Since Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were frequent visitors to Penshurst Place and Gardens in Tonbridge, Kent, it is the ideal setting for this display of costumes from film and television series about the two famous monarchs. Many scenes were filmed at Penshurst. The most elaborate costume is "Armada", worn by Glenda Jackson in her role as Elizabeth R. Details: 01892 870307.
UNTIL AUGUST 2 LANDMINES: THE HUMAN COST
A look at the use of landmines in modern warfare and what is being done to reduce the threat they pose to civilians. This exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London SE1, includes examples of landmines, photographs, films and material relating to the late Princess Diana's involvement in publicising this worldwide problem. Details: 0171 416 5320.
APRIL 24 ALICE WALKER LITERARY TALK
The Pulitzer prizewinner and author of The Color Purple is participating in Written America, the literary strand of Inventing America, a year-long celebration of American culture at the Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2, 7.30pm. Tickets: pound;6, pound;4 concessions. Others in the series include author John Irving and poets Lucille Clifton and Tamar Yoseloff. Details: Clare Owen, 0171 638 5403.
APRIL 25 UNIVERSITY OF WALES, BANGOR: OPEN DAY
Prospective students are invited to check out 20 academic departments, the Students' Union and the library. There will be guided tours around the campus and halls of residence and an exhibition outlining student services. Details from marketing office: 01248 382005383561.
APRIL 27-MAY 1 NATIONAL SCHOOL MEALS WEEK
Take your class on a food safari this week and show them how a healthy diet helps preserve endangered species and the human race. School caterers can test their culinary talents with novel recipe ideas linked to the theme of the day - Monday will be dedicated to apes, Tuesday to elephants, Wednesday to big cats, Thursday to pandas and Friday to dolphins. Menus could include: orang-u-tangy chicken, Tusk-any bean casserole, chimp chump chops, Lion-aise potatoes and safari-so-good pizza. Cash prizes for school equipment and trips to nature reserves are on offer along with holiday vouchers for kitchen staff and Kenyan Safari holidays for individual pupils. The event is organised by the Local Authority Caterers Association. Details: Hazel Green Consultancy, 0171 235 6617.
APRIL 28 WAYS OF SEEING AND THE PLEASURES OF THE VISUAL
MAY 5 LOST AND FOUND: THE RE-SKILLING OF DESIGN BEYOND THE INFORMATION AGE
Inaugural lectures at the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths' College, London SE14, 5.30pm. The first will be given by Nick de Ville, professor of visual arts, and the second by Martin Woolley, professor of design studies. Free and open to the public. Details: 0171 919 7171.