Portraits and pictures create a performance

20th June 2003 at 01:00
Take a bite of what's on offer from farm visits to film festivals and savour the moment with this week's line-up by Heather Neill

That's me!

Pupils from Bessemer Grange primary school, the London borough of Southwark, have created and curated their own exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London. Taking portraits in the gallery as their starting point, they worked with professional artists, in a range of materials and techniques, to develop ideas about identity. They have been involved in every aspect of presenting their work, learning about marketing, writing captions, designing posters and making speeches. From tomorrow until July 6. Information: 020 8693 5254; www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk.

On your toes!

The HYDC InPulse and Intrusion dance companies, newly formed under the Hertsdance dance development agency for Hertfordshire, take to the road with In Focus this month. HYDC InPulse consists of 15 dancers aged 14 to 19 performing a repertory that includes two new works, Anticip8 by well-known choreographer Jamie Watton, and Words They Say, about friendship, by the company's artistic director, Vicky Hainsby. Intrusion is the feeder company, with 15 dancers, who will also be performing two new works. Information: 01707 264815.

Shakespeare on the farm

The Festival Players will be visiting the garden at Nethercott, the Devon farm to which Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo invites pupils from city schools under the Farms for City Children scheme. Performances of The Comedy of Errors take place on July 25 and 26 at 7pm. Picnics can be provided. Information: 01837 810401.

Performance art

The School of Theatre at Wimbledon School of Art, south London, presents a degree show with a difference. An exhibition of students' work - technical arts and special effects as well as costume and set designs for stage and screen - is on show until July 2. Tel: 020 8408 5000.

Richard the brave

Kathryn Hunter takes the title role with both hands in the all-female revival of Richard III at Shakespeare's Globe. She is wicked and witty, enjoying the role-play with the audience. If other performances have a whiff of girls' school drama, Barry Kyle's production is involving, turning the audience into the citizens wooed by the would-be king. Tickets: 020 7902 9919.

Listen to film

Bite the Mango Film Festival (June 20-26) at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford, will focus on music in film. This is the ninth festival celebrating world cinema. Highlights include retrospectives of the work of Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne and of innovative film score composer A R Rahman, while the Imax screen will feature Pulse: a stomp odyssey, a musical round-the-world trip in gigantic format. There is a chance to see the films of Hindi movie maker V Shantaram and Bollywood stars including Anil Kapoor. Films from Palestine to Japan, France to South Korea, will be premiered. Tickets: 0870 70 10 200; www.bitethemango.org.uk.

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