The Arts Council has organised a range of talks to coincide with Architecture Week (22 June-1 July).On 27 June, Sir Jeremy Dixon will discuss the Royal Opera House with dancer Deborah Bull and baritone Sir Thomas Allen.
The talk will take place at the opera house at 7.15pm. At 7pm on 29 June, at the National Portrait Gallery, architect Edward Jones, NPG director Charles Saumarez Smith and artist John Lessore will discuss the interaction between art and architecture.
At 1.15pm on 30 June, British Library architect Colin St John Wilson will discuss the relationship between space and literature with writer Jonathan Meades and broadcaster Sarah Maguire. AJ editor Isabel Allen will chair the session, to be held at the library.
All talks cost £5 (concessions £3).
For further information, and details of other talks log on to www. architecture week. org. uk The Manchester Art Gallery, currently being extended and due to open in March 2002, will be open for special tours during Architecture Week. For booking details call 0161 234 1490.