On the agenda: Latin American art; I Blame Coco; eating al fresco at the National; hotguysreadingbooks.com; Wychwood Festival; Martin Margiela

We're all set to marvel at Margiela, blame Coco and have a picnic with Alan Bennett


Art

Think Latin American art, and most of us might find it hard to think beyond Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. But not for much longer. Transferring from New York, the Pinta Art show comes to London's Earls Court from Friday, where more than 50 renowned galleries (some UK-based, such as White Cube and Riflemaker) will show off a panorama of leading and emerging Latin American talent, including the Mexican installation artist Damian Ortega. Runs until next Sunday, pintaart.com Adam Jacques

Music

For a glimpse of the next crop of young musicians poised to make it big, the return of this year's Sanderson Predicts gig series – set in the London hotel's stunning inner courtyard – is worth a peek. Last year it showcased Little Boots and Marina and the Diamonds, and this year, Sting's daughter Coco Sumner and her band I Blame Coco kick off the series, which will run every Thursday for the coming month. The gigs are free – although you'll need to book a table in advance and there's a minimum spend of £40 per table. Tel: 020 7300 1444, sandersonlondon.com AJ

Food

London's National Theatre has created a tasty tie-in to its late-summer programme: al fresco meals served before select performances. Work is afoot to convert its terrace into a luscious rooftop garden replete with blossom trees and manicured grass where you can chill on a deckchair and feast on a pre-made picnic before heading down for one of four performances including Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art. There are only 10 dates available, so places are likely to be snapped up fast. 2-20 August, £55 per person including picnic and play, nationaltheatre.org.uk AJ

Books

A new study of more than 70,000 people in 27 countries has shown that having just 20 books in your house will increase your child's academic success – and keeping a 500-book library results in a child remaining in education for an average of three years longer. But the tricky problem remains: how to persuade teenage boys to read? How about showing them the website hotguysreadingbooks.tumblr.com, where they'll soon learn that girls swoon over intelligent men? Girls like guys who read books, fellas. See you in the library. Katy Guest

Kids

Cheltenham's annual arts and music festival Wychwood has all the usual family fare next weekend: tales from Roald Dahl, clay-sculpting for tiny tots... and one of the world's great ballet companies? Yes, the English National Ballet's troupe of expert teachers will be running a series of six one-hour workshops for kids of all ages. It's first come, first served, so check out the programme brochure, available on the day, for information on reserving a space – and prepare to see your child turn into Billy Elliot. wychwoodfestival.com AJ

Fashion

The exhibition the fashion world has been waiting for has finally reached our shores: Maison Martin Margiela 20, a retrospective of the Belgian designer's glittering career, opens at Somerset House on Thursday and is sure to be a hit, after enjoying international success in Margiela's hometown of Antwerp. Marvel at the ingenuity, wit and sheer beauty of his pieces; gasp at the feats of design, width of shoulder pads and complexities of his wig-coats. This publicity-shy designer has much to offer beyond the catwalk, and here is an exhibition to do him justice. somersethouse.org.uk Harriet Walker

PROMOTED VIDEO
Arts and Entertainment
Clara takes the lead in 'Flatline' while the Doctor remains in the Tardis
tvReview: The 'Impossible Girl' earns some companion stripes... but she’s still annoying in 'Dr Who, Flatline'
Arts and Entertainment
Joy Division photographed around Waterloo Road, Stockport, near Strawberry Studios. The band are Bernard Sumner (guitar and keyboards), Stephen Morris (drums and percussion), Ian Curtis (vocals and occasional guitar), Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals).
books
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
Sean Harris in 'The Goob' film photocall, at the Venice International Film Festival 2014
filmThe Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Streisand is his true inspiration
Arts and Entertainment
X Factor contestant Fleur East
tvReview: Some lacklustre performances - but the usual frontrunners continue to excel
Arts and Entertainment
Richard Tuttle's installation in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern
artAs two major London galleries put textiles in the spotlight, the poor relation of the creative world is getting recognition it deserves
Arts and Entertainment
Hunger Games actress Jena Malone has been rumoured to be playing a female Robin in Batman v Superman
film
Arts and Entertainment
On top of the world: Actress Cate Blanchett and author Richard Flanagan
artsRichard Flanagan's Man Booker win has put paid to the myth that antipodean artists lack culture
Arts and Entertainment
The Everyman, revamped by Haworth Tompkins
architectureIt beats strong shortlist that included the Shard, the Library of Birmingham, and the London Aquatics Centre
Arts and Entertainment
Justice is served: Robert Downey Jr, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong and Robert Duvall in ‘The Judge’

Film

Arts and Entertainment
Clive Owen (centre) in 'The Knick'

TV

Arts and Entertainment
J.K. Simmons , left, and Miles Teller in a scene from

Film

Arts and Entertainment
Team Tenacity pitch their fetching solar powered, mobile phone charging, heated, flashy jacket
tvReview: No one was safe as Lord Sugar shook things up
News
Owen said he finds films boring but Tom Hanks managed to hold his attention in Forrest Gump
arts
Arts and Entertainment
Bono and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced U2's surprise new album at the iPhone 6 launch
Music Album is set to enter UK top 40 at lowest chart position in 30 years
Arts and Entertainment
The Michael McIntyre Chat Show airs its first episode on Monday 10 March 2014
Comedy
Arts and Entertainment

Review

These heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Arts and Entertainment
Richard Flanagan with his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North
books'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' sees the writer become the third Australian to win the accolade
Arts and Entertainment
New diva of drama: Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra
theatre
Arts and Entertainment
TV
Arts and Entertainment
Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, faces new problems

Sek, k'athjilari! (That’s “yes, definitely” to non-native speakers).

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Polly Morgan

art
Arts and Entertainment
The kid: (from left) Oona, Geraldine, Charlie and Eugene Chaplin

film
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

    Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

    Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
    British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

    British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

    Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
    Let's talk about loss

    We need to talk about loss

    Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
    Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

    Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

    Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
    Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

    'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

    If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
    James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

    The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

    Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
    Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

    Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

    Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
    Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

    Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

    Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
    How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

    How to dress with authority

    Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
    New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

    New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

    'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
    Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

    Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

    The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
    Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

    Tim Minchin interview

    For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
    Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

    Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

    Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
    Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

    Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

    Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album