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You read it here first. This was the paper that tipped its London readers, last summer, to take a day trip to Cambridge and check out Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble playing together for the first time in Britain at King's College Chapel. With their hit recording now behind them, the Norwegian jazz saxophonist and the English early music singers are on tour next week for "Officium: The Live Performance".

Salisbury Cathedral, 20 Feb; Royal Festival Hall, 21 Feb; Southwell Minster, 22 Feb; Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 23 Feb

Spring Loaded, The Place Theatre's annual season of new dance, kicks off in London on Tuesday with The Gandini Juggling Project (above) and a serious exercise in the art of juggling choreographed by Gill Clarke. If you like juggling that is free of circusy bravura you will probably enjoy this. If you don't like juggling you will know better than to go and see something called the Gandini Juggling Project...

Meanwhile the Royal Ballet's Sarah Wildor makes her debut as Giselle at the Opera House at 2pm today, and on Wednesday English National Ballet begins its revival of Rudolf Nureyev's version of Romeo and Juliet at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

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