What To Do, See & Buy: Mo Kolours; Stewart Lee; Once Upon a Time in Anatolia; Gay Life Stories; Danish furniture-maker Hay; Soho Food Feast
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 25 February 2012
Following his mesmerising debut last year, Mo Kolours returns with EP2: Banana Wine, a swoonsome blend of dub, soul, percussion and vocals, dreamt up by British-Mauritian one-man symphony Joe Deenmamode. Visit mokolours.bandcamp.com from 19 March to download a copy
On a roll
It went so well last year, the comedian Stewart Lee thought he'd tour his show, Carpet Remnant World, all over again. Catch him skewering our post-recessionary malaise in front of some rolled-up carpets, tonight and right through to July. Nationwide; see stewartlee.co.uk
Turkish thriller Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – Nuri Bilge Ceylan's true tale of a murder investigation on the Anatolian steppes – is the current darling of the film festival circuit and co-won the coveted Grand Prix at Cannes. Don't miss its UK cinema release on 16 March.
From the Chinese Emperor Ai to the 19th century's unapologetically homoerotic photographer Wilhelm von Gloeden (pictured above right, in Self-Portrait as Christ), Gay Life Stories is a colourful compendium of same-sex love through the ages. £19.95, Thames & Hudson, March
Bring a splash of colour to your dining room with bright new chairs from Danish furniture-maker Hay. Choose from red, black, grey, white and natural pine – or if you're feeling particularly bold, why not mix and match? From £207, thelollipopshoppe.co.uk
London's finest chefs (our own Mark Hix included) are perfecting their menus for the second Soho Food Feast, launched by Margot Henderson. Expect outdoor cook-offs from the likes of St John Hotel and Polpo, all in aid of charity; to avoid going hungry, book now. 26 May, sohofoodfeast.co.uk
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