On the agenda: Secret Cinema; Late Night Jazz; You, Me and Everybody Else exhibition; William Furlong; Freja Beha Erichsen; Hay Literature Festival

Hay gives a whole new meaning to book club while Phaidon goes all 'multi-platform' on us
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The most taxing thought most of us have on a trip to the movies is: salt or sugar? Not at Secret Cinema's events. Many could be forgiven for wondering what a fairground was doing in Hackney last year, for example. Turns out it was providing the Coney Island background for a showing of cult classic 'The Warriors' at the organisers' first outdoor event. As its name suggests, Secret Cinema reveals the location of its "happenings" hush-hush until only a few days before the event, while the movie is not revealed until the day itself. All that is certain about its next screening is that it will be the promoters' first extended run rather than a one-off – and that tickets will go fast. 15-20 June, secretcinema.org

Adam Jacques


Such diverse jazz luminaries as Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall and Tony Bennett have performed at London's Royal Albert Hall – and the venue is set to build on its pedigree with a Late Night Jazz schedule kicking off in its recently renovated Elgar Room, offering a mix of up-and coming artists such as sensational crooner Alex Stewart and more established musicians such as Gill Manly (think Sarah Vaughan meets Nina Simone). Nice. Tel: 020 7589 8212, royalalberthall.com



Who doesn't enjoy a glimpse into others' lives? That's just what photography exhibition You, Me and Everybody Else is offering from Friday at theprintspace. Featuring portraits by six photographers (including The New Review's Annie Collinge, Linda Brownlee and Jo Metson-Scott), subjects range from an east London family (whom Brownlee met across the garden fence – the daughter is pictured above) to boys in Calcutta who make their living by giving tourists horse rides. Until 26 May, theprintspace.co.uk



Is it a book? A recording? Art? William Furlong's Speaking of Art is all three! Brit artist Furlong began "publishing" Audio Arts, an audio magazine of sound art and artist interviews, in 1973, including interrogations of Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein... Now Phaidon has transcribed the best of these interviews for its typically handsome book (£24.95). Check out phaidon.com later this month for audio excerpts of chats.

Mike Higgins


There hasn't been an "It-cut" for some time, the hipsters' 'do of choice latterly having been a somewhat inaccessible undercut, mohawk or mullet, but The Freja – so named after model du jour Freja Beha Erichsen – is the antidote to all that. "It's an evolution of the shoulder-length bob," says Andrew John, hairstylist at Percy & Reed. "A dishevelled, broken-up cut with a loose structure, it has a blunt feel achieved by razor-cutting with a short fringe and a dense, thatch-like quality." Which essentially means choppy, grungey layers that are super-easy to maintain. percyandreed.com

Harriet Walker


Bill Clinton called the Hay Literature Festival a "Woodstock for the mind". Now it becomes a Woodstock for the ears, as a music festival is launched to run alongside the 23-year-old books event from 27 May to 6 June. Beth Orton, Laura Marling and the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, among others, will perform in gusty tents, while a new "nightclub" will combine music with words. hayfestival.com

Katy Guest