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BURN down to the Barbican. `The Art of the Harley' features 30 of the world's best customised Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including `Captain America', the chopper that transformed Peter Fonda into a counter-culture icon in Easy Rider. As well as giving an historical overview of custom Harleys' origins, the exhibition contrasts European and American decorative styles and traces the presence of this American classic in popular culture. To 26 April, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y. Tel 0171-588 9023.

PROSTRATE yourself before "Court of Gayumars". This 16th-century painting was reputed to have caused men to bow their heads in shame before its beauty and is just one of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan's 140 paintings and drawings in "Princes, Poets and Paladins" at the British Museum. Built up over 40 years, the royal collection is drawn from Turkish, Iranian and Indian art, from the 14th to the 20th century. To 13 April, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tel 0171-636 1555.


CHECKED out Cartier's sparklers? If you've got an hour to spare after "Princes, Poets and Paladins", take in another British Museum exhibition. "Cartier: 1900-1939" casts a fresh eye over the legendary jeweller and charts the creative years that bore witness to some of his most original work. To 1 Feb, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tel 0171-636 1555.

SEEN how Grimm January should be? As with the Young Vic's first adaptation of the gruesome fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, children will love the noisy theatricality of More Grimm Tales and adults will revel in the dark undertow this production highlights of the brothers' nastiest fantasies. To 31 Jan, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London SE1. Tel 0171-928 6363.