See how it's done, by a Tudor favourite
Before Holbein gave us the images of Henry VIII by which most people recognise him, he painted the monarch's friend Sir Henry Guildford and his wife, Mary Wotton. The portraits, completed in 1527, are reunited at the National Gallery; Sir Henry from the Queen's collection, his wife from the St Louis Art Museum, Missouri. Both are dressed in Tudor court style, providing examples of high society for anyone studying the period. Holbein came to England with letters of recommendation from the scholar Erasmus, whose portrait is also on show, along with Holbein's preparatory chalk drawings for the Guildford portraits, which will give students an insight into his methods. From January 31. February 12: a special event including a discussion of the portraits and Tudor society. Tel: 020 7747 2596; www.nationalgallery.org.uk.
Holocaust Memorial Day
January 27, the 58th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, is Holocaust Memorial Day, a time to remember the millions of Jews and others - gays, blacks, Roma - who died under the Nazi regime. The theme is Children and the Holocaust and the main event will be in Edinburgh (for details see today's TES Scotland), but the occasion will be marked in other areas too by schools and the public. The Swindon Literature Festival presents a talk from a Holocaust survivor at Lower Shaw Farm, Swindon, at 12.30pm. At Sussex University the Centre for German Jewish Studies offers an event with speakers and discussions, Survivors and Refugees 1933-2003, at lunchtime on January 29. Everton football club is holding a poster competition for Merseyside schools. The London Jewish Museum has a new exhibition, Am I My Brother's Keeper?, and the City of Bradford has readings and candle-lighting at Lister Park on January 26 at 2pm. Information on these and other events: the Holocaust Educational Trust, 020 7222 6822; www.holocaustmemorialday.gov.uk.
Lee Miller was a fashion model in the 1920s and 1930s, but soon found herself on the other side of the camera. With the surrealist artist Man Ray she developed "solarization", a technique used to create mysterious images. The variety of her work, from fashion to everyday scenes to the liberation of Paris in 1944 and of Dachau in 1945, is on show in Real Surreal: photographs by Lee Miller at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. From January 24. Information: 0161 275 7450.
It is salutary in the current political climate to remember that Islamic culture continues to develop and change like any other. The Crescent Arts Gallery in Scarborough has examples of modern art, religious and secular, from lands under Islamic rule or influence in Contemporary Islam. Information: 01723 351461; www.crescentarts.co.uk.
Return of the Bubble
Shrewsbury school's exuberant Edinburgh Fringe musical about the 18th-century financial collapse will be at the Linbury Studio, the Royal Opera House, London, on January 23. Tickets: 020 7304 4000; www.the-bubble.co.uk.