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The Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival continues with 'Brave New World': Peter Jeffrey and Virginia McKenna recite some of the post-war poetry of T S Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Stevie Smith, Philip Larkin, James Cameron and Herbert Read. Tonight, 8pm. pounds 5.25 and pounds 6.75. Shakespeare Centre, Henley St. 0789 292176.

Actor, director and playwright Steven Berkoff has turned his hand to travel writing. He discusses his travels and his collection, Overview, at the ICA, London SW1. Tues 19, 7.30pm. pounds 5.50 ( pounds 4.50). 071-930 3647.

The Voice Box: the acclaimed poet Kathleen Raine performs new work (Tues 19, 7.30pm); and storyteller Hugh Lupton explores legends of the East Anglian landscape (Thurs 21, 7.30pm). pounds 3.00 ( pounds 1.80). Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. 071-928 8800.

Paul Bailey reads and signs Sugar Cane. Thurs 21, 7pm. Waterstone's, Edinburgh East. 031-556 3034. Free.

Also at the South Bank: the festival 'The American South' (Sat 23-Sat 30 July). Literary highlights on Sat 23 include Helen Taylor and Elizabeth McGovern on 'The Enduring Appeal of Gone With The Wind' (11am; pounds 7.50/ pounds 5); and a performance by three American poets, James Dickey, Dave Smith and Ellen Bryant Voigt (7.30pm; pounds 6/ pounds 3.50). 071-928 8800.

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