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The Independent's continuing association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Toshiba, offering special privileges to metro readers at the ICA and other contemporary art venues

Today and every Friday until 15 April, 6pm-1am, this copy of metro becomes an invitation to an evening at the ICA. Present your metro at the box- office for free entry to the exhibition (open until 9pm), late-night bar and cafe. The exhibition currently showing in Gallery 1 is Skin of the Teeth, a humorous and horrible installation from young British artist Abigail Lane

The ICA is offering metro readers a unique trial membership. For just £5 enjoy 3 months of benefits, including free entry with a guest to ICA exhibitions, private views, and late bar (open until 1am Tuesday to Saturday). Plus discounts for the cinema, theatre and talks and the opportunity to win a limited edition silk-screen print by US artist Sue Williams, worth £480. To take advantage of the membership offer, contact the ICA box office in person, by post or telephone: 071-930 3647

"Do you like me like this?" Motionhouse Dance Theatre Company - renowned for their energetic and fluid dance theatre - present the London premiere of Geisha in the annual dance festival, Spring Loaded. Using tiny, precise solos, whirling ensemble pieces, and arresting sets with extraordinary furniture, Geisha looks at role play, desire and sensuality. Ten pairs of free tickets are available - the first 10 metro readers to call The Place Theatre (071-387 0031) can choose a pair for the evening of 6 or 7 March, at 8pm

Postman is a remarkable feature film from "Sixth Generation" Chinese film-maker He Jianjun. Wonderfully crafted on a low budget, it walked away with two major prizes after its world premiere at the recent Rotterdam Film Festival, and tells the story of an introverted Beijing postal worker, driven by an obsessive fascination, who begins to pry into other people's mail and into their lives. Postman receives its UK premiere screening, with an introduction by Tony Rayns, on 8 March at 7pm. The ICA has a pair of free tickets for the first 15 readers to show their copy of metro at the box office on Wednesday from 6pm

From Tom Wolfe to Vivienne Westwood (right), William Burroughs to Derek Jarman, ICA Video has recorded hundreds of writers, artists and film-makers talking at the ICA. If you missed an event at the ICA, or simply want to hear your hero speak in the comfort of your own armchair, phone 071- 930 0493 for a catalogue. Usually priced £15.99, the ICA is offering 15 free tapes to metro readers. Send your name, address, and choice of Wolfe, Westwood, Burroughs or Jarman, on a postcard to ICA/metro Video Offer, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, by 17 March

ICA, The Mall, SW1 (071-930 3647)

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