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Join... the hundreds of thousands of comedy subjects queueing up to pay homage to the King of Sports Casual?. Unsurprisingly Steve Coogan hasn't had much time to get out on the road since his last tour five years ago. The Norwich comedian's greatest creation, Alan Partridge, spawned not one but two first rate comedy shows - 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' and 'I'm Alan Partridge' - , but the Calf siblings, Paul and Pauline, also ended up hijacking their own comedy vehicles. Over the next couple of months, however, Britain's best character comic will be getting back to what he does best, with a little help from Alan, the Calfs, Duncan Thickett and Tony Ferrino.

Tonight Newcastle City Hall 0191 261 2606, tomorrow as Friday, Sunday Sunderland Empire.

Seen... the science in Turner's art? The 19th-century artist actively cultivated friendships with leading scientists of his day, including Humphrey Davey, Michael Faraday, Richard Owen and Mary Somerville. The new Tate Gallery exhibition claims to break new ground in exploring the nature of these and other friendships to reveal the impact that scientific, technological and architectural developments had on Turner's art. The exhibition hopes to reveal that there is an implicit awareness of scientific theory in Turner's work: it is argued that his iconic painting of a vessel in the thrall of nature's violence, Snow Storm - Steam boat off a Harbour's Mouth (1842), alludes to contemporary theories of the power and activity of the earth's magnetic forces. To 21 June, Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1 0171-887 8000

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