June 16, 1995

PORTRAIT OF A LADY. Final days of Part Two of the Royal College of Art's degree show includes the schools of applied art, architecture, interior design and furniture, design for industry, communication design, fashion and textiles, the moving image and humanities.

The work, which ranges from a life-sized portrait of a black rhino (right) through air-filtered baby's pushchair and low-cost papier mache coffin, is displayed in the Darwin Building on Kensington Gore (adjacent to Royal Albert Hall). Admission is free, and the exhibition ends June 18 (also closed June 16). Information: Aubrey Greene. Tel, 0171 584 5020.

LANCASTER PROMS. The University of Lancaster Music Society will be holding its Proms Concert on June 25 (National Music Day). It includes performances by: symphony orchestra - London Suite by Eric Coates and Festival Overture by Shostakovich; wind band - Mazama and Scottish Dances by Malcolm Arnold; big band - Turning up by Toshiki Akirohi, Soul eyes arranged by Patrick White and Yard bird Suite by Charlie Parker, arranged by Dick Biels. Tel, 01524 65201.

PROTESTANT NONCONFORMISTS. The first conference of the Association of Denominational Historical Societies and Cognate Libraries will be held at Westhill College, Selly Oak, Birmingham on July 28-30. The theme will be "Protestant Nonconformists and the West Midlands of England".Speakers will include: Margaret Gayner (Friends), David Wykes (Unitarian), Alan Argent (Congregational), John Briggs (Baptist), Eifion Powell (Welsh Independent) Dorothy Graham (Wesley) and David Thompson. Information: Alan Sell, The United Theological College, Aberystwyth SY23 2LT. Tel, 01970 624574.

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS. A training course for ethnic minority women civil servants from July 3-7 at the Civil Service College,Ascot is designed to enhance personal skills and organisational understanding. Information: Blair Drummond, tel:0171 830 8409 or Nick Easterbrook, tel: 01344 634 595.

HOLOCAUST EDUCATION. A conference for European Union teachers, trainers and educational policy makers will be run from July 4-7 by The Spiro Institute, London. Themes include: The Holocaust - why teach it?; Antisemitism; resources - innovative methods and materials; different approaches in different countries; the forgotten victims - romanies, homosexuals and others. Information: European Conference, The Spiro Institute. Tel, 0171 433 3205/fax 0361.

YOUTH 2000. An international conference in Middlesbrough on July 19-23 will focus on different experiences, media images and issues affecting youth. Academics, policymakers and practioners will tackle major themes of health, education, crime and delinquency, gender, employment and sexuality. Information: Vicky Cave, Youth 2000, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough. Tel, 01642 232346/fax 342396.

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