Events;Noticeboard;Subject of the week;Music and the arts
* The Indian festival of Diwali is celebrated at the Victoria and Albert Museum with henna hand-painting, Rangoli (traditional art of floor decoration) and stories from November 4 - 7. Details: Education Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, tel: 020 7942 2197, http:www.vam.ac.uk
* Stilgoe Saturday Concerts is a series of concerts for children at London's Royal Festival Hall on November 6, February 5 and March 11. They feature music by symphony orchestras including the National Children's Orchestra, the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music. Tickets: pound;10, pound;7, pound;4.50. Details: The Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX, tel:0171 960 4242, www.sbc.org.uk.