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RALPH BALL

Ralph Ball describes his latest works as 'sculptural commentaries on the nature of modern furniture and lighting'. They are at the Plateaux Gallery, 1 Brewery Sq, Tower Bridge Piazza, London SE1 until 15 November (0171 357 6880)

DIARY

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.

London

Performing Buildings 12, 19 and 26 October, 20.00. An evening of artists' films projected on to Bankside Power Station, SE1 (0171 887 8000).

The Richness of Cities Wednesday 14 October, 18.00. A udg event with Ken Worpole at 77 Cowcross St, EC1. Details 01235 851415.

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.

Women in Property: New Members' Drinks Reception Monday 19 October. At a London venue. Details Adrienne Benscher 0171 477 6685.

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.

Access Auditing 22-24 October. A Centre for Accessible Environments course. Details 0171 357 8182.

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.

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).

Fuel for Thought Until 1 November. A 'car-free London' exhibition at the Architecture Foundation, 30 Bury St, SW1 (0171 839 9389).

Beyond Minimalism: Recent Architecture of Tadao Ando Until 1 November. An exhibition at the Royal Academy, Piccadilly, W1.

Houses in Children's Books Until 6 November. An exhibition at the Prince's Institute, 14 Gloucester Gate, NW1 (0171 916 7380).

The High Performance Workplace Wednesday 11 November, Thursday 3 December. Four half-day Workplace Comfort Forum seminars in London. Details 01892 531830.

Avoiding Potential Contractual Pitfalls Thursday 12 November. A Construction Study Centre course in London. Details 0121 434 3337.

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.

Eastern

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).

riba cpd Event: Project Management Skills - Time and Risk Management Thursday 5 November, 13.30. At New Hall, Cambridge. Details 01223 461458.

Whole Building Studies 26-27 November. The bre's 3rd Cardington Conference at Cardington, Beds. Details Maureen Gaddes 01923 664765.

North West

John Patkau Thursday 15 October, 19.00. A lecture at Manchester Town Hall. Tickets £5 (0161 236 5667).

Niall McLaughlin Tuesday 20 October, 19.30. A lecture at the Grenfell Baines Gallery, Vernon St, Preston. Details Peter Trebilcock 0161 973 1505.

South East

Catherine Golding Until 26 October. Architectural glass and paintings at Horsham Arts Centre, North St, Horsham. Details 01403 268689.

Southern

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.

South West

Colour in Space Until 18 October. An exhibition of Patrick Heron's recent public artworks. At the Tate St Ives. Details 01736 796543.

Wessex

After Hours II Until 20 November. An exhibition of art works by construction professionals at the Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol. Details 0117 922 1540.

West Midlands

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.

Callum Innes/Ellen Gallagher Until 22 November. Two abstract painters at the Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace, Birmingham (0121 248 0708).

Yorkshire

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.

The Conservation of Historic Interiors 23-24 November. A course at the University of York. Details 01904 433963.

Scotland

Manifesto Until 16 October. An international festival of architecture and design at various Edinburgh venues. Details 0131 332 0829.

Design Standards: Housing in the New Millennium Monday 19 October. A one-day conference at the Stirling Management Centre. Details 0131 229 7545.

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.

Adjudicator Training Course 30-31 October. An rias-approved course at Falkirk. Details 0131 229 7545.

Wales

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.

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