FIRST CALL

Following the huge success of their album Fresco, M-People have announced an extensive UK arena tour. The R&B soul sensations, featuring the distinctive vocals of Heather Small, will showcase their new album, The Best of M-People, which is released on 2 Nov and features three new tracks alongside old favourites like "Search for the Hero" and "Moving On Up". There will also be a new single to add to the repertoire, "Testify", which is released on Monday.

Touring at various arenas around the country from 25 Nov to 19 Dec. For further info, call: 0171-344 4444

last call

Armed with nothing more than a pair of scissors and some coloured paper, Ennio Marchetto (left) will be bringing his paper parodies of showbiz stars (including Heather Small) to the Lyric Hammersmith. Marchetto transforms the ancient art of origami into an ingenious, fast-moving human cartoon strip. Described as a "one-man entertainment system", the Laurence Olivier Award- nominated artist performs in London for the first time in five years, so tickets will be at a premium. You have been warned.

Lyric Theatre, London W6 (0181-741 2311) 2 to 21 Nov

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