What To Do, See & Buy: Hugh Masekela; Bertinet bakery; Jean Dubuffet; Claire-Anne O'Brien; Alison Dunlop; John Pawson
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
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
Just dough it
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. £29.95, phaidon.com
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Germanwings Q&A: Why would the cockpit door have been locked and would there have been no way to get in?
- 2 Andreas Lubitz: Who is Germanwings co-pilot who 'locked out captain and crashed flight 9525'?
- 3 JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
- 4 Germanwings crash: Descent may have been 'deliberate, suicidal choice' by pilot, claims experts
- 5 Woman held in psychiatric ward after (correctly) saying Obama follows her on Twitter
Jeremy Clarkson to host BBC's Have I Got News For You despite Top Gear exit
Jeremy Clarkson says it 'isn't hard' to create another Top Gear
Mark Gatiss on playing 'prince of darkness' Peter Mandelson in Channel 4's Coalition
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Zayn Malik quits 1D: One Direction fans compare Perrie Edwards to Yoko Ono
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Council tenant wins right not to be sent to Milton Keynes