Metromania: Rubber and plastic
Thursday 20 October 1994
So why not slip into something more uncomfortable and make your way - chains permitting - to the Hammersmith Palais, London, on Monday 31 October? Graig Morrison is doing the fashion, Barbie and Reg, like, spin the platters, man, and the tickets are pounds 12. Ring 081-968 9692 for details . . . Barbie - ain't she a doll? - is 35 come 30 October. A favourite with those of us who like our sex goddesses totally plastic rather than in bits and pieces - are you listening, Pamela Anderson? - the icon of the under-10's doesn't look a day over 34 and has survived a relationship with a man with no visible genitalia to bring to you a perfectly fabulous range of birthday goodies.
Cake tins, soap, heart-shaped foam bath, 100 per cent cotton sleepovers and a Nostaglia Barbie complete with (wait for it) a zebra print swimsuit - I want it all and I want it now.
Green Screen, the International Environmental Film Festival, kicks off on 2 November for five days with 50 films from 30 countries and the British premiere of Earth and the American Dream starring Bette Midler, Jack Nicholson and Jacques Cousteau. Jacques plays the love interest . . . To book, contact the Green Screen box office, 45 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JH.
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 2 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 3 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
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Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew