UNTIL SEPTEMBER 16 CRIME CONCERN The national crime prevention charity is running conferences and courses in Chester, Swindon, London, Staffordshire, Rugby, Cardiff and Leicester. Topics include: what works in crime prevention; implementing crime prevention; and preventing crime on estates. People working in education and community care groups welcome. Fees start at Pounds 79 per day. Details: 01793 514596.
JULY 5-AUGUST 29 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY One to four-week courses on: creative writing; archaeology in Scotland; Scottish Gaelic; Scotland through the ages; nature conservation in Scotland; Scottish architecture; film festival; film studies; drama; piano workshop; Festival arts: music, the Fringe and theatre; and new writing in English: poetry, short stories. Fees range from Pounds 115-Pounds 580. Accommodation available. Details: 0131 650 4400; e-mail: CCE@ed.ac.uk JULY 19-26 BEDALES SCHOOL, NR PETERSFIELD, HAMPSHIRE.
The Jean Newlove Centre for Laban Studies is running a creative arts and therapy course, which includes dance, movement, singing, and acting. Special rate for teachers: Pounds 299 including accommodation. Other concessionary rates available. Full price: Pounds 401. Details: Jean Newlove, 0181 997 3007.
JULY 21-AUGUST 1 LABAN CENTRE FOR MOVEMENT AND DANCE, NEW CROSS, LONDON SE14 This dance school is a centre of performance excellence and choreographic innovation. Its summer school offers five programmes and a research course, covering all levels of contemporary dance from beginner to advanced. Registration fee: Pounds 25. Prices: Pounds 160-Pounds 620. Accommodation available. Details: 0181 692 4070; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org JULY 29-AUGUST 29 VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON SW7 Five-week course (Tuesday-Friday) on "The history of art and architecture in the West", which provides an introduction to the history of fine and decorative arts, from the classical period to the present day. No prior knowledge required. Fee: Pounds 440; concessionary rates available (unemployed Pounds 170, for example) and weekly and daily rates. Details: 0171 938 8638