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Don't say you haven't...

heard... about the first event to take place tonight at the South London club, New Whirled Poets. The club, set up by the winner of the 1997 Cheltenham Literature Festival, Michael Groce, and his partner Jayzik, aims at positive self-expression through street poetry and performance. Imperial Gardens, Camberwell New Road, SE5, 8pm pounds 4/pounds 3.

hugged... a tree. It's the beginning of Esso National Tree Week. About 3,000 events country-wide, including woodland walks and plantings. (Information: 0171-828 9928.)

listened... to an evening of Frank Sinatra songs. Then rush out for Louis Hoover's Salute to Sinatra tonight. He'll be doing it Frank's way. The Talk of London, Parker Street, London WC2, 9pm. Tickets pounds 15, pounds 40 with dinner (0171-405 1516).