seen... "A Context for Etching". An exhibition of etchings by staff and postgraduates from the University of Sunderland, Ashburne House, Sunderland (0191-515 2128). Ends tomorrow.

heard... that Penelope Keith, the doyenne of children's programme voice- overs, will be reading festive excerpts at "A Christmas Celebration" with other celebrities such as Sarah Greene and Mike Smith. At the British Legion, Guildhall, London EC2. pounds 12 on the door, or call 0171-973 7285.

had... A pizza and jazz experience. For a thrill to the senses, go to the Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London W1 (0171-437 9595).