workshops and a series of lectures given by high-profile photographers. Contact Lara Matthews, tel: 020 7306 7051. E-mail: web: Children will be encouraged to make art in school and at home, see art in galleries and their local environment, make art displays and meet artists and find out about their work on National Children's Art Day, July 5. More than 200 events will be run in galleries and museums for children, teachers and parents. Artworks, PO Box 105, Rochester, Kent ME2 4BE. Tel: 0870 2412762. E-mail: Web:

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