FETISHISM. A touring exhibition from the Hayward Gallery and Brighton Museum will make its final stop at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich between October 17 and December 10. Fetishism is no modern phenomena but has its roots in the human psyche. People have always been drawn to find power and significance in inanimate objects. The exhibition explores three moments of fetishism in the history of art: African "power objects"; Surrealist evocations in work by Dali, Giacometti and Man Ray; and new, often disturbing, fetishistic works by contemporary artists.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-5pm. Information: Kate Carreno, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich. Tel: 01603 592470.
CHALLENGES OF NEW MILLENNIUM
The third annual conference of the Network for Women Managers in Further and Continuing Education will be held on November 2 at the Britannia Conference Centre, Britannia Street, WC1X 9JP from 9.30am-4.39pm. Speakers include: Diana Warwick, CVCP; Liz Bargh, Opportunity 2000; Clare Short, Opposition spokeswoman for women. Information: Sheila Munnoch, 0192 445 0900. Fax: 0192 445 1290.
Lecturers' union Natfhe's 24th annual conference will be held on November 3-6 in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Grasmere. The conference aims to enable delegates to understand the changes taking place. Topics include: how is student learning changing; what is the political/economic background; what knowledge and skills are needed to adapt. Booking forms: Marlene Godfrey, Director of Learning Resources, Trinity & All Saints College, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD. Tel: 0113 283 7243.
The Richard Alston Dance Company will perform a new repertoire at the Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, on November 8-11 at 8pm. Information: 01203 524524.
The University of Westminster will hold a one-day conference exploring poverty in education and its effect on the student and educational experience on November 24 (9.30am-4.30pm). Lectures will include: Poverty and containment; the poverty experience in further and higher education; and cultural goods and enrichment in mass higher education. This conference has been organised for academics, student advisers, counsellors and others involved with students. It will be held at 309 Regent Street, London W1R 8AL. Details: Conference Administrator, 104-108 Bolsover Street, London W1P 7HF. Tel: 0171 911 5000 ext.3844/55. Fax 0171 911 5185.
ATHENAEUM TO ANTITHESIS
A conference to provide a forum for vice chancellors, principals and senior managers in higher education has been organised on November 30 (10am-reception at 6pm). It will focus on shifts of culture and changing accountabilities in higher education; identify the potential impact and implications for institutions and managers; explore issues relating to the effective management of these new forces and multiple accountabilities. Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London. Information: Office for Public Management, 252a Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JT. Tel: 0171 837 9600.