Friday 9 August
For those of you in Birmingham why not pop into The garden of A, an installation by Pervaiz Khan and Felix de Rooy? The exhibition focuses on the West’s fascination with the East, and it uses video and computer technology. Images include Hollywood classics, advertising, oriental paintings and TV footage. Until 17 August
Venue: Ikon Gallery, 58-72 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN.
Details: 0121-643 0708.
Saturday 10 August
As part of the Great Outdoors summer season at London’s Royal Festival Hall Some Like It Hot is being shown tonight. Luminarium 3 starts later this week (on 16 August), where the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall radiates colour, lights and floating castles. Until 26 August.
Venue: The Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1.
Details: 0171-921 0600.
Sunday 11 August
Opening today is the Ove Arup Centenary Exhibition. Arup’s importance in the field of civil and structural engineering is under-documented, yet he was one of this century’s great engineers. Until 20 September.
Venue: The Matthew Architecture Gallery, University of Edinburgh, 20 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JZ.
Details: 0131-650 2342.
Monday 12 August
Run out of ideas for what to do with the kids in the school holidays? If so, how about sending them on the course Be a TV Star at the Museum of the Moving Image? For a week children will devise and produce a TV show, create sound effects, interview guests, and learn to animate. Until 16 August.
Venue: Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank, London SE1.
Details: 0171-815 1336.
Tuesday 13 August
There’s still time to visit the retrospective exhibition of Leon Kossoff at the Tate Gallery. His work is influenced by the changing face of London’s urban landscape, including bomb sites, excavations and building sites in the Fifties, railway landscapes in the Sixties, and his more recent depictions of Underground stations. Until 1 September.
Venue: The Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1.
Details: 0171-887 8000.
Wednesday 14 August
Architecture on the Horizon is a showcase of work by 22 architectural practices in the UK and worldwide. It includes Richard Murphy and Alan Murray Associates, Studio Granda, and Pink und Partner. The exhibition draw out ideas and themes for the architecture of tomorrow. Younger established practices also feature. Until 21 September.
Venue Florence Gallery, RIBA Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, London W1.
Details: 0171-580 5533.
Thursday 15 August
Or perhaps Modern Primitivism appeals? David Dodsworth’s exhibition of paintings, collagraphs and etchings looks back at the use of symbols and images. Until 9 September.
Venue: Chalk Farm Gallery, 20 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1.
Details: 0171-267 3300.