UNTIL SEPTEMBER 8. LUCIAN FREUD
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, is staging the only exhibition of painting by Freud in Britain this year. An accompanying education programme has been organised, supported by James Cropper Plc. A pack is available for Pounds 3.50 and a work sheet for 20p. Group sessions can be booked for Pounds 15 on top of individual admission fees. Details: 01539 722464.
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15. CAPTAIN COOK'S PAINTER: JOHN WEBBER (1751-1793), PACIFIC VOYAGER AND LANDSCAPE ARTIST
John Webber accompanied Captain Cook on his last expedition. This exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester University, traces that journey and includes watercolours made on sketching trips around Britain and Europe. Free admission. Details: Penny Hamilton, 0161 275 7450.
JULY 11. MANAGING EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND PROJECTS
Workshop for college staff at Novotel, Birmingham, on the development of project management systems for Objective Areas 2 (designated areas affected by industrial decline such as the West Midlands) and 3 (projects to reduce long-term unemployment and integration of young people into the labour market). Fee: Pounds 115. Details: Sylvia Merris-McDonald, National Training Resources, 01827 63919.
JULY 11-14 (SCHOOLS' DAY, JULY 11) GONGOOZLING: A CUT THROUGH TIME
Key stage 23 groups can cruise through 200 years of canal time with British Waterways' new living history show taking place on a narrowboat at Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon. It follows one boat family through the canal boom, the rivalry with the new railways and family life on board as wives and children are drafted in as crew. Activities include using hands or feet to "puddle" a section of the new cut. Pre-booking essential. Details: 01923 226422.
JULY 18. WRIGHT ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL FUNDRAISING CONCERT
The best in acoustic music and comedy will be gathered at Wright Robinson High School, Manchester, 7.30pm, to raise money for a garage for the school minibus. The line-up includes poet Les Barker; "the funniest man on the British acoustic scene", Vin Garbutt; Clive Gregson, singer and guitarist; and Keith Hancock with his new band Famous Last Words. Tickets Pounds 6 from the school, 0161 370 5121, or Spiv Promotions, 0161 370 7248, or Decoy Records, 0161 832 0183 (credit cards).