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21st February 2003 at 00:00
Keats-Shelley Prize

Calling all poets and essayists who are fans of the Romantic poets. Prizes worth a total of pound;3,000 are offered in two categories, for an essay 2,000-3,000 words long about any aspect of the work of Keats or Shelley, or a poem on a Romantic theme associated with "exile", up to 50 lines long.

The panel of distinguished judges includes Ian Gilmour, author of The Making of the Poets: Byron and Shelley in their time, and scholars and poets including Matthew Sweeney. The closing date is March 31. There is no age limit. Information: www.keats-shelley-house.orgnews.

Woodland soundscape

Visit the magical forest that has sprung up on the ballroom floor of the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank in honour of Peter and the Wolf. Wander through the jungly ways listening on headphones to a variety of sounds created by Year 6 students from Edmund Waller primary school, in the London borough of Lewisham . These are the result of their work with composer Duncan Chapman and six postgraduate musicians who performed on instruments used by Prokofiev to characterise Peter and the animals. Live performances of Peter and the Wolf and storytelling sessions are planned for the forest in March. Information: 020 7921 0953; www.rfh.org.ukprokofiev50.

Web debate

If you attended the arts4schools conference Inspiring Tomorrow's Audiences last month - or even if you didn't - you can join in the debate about teaching the arts, the status of drama, why IT isn't always used to best advantage in arts departments and much more by logging on to www.arts4schools.comforum.

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