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Certain to invigorate a languishing spirit are Whirling Dervishes, the dangerous dancers who will tonight be stirred into an ecstatic state by the voice of Sheikh Hamza Chakour and the music of the Al-Kindi Ensemble from Damascus.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1 7.45pm. pounds 10-15. Box office: 0171-960 4206. To 28 Nov

Theatre aficionados may be interested in the RSC's new season of "On The Edge" events and workshops. Taking place today is Bare Board Bard, giving audiences an opportunity to talk directly to the creative team involved in the RSC production of Romeo and Juliet, in a lively, interactive session.

Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon. 11am-12noon, pounds 4.50/pounds 2.50 concs. Box office: 01789 295623

The Cockpit Arts Winter Festival should prove a veritable treasure trove as over 100 talented contemporary crafts people open their studios to the public. Collectors and browsers can buy gifts, designer clothes, accessories and home furnishings and pick up creative tips at the various demonstrations on show.

Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP. Admission pounds 2.50. Information: 0171-419 1959. To 30 Nov

The 18th century comedy, All In The Wrong opens tonight, for the second time around. Young lovers Master Beverley and Mistress Belinda find themselves embroiled in the marital strife of the mutually jealous Sir John and Lady Restless. Intrigue, misunderstanding and jealousies ensue. Written by Arthur Murphy and directed by Sam Walters

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA. 7.45pm. pounds 9/pounds 7 concs. Box office: 0181-940 3633. To 31 Jan

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