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27th June 1997 at 01:00
A Strong Castle in Purbeck is a new interactive exhibition at the National Trust's Castle View visitor centre, sited in an old chalk quarry near Corfe Castle. Designed to complement a visit to the castle, the exhibition looks at the Isle of Purbeck and the history of the castle and provides information about conservation work being carried out today. There are a wide variety of "hands on" displays, including the opportunity to dress as a 17th-century soldier. Entry to Castle View is free, group and family discounts available for entry to Corfe Castle. Open daily. Tel: Tim Phillimore 01929 480609 for further details.

* Treasure House of Make-Up is distributor for the GRIMAS range of professional make-up used in theatre, television and film productions. The company runs workshops in schools on any aspect of make-up, such as preparing for a school play. At the show, two demonstrations will be held each day, the first at 11am on creating beards and moustaches, and how to construct realistic cuts, bruises and burns at 2pm. Face painting, character make-up and the use of nose putty will be shown in the performing arts marquee. The GRIMAS range can be bought from retailers or ordered direct. For further details call 01204 668355. Stand 171

* The Museums Education Service of Bath and North East Somerset arranges events and activities covering all areas of the national curriculum. Guided sessions at the Roman Baths Museum, the Museum of Costume, Fashion Research Centre and Victoria Art Gallery can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities. The summer programme includes workshops for 6 to 11-year-olds, inspired by the sites and collections in the museums. Contact Susan Potter, on 01225 477757. Stand 138

* The UK Office of the European Parliament produces a range of resources and services to increase knowledge about the Parliament's activities. Many of these materials are provided to schools and colleges free of charge. A small reading room, for students and others researching parliamentary issues, is open between 10am-1pm and 2-5pm Tuesday to Thursday. Monday and Friday is by appointment only and it is closed during August. Call the UK Office on 0171 227 4300. Stand 2

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