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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

What You See is What You Get: The ICA Biennial is a selection of the most exciting independent film and video of the last two years. Selected by producer and critic John Wyver, the programme covers radical and raw work produced on the fringes of TV, and includes Derek Jarman's Blue, Patrick Keiller's London, and a debate with film-makers and critics. The ICA is offering 10 pairs of free tickets to the Biennial debate and to a reception with the film-makers, 5 April at 7pm. The first 10 callers at the box-office will be offered a a pair of free tickets and a complimentary Biennial catalogue

The ICA is offering metro readers a unique trial membership. For just £5 enjoy three months of benefits, including free entry with a guest to exhibitions and late-night bar, and special music events. On 4 April, members are invited to the Electronic Lounge, an ambient techno evening hosted by rising star Scanner in the ICA bar from 9pm-1am. Until 15 April all new members will be entered in a draw to win a print by outstanding US artist Sue Williams, valued at £480. To join, contact the ICA box-office in person, by post or telephone 071-930 3647

Spend your Friday evening at the ICA, courtesy of metro. Take in the exhibitions Superstition - paintings by Luc Tuymans, and Skin of the Teeth, an installation from young British artist Abigail Lane (both open until 9pm), or meet and eat with friends in the late-night bar and caf (open until 1am). Show your copy of metro at the box-office for free entry after 6pm every Friday until 15 April

Discover what's new in British cinema - to accompany the Biennial season, the ICA has produced an illustrated catalogue with an essay on the future of British film and video, and details of all the films and film-makers featured in the season. Usually retailing at £3.99, metro readers can buy the catalogue for only £2, from the ICA bookshop

In the British premiere of Schnittke's opera Life with an Idiot, a Russian couple is forced by the state to take in an idiot as a punishment for some unspecified crime - with devastating consequences. Jonathan Moore's production of this funny and fantastic work for the ENO is showing at the Coliseum on 1, 7 and 10 April at 7.30pm. ENO is offering readers 25 per cent discount for tickets ranging from £6-£48. Call the box-office on 071-632 8300

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

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