A dance theatre version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale at The Roadmender, Northampton College Arts Centre, with a score composed and played live by Electronic Box. Tickets: Pounds 5, Pounds 3 concessions. Details: Roadmender, 01604 604222, NCAC, 01604 734218.
UNTIL AUGUST 17 RHAPSODIES IN BLACK: ART OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
The rich artistic legacy of the Harlem Renaissance ranges from the music of Duke Ellington and Bessie Smith to the paintings of Aaron Douglas and the poetry of Langston Hughes. This exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, South Bank, London SE1, documents the era with photographs by James VanDerZee and Aaron Douglas, the works of artist Archibald Motley Junior, and film clips of Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson and great jazz musicians. There are accompanying education events. The exhibition will then tour Bristol, Coventry and Washington, DC. Details: 0171 928 3144.
JUNE 19-JULY 10 CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL
The biggest yet programme includes: opera, classical and contemporary concerts, including world premieres, jazz, drama, literature, street theatre, film and an education youth programme. Plus walks around the City's buildings, hidden arts treasures and gardens. Details: 0171 377 0540.
JUNE 19-AUGUST 17 MARC RIBOUD IN CHINA: FORTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
To mark the return of sovereignty over Hong Kong to China, the Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, London EC2, is displaying 120 of Riboud's personally selected images ranging from the Great Leap forward to the economic boom, from the severe egalitarian poverty to the nouveaux riches, and from the Cultural Revolution to the cult of money. Details: 0171 638 5403.
JUNE 27-JULY 12 BRADFORD CENTENARY FESTIVAL
The largest Mela outside Asia is the star attraction at Bradford's Centenary Festival with art, music, dance, theatre, market bazaars and international food stalls. In addition, there will be international musical performances in the new Centenary Square, a street festival, a carnival parade and a fireworks finale. The school and community programme includes an ambitious mini-opera, the end result of Opera North's work with eight to nine-year-olds at St Barnabas School. Details: 01274 753678.
JUNE 30 1996 A-LEVEL SOCIOLOGY APPEAL
The Independent Appeals Authority for School Examinations will hear the appeal at Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, Lon-don W11 at 10am. Open to the public. Details: 0171 243 9245.
JULY 2-5 THE MAGIC FLUTE
Based on Mozart's own experience of freemasonry, The Magic Flute depicts the story of a wicked sorcerer who abducts the Queen of the Night. The Welsh College of Music and Drama will perform their version of the opera at the Sherman Theatre, Castle Grounds, Cardiff. Details: 01222 230451.
JULY 7-12 NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC FOR YOUTH
Brass bands, wind bands, youth choirs, rock, pop and electronic groups, and chamber music are on the programme to be performed by 7,500 young musicians, singers and dancers at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1. Day tickets: Pounds 5, Pounds 3 concessions from: 0171 960 4242.