watched... La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini's classic starring Marcello Mastroianni as a reporter in Rome, whose job brings him into contact with a strange cast of characters. It's long at 3 hours, but worth missing the last bus home for.

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 8.45pm. Tickets: pounds 4.20. Box Office: 01203 524777.

been... inhaling scented oils, candles and perfume. Alternative healing, in the form of aromatherapy and massage, has been around for years, but it's become hip almost overnight. At the 10th Anniversary Healing Arts Festival see what all the fuss is about at stalls, lectures and demonstrations.

Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat St., London, 10:30am-7:30pm. Tickets: pounds 6; half price today and Friday. To 16 Nov.

read... Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late by Darian Leder. Should we believe those whispered utterances, "I'll Love you forever" or "you look great"? According to Leder, a psychoanalyst, NO! This book offers insight and humour for men and women alike.

Faber pounds 9.99