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Architecture Week Begins

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Architecture Week starts this Friday and runs until 1 July.

The following represent the range of talks and activities available. For full details look at the website www. architectureweek. org. uk

22 June-1 July Architectural cake competition across the north of England.Tel 01565 652927.

22 June Students from the University of Brighton school of architecture and interior design are challenged to build a house on a flood plain.Tel 01273 898 400.

Free tours of recent Cambridge architecture and historic buildings of interest.

Tel 01223 562361.

Free presentation of designs for Exeter's new Meteorological Office.Tel 01752 265 927.

Free Foster and Partners exhibition at the British Museum exploring the practice's work.

Opening times: Saturday to Wednesday 10am-5.30pm;

Thursday to Friday 10am-11pm.

Tel 020 7323 8896.

25 June Free exhibition of sustainable schools competition entries at Yorkshire's Off Site Gallery.

Tel 0113 245 6250.

26 June The Leeds Riverside Architecture Cruise along the waterfront.Departs 6.45pm from Canal Wharf. Tel 0113 245 6250.

Free open practice day at Richard Rogers Partnership.

Local school tours and lecture 2.30-5.00pm; general public tours 5.30-7.30pm.Lecture by director 7.30-8.30pm.Tel 020 7746 0411/0428.

28 June Tour of Padstow's new National Lobster Hatchery.

Tel 01752 265927.

Questioning Space - a short films evening at Liverpool's Unity Theatre. Tel 0151 709 2663.

29 June Lecture by Ted Cullinan CBE on rebuilding St Mary's Church, Barnes.Tel 020 8876 6719.

7 July Teams of school children will be creating sandcastles, each team aided by an architect, at Druridge Bay, near Amble, Northumberland.Tel 0191 232 4436.

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