What To Do, See & Buy: Searching for Sugar Man; The Best of R Crumb; Peyton & Byrne's café; Global Feast

 

Out of Africa

Searching for Sugar Man – Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul's glorious documentary following two South Africans on the search for Seventies one-hit-wonder Rodriguez – is touching, beautiful and as gripping as any fairy tale. It also offers an extraordinary insight into the workings of apartheid. Out in the UK on 27 July

Buckle up

There is nothing quite like a proper satchel for transporting your worldy goods, and British heritage brand Tusting's briefcase-style, orange-weave Quinton model ticks all the boxes. Hand-tanned leather, plenty of pockets for all your bits, detachable shoulder strap and red lining. Hell yes. £285, tusting.co.uk

His dark materials

The Best of R Crumb, Volumes 7-12 is just that, showcasing the genius comic book illustrator's finest work from 1982-2011. For the dedicated Crumb-ites among you… Edition limited to 1,000 signed copies, £650, taschen.com

Make a house a home

Made.com is full of heavily-discounted furnishings to make your home look pretty, like their fab new Doble chairs from John Stefanidis, whose elegant proportions are inspired by chic hotel style. In various colours, including poppy red and graphite. £149 each, made.com

The art of cake

A sponge cake in the shape of a heart? Yes, please. For £10, a cream and whole strawberry-filled treat is yours, along with as much tea as two people can drink, at Peyton & Byrne's café at London's Royal Academy, 3pm to 5pm every day. The perfect thing for a super-sweet first date – or a post- Summer Exhibition pick-me-up. Peytonandbyrne.co.uk

Global grub

If the Olympics isn't your cuppa, perhaps Global Feast can fill the gap. For 20 nights, the Old Town Hall in Stratford promises to take diners on a culinary world tour. Each evening, 80 guests will chow down on the finest foreign fare – 'curated' by the likes of Ms Marmite Lover – inside a giant, wraparound model of Planet Earth. Eat your heart out, Opening Ceremony. From 25 July, globalfeast2012.com

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