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Are ... nice to Jeanette Winterson, who reads from her latest book, Gut Symmetries, and though she seems to have gone off the boil of late the author of such rare treats as The Passion and Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is always worth a look. Chelsfield Room, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1, 0171-960 4242.

See ... The High Llamas who take their latest album, Cold and Bouncy, to the Californian girls and boys of Britain, Sean O' Hagan's ongoing project to reinvent himself as Brian Wilson with electro-Brazilian tunes continues apace. Tonight Brighton Pavilion, Fri, Bristol Fleece & Firkin, Sat Wolverhampton Varsity, Sun Leeds Duchess of York, Glasgow Cathouse (3 Feb), Edinburgh Venue (4), Newcastle Riverside (5), Manchester Hop & Grape (6), Sheffield Leadmill (7), Nottingham Sam Fay's (8).