Sunday 29 June 1997
City of London Festival readings continue: pounds 5 per session, pounds 30 the lot. Rachel Cusk, Mon 30, 6.15pm; John Mortimer, Wed 2, 6.15pm; crime queen Ruth Rendell, Thur 3, 6.15pm. Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, EC4; 0171 638 8891
Poet Robin Robertson reads from his current collection, A Painted Field; Tue 1, 8.30pm, pounds 3 Vox'n'Roll, Filthy MacNasty's Bar and Whisky Cafe, Amwell St, EC1. 0171 278 9993
CHELTENHAM: Penelope Lively reads from her last novel, Heatwave, Tue 1, 7.30pm, pounds 6/pounds 5. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square. 01242 227979
MANCHESTER: Young Northern novelist Glen Duncan, author of Hope, Wed 2, 7pm, pounds 3. Waterstone's, Deansgate, 0161 832 1992
CANTERBURY: Redmond O'Hanlon, Thur 3, 7pm; pounds 2. Waterstone's, St Margarets Street, 01227 456343
BEYOND THE BORDER: Story-telling festival at St Donats Castle, South Wales. With top oral-culturalists from around the globe, including Radcliffe Award-winning Timothy Neat of Scotland, author of The Summer Walkers, about the Highland travelling people. Fri 4-Sun 6; various prices. 01446 794848
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant