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A regional guide to current and forthcoming exhibitions, lectures, conferences and seminars, selected to meet readers' cpd needs. Information for inclusion should be sent to Andrew Mead at The Architects' Journal at least two weeks before publication.


Sound Factory 10-21 August. 'A continually evolving sound event.' At the South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Rd, SE5 (0171 703 6120).

Andreas Pagnes Until 15 August. An exhibition at the Eagle Gallery, 159 Farringdon Rd, EC1 (0171 833 2674).

John Plowman Until 21 August. An exhibition at Shillam + Smith, 122 Gt Titchfield St, W1. Details 0171 637 0057.

Postcards from Whitby Until 29 August. Work by first-year Kingston University architecture students at the riba, 66 Portland Place, W1.

No Picnic Until 30 August. Craft objects or commodities? An exhibition at the Crafts Council, 44a Pentonville Rd, N1 (0171 278 7700). London Architectural Tours Throughout the summer. Organised by Architectural Dialogue, 6 Swains Lane, N6. Details 0181 341 1371.

Architecture for Austria 1896-1996 Until 5 September. An exhibition at the riba Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, W1 (0171 580 5533).

Mausolea and Monuments Wednesday 9 September, 12.30. A Georgian Group lecture by Christopher Woodward at 6 Fitzroy Sq, W1. Tickets on the door. Details 0171 387 1720.

The Lost Palace of Whitehall, 1530-1698 10 September-24 October. An exhibition drawing on the riba's Inigo Jones and John Webb material. At the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Sq, W1. Details 0171 580 5533.

A Renaissance Enigma Until 12 September. The 'North Italian Album' - an exhibition at the Soane Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2.

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames 15 September-3 January. The Library of Congress/Vitra Design Museum show is at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, SE1. Details 0171 403 6933.

Working with CDM Regulations Wednesday 16 September. A Construction Study Centre course at a London venue. Details 0121 434 3337.

Revitalising Cities - Sustainable Urban Living in the Twenty-First Century Thursday 17 September, 10.00. A one-day sera conference at Church House, Westminster. Details Vicky Cann 0171 263 7389.

The Thirties Until 19 September. Influences on abstract art in Britain - an exhibition at Annely Juda Fine Art, 23 Dering St, W1 (0171 629 7578).

Open House '98 19-20 September. Some 400 buildings will be open to the public. Details 0891 600 061.

Defending Professional Indemnity Claims Wednesday 23 September. An ibc conference at the Forte Posthouse, Regents Park, W1. Details 0171 453 5492.

100% Design 24-27 September. An exhibition at Earl's Court 2, SW5.

Concrete Appearance: Finish & Form for the Future Wednesday 30 September. An Institute of Concrete Technology seminar at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, SW7. Details 01344 752096.

Aspects of Architecture: Representing Exteriors Until 11 October. An exhibition at the V&A, South Kensington, SW7.

The Cult of the Ruin Saturday 24 October. The Georgian Group Annual Symposium at The Scientific Societies' Lecture Theatre, Savile Row, W1. To be chaired by John Harris, with speakers including David Watkin. Details 0171 387 1720.

The Special Relationship: American & British Architecture Since 1945 29-30 October. A two-day conference at the Architectural Association with many leading architects, historians and critics. Details 0171 580 0311.


East International Until 29 August. Work by 25 international artists at Norwich School of Art & Design and elsewhere in the city. Details 01603 610561.

cuea Conference on Engineering, Energy and Sustainability Friday 25 September. At Cambridge. Details Francesca Barraud 01223 342100.

Intelligent Buildings: Realising the Benefits 6-8 October. An international conference and exhibition at the bre, Garston, Watford. Details 01923 664524, fax 01923 664602.

Four American Painters Until early November. Some 30 works by four major post-war abstract painters - Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski and Larry Poons. At the Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St, Cambridge.

East Midlands

riba cpd Event: Settlement and Foundation Failures Tuesday 22 September, 12.00-14.00. At Nottingham. Details 0121 331 4497.

riba cpd Event: Development of Brownfield Sites Wednesday 30 September, 15.00. At Nottingham. Details 0121 331 4497.

North West

riba cpd Event: The Management of Design Wednesday 26 August, 12.30. A half-day seminar at the Royal George Hotel, Knutsford. Details 01565 652927.


John Murphy - Juliao Saramento: A Conversation Piece Until 4 October. Paintings, drawings and objects at the Museum of Modern Art, Pembroke St, Oxford (01865 728608).

Viewpoints Until 11 October. An exhibition on landscape themes at ArtSway, Station Rd, Sway, Hants (01590 682260).

Intelligent Buildings: it & Communications Systems 12-16 October. A course at the University of Reading. Details Irene Williams 0118 931 8201, fax 0118 931 3856.


The Harbourside Centre, Bristol Until 14 August. An exhibition of the building by Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner at the Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol. Details 0117 922 1540.

West Midlands

riba Certificate in Project Management 11-13 and 18-20 September. A five- day course over two weekends at a West Midlands hotel. Details 0121 331 4497.


Langlands & Bell Until 16 August. Works by Langlands & Bell (and three other artists) at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (0113 234 3158).

Health in the Inner Cities Tuesday 22 September. A conference on city planning and health at Saltaire, Bradford. Details 0171 630 0121.

John Kippin: Histories of the Imagination Until 4 October. A public artwork for the Rotunda Museum, Scarborough, and Scarborough Castle (01723 374839).


Dome-Mongering: The Fear of Thinking Big Wednesday 26 August, 15.00. A four-way panel discussion at The Queen's Hall, Clerk St, Edinburgh. Tickets 0131 668 2019.

rias Festival Exhibition 1998 - Virtual Environments Until 28 August. An exhibition including software developed by Integrated Environment Solutions. At the rias, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh. Details 0131 229 7545.

David Band & Fraser Taylor/ Douglas Percy Bliss Until 29 August. Two exhibitions at Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow. Details 0141 353 4525.

Stanislav Kolibal Until 30 August. Large-scale culptures in the Neo-Classical court of Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. Details 0131 221 6032.

Scottish Parliament Competition Until 30 August. An exhibition at the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh. Details 0131 556 6699.

Smith/Stewart Until 15 September. Video installations at the Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market St, Edinburgh. Details 0131 225 2383.


Alvar Aalto in Seven Buildings Until 16 August. An exhibition at the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam (003110 4401200).

The Contemporary Art Society's latest show at the Smithsons' Economist Building, 25 St James Street, London SW1, includes work by Roger Clarke. Colourful strips of plastic-coated steel are juxtaposed in his sculptures in the foyer; a new piece outside on the plaza has been made 'using a material which has just been produced by British Steel'. Until 30 August (10.00-20.00)

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