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Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans, Cardiff

'Youthful Promise Wales', music and opera concerts by young people, August 29-31. Tel: 01222 573500.

Christ College, Brecon Catch the National Youth Theatre of Wales' production of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm', adapted for the stage by Sir Peter Hall, September 2-5. Tel: 01874 623359.


Glastonbury Children's Festival, Somerset

More than 20 performances a day will be staged at the Abbey Park Playground, plus workshops and activities for ages three to 13. These include: Theatre Carnivalesque's Brazilian puppet show, 'The Magic Coconut Tree'; a science show; Clownabout's new show, 'Blind Date'; and circus skills. Pounds 3. 50 a day, Pounds 12 for four days for children aged five to 16; Pounds 2.50 a day for adults and under-fives. Proceeds to Children's World Charity for children with special needs. Tel: 01458 834484.

High Lodge Forest Centre, Thetford, Suffolk

The Iceni Orchestra is performing popular classics in the forest accompanied by a laser light show, August 30 (7.30pm). Tickets: Pounds 13, or Pounds 8 for children. Also, September 5 (7pm), a one-man 'Macbeth' by Simon Floyd of Loosewig Theatre Company. Tickets: Pounds 4.50, or Pounds 3 for children. Tel: 01842 814612810 271.

Herne Bay's Art Gallery, Kent

'Total Pap', a colourful array of papier mache in carnival spirit by local artists Emily Firmin and Justin Mit-chell is on show until September 19. Free admission. Tel: 01227 367368.

Brookenby Community Centre, Lincolnshire

Carnival arts workers from Samba-wamba are running Brazilian percussion, dance and visual arts workshops for Brookenby residents of all ages, particularly children, culminating in the village's own carnival on September 5. Organised with the Firebird Trust by Brookenby Community Project. Tel: 01472 399172.

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Until September 1 children can pop into the museum to help artist Penny Vigers create a giant book full of images and stories about the region. Tel: 01203 350720.

Museum of London, EC2

Meet Dick Whittington's cat, transform yourself into a feline, take part in a quiz, enjoy a jester's act and see a Victorian Punch and Judy show at this family festival, August 29-31 (noon-5pm). Tel: 0171 600 08073699.

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10

Visitors aged seven upwards are invited to join in festivities and take part in a Stuart court dance at Henrietta Maria's court with the Baroque 'n' Roll Company, August 29-31. Plus, August 31 and September 1, the Crowsnest Club for accompanied children under six - a mixture of songs, games, activities and stories about the Victorian seaside. Tel: 0181 858 4422 or0181 312 6565 (24 hours).

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