Friday 17 October 1997
Birmingham NEC, 17-19 October, from pounds 3.50-pounds 7. Details: 0121-767 4433
Also this weekend, the Marine Conservation Society hosts a conference, featuring talks by leading marine and conservation experts. Topics covered range from awareness and legislation to coral reefs, deep-sea diving and blue sharks.
To be held at the University of Warwick, 17-19 October. Details: (01989) 566017. Accommodation and meals available at extra cost.
Focusing attention on to photography, is the John Kobal photographic portrait awards which start exhibiting from today. Alongside the poignant winning portraits are other finalists, who have captured the humour, desire and distaste of life. Details: National Portrait Gallery (0171 287 6839)
A varied programme of drama, music and visual community arts are performed in the seventh Borders Festival, which celebrates the rich heritage and traditions of the Scottish Borders. Events include a film festival, art exhibitions and performances by local and touring theatre groups, as well as traditional accordian and fiddle music.
Festivities commence today and run for three weeks. Details: Selkirk Tourist Information Centre (01750) 20054
Custody, Care and Cure is an exploration into the issues, past and present, surrounding mental health problems. The role of hospitalisation, photography, architecture, art and even royalty are all unfolded through a combination of exhibitions and lectures to be held at The Museum of London (0171-600 3699)
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 5.50pm, Sunday midday to 5.50pm.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site on Friday
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Life & Style blogs
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 3 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
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