UNTIL OCTOBER 31
WATERY WORDS EXHIBITION
Watery poems featured on beautiful paper artworks, hand-made by pupils from two schools working with adults from two day centres are on display at the South Bank's Poetry Library, SE1. They are the result of a poetry project organised by two East London arts organisations, Magic Me and Eastside. Details: Susan Langford, Magic Me, 0181 983 3544.
UNTIL JANUARY 4
OBJECTS OF DESIRE:THE MODERN STILL LIFE
This exhibition from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is visiting the Hayward Gallery, South Bank, London SE1. It traces the evolving language of modern art through the still life. Highlights include: Man Ray's spike-covered iron, Matisse's Goldfish and Palette, Meret Oppenheim's fur-covered teacup and saucer, a white Lobster Telephone by Salvador Dali and Brillo Boxes by Andy Warhol. Details: 0171 928 3144.
OCTOBER 10-NOVEMBER 1
Pete Postlethwaite takes the title role in this new production of Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece directed by George Costigan at Bristol Old Vic. It will then tour Liverpool, Belfast, Bradford, Guildford and Nottingham until December 6 courtesy of Barclays Stage Partners and the Arts Council of England. Details: BOV, 0117 949 4901; Lucinda Roberts, BSP, 0171 221 7883.
Headteachers can reserve free places at security roadshows staged by Dedicated Micros in Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester. Details: Des Johnson, 0161 727 3354.
1996 GCSE APPEAL
The Independent Appeals Authority for School Examinations will hear the appeal (one candidate; seven subjects) at Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11, 10am. Open to the public. Details: 0171 243 9245.
WILL HIGHER EDUCATION EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN?
Tony Higgins, chief executive, Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the John Wyatt series at Chichester Institute of HE, Bishop Otter Campus, 5.30pm. Free admission. Details: 01243 816070.
USING VALUE ADDED MEASURES OF ACHIEVEMENT IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Findings (from baseline reception to KS1 and KS1-2) will be presented at Nunn Hall, Institute of Education, London WC1, from large-scale studies in Hampshire and Surrey. Practical procedures have been produced for use by schools and education authorities for improvement purposes. Details: Sue Cranmer, 0171 612 6651, firstname.lastname@example.org
"EVERYTHING PEOPLE DIDN'T WANT TO TELL ME": RESEARCHING MANAGEMENT IN FURTHER EDUCATION
UNITISATION AND PARITY OF ESTEEM POST-16
Staff-student research seminars at Avery Hill Campus, Greenwich University, and Guildhall University, Jewry Street, Aldgate, 4-6pm. They will be led by Harriet Harper and Geoff Stanton respectively, from the School of Post-Compulsory Educationand Training at Greenwich University. All welcome. Details: 0181 331 9755.
Theresa Steiner, a Viennese Jew, came to Britain in the 1930s and was living in Guernsey when the Nazis invaded. This dance theatre work at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 (11am-12.15pm), recreates her experiences and is suitable for Years 9, 10 and 11. Afternoon workshops available (1.30-3pm). Details: 0171 416 5313.