On the agenda: Banff Mountain Film Festival UK tour; MyChelle's Baketique; Bruno Pieters; Alligator Books; V&A's Art of Crime exhibition; David Martin's Hidden Door project

Film

If the thought of the high-octane trips in our Extreme Travel Special is a bit too hair-raising, why not watch the experts risk life and limb instead, at this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival UK tour. A medley of adventure films will tour the UK from Saturday (first stop Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow), where visitors can watch bikers defy gravity, and canoeists paddle down crocodile-infested rapids in Uganda. (If you want to get involved in adventure film-making yourself, turn to page 14 to find out how.) banff-uk.com

Adam Jacques

Food & Drink

As any cupcake expert knows, what really separates one example of the form from another is the icing – so it takes but a small leap to conclude that you may as well do away with the cake part. Which is exactly what Battersea bakery MyChelle's Baketique is doing. While you could drool at its cupcake delicacies, it is the "frosting shots" that are the real innovation: sugar cravers can slurp down their favourite topping – from chocolate to lemon and rose – from a tiny plastic beaker, without having to munch through a cake. Sweet idea. baketique.com

AJ

Fashion

Bruno Pieters is another of the Antwerp crop to produce sleek and structured, modern pieces that the fashion pack go mad for. So it's exciting to hear that he has released some of his finest archive pieces for sale, to raise money for literary charity SISP, which works in some of the poorest regions of India. They're available from the online concept store run by Antwerp's prestigious Royal Academy, where Pieters completed his training. Having worked for Margiela, Lacroix and Hugo Boss, he is known for his ascetic and architectural approach to tailoring and daywear. Dresses in angora, runnelled leather trousers, a voluminous trench and curved cocoon-like coats in swishy techno fabrics are among the pieces available – and an invigorating addition to any capsule wardrobe. brunopieters.com, ra13.be

Harriet Walker

Books

They say that nostalgia ain't what it used to be, but not in the world of book publishing, where punters just can't seem to get enough of repackaged childhood favourites. Taking this one step further is Alligator Books, which has just acquired the publishing rights to Hanna-Barbera's properties. Expect to find the adventures of Dastardly and Muttley, Top Cat, Yogi Bear and friends at a bookshop near you in a mere six months. It's smarter than the average publishing deal.

Katy Guest

Art

It's not often you see a Lowry, a pre-Middle Age carving and a Banksy print all in the same room. So perhaps it's not surprising that there's a police presence to guide visitors around the eclectic collection on display at the V&A until 7 February. But there is a catch: they're all fake, on display for the museum's Art of Crime exhibition. Forgers featured include Shaun Greenhalgh, who spent 17 years fooling museums and auction houses – his Amarna Princess statuette, for instance, was authenticated by the British Museum and sold for £440,000. Worth taking the tour if only to see if you can spot the difference. vam.ac.uk

AJ

Music

What happens when you invite 30 bands, 40 visual artists, and a dollop of painters, poets and film-makers to one venue? The answer is David Martin's Hidden Door project, with the aim of getting Scotland's creative community collaborating. Martin has built an elaborate, maze-like set within Edinburgh's Roxy Art House, where hybrid sound-, video- and art-based installations will see scores performed to match the works of painters, portrait photographers and poets. Next weekend, hiddendooor.org; roxyarthouse.org

AJ

Arts and Entertainment
Nick Hewer is to leave The Apprentice after 10 years

TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice

Arts and Entertainment
Female fans want more explicit male sex in Game of Thrones, George R R Martin says

film George RR Martin owns a cinema in Santa Fe

Arts and Entertainment
Clued up: John Lynch and Gillian Anderson in ‘The Fall’

TV review

Arts and Entertainment
The Baker (James Corden) struggles with Lilla Crawford’s Little Red Riding Hood

film...all the better to bamboozle us
Arts and Entertainment
English: Romantic Landscape

art
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksNow available in paperback
Arts and Entertainment

ebooks
Arts and Entertainment
Mark, Katie and Sanjay in The Apprentice boardroom
TV
Arts and Entertainment

Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites

Arts and Entertainment
Frances O'Connor and James Nesbitt in 'The Missing'

TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations

Arts and Entertainment
Joey Essex will be hitting the slopes for series two of The Jump

TV

Who is taking the plunge?
Arts and Entertainment
Katy Perry as an Ancient Egyptian princess in her latest music video for 'Dark Horse'

music
Arts and Entertainment
Dame Judi Dench, as M in Skyfall

film
Arts and Entertainment
Morrissey, 1988

TV
Arts and Entertainment
William Pooley from Suffolk is flying out to Free Town, Sierra Leone, to continue working in health centres to fight Ebola after surviving the disease himself

music
Arts and Entertainment
The Newsroom creator Aaron Sorkin

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Matt Berry (centre), the star of Channel 4 sitcom 'Toast of London'

TVA disappointingly dull denouement
Arts and Entertainment
Tales from the cryptanalyst: Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Imitation Game'

film
Arts and Entertainment
Pixie Lott has been voted off Strictly Come Dancing 2014

Strictly
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.

    Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

    Homeless Veterans appeal

    In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
    Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

    Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

    As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
    The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

    The Interview movie review

    You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
    Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

    How podcasts became mainstream

    People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
    Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

    Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

    Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
    Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

    A memorable year for science – if not for mice

    The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
    Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

    Christmas cocktails to make you merry

    Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
    5 best activity trackers

    Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

    Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
    Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

    Paul Scholes column

    It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
    Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

    Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

    Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
    Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

    Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

    2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
    Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

    Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

    Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
    Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

    Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

    The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
    Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

    Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

    The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
    Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

    The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

    Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas