What To Do, See & Buy: Roots Manuva; Kevin Lyons; Mark Hix; Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene; Martina Evans
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 21 January 2012
Back to Roots
Having swapped Stockwell for Sheffield, Roots Manuva's blink-and-you'll-miss-it UK tour kicks off at The Arches in Glasgow on Thursday (ends 4 February). The veteran British rapper keeps it fresh with dancehall/reggae influences in his fifth studio album, 4everevolution. Rootsmanuva.co.uk
New York-based artist Kevin Lyons has remastered the classic Vipp pedal bin with a series of limited pieces featuring his delightful little blue monsters, for French design boutique Colette. Pimp your kitchen. Available online from vipp.com
Going for gold
Peckham's Hannah Barry Gallery is fast emerging as the coolest in town. It opens a new show, Index, by Welsh/German duo Awst & Walther, next week. Expect themes of power, ritual and identity explored with painting, sculpture and film. From 28 January; hannahbarry.com
SW1, here he comes
Our very own foodie Mark Hix adds to his eponymous empire with a second Mark's Bar – replete with a cigar garden and artwork by YBA Mat Collishaw – and Hix Belgravia, a new restaurant with a menu inspired by his global travels. Both to launch at London's swanky Thompson Belgraves hotel, opening 1 February. Thompsonhotels.com
Premiered at Sundance this time last year, Sean Durkin's seriously creepy thriller, Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, starring Elizabeth Olsen, the far-more-talented younger sister of the Olsen twins, as a young woman who's escaped a cult, will finally be released in the UK on 3 February
Poets in motion
Martina Evans won last year's Ciampi International Poetry Prize for her brilliant collection Facing the Public. She reads new work, Oh Bart at London's Marchmont Centre, with award-winning author, Michelle Roberts, from 6.30pm next Thursday – or buy a copy online. Rackpress.blogspot.com/ martinaevans.com
Film Leonardo DiCaprio hunts Tom Hardy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Stuart Baggs dies: Apprentice star 'The Brand' found dead aged 27
- 2 As the world mourned the death of Cecil the lion, five endangered elephants were killed in Kenya
- 3 Amazon Prime - how to cancel: after Top Gear hiring, instructions on how to leave premium service
- 4 What is halal meat and why is it controversial?
- 5 Living in Spain and commuting to London 'cheaper than actually working in London'
Black Mass full trailer: Watch an unrecognisable Johnny Depp play notorious US gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger
Frank Ocean, where's that new album at?
Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
Benedict Cumberbatch has 1,480 lines in Hamlet - so what's the secret to actors' memory skills?
Jon Snow: Kit Harington spotted in Belfast where Game of Thrones season 6 is filming
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'