John Patkau of Canadian practice Patkau Architects will lecture at Manchester Town Hall on Thursday 15 October, 19.00. Tickets £5. Details 0161 236 5667.
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.
Inventing New Land: Reclamation and the Potential for Building the Future Monday 5 October, 09.30. A one-day event at Stockley Park organised by the Landscape Foundation. Details 0171 490 4877.
Performing Buildings 5, 12, 19 and 26 October, 20.00. An evening of artists' films projected on to Bankside Power Station, SE1 (0171 887 8000).
Houses in Children's Books
5 October-6 November. An exhibition at the Prince's Institute, 14 Gloucester Gate, NW1 (0171 916 7380).
Profiled Metal Sheeted Roofs Wednesday 7 October. A one-day bfs conference at the riba. Details 0181 201 9226.
Lucienne Day Until 8 October. 50 years of Day's textile designs at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond St, W1 (0171 629 5116).
Construction Health & Safety: Everything You Need to Know 8-9 October. An sbim course at Lincoln House, WC1. Details 0171 420 3500.
Aspects of Architecture: Representing Exteriors Until 11 October. An exhibition at the v&a, South Kensington, SW7.
Better by Design Tuesday 13 October, 18.30. An introduction to the work of the Urban Design Alliance. At The Gallery, 77 Cowcross St, EC1. Details Fred Trollope 0181 699 8197.
First udal Annual Conference: Urban Design Makes Better Cities Thursday 15 October. At the riba, 66 Portland Place, W1. Details Samantha McDonough 0171 307 3677.
Housing and Sustainability Tuesday 20 October. A conference at the RIBA. Details Chris Kelsey 0171 307 3649.
Customer: Driver or Driven? Wednesday 21 October. Inaugural conference of the Design Build Foundation at 195 Piccadilly, W1. Details Michelle Atkins 0171 734 1252.
The Lost Palace of Whitehall, 1530-1698 Until 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.
The Cult of the Ruin Saturday 24 October. The Georgian Group Annual Symposium at The Scientific Societies' Lecture Theatre, Savile Row, W1. Details 0171 387 1720.
Light, Colour and Health - Design for Reduced Stress in the Workplace Thursday 29 October. A one-day Workplace Comfort Forum conference at the ice, 1 Gt George St, SW1. Details 01892 531830.
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.
Scale: Anna Lopez de la Torre Until 30 October. An exhibition at Shillam+ Smith, 122 Gt Titchfield St, W1. Details 0171 637 0057.
Architecture, Experience, Thought - Tony Fretton Architects Until 31 October. An exhibition at the aa, 36 Bedford Sq, WC1 (0171 887 4039).
Beyond Minimalism: Recent Architecture of Tadao Ando Until 1 November. An exhibition at the Royal Academy, Piccadilly, W1.
The Work of Charles and Ray Eames Until 3 January. The Library of Congress/Vitra Design Museum show is at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, SE1. Details 0171 403 6933.
Intelligent Buildings: Realising the Benefits 6-8 October. An international conference and exhibition at the bre, Garston, Watford. Details 01923 664524, fax 01923 664602.
riba cpd Event: cdm - Planning Supervisors Advanced Course Thursday 8 October. At New Hall, Cambridge. Details 01223 461458.
riba Adjudicator Training Course 13-14 October. At New Hall, Cambridge. Details 01223 461458.
Building for Leisure Thursday 15 October. An afternoon seminar at Robinson College, Cambridge. Details 01223 515475.
The Art of Building Until 17 October. New European art galleries - an exhibition at The Minories, 74 High St, Colchester (01206 577067).
Whole Building Studies 26-27 November. The bre's 3rd Cardington Conference at Cardington, Beds. Details Maureen Gaddes 01923 664765.
Profiting from the Past Wednesday 14 October. A one-day conference on 'balancing the historic environment with the aspirations of development'. At Liverpool. Details 0151 478 4258.
Niall McLaughlin Tuesday 20 October, 19.30. A lecture at the Grenfell Baines Gallery, Vernon St, Preston. Details Peter Trebilcock 0161 973 1505.
Catherine Golding Until 26 October. Architectural glass and paintings at Horsham Arts Centre, North St, Horsham. Details 01403 268689.
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.
Colour in Space Until 18 October. An exhibition of Patrick Heron's recent public artworks. At the Tate St Ives. Details 01736 796543.
After Hours II 6 October-20 November. An exhibition of art works by construction professionals at the Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol. Details 0117 922 1540.
Callum Innes/Ellen Gallagher
7 October-22 November. Two abstract painters at the Ikon Gallery, Brindley- place, Birmingham (0121 248 0708). Profitable Project Partnering Tuesday 20 October. A Construction Study Centre course at Birmingham. Details 0121 434 3337.
Roger Swaab (Hickton Madeley Architects) Tuesday 27 October, 19.30. A lecture at the Shirehall, Shrewsbury. Details Mark Newall 01743 361261.
Site Until 1 November. Work by artists responding to Caruso St John's new Walsall gallery (now under construction). At Walsall Museum and Art Gallery (01922 653116).
riba cpd Course: cdm Regulations/
Planning Supervisors Course 3, 10 and 17 November. At Birmingham. Details 0121 331 4497.
1998 National Project Management Exhibition 11-12 November. At the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. Details 01256 766984.
Alan Charlton Until 1 November. An installation of paintings at the Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds (0113 234 3158).
Working with cdm Regulations Monday 2 November. A Construction Study Centre course at Harrogate. Details 0121 434 3337.
Avoiding Potential Contractual Pitfalls Wednesday 11 November. A Construction Study Centre course at Harrogate. Details 0121 434 3337.
Manifesto 2-16 October. An international festival of architecture and design at various Edinburgh venues. Details 0131 332 0829.
Scottish Society of Architect Artists Until 10 October. An exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Mound, Edinburgh.
Alexander Stoddart Tuesday 20 October, 19.30. A lecture at the rias, 15 Rutland Sq, Edinburgh. Details 0131 229 7545.
Marc Newson Wednesday 28 October, 18.00. A lecture at Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, Glasgow. Tickets 0141 332 8128.
Minimising Construction Waste Tuesday 27 October, 14.30. A workshop at the Trevithick Building, Cardiff University. Details Torgun Cane 0171 222 8891, fax 0171 222 1708.