Agenda: Bao Bao Wan; John Michael McDonagh; Save Wilton's; One Band One Movie; The Sitcom Mission
Sunday 05 June 2011
Fashion: A word in your shell, like
With Chinese designers such as Vivienne Tam and Alexander Wang making their mark on Western shoppers in recent seasons, the latest addition to fashion's cultural revolution is jewellery designer Bao Bao Wan, who is set to cause a stir when her range launches at Matches this month. Wan is the granddaughter of pre-eminent Communist official Wan Li and a stalwart on the Beijing fashion scene. Vogue China's editor-in-chief loves her, and the It-girls over here are smitten too. From £630, at matchesfashion.com
Face to watch: John Michael McDonagh
The writer/director brother of playwright Martin McDonagh shares his flair for black comedy, to judge by his feature debut The Guard. A buddy-cop thriller, it opens next week's Edinburgh Film Festival following strong early reviews
Lexpionage: Indeblattergable, adj.
Relentlessly determined and energetic in resisting mystifying attacks on the competence/rectitude of oneself and one's colleagues; never willing to accept fault or the bleedin' obvious
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Rob Brydon, Sarah Ferguson, Imogen Thomas, Alec Baldwin
1 Oh dear....!
2 My first tweet. Maybe I needed a glass of wine beforehand. I feel....so shy.
3 Keep strong Cheryl Cole, you give joy to many
4 Thank you, the consensus is that there were no poles...
Answers at the bottom of the page
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Theatre: Save Wilton's
Beguiling Victorian variety house Wilton's Music Hall may be forced to close after having its application for a renovation grant rejected. Help the rescue operation by donating money at justgiving.com/wiltons
Music: One Band One Movie
Watch and listen for this new east London season in which musicians follow a gig with a screening of a favourite film. First up, on Thursday, it's US folkie Sam Amidon and Chaplin classic Monsieur Verdoux. wegottickets.com
Comedy: The Sitcom Mission
The X Factor for sitcoms is back, with a twist. For this year, in addition to the main event, there's sketch and character comedy, improv and Edinburgh previews. Mondays from tomorrow, comedy.co.uk/ sitcom_mission
App watch #21: Glastonbury
Should you be one of the envied ticket-holders, this Orange-produced and gratifyingly battery-efficient virtual guide will help you navigate the Fields of Avalon with its programmable planner, interactive map and live news feed. That's assuming you can avoid all smartphone/portable-loo accidents, of course. Free from major app stores
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. IMOGEN THOMAS; 2. ALEC BALDWIN; 3. SARAH FERGUSON; 4. ROB BRYDON.
Life & Style blogs
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A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship
Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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