Events

16th May 1997 at 01:00
MAY 17 AND JUNE 14

GRADUATE ADVICE DAYS: JOURNALISM

The Media Training Centre at 1 The Tything, Worcester, is holding two open days on training and employment opportunities for would-be journalists. Details: 01905 610678.

MAY 24-26

SAXON FESTIVAL

The Saxon walled town of Wareham will echo to the clash of Celtic swords as hundreds of members of the re-enactment group Regia Anglorum re-create the Saxon way of life. The festival will include a small Saxon village on the edge of town, an "invasion" by a 40-foot replica of the Saxon ship Godstad, torchlit procession, ship burning and displays of spinning, weaving, food preparation, music and everyday life before the Norman conquest. Details: 01929 551163 or 01929 557268.

MAY 24-29

HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES

One-hour sessions at Reading Museum include: singing and percussion with Medieval travelling musicians for all ages, May 25, Pounds 1.25; "Amateur archaeologists: Whose bones are these?" for ages eight to 14, May 27, Pounds 1.25; and "Art alive! Beautiful buildings" for children aged eight upwards, May 29, Pounds 1.25. For adult amateur archaeologists, there are "Art in antiquity" sessions on May 24, Pounds 2.25 and on May 20 as part of Adult Learners Week, "Dress from the age of Jane Austen" for anyone aged 14 plus, Pounds 2.25. Details: 0118 939 9800.

MAY 24-JUNE 1

MALAYSIAN FAMILY WORKSHOPS

A team of Malaysian artists has flown over specially to lead these workshops for ages eight to 14 at the Commonwealth Experience, Kensington High Street, London W8, 10.30am, 1pm and 3pm. They will include the secrets behind shadow puppets and kite-making. Fee: Pounds 6.50 (includes CE entry and one heliride journey over spectacular Malaysian scenery). Booking advisable on 0171 603 4535. Workshops will also run during the summer holidays.

MAY 24-JUNE 1

BOAT WEEK

Highlight of this event at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, is the International Wooden Boat Show, where visitors can see dinghies, canoes, skiffs, dayboats, yachts and motorboats, and children can paddle coracles, build model boats and make flags and pennants. Admission: Pounds 2.75, Pounds 1.75 concessions, children under 16 free. Boat Week activities are free and will include demonstrations of boating skills, historic boats, film shows, storytelling and stage performances. Details: 0181 858 4422.

MAY 26

TOMAS KUBINEK: MASTER OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

The rubber-faced contortionist, acrobat, magician, clown and storyteller from the Czech Republic frantically tries to clean his teeth while balancing multiplying toothbrushes in his mouth and, with flying goggles, helmet and a giant pair of flappable canvas wings, mounts a unicyle and flies above the stage. This show for children aged five plus is presented at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1, 11am and 2pm, in association with the Scottish International Children's Festival. Tickets: Pounds 6 adults, Pounds 3 children from 0171 960 4242.

MAY 28-29

FREE HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES

A poster design competition and Indian toy making workshops for children aged seven plus at The Ragged School Museum, 46-50 Copperfield Road, London E3. Plus treasure hunts for children aged five plus and Victorian lessons for families on June 1. Details: 0181 983 1452.

JUNE 6 DRAMA IN THE CLASSROOM Course organised by Liverpool John Moores University at Holmefield House, I M Marsh Campus. Led by John Airs, educational drama consultant co-author with Chris Ball of new publication Key Ideas: Drama - on teaching primary drama (Folens Publishers). Fee: Pounds 65. Details: John Latham, 0151 231 5261.

JUNE 12

ANNE FRANK DAY

Teachers' packs are available from: Anne Frank Educational Trust, PO Box 11880, London N6 4LN, 0181 340 9077. The pack includes a competition to win a Maple multimedia computer, digital imaging package, a Sanyo digital camera, a colour printer and a year's free connection to the Internet. Overall winner of the 1996 AFD Schools Charter Competition was Oakthorpe Junior School, Enfield, Middlesex. Joint winners for artistic interpretation were Durham School for Girls and Ashley School, Chester.

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