On the agenda: We're off to Chelsea to see Elvis unguarded. Uh, thank you very much, Proud gallery

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Photography

Of the myriad shots taken of Elvis through his life, few captured the King quite as well as the photojournalist Alfred Wertheimer's from 1956, when Presley was on the cusp of stardom.

His series of candid moments are displaying in the UK for the first time, at Proud gallery in Chelsea for the next two months, with pictures ranging from a shot of Elvis asleep on a reclined chair, to rifling through what looks like fan mail. www.proud.co.uk

Adam Jacques.

Fashion

The fashion set have fallen in love with Louise Goldin's futuristic knitwear; it's cool and directional, but flattering and feminine, mixing futuristic Tron influences with the softest cashmere. Her capsule for Topshop launched last year, and this week sees her latest line hit stores nationwide. Pick from wool leggings and long-line sweater dresses, woven with swirled patterns and broken up with sheer panelling; perfect for injecting a bit of sci-fi into your woollens drawer. Long jumper, £70 (right). www.topshop.com

Harriet Walker

Art

Art has long been used as currency: Picasso famously exchanged his sketches for meals, while New York hotels such as the Chelsea accept art as payment for rent. And now curators Lauren Jones and Alix Janta have organised a show, ArtBarter, where work from more than 50 artists, including Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and Gary Hume, can be exchanged for goods or services rather than money. Fill out a form for the piece you're interested in (you won't find out the artist until the show has finished), and add the service or item you'll swap for it: a spot of plumbing, a stay in your South of France villa... and wait to hear whether your offer has been accepted. The Rag Factory, London E1, from 27-29 November, www.artbarterlondon.co.uk

AJ

Film

There's a lot to get excited about at this year's London Children's Film Festival – from the latest offering from anime master Hayao Miyazaki (the man behind Spirited Away), Mai Mai Miracle to the opportunity for budding animators to have a go themselves at the Animation Station workshop, next Saturday, with help from a professional animator: Pixar watch out. Runs until 29 November,booking required; www.barbican. org.uk/lcff, tel: 020 7638 8891

AJ

Food & Drink

Is there a more guilty culinary pleasure than churros? These fried doughnut tubes are a reason to visit Spain, where everyone from commuters to clubbers relishes them. Now Londoners can join in the calorific fun at Oliver Peyton's new espresso and churro bar at The British Library on Euston Road. The coffee is made from premium fresh-roasted beans and the churros are as light as a feather. No need to feel guilty if your snack stop is accompanied by an edifying hardback.

LM

Books

Buying books online might be an easy way to work your way through your Christmas gift list, but if you want to add personality to those tomes, getting your book signed wins hands-down, which is why we'll be heading to the Waterstone's Christmas Extravaganza next week. There'll be 12 authors on signing duty, including Andrew Marr, the novelist Kate Mosse and the architectural historian Dan Cruickshank, with free food and drink to keep you happy while you queue. Gower Street store, London WC1, 5 December, 5pm-8pm,

AJ

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