lWork by women Egyptian artists Merfat Azmi (photographer), Sherine El-Saied (potter), Fairouz Samir (painter) and Heran Awad (sculptor) are on display at the Egyptian Academy in an exhibition entitled Female Creativity, 15-30 June.

Folk group Ismaylya also performs dances and songs at the academy portraying different aspects of everyday life in rural Egypt such as fishing and working in the fields. 22 June at 20.30. Free entry to both events.

Egyptian Academy, Via Omero 4, tel. 063201896. The exhibition is open Mon-Fri, 10.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00. Sat and Sun closed.

lA collection of 20 drawings by Rosemarie Trockel is on show at the German Academy until 30 June.

Sponsored by the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the German Academy in Rome, the exhibition illustrates Trockels challenging and innovative artistic style. The artists work has been shown in museums such as the Centre Pompidou (2000) and the DIA Center of Arts in New York (2002), as well as featuring in international shows such as the S. Paolo Biennale in Brazil (1994) and the Venice Biennale in Italy (1999). Free entry.

German Academy, Villa Massimo, Largo di Villa Massimo 1/2, tel. 064825370, 064425931. Mon-Thurs 09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00, Fri 09.00-13.00.

lThe Romanian Academy in Rome presents Offset 2006: the work of 20 young Romanian artists. The two-week programme includes concerts, shows, video and film screenings with performances by Romanian musicians, actors and ballet dancers. 16-30 June.

Romanian Academy, Valle Giulia, Piazza Jos di S. Martin 1, tel. 063201594, www.accadromania.it. Mon-Fri 14.00-18.00.

lThe musical duo Massimo Mazzoni (saxophone) and Alessandra Gentile (piano) will perform selected pieces by Silvestrini, Biasutti, Cresta, Kodly and Bartk at the Hungarian Academy on 14 June at 20.30.

Both musicians are renowned in Italy as well as abroad. Mazzoni has performed in Nuremberg, Washington, Tokyo and Valencia, while Gentile has played with the Philharmonisches Orchester Bad Reichenhall, Philarmonisches Orchester der Stadt Regensburg, Wiener Sinfonietta and Mnchner Symphoniker. Free entry.

Hungarian Academy, Via Giulia 1, tel. 066889671, www.magyarintezet.hu/roma.

lModern art enthusiasts can admire 20 original paintings by Ettore Spalletti at the French Academy until 16 July.

The work, some of which has been specially commissioned for this show, makes the enormous exhibition space shrink into insignificance, encouraging visitors to focus their attention on the paintings alone. Tickets 8, reduced 4,50.

French Academy, Villa Medici, Viale Trinit dei Monti 1, tel. 0667611, www.villamedici.it. 11.00-19.00.

lThe Japanese Cultural Institute will hold an evening event dedicated to the poetry of Kikuo Takano (1927-2006) entitled Inflamed Absence on 20 June at 18.30.

Born on the Japanese island of Sado, Takano studied civil engineering to avoid a military draft during world war two before becoming a teacher and poet.

His work is characterised by concise epigrams on the meaning of things a preoccupation that began when he was a boy following the death of his terrier, John, and which intensified due to the death and destruction he witnessed during the war. In Late at Night, Sleepless he writes:

Late at night, sleepless,

sitting up alone,

I count the number of my fingers,

count my regrets, dead friends,

count hows and angers,

count the clicks of the clock, the drips of the

rain dripping.

Literary critic Renato Minore and friend of the poet and translator Yasuko Matsumoto will read from Takanos work and reflect on his themes. Free entry.

Japanese Cultural Institute, Via A. Gramsci 74, tel. 063224794, www.jfroma.it.

lThe British Council is sponsoring a concert by rock musician and guitarist Robert Fripp entitled Soundscapes at the Auditorium-Parco della Musica on 20 June at 21.00.

Fripp is best known for his work with the progressive rock band King Crimson, which he co-founded in 1969. He has also worked with a host of stars over the years, including Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, Blondie and David Bowie. Fripp creates electronic loops based on improvised solos as well as blending pop, spoken word and ambient music. The compositions in Soundscapes are based on delay, repetition and chance, Fripp says. They are totally improvised, and they are still the best way I know to make a lot of noise with only one guitar. The concert is part of the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilias Its Wonderful series and tickets cost 10-25.

British Council, Via delle Quattro Fontane 20, tel. 06478141, www.britishcouncil.it. The concert will be held at the Auditorium-Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin, tel. 068082058, www.santacecilia.it.

lThe Italian Institute for Latin America is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition of work by the Italian politician Amintore Fanfani (1908-1999) entitled Drawings and works on paper 1924-1996. Between dream and reality, until 30 June.

Fanfani helped form the Democrazia Cristiana party in 1945 and served as prime minister on five separate occasions between 1954 and 1987. He was also an artist and this exhibition brings together around 100 drawings as well as a series of caricatures of members of the constituent assembly during the first years of the republic.

Italian Institute for Latin America, Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 3, tel. 06684921, www.iila.org. Mon-Sat 11.00-19.00.

lFormer American Academy in Rome fellow (1994) and artist Kristin Jones will lead an event along the river Tiber for the summer solstice on 21 June, from dusk until dawn (20.33-04.34).

Entitled Ombre dal Lupercale, the event will focus on the 12 enormous she-wolves visible along the embankments between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini, which Jones created a year ago by cleaning sections of grime. This year, seven visual artists and seven composers will help to bring the wolves to life using water, light and sound. The wolves will breathe and beguile, Jones promises.

For more information, tel. 0645434108 or see www.tevereterno.it.

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