UNTIL MARCH 24
MORE LIGHT! GOETHE ON SCREEN Films from East and West Germany are being screened at the Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 (7.30pm) to mark the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth.
They include: Egon Guenther's adaptation of a Thomas Mann novel, Lotte in Weimar (1975); and Peter Gorski's film of Gustaf Gruendens' celebrated production of Faust (1960).
Tickets: pound;2 (personal and postal booking only).
Details: 0171 596 4000; e-mail: london.goethe.org MARCH 5-APRIL 25
DRUGS: WHAT SHOULD LONDON DO?
Roman cannabis and medical equipment from the days when opium and morphine were available over the counter are among the items on display at this Museum of London exhibition. As well as tracing the history of drugs, the exhibition questions the position of drugs in the modern world. Visitors will be able to add their own views or experiences to the display and there will be a public debate on the subject, March 11, 6pm. Details: 0171 600 3699 ext. 200.
BRADFORD FILM FESTIVAL The fifth festival at the new National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, just before its grand opening, will feature over 100 films including the latest from Hollywood, the best from Europe, Hong Kong heroes, a retrospective on Charles Laughton, 70mm prints of Titanic and Ben Hur and previews of spring releases. Details: 01274 202030.
FROM BOSWORTH TO BOSNIA Find out why the British Army wore red for so long and why the first bayonet was such a disaster at this special events weekend at the National Army Museum, Chelsea, London SW3 (11am-4.30pm). Visitors will be able to discuss life on the march with one of Wellington's Redcoats or Monty's Desert Rats, see a longbow made and enter a series of competitions as well as going on walking tours.
Further details from: Lucinda Brown, tel: 0171 730 0717.
MARCH 16, APRIL 14, MAY 13, JUNE 15, JULY 14
LONDON FORUM MEETINGS These monthly meetings at The Open University Conference Centre, 344-354 Grays Inn Road, London WC1 (5.30-8.30pm) investigate the nature and experience of creativity in education. The next, for musicians and "dedicated non-musicians", will examine how to remove barriers to creativity. Contribution towards refreshments is pound;5pound;2 to first-time visitors and members (membership is pound;10 p.a.) Details: Aileen Cousins, 01908 652898; e-mail: email@example.com
WHY REMOVE A CHILD'S RIGHT TO EDUCATION?
Professor Carl Parsons, author of the forthcoming book, Education, Exclusion and Citizenship, will look at why children are being excluded from schools in greater numbers and how challenging children can be developed into citizens in this public lecture at Canterbury Christ Church University College, 6.30pm. Details: Jan Bowman, 01227 782259.