MARCH 1 OPEN DAY
Prospective students and their families are invited to find out about degree courses and life at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln, 1.30-4.30pm. Details: 01522 527347.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is performing Bart"k's famous work in the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1, 7.30pm. The performance is linked to a major education project, through which students, working with a director and players from the Philharmonia, will create a Bluebeard's Castle in the RFH foyer and give free performances around the main concert. Details: 0171 921 0867. There is also a study day with contributions from performers and the chance to hear the Philharmonia prepare for the concert. Free, but bookable in advance through the box office on 0171 960 4242.
PHOTOS AND PHANTASM: HARRY JOHNSTON IN THE CARIBBEAN
These 70 images, taken between 1908-1909 by geographer, explorer and colonial official, Sir Harry Johnston and on display at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7, have until now languished unseen at the RGS as fragile glass plate negatives. The British Council exhibition will then tour Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Cuba and Haiti until October 17. Free admission. Details: Sean Williams, BC, 0171 389 3047.
THE BEGGAR'S OPERA
Rose Bruford College presents John Gay's classic masterpiece at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1, 7.30pm. Tickets: pound;6, pound;4 concessions. Details: 0171 930 3647.
BRADFORD FILM FESTIVAL
New films from Tarantino, the Coen Brothers and Woody Allen will make their British debut at Bradford's Pictureville Cinema, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television. Other features include: action masterclasses for young filmmakers (professional or student); a widescreen weekend of classic 70mm and Cinerama retrospectives; and the Shine award for the best short film entered in the Festival competition by a young European director. Details: 01274 732277.
MARCH 6,22, APRIL 19, 30, MAY 5
Young musicians' platform in the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1, 7.30pm. Trained at top music conservatories around the world, the artists have won many awards. They are: Israeli fortepianoharpsichord player, Sharona Joshua; soprano Joanne Lunn; Russian pianist Yekaterina Lebedeva; The Quatraine Ensemble; Australian guitarist Craig Ogden; and chamber musicians Alibas. Tickets: pound;10, pound;7 concessions. Details: 0171 960 4242.
Mignon, who has been abducted and raised by a troupe of travelling actors, falls in love with Wilhelm, but her love is unrequited. Will all end happily? University College London Opera presents Ambroise Thomas's French opera, not performed in London since 1932, at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1, 7.15pm. The production features Dutch soprano, Klara Uleman. Tickets: pound;7-pound;16. Details: 0171 388 8822.
SPIRIT OF LEARNING FORUM
Organised by The Bridge Trust at the Global Retreat Centre, Nuneham Courteney, Oxford, this forum aims to help teachers and parents to develop children's creativity, social awareness, values, concentration and listening skills and make the classroom a calmer place. Presentations and workshops discussions will include: soul-centred education, meditation in the classroom, ecological awareness, education in human values, holistic approaches to education, self-esteem, home schooling and personal and spiritual development. Fee: pound;35 or pound;15 per day. Bursaries available. Details: 01737 242999.