FEBRUARY-JUNE WORD FEAST National celebration of literature organised by the charity, Feed the Minds, to raise money for literacy projects in Africa and Asia. Pupils and students are invited to share their favourite pieces of writing at events preferably organised within the next two months. Schools raising money are eligible for associate membership of Feed the Minds and 50 per cent off certain religious education textbooks. Free resource pack and details: Word Feast, Feed the Minds, Robertson House, Leas Road, Guildford GU1 4QW.
FEBRUARY STILL MOVING AFTER 100 YEARS To celebrate the centenary of cinema and to complement an exhibition opening at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, the WMC is screening a series of classic British films. A local expert will give a 20-minute introduction to each film. They include: Andrew Spicer, University of the West of England,. on Great Expectations, February 13, 8.20 pm, and Ian Aitken, UWE, on Henry V, February 18, 3.05 pm. There will be school screenings of these films on February 13, 1.30 pm, and 19, 10 am. Details: 0117 927 6444.
FEBRUARY 20 THE TERROR OF CHILDHOOD Children's mental health charity, Young Minds, is hosting a debate between Adam Phillips, child psychotherapist and author, and Suzanne Moore, writer and Guardian columnist, chaired by Libby Purves, broadcaster and journalist. They will look at the fears children and adults have of each other and the way we treat and care for our children. Venue: Commonwealth Institute, Kensington High Street, London W8, 7.45 pm. Tickets: Pounds 10, Pounds 7.50 members obtainable in advance from: 0171 336 8445.
FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 9 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Four sets of lovers experience love in all its forms -hallucinatory obsession, jealousy, sexual infatuation and genuine romance - in Shakespeare's popular comedy performed by students at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff. Directed by Paul Clements, WCMD's director of drama, the production is being taken to Budapest at the invitation of the Hungarian Academy of Drama and Film. Tickets: Pounds 4, Pounds 2 concessions. Details: 01222 372175.
MARCH TOWARDS THE MILLENNIUM As part of the decade-long festival, Towards the Millennium, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is staging 11 concerts of 1950s music conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the Royal Festival Hall, London SE1, St David's Hall, Cardiff, and in Vienna. Highlights include: Stockhausen's Gruppen, "Bernstein in the Fifties" with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and music by Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Britten. Tickets: Pounds 5.50-Pounds 30 from: 0121 212 3333.
MARCH 6 CHURCHILL AND THE HOLOCAUST Churchill's official biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert CBE, will give the annual Bernard Krikler memorial lecture organised by the Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library. Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects, Jarvis Hall, 66 Portland Place, London W1, 6.30 pm. Tickets: Pounds 2, free to Friends of the Wiener Library, from: 0171 636 7247.