Agenda: Police “Look Beyond"; Tom Rosenthal; Digipill; Sundance London
People, Places, Notes, Observations
Sunday 24 March 2013
You lookin’ fly, boy
Many happy returns for Police eyewear, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the release of a special “Look Beyond” photobook and the limited-edition gold-plated sunglasses, based on the signature Aviator style and featuring fine leather detailing and the winged Police logo, below. They’re on sale at Harvey Nichols from April, priced £240, with part of the proceeds going to charity Doctors Without Borders. policelookbeyond.com
Face to watch: Tom Rosenthal
The son of sports commentator Jim is, at the end of the day, knocking it out of the park with his career in comedy. His latest project, ITV2’s upcoming sitcom Plebs, sees him play a hapless young lad making his way in Ancient Rome
LEXPIONAGE: Barlowney, n
Foolish talk or complete nonsense as spouted by soap actors unwisely deciding that they are more than the sum of their part(s) and that their “opinions” on serious national matters are thus inherently valuable
Match the tweet to the star
1 | You’re joking? The pope? Oh my God..
2 | After careful consideration based on many tweet responses. Beetroot is a bit of a trouble maker. I suggest a wide berth when possible
3 | Leggo my ego
4 | Isn’t life nuts!!!!! Sometimes you wake up and your standing somewhere you wasn’t standing before.. Mad
Lee Ryan, Ellen Page, Charlie Brooker, Johnny Vegas
App watch: Digipill
The app market gets cross-eyed with this new self-hypnosis tool, which apparently “uses psychoacoustics to unlock your subconscious and change your perception”. Which, in translation, means you can choose from various trance-inducing audio clips purporting to help you with stress, slimming et al. Free from iTunes store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about…
FILM: SUNDANCE LONDON
The line-up’s been announced for this offshoot of the US festival, and it’s a winner, with highlights including music doc Muscle Shoals and Steve Coogan’s The Look of Love. 25-28 April, sundance-london.com
TV: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
Following a Q&A with creator Mitch Hurwitz at the SXSW festival, anticipation is hitting top gear for the imminent return of the cult family sitcom via a 14-episode series on Netflix
FOOD: BOUCHON FOURCHETTE
East London’s restaurant scene is all the better for this Hackney bistro, run by Alain Ducasse acolyte Jeremy Huguet and doing French classics with élan. 171 Mare Street, London E8, tel: 020 8986 2702
Match the tweets: 1. Charlie Brooker; 2. Johnny Vegas; 3. Ellen Page 4. Lee Ryan
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