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Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.
Saturday 18 February 2012
Just dough it
South African brass legend Hugh Masekela brings his oeuvre of glorious, politically-charged jazz – along with his trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn and trombone – to the Barbican Hall on 12 March, part of a week-long series of lively Commonwealth-themed gigs. Tickets from £10, barbican.org.uk
A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. But who cares when it tastes as good as the doughy stuff served up at Bath's new Bertinet bakery? Don't miss their signature sourdough loaf. Or the brioche. Better still, take a seat in the café upstairs and work your way through the lot. Bertinetkitchen.com
Famed for coining the phrase 'art brut', Jean Dubuffet was the original self-proclaimed Outsider artist. Take a peak at his rarely-glimpsed later works at London's Waddington Custot Gallery, from 7 March.
Suddenly, we're aching to rest our posteriors on one of these perky perches from Irish knitwear/furniture designer Claire-Anne O'Brien. They come in various shades and stitches. If that weren't enough, she also does chenille chairs. What's not to love? From £495, claireanneobrien.com
We've got designs on bag-maker Alison Dunlop's snazzy new wares. Inspired by the rigorous geometry of artist Frank Stella, all her pieces are hand-stitched from vegetable-tanned leather, which she etches and laser-cuts with fabulous bold patterns. From £98, order via alisondunlop.co.uk
A suitably sleek new coffee-table book, John Pawson: A Visual Inventory, presents hundreds of snaps of everyday things, from pavements to trees, that have informed the work of the brilliant minimalist architect, whose CV includes a Czech monastery and the new Design Museum.
TV reviewBroadcasting House was preparing for a visit from Prince Charles spoiler alert
Glastonbury Michael Eavis reveals final headline act 'most likely' British pair
Film Ewan McGregor joins star-studded Beauty and the Beast cast as Lumiere
TVThe Island with Bear Grylls under fire after male contestants kill and eat rare crocodile
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 4 Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
- 5 'Isis' schoolgirls: Missing British teenager tweets picture of her Syrian takeaway
Poldark, series 1 finale, review: How a costume drama became a Sunday night swoon-fest
Al Pacino admits he was nearly fired from The Godfather and it's still his most 'difficult role'
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik tops Sunday Times Rich List
Game of Thrones season 5 episode 3, review: Sansa and manhood-lopping torturer Ramsay Bolton - really?
The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove