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The week ahead


1 April

Power into art: First in a four-part series covering the six-year transformation of London's Bankside power station to create the new Tate Modern art gallery. Dwells on 'tantrums and errors'.

8.00pm, Channel 4

6 April

Dispatches - dirty money: Legal loopholes are turning Britain into an unregulated rubbish tip.

9.00pm, Channel 4

6 April

How safe can we make our railways: Royal Academy of Engineering president Sir David Davies presents the findings of research on automatic train protection undertaken in the aftermath of last October's Ladbroke Grove rail disaster.

5.30 pm, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. Booking required. Details, (020) 7222 2688.

6 April-30 July

Art Nouveau, 1890-1914: Giant exhibition dedicated to the fin-de-siecle decorative arts movement, illustrating its close links with industrialisation. Includes an entire Paris Metro station.

Victoria & Albert museum, Exhibition Road, London

8 April

TFI Friday: Scourge of the politically correct, Chris Evans heads for the nearest building site with a bevy of busty beauties to see if the art of wolf whistling is still alive.

12.10am, Channel 4

10 April

Inaugural Gustave Eiffel lecture: Shadow Strategic Rail Authority chairman Sir Alastair Morton will call for urgent improvement of UK passenger and freight services.

5.30pm, Institution of Civil Engineers, London. Details, Darlene Torrey, fax (020) 7233 1806

10 April

South Bank masterplan: Masterplanner Rick Mather and Dutch landscape designer Adriaan Geuze in conversation with EMAP publishing director Paul Finch.

Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London.

Details, (020) 7307 3699

12 April

Going against the grain - critical perspectives on the Egan agenda: Lecture by Stuart Green of Reading University's construction management department.

5.30pm, RICS, 12 Great George St, London. Details, Mickey Klippel Arden, tel (020) 7637 8692. E-mail

12-13 April

International clean up: Two-day conference dedicated to remediation of contaminated land.

GMEX Centre, Manchester

Details: Nicola Belbeck, (01483) 799141.

Until 5 May

Bristol's millennium projects: Exhibition looking at recent urban development in and around the city's harbour area. The Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol. Details (0117) 922 1540.

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