What To Do, See & Buy: Roots Manuva; Kevin Lyons; Mark Hix; Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene; Martina Evans


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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

Pedal power

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

Cult leader

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