On the agenda: We're gonna live forever – well, for one night we are, anyway. 'Fame' is back, everyone!

Film

Friday sees the release of another movie reboot, the classic teen musical Fame (right) which, like the original, is filled with a clutch of relative unknowns hoping to make it big in the business called show. Unlike the original, though, the director is a relative unknown, too: 25-year-old former choreographer Kevin Tancharoen, who is making his big-screen debut (having previously directed music videos for Britney Spears and Pussycat Dolls). But it's his next project that has us most intrigued. Helming sci-fi flick Arcana (think Blade Runner meets 300) might seem an odd direction to take – until you consider the scores of balletic fight scenes planned. Watch this space. Adam Jacques

Campaign

While the calendar seems full of extraneous "event" days, such as Chip Week, one worth reflecting on is tomorrow's Peace Day. Established by actor-turned-filmmaker Jeremy Gilley (above right, with Jude Law), this day of non-violence has not only gained official UN recognition, it's also been taken to heart by warring factions; the past two years have seen a one-day cease-fire observed in Afghanistan between the Taliban and Nato, allowing much-needed aid to get through. www.peaceoneday.org AJ

Design

It's the London Design Festival this week, and while we'll be heading to the 100% Design exhibition to check out the latest interiors trends (from Thursday, www.100percent design.co.uk), we're also excited at some of the tours on offer. Sir Terence Conran, Tom Dixon and Nigel Coates will be giving guided tours around their favourite V&A galleries – or, if you fancy a cardio work-out, you can book a two-hour Brompton Bike Tour, peddling round the installations of London's design districts with some of the capital's leading architects. Tickets for the designers' tours available from the Sackler Centre at the V&A (www.vam.ac.uk) daily from 11am. For the bike tour, call: 020 7396 6000. www.londondesignfestival.com AJ

Fashion

London Fashion Week continues apace, with familiar faces returning to London to show in the new venue at Somerset House – this afternoon Antonio Berardi hits the capital's catwalk, while Pringle is set to show tomorrow night, followed by Jonathan Saunders and Burberry on Tuesday. Get a slice of the action yourself and hit the Fashion Weekend shopping event from Thursday to Sunday for bargains from brands including Peter Jensen, Matthew Williamson and Azzedine Alaia. Entrance by ticket only; book online at www. londonfashion weekend.co.uk Harriet Walker

Books

If you've ever harboured ideas of a career in fashion, or know a girl who does, Threads, a new novel by Sophia Bennett, is a must-read. Charming and perceptive, it captures the excitement and agonies of modelling, designing and celebrity with a thoughtful sub-plot. Aimed at teenagers and young adults, it's a page-turning romp that grown-up fashionistas will revel in (once past the saccharine cover). One fashion-industry insider said the London Fashion Week scenes were frighteningly accurate. 'Threads' is published by Chicken House at £6.99

Food & Drink

For the next six weeks Selfridges in London is playing host to pop-up ice-cream installation The Icecreamists. While we were slightly bemused over the artisan brand's hyperbolic claims of being "the biggest revolution in ice-cream since it was first invented", we were drawn to some of its more illicit frozen treats, including a berry sorbet with fortified wine, champagne ice lollies and our favourite, The Sex Pistol (left), an absinthe-infused "cryogenic" cocktail that claims to have an effect similar to Viagra. www.theicecreamists.com AJ

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