Agenda: Ping Pong; Tatty Devine; Bright Light Bright Light; 'Book of Mormon'; 'Road to Valour'; Wahaca Southbank Experiment
Sunday 01 July 2012
Fashion: Let the fun and Games begin...
It might not be the first event that springs to mind when you think of the Olympics, but the ping-pong tournament promises to be mesmerisingly great this summer. Get in the spirit of things with the British documentary Ping Pong, released this weekend and featuring octogenarian players and aficionados of the sport. Why not spruce up your suit while you're at it, with a pair of Tatty Devine's cufflinks, each shaped like a cutesy whiff-whaff racket? £30, tattydevine.com; pingpongfilm.co.uk
Face to watch: Bright Light Bright Light
Radiant, indeed, is this Welsh singer-songwriter, whose swooningly euphoric electro-pop is worthy of every Pet Shop Boys comparison coming his way. Check out debut album Make Me Believe in Hope, available on Blue Team/Aztec
Lexpionage: Jukepox, n.
A creative virus, resulting from a lack of originality and infecting both the music and theatrical industries, which causes band back-catalogues to be repurposed as nonsensical stage narratives
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Jonathan Ross, Jessie J, Paul Daniels, Judd Apatow
1. Andy Scott Lee!! Perfect.
2. I am starting to hold on to newspapers, thinking I will get around to reading them. Hoarding has begun. But I will read them. When I can.
3. Do ants have hearts tongues or teeth? Lol
4. Good morning world. All together now... "I'm singing in the rain..." A cuppa then I am going to play in the mud
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Soho Stories
the national trust gets out of the tearoom and takes a walk on the wild side with this new guide to the debauched London district, introduced by comic Barry Cryer and featuring contributions from the likes of Molly Parkin, Felix Dennis and our own Janet Street-Porter. Free from iTunes store and Android Marketplace
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Theatre: 'Book of Mormon'
Praise be for the London transfer of this musical satire from South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Booking for the 2013 run begins officially on 1 September, but you can bag a preview from delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Books: 'Road to Valour'
As the Tour de France proper gets going today, here's a startling, sparkling chronicle of two-time winner Gino Bartali, who was also the Schindler of the cycling world during the Second World War. £20, W&N
Food: Wahaca Southbank Experiment
Thomasina Miers' Mexican chain is spicing things up with the launch of this riverside pop-up, housed in shipping crates and with new dishes inspired by the LA street food scene. wahaca.co.uk
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. JONATHAN ROSS; 2. JUDD APATOW; 3. JESSIE J; 4. PAUL DANIELS.
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