Events

17th May 1996 at 01:00
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1. MAGIC BEHIND THE SCREEN - A CENTURY OF BRITISH CINEMA. Bradford's National Museum of Photography, Film and Television has extended this exhibition, which ranges from early Lumiere films in 1895 and the Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff's work on The Red Shoes to Merchant Ivory productions and the special effects in GoldenEye. An accompanying exhibition of film portraits, "Bob Willoughby: the Hollywood special", has been extended to August 7. Details: 01274 727488.

MAY 19

CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOUR

Workshop for teachers and parents on the Adlerian approach, which "allows adults to steer a path between anarchy and heavy-handed discipline - encouraging children to function as cooperative social beings, responsible for their own actions". It will be led by Jill Rodd, chartered psychologist and senior lecturer, Plymouth University, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1. Fee: Pounds 20. Details: Evelyn Arnell, 0171 286 5194.

MAY 22

PICTURES IN THE AIR

Storytelling will be brought to life in sign language and words at this schools' day organised by Lee Valley Park for deaf and hard of hearing children aged seven to 11. Starting off at Old Mill and Meadows car park, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, at 10.30am or 1pm, they will be led on a fun-packed, interactive and energetic exploration of the countryside. 70p per child (teachers and helpers free) bookable in advance. Details: Matthew Watts, 01992 717711.

MAY 23-JUNE 14

LONDON FESTIVAL OF INDIA'S SOUTH

The arts and culture of southern India presented by World Circuit Arts. The programme kicks off with free music, dance and street theatre (May 23-26) in Covent Garden's piazza and includes a season of dance drama at Riverside Studios (May 28-June 2), concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, an exhibition at the British Museum and educational activities at the BM, Nehru Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Victoria and Albert Museum and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Details: 0171 354 4141.

MAY 24-JUNE 2

THE GREENWICH AND DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Starting the proceedings with a bang will be a free firework display over, under and on both sides of the Thames.

Near the Royal Observatory, open-air jazz concerts with the likes of Cleo Laine and the Dankworth Generation Band will be staged and the traditional Greenwich Fair has been reintroduced. The Theatre Royal, Stratford East, is premiering Roy Williams' The "No-Boys" Cricket Club, and children will find the Arts Play Umbrella established in Island Gardens and the Walk the Plank Theatre Company's theatre ship moored at Greenwich Pier. Details: 0181 317 8687.

MAY 24-JULY 7

TAP, RUFFLE AND SHAVE

Visitors to this free interactive installation at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1, can experience an ice zone or heat chamber, feel the vibrations from an African log-drum, make electronic music with a wave of their hand or leave an imprint of their faces on a contour-mapping screen. Suitable for all ages and especially sensory-impaired people. Details: 0171 921 0600.

MAY 25-27

COMMONWEALTH CARNIVAL: THE CARIBBEAN

Caribbean cuisine and steel band music at the Imperial War Museum to accompany its exhibition "Together: the Commonwealth in war 1914-1953". Floella Benjamin will read extracts from her new children's book Coming to Britain, and Desmond Carty will demonstrate Jamaican drums and percussion. No extra charge. Admission: Pounds 4.50, concessions available. Details: 0171 416 5000.

MAY 26-27

THE EXTREMELY FLUTEWISE EVENT

Thousands of flautists of all ages and abilities are converging on the Barbican Centre, London EC2. "The Extremely Funny Flutewise" concert is among the highlights. Free foyer activities include a performance by the sexy Chippenflutes, lunchtime jazz and classical concerts, masterclasses, flute choir coaching, workshops (including flute aerobics) and the chance to perform in a 2,000-strong flute choir. Details: 0171 638 5403.

MAY 27-28

THE KOOKABURRA WHO STOLE THE MOON

Half-term entertainment for four- to seven-year-olds from REM Theatre Australia and the Cambridge New Music Players in the Purcell Room, South Bank, London SE1. An Aboriginal storyteller and dancer introduces children to a rich animal world which includes the flightless Emu and the slow and sleepy Wombat trundling along to the sounds of a tuba. There will be accompanying post-performance craft, music and percussion workshops. Tickets: Pounds 3.50 from the box office, 0171 960 4242.

JUNE 5

VOUCHERS: THE CASE DEBATE

Meeting organised by the Campaign for State Education at Central Hall, Westminster, London SW1, 5.30-7.30pm, calling for the abandonment of the nursery voucher scheme in favour of LEA-funded places. Councillor Peter Mullins of Buckinghamshire, is speaking "for" and Councillor Edward Lister, leader of Wandsworth, "against". Tickets Pounds 5 each, bookable in advance, CASE members free. Details: 0181 944 8206.

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