2nd July 1999 at 01:00

Family workshops on offer at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden, London WC2, demonstrate how to manipulate and act with rubber puppets similar to those in the exhibition, "Forkbeard: architects of fantasy". Visitors can also contribute captions for some of the 39 animated objects and magically automated sets, which include Leonardo's Time-Ship and a 15-foot long Brontosaurus. Children free under 16 years. Details: 0171 836 7891.

JULY 6-17.


Get an insight into the Kosovo conflict through the eyes of children caught up in it and contrast it with the vision of Reuters photographers. This London Reuters Foundation photographic exhibition at Berryhouse, 148 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1, noon-8pm, features 140 pictures taken by Reuters photographers and children (the result of Visual Impact photo workshops held in conflict zones in conjunction with emergency aid programmes, many funded by Reuters Foundation). Free admission (money raised through print and postcard sales will fund further workshops). Details: 0171 542 7015; website:

JULY 8-10.


Following workshops with a poet and a sculptor, pupils from Greenfield School, Woking, have created poems about Woking Park, which will be displayed there on temporary markers on July 8. There will also be performances by participants.

On July 9 and 10, the public can view the trail and attend workshops with the poet Adisa for eight to 12-year-olds, 11am-12.15pm (pound;1) and adults, 2 4pm (pound;2). The project is a Poetry Society and The Galleries' Schools Adopt Monuments initiative. Booking and details from The Galleries, 01483 725517.

JULY 10.


Open-air concert at Stancliffe Hall School, Matlock, Derbyshire, performed by the Derbyshire City and County Wind Band, winners of the National Wind Band Championship. Bring a picnic. Tickets pound;7.50, pound;4 children from Mrs R Townsend, 46 Long Meadow Road, Alfreton, Derbyshire (send SAE).

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