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Festival fever

Explore possibilities at the biggest and most famous of all arts festivals, the Edinburgh Fringe, which runs from August 4 to 26 - without leaving your desk. Information about participants, venues, the city, and even jobs, is now available online at www.edfringe.com. If you or your students are looking for a fascinating if exhausting way to pass some of the holiday, this could be your answer. Comic turns, outrageous costumes, daredevil feats and rollicking music are all on offer - and that's before you leave the Royal Mile, the street of outdoor entertainment during the festival.

Winners all

Marvel at the standard of the winning entries in this year's Artworks: Young Artists of the Year Awards by visiting www.art-works.org.uk. Among the winners in the working with artists category are Falmouth community school, Cornwall, where the children worked with sculptor Reece Ingram to make sculptures carved from Thermalite blocks inspired by the plants in Trebah Gardens, and St Albans C of E school, Birmingham, where the children worked with jewellery-maker Vanetta Seecharran. The touring exhibition will be at Tate Modern in London until July 19 before travelling to other museums and galleries in the UK.

Patterns of portraits

Kirklees residents can try to spot familiar faces in a giant quilt at Tolson Museum. Children from two local schools have made up a quilt of photographs sewn together as part of the Clues in our Clothes project. This complements the current exhibition at the museum, Cover Story - the joy of quilting. Information: 01484 223804.

Heather Neill

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